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The best start to any day is a wholesome breakfast that helps you power through your work day—and we all love a meal that can be made ahead, too. Which is why we're not too shocked that this eggscellent mini quiche recipe is blazing its way to the top of Pinterest charts.
This now-viral recipe for an egg "muffin" comes from the blog Life Made Sweeter, published by cookbook author Kelly Kwok, who has previously been named to best-of lists by The Washington Post. It's a super simple hack that lets you make an entire week's batch at once. Simply take them out of your fridge or freezer and reheat them for breakfast on the go.
Kwok describes them as "mini personal-size frittatas," a good indicator of just how customizable the recipe actually is. You can stuff these mini quiches with as many veggies and proteins as you'd like—and if you leave cheese out, the recipe is also paleo-friendly.
Kwok's recipe is one of many that are trending on Pinterest due to social media users' increasing interest in the keto diet—a nearly 1,000 percent increase since last year, according to Today. Pins, or saves, of egg recipes have also surged by 45 percent overall, a good sign since the latest research suggests that eggs aren't harmful for your diet.
If you're intrigued by the idea of using a muffin tin as a hack to an easy, make-ahead breakfast, we're betting you'll love the following recipes, which all come together in less than 30 minutes and can be doled out all week long:
Bulgur and Greens Mini Quiches
If you have taken the time to precook a batch of bulgur, these light quiches are ready in just about 20 minutes. You'll enjoy the blend of kale and goat cheese all week long.
Soft-Yolk Muffins With Sausage and Cheese
These hearty, savory muffins hide a full soft-boiled egg with a creamy yolk inside. They are prepped and in the oven in just 20 minutes, and are just under 300 calories each.
Bacon and Broccoli Muffin Tin Frittatas
A similar riff on the recipe that Kelly Kwok featured in her blog, this easy, make-ahead breakfast is just 168 calories for two of the frittatas. Enjoy these with a side of fruit.
Corn Muffins With Prosciutto, Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese
You can sub prosciutto for ham to bring out the heightened flavor of goat cheese and the savory corn muffin.
Pumpkin and Pear Stratas
Maybe you're looking for something a little more sweet? These stratas come together with pumpkin and many kinds of pears, as long as they're ripe.
Muffin Tin Granola Cups With Yogurt and Berries
Our last muffin tin hack involves a granola cup base that you can load with cold, creamy yogurt and fresh berries of your choosing.