Eggs are one of natures’ fast foods and these fluffy Egg Muffins are a versatile way to make a quick breakfast or snacks for the whole week. Some people say you can freeze them but I haven’t tried that.
When I first heard of these I thought it would just be easier to make an omelette and cut it up, I already do that. But the beauty of these little Egg Muffins is that you can put different topping in each one adding variety to your breakfast or snacks.
This is also a great way to use up tiny bits of almost anything you see in the fridge. Best of all, you get to put all the toppings in raw since they cook as they bake. Now I’m not sure which is easier, egg muffins or an omelette. It depends more on what you’re making them for.
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Silicone Muffin Pan or Liners
For everyday breakfast and snack using a silicone muffin pan or separate liners is easiest. However, the muffins don’t rise as well so they were slightly more dense than the ones cooking in a metal muffin tin. For everyday snacks and breakfast all week long I’d recommend using the silicone liners.
Oiled Muffin Pan
Without liners these egg muffins had the highest rise and were light and fluffy. They browned around the edges and easily came out of the muffin tin with a stiff plastic spatula. If you’re serving breakfast to a big group take the muffin pan directly to the table. After the wow, they will deflate. With the right tool you can easily remove the egg muffins in front of the crowd.
I encourage you to do the comparison in your kitchen. Bake half your egg muffins with silicone and half without then you decide what works for you. Do not use paper muffin liners. Too much egg sticks to the paper making them the wrong choice for this recipe.
Get The Tools
Silicone muffin liners are a good environmental choice but they do affect the way things bake. Generally foods don’t brown as well when baked in silicone. It takes patience to work with them the baking time or increasing the temperature for different recipes. Gluten free bakers know that taking notes and cooking to a timer is the best way to have reliable recipes you can repeat over and over. I don’t own a silicone muffin pan but the clean up is always easy when using silicone.
Let me know in the comments below if you learned anything or have some questions from working on this recipe in your kitchen.
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Egg Muffins Three Ways
- 8 eggs
- 2 tablespoon finely chopped onion
- 2 tablespoon whole milk (or heavy cream)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- additional seasoning as desired
THREE FILLING COMBINATIONS
- 1) Diced, cooked bacon and shredded cheddar cheese
- 2) Fresh spinach and diced red pepper
- 3) Raw broccoli pieces, halved cherry tomatoes and diced feta cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease muffin tin or use silicone pan/liners. Do not use paper liners.
- Mix eggs, onion, milk, salt and pepper in a 4-cup liquid measuring cup. Pour into muffin tin to fill each muffin ⅔ full.
- Add a small amount of desired toppings to each muffin. Silicone liners – fill right to the top; No liner – fill ¾ full and watch them rise.
- Bake 20 minutes in preheated oven.
- Transfer from oven to table and serve immediately.