Gluten-free egg cups are my favorite portable breakfast on the go!
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I used to scroll through Tasty videos on Facebook like it was my full-time job. When I first saw the idea of making individual egg omelet in a muffin tin, or “egg cups”, I was hooked. I loved having eggs for breakfast, but felt they took so long to make! I could make my own gluten-free egg cups on a Sunday night, and have breakfast ready for the whole week.
I’ve since made my own favorite version of this recipe and keep going back to it again and again. Sometimes I’ll switch out the bacon for sausage if I have it, but it’s usually a variation of vegetables, protein, and of course, some cheese!
A great tip for making egg cups is to use silicone muffin liners. I bought these last year after a lot of baking experiments and they continue to come in handy! You can use them for these egg cups, muffins, or even peanut butter cups. These are the exact ones I purchased and continue to use on a regular basis. You just wash them with soap and water when you are done!
Gluten-free egg cups are a great way to get your vegetables. While these have bell pepper and bacon, the possibilities are endless. You can customize these cups to include whatever vegetables you have - especially if you have any leftovers from your dinner the night before.
Egg cups are just one of the great versatile ways to have eggs for breakfast. You can also bake a frittata or gluten-free quiche on a Sunday night and your breakfast is set for the entire week! Having a healthy breakfast ready is definitely an important component of great gluten-free meal prep.
Here's how to make these easy gluten-free egg cups!
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- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 bell pepper, color of your choice, diced small
- ½ yellow onion, diced small
- 8 eggs
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 4 pieces of cooked bacon or sausage, chopped/diced small
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated (or more!)
- Other vegetable options: spinach, asparagus, tomatoes, whatever you like!
- coconut oil (to grease muffin tin), or use silicone cups
To cook the bacon: preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a jelly roll pan (a baking sheet with sides) with parchment paper and place 4 strips of bacon on top. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until desired crispiness.
Lower the heat to 350 degrees. Thoroughly grease a muffin tin with coconut oil or line with silicone cups.
In a large bowl (or glass pyrex measuring cup), combine the eggs with a whisk. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
In a small frying pan over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the chopped bell peppers and onions and sautee, for 3-4 minutes, until softened slightly. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Into the greased muffin tin, add your fillings! Add a tablespoon of the peppers and onions mixture, and 3-4 pieces of chopped bacon into each muffin tin cup. Place a handful of grated cheese on top of each.
Pour a portion of the whisked eggs over each muffin tin until they are approximately ⅔ full. Leave room at the top for the eggs to expand. Tap the muffin tin a few times on the counter to be sure the eggs have been distributed evenly.
Bake for 20 minutes or until omelet cups have risen. Cool in muffin tin for 5 minutes and use a small spoon to remove. Enjoy!
Make it dairy-free
Skip the cheese and add another vegetable. Try broccoli, mushrooms, or tomatoes!
Make it vegetarian
Skip the meat and do more veggies!
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 293Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 371mgSodium 612mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 26g
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What do you make for a gluten-free breakfast on the go?
What fillings would you add to your gluten-free egg cups?
Leave a comment below and tell me!