In our house on the weekdays, breakfast is usually coffee and some pastries or fruit and spinach smoothie. On weekends, we have more time and we indulge a little. Most weekends we eat fried rice and sausage (longaniza) which lasts us until the afternoon. One weekend, I tried these egg muffins and it was good and portable and there were some leftover for the weekdays. So I am definitely making it again and sharing it here with you.
Breakfast Egg Muffins are beaten eggs baked in the oven with a filling of sauteed garlic, onions, tomatoes and spinach and some bread chunks to fill it up and provide carbs. It is a complete meal by itself with helpings of protein and vegetables.
This is not entirely Filipino but the sauteing process (gisa) definitely is. You can alter it to your preferences, add meat or deli or other vegetables. You will need a muffin tin for this, maybe one that has 9 holes.
Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins
This Breakfast Egg Muffins Recipe is easy to follow and makes portable, healthy breakfast or snacks. You can tailor it to what you want by adding meat, vegetables or toppings.
- 6 pcs eggs beaten
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1/2 cup chopped spinach
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 medium onion chopped
- 3 slices bread
- 1/ cup shredded cheese optional
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 F
Spray inside of muffin tin with oil.
Heat pan on stove and add 1 tbsp cooking oil
Saute garlic until brown. Add onions and cook until translucent.
Add tomatoes and stir for 2 minutes.
Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 minute
Shred bread into pcs and put a few pieces in each muffin tin hole
Divide cooked vegetables into each muffin hole on top of bread
Season beaten egg with salt and pepper
Pour egg mixture into muffin tin filling each hole 3/4 of the way
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes
Top with shredded cheese. Serve.
Variations of Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins:
- use 2 eggs whites for every egg in the recipe
- add sausage or ham or bacon bits
- add 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa instead of bread
- add vegetables like bell pepper. mushrooms or cooked diced potatoes
Bonus: My Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
Serves: 2 people
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 2 cups almond milk
- 2 tbsp peanut butter powder
- 6 pcs strawberries
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp honey (optional)
Blend all ingredients. Serve in tall clear glasses.
What do You Think?
Is this something you would want to do on the weekends? Maybe make an extra batch for a grab-and-go breakfast idea during the week?
The good thing about this Breakfast Egg Muffins Recipe is you can use most things that are in your refrigerator. Leftover sausages, ham, bacon, stir fry vegetables, different kinds of cheese. You can serve it with salsa on top or more cheese.
To go with these breakfast ideas, you need very good coffee. What better way to make it than with your own espresso machine? Check out my review of Best Espresso Machine for Home Use. This is one of the most useful and most worth it kitchen products we have.
Have a leisurely breakfast in your own home. Indulge a little without blowing your diet knowing that you are still eating nutritious food. You deserve it!
Kain Na! (Let’s Eat).