Quick and Easy Egg Muffins

Quick and Easy Egg MuffinsMornings can be hectic and drive-thru lines can be long! (Let’s not forget they also work against what our health and fitness goals are, for the most part.)

If you are reading this, you are trying to be healthier and stating your day off on the right foot is so important to how the rest of your day plays out. One of the best things I ever started making, were these Quick and Easy Egg Muffins. These egg muffins not only quick and easy, but they are so versatile and can easily be customized to make everyone’s taste buds happy. Thanks to the versatility of them, you won’t get tired of eating them, because you can change the flavor profiles each time you make them.

[yumprint-recipe id=’4′] We like to balance them out, especially while doing the 21 Day Fix, by adding a fruit (purple container) or turning them into a wrap with some salsa or avocado (yellow and blue containers). Balancing your breakfast out also helps to keep you fuller longer, while giving your body the fuel it needs to get you through the beginning of your day.

I typically make these egg muffins on a Sunday, divide them into servings (4 muffins per container) and pop them into the fridge, so we always have breakfast (or lunch) on hand in a pinch.

The other great thing about these, are that they are inexpensive, which is PERFECT for those who want to eat clean, but are on a budget or for those who have a lot of mouths to feed every morning. Even if you get organic, free range, brown eggs at $4 a carton, each serving of eggs is only around .66 cents! The other money saver is since they are packed with veggies, I never have produce going to waste. I just chop up whatever is on hand, add some seasoning and turn it into a quick and easy egg muffin! You can’t wait in line at your local drive-thru and get a nutritious breakfast that cheap! 

Do you already use egg muffins in your meal plan? What are you favorite flavor combinations?

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36 responses to “Quick and Easy Egg Muffins

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  5. Kathy

    Hi Nikki, these look so easy! Can you clarify if you use a regular muffin or a mini muffin pan?

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  7. Alexandria

    Hi I was wondering if I used just all egg whites would it be different containers on the 21 day fix?

  8. Stephanie

    These look great! How long will these last in the fridge and have you experimented with freezing?

    • Hi Stephanie, These are good for about 5 days in the fridge. The recipe makes enough for 3 breakfasts, so it’s just the right amount of time. I have not tried freezing them but some of the people in my accountability group have and they said they were fine :)

      I apologize for the delay in responding, this commented ended up in a spam filter and I just saw it…hope I’m not too late in answering :)

    • I freeze these all the time, and I’ve never had an issue. I actually don’t keep any extras in the fridge, because freezing is so easy. Just heat in the microwave for about a minute (might need a bit more or a bit less depending on your microwave).

  9. beachlover

    These seems like a lot of food lol – i might have to half it – and than count it is .5 red and .5 green…..

    • It sounds like a lot, but I personally don’t think it is. I use a cupcake pan for them so they’re not huge. I would say make them, heat up two and see how you feel. If you’re still hungry, at least you know you can have 2 more :)

  10. brittney

    How do you know that a serving is 4 egg muffins and one red one green? I’m super new to 21 day fix and I want to do things like this but can’t figure out how to count the containers

    • Hi Brittney,

      We use 3 green containers of veggies in this recipe along with 6 eggs (2 eggs per red container for a total of 3 red containers) and make 12 egg muffins total. If we break that into 3 servings, we get 4 egg muffins per servings and get roughly 1 green container and 1 red container per serving. Does that make sense?

  11. tasia

    If you added turkey bacon to the recipe how many reds would it be then?? Sorry just started the program new to this

    • Hi Tasia, Thank you for visiting my site and for commenting. Well…2 slices of turkey bacon = 1 red container. It depends on how many slices you add to the mix. If you did 6 slices and divided it by 3 servings, you would get 1 additional red per serving. If you only add 3 slices to the recipe, it would be 1/2 a red. I hope this helps and if you have other questions, do not hesitate to ask.

      • Just to confirm is 2 slices of turkey bacon=1/2 red container correct? I just got my book and I think I am reading it right that it says 1 red= 4 slices of turkey bacon. Thanks for clarifying, I am trying to take time to make a quality plan before I start.

      • Catherine

        But its the reduced fat turkey bacon that we use or is all turkey bacon reduced fat and which brand is the best to use on this plan. I am getting ready to start my very first round and I want to do this right and I love your recipe and will be making these tomorrow to have ready for my breakfasts.

      • Not all turkey bacon is equal. You will need to look at the labels to check the nutrional value and ingredients. I personally stick with Applegate farms brand because it is nitrate-free. Also, I’m not a fan of turkey bacon, so I use pork bacon. I just don’t have it often.

  12. jess

    Hi, I do not like regular eggs and only use egg whites. How many would I use for this recipe?

    • Hi Jess, Two egg whites typically equal 1 whole egg. Or if you use the carton egg whites, I believe 1/2 cup equal 1 egg, but just double check on the side of the carton to be sure.

  13. carrie k.

    I’m making these for the first time. I baked them for 15 minutes and the center was runny. I drained all the water off my veggies. What can I do to fix this problem?

  14. I want to make sure I understand. Just started the program today. I am looking at the containers above. Does (3) muffins equal 1 red container and 1 green container meaning you can eat 3 egg muffins?

    • Hi Shauna, Thank you for visiting my blog and for commenting. The portion on this recipe is 4 egg muffins per serving. So the recipe will yield 3 servings.

      If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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  17. Angie

    Just curious, Autumn’s egg cups are also 1 red and 1 green, but only 2 per serving. Why is this recipe allowed 4?

    • Hi Angie, Thank you for visiting my blog and for commenting. My recipe is 4 cups per servings because it only calls for 6 eggs for the entire recipe, where as Autumn’s calls for 12 eggs. Each red serving = 2 eggs, so to get that from mine, you need 4 cups. With Autumn’s you only need 2 because she uses more eggs in the recipe. I hope that help to clarify :)

  18. Kristen

    Do you use red or green bell peppers or both?

  19. Misty

    Can I use salsa in my muffins if so what container do I use and how many? Also where can I get the exact recipe from I can not find it?

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