Muffin tin eggs, also known as egg cups or egg muffins, are delicious, easy to make, and can be made ahead of time for a fast and healthy breakfast on the go. It’s no wonder they are all the rage in 2023!
What are muffin tin eggs?
Muffin tin eggs are a perfect breakfast option for busy weekdays or meal plans. To make them, simply crack some eggs into a muffin tin that is either greased or lined with parchment paper, add your favourite toppings, bake and voilà!
How are they stored?
Muffin tin eggs can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Make your mornings stress-free by keeping a stash of these egg cups on hand!
Here are some tips for storing these delightful cups:
- In the fridge: Store in an air-tight container and refrigerate between 1 – 4 °C.
- In the freezer: Keep your muffin tin eggs wrapped in an air-tight bag. Reheat in the microwave directly from frozen.
- Food safety: Do not keep eggs out of the refrigerator for more than 2 hours, including your recipe preparation time. Remember to always wash your hands thoroughly before cooking and eating.
How do I serve my muffin tin eggs?
When you're ready to eat, reheat your muffin tin eggs in the microwave for 30 seconds if refrigerated, or 60 seconds if frozen. Just like that, you’re ready to grab and go!
3 ways to make easy muffin tin eggs
There are hundreds of possible variations of textures and flavours with easy muffin tin eggs: bake them as mini frittatas, mini stratas or even oven-poached eggs - you can’t get bored!
1. Muffin Tin Frittatas
A frittata is round like an omelette but comparable to a quiche without the crust. You can add just about anything in the egg mixture to suit your flavour preference, and muffin tin frittatas are no different! Simply pour your egg mixture of choice into a muffin tin with your favourite toppings and bake!
Here are 3 muffin tin frittata recipes to get you started:
1. Veggie Cheese Muffin Frittatas
These Veggie Cheese Muffin Frittatas only call for 10 minutes of prep time, and have a bunch of topping variations to please your taste buds.
Some topping variations include:
- Red pepper, zucchini, tomato, onion and smoked turkey
- Bacon, cheddar and green onion
- Red onion, mushroom, rosemary and goat cheese
- Sweet green pepper, ham and cheese
2. Muffin Tin Frittatas
These Muffin Tin Frittatas hit the spot with a kick of spice. Toppings include onion, garlic, grated carrot, corn, cheddar cheese and optional jalapeño pepper. Kick up the heat by topping your muffin tin frittatas with salsa or sriracha mayo!
3. Mini Frittatas
This version of Mini Frittatas is sprinkled with mozzarella, sliced prosciutto, red pepper, zucchini and onion, and seasoned with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and basil. Perfect for lovers of Italian flavours!
2. Muffin Tin Stratas
A strata is a savoury egg-bread casserole that’s baked in the oven or microwaved. Muffin tin stratas have the same satisfying texture as a regular strata but in bite-sized portions (that also cook faster).
Try this delicious muffin tin strata recipe:
Muffin Tin Strata
With asparagus, ham, tomatoes and parmesan cheese, this Muffin Tin Strata makes for a warm and comforting breakfast in easy-to-eat portions.
Not a fan of the toppings? Easily adjust the ingredients to suit your preference! For example, the French bread can be substituted with any kind of bread for more fun textures and flavours. The same can be done with the veggies, cheese and meat.
3. Muffin Tin Poached Eggs
Poaching the perfect egg can be intimidating - but not with easy muffin tin poached eggs, also known as oven-poached eggs.
Simply add 1 tablespoon of water and a cracked egg to each muffin tin and bake! Muffin tin poached eggs mean you don’t need to worry about your eggs spreading apart or your water over-heating.
Try making these muffin tin poached eggs:
Muffin Pan Poached Eggs
This Muffin Pan Poached Eggs recipe from Egg Farmers of Canada has everything you need to know about this cooking hack.
Which recipe are you trying?
With hundreds of possible flavours and recipes, you won’t be able to stop making these easy muffin tin eggs! Which way will you try first?