Breakfast Break with Egg Muffins

by Melissa

I hear from a lot of people that making time for a healthy breakfast is a real challenge.  I know the challenge myself!  There is a lot to get done in the morning!  Once showers are taken, beds made, a load of laundry thrown into the dryer and the dog taken for a quick stroll around the block, there just isn’t much time left before you need to be at work! 

Here’s where strategy comes into play.  Allow me to recommend make ahead breakfast. If you have something prepared that you can just heat up in the microwave, it will make a healthy breakfast a lot more attainable.  One of my favorites is crustless mini quiches or “egg muffins” as my husband likes to call them.  Either way, they are delicious!  Here’s the recipe:


  • Cooking spray
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • Seasoning of your choice
  • Mix-ins such as vegetables and cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray
  3. Add eggs, milk, and desired seasoning into bowl and whisk  
  4. Pour egg mix into muffin pan, about 3/4 full
  5. Add desired mix-ins (Here's a great place to use produce bought at the Farmer’s Market! You could try scallions, red bell pepper, spinach, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, feta or swiss cheese, etc. Get creative!)
  6. With a spoon, stir each cup to get the mix-ins incorporated
  7. Put in the oven, setting the timer for 10 minutes
  8. After 10 minutes rotate the muffin pan 180° and set the timer for another 10 minutes
  9. After a total of 20 minutes, remove the muffin pan from the oven (You will notice the quiches have puffed up a lot but they will sink back down once removed from the oven.)
  10. Immediately remove quiches from muffin pan using a spoon to help scoop them out
  11. Let cool and enjoy! (Or store for later use)

What make ahead breakfast ideas have worked for you?


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