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Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins

These Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins are a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

When I was following a low carb diet, I ate a lot of eggs. In fact, one of my favourite meals was a simple egg and bacon frittata. Not only was it easy to make, but it was filling and so good. I never felt like I was eating “diet food”.

It almost feels too good to be true. Like how can I lose weight eating such yummy food? Yet, it happens!

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins

This week, I decided to make frittatas, but on a smaller scale. I whipped up a batch of these Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins for breakfast and they were amazing!

They had all my frittata favourites like bacon, onion and cheese and I added in some spinach for an extra kick of colour (and iron).

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

Can I Use Frozen Spinach in these Egg Muffins

I used fresh baby spinach, but you could also use frozen spinach if you like. Just make sure you squeeze out all the extra water before mixing it in.

I tend to use fresh as I prefer the texture, but when in a bind I absolutely have reached for frozen spinach and it works great. It still also gives your muffin eggs that bright color to help make them look even more appealing. 

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins

This week, I decided to make frittatas, but on a smaller scale. I whipped up a batch of these Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins for breakfast and they were amazing!

They had all my frittata favourites like bacon, onion and cheese and I added in some spinach for an extra kick of colour (and iron).

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

Can I Make These Egg Muffins Vegetarian

If you wanted it to be a vegetarian recipe, leave out the bacon, but remember to add some oil or butter to the onions when you fry them up.

The sky’s the limit when creating unique ways to make egg muffins. You can pretty much use any ingredient you like. I’ve made them a bunch of different ways depending on what I had in the house.

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

How to Make Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins

They are super easy to whip for a quick and delicious low carb breakfast.

Start by spraying a muffin pan with cooking spray.

Beat together the eggs. Add in the shredded cheese and stir.

In a frying pan, cook the onion and bacon over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Add the spinach and stir to combine. Cook for another 3 minutes until the spinach wilts. Remove from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

Add the spinach mixture to the egg mixture and stir. Ladle the mixture into the muffin pan. Be careful to not overfill.

Bake for 15 minutes at 350F.

Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing the egg muffins.

To easily loosen, use a butter knife to loose the sides of the muffins and then gently remove with a fork.

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

Egg Recipes

Looking for more egg recipes for breakfast? Check out these delicious recipes.

  • Scrambled Egg Casserole: A delicious twist on scrambled eggs! Serve as a holiday breakfast or brunch.
  • Spicy Egg Muffins: Prepare for a flavour explosion! This bite-sized breakfast packs a spicy punch and is super easy to whip up.
  • Chicken and Egg Ramekins: A brunch recipe your family will love! Chicken, eggs, cheese and fresh basil are baked to perfection in a ramekin.
  • Oven Scrambled Eggs: Got guests? Here is your perfect breakfast.

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

How to Freeze Spinach and Cheese Egg Muffins

The one thing I truly love about these egg muffins is they are perfect for meal prepping. You can make up a big batch of these eggs, and use them to freeze for quick breakfasts down the line. 

Simply allow your eggs to cook as directed and cool down. Once cooled you can transfer to an airtight container or freezer friendly bag. What I do is place 1-2 eggs in a sandwich bag, and then place that sandwich bag in a freezer bag. 

That way I have perfectly portioned egg muffins to pull out and reheat in the microwave for a quick breakfast recipe. 

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

How to Reheat Frozen Egg Muffins 

If you are reheating these egg muffins from frozen you will want to take them out and place them on a plate. For 1-2 eggs you will reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute. Make sure to stop and check to see how warm the eggs are. 

If needed, heat a bit longer. Once the egg muffins are warm you can serve as you would normally. If you over-cook the eggs they will become rubbery. 

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Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

How Long Can You Store Spinach Cheese Egg Muffins in Fridge

Because of the meat in this recipe it is best to only store your eggs up to three days in the fridge. Anything after that, you will want to toss out. 

If you make a batch though, you could easily refrigerate some of them and then what you don’t plan to eat then freeze. 

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

Why Do My Egg Muffins Stick

The key to egg muffins is making sure you liberally coat each muffin hole with cooking spray. If you don’t you will find your eggs will be extremely hard to get out of the tin. 

If you use cupcake liners your egg mixture will stick to that as well. I find using a pan with no liner is best. Just liberally coat in cooking spray and that should be enough to help the eggs not stick. 

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

Tips for Making Egg Muffins 

  • Consider buying pre-packaged items to help cut down on prep time. From pre-cooked meat, shredded cheese, etc. 
  • Cut out some calories by making this with egg whites, or do half egg whites and half regular whole eggs. 
  • Mix and match toppings to create different flavor elements for your egg muffins. 

As you can see there are ways to make these savory egg muffins a whole lot easier to make and serve your family and friends. 

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

How Do You Keep Muffin Eggs from Deflating

Unfortunately no matter what you do you will find your eggs will deflate a bit once you pull them out from the oven. This is just part of it, and you can’t really control the eggs going a bit flat. 

They will still taste incredible and be a tasty way to kick start your mornings. 

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

Variations to Egg Muffins 

  • Protein | This is one option that is endless. Mix and match meats to really give your eggs the exact flavor you want. Canadian bacon, sausage, Chorizo, etc. 
  • Vegetables | Mix and match your favorite veggies and toss in your eggs. Chop into small bite size pieces so they fit nicely into the muffin eggs. Peppers, onions, broccoli, etc. 
  • Cheese | Consider swapping out the cheese to really change up the flavor. A spiced up pepper jack or maybe a tangy Swiss cheese. 

Give these egg muffins a try today and let me know what you think. I have been making these for quite some time now and they always hit the spot. Plus they are a nice and hearty way to fuel your body to tackle the busy day ahead. 

What are your favourite ingredients for egg muffins?

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 strips of bacon, chopped
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • 1½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 to 3 cups of spinach
  • 12 eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray cooking spray in a muffin pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, use a whisk to beat the eggs until frothy.
  3. Add the shredded cheese and stir to combine. Set aside.
  4. In a frying pan on the stove, cook the onion and bacon over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Add in spinach and stir to combine. Cook for about 3 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat and let cool for five minutes.
  5. Add spinach mixture to the egg mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.
  6. Ladle the egg mixture into a muffin pan being careful to not overfill the muffin cups. Cook for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  8. To remove the muffins from the pan, use a knife and glide around each muffin until you can gently remove them. Serve immediately.

Notes

Serving recommendations: Top with additional cheese, bacon or spinach before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 egg muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 8.7gSaturated Fat: 3.6gTrans Fat: 0.1gUnsaturated Fat: 4.3gCholesterol: 18.6mgSodium: 158.4mgCarbohydrates: 1.3gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.5gProtein: 4.1g

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Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

Spinach & Cheese Egg Muffins - a mini frittata made with bacon, onions, cheese and spinach. Always a breakfast fave!

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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