Healthy egg muffins

These Healthy Egg Muffins come together quickly and are a great make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings. You are going to thank yourself as you’re running out the door with something healthy to put in your belly before you start your day.

Healthy egg muffins

Breakfast egg muffins are baked egg cups (or mini frittatas, if you prefer a slightly fancier name) that are loaded with any variety of fresh vegetable, meat, and/or cheesy additions you please. You can enjoy them on their own or pair them with some form of carbohydrate like some fruit, which is what I typically recommend.

There are a few things that I love about egg muffins:

  1. Customizable – You can customize them to contain any veggies, meat, and cheese that you like! Sometimes I take a look at what vegetables I have left in my refrigerator and that’s what determines what goes in the egg muffins. Other times is what I’m craving.
  2. Meal Prep Friendly -They are great for meal prep. I can’t tell you how many of my clients use the excuse “I don’t have time to make breakfast in the morning” so their breakfast is just coffee. There should be no excuses with this healthy egg muffins. They literally take 30 seconds to heat up in the microwave. Add a piece of fruit with it and you have a balanced breakfast in no time.
  3. Kid Friendly – Not only will kids have a blast helping you make them, but they will also love to eat them!

Add-ins (are ENDLESS)

Vegetables

  • sliced cherry tomatoes
  • mushrooms
  • spinach
  • bell peppers
  • Chopped Onion
  • Chopped Broccoli

Meats

  • Sliced ham
  • Cooked Sausage
  • Chopped Bacon

Cheese

  • Mozzarella
  • Gouda
  • Feta
  • Gorgonzola
  • Cheddar
  • Parmesan

How to Make Healthy Egg Muffins

  1. Preheat Oven – Before you start doing anything preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Chop – Start by chopping the veggies and meat. Make sure there are no big chunks as the eggs would not hold them together well.
  3. Coat the Liners DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP! Make sure to coat the muffins tins or muffins liners with nonstick cooking spray prior to adding any ingredients to the muffin tins.
  4. Add the goods – Divide the chopped veggies, meat and cheese into 12 greased muffin tins or silicone muffin liners.
  5. Whisk – In a large bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them. Season the eggs with milk, salt and pepper. You can also whisk the eggs in a 2 or 4-cup measuring cup with a spout, this makes it easier to pour the mixture into the muffin tins.
  6. Pour – Pour the egg mixture into the muffin tins over the veggies, meat and cheese. The muffins tins should be almost just full after pouring the entire egg mixture into the muffin tins.
  7. Bake – Place the egg muffins in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Enjoy! – Carefully remove the egg muffins from the oven. Let them cool for at least five minutes. Remove the egg muffins from the liners and enjoy!

Tips to Prevent the Egg Muffins from Sticking

Pay attention to these tips. I’ve ruined quite a few muffins tin pans because I didn’t use enough cooking spray. I now use silicone muffin tin liners and they are amazing. the egg muffins slide right out with losing half of the egg muffins and clean up so nicely. I highly recommend investing in some silicone muffin tin liners.

  1. Nonstick Spray – GENEROUSLY coat the muffin pan with nonstick spray. The egg muffins will stick to the muffin tins, so you have to put a thick layer of nonstick spray between the eggs and the muffin pan itself.
  2. Silicone Pan – Try using a silicone muffin pan and nonstick spray for double the nonstick power.
  3. Muffin Liners – Paper or foil muffin liners are not the best option, they are difficult to remove from the egg muffins. But if you choose to use them I recommend you spray them with nonstick spray. I prefer to use silicone muffin liners, they release the egg muffins easily and clean up quickly.
egg muffins

How to Store and Reheat Healthy Egg Muffins

Refrigerator – Make sure the egg muffins are completely cooled before storing. Place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. (You can store all of the muffins together in a single larger container or portion them into individual containers to take with you on the go. Plastic wrap and even plastic baggies work well for portability too.)

Freezer -Make sure the egg muffins are completely cooled before storing. Then individually wrap them in plastic wrap. Place them in a zip lock bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator or reheat directly from frozen.

Reheat – Microwave frozen muffins uncovered for 1-2 minutes, or until hot. Microwave refrigerated muffins for 25-30 seconds.

egg muffins
Healthy egg muffins

Healthy Egg Muffins

These Healthy Egg Muffins come together quickly and are a great make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings. You are going to thank yourself as you're running out the door with something healthy to put in your belly before you start your day.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 75 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • cooking spray

Optional add-ins

  • 4 oz. mushrooms raw, chopped
  • 1 cup spinach fresh, chopped
  • ¾ cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Start by chopping the veggies and meat. Make sure there are no big chunks as the eggs would not hold them together well.
  • Make sure to coat the muffins tins or muffins liners with nonstick cooking spray prior to adding any ingredients to the muffin tins.
  • Divide the chopped veggies, meat and cheese into 12 greased muffin tins or silicone muffin liners.
  • In a large bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them. Season the eggs with milk, salt and pepper. You can also whisk the eggs in a 4 cup measuring cup with a spout, this makes it easier to pour the mixture into the muffin tins.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the muffin tins over the veggies, meat and cheese. The muffins tins should be almost just full after pouring the entire egg mixture into the muffin tins.
  • Place the egg muffins in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the egg muffins from the oven. Let them cool for at least five minutes. Remove the egg muffins from the liners and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Egg MuffinCalories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 74mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 507IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating