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Broccoli and Red Onion Egg Muffins Cups
Egg Muffin Cups are one of life’s delicious breakfast pleasures, and these Broccoli and Red Onion Egg Muffin Cups are a flavorful version that’s easy to make.
Fresh broccoli florets, red onion chunks, and cheese combine with scrambled eggs to make mini muffins you can quickly cook up and serve, or store for meal prep for days to come.
Keep reading to learn how easy egg bites are to make!
Need more breakfast options? Try any of these:
- Vegan Pancakes
- 6 Ingredient Egg Muffin Cups
- 3 Ingredient Green Juice
- Bacon and Tomato Egg Muffin Cups
Why You’ll Love Broccoli and Red Onion Egg Muffin Cups
Broccoli and Red Onion Egg Cups are filling and nutritious. They’re a filling breakfast, brunch, or snack.
If you’re a ‘breakfast for dinner lover’ like me, you can also make these at suppertime and enjoy them alongside bacon, ham, or sausage.
You can also serve them with a salad or some extra veggies for a light summer meal that will still give you lots of energy.
Helpful Equipment To Make Broccoli Cheese Egg Bites
Here’s what you’ll need to have on hand to make these Broccoli, Onion, and Cheese Egg Bites
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Whisk or fork
- Tongs or Wooden spoon
- Cutting board and knife
- Cupcake/muffin tray
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 200 grams of broccoli
- 1 small-medium red onion
- 1 cup of shredded cheese
- 8 eggs
- 3 tablespoons of milk
- A pinch of salt and pepper
How To Make Broccoli and Red Onion Egg Muffin Cups
Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). Take out a silicone muffin tray. If you don’t have a silicone one, a metal cupcake tin will work fine. Line it with cupcake papers or spray it with cooking oil. Set it to the side.
Cut up the broccoli into small pieces. Dice the onions.
Bring a small pot of water to a boil and add in the cut broccoli. You can also steam the broccoli if you’d like. Once it’s cooked, place the pieces on a plate lined with a paper towel.
In a mixing jug or mixing bowl, add the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Whisk together as if you were making scrambled eggs.
Place a small amount of broccoli, uncooked red onion, and shredded cheese in your muffin cups.
Next, pour the egg mixture into the egg cups, filling each one depending on how big or small you’d like each egg bite to be.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. The egg cups will rise while cooking and will compress as they cool.
Remove the tray from the oven and allow it to cool until it’s able to be touched. Pop the egg cups out of the tray and place them on a cooling rack or plate that’s covered with paper towel to absorb any extra moisture.
These egg muffin cups take 10 minutes to prep.
Are Broccoli and Cheese Egg Muffin Cups Vegan?
Broccoli and cheese egg muffin cups are not vegan since they contain eggs, but they are gluten-free!.
This recipe is very easy to customize, and that’s one of the best things about egg muffin cups. Here are a few ideas:
Eggs: Make an egg white version by omitting the yolks. Add 3-4 extra egg whites to replace the lost volume.
Vegetarian Option: These egg bites are already vegetarian, but you can add plenty more veggies! Bell peppers, spinach, or mushrooms are delicious! I recommend sauteing them first.
Meat: Try adding cooked and crumbled ground breakfast sausage! Yum!
Tips & Tricks and Recipe Notes
- Don’t overcook your broccoli. Cook just until it can be easily pierced with a fork. It will cook more in the oven, so you don’t want it to end up mushy.
- If you want, you can cook your red onion until it’s caramelized. The uncooked red onion has a nice bite and texture to it, but caramelized onion will also taste yummy in these egg bites.
- I think these taste best with a sharp-tasting cheese like sharp cheddar, but just about any cheese will do. Shred up anything in your fridge!
How to Store
One of the best things about egg bites is that they store and reheat really well! You can make these in batches and store them for up to 3 days in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.
You can also freeze them, which is the best part. Make a few batches and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just pull out as many as you need at a time.
How do I reheat egg muffin cups?
I think the easiest way is in the microwave. These reheat really fast. Just place them in the microwave on a plate and heat them for 10-15 seconds.
Check that they’re hot through. If not, put them back in for another 10 seconds.
Can I make Starbucks egg bites at home?
Yes! You can make copycat Starbucks egg bites at home with this recipe. Starbucks makes a few different varieties of egg bites.
If you want to copy their fillings exactly, you can! Just use this recipe as a base and add any fillings you desire.
Are egg muffin cups healthy?
Yes, egg muffin cups can be part of a healthy breakfast. Obviously, your fillings will determine overall calories and fat content.
But eggs, broccoli, and cheese have lots of nutrients, vitamins, and proteins, and keep you full for hours.
Broccoli and Onion Egg Muffin Cups are filling and nutritious, and so simple to customize for everyone in your family.
Make these as simple or as full of fillings as you’d like. With this easy recipe, you can spend a little time and have delicious breakfast egg bites ready for the whole week!Print