“American Breakfast” Egg Muffin Cups

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Bacon. Eggs. Hash Browns. Cheese. Drooling yet? If you aren’t, you will be once you pull a fresh batch of my “American Breakfast” Egg Muffin Cups out of the oven! These super-satisfying egg cups combine the best savory breakfast flavors in an easy and healthy muffin that’s perfect for taking along on a busy morning!

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A TRADITIONAL “AMERICAN BREAKFAST” IN EGG MUFFIN FORM!

Everyone loves a warm and classic breakfast, complete with crispy bacon, scrambled eggs, and a side of tender hash browns. It’s a wonderful treat to have a big, multi-dish breakfast like that – but it’s not so easy to accomplish on, say, a weekday morning. That’s why I like to whip up a batch or two of these egg muffin cups! They have all the flavor and nourishment of a big weekend breakfast, in a portable, craveable muffin!

WHAT ARE EGG MUFFIN CUPS?

Egg muffin cups are all the rage these days. Everyone has a favorite version, from “veggie omelet” variations to “crustless quiche” versions. Whatever the add-ins, an egg muffin cup is basically a serving of scrambled eggs with a few flavorful components mixed in, and baked in a muffin tin. Super easy!

Plus, I’m always in favor of breakfasts you can make ahead and then eat with your busy mornings. And, if you are watching those carbs real close, you can just leave out the potatoes, or you can grab this other recipe for my Keto Breakfast Egg Muffins.

side shot of hashbrowns-muffins cut in half

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

  • Bacon: You’ll want to dice the bacon and fry until very crisp.
  • Shredded Potatoes: Frozen hash browns are fine, or you can shred your own.
  • Mixed Chopped Veggies: I use broccoli and bell peppers, but you could also try diced onions, mushrooms, or whatever you like. 
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Shredded Cheddar and Grated Parmesan: These two cheeses complement each other and the veggies really well.
  • Eggs
  • Milk: You can use regular dairy (half-and-half, whole milk, or reduced fat/skim), or substitute your preferred dairy-free milk.

black skillet filled with hashbrowns, diced bell peppers, and small broccoli florets

HOW TO MAKE THESE EGG MUFFIN CUPS

  1. Cook Bacon and Veggies: Dice the bacon. In a large skillet, fry the bacon until crispy and then remove it to a paper-towel lined plate. Saute the veggies, including potato shreds, in the remaining bacon grease until tender.
  2. Fill the Muffin Cups: Stir the bacon back into the skillet, and then divide the bacon-veggie mixture evenly among the cups of a muffin tin. Top with shredded cheddar.
  3. Beat the Eggs and Pour Over: In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the milk and parmesan. Pour over the muffin cups to fill.
  4. Bake, Cool, and Serve: Bake for 15 minutes at 375°, or until the eggs are set. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Enjoy!

preparing breakfast muffins in a muffin tin

VARIATION IDEAS & TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Follow these tips for the best results!

  • Southwest Style: Channel some Tex-Mex flavors by using onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms for your veggie combo, and adding a dollop of chunky salsa to each cup. Make sure you drain as much liquid from the salsa as possible to avoid a watery dish.
  • Switch Up the Protein: If you’d like a vegetarian version, substitute extra veggies or your favorite protein substitute for the bacon. You can also use ground sausage, cooked well and crumbled, or link sausages cut up small and fried.
  • Try them Plain: You can also make a very plain (but still tasty!) version with just eggs and cheese. Some garlicky croutons make a nice addition, as well!

top shot of baked american breakfast egg muffins inside a muffin tin

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

  • These make an awesome addition to any brunch! You can round out the meal with easy and yummy Creamy Crock Pot Banana French Toast, Raspberry Jam Filled Puff Pastries, fresh coffee, and orange juice.
  • I also like to grab one of these out of the fridge, quickly reheat, and head out the door in the mornings quickly. Even better, this gives me a little extra time to make a Coffee Frappe!
  • You can also serve these Egg Muffin Cups as part of a light, casual dinner. I like serving them alongside Deviled Avocados and a crusty bread. So tasty!

HOW TO STORE AND REHEAT EGG MUFFIN CUPS

  • It’s easy to store egg muffin cups! Simply place the cooled leftovers in food storage bags or containers and pop in the refrigerator. They’ll keep for up to a week, and can be reheated in the microwave (1-2 minutes) or oven (10 minutes at 350˚F).

top view of three breakfast egg muffins topped with crispy bacon and set on a white plate

CAN I FREEZE THESE EGG MUFFIN CUPS?

  • Yes! To freeze, wrap cooled egg muffin cups tightly in plastic wrap and then place into freezer bags, pushing out as much air as possible. They will last up to 6 months, and should be thawed in the refrigerator before reheating.

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American Breakfast Egg Muffin Cups

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WW Freestyle: 2
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
A tasty and easy breakfast option that tastes like a full American diner breakfast - in egg muffin form!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 egg muffins
Calories: 178

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Generously grease a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • Cook diced bacon until crisp in a large 12-inch skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Remove cooked bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside. DO NOT discard the bacon grease.
  • Set skillet back over medium-high heat and add potatoes and vegetables. Season well with salt and pepper and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 2/3 of the prepared bacon.
  • Evenly divide and spoon veggie mixture into the muffin pan; top each with cheddar cheese. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, and parmesan cheese; whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Pour milk mixture over each muffin cup. Add remaining bacon pieces over each muffin.
  • Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until eggs are set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes in the pan.
  • Remove from pan and serve.

Notes

NET CARBS: 10 g
Nutrition Facts
American Breakfast Egg Muffin Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 egg muffin)
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 260mg7%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1819IU36%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Betsy

    Love these little egg muffins! They freeze so well. They’re perfect for pot lucks, fast breakfast, brunches, showers, in a thermos warmed for kid’s lunch…and there’s so many different things you can put in these! We eat these all the time; one of our absolute favorites!

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