Egg Muffin Recipe

What’s the difference between egg muffins and egg omlette? No one knows until tried but once tried no one cares because there is no charge for awesomeness.

We humans do many pointless things in our daily life without the slightest idea of why we do it. It comes down to our experience that once we try something and it works that way, we tend just to repeat the process without questioning the steps.

Why do half of the cake and cookie recipes out there in the world call for baking soda if it has no point whatsoever? Baking soda does nothing without some acid that activates it.

As our ignorance tends not to bring us imminent demise, we happily go with it as it’s much easier mindlessly follow somebody who shows some results than to question and think about it. Copying others is that helped us form societies with similar values and goals.

While in the early days of humanity when sheer survival was the goal, skills like hunting and fighting were more valuable. As times changed and we advanced from wearing animal hides to plastic ones, values and goals have also changed.

Fighting for our imminent survival is not necessary anymore and while we could still use some hunting skills when shopping for toilet paper, what society values has changed too.

To do or not to do?

That hasn’t changed though is, us. Or rather the underlying mechanism that governs our life and makes us buy and stock up toilet paper for no apparent reason.

When we don’t have enough information to make an intelligent decision, we rely on the one we have and simply do whatever everybody else does.

While in most cases this saved our life, otherwise we wouldn’t be here, it isn’t a foolproof method. Mindlessly pouring baking soda into our cakes or buying up toilet paper has very little real-life complications, there are more serious consequences when our copycatting goes astray.

Let’s just have a look at body positive campaigns that runs the risk of obesity being normalized on the society level. Once people begin to think that being obese is fine and they start being happy about it, others will think it too. When the new normal takes roots, everybody will be fat with all the associated health consequences.

Are we in this together?

Research shows that people are more likely to put on weight if someone in their family or friends are obese. The more overweight people we have in our surrounding, the more normal it seems to us being overweight, which in turns makes it harder to lose weight if we choose to.

On the more upper tone though if people around us dieting then we tend to do the same too, so if we can convince our surroundings to commit to something together, we more likely succeed than on our own.

We like to belong and do a lot, to be associated with the group we are or we want to be part of. This is why people wear uniforms that instantly displays all the clues our mind needs to differentiate its wearer from the rest of the environment.

This is why we don’t trust policeman without uniform, bankers in shorts and flip-flops, plumbers in tie or anyone in brown shoes.

And this is why we make egg omlette in a muffin cup. Because we are part of a Pinterest group that makes everything in muffin molds, no matter if it has any sense or not. After all, since when being cute is a sin, right?Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Beginner:

  • 1 Onion (diced)
  • 3 tablespoon Scallion or chives (diced)
  • ½ Green pepper (diced)
  • ½ Red pepper (diced)
  • 1 cup Spinach (diced)
  • 1 cup Cherry tomato (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 Eggs
  • ½ cup / 100ml Cream (optional)
  • 2 cup / 100g Cheese (grated)

Advanced:

  • 3½ oz / 100g Bacon, pancetta or gunciale (diced)
  • 2 Onion (diced)
  • 3 tablespoon Scallion or chives (diced)
  • 1 Garlic (crushed)
  • ½ Green pepper (diced)
  • ½ Red pepper (diced)
  • 1 cup Spinach (diced)
  • 1 cup Cherry tomato (diced)
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup / 100ml Cream (optional)
  • 2 cup / 100g Cheese (grated)

Kitchen equipment

  • Muffin forms

How to make Egg muffin

Beginner

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. Dice all the ingredients up, halve or quarter the cherry tomatoes.Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Mix all the vegetables except the tomatoes, in a bowl. Add a bit of salt too.Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  4. Fill the muffin forms up to ¾.Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. Divide the cherry tomatoes among the muffin forms.Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  6. Beat the eggs and add some more salt.Beat-eggs-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  7. Mix in the cream. It can be substituted with milk, water, or 2 more eggs. Obviously, it won’t taste the same but it will still be lovely.Beat-eggs-cream-gp-2-SunCakeMom
  8. Pour the eggs into the vegetable filled muffin cups.Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  9. Sprinkle grated cheese if desired.Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  10. Place them into a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven and bake until all the muffins set, for 25 – 35 minutes. Muffins on the side in the muffin tray tend to set quicker while the ones on the inside takes longer time. Cut one of the inner ones to see if it’s set properly.Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

Advanced:

  1. Dice up the bacon, pancetta or guanciale.
  2. Place them into a pan on medium heat.Pancetta Guanciale Bacon gp SunCakeMom
  3. Once they starting to get a color lower the heat and slowly render out all the fat. Depending on what cut we use, this can take 10 – 20 minutes. Once all the meat gets a golden brown color, remove them from the fat.Pancetta Guanciale Bacon gp SunCakeMom
  4. Place the diced onion into the hot fat. Alternatively cooking oil can be used too.Onion-diced-saute-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  5. Saute on medium to high heat until the onion gets a translucent / glassy look.Onion-diced-glassy-translucent-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  6. Lower the heat to medium to low and caramelize the onions while stirring every now and then for about 15 – 20 minutes.Onion Diced GP SunCakeMom
  7. Once the onions get the desired golden brown color, add the sliced chives or scallion, garlic, red and green peppers, spinach and saute on high heat until the garlic gets fragrant for about 1 to 3 minutes. Once it is done, remove pan from the heat and let it cool a bit. Don’t forget to take the garlic out if it’s in one piece.Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  8. Beat eggs in a bowl.Beat-eggs-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  9. Mix in the cream. It can be substituted with milk, water, or 2 more eggs. Obviously, it won’t taste the same but it will still be lovely.Beat-eggs-cream-gp-2-SunCakeMom
  10. Mix in the bacon, pancetta or guanciale and the onion vegetable mixture. Salt may not be necessary, depending on what kind of cured meat we use.Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  11. Ladle the mixture out into the muffin forms.Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  12. Sprinkle cheese on top if desired.Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  13. Place them into a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven and bake until all the muffins set, for 25 – 35 minutes. Muffins on the side in the muffin tray tend to set quicker while the ones on the inside takes longer time. Cut one of the inner ones to see if it’s set properly.Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom

Note: Both recipes are for 12 muffins but unfortunately not all muffin forms are made equal. Fortunately, we can always crack up a couple of more eggs and fill the muffins molds if needed.

F.A.Q.

Can egg muffins be reheated?

Yes, we can reheat egg muffins without problem. 20 – 30 seconds in the microwave would be enough to make them feel fresh again. Frozen muffins needs a bit more time but in about 60 -90 seconds they are ready to go too.

Why do my egg muffins deflate?

It’s because a lack of structure. It can be mended by adding more filling to it. In conventional baking this means adding more flour and sugar to it but on low carb keto diet it simply means more veggies or meat.

How to make egg muffins not stick?

Use a non-stick spray with a lot of prayer. Alternatively use the achievements of modern technology and buy silicone muffin cups.

Why can egg muffins be watery?

Raw vegetables contain plenty of water that don’t really evaporate in a 20 minutes baking process. Stir-frying the ingredients will reduce their water content making the muffin less watery.

Egg Muffin Recipe

What's the difference between egg muffins and egg omlette? No one knows until tried but once tried no one cares because there is no charge for awesomeness.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Low Carb Meal, Meal
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Author SunCakeMom

Equipment

  • Muffin forms

Ingredients

Beginner:
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 3 tablespoon Scallion or chives diced
  • ½ Green pepper diced
  • ½ Red pepper diced
  • 1 cup Spinach diced (optional)
  • 1 cup Cherry tomato diced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 Eggs
  • ½ cup / 1 dl Cream
Advanced:
  • oz / 100g Bacon pancetta or gunciale (diced)
  • 2 Onion diced
  • 3 tablespoon Scallion or chives diced
  • 1 Garlic crushed
  • ½ Green pepper diced
  • ½ Red pepper diced
  • 1 cup Spinach diced (optional)
  • 1 cup Cherry tomato diced
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup / 100ml Cream optional
  • 2 cup / 100g Cheese grated, optional

Instructions

Beginner

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  • Dice all the ingredients up, halve or quarter the cherry tomatoes.
    Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Mix all the vegetables except the tomatoes, in a bowl. Add a bit of salt too.
    Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Fill the muffin forms up to ¾.
    Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Divide the cherry tomatoes among the muffin forms.
    Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Beat the eggs and add some more salt.
  • Mix in the cream. It can be substituted with milk, water, or 2 more eggs. Obviously, it won't taste the same but it will still be lovely.
  • Pour the eggs into the vegetable filled muffin cups.
    Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Sprinkle grated cheese if desired.
    Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Place them into a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven and bake until all the muffins set, for 25 - 35 minutes. Muffins on the side in the muffin tray tend to set quicker while the ones on the inside takes longer time. Cut one of the inner ones to see if it's set properly.
    Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Enjoy!

Advanced:

  • Dice up the bacon, pancetta or guanciale.
    Guanciale-pancetta-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  • Place them into a pan on medium heat.
  • Once they starting to get a color lower the heat and slowly render out all the fat. Depending on what cut we use, this can take 10 - 20 minutes. Once all the meat gets a golden brown color, remove them from the fat.
    Guanciale-pancetta-gp-2-SunCakeMom
  • Place the diced onion into the hot fat. Alternatively cooking oil can be used too.
    Onion-diced-saute-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  • Saute on medium to high heat until the onion gets a translucent / glassy look.
    Onion-diced-glassy-translucent-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  • Lower the heat to medium to low and caramelize the onions while stirring every now and then for about 15 - 20 minutes.
    Onion Diced GP SunCakeMom
  • Once the onions get the desired golden brown color, add the sliced chives or scallion, garlic, red and green peppers, spinach and saute on high heat until the garlic gets fragrant for about 1 to 3 minutes. Once it is done, remove pan from the heat and let it cool a bit. Don't forget to take the garlic out if it's in one piece.
    Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Beat eggs in a bowl.
    Beat-eggs-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  • Mix in the cream. It can be substituted with milk, water, or 2 more eggs. Obviously, it won't taste the same but it will still be lovely.
    Beat-eggs-cream-gp-2-SunCakeMom
  • Mix in the bacon, pancetta or guanciale and the onion vegetable mixture. Salt may not be necessary, depending on what kind of cured meat we use.
    Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Ladle the mixture out into the muffin forms.
    Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Sprinkle cheese on top if desired.
    Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Place them into a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven and bake until all the muffins set, for 25 - 35 minutes. Muffins on the side in the muffin tray tend to set quicker while the ones on the inside takes longer time. Cut one of the inner ones to see if it's set properly.
    Egg muffin recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Both recipes are for 12 muffins but unfortunately not all muffin forms are made equal. Fortunately, we can always crack up a couple of more eggs and fill the muffins molds if needed.

Pin now, Enjoy later!

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