This savory bacon and egg muffins recipe is gluten free, paleo, keto and simply delicious. You will be surprised how quickly these muffins come together and also how quickly they disappear!
Savory Breakfast Egg Muffins
Bacon and egg muffins recipe?! Could that delicious combination be real? Why yes it is! When you think about muffins, you may automatically think about a standard blueberry muffin or a carrot muffin.
You likely do not think of bacon and eggs as being in the muffin category. However, after you make this recipe just one time, you will never think of a muffin in the same way again!
While this recipe isn’t for a traditional muffin, it does create a breakfast that is in a muffin shape, cooked completely in a muffin tin and is quite easy to eat on the go, like a regular muffin!
However, since the recipe makes the “muffins” using solely bacon and eggs, these are much healthier and a whole lot easier than any other muffin you have ever made. Intrigued? Keep reading!
How to Make Bacon and Egg Muffins
Making bacon and egg muffins has to be one of the easiest breakfast recipes out there. After all, when there are only two ingredients in the recipe, how hard could it be! Take a quick look at how to make this recipe and you will likely be amazed at how easy an egg and bacon dish can be.
- Preheat the oven.
- Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray
- Wrap a strip of bacon in each muffin cup
- Crack an egg into each muffin cup
- Bake for 20 mins
Doesn’t sound hard at all, right? That’s because it isn’t! In fact, it truly is one of the easiest ways to make a nutritious and hearty breakfast.
Paleo Breakfast Egg Muffins
Finding a perfect breakfast that sticks to your diet can be tricky. After all, there are many rules for every single diet, making them hard to keep track of.
- Paleo Diet- This diet revolves around foods that a caveman would have eaten. This means foods that can be found growing naturally outside. Veggies, meats and fruits are the main components of the Paleo Diet.
- Keto Diet- The keto diet relies heavily on fats and eliminates carbohydrates completely.
- Gluten Free Diet- A gluten free diet eliminates all gluten, and therefore wheat products, from your diet.
In addition to being incredibly simple to make, these muffins hit all of these key diet trends. That means you can enjoy these bacon egg muffins no matter what diet you are on!
You can also feel good about making a tray of these muffins for a group of people. With so few ingredients, no one will need to question what is in the muffins or debate about their nutrition – it is quite clear what they are made of!
Egg Muffin Ingredients
While our bacon egg muffin recipe relies solely on two main ingredients, you can definitely add a few things to the egg cups to make them even better. Many of the additions can still stick to your dietary needs, keeping the egg muffin recipe paleo, keto and gluten free.
All of these options are still within those dietary guidelines:
- Add sliced mushrooms to each cup, putting it in the bottom of the muffin tin after the bacon
- Sprinkle vegan shredded cheese over the top in the last few minutes of cooking
- Put a few leaves of baby spinach in the bottom of the muffin cups before you crack the eggs in
- Chop a green or red bell pepper and add the pieces on top of the egg before cooking
- Place tomato slices in the bottom of the cups before adding the egg
- Use two slices of bacon in each cup for extra protein and flavor
Easy Egg & Bacon Sandwich Alternative
Making an easy breakfast sandwich using this recipe does stray away from the specific diets we have discussed but is completely delicious. Place two of these muffins between two slices of bread and you have a perfect egg sandwich. Add some cheese and you will be all set!
And, this breakfast sandwich is much better for you than a fast food egg sandwich. If you have ever wondered what is in a bacon and egg McMuffin, the answer is that they are full of additives. Diglycerides, fumaric acid, barley malt, and potassium sorbate are just a few of the many ingredients in an egg McMuffin.
Why eat all those chemicals when you can easily make your own, all natural breakfast sandwich right at home? This recipe is simply better.
Breakfast Meal Prep
When you make this recipe, you should consider making extra muffin cups to enjoy throughout the week. After you cook the muffins completely, wrap them well in plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container. Keep them in the fridge for 5-6 days.
When you are ready to eat them, simply place them in the microwave for about 15-30 seconds. Be sure to use a microwave plate cover while reheating so your muffins don’t dry out.
These bacon and egg muffins reheat wonderfully. The make-ahead process will mean easy morning breakfast options for you and your family.
You can also freeze the bacon and egg muffins for up to one month. Be sure to wrap them well and then place in the freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight and then reheat in the microwave for 15-30 seconds.
Are you ready to fall in love with this easy, nutritious breakfast? Read these last few tips and then preheat your oven to start cooking! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
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Delicious egg muffins perfect for Sunday morning brunch with the family!
- 12 strips bacon
- 12 whole eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400(F) degrees and prepare a muffin pan with non-stick spray. Wrap one piece of bacon around the edge of each muffin cup then crack one egg into the middle of each.
- Sprinkle with salt + pepper to taste then bake for about 15 to 17 minutes or until the yolks are fully cooked. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.
- Try different kinds of bacon to make the egg muffins taste different every time. Maple bacon, Canadian bacon and smoked bacon all work well!
- Rather than turn on your entire oven to bake these bacon and egg muffins, consider investing in one of these countertop convection ovens here. You can bake this recipe and so many other recipes easily using this convenient appliance.
- Make a double batch of bacon and egg muffins and place them on a pretty tray to serve at brunch. They make for the perfect finger food that everyone will love.
- Crack the eggs in a bowl and scramble them with a little salt and pepper. Pour the scrambled mixture into the prepared muffin tin and cook as directed.
- Skip the cooking spray- the fat from the bacon will be enough to grease the cups, making the muffins pop out easily.