1 Recipe, 5 On-the-Go Breakfasts
It’s no secret breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But a lot of “breakfast foods” just don’t cut it when you’re hunting for a healthy morning jumpstart. For a simple alternative that will sustain you until lunchtime, we’ve got one great idea—make-ahead Morning Egg Muffins! Get the basic recipe below, then stir up 5 variations with our mix-in ideas. In less than an hour, you’ll have an entire workweek’s worth of sunrise noms ready to enjoy.
1 RECIPE, 5 VARIATIONS
Say good-bye to processed toaster treats and wave hello to one easy breakfast. Make these muffins once and enjoy for days. With one basic recipe, you can fill your fridge with 1 dozen fiber-licious egg muffins, store them for 3-5 days, then quickly reheat on busy mornings.
- Need to freeze ’em? Feel free! Simply tuck cooled cooked muffins in resealable freezer bags. To reheat, place on a microwavable paper towel and microwave on High until warm (about 1-2 minutes). Muffins will keep in the freezer for up to 1 month.
BASIC EGG MUFFIN RECIPE (Makes 12 muffins)
- Cooking spray (olive oil or coconut oil preferred)
- 12 slices whole grain wheat bread
- 8 eggs
- 4-1/2 teaspoons half-and-half
- 1 cup mix-ins (diced veggies, shredded cheese, chopped herbs)
HOW TO MAKE IT
- Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a BAKER’S SECRET® SIGNATURE™ 12 CUP MUFFIN PAN with cooking spray.
- Use the large cutter from the BAKER’S SECRET® ESSENTIALS™ 3-PC BISCUIT CUTTER SET to cut 1 round from each slice of bread. Press 1 round into bottom and side of each muffin cup.
- In medium bowl, beat eggs and half-and-half with whisk. Stir in desired mix-ins. Pour into muffin cups, filling three-fourths full.
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool slightly before removing from muffin pan.
Tiny Bites Tip. If you’re cooking for a crowd or prefer petite bites, use the BAKER’S SECRET® ESSENTIALS 24 CUP MINI MUFFIN PAN and bake for 8-12 minutes. Use a small biscuit cutter to cut 2 rounds from each slice of bread.
FILL ’EM UP!
Before you pop those muffins in the oven, personalize them with a unique blend for each day of the week. Make a whole batch of one blend or mix 1-2 tablespoons of different toppings into individual cups to create a whole pan of unique flavors.
Experiment with different meats, cheeses, veggies and spices. There are endless ways to customize your breakfast muffins! Here are a few tried-and-true options to get you started.
MONDAY: MEATLESS MONDAY
Stir in a solid dose of color with this veggie-packed version. The key here is color and variety. Add diced asparagus or sweet potatoes…frozen peas…grated or shredded carrots…torn fresh spinach or kale. Feel free to experiment with different combinations—almost anything goes with veggie combos.
TUESDAY: EAT YOUR BROCCOLI
A fun way to eat your greens, here’s a super-nutrient combo to try: chopped broccoli and mushrooms with turkey sausage (cooked and crumbled), tomato and Parmesan cheese. For even more flavor, add a sprinkling of coarse sea salt and dill weed to taste.
WEDNESDAY: QUICK QUICHE
Power through your morning routine with energy-boosting ingredients. Line muffin cups with strips of cooked turkey bacon, then prepare the basic recipe as directed. Stir in cubed baked or boiled red potatoes, and chopped zucchini, red bell pepper and red onion. Top with your choice of cheese just before baking.
THURSDAY: BAKIN’ BACON
Liven up classic egg muffins by adding bacon bits, chopped green onions and shredded Cheddar. Worried about bacon’s bad rep for contributing to heart disease? Turn to crumbled turkey bacon instead, or try a vegan version for smoky flavor without the fat.
FRIDAY: FOR THE SWEET TOOTH
Ditch the doughnuts and satisfy sugar cravings with natural sweetness. Blend eggs with mashed ripe banana, 1 tablespoon raw honey and a handful of blueberries. You can mix in dark chocolate chips, too (a powerful source of antioxidants). This combo of ingredients sounds crazy, but it tastes like a banana bread scone!
Grab some eggs, it’s time to get crackin’! With so many simple variations on this delicious morning muffin recipe, you’ll be eating healthy all week…and enjoying every bite.
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