Are you looking for some breakfast ideas to cook for your whaanau during lockdown?
These easy egg muffins are perfect for of children of ALL AGES to make. They are completely customisable; you can fill them with your favourite omelette ingredients.
These egg muffins are unique in that they have an easy-to-make potato crust thanks to frozen hash bites. You're basically taking a hearty breakfast and turning it into finger food that can be eaten any time of the day. Yum!
Ingredients (you can halve the ingredients for a smaller batch if you wish)
· 36 hash bites (for a standard muffin tray)
· 10 large eggs
· ¼ cup of milk
· Grated cheese
· Meat and vegetables of your choice (breakfast sausage, bacon, onion, and capsicum are great!)
1. Thaw the hash bites in the microwave and place three hash bites equally into a generously greased muffin tray.
2. Smash the hash bites with the bottom of a small cup or jar and then place them in an oven pre-heated to 200 degrees. Cook them for 10 minutes before removing. Lower the heat on the oven to 170 degrees.
3. Place meat and vegetables of your choice on top of the cooked hash bites. Other ingredients you could use ham, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms etc.
4. Scramble 10 eggs with ¼ cup of milk and season to your liking. Then pour the scrambled egg mixture into each cup of the muffin tray. You should be able to fill up each muffin cup about 90% of the way.
5. Top each one with grated cheese.
6. Bake at 170 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the egg is cooked through. Once they rise and the cheese starts to brown on top, they should be done.
7. Remove from tray and wait for them to cool. Share and enjoy with your family!
You could customize each cup with different toppings! This is great if you have dietary restrictions or picky eaters in the family. For example, you can make some of them vegetarian, some loaded with meat, some without cheese, some spicy with jalapeño, or some without the potato for those following a low carb diet.
“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.” – Guy Fieri