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Vegan Pesto Egg

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Vegan Pesto Egg

I was not a fan of breakfast food until I became vegan. I would watch my siblings eat eggs for weekend breakfast and would have my mom make me some only to be disappointed in the taste. Trying them at restaurants I have experienced the same disappointing results.

Plant-based eggs have been more successful. First, it started with my eggy tofu recipe which is my family’s favorite for breakfast sandwiches. Then JUST Egg came on the plant-based food scene and I started creating recipes using their products.

Vegan pesto eggs are made from only five ingredients. They come together quickly with JUST Egg, store-bought pesto, chili flakes, salt, and pepper. If you have an extra five minutes I recommend making my easy basil pesto recipe. You just throw all of the ingredients into a food processor and blitz to perfection.

These plant-based eggs are great on their own or can be used in a breakfast sandwich. This recipe is great for breakfast meal prep. I even recommend making a double batch because these pesto eggs will disappear quickly!

Vegan Pesto Egg

This quick plant-based egg comes together quickly with only five ingredients.
Servings 6 people
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Equipment

  • muffin pan
  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle JUST egg divided
  • ½ cup basil pesto divided
  • ½ Tbsp red pepper flakes divided
  • salt and pepper to taste

Basil Pesto Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • handful spinach
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 ½ Tbsp walnuts
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
    Vegan Pesto Egg
  • In a food processor combine all pesto ingredients except for oil until roughly chopped
    pesto ingredients
  • Drizzle in oil slowly as the food runs until combined
  • Lightly grease or line a 12-count muffin pan
  • Shake bottle of JUST Egg and fill ⅓ of each section of the muffin pan
    Vegan Pesto Egg
  • Top each muffin pan section with ½ Tbsp of pesto
    Vegan Pesto Egg
  • Cover the pesto by dividing the remainder of the JUST Egg
    Vegan Pesto Egg
  • Add a pinch of red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to each pesto egg
    Vegan Pesto Egg
  • Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until the pesto egg is no longer liquid in the center and the edges are golden
    Vegan Pesto Egg
  • Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes
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  • Use a small, sharp knife to loosen eggs or pull out by muffin the cups to remove the eggs from pan and serve warm or at room temperature
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Notes

Store in the fridge for up to 2 days. You can substitute store-bought pesto if you don’t want to make your own.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, Easy Recipe, healthy, meal prep, Quick & Easy

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