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Breakfast egg cups are a delicious low carb make-ahead breakfast that will make your mornings a little easier! Simple to make, these baked egg cups are loaded with fresh veggies for a healthy breakfast that the whole family will enjoy. Perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast or to serve with whole wheat toast and sliced avocado for a more leisurely morning.
How to make breakfast egg cups
Crack the eggs into a bowl or measuring cup with a spout for easier pouring if you can. Then, whisk them by hand or with a blender until the eggs are smooth. You can season the eggs with salt and pepper here or wait until after you pour them into the muffin tin.
Now, place your veggies into a greased muffin tin or into silicone muffin liners. Make sure you use a really good non-stick muffin pan or the clean up will be difficult. And make sure to chop the vegetables into small pieces so the breakfast egg cup doesn’t fall apart.
Then pour the eggs on top until the liquid almost reaches the top of the moulds.
Season each cup with a little salt and pepper and any extra seasoning you’d like. Then, add the shredded cheese on top and they’re ready for the oven. Bake until the center of the breakfast egg cups is solid and no longer jiggly.
While they will look puffy when they come out of the oven, just know that they will deflate within 5-10 minutes. Still, they will be hearty, cheesy and so delicious!
Tips for making breakfast egg cups
- Grease the muffin tin well. If you skip this step, the eggs will stick to the bottom of the tin and they will be really tricky to remove. You can also use parchment paper liners if you have those and silicon liners will also work well.
- Use frozen spinach instead of fresh if that’s what you have. If you do, thaw the spinach and squeeze as much moisture out as you can.
- Don’t fill the muffin cups all the way to the top. The eggs will expand as they bake, so leave a little room at the top of each mould so that they don’t overflow in your oven.
- Allow the muffins to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the muffin liner. The eggs will slightly deflate as they cool, making it a lot easier to snap them out of the muffin tins. If needed, run use a spoon to remove them more easily.
Frequently asked questions
Can you make these ahead of time?
These baked egg cups are so perfect for meal prep and they make an ideal breakfast on those busy mornings. They will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 5 days and they also freeze for up to 3 months.
How do you reheat breakfast egg cups?
The best way to heat up the egg cups to serve is in the microwave. You can reheat them from chilled or frozen. Chilled breakfast cups will need about 15 second to heat through and frozen ones about 30-40 seconds. They are the perfect quick breakfast for when you are short on time.
Can I add other fillings?
These breakfast egg cups are so wonderfully versatile and you can add whatever ingredients you like to them, just don’t add anything too watery. You can make these spicy by adding jalapeno or make meat versions with sausage and turkey bacon. They are a great way to use up any veggies you have leftover in your fridge.
More breakfast recipes with eggs
These baked egg cups are a great solution fo busy mornings. The recipe is easily doubled so you can make a big batch and freeze them and they are ready to eat within a minute.
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Breakfast Egg Cups
- 6 large eggs
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup baby spinach chopped
- ½ cup diced red peppers
- 2 tablespoons diced red onions
- ¼ cup shredded cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray or line six of the cups with paper liners.
- Crack the eggs into a large bowl or measuring cup with spout, and use a whisk or hand blender to blend the eggs until smooth.
- Add the spinach, peppers and onions into the greased muffin cup. Carefully pour the beaten eggs into each of the six muffin cups until the liquid almost reaches the top. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the cheese on top of each egg muffin
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until eggs are set.
- Run a butter knife around the edges to help loosen them. Serve immediately.
- Store leftover egg muffins in an airtight container or ziptop bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or individually wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat gently in the microwave (once thawed or directly from frozen) until hot and warmed through to the center, about 30 seconds (from thawed) or 1 or so minutes (from frozen), depending upon your microwave.
- Pack them into airtight containers and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Make a batch in advance and then heat them up in the microwave (usually 10-15 seconds in enough) when you’re ready to eat!
- This recipe is incredibly flexible. Feel free to swap the listed veggies for the same amount of any other diced vegetable or cooked, diced meat. If the vegetables are very firm, such as carrots or sweet potatoes, I recommend cooking and cooling them first before adding them to the cups.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.