Egg muffins are the perfect keto breakfast. They are tasty, portable, and you can change them up with different cheeses and veggies. They keep well in the fridge, so you can make a big batch, then enjoy them over several days. They also freeze well.
I really like having eggs for breakfast. I do enjoy baked goods such as these keto blueberry muffins. But I find that the most satiating keto breakfast is a savory meal based on eggs.
These tasty egg muffins make an easy keto breakfast or a filling snack. I make a batch of them every few days, refrigerate them, and briefly reheat them in the microwave before enjoying them. And if you have extra egg whites, egg-white muffins are also very good.
The basic recipe only has five ingredients, but it will vary quite a bit depending on what you decide to add to the muffins. Here's what you'll need to make the basic version (the exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below):
Eggs: I use large eggs in most of my recipes, this one included.
Black pepper: Freshly ground black pepper has the best flavor.
Red pepper flakes: They don't make the muffins spicy - they simply add an additional layer of flavor.
Grated Parmesan: It's best to use finely grated parmesan and not coarsely shredded.
Chopped scallions: I use the green part only.
A big advantage of this recipe is that it's so easy to make. The detailed instructions for making these egg muffins are included in the recipe card below. Here are the basic steps:
Simply mix the ingredients by hand in a bowl.
Pour the mixture into greased silicone muffin cups. The mixture will be liquid (obviously), so I like to use a measuring cup with a spout when pouring.
Bake the muffins until set, about 20 minutes in a 375°F oven.
Expert tip: use a silicone pan
It's best to bake these muffins in a lightly greased silicone muffin pan. That's the only type of pan that they reliably won't stick to.
Watch the video - I used heart-shaped silicone molds because I made these for Valentine's Day breakfast. ❤️ But any silicone mold will do.
Another safe option is to use small ceramic ramekins and grease them well.
Frequently asked questions
They do deflate, much like a souffle. Adding cheese helps to stabilize them and minimize the deflating. But they will always deflate to some extent. I learned to live with it. 🙂
They keep well in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 4 days. You can also freeze them if you wish, and microwave them directly from their frozen state.
They might. That's why I recommend using well-greased silicone molds when making them. If you opt for paper liners, make sure to grease them well.
No. There's no need to add flour to the mixture. The muffins are perfect without it!
Variations on the basic recipe
You can certainly experiment with different seasonings and cheeses. I've made these muffins before with sharp cheddar and seeded sliced jalapenos.
I've also made them with crumbled feta, dried oregano, and black olives or sun-dried tomatoes. Both versions were excellent.
Another tasty addition is to add cooked and crumbled bacon to the mixture.
Note that I don't add salt to the mix - the parmesan (or feta) takes care of that. But if you use cheese that's not as salty, you might want to add a pinch of salt.
When I eat them as a snack, I simply grab one or two muffins and eat them - often straight out of the fridge.
When I serve them for breakfast, I like to add a small bowl of fresh berries on the side. They are also good with some oven bacon, and it's convenient that both can be baked in a 375°F oven.
My husband, who likes his food spicy, likes to drizzle these muffins with hot sauce. And our youngest, The Picky Eater, tops hers with ketchup. We simply sigh and avert our eyes. 🙂
This recipe scales easily. You can triple it to make 12 muffins. Keep them in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 4 days. Reheat them gently, in the microwave on 50% power. Or simply enjoy them cold!
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Keto Egg Muffins with Parmesan
- Nonstick spray (I use avocado oil spray)
- 4 large eggs
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan
- ¼ cup chopped scallions green part
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place four silicone cups on an 8 inch square baking dish and spray them with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, black pepper and red pepper flakes.
- With a rubber spatula, mix in the cheese and onions.
- Fill the prepared muffin cups, almost to the edge. The mixture will be liquid (obviously), so I like to use a measuring cup with a spout when pouring.
- Bake until the muffins are set, puffed and lightly browned, and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
- Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes before enjoying.