We’ve all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I think it also can be the most difficult. Busy mornings, lack of inspiration, schedules that are set up to leave the least amount of time between rolling out of bed and peeling out the door. Sound familiar?
I am a breakfast protein lover. Protein sustains your energy level longer making it a perfect breakfast choice. I often will eat lunch or dinner food for breakfast, loving something warm and savory to start the day.
Between making school lunches, driving a kid to school, taking care of a puppy, I rarely have time to eat much in the morning and certainly nothing that would take more than a few minutes. I have a new favorite: a Muffin Tin Denver Omelet.
What IS a Denver Omelet?
This classic omelet can be found on any restaurant breakfast menu due to its popularity. Ham, onion, bell pepper (usually green) and cheese fill the omelet. There is a magical flavor that happens with these ingredients. The salty ham, sweetness from the peppers, savory onion and of course cheese! No other seasonings outside salt and pepper are needed to make this omelet perfection.
A Muffin Tin Denver Omelet are closer to a mini frittata in consistency. They are completely easy to make, delicious and cook in 20-25 minutes; as well as can be frozen and reheated (instructions on how to freeze Muffin Tin Denver Omelets below). Just like a traditional size Denver omelet, eggs, cheese, ham, onion, and peppers make a savory, protein-packed entre for any meal. Kid approved too!
The consistency of the Muffin Tin Denver Omelet makes them portable too! Warm them up before taking off or use the microwave at work to heat them. I love to add some greens and salsa on the top for a savory meal. My next muffin tin breakfast adventure will be to try this Easiest Gluten-Free Breakfast Sandwich Recipe Ever.
How to make Muffin Tin Denver Omelet – Step by Step:
Making these mini omelets couldn’t be easier! The eggs and milk as whisked together, the salt and pepper are added and whisked in. The ham, onion, sweet bell pepper and cheese are stirred into the eggs and poured into prepared muffin tins.
They bake for 20-25 minutes until they rise and look like mini soufflés! When taken out of the oven they slowly deflate making a totally tasty, cheesy mini omelet.
Tip for Baking: because the muffin tins are filled almost to the top, to prevent spilling, place the prepared muffin tin on a large, rimmed baking sheet. This makes it much easier to transport the tray to and from the oven and keeps the muffin tin stable in the oven too!
To Freeze Muffin Tin Denver Omelets: Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Once the mini omelets have cooled, place them on the prepared baking sheet with space in between. Allow them to freeze in the freezer. When frozen, add them to a large plastic storage bag or freezer-proof container and place back in the freezer until use. Note: because they were individually frozen first, they should not stick together and can be removed individually when desired.
To Reheat chilled or thawed Muffin Tin Denver Omelets: Microwave for 1 minute.
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Muffin Tin Denver Omelet
A fast, easy way to get breakfast on the table or on the go. Mini Muffin Tin Denver Omelets are a cinch to make with less than 5 minutes active cooking time. They can be chilled and reheated, or frozen.
- 10 large Eggs
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/2 cup diced Ham
- 1/3 cup diced Bell Pepper
- 1/3 cup dinced Yellow Onion
- 1/3 cup grated Cheddar Cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12-cavity muffin tin (or 2 6-cavity muffin tins) and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
In a 4 cup glass measuring cup or mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Add the pepper and salt; whisk in.
Add the ham, bell pepper, onion and cheese; stir to combine. Evenly distribute in the prepared muffin tin (will fill to just below to the top of each cavity).
Bake for 20-25 minutes until set (will rise and be puffy on top). Remove and allow to cool slightly (normal for them to deflate).