These versatile, slimming-friendly Breakfast Muffins will get your day off to a great start – perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
These Breakfast Muffins will l keep you full for hours. You can also chill these and keep them in the fridge to munch on, or save them for lunch!
If you’re looking for some more breakfast ideas, we’ve got loads of tasty offerings!
- Strawberry and Vanilla Waffles
- Chocolate Orange Baked Oats
- Breakfast Bakes
- Sweet Potato and Carrot Rostis
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How many Calories are in these Breakfast Muffins?
There are 256 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Breakfast Muffins. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets is this Breakfast Muffins recipe suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free!
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly are these Breakfast Muffins?
These Breakfast Muffins have just 1 Point per portion! You can put anything you fancy in them too – why not have any experiment. Just make sure you check the nutritional values of any ingredients you add.
How to make these Breakfast Muffins
These muffins will be ready so quickly, and with very little effort! Here’s a summary;
- Beat together the eggs and cottage cheese
- Fry the bacon and vegetables in a frying pan with some Low calorie cooking spray
- Add the vegetable mixture to the eggs and combine
- Pour into a muffin tin sprayed with Low calorie cooking spray and bake until golden
- Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below
What should you should serve with Breakfast Muffins?
You can make these into any sort of meal you like but they’re work with the suggestions below. Either eat them on their own, or for brunch, as part of a cooked breakfast, or even take cold on a picnic!
- Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles
- Sausage Hash
- Weekend Brunch
- Broccoli and Sweetcorn Fritters
- Baked Beans
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Breakfast Muffins?
Definitely not! You’ll probably be able to make these muffins with things you already have in your fridge and cupboards.
You can easily adapt them to suit your tastes – add peppers, cheese, spring onion, broccoli – whatever you fancy! Just remember to check the nutritional values of anything you add.
How do you know when these Breakfast Muffins are cooked?
You should cook this recipe until the muffins are golden on top and just cooked in the centre.
This should take approx 20 minutes in the oven.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Breakfast Muffins in the fridge?
Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of these Breakfast Muffins in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Breakfast Muffins?
These Breakfast Muffins are best made from fresh. You can freeze them, but it can affect the texture of the egg.
How do I reheat Breakfast Muffins?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
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Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
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