Savory Breakfast Muffins Recipe

Amber Bracegirdle | Bluebonnet Baker Updated

Savory Breakfast Muffins make a great change of pace from all those pieces of cake masquerading as health food because they don't have frosting. Whip some up and start the day off right.

Breakfast - the most important meal of the day! Ever wondered why people say that?

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Firstly, you are breaking a fast - the long period overnight that you go without consuming any food as fuel. Eating within two hours of waking is most beneficial as it kickstarts your blood sugar levels (glucose) which is used as energy. So, without fuelling up in the mornings you would find yourself sluggish and your energy levels dipping in and out.

In addition to cranking up your body to get you started for the day, eating breakfast is ideal for helping keeping you alert and focused, meaning that you are more likely to be able to remember and recall information better than you would if you had not eaten.

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That is why you will often hear people recommending you eating before a big test or important meeting. What's more, eating protein as a part of your breakfast helps to keep you feeling full for longer, so you are less likely to snack throughout the day or make unhealthy food choices. 

The challenge with breakfast is that oftentimes we are busy and do not have the time to sit and properly enjoy a meal in the mornings.

The good news, though, is that many breakfast ideas lend themselves well to grab and go solutions, especially these savory breakfast muffins that give you a beneficial dose of protein first thing in the morning to help keep you full and alert.

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Make your muffins ahead of time

Prepping your breakfast ahead of time saves you so much more time (and often money!) in the long run.

Rather than stopping at a fast food drive through, you can have a delicious, healthy breakfast and set yourself up for a good day ahead.

These breakfast muffins are very versatile, so you can swap around the ingredients to suit your preferences. Why not consider some of these combinations?

- Broccoli and egg

- Jalapeños, cream cheese and egg

- Spinach, cheese and egg

- Sun dried tomatoes, spinach, goat’s cheese and egg

To make your muffins the best they can be, follow these tips for success:

- Use silicone cups to prevent your muffins from sticking - they will simply pop out of the silicone casing! 

- Only fill your cups to about 1/2 full and at the most 2/3 full. The egg will cause them to fluff up and they may run over otherwise, creating a mess.

- Make sure you chop your veggies well so they are bitesized.

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Want to make a weeks’ worth ahead of time?

Simply double, triple or even quadruple the recipe.

You can simply pop your cooled muffins into zip-top freezer bags and freeze them. When you are ready for a muffin, take out what you need and defrost for one minute in the microwave. Then heat for 30 seconds to a minute, checking they are warm enough for your liking. 

Alternatively, pop them into the fridge the night before and enjoy cold.

More breakfast ideas...

Vegan Carrot Muffins

Protein Waffles

Mexican Breakfast Biscuit Bake


Savory Breakfast Muffins Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 10 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
  • 2/3 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Fresh Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Spinach
  • 1 cup Mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Diced Onion
  • 4 ounces Prosciutto
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a muffin tray and put it to one side.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix in the parmesan cheese and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, onion, feta and prosciutto. Distribute the mixture evenly between the muffin cups.
  4. Pour the egg and parmesan mixture over the top of each cup until nearly full.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes and cool slightly before serving.


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Author: Amber Bracegirdle
Recipe Yields: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 muffin
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 54
Calories 109

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 363mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 9g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Amber Bracegirdle

About Amber

Amber is a native Texan, born to a family of fabulous cooks. She shares her love of all things Tex-Mex and Southern both on her blog, Bluebonnet Baker, and here on Food Fanatic. She heavily endorses the use of the contraction "y'all".

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