Who has time to eat breakfast everyday? Much less prepare something hearty and tasty! I definitely don't. But, I'm almost always hungry - so not eating in the morning isn't really an option. When you're a single twenty-something, saving money is super important; so, I started making breakfast muffins every Sunday and just reheating them each morning once I got to work (thanks for the idea, Caitlin)!
What you'll need:
Preheated oven to 350˚
- Baker's Joy (to help with them not sticking to the pan)
- Jumbo muffin pan
- A dozen eggs (you may not use them all, depending what other things you want to put in)
- 1 lb. breakfast sausage (I use Jenni-O turkey breakfast sausage)
- Vegetables! Have fun and experiment with this
Let's get started...
First, you'll want to make sure you brown your meat. Even though you're going to throw this in the oven, make sure you cook the meat all the way through. Turkey doesn't take too long. While that's browning, go ahead and chop up any vegetables you're going to throw in here and season the meat. Peppers, spinach, cilantro, whatever! You want to make sure to remove any stems and have them in bite size pieces. You don't want to get caught slurping up a too-long-piece-of-spinach.
I prefer cooked vegetables, so I'll throw those in with the meat while it's finishing up and before I crack my eggs.
Turn down the heat and let it simmer. While it's simmering, get to crackin'! I start with nine eggs (odd number, I know). Beat them until their fluffy. And, add some seasoning. Bland food is the worst.
Once the eggs are done, it's time to put it all together (make sure you've sprayed your non-stick in the pan!) Then, start by spooning the meat/vegetable combo into the jumbo muffin pan. Get that evenly distributed, then pour the eggs on top. I added some bacon bits because... Why not?
Stick that joker in the oven! Start at about 25 minutes and check it every 10 minutes until it's cooked all the way through. Don't know how to tell if it's done? Grab a toothpick, cake tester or fork and stick in the middle of the muffin. If it comes out clean - you're done! If there's some sticky stuff, let it cook a little longer.
Once they've cooled, put them in tupperware and stick 'em in the fridge! Grab one every morning on your way out the door and throw it in the microwave or toaster oven when you get to work. Breakfast? CONQUERED.