Breakfast Muffins from Zero Waste Lunches

Have you ever wondered what you could do with little left over scraps from making your kid’s sandwiches into shapes?  Whether you use a simple de-cruster, dinosaur shape cutter or get really creative with your bento making, Crissi has some great suggestions on how to utilize those little “scraps.”

Mini Omelets

I usually pack bento-style lunches for my daughter, and use cookie cutters to make her food cute. I often end up with lots of little scraps of cheese & ham etc, which I save for use in other meals. One example are these mini omelets for breakfast!

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I cook the mini omelets  in the microwave in a silicone muffin pan. Breakfast takes less than 10 minutes to make, there’s no frying pan to scrub, and no grease or non-stick spray needed! **oven directions below.

To make microwave mini omelets breakfast bagels you will need:

  • silicone muffin pan
  • mini bagels
  • cheese slices
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • scraps of cheese, meats, veggies – whatever you like!
  • seasonings of choice, if desired

Mini Omelet Ingredients

Beat the eggs into the milk, adding seasonings if desired. Fill the muffin cups about halfway with the scraps, but don’t pack them, the egg mixture will fill the spaces. Pour the egg mixture into the muffin cups, to about the same level as the scraps, and don’t worry if the scraps peek out or float.

Ready To Cook

Microwave on high for about 6 minutes (microwave cooking time may vary).  The eggs may puff up out of the pan while cooking, but they will shrink back down when the microwave stops. If it looks like the eggs are going to overflow, stop cooking, wait a moment for them to deflate, then resume.

While the omelets cook, toast the bagels (if desired) and place a slice of cheese on half of each. When the omelets are finished cooking, allow them to cool a minute, then turn the pan over and pop them out! Place one mini omelet on each bagel bottom, add bagel top, serve & enjoy!  You can find other great recipes like this in our lunch plans.

Mini Omelet Breakfast Bagels

Tip: The bagel sandwiches can also be wrapped in waxed paper and frozen in an airtight container for grab & go breakfasts or lunches. Just unwrap and microwave approximately 30 seconds, or pack frozen in a lunchbox and they will thaw by lunch!

Don’t cook in the microwave? put this in the oven at 350 for 10-15min depending on your pan size.  Don’t have a silicone tray? Use a mini muffin pan instead.

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