You won't believe how simple these Mini Omelet Muffins are!
Aren't we always looking for easy, tasty, healthy breakfast ideas? We'll this one qualifies!
According to the latest wisdom, eating protein in the morning sets you up for an energy filled day and can even help with weight loss1. So the benefits of this little gem of a gluten-free breakfast idea are many:
The two main ingredients you need are eggs, and a bit of liquid to fluff them up. Everything else is up to your imagination.
The ones in the photo are pretty simple. I've used eggs, onion, ham and cheddar. They were delicious!
If you want to change it up you can use any combination of:
All you need to make your omelet fluffy is a little liquid. As the egg cooks, the liquid creates steam and you get a nice puffy, fluffy omelet.
This goes for your regular pan omelet as well as these delicious mini omelet muffins.
If you're adding veggies to your omelet muffins then the moisture from those is all that's necessary. Onions, pepper, mushrooms etc. all have enough moisture in them to make your mini omelet muffins puff up beautifully. If you add any more you risk them becoming watery.
If you're not using any veggies then a tablespoon of water will give you the lift you need. You can also use milk or cream or a flavored liquid like veggie or chicken stock.
Everything needs to be diced nice and small. The ham or bacon, the pepper or whatever else you're using should be a quarter inch to half inch squares. Grate the cheese and chop the herbs if using.
This recipe uses six eggs and is intended to make six muffins, so each muffin is one egg. You can of course increase it to twelve eggs and make twelve muffins if you're feeding a group.
Another option is to make your muffins a bit smaller. You could use spread your six eggs over nine muffin cups, or if you have mini muffin tins you could use those and make mini omelet muffin bites. These are great for kids.
The garnish: choose 2 or three of the following
See how beautifully they puff up?! Eat them right away or store in the fridge and reheat later.
1. Hjalmarsdottir, F. (2017, June 22). How protein at breakfast can help you lose weight. Healthline. Retrieved April 3, 2022, from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/protein-at-breakfast-and-weight-loss
2. Gunnars, K. (2018, June 28). Top 10 health benefits of eating eggs. Healthline. Retrieved April 3, 2022, from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-health-benefits-of-eggs#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2