I feel like breakfast is the toughest meal of the day, especially if I don’t plan ahead. Not only are the kids awake and immediately hungry, but we usually have more going on in the morning with school, jujutsu, or other activities, so things are more rushed as well.
Breakfast Egg Muffins Recipe:
One of my favorite make-ahead breakfasts is this simple breakfast egg muffins recipe (not a thing like Egg McMuffins!). These are portable and packed with protein.
I make a batch of 24 or even 36 ahead so I have enough for several days and can warm them up in the oven for a few minutes while I hop in the shower in the morning. In fact, these are so easy that often my 8-year old can warm them up while I pack the car or get ready for school.
I usually add onions and cheese to these because that is our family favorite, but you could also add peppers, spinach, or other vegetables and omit the cheese if you are dairy free.
I’ve also made these by pressing pastured organic sausage into muffin cups and baking for a few minutes before adding the eggs, making a scrambled scotch eggs of sort.
If you have the time and desire, these are excellent topped with a dash of raw sour cream or some hot sauce, but they are excellent on their own as well … however you make these, give them a try! Your morning schedule will thank you!
Breakfast Egg Muffins Recipe
- 12 pieces of nitrate free bacon
- ½ medium onion finely chopped
- ½ bell pepper finely chopped
- 10 eggs
- 2 TBSP milk or cream optional
- ¼ cup cheese optional
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Line each cup of the muffin tin with a piece of bacon.
- Put the chopped onion and bell pepper in the bottom of the muffin cups.
- Beat eggs in a medium sized bowl and stir in the cream if using.
- Pour the egg mixture into the cups over the onion and bell pepper.
- Bake about 30 minutes until eggs are set.
- Top with cheese if desired.
What is your favorite go-to breakfast recipe?
Discussion (45 Comments)
I make this every week and have tried various ways to coat the muffin pan so that the egg doesn’t stick. I have used oils, butter, etc and nothing works. I have to scrape out the egg muffin every time! It’s probably my muffin pan. So, Wellness Mama – what kind of pan do you use for these?? Help!
I use a silicone muffin pan and they slide out every time without putting any sort of coating on the muffin pan.
Get those silicone muffin cups! I just put them in my muffin tin. Clean up is easy because you can flip them inside out and scrub, or put them in the dishwasher. I also use them to make homemade lotion. Everything pops right out every time!
What about the bpa in silicone pans?
Can these be frozen?
I am making a hatch of these right now. I used onions, bacon, tomatoes and cheese…I don’t think I can wait til morning to eat one!
Yummy! I made some very similar a few weeks ago. I used shredded carrots and chopped green onions! Soooo gooood!
That’s a good idea using carrots. Now that I’m pregnant onions are too strong for my taste buds. I’ll have to try it with leeks instead.
do you think this would work as well with turkey bacon, which doesn’t seem to be as pliable or greasy as pork bacon??
I haven’t tried it, but I’d think you’d need to oil the muffin tins first to keep it from sticking. Let me know how it turns out if you try it!
Thank you for the recipe. Made this this morning and it was de-lish! I just found your site and I’m enjoying it. What is the “meals” tab at the top? When I click the button, it directs me to log in, and I couldn’t find any explanation of what it was or why I needed to log in.
It’s actually a subscription service for nutrition clients, but I’m planning to open it up to the blog soon… I”ll keep you posted!
We had these this morning, my child asked me to make them everyday from now on…doesn’t even eat eggs!!! Yummy! Thanks, loving your site!!
My family was so impressed by these, especially my husband. He was in heaven!
mmm… I’ll have to make these once I get some more bacon – actually that’ll be tonight! These will be great – now maybe I’ll actually get to eat breakfast in the mornings!
Ah this looks like such a wonderful idea! I miss the portability of a biscuit and sometimes I just make egg and sausage biscuits for breakfast. I’ll bet I wouldn’t even miss the biscuit with these! Great idea! 🙂