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On-the-Go Breakfast Muffins

My muffins are a frequent request from everyone in the family. I usually make them on Sunday nights, so when we're running late on weekday mornings, the kids can grab these to eat on the bus. —Irene Wayman, Grantsville, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 7 large eggs, divided use
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Wipe skillet clean.
  • In a small bowl, whisk 5 eggs. Pour into same skillet; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and no liquid egg remains. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk remaining eggs, milk and oil until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in 2/3 cup cheese, sausage and scrambled eggs.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheese. Bake 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled muffins in an airtight container. To use, microwave each muffin on high for 45-60 seconds or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 238 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.
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  • Catbird513
    Dec 24, 2020

    I liked to make these and freeze some for the mornings I am in a rush. I just pop them into the microwave. I did add some chopped onion and peppers and added some pepper jack cheese. Very tasty.

  • Sabina
    May 24, 2020

    I could of done without the sugar, made it too sweet, when I was looking forward to lots of salty taste.

  • LaVonna
    Mar 29, 2020

    Just made these this morning! I did add some hot sauce like Karen. Delicious! A muffin, some fruit, a hot beverage, and I am all set for the morning!

  • resalee
    Mar 28, 2020

    These muffins are great, just enough sweet along with the salty taste of sausage and eggs. Quick and easy to make, great for grabbing on the run during a busy morning.

  • KarenKeefe
    Apr 25, 2019

    These muffins are the perfect breakfast “to go”! We always add a dash of hot sauce to our egg recipes - worked great on these!

  • Andelee
    Feb 11, 2018

    I just made these, just ok for me. Feel like they are lacking something, perhaps I will add parsley next time, might even try with Pepper Jack cheese.Have since made these again using half hot sausage and half sweet, added a tsp coarse ground black pepper,used Pepperjack cheese in the mix and cheddar on the top, reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup and used 1 cup of all purpose flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour, now they have something going on!

  • rolorocko25
    Feb 1, 2017

    I made these when we had family staying wit us and most every one enjoyed them. Some loved them and others thought they were just okay. For a make a head breakfast option that can just be heated up and eaten I thought they were pretty good. My husband said it would be great smothered with breakfast gravy.

  • JGa2595176
    Dec 12, 2016

    Great recipe...sweet and savory at the same time. We used precooked sliced link sausages, because that's what my kiddos prefer. Also added a bit more shredded cheese on top. Perfect recipe to make/save on a weekend and serve on a busy weekday morning as you're running out the door!

  • cookingkid
    Nov 30, 2015

    Great recipe Quick, simple and good. My breaktime at work is around 8:00 so perfect for my breakfast break.

  • Bearybren
    Oct 7, 2015

    Love it and will keep this recipe handy, hubby even likes it and he is picky. Am going to try it with bacon. Thank you for great recipe