I can’t believe I forgot to get pics of this (actually, yes, I can…I don’t end up taking pics of half the stuff I should be), so just take my word for it they look pretty cute. Next time I make them, I will snap a few pics.
Note: I haven’t made these for an actual ride yet…but I’ve been doing rides long enough that I know what food I like and don’t like, and I’m pretty confident these will end up on my “must-have ride food” list.
The original recipe called them “mini egg frittatas.” I’m calling them egg muffins, because they’re made in a mini muffin pan. The idea behind them is simple…scramble some eggs, toss some stuff like cheese, meat, veggies in there, mix it all up, pour it into mini muffins, bake, eat. They’re like crustless mini-quiches.
They probably took me about 15 minutes to put together, due in large part to the fact I kept getting interrupted by stopping and taking care of my box turtle. Next time, it won’t take a whole lot more time than whipping together a batch of scrambled eggs…which usually involves at least chopping/slicing ham and cheese.
And the next morning, I grabbed one of the leftovers…and they were delicious cold! That clinched it: I’m going to start making these for ride breakfasts. I already eat cold hard-boiled eggs as the main part of my ride breakfasts, and always have trouble choking down that strong, dry yolk. (Go figure…the one and only time I ever have trouble eating, it’s ride mornings. Of course.) These are moist, the eggs are well blended, and they can be as strong or as mild as you want to make them, depending on the additives.
And if I’m already taking the time to make hard-boiled eggs, wait for them to boil (and not forget about them), then wait for them to sit (and not forget about them), making these probably won’t take a whole lot more time. And they don’t have to be peeled before eating. (The only negative is it means I don’t get to make deviled eggs or egg salad the way I typically do with my ride leftovers.)
This first batch I made, I added spinach-artichoke chicken sausage that was already precooked and I just chopped it into small cubes, parmesan cheese, and roasted broccoli all chopped up. They’re little, so make sure whatever you add has been pre-chopped into small pieces.
Here’s the actual recipe, with some suggestions for add-ins:
4 thoughts on “Ride Food: Mini Egg Muffins”
This sounds pretty good…too bad I have no power to re-nuke them in the morning. I'll have to make a batch and see how I feel about them cold. Every thing I eat on ride morning makes my stomach churn, and I end up drinking breakfast which the extra liquids, though good, don't stick with you. A person could make these a little on the salty side and get a little boost of sodium pre-ride too. Thanks for posting!
Sounds delicious! I have trouble eating normally at rides too. Going to have to try these :)
Those looked so good when I read this post this morning that I bought eggs at the grocery this afternoon. Thanks!
You're welcome! Enjoy!