I am always looking for great breakfasts that are easy to make ahead of time and these Muffin Tin Egg Bites are a perfect choice. They are hearty, delicious, kid-friendly, and they are perfect for making large batches and freezing for super fast and easy breakfasts.
While this recipe calls for simple ingredients that are already semi-homemade for convenience, you can make a few easy substitutions that are even better on your budget. Convenience is great, but if making these omelette muffins in advance, you'll have a chance to prepare the potatoes, peppers, and onions yourself.
Breakfast Egg Muffin Cups
I have used a traditional muffin tin with no liners for this recipe as shown, but I highly recommend the use of a silicone muffin tin. They are so easy to clean, and I never have a problem with anything sticking to them.
Ingredients for Omelette Muffins
- Potato slices (Simply Potatoes homestyle slices are a great time saver here!)
- Eggs, beaten
- Cheddar cheese, grated
- Bell pepper, diced
- Onion, diced
- Black pepper
Directions for Making Omelette Muffins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Place the Simply Potatoes in a microwave-safe medium size bowl and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring a few times. If using fresh potatoes, you can follow the same method. You simply want them to be softened.
Let the potatoes cool for a few minutes. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs and remaining ingredients. Once the potatoes are cool, add them to the egg mixture and combine.
Grease a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Fill each tin evenly, stirring the mixture before scooping each portion out. This helps evenly distribute the beaten egg that accumulates at the bottom of the bowl.
Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until the eggs are set and the top is golden brown. You can also take one out after 18 minutes and cut it in half to test it.
This Muffin Tin Egg Bites recipe is perfect for involving kids in the kitchen. I can prep the potatoes, onions, and bell peppers beforehand, and then let the kids sprinkle their favorite toppings into their individual muffin cups. It's a wonderful way to engage them during mealtime and allows them to customize their bites. For those wanting a heartier option, consider adding bacon, breakfast sausage, or ham.
To store these breakfast bites, allow them to cool completely after baking. Once cooled, place them in an airtight container to maintain their freshness. This container can be stored in the refrigerator for quick access during the week, and it helps to preserve the texture and flavor of the egg bites.
How long can I store these egg bites in the freezer?
If you're thinking of freezing those Muffin Tin Egg Bites with Potato Slices, they'll keep well in an airtight container for up to 2-3 months. It's a good idea to mark the date on the container so you know when you made them. They're best enjoyed within that timeframe for optimal flavor and texture.
How to reheat them?
I am not a fan of reheating things in the microwave, because they tend to get dried out if you get sidetracked, so I go with methods that let me set it & forget.
- Oven or Air Fryer: Preheat your oven, air fryer, or toaster oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the egg bites on a baking sheet and heat for about 10-15 minutes, or until they're warmed through. This method helps retain their texture and can even crisp up the edges a bit.
- Microwave: If you prefer, you can use the microwave. Place the egg bites on a microwave-safe plate and heat in 20-second intervals, checking after each to ensure they don't become overcooked or rubbery.
Remember, no matter which method you choose, the key is to heat them gently and evenly to maintain their delicious texture and flavor.
Are these good for meal prep?
Meal prepping is a game-changer for those with busy schedules or anyone looking to simplify their weekly routine. By dedicating a few hours one day a week, you can prepare this easy breakfast in bulk, ensuring you have a nutritious and tasty breakfast option ready to go every morning. Not only does this save time during the hectic weekdays, but it also ensures you're starting your day with a balanced meal.
- Non-Stick is Key: Even if you're using a non-stick muffin tin, consider lightly greasing it or using silicone muffin liners to ensure easy removal.
- Consistent Size: Try to cut the potato slices consistently so they cook evenly. A mandoline slicer can be handy for this.
- Rotate the Pan: Halfway through baking, rotate your muffin tin to ensure even cooking, especially if your oven has hot spots.
- Cool Before Storing: If you're planning to store them, let the egg bites cool completely on a wire rack before placing them in an airtight container. This prevents condensation and keeps them fresher.
Of course! Using sweet potatoes is a great way to modify the flavour and nutrient profile.
I highly recommend using silicone muffin liners or a silicone muffin pan.
I don't typically use sauce with eggs, but my family are fans of hot sauce, salsa, and ketchup. All three would do well for this!
What to Serve With Egg Bites
Muffin Tin Egg Bites with Potato Slices are versatile and can be paired with a variety of foods to create a balanced and satisfying meal. Here are some suggestions:
- Smoothies: A fruit or green smoothie can be a refreshing complement to the savory egg bites.
- Fresh Fruit Salad: A mix of seasonal fruits can add a sweet and tangy contrast.
- Whole Grain Toast: A slice of toasted whole grain bread with butter or jam can be a nice addition.
- Yogurt: A bowl of plain or flavored yogurt, possibly with some granola or berries, can be a creamy counterpart.
- Bacon or Sausage Links: For those who want even more protein, a side of bacon or sausage can be a great match.
- Coffee or Tea: A hot beverage can be the perfect drink to sip while enjoying your egg bites.
Remember, the key is to balance out flavors and textures. Depending on whether you want a light breakfast or a hearty brunch, you can mix and match these sides to create your perfect meal!
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- 20 ounce Simply Potatoes Homestyle slices ( or 2 1/2 cups potato slices)
- 6 eggs beaten
- 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
- 1/2 cup bell pepper diced
- 1/2 cup onion diced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Place the Simply Potatoes in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring a few times. If using fresh potatoes, you can follow the same method. You simply want them to be softened.20 ounce Simply Potatoes Homestyle slices
- Let the potatoes cool for a few minutes and add them to a mixing bowl with all of the remaining ingredients.6 eggs
- Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.1 cup cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup bell pepper, 1/2 cup onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Fill each tin evenly, stirring the mixture before scooping each portion out. This helps evenly distribute the beaten egg that accumulates at the bottom of the bowl.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the eggs are set and the top is golden brown. You can also take one out after 18 minutes and cut it in half to test it.