March 28, 2019
Need low-carb breakfast ideas? I’ve got three breakfast eggs cups for a quick and easy breakfast on the go.
I made tacos, pizza, and spinach and bacon egg cups, or mini quiches in one pan since I couldn’t decide which one of the three to make.
Are Egg Cups Healthy?
Made with eggs, milk, cheese, and your choice of add-ins, egg cups are a good source of protein and healthy fats which will keep everyone full, longer.
I usually bake a batch over the weekend and pack them into lunch containers for the kids and me to enjoy through the week. Since you can mix up the flavors, we never get tired of having egg cups.
What Else Can You Call Egg Cups
Whether you call them mini quiches, mini frittatas, mini egg muffins, or egg cups, all of these apply to these cheesy, bites of goodness.
All that really matters is that you make enough to enjoy today and keep on hand for the next week because trust me, these will go fast especially if the kids know you’ve made them.
Low Carb Breakfast Ideas – Egg Cups
Coming up with low-carb breakfast ideas is a challenge! All of our favorite breakfast recipes tend to have a lot of carbs, like, pancakes, muffins, or oats! Don’t get me wrong, those are all healthy options when made right, but sometimes you’ll need a low-carb option like these mini egg cups.
They’re one of the most popular recipes in our Family Kickstart, a meal plan that helps families cut out processed foods and sugar, and focus on fresh, real meals. To give you an idea here is a sample of our #1 real food meal guide!
What to put in Egg Cups
The basic recipe for mini quiches is so versatile so you can add any of your family’s favorite ingredients like chopped veggies, lunch meat, cheese, etc.
I like to think of it as a mini frittata bar and add in leftovers from lunches, dinner, or the odds and ends in my veggie drawer.
Best Egg Cup Recipes
Personally, I find the best egg cup recipes are the ones that include leftovers, it’s a creative way to reduce waste and the one time my kids don’t mind eating leftovers.
The MOMables favorites:
- Taco night leftovers = Taco Egg Cups
- Pizza toppings = Pizza Egg Cups
- Leftover salad ingredients = Spinach & Bacon Egg Cups
How to Freeze Egg Cups
These Egg Cups make mornings so much easier because they can be made ahead and stored in the fridge or freezer. That means kids can prep their own breakfast when they wake up in the morning, simply by walking over to the freezer. Amazing.
All you have to do is allow the egg cups to cool down completely before placing them in a zip bag and freezing for up to 2 months. Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds, if frozen, or 1 minute if defrosted.
Before you go, here is the full recipe for Pizza Mini Quiches, trust me, your kids will thank you!
How to Make Egg Cups
- 6 eggs
- 3 tablespoons milk
- ½ cup pepperoni slices
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- Preheat oven to 350F and grease 24-count mini muffin pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Add in chopped pizza toppings and shredded cheese. Mix to combine all ingredients.
- Distribute egg mixture evenly into muffin pan cups. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Allow mini quiches to cool in pan before carefully removing with a small knife or spatula.