Friday, December 23, 2011

Grab & Go Breakfast

Breakfast isn’t always the easiest meal of the day for me.  Most days, I’m waking up early to head to the gym before I go to work.  Not exactly ideal for being able to spend any amount of time cooking myself a nutritious little morning meal.  When I found this recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen, I knew I stumbled upon a winner.  This is the perfect breakfast solution to my morning mealtime woes.  I know it’s hard to believe, but I actually enjoy eating pretty dang healthy for breakfast and lunch…dinner meals are usually reserved for *cheating*.  This is one of those morning meals that’s high in protein and low in sugar & carbs.  An added bonus?!?!  They taste AMAZING!!!!!  If you’re looking for something healthy, hearty, and quick, this recipe will definitely be right up your alley!!  Grab it and GO!!!!
{serving size:  1 dozen}
6 eggs
Nature’s Seasoning, to taste
shredded cheese
green onions {HIGHLY recommend!!!!}
red/green bell pepper
Honestly, you could pretty much add anything you enjoy in your eggs…the possibilities are endless!!!

In my little egg muffins, I use eggs, green onion, yellow onion, cheese, Nature’s Seasoning, & red bell pepper. For this recipe, crack 6 eggs into a large bowl.  Add half an onion {chopped}, half a red pepper {chopped}, and about 3 green onions {chopped}.
Add the Nature’s Seasoning…to taste, of course.
And then toss in the cheese and whisk ingredients together until well blended.  Again, add as much or little cheese as you prefer.
Place cupcake liners into your muffin tin and coat with nonstick spray.  This is essential because the egg mixture can really stick to the liner!!  I found that out the hard way, dangit.  Fill each cup a little over halfway with the egg mixture.  This particular recipe makes about 12 muffins.
Bake at 375 for about 30-35 minutes or until muffins have risen and are golden brown and set.  Remove cups from pan and then immediately remove the liners {otherwise you’ll be peeling off little pieces of liner as you’re eating}.  Let muffins cool on a wire rack and then transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge.
I usually make these on a Sunday night and eat them off and on throughout the week {they last about a week in the fridge}.  I absolutely LOVE the texture of these little muffins…light and airy, but very muffin-like!  And they taste pretty dang good, too!  If you’re anything like me and you need something fast and easy…and full of protein…then you’ll definitely want to give these a whirl.  This is definitely my go-to weekday breakfast!!!  YUM!!


  1. Love this idea! It's kind of like an omelette in a muffin. You could even add bacon or sausage probably. Thanks for sharing =) Have a great Christmas

  2. This is a great idea and so versatile!

  3. Super cute! These look great - thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love making these and they are really good. I leave out the seasoning.
    I use the foil liners and spray them with Pam. They turn out great.

  6. I am obsessed with these!!!! I have tried many of your other recipes and they have all been delicious! I love your blog! Thanks and keep the recipes coming :)

  7. Just baked a batch of these for breakfasts this week. Looking forward to having a yummy easy treat to grab! Any recommendations for how to reheat them?

  8. I wonder if they would stick together well enough without cheese. Dairy free house...

  9. Mrs. Noot - I don't think cheese is what usually holds things together. I use eggs when I want a binder. =) So yes, the cheese would be optional.

  10. I love this idea! Just came across your blog from this posting on Pinterest. Cute blog, definitely will follow. Thanks for the great idea!

  11. Cara, I follow your teaching blog and this cooking blog and I can't thank you enough for all the fabulous things I've learned! I've made these "muffins" the last three Sundays for breakfast for the week. I tried the paper wrappers, but they still stuck really bad (even with spray). I tried spraying the pans really well without the papers, and I discovered my metal pan still stuck, but the muffins slid right out of my silicone muffin pan! I'll only be using that one from now on! :o) If you have one, try it!