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MAKE AHEAD EGG MUFFINS:

Can you make these egg muffins ahead of time so you have egg muffins to eat all week long?  Absolutely!  You can keep them in the fridge for 4 to 5 days and just briefly re-heat them in the microwave when ready to eat.

Some people have mentioned freezing them.  The best way to handle frozen egg muffins is to pop a frozen muffin in the refrigerator the night before eating so it can defrost overnight.  Then pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds the next morning.  If you didn’t have time to think ahead, you can certainly heat them in the oven to warm them up again– or use the microwave in short bursts until they defrost.

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HOW DO YOU MAKE EGG MUFFINS?

These little egg muffins aren’t any kind of chore to make at all.  They’re just eggs scrambled with a little milk and adding in your desired fixings.  I clean out my fridge for these guys and use sausage, spinach and the last of my shredded cheese.

30 minutes in the oven… while you make the coffee, flip on the TV to watch Netflix or recorded episodes of Shark Tank  or The Walking Dead (favorites in our house!)  Then your egg muffins are ready to eat.

We serve ours with a scoop of chunky salsa.  They’d also be good with some sour cream and/or (GASP!) ketchup.  That all depends how you like to adorn your eggs.

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If you’re not into spinach, you can certainly throw some broccoli pieces in there or bell pepper.  Crumbled, cooked bacon would be awesome too.  Use whatever cheese is your favorite.  There are so many ways you can make them!

If you want to lighten up on the eggs, it’s okay to use half egg whites and half whole eggs.  I have a small family, so we just made 6, but you can certainly double the recipe and make an entire dozen.

WHAT IF MY EGG MUFFINS ARE STICKING TO THE MUFFIN PAN?

If you have a nonstick muffin pan in which things tend to stick to, my best advice is to either line them with Parchment Liners (they are wonderful), or buy a Silicone Muffin Pan.  The silicone muffin pans are great.  You just set the silicone muffin pan on a baking sheet and bake as directed.  But the egg muffins pop out super easily.  There are never any sticking problems with that sort of pan.  The silicone muffin pan works so well that there are actually egg muffins shown in the advertising photo for this pan on Amazon!

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CAN YOU MAKE EGG MUFFINS WITH EGG WHITES?

Yes, you can make egg muffins with egg whites.  If I’m using egg whites, I actually like to use half egg whites and half whole eggs.  There is a good amount of protein in the whole egg, so I don’t like to miss out on that!

Enjoy these healthy Egg Muffins, and kick-off the weekend in a delicious way!

These healthy egg muffins are an easy make-ahead breakfast recipe.

Cuisine American

Course Breakfast 

 Keyword egg muffins, egg muffins recipe

 Prep Time 20 minutes 

Cook Time 30 minutes

 TotalTime 50 minutes

 Servings6 muffins 

Calories 123

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup (packed) fresh spinach, chopped
  • 3/4 cup cooked and crumbled turkey sausage
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat shredded cheese
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • salsa, for serving (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 6 or 7 muffin cups with nonstick spray.
  2. Spray a nonstick skillet with nonstick spray, and quickly cook the spinach- just until wilted. Let it cool, then squeeze any excess moisture out of it.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sausage and spinach with the eggs and milk. Scoop into the prepared muffin tins (I find it easiest to use a 1/3 cup measuring cup) almost to the top. Sprinkle cheese on top. Then give each one a good dose of salt and pepper.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until the egg is cooked through. Easy way to check the egg: touch the middle of the muffins… if they are still wet and gooey, they’ll need a little more time in the oven. They should feel cooked through.
  5. Serve the egg muffins immediately- with salsa, if desired.

RECIPE NOTES

  • 1 WEIGHT WATCHERS Freestyle SmartPoint per muffin.
  • Jimmy Dean already-cooked turkey sausage crumbles are perfect for this recipe.
  • Egg muffins are pretty versatile- sub in other ingredients for the sausage and spinach, if you prefer.
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