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Muffins have taken on a whole new meaning when it comes to breakfasts. Instead of banana or carrot muffins, you can now make high protein breakfasts in a muffin tin. Here are some healthy breakfast ideas, all made in a muffin tin, that will give you the protein fix you need for the day.

 

Breakfast: start with straight protein

 

The quick way to get your protein fix in the morning is to cook eggs in your muffin tin. Forget about boiling eggs or poaching them, simply crack your eggs into a lightly greased muffin tin and sprinkle over some salt and pepper and then pop into the oven at 180 degrees centigrade and cook for around 15 minutes until the eggs are firm enough to your liking. Remove your muffin tin from the oven and then let your eggs cool and scoop out each egg. Perfect eggs are that easy!

 

 

Bacon and eggs go muffin mad

Instead of serving bacon and egg on a plate in the traditional manner, use your muffin tin to create bacon and egg parcels that you can even enjoy later for tea or lunch. Simply pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius and then wrap your bacon around the sides of each muffin hole and bake for 10 minutes. Crack your egg into the centre of your bacon circle and sprinkle with salt, pepper and cheddar cheese. Bake for another 10 minutes until your egg yolks are your desired consistency. Run your knife around the edge of each bacon and egg parcel to remove and serve!

 

 

Omelette muffin recipe

Another protein-packed treat are omelette muffins. And in terms of fillings, this recipe can be as versatile as you want it to be – in fact you can add anything to it. Here is an example of just how versatile it is:

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Chopped onion, some stalks of celery and any other vegetables in your fridge

  • 10 eggs

  • Bacon or ham

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  • Sauté your chopped vegetables

  • In a large bowl whisk your eggs until combined.

  • Pour your eggs evenly into the muffin pan, only filling ¾ of each

  • Spoon your vegetable mixture into each cup

  • Bake at 180 degrees Celsius until the eggs are firm

 

These omelette muffins can then be refrigerated and are great snacks for lunchboxes. If you prefer yours warm, just pop one into the microwave for 30 seconds to enjoy.

 

The ultimate protein fix – protein powder muffin recipe!

These light, fluffy protein powder muffins are delicious at breakfast and any time of the day!

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder 64-67 grams

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 cup almond flour

  • 1/2 cup almond butter or any other smooth nut butter

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a muffin tin and set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients and mix well. Add your almond butter and unsweetened applesauce and mix until fully combined. Add your chocolate chips.

  3. Divide the batter amongst the greased muffin holes and bake for 10-15 minutes. Check at 10 minutes and test with a skewer. If it comes out clean, remove immediately. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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