Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Breakfast Make Ahead Muffins

Now, I don't think it's a huge secret that I didn't write all of the recipes that I post on my blog.  

I know, some of you are shocked and dismayed right now.  Such is the burden of my life.

Some things I've done myself, some things are family recipes passed down to me through generations, and some things I've seen on other people's websites... and I just have to try them for myself. 

Not everyone reads the same blogs that I do, and some people are really missing out on some great recipes!  Like this one for example.  I saw it on The Pioneer Woman's website and I just had to try it out.  It was SO delicious I just had to share it with the rest of you!  

So let's make some Make Ahead Muffins, shall we?

Really these are super easy.  My favorite part of it though is that you can make this today, and store it in your fridge for the rest of the week for breakfasts!  And with the way my husband and I like to run out the door in the morning a make ahead breakfast is always ideal.

Now go ahead and hard boil a dozen eggs.  

I actually just read on Pinterest that you can hard boil eggs in the oven in muffin cups!  I really have to try that soon.

While those are cooking go ahead and start frying up your bacon.

Frying bacon.  Is there any better smell in the world?  I don't think there is.

Once the eggs are done, go ahead and peel them and place them on a chopping board.

Because you're going to do a rough chop of all 12 eggs.  

It doesn't have to be perfect, but make sure you have each egg chopped down to at least quarters, if not more.

Be sure to fully drain your bacon... because for as delicious as bacon is the grease is not.

At least that's what my butt has been telling me lately.

Then do a rough chop for this like you did for the eggs.

Place both the eggs and the bacon in a big bowl.  And I mean a big one!  

Make sure it's not one you're going to miss if it's stored in the fridge for a week as well.

Now go ahead and in the bowl add your freshly grated cheddar cheese.

And I can't stress enough that with this recipe it really needs to be freshly grated.  I've found that cheese you grate yourself just melts so much better than bagged cheese from the store.

Now plop in your mayonnaise...

Dijon mustard...

Garlic powder...

And Worcestershire sauce.

I'm fairly sure worcestershire is one of the worst cooking words in the world.

Next to moist.

Now, get a spatula out and begin to slowly fold all of your ingredients together.  You don't want to mix too hard otherwise you're just going to get eggs and bacon paste.  

You don't want that.

You'll know when it's completely combined though, cause it will look like chunky egg salad.

And that's okay!

Now stick the entire bowl in the fridge overnight.  It's hard, I know... but trust me it's worth the wait.

In the morning, go ahead and spread some of the mixture over two halves of an english muffin.

Now stick both halves on a baking sheet. 

I have a toaster oven, which makes this process a little easier on me... but if you don't have one don't fret!  You can do this on the top rack of your oven.  Just turn the oven on broil and make sure they're not too close to that heating element!

Stick them in for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until they start to get brown on the top.

Oh yeah!  They are ooey and gooey and delicious and actually packed full of protein, which is something you need in the morning.

See?  I told you it was worth sharing!!

Breakfast Make Ahead Muffins

12 whole Hard-boiled Eggs, Peeled And Chopped
2 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese
1 cup (Real) Mayonnaise
12 slices Bacon, Fried And Crumbled
1 Tablespoon (heaping) Dijon Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
6 whole English Muffins Split

Combine eggs with all other ingredients. Fold together gently. Cover and store in the fridge overnight. Spread on English muffin halves, then broil for 3 to 5 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Makes 12 halves.


  1. This looks great! Do you think it might work with scrambled eggs as well? I know they might not last AS long as with hard boiled, but would it work in general?

    1. I think it could, though the eggs might dry up a bit when under the broiler. If you do try it make sure to cool the eggs completely and let me know how it goes!


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