Egg Cup Recipes with 392 Possibilities

What could be better on a cold winter morning but hanging out with your family eating a nice warm breakfast that was fast and easy to make?  Maybe if you’re getting presents that day too!  Here is something that can help with the warm fast and easy breakfast.  The rest is up to you.

This is one of those recipes I have a hard time calling a recipe.  To me it’s more like a method.  It is easily made gluten free, dairy free, soy free and even vegetarian all in one muffin tin.  Having said that my math minded son figured out with all of the possibilities I’ve shared here, you could make 392 different versions and I didn’t even give you all the possible choices!

Easy Egg Cups with 392 Possibilities

First decide what you want as the base layer.  You can use thin slices of ham, turkey, prosciutto,cooked slices of bacon,  cooked sausage, cooked chorizo, smoked salmon, small corn tortilla, hash browns, flattened slice of gluten-free bread, spinach, kale, tomatoes, empty baked potato skin or anything else you can come up with to include.

Next you need an egg for each cup.

Then you can add in some cheese if you like even if it’s Daiya dairy, gluten and soy free.  If you eat dairy try parmesan, marscarpone, manchego, cheddar, mozzarella, provolone, or even cream cheese.

If your base layer is more on the neutral side like a tortilla, bread, potato and the like, you probably want to add in some spices.  Think about the flavors you enjoy.  Do you want Italian spices, Mexican, French or maybe even Spanish.  Just keep in mind these are small cups and dried herbs are more intense in flavor than fresh.

Now that you have layered your favorites into the greased muffin tins or ramekins, place into a 375 degree pre-heated oven and cook for approximately 20 minutes or until the whites are cooked.  Mine took 22 minutes.

When they are done use a straight spatula to losen around the edges and place onto a plate to serve immediately.  Garnish your plate with a little fruit and you have a great meal that looks amazing and really all you did was layer a few items into a muffin tin.

Below will be Ham and Cheese or Tortilla Chili Egg Cups but please do not be limited by this.  Use some of the possibilities mentioned above and have fun!

One idea to engage the troops is to place the items out on the counter and let people put what they want into their pre-greased cup or muffin tin.  Put it into the oven while you open presents on Christmas morning and when you’re done breakfast will be served.  Keep in mind this is not just an idea for Christmas morning but for any morning, afternoon or evening.

I’d like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season no mater what you’re celebrating and a Happy New Year!  I’m taking a little time off to spend with my family and I hope you get to do the same.  If you’ve missed any of my newsletters, including the last one with a big announcement, visit my WHOLE-istic Life newsletter page.    If you are looking for some gift giving ideas check out my Favorites page.

 Have a wonderful holiday season, stay safe and please cook good food for the people you love.



5 Responses to Egg Cup Recipes with 392 Possibilities

  1. Susan December 19, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    Looks easy and delicious! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the coming year.

  2. hannahmarie December 19, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    These look amazing and I love that there are so many variations! What a simple and cost-conscious breakfast solution

  3. Lillian December 21, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    These look awesome! I love this idea Diane!!!

  4. The Healthy Apple January 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    You are so talented; love these variations, Diane. xoox Happy New Year!

  5. Flora Rouse January 3, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    Wow, this is brilliant! I never would have thought of baking eggs in muffin racks, but it is so obvious now that you gave us the idea. And there really are so many variations and ways of serving, it’s just incredible…it’s incredible we haven’t thought of this before! 🙂 I used this recipe for the First Day of the New Year breakfast, and I enhanced the uniqueness with a spoonful of beluga caviar on each plate. It goes really well with eggs and it makes the whole thing a bit more gourmet. Thanks for the great idea and have a happy new year!