When I have time, some weekends I make muffin tin omelets, also sometimes called no-crust quiche. It makes it easy for me to have a high protein, low carb breakfast throughout the week. In the past, I’ve used a fairly shallow muffin tin. But that makes muffin tin omelets that aren’t quite enough to satisfy me, while eating two of them is too much food for breakfast. So I decided I needed a larger size muffin tin. Last time I visited my parents, I learned Mom had a spare! So I took it home with me.
Like my old one, the new tin holds 6 muffins, but each one is much deeper. Today, I finally had time to make some muffin tin omelets again. If you’ve never made these, you should try it sometime. You can find a ton of recipes online, so I’m not going to give you all the details, but here is the general idea.
I usually grease the muffin tin with coconut oil, since I don’t ever have shortening (or lard). Supposedly it’s better for you than vegetable oil or butter.
Today, the things I put in were:
- some leftover BBQ brisket, chopped
- one red bell pepper, chopped and sauteed in the fat from the brisket
- one roma tomato I got from the farmer’s market two weeks ago and realized I better use before it’s too late
- cheddar/jack cheese blend
- 9 eggs – so each omelet is 1.5 eggs
- some milk – don’t ask me how much, I don’t measure stuff, that’s not how I cook
- salt, black pepper, umami pepper
What, you don’t know about umami pepper? I found this thing on a “if we can’t sell it, we’re just going to throw it out” rack at Safeway a couple years ago and it was the most wonderful discovery.
Then I baked it until it looked good to me. That turned out to be 30 minutes at 350 degrees. And here is the result:
They sure look good, but I already ate lunch, so I’ll save these for later.
I had a bit of trouble getting them out of the muffin tin, maybe I need to coat the pan with something greasier next time. Or cook them inside of muffin cups.
Nice! I’m waiting for the chicken/rice/veg to finish in the instant pot so I can package up lunch for the week. Costs about as much as buying lunch once in Seattle and is less fatty or sugary than anything I could get at a lunch place.
Looks delicious. Mom used to make these but not so “fancy”.
Wow, and I didn’t even think these were really fancy. It’s mostly just leftovers and eggs baked in a muffin tin! ?
She didn’t use lots of spices in her cooking.