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Easy Breakfast Recipes: Paleo Egg Cups

Finding easy breakfast recipes on busy school mornings is not easy.  I admit to grabbing a box of cold cereal more often than not when I am pressed for time.  I know that cold cereal isn’t the best choice for the kids before school but who has time to make a hot breakfast? I don’t if I am going to get the out the door on time for the school bus. Of course, easy breakfast recipes can easily be used as easy dinner recipes on nights when you don’t have a lot of time.  We do breakfast for dinner once a week or so. It’s a great way to keep your grocery budget in check.

Easy Breakfast Recipes: Paleo Egg Cups #15MinuteSuppers

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One of the great things about this recipe is that you can use any sort of leftover that you have as an add in.  If you have leftover peppers, onions, mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, toss that in.  If you have leftover bacon, sausage, or other meat, toss that in.  If you are not following the Paleo Diet, you can add in cheese as well.

Easy Breakfast Recipe: Paleo Egg Cups

Grease your muffin tins well.    I use an organic olive oil spray.  Then sprinkle in a few additions based on what you have on hand.  Leftover meat and vegetables work well in this recipe.

Easy Breakfast Recipe: Paleo Egg Cups

Break an egg into each muffin tin.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Put in a preheated oven and bake for about 12 minutes. I plan two egg cups per person unless you are feeding a 16 year old with an appetite like a line backer.  Then I plan four eggs. Adjust quantities as needed for your family.

Easy Breakfast Recipe: Paleo Egg Cups

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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Paleo
Serves: 4
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • leftover meat and veggies
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line a muffin tin with muffin tin liners.
  3. Spray with non stick olive oil spray
  4. Put leftover meat and veggies in the bottom of each liner.
  5. Break an egg into each liner.
  6. Bake 350F for 12 minutes.

Easy Breakfast Recipe: Paleo Egg Cups

I used local, natural turkey sausage and local cage free eggs.  I prefer to keep the food we eat as local, natural and/or organic as possible for health and environmental reasons.  If I had leftover veggies or it was summer and I had fresh veggies in the garden, I would have added some fresh spinach to it.  If you have a non-Paleo person enjoying breakfast with you, add a side of whole wheat toast.

Easy Breakfast Recipe: Egg Cups
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About Ellen Christian

Ellen is a busy mom of two teenagers who left the corporate world in 2008 to focus on a more eco-friendly life. She lives in rural Vermont where she juggles family, two blogs and a career in social media.


  1. That is a great way to start the day! I am a BIG fan of eggs and I love that it’s contained in that shape with a little bit of meat in the mix.  I would love to try these this weekend!

  2. Oh these look so easy and tasty! I love recipes that use up those little leftovers that wont quite make a whole meal! I will give these a try.  

  3. Those look so simple and good.  And here I am sitting at 10:41 without having had breakfast yet.  Time to eat!

  4. I am always looking for a new way to do eggs around here. This looks so easy and much healthier too.

  5. We eat eggs for breakfast every Wednesday – I’m going to try these this week!

  6. Quick, easy, and yummy! LOVE this idea!!! Going to try to make these this weekend!

  7. Great idea for a nice hearty breakfast!

  8. These are so not for me but my husband would love them. Seeing as how easy they appear to be, I may have to treat him! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. you rock for posting this!! We love eating paleo!!

  10. This is such a fun use of leftovers. I love that you can easily take last night’s dinner to make breakfast.

  11. Those look so good and easy to make! I love eggs :)

  12. Yum! Your little baked eggs look really good! I make these all the time, even though I don’t do Paleo. I found out about them when i was doing Atkins a long time ago. I also line the muffin tin with bacon and then cook the eggs in it!

  13. I’m totally going to make these with some crumbled sausage! Sounds way faster than cooking each of my kids eggs!

  14. Looks easy enough to me. Simple ingredients are perfect for the crazy school weeks.

  15. looks pretty easy and a healthy way to start the day!

  16. that looks great – double the protein! My cousin is on Paleo and she loves it. I am considering it myself – I love sugar that is my problem! 

  17. I’ve never baked eggs like this. I am going to give this a try! It looks like a great way to serve eggs to a big crew like mine!

  18. This is so awesome. You could even easily transport them probably, huh? I love eggs like this!!! Strange question though — I did this with my leftover hashbrown casserole and the sides of the cups had a greenish tint… is that normal? Or was my pan seeping into my eggs? lol

  19. LOL at the line backer. i have 4 brothers. i knw your pain.  these look yummy

  20. i just did a baked eggs post myself! i’ll be needing more egg recipes, we are getting chickens this year

  21. Oh yum!! I’ll be making these eggs for myself and my hubby this weekend! Thanks for sharing Ellen!

  22. I like the idea of 15 minute breakfast. I have four kids to get ready for school in the morning and this would be a nice alternative to cold cereal.

  23. Oh, I really like the idea of using some leftovers in this. They look just so satisfying!

  24. Oh these look yummy. Also something I know my kids would enjoy too. Just pinned so I can make later.

  25. Those look scrumptious, and I love that you can use the leftovers in them. I only eat scrambled eggs (I know, boring, right?) so will have to try it with them.

  26. I love an easy breakfast! I’m a breakfast person and I can’t survive without a good hot meal! Thanks for the recipe! 

  27. Yum! Paleo Egg cups look great! We have been experimenting a lot with paleo recipes, and would love to continue to try new things. These are on my list of to-dos!  

  28. What a great use of leftover veggies and protein! I am never sure of the temps when oven baking eggs. Pinning this for future reference!

  29. I’m not on the Paleo Diet but these look really delicious – a great breakfast before sending the kids off to school in the morning. 

  30. This is perfection! I’m always looking for ways to eat healthy during our busy mornings

  31. i know it’s not paleo but adding some cheese and an english muffin would make for a yummy homemade egg mcmuffin. we do these with canadian bacon

  32. katherine says:

    These look really tasty to make! Yummy!

  33. YUM! This looks so delicious and would definitely keep me full. 

  34. Keely Hostetter says:

    Love this idea, they look yummy and easy. thanks

  35. We love breakfast for dinner two and this is a perfect way to get protein and use up leftover veggies!

  36. These look fantastic! These are alternative for breakfast. I was just thinking the other day about the kids eating cereal every day and how it cannot be good. I am going to have to plan this one morning this week. Thank you!

  37. I’ve made similar creations for my kids – they call them Muggins (some combination of muffin and egg they came up with. I’ve always beat the eggs – I’ll have to try dumping them in with whole yokes.

  38. Thanks for posting this. It’s so easy to overlook simple things.
    Fast as they are, do you think they’d freeze?
    I don’t have a family to feed, but do love to be PREPARED for those mornings where things are too rushed to make breakfast.

    • I’ve never tried freezing eggs after they were cooked before so I am not sure. What I would probably do is cook the sausage ahead of time and freeze it to save time. Let me know if you try it!

  39. Brilliant idea, what a great way to start the morning!

  40. These look yummy and easy.


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