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8 Savory Recipes You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

By Nellie's Kindness Crew

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Muffins tins aren't just for muffins anymore. There's a whole world of possibility when it comes to savory applications! The beauty of the mighty muffin pan is two-fold: not only does it yield conveniently sized single-serving snacks, but it makes feeding a crowd easy peasy. You might also be surprised to learn that baking is one of the most consistent ways to make a perfectly cooked egg. Since the heat in your oven is more gentle than the direct heat on your stovetop, you don't have to worry about overcooking your eggs if you walk away for a minute or two. As a bonus, these recipes require little to no hands-on cooking time. Let your oven do the work!

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1. Wonton Egg Cups

If this is your first time baking with wonton wrappers, you're about to be delighted! The wonton wrappers that hold these veggie-filled egg bites together turn so delightfully crispy in the oven that you’ll never leave them off your grocery list again.

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2. Ham and Egg Cups

Ham, cheese, and a perfectly cooked egg...talk about a classic combination! To make these egg cups, you'll lay pieces of ham in each cup of a muffin pan and fill with a freshly cracked free range egg, a sprinkle of cheese, and all the veggies your heart desires.

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3. Veggie and Quinoa Egg Bites

Quinoa is one of those grains that most little ones don't take a liking to right away. But while it may not be a kid-favorite, even the pickiest eaters will go back for seconds after trying these cheesy, veggie-packed egg bites. The secret? Instead of getting mushy, the quinoa crisps up in the oven, forming an irresistible texture that little ones love.

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4. Korean Egg Bread (Gyeran-Ppang)

No air fryer? No problem. This Korean egg bread can be made in a muffin pan right in your oven by following the instructions as written with a few timing tweaks: just bake the savory spinach muffins at 350F for about 10-15 minutes, then add the eggs and toppings and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.

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5. Cheddar and Hash Brown Scrambled Egg Cups

Craving a full diner-style breakfast when you already have one foot out the door is the worst! Luckily, these muffin pan egg cups make it possible to enjoy the flavors of your favorite loaded breakfast plate while on the go: think hash browns, cheesy scrambled eggs, and crispy bacon all in one bite.

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6. Muffin Pan Eggs on the Grill

Take your muffin pan on a little adventure and head out outside to the backyard grill. With four flavor options, this recipe makes it easy to feed all your brunch guests while enjoying some fresh air and sunshine on a beautiful morning. Plus, cooking outside will keep the inside of your home nice and cool on a hot day.

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7. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Muffins

Kid-friendly cooking isn't just about making meals that the little ones will love—it also means including them in the process. This recipe will help you do exactly that! Have them help stir the ingredients together and spoon the mixture into your prepared muffin pan before you enjoy these simple, universally delicious egg bites fresh from the oven.

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8. Bonus: Savory French Toast Muffin Cups

If you're a fan of French toast, try this savory remix! Follow the recipe as written or use our French Toast Mix for a super quick and not-too-sweet batter, then toss with your bread cubes, your favorite herbs, and some crispy chopped bacon. Transfer coated bread cubes to your prepared muffin pan, top with some Parmesan cheese if you're feeling fancy, and bake!

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