Breakfast egg muffins – healthy and easy to prepare! These egg muffins are loaded with veggies AND they have both goat cheese and basil in them, making them incredibly flavoursome and delicious! Perfect as a breakfast on the go or as a part of meal prepping for the week ahead!
If you tend to hit the snooze button a few times in the morning and end up with not having time to make breakfast, these breakfast egg muffins are a great breakfast recipe for you!
These are great for making ahead as they refrigerate really well! And when it’s time for breakfast you’re already sorted for breakfast and you’ll have a stress free morning. Bliss!
As an added benefit these breakfast egg muffins are loaded with vegetables and to make them even more scrumptious they have a goat cheese in them. If goat cheese if not your thing the cheese can easily be swapped for feta or cheddar cheese.
Breakfast Egg Muffins – Nutrition Facts
- Lutein and zeaxanthin: These two powerful antioxidants are found in eggs and they may help to protect your eyes against age-related macular degeneration and cataract!
- Vitamin D: Eggs are one of few food that naturally contain vitamin D, in small amounts though. But every little helps! Vitamin D is important for strong bones and also important for immune function! Learn more about what is vitamin D.
- Vitamin A: Vitamin A is important for healthy eye sight, help to keep your immune system strong and also help to keep your skin in good condition!
- Good source of high quality protein: Eggs contain all the essential amino acids that matches the body’s requirement of amino acids! The protein found is eggs are also highly bioavailable, meaning that it’s easy for the body to absorb and digest the protein. One egg contains about 6 grams of protein!
Also, as an added bonus, studies have shown that eating eggs for breakfast can keep you feeling fuller for longer and reduce levels of ghrelin, the “hunger hormone”, which makes these egg muffins ideal to start your day with!
Two of these breakfast egg muffins together with either a piece of fruit (banana is a fav!) or a green smoothie is a great way to start the day and will keep you going until lunch!
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Breakfast Egg Muffins
- 12 eggs
- 1 large red pepper
- 2-3 handfuls of spinach, rougly chopped
- 1-2 handful of basil, torn.
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 100 g goat cheese, chopped into smaller pieces.
- 1 tsp salt
- 0.25 tsp pepper
- Preheat the oven to 180°C fan / 200°C / 400°F
- Crack the eggs into a large bowl together with salt and pepper and whisk until combined.
- Add the rest of the ingredients mix until all ingredients are combined.
- Grease a non stick muffin form (12 muffins) with oil (or spray with spray oil if you have that)
- Pour the egg mixture into the muffins slots and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from oven and leave to slightly cool. Remove the egg muffins with a plastic of wooden spoon (if using a teflon form!)
- Great served hot and cold
- Swap the goat cheese for feta cheese or cheddar cheese
- Stays fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.