Not every child is obedient enough to take whatever food you give them, especially in the morning, when everyone is rightfully grumpy. However, instead of scolding them and having a bad beginning for your day, you can try our interesting and healthy breakfast at home for your baby: Egg Muffins a.k.a Vegetable Omelette.
What’s in our muffins?
Egg – the superior protein supply
A healthy breakfast recipe usually consists of an egg since it’s such a good source of protein. I have suggested a good number of ideas like Tender Steamed Egg, One Pan Egg Toast, or Cheesy Veg Sandwich. Besides, as a chef, I love eggs because they are extremely versatile. You can hard-boil, fry, steam, and do anything you want with them.
Although eggs (specifically the yolk) are supposedly rich in cholesterol, researchers have provided data to prove that 70% of people don’t get their cholesterol raised by eating eggs. Furthermore, eggs increase the good cholesterol that lowers the risk of stroke and heart diseases.
Another issue for us adults nowadays is the time children spend looking at phones and computer screens. But the supplies of Lutein and Zeaxanthin in eggs reduce the probability of macular degeneration and cataracts efficiently. You might be more familiar with the useful vitamin A, and eggs are rich in it too.
Plenty of vegetables
Veggies are extremely important for us grownups because they are rich in vitamins and low in fat, which plays an essential role in every type of diet. Children also need enough vegetables in their meals, and I suppose that’s why many families have changed their mindset and started to see veggies equal to meats. You will see it later, how our egg muffins already contain 5 different vegetables.
Basically, every egg muffin is omelet in a cup, therefore, you can let your imagination run wild with the flavors. I have several favorites I would love to share with you:
– Vegetables: mushrooms, bell peppers, broccoli, kale,…
– Protein: chicken, ground beef, ham, chorizo, bacon,…
For something completely different, you can add a bit of cheese: Mozzarella, Pepper Jack, Swiss, Monterey Jack.
How to make Egg Muffins?Print
Egg Muffins Breakfast for Kids | Vegetable Omelette
You can see the steps in my video for more comprehensive and practical instruction, and the main methods we will be using are frying and steaming, with the estimated cooking time falling between 40 minutes and 1 hour.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 45 mins
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Frying & Steaming
As it’s one of the easy breakfast recipes, you will only need to gather a few supplies:
- 3 eggs
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of chopped spring onion
- 1 tomato
- 50g sausage
- 1 tablespoon shredded carrot
- ½ onion (medium size)
- 1 tablespoon corn (cooked)
- Steam pot
- Small cups
Step 1: Prepare the ingredients
- Break the eggs and whisk them into a smooth egg wash along with the salt.
- Remove the onion skin and the tomato seeds.
- Cut spring onion, tomato, onion, and sausage into small dices. For the best experience, we should keep the sizes even.
- Use a grater turn the carrots into thin shreds.
- Boil the corn if you want it to be extra soft.
Step 2: Cooking the muffins
- Fry the sliced ingredients on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
- Pour the fried batch into the egg dip and stir well.
- Fill the cups with the final mixture before steaming them on low heat for 20 – 25 minutes.
- Carefully remove your egg muffins from the molds and serve them on a new plate, perhaps with your chosen sauce.
- Keep the mixture at ¾ the height of the cup, as it will expand a little when steamed.
- If you use metal cups, make sure to wipe the inside with a thin film of cooking oil so the egg won’t stick to it.
- Let the cups cool down a little so you can remove the muffins more easily.
- These egg muffins are good for storing in the fridge but don’t leave them untouched for more than 4 days. However, they can be kept in the freezer for 2 months capped if they are raw.
- When reheating the muffins, use your microwave and adjust the time to 30 seconds. Remember, the eggs will be very tough and unpleasant to eat if you overcook them.
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Breakfast egg muffins, therefore, are perfect for a weekend morning when you have more time for intricate dishes. Still, it’s all good if you prepare them the night before and re-steam the next day. Steamed foods are such blessings for an energetic start when winter is around the corner! If you like this recipe, don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to the channel to get daily cooking updates!