12 Ways to Make Egg Muffins in 5 Ingredients or Less

Drive-thrus, fast food restaurants, and coffee shops have made millions off the egg muffin idea. Why? Because it’s genius.

Sorry, overnight oats, but mornings were made for sunny eggs paired with savory partners like smoky bacon, oozy sharp cheddar, and toothsome English muffins or ciabatta. Undebatably delicious. Healthy? Not so much.

But now you can have your, well, eggs and eat them, too. All it takes is some meal prep over the weekend, and you can have pre-made, portion-controlled savory egg muffin cups to go. Part muffin, part frittata and all delicious, these healthy egg muffin cup recipes will help you start your workday right.

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Basic Egg Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12 egg muffins

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper to taste
  • 12 large eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Lightly coat a 12-cup muffin tin with spray. Set aside.
  3. Place eggs in a large bowl; whisk to blend.
  4. Evenly pour egg mixture into muffin cups.
  5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cups comes out clean.

Add some pizzazz to this basic egg muffin recipe with any of the following winning flavor combinations. Whether you favor classic pairings or have a more adventurous palate, egg muffins provide a protein-rich portable breakfast or snack that are perfect for meal prep. Bake up a batch on Sunday, and you’re set for breakfast-on-the-go for the entire workweek. Better still: Bake an extra batch and freeze them. Grab one or two on your way out the door — don’t bother defrosting them — nuke ‘em when you get to work, and you’ll have a hot, nutritious, tasty start to the day. Take that, drive-thru!

12 Ways to Make Egg Muffins In 5 Ingredients or Less

Spruce up a basic egg muffin recipe (a dozen eggs, sea salt and pepper) with any of the following flavor combinations.

  • Cook the ingredients listed as “cooked” in the suggestions below first, then add cooked ingredients to egg mixture before pouring evenly into 12 muffin tins.
  • For liquid ingredients (sauces), whisk into egg mixture before pouring into muffin tins. Make sure not to overfill the muffin tins.
  • Using a ¼ cup measuring cup to scoop the egg mixture into the muffin tins can help prevent overflowing.

Classic Egg Muffin Combos

1. Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins
– Basic egg muffin recipe
– 1 cup broccoli florets cooked
– 4 green onions, chopped
– ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese

2. Mushroom Bacon Egg Muffins
– Basic egg muffin recipe
– 1 cup mushrooms, cooked
– 4 slices turkey bacon, cooked
– 1 shallot diced and cooked

3. Peppers and Onions Egg Muffins
– Basic egg muffin recipe
– 1 cup mixed bell peppers, chopped and cooked
– 1 medium onion, diced and cooked
– 1 Tbsp. chives, chopped

4. Denver “Omelet” Egg Muffins
– Basic egg muffin recipe
– 1 cup green bell peppers, chopped and cooked
– 1 medium onion, diced and cooked
– 6 slices ham, diced

5. Green Eggs (No Ham)
– Basic egg muffin recipe
– 1 cup asparagus, chopped and cooked
– 1 cup leeks, chopped and cooked
– 1 Tbsp. pesto

A Little Bit Different Egg Muffins

6. Pomodoro
– Basic egg muffin recipe
– ½ cup chopped tomatoes
– 1 tsp. tomato paste
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 handful fresh basil, torn

7. Salmon Caper Egg Muffins
– Basic egg muffin recipe
– 5 oz. smoked salmon, chopped
– 1 Tbsp. capers, chopped
– 1 Tbsp. low-fat cream cheese

8. Lentil Hummus Egg Muffins
– Basic egg muffin recipe
– 1 cup lentils, cooked
– 1 Tbsp. hummus
– 1 red bell pepper, roasted and chopped

Daring Egg Muffin Combos

9. Sesame Kimchi Egg Muffin
– Basic egg muffin recipe
– ¼ cup kimchi
– 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
– 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil

10. Soy Sweet and Savory Egg Muffins
– Basic egg muffin recipe
– 1 Tbsp. raw honey
– 2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
– 1 Tbsp. sherry vinegar
– 4 green onions, chopped

11. Cheesy Pickle Egg Muffins
– Basic egg muffin recipe
– ¼ cup pickles, chopped
– ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
– 4 slices turkey bacon, cooked nad chopped

12. Smokey Maple Egg Muffin
– Basic egg muffin recipe
– 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
– 1 chipotle pepper, diced
– 2 Tbsp. almonds, chopped and toasted