The next chapter in my volume on easy breakfasts are these Ham & Cheese Egg Muffins. A few common ingredients, a few minutes in a hot oven, and voila! You’ve got breakfast for the week!
The key to these Ham & Cheese Egg Muffins is GOOD quality ham and cheese. If all you’ve got is some crummy sliced ham and marble cheese, go for it, but for real flavor, get a nice piece of smoked ham and some old, or even extra old, cheddar.
The next tip to success to keep the cheese in small cubes, about 1/4-inch cubes. Any smaller and the cheese tends to melt into the eggs – which is fine – but for a bite of cheesy goodness, you need cubes to keep those pockets of cheese intact.
The next little tip is one you can certainly do without, but it adds SO much flavor. There’s a natural flavor party happening when ham, cheese, and green onions get together. So, a hearty 1/4 cup of chopped green onion goes into this recipe. Green onions are herbaceous and not overpowering, and their freshness adds a pop of flavor to these tasty hand-helds.
I tried to get a shot of these lovelies right from the oven, as they were so puffed up and pretty, but they deflate SO fast! But here’s a shot of them in the pan.
Oven-Fresh Ham & Cheese Egg Muffins
Do Ham & Cheese Egg Muffins Freeze?
These tasty morning eats can be kept in the fridge for about a week (I generally don’t like keeping fresh food longer than a week anyhow), and they’ll freeze but you’ll lose some of the texture when reheating.
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Dig in! And if you want to try a variation of these egg muffin delights, check this recipe out: Spinach, Feta, Red Bell Pepper Egg Cups, or theses super tasty Baked Eggs Florentine with Ham! Wash it all down with this amazing keto Whipped Dalgona Coffee – perfect for mornings!
If you have tried other variations with fillings for these morning protein-packed muffins, drop me a line below and I’ll give them a try!
Keto friendly and packed full of protein, these egg muffins are loaded with sharp cheddar, savory ham, and a burst of freshness from green onions.
- 10 each eggs
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, diced or shredded
- 1 1/2 cups ham, diced
- 1/4 cup green onions
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 375-F. Lightly spray a jumbo 6-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix the eggs, cream, and salt and pepper well. Add the ham, green onions, and cheddar, and mix to combine.
- Fill the sprayed muffin cups almost to the rim with the egg/ham mixture. Bake at 375-F for about 10 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 374mgSodium: 634mgCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 23g
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