Spinach and Goat Cheese Breakfast Egg Muffins

Spinach and Goat Cheese Breakfast Egg Muffins

Breakfast Egg Muffins

Baked Egg Muffins

My Favorite Weekday Breakfast

One of my favorite weekday breakfasts is breakfast egg muffins. Egg bites, egg muffins, egg cups, mini frittatas, what ever you want to call them. They are easy to make, you can be as creative as you want, and you can quickly pop them in the microwave at work. I have been making these for 4 years now. Brad loves them, and he even has special requests from time to time.

Also check out my other recipe for Green Chile and Bacon Breakfast Egg Muffins.

Colorful Silicone Muffin Cups

Trial & Error

A few things I’ve realized over some experimentation could be helpful in your egg muffin making. When using greens, you can saute them or keep them fresh. I like to use fresh spinach. It tends to cook better when placing the spinach or greens in your muffin cups first to ensure they get coated with egg. Otherwise they can burn and have a weird texture from the heat of the oven.

Egg filling

I also realized that I like to use all fresh ingredients because I don’t have to pre-cook anything beforehand. Things like sautéed onions and peppers, bacon, and greens can take more time and lead to more dirty dishes. But we love bacon, so we wash that extra pan.

Fresh Spinach

Another very important aspect of these muffins: If you are not using silicone baking cups (which I highly recommend), be sure to spray the hell out of the muffin tins with spray – I use coconut oil spray. Without the excess spray they won’t come out as easily, and you will spend extra time cleaning the muffin tins. I also use a Pyrex liquid measuring cup to pour in the egg mixture, it pours clean and easily. 

Muffin Tin

When these cook, they puff up super big. That is why it’s a good idea to just fill them ¾ full. They will deflate quickly after taken out of the oven, but just beware that they puff up extra big while cooking. I tried to take pictures of them right after taking them out of the oven, but they deflated too quickly!

Healthy Fresh Baked Eggs

Mix It Up

If you decide to put cheese on your egg muffins, it helps to put it on last because it melts through the whole muffin without sinking to the bottom. Don’t forget to be creative! I love to do things like:

  • Broccoli & Cheddar
  • Roasted Red Pepper & Feta
  • Bell Peppers & Onions
  • Ham, Green Peppers & Onions
  • Tomatoes & Goat Cheese
  • Spinach & Feta
  • Bacon & Jalapeno
Healthy Egg Bites

Spinach and Goat Cheese Breakfast Egg Muffins

jamtothebeets
Course Breakfast
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Spinach fresh
  • 10 Eggs
  • 15 Grape Tomatoes quartered
  • 1/4 Cup Goat Cheese or Feta Cheese crumbled
  • Pinch Salt and Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Whisk eggs in a large bowl with salt and pepper.
  • Chop spinach and divide evenly between 12 muffin tins, or 12 silicone baking cups.
    Colorful Silicone Muffin Cups
  • Divide quartered grape tomatoes evenly on top of the spinach.
  • With a ladle or measuring cup, full each muffin tin 3/4 of the way full of the egg mixture.
    Pouring eggs into silicone muffin liners
  • Divide cheese evenly between egg cups, laying it on top of the egg mixture.
  • If any greens are still sticking out, use a toothpick to stuff them under the egg mixture, or they will burn.
    Releasing air bubbles
  • Place muffin tin on a baking sheet in case eggs spill over. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes until eggs are set in the middle.
    Healthy Fresh Baked Eggs
Keyword Egg Bites, Eggs


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