Kids in the Kitchen: Omelet Muffins

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
2. Chives
3. Sausage or Bacon (cooked and chopped)
4. Feta
5. Ham
6. Salsa

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).KQxWyM7OTsrt3jLYvr8iFghS.jpeg:Amazon:photo2. 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?


Gourmet Dad
  • Suzanne.johnson919

    Great recipe. I can’t wait to try it with my 2yr old.

  • Zoneey

    Mine just came out of the oven and they are delish. I am thinking of lining the muffin cupswith piecrust to make a mini quiche.

  • T-Lady

    Going camping again in a couple of weeks….will have to try this recipe for breakfast one morning.

  • Kris G

    Can’t wait to try this with the kids!! They will love creating their own muffins!!

  • Sandie Bricker

    GOOD GRIEF, DEAN! These are genius!! This recipe is a keeper. Keep up the great work.

  • Leigh Anne

    Why do you use half and half? Could I use skim instead?

  • Stephanie

    These were Great and Easy to make!!! My whole Family Loved them :)

  • Shelia Kuhn

    These are really great Dean…thanks so much for the recipe!

  • KrissyVigs

    Great idea Dean! I love it! When I make a quiche a usually put in turkey bacon and part skim mozzarella! It’s delicious.

  • Marla Murasko

    Hey Dean, do you have any recipes you can share that you use a food processor for? I just got a new food processor, and I am really looking for some recipes for my picky eaters (son and husband). Would love for you to share! I really am trying to incorporate vegetables and fruit in their diets because they don’t eat hardly anything “good.”

  • Amanda Robbins

    Made these tonight with my kids 4 and 2, they had so much fun putting in whatever they wanted sat down and ate no problem. they were really good to…..great idea Dean im always looking for ways to get my kids involved in the kitchen…thanks for the recipe.

  • Raina Hall

    Such an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing, we will definitely be trying this soon!!