Breakfast Muffins

  • 10MINS
  • 20MINS
  • Serves 3
  • 256KCAL

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.

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Easy Peasy Breakfast Muffins

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories256
  • Carbs11g
  • Protein25g
  • Fat12g
  • Saturates4g
  • Sugars5g

Breakfast Muffins - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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 to know in the blurb!

These Breakfast Muffins will keep you full for hours. You can also chill these and keep them in the fridge to munch on, or save them for lunch!

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.

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.

What diets are these Breakfast Muffins suitable for?

These Breakfast Muffins are suitable for gluten free diets.

They can also be made suitable for vegetarian diets by omitting the following ingredient or using a vegetarian substitute:

  • Bacon medallions

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Breakfast Muffins?

Definitely not! You should be able to make these muffins with things that you already have in your fridge and cupboards, and the only other thing you’ll need is a muffin tray.

Hints & Tips

Below we added some of our communities most common hints and tips. We hope you find them useful.

I used low fat natural yoghurt instead of cottage cheese and was still delicious
Delicious! Will definitely make them again.
If you’re not using muffin cases, I think they come out of silicon muffin trays better than non-stick ones! I didn’t have any cottage cheese so used 100gm fromage frais and 40gm low fat grated cheddar cheese.
Red pepper & spinach Breakfast Muffins
These are so easy & tasty! My only problem is I struggle to get the same amount of egg in each muffin, so I fill my muffin tray with my ingredients, then crack 1 egg, mix it, pour it, that way I make sure I have the same amount in each! Yum!

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How many calories are in these Breakfast Muffins?

There are 256 calories in each portion of these Breakfast Muffins. This means they fall 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.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Step 2

Spray 9 muffin trays with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 3

Beat together the eggs and cottage cheese.

Step 4

Lightly fry the bacon, grated courgette, mushrooms, red onion and spinach in a pan with a couple of sprays of low calorie cooking spray.

Step 4

Step 5

Mix this with the egg mixture and pour into the prepared muffin trays.

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Step 6

Cook at 200°C for about 20 minutes until set and golden.

Breakfast Muffins - Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesWhat should you should serve with these Breakfast Muffins?

You can make these into any sort of meal you like but they’d also work with the suggestions below. Either eat them on their own, for brunch, as part of a cooked breakfast, or even take them with you on a picnic!

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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 these 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 these 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 these 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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Breakfast Muffins

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.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 256
  • Carbs 11G


  • 6 eggs
  • 100 g very low fat cottage cheese with chives
  • 3 bacon medallions diced
  • 1/2 courgettes grated
  • 2 large mushrooms finely chopped
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • Handful of spinach
  • Low calorie cooking spray

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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C .
  2. Spray 9 muffin trays with low calorie cooking spray.
  3. Beat together the eggs and cottage cheese.
  4. Lightly fry the bacon, grated courgette, mushrooms, red onion and spinach in a pan with a couple of sprays of low calorie cooking spray.
  5. Mix this with the egg mixture and pour into the prepared muffin trays.
  6. Cook at 200°C for about 20 minutes until set and golden.

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See what others have to say

pat joubertSunday 28th April 2024

Is it half a courgette or 1 to 2 courgettes for the mixture please


    HollyFriday 10th May 2024

    Hi Pat, this recipe uses 1/2 a courgette, hope that helps!


LaurieWednesday 21st June 2023

When these say 2 large mushrooms does that mean 2 closed cup size or flat/portobello sized?


    SharonFriday 14th July 2023

    Hi Laurie, you will need to use 2 large closed cup mushrooms in our Breakfast Muffins. Enjoy the recipe!


Miss Stacey M RobbWednesday 25th August 2021

Is the cottage essential i really dont lile it i was thinking if it for moisture i could use yoghurt or cream cheese


    HollyTuesday 31st August 2021

    Hey Stacey, if you would prefer you could swap the cottage cheese for cream cheese or yoghurt as you have suggested, hope that helps!


JessicaFriday 2nd April 2021

How long will these be okay for in the fridge as I want to do meal preps next week


    HollyTuesday 6th April 2021

    Hey Jessica, these Breakfast Muffins can be stored in fridge for a few days and eaten cold or reheated in the microwave, hope that helps!


Jannis BairdMonday 28th September 2020

I have made these breakfast muffins and there delicious. You can add any filling you like. And there really handy to have in the fridge to snack on as well..


    HollyTuesday 29th September 2020

    Hey Jannis, so glad you enjoyed the Breakfast Muffins!


Karen YazidiThursday 13th August 2020

How many muffins per serving please?


    HollyThursday 13th August 2020

    Hi Karen, there are 3 Breakfast Muffins per serving. Hope that helps!


      Joanne wildeThursday 6th January 2022

      Is the 256 calories for the serving of 3 or individual muffins? Thanks

      SharonFriday 7th January 2022

      Hi Joanne, 256 calories is for a serving of 3 muffins.Hope that helps and thanks for getting in touch.

CalThursday 6th August 2020

Can you eat them cold from fridge?


    LisaFriday 7th August 2020

    Yes, you can! You can make them in advance and they are a great grab and go breakfast, straight from the fridge. Hope you enjoy them.


JaniceSunday 5th January 2020

How many muffins is in a serving?


    Holly LevellTuesday 19th May 2020

    Hi Janice, the recipe serves 4 and the mixture is for 9 muffin holes so 1 serving is for 3 of the Breakfast Muffins. Hope that helps!


      SaraWednesday 12th April 2023

      Can you clarify please, 3×3 would be 9 (which is the number used in the recipe too)

      SharonThursday 18th May 2023

      Hi Sara, sorry for the confusion. Just to clarify; this recipe make 9 muffins and serves 3, so there are 3 muffins in a serving. Do hope this helps.

Danielle JuddSunday 27th January 2019

Can you reheat these


Nicole GraleySaturday 5th January 2019

These sound delicious but I don’t really like courgette, any suggestions what I could substitute it with? Thanks


KarenSaturday 25th August 2018

Could you freeze these please?


KellyTuesday 5th June 2018

How long do these keep in the fridge for ? Thanks


Pamela BaitsonThursday 31st May 2018

Can I use anything instead of cottage cheese


    NatalieSaturday 25th January 2020

    Could i use quark instead of cottage cheese?


      Sharon FitzpatrickFriday 15th May 2020

      Hi, yes, you could use quark instead of cottage cheese. Let us know how how it goes when you make them.

BethWednesday 28th March 2018

Is it possible to freeze these x


sharonWednesday 5th October 2016

Hi, have just found and signed up to your blog, it is absolutely brilliant,but please can you tell me is there anything else I can use instead of cottage cheese in this recipe?? thanks in advance,


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