Our Baked Egg Cups are a super easy breakfast option that is meal-prep friendly! Made with flavorful sausage, fresh veggies, and, of course, light & fluffy eggs. Option to switch up the filling ingredients to make them any way you want!
The Best Baked Egg Cups
We love this recipe for weekly meal-prep or a protein-packed breakfast option on the weekend! It is an easy recipe, made with all the best simple ingredients! Plus, you can easily change up the ingredients depending on what you have in the fridge. Enjoy these breakfast egg muffins on their own as a quick on-the-go breakfast or serve with a “cheesy” hashbrown bake, banana bread, and/or apple cinnamon muffins to make a delicious brunch spread! No matter if you eat them right away or store for later, the whole family is going to love these healthy breakfast egg cups.
Looking for another quick and easy breakfast option? Try our Instant Pot Egg Bites!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Size: we love frittata, but sometimes it’s nice to have some smaller portions like this!
- Customizable: Of course you can follow the directions in the recipe card, but feel free to mix things up a little depending on what you have on hand!
- Make-Ahead Breakfasts: we love making these on Sunday and eating them on our busy mornings!
What You Will Need
- large eggs – we love using whole eggs, but you can also substitute with just the egg whites.
- almond milk – perfect for keeping these egg muffin cups dairy-free and Whole30 compliant. You can use any of your favorite plant-based milk or regular milk too, if that isn’t a concern for you.
- salt and pepper – simple seasonings that are always a must!
- breakfast sausage – we love the flavors in this breakfast protein option, but you can also use crispy bacon, ham, or omit completely for vegetarian egg cups.
- fresh spinach & red peppers – fresh veggies that pair so well together!
How To Make Baked Egg Cups
The first steps to making this easy breakfast are to put the eggs, milk, and seasonings in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Then brown the sausage in a cast iron skillet on medium high heat. Spray the muffin pan with non-stick spray and start adding in the cooked sausage and fresh vegetables to the greased muffin tin.
Now pour the beaten eggs mixture into each muffin well. Try to leave a little space on top for expansion during the cooking process.
Bake at 350 degrees F for about 17 minutes or until slightly golden brown on top. Option to keep cooking at 2-3 minute increments until eggs are no longer runny.
Best Ways To Serve Baked Egg Cups
Honestly, we typically eat these baked egg muffins all on their own for an easy breakfast on those busy weekday mornings. But, if you do want to make them into a larger meal, we highly recommend serving them with some fresh fruit, American fries, or a blueberry banana smoothie! Plus, you can sprinkle some chopped green onions or fresh parsley on top for a little added flavor. Or a dash of hot sauce for a little added spice!
Feel free to make this recipe what you want (or based on what you have in your fridge). The cooking time should stay the same. We highly recommend:
- Protein: swap out the sausage for some cooked bacon, leftover ham, or tofu scramble.
- Vegetables: we also love adding fresh tomatoes, small potato cubes, zucchini, mushrooms, onion, other bell peppers, red onion, sun-dried tomatoes, or any leftover roasted veggies.
- Cheese: this recipe was made to be Whole30 compliant, but if that isn’t a concern for you we love adding some to the egg mixture. Our favorites are sharp cheddar cheese, goat cheese, or feta cheese.
Once the healthy egg muffin cups have cooled on a cooling rack, place them in an airtight container for up to 4 days. A great way to enjoy all week!
Absolutely! Just cook them as directed. Let them cool completely, place them on a cookie sheet, and place in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Now more them to a storage bag (a silicon Stasher Bag would work great) and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Option to wrap each one in plastic wrap, but not necessary.
Simply take one or more out of the freezer and thaw in the fridge overnight. In the morning you can eat it cold or reheat in the microwave (I recommend gently wrapping them in a damp paper towel), toaster oven, or regular oven!
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Our Baked Egg Cups recipe is perfect for meal-prep and are so easy to make for a healthy breakfast option all week long!
- 5 eggs
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup ground pork sausage (see notes)
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup fresh spinach, ripped into small pieces
- 1/4 of a large red bell pepper, diced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray muffin tin with a non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- In medium bowl whisk together eggs, unsweetened almond milk, salt, and pepper.
- Cook pork sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Take the prepared muffin tin and add a tablespoon or so of cooked pork, a tablespoon of ripped spinach, and a tablespoon of diced bell pepper to each muffin tin.
- Pour the egg mixture over top, filing so there is a little room left at the top (it will expand and rise as it is cooking – but then will deflate once it cools).
- Place in the oven for 17 minutes of cook time.
- Remove from oven, if the very top isn’t fully cooked, return to oven for 2-3 minute increments until fully cooked.
- Pork Sausage: option to make Homemade Breakfast Sausage or pick-up your favorite store-bought version. (check ingredients to be Whole30/Paleo compliant)
- Bell Pepper: Feel free to use a different color of bell pepper – whatever you happen to have in your fridge will work.
- Egg Cups: Feel free to use silicone muffin tin liners if you want. It shouldn’t change the cook time.
- Storage: store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
- Serving Size: 1 egg cup
- Calories: 95
- Sugar: 0.2 g
- Sodium: 331.6 mg
- Fat: 7 g
- Carbohydrates: 0.6 g
- Protein: 6.7 g
- Cholesterol: 162.2 mg
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