Back to School Breakfast–Omelet Muffins

Tonight I made up a batch of pancakes and some individually-sized omelets in a muffin tin. This gives the kids their breakfasts for the next couple of days and allows me to be completely spaced out in the mornings while I adjust to their new schedule. They have both chosen to go to high school this year, instead of being home schooled, which means I have to be up by 7 and they have to be up by 6. They just have to warm up their food in the microwave, but they still have something home cooked to eat and not junky frozen breakfasts from the store.

Mine were made with my homegrown eggs and zucchini from my garden.

Omelet Muffins

9 duck eggs (or 12 chicken eggs)
1 cup of diced ham
1 cup of diced leftover roasted zucchini (or whatever leftover cooked veggies you have)
1 cup of cheddar cheese
Seasoned salt or regular sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an extra large muffin pan, the kind that has 6 cups instead of 12, with butter. Divide zucchini, ham, and cheese evenly between each muffin cup. Whisk your eggs with pepper and seasoned salt to taste. Divide evenly into each cup. Bake for 30* minutes.

*Start checking at 20 minutes. Your oven may vary from mine, it is the top part of a double oven on a gas stove. Omelets are done when a skewer or toothpick inserted in the center of each “muffin” comes out clean.

Run a knife around the edges of each omelet to loosen from pan (wasn’t necessary in my pan) and either serve immediately or remove to a cooling rack and when cool, individually wrap in saran wrap and place in a Ziploc bag.

The great thing about this recipe is you can use whatever meats you want, cooked diced bacon, cooked crumbled sausage, leftover crumbled meatloaf, even diced bits of steak or chicken. You can use broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, onions, tomatoes, what have you, as long as it is diced and already cooked. You can vary the cheeses. You can add herbs. You can use whatever eggs you have, be it duck, or chicken, or quail (lot more quail eggs, obviously). You can change it enough to not be bored week after week, but still easily throw it together. And it’s low-carb. Not doing low-carb? Add a pancake or two like my son will.


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