If it’s wholesome grab-and-go morning gas you’re after, strive these straightforward breakfast egg muffins. As scrumptious as a frittata however in hand-held type, these protein-packed breakfast bites are naturally gluten free and low-carb. The perfect half is you may make a batch at first of the week, and reheat as wanted.
Do you meal prep? I attempt to after I can, however life often will get in the way in which. When I’ve time (and my act collectively!), I often bake a batch of hen meatballs, breakfast cookies, and in the present day’s egg muffins. That approach we have now a lunch possibility, plus a pair wholesome breakfast/snack choices available.
Right this moment’s egg muffins maintain rather well, and identical to whenever you make a breakfast casserole or frittata, you possibly can customise the flavour by selecting completely different add-ins. Make the spinach and pepper model within the recipe card under, strive the ham and cheese model detailed within the recipe Notes, or combine issues as much as uncover your personal favourite model!
You’ll Love These Egg Muffins As a result of:
Fast & straightforward meal prep recipe that makes for faster and simpler breakfasts all week
Protein-packed, wholesome, gluten-free, and low-carb breakfast or snack
Excellent for busy mornings
Simpler than quiche and mini quiche… no messing with pie crust!
Baked in an ordinary 12-count muffin pan (no fancy kitchen instruments required)
These mighty muffins get your greens in very first thing, a robust begin to the day!
Find out how to Make the Finest Egg Muffins (Belief Me, I Examined!)
8 Massive Eggs: The inspiration of those mini frittatas/muffins.
1/3 Cup Milk: Entire milk makes for the very best texture, nevertheless it’s a small quantity, so it’s not a giant deal to make use of low-fat or nondairy milk as a substitute. You too can use half-and-half for a creamier texture. In check batches with out milk, the muffins tasted dry.
Seasonings: Salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder are the flavour enhancers!
Add-Ins: I included bell peppers, tomatoes, and spinach within the recipe under, however you possibly can select no matter greens you want. I even have a ham and cheese model detailed within the recipe Notes.
Cheese: Use no matter kind of cheese you take pleasure in greatest with eggs. My favourite is crumbled feta, adopted carefully by shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
Begin by whisking the eggs, milk, and seasonings collectively in a bowl. I like to make use of a mixing bowl with a pour spout. No matter greens/cooked meats you’re utilizing as add-ins, chop them up fairly finely.
Be sure you spray the muffin pan rather well with nonstick spray. In an early spherical of testing, I brushed the muffin cups with olive oil, and the egg muffins caught to the pan… what a nightmare to wash!
Divide the add-ins among the many 12 muffin cups. It finally ends up being about 2–3 Tablespoons of add-ins in every. Sprinkle the cheese over every one. Then pour the egg combination on high.
See under: spinach, pepper, tomato, + feta model on the left and ham + cheddar model on the proper.
The egg muffins take about 20 minutes to bake. Count on them to stand up actually tall whereas they bake, like a soufflé, and look sort of uneven and wonky. Embrace the wonkiness; I promise it’s okay. 😉 The egg muffins deflate as they cool.
Egg Muffin Flavors
Spinach, Tomato, Pepper, Feta: Within the recipe card under.
Ham & Cheddar Egg Muffins: Substitute the bell peppers, tomatoes, and spinach with 1 and 1/2 cups (225g or 6 oz.) of cooked ham (small-diced) and a couple of Tablespoons chopped contemporary parsley or chives. Substitute the feta cheese with shredded sharp cheddar cheese. All directions stay the identical.
Different Add-ins and Cheeses: Use about 1 and 1/2 cups (round 225g) add-ins + 3/4 cup cheese complete. The model included within the recipe card makes use of about 2 cups, however I don’t actually matter spinach as a result of it hardly takes up any room! Favourite add-ins embody cooked meats (or plant-based options) like chopped/crumbled sausage, bacon, or hen. Or strive mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, cooked corn, cooked potato, and/or cooked broccoli. You possibly can combine any of those collectively to complete round 1 and 1/2 cups. Favourite cheeses embody white cheddar, pepper jack, smoked gouda, and crumbled goat cheese.
Refrigerating: As soon as the egg muffins are utterly cool, switch them to a meals storage container(s), cowl tightly, and refrigerate. Egg muffins could be saved within the fridge for as much as 5 days. These are the meals storage containers I’ve, that are microwave-, oven-, dishwasher-, AND freezer-safe.
Freezing: For longer storage, ensure your container is freezer-safe, and freeze the egg muffins for as much as 3 months. Thaw within the fridge in a single day, and observe the reheating directions under. Or skip thawing and microwave for 1–2 minutes, or till warmed by.
Microwave: Wrap or cowl egg muffins with a humid paper towel and microwave for 20–30 seconds, or till warmed by. (Don’t overheat, or they may style rubbery.)
Oven: Bake, coated, in a 350°F (177°C) oven for five–10 minutes, or till warmed by.
Air Fryer: Air fry at 375°F (191°C) for 3–4 minutes, or till warmed all through.
What to Serve With Egg Muffins
These breakfast bites are egg-cellent on their very own, or alongside contemporary fruit or a smoothie. I additionally love them served with salsa and avocado, or sprinkled with chopped parsley and chives, grated parmesan cheese, or a pinch of crimson pepper flakes.
In the event you’re planning to serve these egg muffins as a part of an even bigger meal like a brunch, they pair properly with ham and potato casserole, baked cream cheese French toast casserole, entire wheat waffles or entire wheat pancakes, and cinnamon rolls. (Properly, I could make a case for cinnamon rolls to go together with just about something.)
Why do my egg muffins style moist?
Like omelets and scrambled eggs, the muffins will clearly be moist and spongy. However they shouldn’t be soggy and overly moist. In the event you’re experiencing this, you might have added too many add-ins, or the muffins have been underbaked.
Can I make these in a mini muffin pan?
Sure, completely. For mini egg muffins, chop your greens/add-ins even finer and use a mini muffin pan. Use the identical oven temperature, however cut back the bake time to about 10 minutes.
Why do my egg muffins deflate?
That is utterly regular and anticipated. Cheesecake and chocolate soufflé, each egg-heavy objects, deflate when cooling, too. That’s as a result of whisked eggs have a number of air bubbles. They increase within the oven, after which when the temperature drops, the baked merchandise drops as effectively. That is additionally true for egg muffins.
Breakfast Egg Muffins (Frittata Muffins)
Cook dinner Time:20 minutes
Complete Time:35 minutes
If it’s wholesome grab-and-go morning gas you’re after, strive these straightforward breakfast egg muffins. Have enjoyable utilizing completely different add-ins and cheeses, and see recipe Notes for make-ahead, freezing, and reheating particulars.
Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Spray a 12-count muffin pan generously with nonstick spray. I don’t advocate utilizing muffin liners, however in case you’d wish to, spray them generously with nonstick spray.
In a medium bowl, ideally one with a pour spout, whisk collectively the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder simply till mixed. Strive to not over-mix, or an excessive amount of air can be included. You’ll have about 2 cups.
Spoon the chopped bell pepper, spinach, and/or different add-ins into every greased muffin cup—about 2 Tablespoons in every. Spoon 1 Tablespoon of cheese on high of every.
Pour the egg combination into every muffin cup, filling about 3/4 full (simply excessive of the add-ins and cheese).
Bake for 18–20 minutes or till puffy and golden brown across the edges. The muffins stand up tall whereas baking, and don’t be alarmed if they’re rising erratically—that’s okay.
Take away from the oven and funky within the pan for five minutes. The muffins deflate as they cool.
Take away the egg muffins from the pan, and both serve instantly, or cool utterly and retailer within the fridge or freezer (see Notes). Add non-compulsory garnishes when serving, if desired.
Make Forward Directions: You possibly can put together the egg combination (step 2), cowl, and refrigerate it for as much as 2 days earlier than utilizing. You too can assemble the egg muffins by step 4, loosely cowl and refrigerate in a single day, after which bake within the morning. Although I’ll say that you’ve greatest outcomes (texture and style) in case you put together the combination and bake the muffins immediately.
Storage & Reheating Directions: Cowl leftover egg muffins and retailer within the fridge for as much as 5 days. Microwave: Wrap or cowl egg muffins with a humid paper towel and microwave for 20–30 seconds, or till warmed by. (Don’t overheat, or they may style rubbery.) Oven: Bake, coated, in a 350°F (177°C) oven for five–10 minutes, or till warmed by. Air Fryer: Air fry at 375°F (191°C) for 3–4 minutes, or till warmed by.
Freezing Directions: Cool baked egg muffins utterly, switch to a freezer-safe container, and canopy tightly. Freeze for as much as 3 months. When able to eat, thaw within the fridge, and observe the reheating directions within the Be aware above. Or skip thawing and microwave for 1–2 minutes, or till warmed all through.
Egg Whites Solely? I don’t advocate utilizing solely egg whites as a result of you’ll lose a number of richness and taste that the yolks present. In the event you’d wish to strive it, I recommend utilizing 2 entire eggs and 6 egg whites.
Milk: Entire milk or half-and-half present the very best style and texture, however you possibly can substitute lower-fat or nondairy milk in a pinch. Utilizing heavy cream makes for a creamier texture.
Ham & Cheddar Egg Muffins: Substitute the bell peppers, tomatoes, and spinach with 1 and 1/2 cups (225g or 6 oz.) of finely cubed cooked ham and a couple of Tablespoons chopped parsley or chives (or you possibly can skip the parsley/chives if desired). Substitute the feta cheese with shredded sharp cheddar cheese. All directions stay the identical.
Different Add-ins and Cheeses: Use about 1 and 1/2 cups (round 225g) add-ins + 3/4 cup cheese complete. The model above makes use of about 2 cups, however I don’t actually matter spinach as a result of it hardly takes up any room! Favourite add-ins embody cooked meats (or plant-based options) like chopped/crumbled sausage, bacon, or hen. Or strive mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, cooked corn, cooked potato, and/or cooked broccoli. You possibly can combine any of those collectively to complete round 1 and 1/2 cups. Favourite cheeses embody white cheddar, pepper jack, smoked gouda, and crumbled goat cheese.
Mini Egg Muffins: For mini egg muffins, chop your greens/add-ins even finer and use a generously greased mini muffin pan. Use the identical oven temperature, however cut back the bake time to about 10 minutes.
Can I exploit this as a frittata or bake in a casserole dish? You actually can, however I’m not sure of the very best bake time. For greatest outcomes, I like to recommend attempting my frittata recipe.
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