We know we’re supposed to eat breakfast every morning, but on the days when we’re already scrambling (so, every day), we tend to push it off. What we really need is a breakfast that can rush out the door with us, and these bite-size meals prepped in a muffin tin fit the bill. Simple, healthy, and totally transportable, they’ll make your mornings easier—and tastier.
Frozen hash browns bake into perfect “nests” for eggs, veggies, and cheese in these individual mini meals. Throw a few in a tupperware box for a balanced, on-the-go option.
These cool and crispy treats could stand as a dessert recipe or a snack recipe, but since they’re full of granola, yogurt, and berries, we think they’ve got breakfast written all over them—especially if you swap store-bought granola for homemade and regular yogurt for Greek.
Don’t be fooled by their size: With eggs, veggies, cheese, and ham in each serving, these cups pack a impressive nutritional punch. They’re like a smaller, healthier quiche. We like it.
Baked oatmeal is a wonderful thing, but we usually only see it in the casserole dish. This recipe transfers it over to muffin tins and we’re kiiiinda obsessed. Each muffin is studded with chocolate chips to make breakfast feel just a bit more special, but the banana base keeps it mostly healthy.
Sometimes you just need to stick to the basics, and this recipe is like that, but better. Good ol’ whole-wheat bread forms the “cups” here, and those are filled with vegetables and eggs. It’s a reliable way to get in a nutritious, meatless breakfast.
French toast that you don’t need a fork and knife for? Pretty much a dream come true. The recipe calls for homemade bread, but go ahead and use any thick toast you’d like to hold in all of that buttery, eggy filling.
Even if you don’t follow a Paleo diet, these five-ingredient, low-carb cups are likely to appeal to you (because bacon). Since they’re pressed into muffin cups, the meat crisps up to hold the eggs and asparagus in each protein-packed serving.
This is one of those glorious recipes that can be taken more as guidelines than specific instructions—it’s perfect for customization based on your favorite fruit, spices, and other fun add-ins. But if that’s not your thing, the original is pretty dang good as is.
These are frozen instead of baked, so you have a choice: Pop them in the microwave for a really quick bowl of oatmeal or eat them frozen for a refreshing meal on the go.
Originally published June 2016. Updated March 2017.