The kids love any meal with lots of cheese, crumbled bacon and sausage in it. Ok, truth be known, it’s my fav as well. Omelet muffins are
perfect because each one can be different, which of course adds to the fun…
All you need is 4 large eggs, ¼ cup half-and-half, ½ teaspoon salt, and assorted mix-ins of your choosing! Here are a few I suggest:
1. Parmesan Cheese
3. Sausage or Bacon (cooked and chopped)
You get the idea! Now come up with a few more and add them in the comments section below…
I do suggest that you enforce an ingredient limit, like only 3 ingredients for each muffin. But besides that, let the kids go wild, creatively.
And if your kids want to mark which muffins are their own, designate a color for each person, and add in a toothpick (it can be pulled out later without messing up the muffin). Helpful hint, soak the toothpicks in water to assure that they are oven-safe.
1. Heat your oven to 350° and coat a 6-cup muffin pan with cooking spray (I prefer olive oil cooking spray).2. Have your kids take turns whisking together the eggs, the half-and-half and the salt in a medium bowl, then help them evenly distribute the egg mixture among the muffin cups (and have paper towels handy).
3. Now let your kids start creating! Let them out measure a total of 2 tablespoons of add-ins for each muffin. Help them stir the muffin gently, and add in their toothpick if desired.
4. Bake the muffins until they are puffy and the edges are golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
Once the muffins are done, take them out and let them cool little bit, then simply turn the pan upside down to help the muffins out (you might need the help of a butter knife to loosen the edges).
Have your kids set the table while the muffins are cooling – and then place the muffins on a serving platter and bring them over to the table. Now dive in! Yum.
Plus the leftovers can be kept in the fridge and reheated in a snap on busy morning. And for a vegetarian version, I use lots of cheese with finely diced mushroom and broccoli. The smaller the pieces, the less likely they are to ask whats in it.
An omelet in under a minute – what more could a kid want in a quick and easy (and protein-packed!) breakfast on the go?
What do your kids like to help you cook?