Eggs in a muffin tin, an easy breakfast idea

There’s something about a Sunday morning breakfast that just begs for new or special recipes, which is why I tried out these eggs in a muffin tin last weekend.  By the time Sunday rolls around, I just can’t bare to look at another bowl of cereal or slice of toast and I’m in need of something different – if not only for my tastebuds, then for my sanity!

Eggs in a muffin tin, an easy breakfast idea

These were delicious AND fun, so I will definitely be making them again.  There are so many recipes that you can try in muffin tins, other than muffins and cupcakes, so this was my first adventure.  (Actually, I suppose that’s not 100% true, I made hard boiled eggs in a muffin tin awhile back, which was also very cool!).

chopped zucchini, onions, mushrooms and red pepper

I wouldn’t exactly say there’s a recipe for this.  I used fresh chopped onion, red pepper, zucchini, and mushrooms in these, but the sky’s the limit for what you could put in.  Bacon, green onion and cheese would be amazing!  Or spinach and parmesan cheese, maybe?

Eggs in a muffin tin, an easy breakfast idea

Beat together 6 eggs, and about 1/4 cup of milk and pour it into the muffin tin liners.  I also added a dash of nutmeg for some extra flavour.  If you want them to be bigger than what you see in my photos, either add more eggs, or don’t make the full dozen.  They did rise a little bit, but not very much.

Eggs in a muffin tin, an easy breakfast idea

I sprinkled all the fresh veggies on top of the eggs, rather than mixing them together so that they’d be evenly distributed.

Eggs in a muffin tin, an easy breakfast idea

Then I topped it with some fresh cheddar cheese.Eggs in a muffin tin, an easy breakfast idea

And baked it at 350F for about 35 to 40 minutes.

Eggs in a muffin tin, an easy breakfast idea

These were delicious!  Not exactly a new flavour or anything – it’s pretty much just a fancy way of making individual omlettes, but it was still fun to try, and they turned out wonderfully!

Eggs in a muffin tin, an easy breakfast idea

The eggs did stick to the cupcake liners a little bit, but not too badly.  It was way better to have it stick to the paper lining than to have to scrub it all out of the muffin tin!   The cleanup for these was a breeze!

Eggs in a muffin tin, an easy breakfast idea

Plus, it gives you the option to personalize breakfast for everyone in the family.  Get the kids to help, and they can choose exactly which veggies and/or cheese that they want in their meal.  Leah had a blast distributing all the veggies into all the cupcake liners!

I never did master the art of making omlettes (mostly the flipping part… it gets me every time!) so it was great that these were fool proof!

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  • DianaRambles

    I love these! I make up an egg casserole and cut it up to have on hand for breakfasts, but muffins would work well too!

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  • Kimberlee Gibson

    Great idea – my kids would like this. They learned to cook their own eggs this summer and they might want to give this a try.

  • Miz Helen

    Hi Debbie,

    I just love your Eggs In A Muffing Tin, it is a great idea for a crowd. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • An Artful Mom

    I really love this idea. Stopped by from the Made by You Monday blog hop. Love your great pictures.

  • kermiefrg

    This looks yummy and I’m wondering if my son might eat them if I tell him they’re cupcakes! :)

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  • Joanne T Ferguson

    G’day and big thanks for this suggestion, true!
    Love making eggs in muffin tins, and your photos look so wonderfully healthy too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  • Miz Helen

    Your recipe is featured this week on Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Miz Helen