The Perfect Protein-Packed Breakfast for Busy Mornings

The Perfect Protein-Packed Breakfast for Busy Mornings
These muffins are packed with protein. (Carson Downing/TNS )
Protein-packed omelet muffins, or baked mini omelets, are a perfect breakfast for busy mornings. Make a batch ahead and freeze for breakfast on the go, or serve these fresh with fruit salad for a simple weekend brunch.

Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 1 hour
Serves 6
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups finely chopped broccoli
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate, leaving the drippings in the pan. Add broccoli and scallions and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk eggs, cheese, milk, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in the bacon and broccoli mixture. Divide the egg mixture among the prepared muffin cups.

Bake until firm to the touch, 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin tin.

Tasty Tip

To make ahead: Wrap omelets individually and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month. To reheat, thaw, if necessary, wrap in a paper towel and microwave each omelet on high for 20 to 30 seconds.

Recipe nutrition per serving: 212 Calories, Total Fat: 15 g, Saturated Fat: 6 g, Cholesterol: 272 mg, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Fiber: 1 g, Total Sugars: 2 g, Protein: 16 g, Sodium: 486 mg, Potassium: 288 mg, Iron: 2 mg, Folate: 67 mcg, Calcium: 220 mg, Vitamin A: 1709 IU, Vitamin C: 32 mg.

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