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Breakfast Egg Muffins

These make-ahead bacon and cheddar egg muffins with jalapeños are a low-carb, protein-loaded treat that you can eat on the go.


bacon cheddar egg muffins with jalapeño cheddar and cilantro

Three Reasons I LOVE Breakfast Egg Muffins:

It’s actually hard to narrow it down to just three reasons, but here are my top three reasons for loving this breakfast egg muffin recipe:

  1. They are high in protein, and low in just about everything else (carbs, sugar, etc.) This is real energy food, my friends. Just what growing bodies need!
  2. They can be made ahead of time! As much as I would love to channel June Cleaver and have serve my family a pancake feast with all the fixings every single day of the week, that’s just not my reality. But, if I can find ten minutes on a Sunday night, we are sure to be whipping up a batch of these egg muffins!
  3. Thanks to OXO’s precision batter dispenser—which helps to fill the muffin tin with our whisked egg mixture without any mess—and non-stick muffin pans, this recipe comes together quickly and easily.
1 dozen eggs, salt, pepper and milk in a large mixing bowl
hand whisking eggs in a large bowl with a whisk
bacon cheese cilantro jalapeño in a muffin tin for egg cups
bacon cheddar egg muffins

Egg Muffin Extra Extras?

The sky's the limit here, my friends! Truly, almost any savory thing that your family loves will fit the bill. There are so many delicious flavor combinations! In the end, we went with the classic breakfast trio of bacon, cheddar cheese, and jalapeños. But the recipe is versatile and adaptable! If you don’t eat meat, leave it out! Or swap it for veggie sausage. If you don’t do cheese, just leave it out or swap in a favorite veggie. Here are a few other egg muffin ingredient combo ideas we love:

  • Spinach, mushroom and Swiss cheese.
  • Crumbled feta, spinach, sun dried tomatoes. If this one is calling your name check out our Spinach Feta Wrap.
  • Cubed Black Forest ham, cheddar and chives.
  • Diced bell peppers, green onions & cheddar.
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Bacon Cheddar Egg Muffins With Jalapeno 9

How Do I Make an Egg Muffin?

Mixing up a batch of egg muffins is so easy that we hesitate to call it a recipe. But, then again, you’re here for a recipe, right? So here’s how it’s done:

  • Fill the cups of a non-stick muffin tin halfway with crumbled bacon, cheddar, and chopped jalapeños. FYI, this is a fun job for tiny hands! Yay for an easy, mess free way to get them involved in cooking.
  • Whisk your eggs vigorously until they’re well-mixed and frothy, then ladle the mixture (ever so carefully) into the muffin tins, or if you have an OXO precision batter dispenser you can use that.
  • Throw it in the oven and watch them rise! This is also a fun one for the kids to witness.
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Bacon Cheddar Egg Muffins With Jalapeno 13

How Do You Store Make-Ahead Egg Muffins?

The fact that these muffins can be made ahead of time is probably my favorite thing about them. Once they’re prepared and baked, they stay fresh for up to five days in an airtight container stored in the fridge! All you have to do his heat them up in your microwave for a minute or in a hot pan for 2-3 minutes and breakfast is done! Amazing, right? A hot, and healthy breakfast for the family in just two minutes.

close up on one bacon cheddar egg cup in a muffin tin garnished with cilantro

Tools You'll Need:

If you've got a muffin tin, you can make this breakfast egg muffin recipe. However, a few tools make the process a little easier, like:

A New Egg Dish Every Day of The Week.

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Breakfast Egg Muffins

  • Serves: 12
  • Prep Time:  10 min
  • Cook Time:  35 min
  • Calories: 309


  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb cooked bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and diced
  • fresh cilantro, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper and pour into Oxo’s precision batter dispenser.
  3. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin. Evenly disperse half of the bacon, cheese and jalapeños into cups. Pour egg mixture into the cups, filling ½ full. Top with remaining ingredients (evenly dispersed among the 12 cups).
  4. Bake on center rack for 20-25 minutes. Top with fresh cilantro and serve!


  • Seeded jalapeños do not give off the same heat as jalapeños. This dish is NOT spicy, but filled with flavor. To avoid getting the spicy flavor on your hands, wear gloves while removing seeds.
  • Breakfast Egg Muffins can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days. To reheat, microwave for 1 minute or place in a preheated oven at 400°F for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories309
  • Protein16 g
  • Carbohydrates2 g
  • Total Fat26 g
  • Dietary Fiber0 g
  • Cholesterol232 mg
  • sodium641 mg
  • Total Sugars1 g

Breakfast Egg Muffins

Questions & Reviews

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  • Raquel

    What is considered a serving? Is it just 1 muffin?


  • Julie

    Could this be made in a cake pan rather than muffin tins?

    Yes, but it might change the cook time. We haven't tested it that way.

  • Ashlyn

    Can I add different things besides salt and pepper in the mix?

    Yes if there are spices you enjoy using in your scrambled eggs those would work in this recipe as well. We would still always recommend salt and pepper but you can always add extras. Hope you enjoy Ashlyn.

  • Jill

    Can these be frozen?

    Hi Jill, yes! Make sure they are completely cooled before freezing. freeze individually wrapped in plastic or on a baking sheet until frozen before transferring to a container/freezer bag. For best results thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating.

  • LaWana

    Do these Breakfast Egg Muffins freeze well. I would like to make and freeze.

    Hi Lawana, we haven't tested it yet but it should work fine to freeze them. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap. When you take them out wrap them in a moist paper towel when reheating in the microwave.

  • Ashlyn

    I loved the recipe but the salt and pepper was just a bit more not so good.

    Thanks Ashlyn, glad you enjoyed it!

  • Jenn

    These were so delicious and super simple to whip to up!

    That's great Jenn, glad you enjoyed it!