English Muffin Breakfast Cups

English Muffin Breakfast Cups

English Muffin Breakfast Cups made with a simple egg, ham, and cheese mixture, than tossed with English muffin pieces. A fun way to enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch that’s easy to prepare and even easier to clean-up!

Inspired by beyerbeware

What You’ll Love About English Muffin Breakfast Cups:

  • Individual size breakfast casseroles
  • Easy and fast to make
  • Perfect for meal prep
  • Customizable

If you love breakfast as much as I do you’ll appreciate these easy and delicious English Muffin Breakfast Cups. Made with just a few simple ingredients and they can easily be customized with your favorite meats and cheeses. These bake up nice and fluffy and the top gets a little toasty which is my favorite part, and the cheesy ham filling adds a nice savory, smoky flavor. A fun addition to your morning breakfast.

I love finding recipes that bake in muffin cups so you can enjoy your own little personal serving. This is also a fantastic idea if you’re hosting company or maybe having a ladies brunch. No need to cut or slice, just set out the muffin tin after the breakfast cups are baked, and they pop right out for an easy-peasy no-mess meal!

Other muffin cup recipes you might enjoy are my Mini Italian Egg Bites, (which don’t have bread so it’s a nice option if you’re doing low-carb) and my Blueberry Pancake Muffins add a little sweetness to your morning.

Simple Ingredients:

  • English muffins– I like to use the extra crispy kind. This could be original or sourdough.
  • Eggs– You’ll want to use large eggs for this recipe or add an extra egg if you have the smaller size.
  • Milk– This will give the mixture extra moisture.
  • Ham– I like to buy ham steaks and cut into small cubes.
  • Cheddar cheese– Cheddar is classic with ham but use what you enjoy.
  • Seasonings– Salt, pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning, dried parsley, and dried mustard.

Substitutions:

You can easily swap out the ham with breakfast sausage or bacon. Just make sure to cook it first and discard the excess grease. Other cheese options can include sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack for a little heat, swiss cheese or gruyere.

How To Make English Muffin Breakfast Cups:

Step One. Heat oven to 350℉ and spray a 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.

Step Two. Slice whole English muffins into thirds, than turn the opposite direction and slice in thirds again.

Step Three. In a large mixing bowl whisk eggs, milk, ham, cheese, and seasonings until well combined. Add English muffin pieces and toss gently. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes so the bread can absorb the mixture.

Step Four. Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to evenly divide the mixture into the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until puffed and you don’t see anymore liquid.

Common Questions:

Can I freeze English Muffin Breakfast Cups?

Yes! Make sure breakfast cups are completely cooled than place in a freezer safe bag and seal tightly for up to 2 months. When ready to reheat, place in the microwave for 1-2 minutes on high until heated through.

Will bread work instead of English muffins?

If using bread make sure it is day old bread. You’ll want to use a denser bread like sourdough, Artesian or Ciabatta.

What is a good side dish to serve with Breakfast cups?

A nice fruit salad would be perfect or if you’re serving this for brunch my Berry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing or Peach Kale Salad would be wonderful.

Other Breakfast Recipes You Might Enjoy:

English Muffin Breakfast Cups

English Muffin Breakfast Cups made with a simple egg, ham, and cheese mixture, than tossed with English muffin pieces. A fun way to enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch that's easy to prepare and even easier to clean-up!
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Resting time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 Breakfast cups
Calories: 176kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 whole English muffins I use the extra crispy kind.
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup ham, cubed in small pieces
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp each salt, pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning, parsley, and dried mustard

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350℉ and spray a 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Start by slicing whole English muffins into thirds, than turn the opposite direction and slice into thirds again. You'll want about 1-inch pieces. See post for description.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk eggs, milk, ham, cheese, and seasonings until well combined. Add English muffin pieces and toss gently. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes so the bread can absorb the mixture.
  • Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to evenly divide the mixture into the prepared muffin cups. The mixture will stand above the muffin cups. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until puffed and you don’t see anymore liquid. They should spring back when you press the center. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes and serve.

Notes

Tips:
Substitutions-
You can easily swap out the ham with breakfast sausage or bacon. Just make sure to cook it first and discard the excess grease. Other cheese options can include sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack for a little heat, swiss cheese or gruyere.  
Common Questions-
Can I freeze English Muffin Breakfast Cups?
Yes! Make sure breakfast cups are completely cooled than place in a freezer safe bag and seal tightly for up to 2 months. When ready to reheat, place in the microwave for 1-2 minutes on high until heated through.
Will bread work instead of English muffins?
If using bread make sure it is day old bread. You’ll want to use a denser bread like sourdough, Artesian or Ciabatta.
What is a good side dish to serve with Breakfast cups?
A nice fruit salad would be perfect or if you’re serving this for brunch my Berry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing or Peach Kale Salad would be wonderful.
 
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be understood as an estimate rather than a guarantee. The Menu Maid makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 279IU | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1mg

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