During the week we have a really busy household. I have kids from ages 2-12 and everyone is all over the place in the morning. So, I always want to make sure my kids are eating a good healthy breakfast. Especially before they leave the house for the day to go to school.
Some days I don’t have the time to cook, so I make these kid-friendly egg muffins ahead of time. The best part? You can freeze them, so I can make huge batches, leave some out for the morning and pack the rest into the freezer. They taste just as delicious as they do freshly made.
Justin, who just turned 2 in September, can be so picky when it comes to his morning breakfast. Although he often leans towards eggs and toast, when I make these morning muffins he can eat a good few of them. They are great for babies, and kids of all ages. My husband and I even enjoy them too.
- 2-5 large eggs
- 1-5 precooked breakfast sausages (depending on how many you intend to make)
- 1/2 cup grated cheese (we used marble)
- a small amount of diced red peppers
- a small amount of finely diced onions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk and baking powder.
- Whisk gently until baking powder is dissolved.
- Add your dry ingredients and mix well.
- Add half your peppers and sausage and set aside.
- Lightly grease muffin tin (we used butter)
- Place half the wet mixture in each tin
- Add rest of sausage, onion and peppers
- Add half the rest of the wet mixture and top with cheese
- Bake 35-40 minutes on middle rack.
Now you may think “Onions? red peppers? KIDS?” Yep. It’s a huge hit. The onion and red pepper are really great added flavours with the cheese and egg. You can add/omit anything you’d like. This is a recipe that you can really play around with for your child’s taste. Mine aren’t very picky, so I’m lucky and can basically add a variety of items. I like to also add green onions, and chunks of hash browns when on hand.
I like to make sure my kids get a good, hearty breakfast every morning, some days it’s busier in our house than others so when I am running around getting everyone, and everything ready to get out the door on time, I know my kids are getting the right start to their day if I have these muffins on the table.
Eggs have endless benefits including contributing to a healthy brain, strong muscles, healthy eyesight, great energy, a healthy immune system, lower risk of heart disease and many more. Knowing that adding a delicious egg or two to the morning is not only beneficial to my kids both now and in the future I’ll go that little extra mile to do so!
What about you? What do you like to enjoy on those busy mornings?
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