How to Make Egg Muffins with the Ergo Spout® REGULAR

How to Make Egg Muffins with the Ergo Spout® REGULAR

July 02, 2022

How to Make Egg Muffins with the Ergo Spout® REGULAR

Our regular mouth mason jar spout is a versatile kitchen tool that you’ll find yourself grabbing for many reasons. One of our favorite uses is to make egg muffins. 

This tasty breakfast item will become your new go-to recipe for your whole family. Here’s how to make them.

What Are Egg Muffins?

Egg muffins are exactly what they sound like – muffins made from eggs. Egg muffins are the perfect breakfast food. They’re easy to eat, totally customizable, and so simple to make.

If you’re cooking for a crowd, egg muffins are an excellent breakfast idea. You can easily make a big batch with several variations to satisfy a variety of tastes.

Egg muffins are also perfect for meal prep. They’re painless to take to work or school, plus they can be made on a Sunday and reheated throughout the week. Also, because of the natural ability for variation, you can have a different kind every day.

You'll find that using our Ergo Spout® REGULAR will make egg muffins nearly effortless.

How to Make Egg Muffins

You’ll need these ingredients: 

  • 12 eggs, or one per muffin tin crater
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetables 
  • Meat
  • Cheese

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Add eggs, salt, and pepper to a bowl and beat until well combined.
  2. Transfer the egg mixture into a regular mouth mason jar.
  3. Secure the mason jar with an Ergo Spout ® REGULAR. 
  4. Fill a muffin tin with vegetables, meat, and cheese.
  5. Pour the egg mixture into the craters until ¾ full.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes at 350°F or until they’ve reached the desired consistency.

Ingredient Variations

As mentioned, one of the beauties of egg muffins is all the variations. Think of these as mini omelets, or mini frittatas, or mini egg bakes, or whatever egg dish you like. If you would include ingredients in those dishes, you can definitely include them here. 

In the ingredient list, we mentioned that you’ll need vegetables, meat, and cheese, but those are, of course, just suggestions. You can use just vegetables, just meat, just cheese, or some combination of the three. If you’re looking for some ideas, here are some of our favorites:

  • Meat Lovers: Bacon, sausage, and ham
  • Greek Inspired: Spinach, mushrooms, and feta
  • Broccoli Cheese: Chopped broccoli florets and cheddar cheese
  • Bell Pepper Medley: Chopped green, red, and yellow bell peppers and pepper jack cheese
  • BST: Bacon, spinach, diced tomatoes, and Swiss cheese

Different Ways to Bake Them

You can bake egg muffins in many home appliances, small or large:

  • Oven: You can bake these in your oven, which is the best place if you are making a large batch with multiple muffin tins.
  • Instant Pot: These egg muffins can also be made in the Instant Pot. Use a round silicone muffin tray made specifically for pressure cookers.
  • Air fryer: You can also pop these in the air fryer. Again, you’ll want to get silicone muffin liners, but you can make egg muffins in the air fryer in a fraction of the time it takes in a conventional oven.
  • Toaster oven: Your toaster oven will also work for your egg muffins. If you have a small tin that only fits six to nine muffins, that’ll work splendidly for your toaster oven. But you can also use silicone muffin liners and set them on a small cookie sheet.

Tips and Tricks 

  • Prevent the egg muffins from sticking: If you’re using a traditional muffin tin, you want to prevent the egg muffins from sticking. Unfortunately, egg muffins don’t fare that well in standard paper muffin liners. The egg sticks to them, and the texture of the egg changes when it touches the liner. To avoid them from sticking, make sure you grease your pan before baking with either a spray or a thin layer of butter.
  • Chop your ingredients: There isn’t a ton of space in the muffin tin craters, and you want to leave room for the eggs, so make sure you chop your ingredients. They don’t need to be finely chopped, but they should be small enough that they can fit in the hole. Plus, this gives a more balanced bite throughout the muffin. 
  • Cook the muffins evenly: If you end up with an empty cup in the muffin tin, fill it about halfway up water. This is an old baking trick used for muffins and cupcakes, and it helps to evenly bake the batter. It’ll work here, too.
  • Don’t overfill the craters: Only fill your craters about ¾ of the way with the egg mixture. The muffins will expand while baking, and if the craters are filled too high, the egg mixture will spill over. 

What to Serve them With

Serve your egg muffins with a whole breakfast buffet. Keep with the bite-sized-foods theme and offer little pastries and slices of fruit.

Whip up pancakes, waffles, or French toast.  Don't forget to use your Ergo Spout®  to pour syrup or juice.

If you’re packing your egg muffins for breakfast on-the-go, grab a granola bar or a cup of yogurt for a complete meal, and pair it with an apple or an orange for easy transportation.

The Magic of the Ergo Spout®

This recipe is made even better with the use of our Ergo Spout® REGULAR because it makes pouring the eggs into the muffin tins so much easier than it would be with any other kitchen tool.

The Ergo Spout® REGULAR gives you precision and control over whatever you’re pouring, and it’s really fun to use. It keeps messes to a minimum, which is especially fabulous when dealing with eggs, because we all know what a sticky mess they can make.

There are dozens of ways to use our mason jar spouts, egg muffins just being one of them. Check out our ergo spout and our other easy-to-use mason jar accessories here.

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