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Super fluffy and loaded with your favorite fillings, this Breakfast Egg Muffin Cup recipe is so easy to make and a healthy way to start the day! Eggs are whisked together, poured into a muffin tin, and then baked in the oven to make the cutest mini egg frittatas.This low-carb and keto egg cup recipe is a great base for a ton of filling options: bacon and cheddar, ham and Swiss cheese, or a veggie version with tomatoes and spinach!

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Breakfast Egg Muffin Cups Recipe

On-the-go or chilling at home, these egg muffin cups are one of the fastest and easiest breakfast recipes you can make. They’re a healthier, low carb version of your typical mini quiche recipe or quiche lorraine!

They’re great for meal prepping ahead of time and reheating throughout the week on busy mornings.

You can double the recipe and feed a small crowd for Easter or Mother’s Day brunch.

Or just make them on a whim when you’re craving a fancy frittata in a cuter miniature version.(Yes, these egg muffin cups are essentially like mini frittatas!)

With this great base recipe you’ll find below, you can then get creative with whatever fillings and add-ins you choose!

From more meat-heavy fillings like bacon and ham to a strictly vegetarian spinach egg muffin, there’s something here that everyone will love!

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Egg Muffin Cup Ingredients

The basic ingredients you’ll need for these easy egg muffins are super simple to find:

  • Eggs. You’ll need 10 large, whole eggs.Organic and pasture-raised eggs taste the best and are the healthiest option for you, but you can use whatever eggs you have on hand.
  • Milk. Some type of milk will be mixed together to help fluff up the eggs.Cashew milk and almond milk have been tested in this recipe, but soy milk or regular milk may also be used.
  • Garlic Powder. An absolute must!If you want, you can also whisk in two cloves of crushed garlic instead.
  • Onion Powder. Not necessary, but this adds a nice little bite to counteract the savory fillings.You can also toss in some finely chopped onions if you’d prefer.
  • Cheese. Some type of shredded cheese, such as cheddar cheese, Mozzarella, Swiss, or Parmesan cheese was used in all of these muffins.It’s not necessary to add cheese, so you can leave it out if you’re on a dairy-free diet.
  • Meat. Cubed ham and crumbled bacon were mixed into two of the versions you’ll find below.You can also leave these out if you’re vegetarian and replace with additional vegetables.
  • Vegetables. Tons of vegetables would taste great inside these egg frittata muffins.Chopped cherry tomatoes and thinly sliced fresh spinach were used in the muffins you see here, but you can also try green, yellow, or red bell pepper, onion, kale, green onions, red onions, and mushrooms.
  • Herbs. Finely chopped fresh herbs brighten up the look and flavor of these egg muffins.Parsley and chives are great additions but thyme, rosemary, and oregano may also be used.Dried herbs can be replaced with fresh.Just make sure you reduce the amount used to ⅓.

Pro Tip: If using heartier vegetables, like potatoes, beets, or carrots, make sure you cook them partially before mixing in.

How to Make Breakfast Egg Muffins

For more detailed instructions and ingredient amounts, see the recipe card below.

1. Make the Egg Mixture

First, preheat your oven to 350°F. Be sure it has a time to completely warm up.

Add the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to a large bowl. You are going to beat this mixture, so be sure the bowl is big enough.

Use a whisk to thoroughly combine the ingredients.

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2. Prepare Add-Ins

One of the best things about making breakfast egg muffins is how versatile they can be!You can add in almost any filling ingredients you’d like.Here are some of the most popular filling options to try out:

  • Bacon + Cheddar + Parsley
  • Cubed Ham + Swiss Cheese + Chives
  • Cherry Tomatoes + Spinach + Mozzarella

While the three filling options above are my go-tos, there are also numerous other fun ingredients you can throw in.Here are some other filling ideas for baked egg muffins:

  • Ground Sausage, Chicken, Beef
  • Artichokes, Eggplant, Bell Peppers, Broccoli
  • Carrots, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes (make sure to cook these before adding in.)
  • Basil, Dill, Cilantro, Rosemary, Thyme

Whatever filling you choose, take a few minutes to prep them so you’re ready to add them to the muffin tin with the eggs.

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3. Prep the Muffin Tin

Spray a 12-count regular-sized muffin tray with a good nonstick cooking spray. Completely coat each well so the eggs don’t stick to the sides or seams.

Pour the beaten eggs into each cup until they’re halfway full. If you go over this the muffins will puff up too much and deflate after baking.

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Avoid a Sticky Mess!

One of the biggest obstacles most home-cooks run into when making breakfast egg muffins is that they end up sticking to the muffin tin.

This happened to me on numerous occasions.And the main culprit?The muffin pan I was using was old and no longer non-stick.

What is the best muffin tin for egg muffin cups?

In order to avoid a sticky egg mess, there are 2 types of muffin tins you can use:

  • Non-stick muffin pan.The key here is to make sure it is still non-stick.If you see any scratches on your pan, or if you’ve had it for years and have made dozens of muffins in it, then it’s probably not as non-stick as you’d like.If this is the case, you can always buy a new non-stick muffin pan.
  • Ceramic-coated muffin pan.This is probably the best option since it is the most non-stick of the pans.If you don’t already have one, this ceramic muffin pan is great.

Pro Tip: If you’re still nervous about your egg muffin cups sticking to the pan you can always use a parchment paper muffin cup liner.Do NOT use a regular paper liner as the eggs will stick mercilessly to it.

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4. Add Fillings and Bake in Oven

As good as eggs are, these are much better with your favorite filling ingredients.

Use a spoon or your fingers to add whatever you choose to each muffin cup.

Bake the egg muffins in the preheated oven for 22-24 minutes. When done, they should pull away from the sides and not jiggle in the middle.

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Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep Ahead: Egg muffins make a wonderful grab-and-go breakfast for busy weekdays.Simply bake the entire tray of muffins ahead of time and pull them out when you need them throughout the week!
  • To Store:Store egg muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: Wrap egg muffins individually in wax or parchment paper.Place in a freezer safe container or freezer bag and store for up to 2-3 months.
  • To Reheat: Add egg muffins to microwave and cook for 30-45 seconds.

How long do egg muffins last in the fridge?

Egg muffins are a great recipe to meal prep with because they easily last up to 3 to 4 days in the fridge when properly stored. Be sure to use an airtight container or tightly cover in plastic wrap.

Can you freeze egg muffins?

Egg muffins freeze beautifully. Simply bake them according to the directions, allow them to completely cool in the fridge, then tightly wrap in a freezer-safe bag and store in the freezer for up to 2 to 3 months.

More FAQs

Can I make egg white muffins?

Yes, you can easily make egg muffin cups using only the egg whites. They are a great way to start your day with a low-carb, protein-packed breakfast. Make these Egg White Bites at home.

How do you keep egg muffins from deflating?

Inevitably, egg muffins will deflate some after baking.However, if you allow them to cool down inside the muffin tin this will prevent some of the drastic deflating that could happen.

Are egg muffins healthy?

These breakfast muffins are for a healthy breakfast, especially when you stick with lean, nutrient-packed ingredients like spinach and tomatoes. As a word of caution, the more ingredients you add (like bacon and cheese), the higher the calorie and fat count goes.

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Recipe Tips

  • Avoid the stick.Eggs have a tendency to stick to older and not-so-non-stick baking pans, so use a good, newer pan.
  • Spray is a must. If you’re worried about your eggs sticking, non-stick cooking spray will do the trick!
  • Cool off. Allowing egg muffins to cool in the muffin tin will prevent them from deflating too much.
  • Give it a chop. Dicing all of the filling ingredients will ensure you have a bit of all of them in every bite.
  • Use what you got!Chop up any leftover veggies, meats, or herbs you have in your fridge and throw them into your egg muffins for the week!
  • Spice it up. Many blends, like Italian Seasoning, go great with this recipe to add flavor. Or, drizzle with your favorite hot sauce.
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More Egg Breakfast Recipes

Start your day like a champion with an easy breakfast recipe that is not only tasty, but also healthy!

Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs and Breakfast Potato Hash with Bacon and Eggs are super simple to throw together and delicious recipes.

These Egg White Bites or a Spinach Crustless Quiche are a protein-packed breakfast and will have you skipping the Starbucks drive-thru line (and the egg yolks).

Get some Mexican flavor with Easy Migas Tacos or Breakfast Tostadas with Eggs.

Make a Shredded Hashbrown Casserole when you need to feed a crowd.

(If you still want to keep it low-carb but don’t want eggs, check out this Egg Free Keto Breakfast option!)

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Breakfast Egg Muffin Cup Recipe

This Breakfast Egg Muffin Cup recipe is so easy to make and super healthy for you! Scrambled eggs are whisked together, poured into a muffin tin, and then baked in the oven to make the cutest mini egg frittatas.

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Yield 12 muffins

Prep 8 minutes mins

Cook 22 minutes mins

Total 30 minutes mins

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Ingredients

  • 10 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk cashew, almond, or regular milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder

Bacon Egg Muffins

  • 5 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup parsley finely chopped

Ham Egg Muffins

  • ¾ cup ham cubed
  • ¾ cup Swiss cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup chives finely chopped

Spinach Egg Muffins

  • ¾ cup spinach thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup grape tomatoes quartered
  • ¾ cup Mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Whisk Egg Filling: In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Whisk until well combined.

    10 eggs, ¼ cup milk, 1 tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. black pepper, ¼ tsp. garlic powder, ¼ tsp. onion powder

  • Pour Into Muffin Tin: Spray a12-count regular-sized muffin cup traywithnon-stick cooking spray. Make sure you completely coat the cavities so the eggs don’t stick! Fill each muffin cup to ½ full with the egg mixture.


  • Stir the fillings into the scrambled eggs with a spoon until all ingredients are well combined.

    For Bacon Egg Muffins: Fill each cup with 1 tablespoon crumbled bacon, 1 tablespoon shredded cheese, and 1 teaspoon chopped chives.

    For Ham Egg Muffins: Fill each cup with 1 tablespoon cubed ham, 1 tablespoon shredded cheese, and 1 teaspoon chopped chives.

    For Spinach Egg Muffins: Fill each cup with 1 tablespoon spinach, 1 tablespoon tomatoes, and 1 tablespoon shredded cheese.

    5 strips bacon, ¾ cup cheddar cheese, ¼ cup parsley, ¾ cup ham, ¾ cup Swiss cheese, ¼ cup chives, ¾ cup spinach, ¾ cup grape tomatoes, ¾ cup Mozzarella cheese

  • Bake egg muffins in preheated oven for 22-24 minutes. Serve immediately or refrigerate and enjoy for up to 3-4 days.

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Notes

  • The measurements for the bacon, ham, and spinach egg muffin ingredients are for a batch of 12. If you would like to make 4 of each simply divide the ingredient amounts by 3.

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep Ahead: Egg muffins make a wonderful grab-and-go breakfast for busy weekdays.Simply prep the entire tray of muffins ahead of time and pull them out when you need them throughout the week!
  • To Store:Store egg muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: Wrap egg muffins individually in wax or parchment paper.Place in a freezer safe container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 2-3 months.
  • To Reheat: Add egg muffins to microwave and cook for 30-45 seconds.

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 167mg, Sodium: 486mg, Potassium: 157mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 771IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 174mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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FAQs

How do you keep egg muffins from collapsing? ›

Placing a muffin tin in a rimmed baking dish of water will prevent the muffins from rising too high as they bake. This prevents them from collapsing and shriveling later. The difference is quite noticeable, and all you have to do is add an extra pan of water to the equation when you bake these.

Why are my egg muffins soggy? ›

If your egg muffins are soggy, you likely used a lot of veggies with high water content. Next time, saute the veggies before adding them to the egg cups to remove the excess moisture.

Why do you fill empty muffin tins with water? ›

If you've used all your batter but still have empty cups remaining in the tin, fill each empty cup with a few tablespoons of water. This will promote even baking, and can help keep the tin from warping as the muffins bake.

How do you make egg cups not stick? ›

You can either spray a 12-capacity NON-STICK muffin tray with a light coating of non-stick oil spray, or line each cup with paper liners. Personally I prefer spraying them because I'm, not a huge fan to paper sticking to my frittatas.

How long do egg cups last in the fridge? ›

Store leftover cooled Egg Muffin Cups in an airtight container or plastic bag in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 6 months. To reheat from chilled, simply microwave for a minute or so, until warmed through. You can also reheat in a skillet with a little bit of water and cover until heated through.

What does adding an extra egg do to muffins? ›

If there isn't enough egg, your batter or dough may not be able to hold its structure or could end up overly dry or dense. On the other hand, if there is too much egg, your baked goods could lose their shape due to excess liquid, or have a rubbery (or even overly cakey) texture depending on the recipe.

What does adding more eggs do to muffins? ›

Eggs are responsible for giving baked goods structure, which means the amount you use directly affects the resulting texture. Using too few eggs will make your desserts dense, but using too many will make them rubbery.

Why do my muffins taste eggy? ›

The egg taste might be due to using low-quality eggs, not fully incorporating the eggs into the batter, overmixing, or other factors. Here are some steps you can take to help get rid of the egg taste: Use Fresh Eggs: Ensure you're using fresh eggs. Older eggs can sometimes have a more pronounced taste.

Should I use milk instead of water for muffins? ›

In a muffin mix that calls for water, can I substitute milk? A. We don't recommend using milk instead of water because the milk can make holes in the paper liners or the sides of the muffins.

What is the difference between a Texas muffin and a regular muffin? ›

Standard muffin cup is about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and holds 1/4 to 1/3 cup batter. Giant or Texas-size muffin cup is about 3 ½ inches in diameter and holds 5/8 cup batter.

Should you take muffins out of pan right away? ›

Allow Your Muffins to Cool

Allowing them to cool slightly in the pan before removing them will help keep them from falling apart. This being said, you only want to leave them in the pan for a short amount of time—about five minutes. Any longer, and you run the risk of your muffins going soggy as they cool off.

Is it better to take muffins out of pan hot or cold? ›

Instead of immediately starting to cool, the hot pan will continue to cook the muffins, which might cause them to dry out. → Follow this tip: After removing the muffins from the oven, give them a couple minutes to cool off a little, and then remove them and transfer to a cooling rack.

Why do my muffins rise and then fall? ›

Incorrect oven temperature (not pre-heated) prior to placing the muffin tray in. Too much batter in each muffin tin. The batter will rise, but crack, then fall/deflate. Generally you should leave about a quarter inch/6.35mm space empty per muffin.

Why did my egg bites sink? ›

Baking Eggs in a Muffin Pan

The problem with egg muffins is that the top and outside cooks faster than the inside, so it dries out. This causes the shrinking and sinking. The solution?? Add more moisture in the oven to keep the outside from drying out.

What ingredient keeps muffins from falling apart? ›

How do you keep muffins from falling apart? It's gluten. See, to a baker, gluten holds the whole world together.

Why do baked eggs deflate? ›

The whisked eggs will have air bubbles that expand, due to heat, while cooking. As the frittata muffins cool, they'll deflate again, as the eggs themselves have no structure to hold them up. Without any starch/flour, there's nothing to help the egg cups hold their shape.

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