Thursday, June 4, 2015

Breakfast Cupcakes

If you enjoy having quiche or omelets on's a crustless quiche that is made in a muffin pan. Though my recipe called for a crust made of shredded hashbrowns and baked until golden...I decided to stir the hashbrowns in with the rest of the ingredients (just like Betty's farmer sausage quiche in the original Mennonite Girls Can Cook cookbook)....and it worked like a charm!

  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk (or half and half)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 12 slices bacon, crisply fried and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup of finely chopped sweet peppers (red, green or yellow)*
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion or chopped onion greens
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen hashbrowns (defrost slightly to eliminate large chunks)
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded (or your favorite cheese blend)
*Substitute veggies as to preference. Mushrooms and spinach are also great additions.

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Generously oil 12 muffin cups.
  3. Best eggs slightly; add milk and seasonings and blend well.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Spoon egg mixture into prepared muffin cups.
  6. Bake until golden brown or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean...about 15 minutes.
  7. Cool several minutes...then carefully run a knife around the outside of each muffin to loosen. 
  8. Lift onto plate with a fork. 
These are great fresh from the oven...or re-heated the following day. 


  1. Oh that sounds great and your presentation is so lovely!!!

  2. Ellen, I'm answering your comment on my blog. Hoosier is the nickname for people who live in Indiana. The casino/horse race park is in Anderson, Indiana. One forgets that not everyone knows the like of words like Hoosier knows almost from birth.
    BTW your muffins look tasty!

  3. They look so good! Do you know if they can be frozen? Thanks, Marie

    1. Yes...they freeze well. Allow them to cool completely before individually wrapping them in plastic wrap; place the wrapped 'breakfast cupcakes' in an airtight container and freeze. To reheat...pop in the microwave for about 45 seconds.

  4. These would be great for when my grandchildren come and also for me right now as I'm busy outside and it would be a nice quick and convenient breakfast. Thank you as always!

  5. What are the greens are in the presentation?

  6. They look like Basil leaves. Beautiful muffins Judy and timely for me as I'll be making breakfast more ofen in the next while.