I love eggs for breakfast, however I hate making a mess in the kitchen first thing in the day. For me, the answer to this dilemma lies in pre-cooking as much as possible, and egg muffins are a perfect fit. There are as many variations as there are personalities, feel free to play around with the meat and the vegetable choices to find your favorite. This one is mine.
Breakfast Egg “Muffins”
- 1 lb. bulk pork sausage (organic, sugar-free, if you can find it)
- 12 eggs
- Approx. 24 tsp. shredded cheddar, divided (or whichever cheese you prefer)
- 1 red bell pepper, or 1 poblano pepper, or 1/2 of each
- 24 Silicone Baking cups (I put these in the ingredients because they make life MUCH EASIER!)
(Makes 2 dozen muffins)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Crumble and brown the pork sausage, and then set on a paper towel lined plate to drain. Crack eggs into a bowl and whip until well mixed. Dice up peppers you intend to use and set aside. Place silicone baking cups in a muffin tin. Evenly divide up the sausage and peppers into each of the 24 silicone baking cups. Top with 1 tsp. shredded cheese per cup. Evenly disperse the whipped egg over top of the muffins. A tablespoon each to start works well, then finish up by topping off with the rest. Egg should just cover the meat and veggie mixture, but if it doesn’t, that’s OK, too.
Place in preheated oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, until tops are golden. Remove from oven, set aside to cool.
These can be eaten immediately, or they can be stored in the refrigerator and pulled out as needed throughout the week. They heat easily in the microwave. These muffins also freeze quite well if you want to cook a huge batch and keep them for a longer period of time.
(Ps. I am not kidding about the baking cups. You CAN put the mixture directly into the muffin tin, but you will hate the clean up work after. The paper liners work as well, but I have found that the muffins just pop out clean from the silicone and it saves me tons of time cleaning up. I’d rather cook than clean any day, so they were worth every cent I paid for them,. I bought mine from Amazon, but Bed, Bath & Beyond have them, as does Target and other retail stores.)