Egg Muffins


Guess who's in the midst of another Whole 30?

I know I said in my Whole 30 recap post that I would perhaps do another Whole 30 after Cinco de Mayo, but I didn't think it would be so literal as in the day after Cinco de Mayo. I was thinking, I don't know, after Thanksgiving? But my mom asked me to do another one with her, and I couldn't refuse. Because when mom asks, you do. (Or risk the guilt trip forever. JK my mom doesn't do that...) I'm probably only going to do another week or two with Memorial Day weekend around the corner and all.

Going a second round hasn't been hard, although I do miss chocolate and "paleofying" treats. Whole 30 or not, figuring out breakfast is still the hardest thing. Eggs are what I call my "breakfast crutch" because they don't require much thought or effort, and get the food-in-my-belly job done. While I get sick of them quite often, when I get creative outside of my usual scrambled eggs and kale, I love them. Last week was a "love week" when I combined my morning eggs with some leftover chili*, to make one of my favorites, egg muffins. I can't believe it's been a few months since I last made these given that they are so quick and easy, my main criteria for breakfast. (They also freeze well, perfect for a quick heat up/meal on the go!)

*(I call it chili. It's ground beef, tomato paste, chipotle pepper, cayenne pepper, kale and mushrooms. Whatever it is called, it's good.)

Easy Egg Muffins
printable recipe here
For this recipe I used:
1 cup (8 oz) of (leftover) chili (any ground meat will suffice)
4 eggs
Coconut oil

To begin, set the oven to 350 degrees and grease a muffin tin with coconut oil and set aside. (Cupcake liners may also be used.)

If not using leftovers, prepare the ground meat and seasonings of your choice (sausage is so good!) and set it aside to cool.

In a bowl, crack open and whisk the eggs so that they are a bit paler in color and a little frothy.

Now to assemble the muffins. Place a generous tablespoon of the meat in the bottom of each muffin well. Finish by pouring the eggs over the meat, stopping just before it reaches the top of the well.

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until a knife poked into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

As hard as it will be to resist, let the muffins cool for a few minutes and if necessary, use a knife to release the muffins. Serve and enjoy!


  1. I've never heard of these before, but they sound good! My boyfriend cooks everything with coconut oil, and he's starting to convert me, too!

    1. They are worth a try! I love coconut oil! I've been known to take a little out of the jar and run it through my hair when I'm done cooking. It does wonders!

  2. What a genius way to cook them in the little muffin tins! I've never made them like these, but I totally want to try. They'd be great for company too!

    1. Make them immediately! They are definitely great for a brunch setting and again, so easy!

  3. One of these would be the perfect pre-Insanity snack! Let me just come over... I totally think I'm going to make these today because like you, I'm tiring of plain eggs. Or eggs with salsa. It just gets old!

    And Congrats on another Whole 30. This is my first week cutting out most sugar (still eat fruit but the cakepops are history lol) and can already see a difference in how I feel. I'm thinking of doing Whole 30 for the month of June. Then you'll have plenty of time to give me lots of recipes :)

    xx Nina

    1. Definitely great pre-insanity! I think it's the perfect combo of pre-workout fat/protein. And you can make a batch and freeze them so they are always at the ready!

      BTW i just started eating egg white for my post workout protein. Meh, lol.

      Say sayonara to the cake pops (for now, you will see them again soon!) When you really start to feel amazing, they won't even be a thought. I would be more than happy to send some recipes, Whole 30 or not! I really hope you give it a try! It's worth it!!

  4. This sounds like a little quiche... though I think I'd still prefer mine poached!
    Chic on the Cheap

    1. I haven't had poached eggs in forever! Thanks for the reminder, lol.

  5. O M G....i just pinned this and am TOTALLY making it this weekend!

    xo Jackie
    Living After Midnite