Breakfast Egg Muffins

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If you are anything like me when working, you tend to skip breakfast most mornings in an attempt to hurry out the door for the day. I go through phases of being good and making smoothies, and they fall off the wagon when I neglect to prep one week.  I found a fantastic idea on Pinterest: egg muffins.  They can be made with whatever ingredient you like to put in a scramble or omelet.  I opted to go traditional on my first attempt and when for bell pepper, ham and cheese.  A new option for breakfast on the go!

Yummy breakfast egg muffins recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup of chopped ham
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • salt & pepper

Ham, cheese & bell pepper egg muffins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a small skillet in cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.  Add the bell peppers and onions.  Sauté for a couple minutes until slightly softened.

Yummy breakfast egg muffins

Add ham to the pan.  Continue sautéing for a few more minutes until ham is slightly browned and vegetables are softened to desired consistency.

Ham, bell pepper & cheese protein breakfast egg muffins

In a small bowl, whisk eggs with salt and pepper.

Breakfast egg muffins

You can also add the milk at this time if desired.

Ham, bell pepper & cheese egg muffins

Add the ham and veggies mixture to the eggs along with the shredded cheese.  Stir together.

Ham, bell pepper & cheese breakfast egg muffins

Coat the muffin tin with cooking spray.  Pour the egg mixture into each muffin, filling it about 3/4 of the way full.  These will expand as they cook so make sure ot not overfill each egg muffin. Top with a little more cheese if desired.

Ham, cheese & bell pepper breakfast egg muffins

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Use a toothpick to make sure the egg muffins are solid throughout.  Remove from the tin and enjoy!  I wrapped them individually in foil and took them to work as a great healthy way to start the day.

Breakfast egg muffins recipe


Zucchini-Potato Bites

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One thing I love about summer…the abundance of zucchini! I have had so much fun lately trying out new recipes, and when I came across a recipe for Zucchini Tots from Skinny Taste, I just knew I had to try them out! Little bite sized morsels of zucchini, egg and cheese, sounds like a great breakfast treat to me, and a great excuse to finally buy a mini muffin pan :)

Zucchini Potato Bites

My husband is not a big fan of zucchini, so as soon as I told him my idea he was not all that thrilled. He asked me to add some potato to the tots, and it sounded like a good idea to me. I also mixed it up by using Parmesan cheese instead of cheddar, since I like the way zucchini and parm taste together. I must say they were quite the hit. He loved them! What a great way to sneak in some healthy zucchini at breakfast time.  Here is my recipe: Continue reading »