Bacon and Egg Muffins

Our bacon and egg muffins turn an ordinary breakfast omelet into the perfect hand-held meal. Made with smoky bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs, and gooey cheese in the shape of muffin. These scrambled egg muffins with bacon are great for breakfast on-the-go!

Close up view of bacon egg muffins on a dish.

John and I are creatures of habit and that’s especially true when it comes to breakfast. We love bacon and eggs pretty much any way we can get them.

For me, it’s an omelet with crispy bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, diced onions, and pickled jalapeños. John loves buttery scrambled eggs, pan-fried bacon, and a grilled English muffin or toast.

When we want something easy that we can share, we make a batch of these bacon and egg muffins. My recipe calls for gruyere cheese, but we’ll use whatever is in the fridge. Usually that’s cheddar, pepper jack, gouda, or mozzarella.

To make these egg muffins really simple, one of us will heat up some pre-cooked bacon and chop some chives or green onions. It cuts the prep work down to practically nothing.

The entire process takes less than 30 minutes, including baking time, which frees you up to do other things. The ingredients come together in just one bowl, and the oven takes care of the rest.

You can also customize them with whatever extras you have on hand (different veggies, a variety of cheeses, or substituting ham for bacon). These bacon egg and cheese muffins are great for a quick and easy breakfast!

Serve them with a Mango Raspberry Smoothie Bowl, a Green SmoothieCoconut Muffins, or a helping of Baked Oatmeal for a complete meal.

Pile of bacon egg muffins on a white dish.

Tips for the Perfect Bacon and Egg Muffins

Tips

Cook the Bacon to Preference: Whether you like it crispy or slightly tender, cook the bacon to your preference.

Choose Your Favorite Cheese: We love to use gruyere for it’s smooth, creamy texture. Feel free to use your favorite variety.

Try Pre-Cooked Bacon: There are several brands of pre-cooked, microwave ready bacon that makes this recipe super simple and cuts prep time significantly.

Don’t Burn the Muffins: You want the eggs to be set but don’t let them burn.

Add Veggies: Add some finely diced veggies for extra texture, color, and flavor. Some good options are green bell peppers, mushrooms, or diced jalapños. If the vegetables contain a lot of moisture, sauté them first.

Don’t Skip Resting Time: Allowing the egg muffins to cool for 5-10 minutes in the tin makes them easier to remove.

Storage and Reheating

  • Refrigerate: Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze: Freeze individually wrapped in plastic wrap and foil. They can last for up to 2 months. Freezing will change the texture slightly.
  • Reheat: Thaw (if frozen) and reheat briefly in the microwave for a quick breakfast.
Bacon and egg muffins on a white serving dish.

Bacon and Egg Muffins

4.7 from 10 votes
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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 12 Muffins

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs
  • ¼ salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 ounces gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup green onions, finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and spray a muffin pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt and pepper.
    12 large eggs
  • Add in the bacon, cheese, and onions.
    12 ounces bacon
    4 ounces gruyere cheese
    1 cup green onions
  • Divide the mixture evenly among the prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until set. Allow the egg muffins to cool for 5-10 minutes, then run a knife around the edges of each muffin and gently remove from the pan. Enjoy!

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Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 bacon and egg muffin. Actual calories will vary.
 
*We didn’t include the time it takes to cook the bacon in the prep time. This can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes depending on what type of bacon you like. It should be cooked and crumbled when it’s added to the egg mixture.
 
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1muffinCalories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 12gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 193mgSodium: 319mgPotassium: 148mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 421IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 128mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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