I love a good breakfast casserole for brunch or a special weekend breakfast. However, their prep and cook time will have you looking at over an hour before it’s ready to eat. I was looking for a way to make a savory breakfast that was more portable and quick for busy weekday mornings. As is true with a lot of my recipes this is 100% customizable to your personal flavor choices.
1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Lunch meat
1 Cup Cheese
1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
8 Slices of bread
Everything Bagel Seasoning
2 Tablespoons fresh thyme (about 6 sprigs)
Additional supplies needed:
Non-stick cooking spray
Makes 24 muffins
First up, spray your muffin tins REALLY good with non-stick cooking spray. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Next break apart or cut your slices of bread into 1/2” size chunks, then divide the bread evenly into all of the muffin cups. Next whisk together your eggs, milk and mustard until smooth. Dice up your lunch meat and cheese and add to the top of your bread pieces. Wash your sprigs of thyme and remove the leaves from the stems, stir thyme leaves into egg mixture. Now evenly pour egg mixture over bread filled muffin cups, about an 1/8 cup egg mixture per muffin cup, give each muffin cup a healthy sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning over the top and place into the oven.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 min, let cool 5-10 minutes, then pop out of your muffin tin and enjoy or seal in an air tight container and store in the fridge. Enjoy within 3-5 days after making. To re-heat place muffins in the microwave for 30 second intervals until desired temperature is reached.
The two flavor combinations I use the most are turkey and cheddar or ham and colby jack. However, use whichever meat and cheese combination you like, for a more classic take go ham and swiss. If you prefer a little heat in your breakfast use pepper jack cheese. You can even substitute cooked breakfast sausage or cooked bacon in place of the lunch meat. If you wish to keep these vegetarian, skip the meat and go cheese and spinach. The possibilities are endless! Customize these to suit your favorite flavor combinations. This is sure to be an easy, healthy, protein packed, portable, new breakfast the whole family will love.