I don’t have a lot of time in the morning to prepare a healthy breakfast. So what do I do? Make a healthy breakfast ahead of time when I do have a few moments to spare. No excuses!
I shared one of my favorite make-ahead breakfasts (overnight oats) with you a few months ago, and now I wanted to share another. Behold, the egg muffin.
Do I wish I could make a hearty, delicious veggie omelet each morning before I go to work? Sure I do. But considering this is real life and I have a lot going on (like trying to brush teeth and make coffee in the morning), that’s just not going to happen. So I did some searching on the interwebs and found these gems. They’re basically omelets in the shape of a muffin. Genius? I think so.
Make them on Sunday, pop them in the freezer, and microwave one each morning. Add to toast, melt with cheese, schmear with avocado, slice on top of a salad…you decide. But no more excuses for not eating a healthy, filling, nutritious breakfast! Got it?
The recipe variations on this theme could fill a blog on their own. If you don’t like the way I made them, do a little searching and find a version that looks good to you. Bottom line: if you don’t like it, you won’t eat it, so make sure to tweak this to suit your fancy.
– red bell pepper
– salt and pepper
– preheat oven to 350*
– chop up veggies and sauté in a pan
– add six whole eggs to a bowl (you could opt for egg whites if you like)
– add sautéed veggies to the bowl, sprinkle salt/pepper
– whisk all the ingredients together
– grease cupcake pan (I used olive oil)
– pour the egg mixture into the cupcake wells (my mixture filled six)
– make sure to leave plenty of room at the top, these muffins grow in the oven
– cook at 350* for about 10 – 15 minutes (keep checking)
I wrapped the cooled egg muffins in saran wrap and popped them into the freezer. They de-thawed after about 2 minutes in the microwave – the exact time it takes me to make my morning coffee. Perfect!
If you are feeling more ambitious and really want to up the ante on your breakfast prep, check out these delicious egg muffin breakfast sandwiches (think turkey bacon, cheddar cheese, golden toasty english muffins) from Taralynn on the Undressed Skeleton. Bon appetite!