Egg muffins used to freak me out a bit. So many recipes and the worry of if they were going to come out correct make me panic.
Well, I’m going to let you in on a little secret I recently learned, they are super easy, as long as you use a little common sense. Yes, common sense.
Here is why … they are actually pretty simple. Now, that’s something I never thought I would write! But, really, once you have the basic egg mixture down, the rest is easy. And, that egg mixture – from what I have learned, it’s about six eggs to a half cup of milk. Add some veggies, bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes and you are set.
For these I was using up items I had in my fridge while friends were visiting. But, feel free to make your own combinations and play around a little. Don’t have two slices of cheddar cheese in the fridge? Use whatever you have. Don’t have bacon? Eliminate it.
I had 1 percent milk in the fridge, so that’s what I used for this, but I have used non-dairy milk as well. Or, if you’re like me and have a bunch of food allergies, use goat’s milk and butter. Play around and enjoy!
These are perfect for brunch, breakfast when you have guests or to make at the beginning of the week and reheat for a fast breakfast.
Quick Baked Egg Muffin Cups
what I used …
1/2 cup milk
2 slices cheddar cheese, chopped up
3/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed
4 slices cooked bacon, broken into pieces
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 Roma tomato, chopped
what I did …
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs and milk together. Add in all the other ingredients – the salt, pepper, tarragon and thyme to fit your tastes – and mix well. Scoop into a greased 12-cup muffin tin making sure the mixture is evenly divided.
Bake about 18-20 minutes, or until cooked.
These also stay in the fridge really well. To reheat, place two at a time on a microwave plate, cover and cook for about a minute in the microwave.
Notes: I’ve made these with and without the butter. I will say the butter adds some flavor, but I add it more because when I have guests I am paranoid about them sticking to the pan and “looking” okay. Feel free to omit it, or cut it down to one tablespoon.