On-the-Go Breakfast Muffins Recipe
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On-the-Go Breakfast Muffins Recipe

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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:18 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 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 (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin equals 238 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 357 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk five eggs. Pour into same skillet; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and no liquid egg remains. Remove from heat.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, microwave each muffin on high for 45-60 seconds or until heated through.
    Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as On-the-Go Breakfast Muffins in Simple & Delicious August/September 2014

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

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

Reviewed 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"

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2015

"I made these for my son because he is such a pain in the morning. I like them, my husband likes them, but my son says he does not like them. It makes no sense b/c he loves sausage, eggs, cheese, etc., but alas I still haven't found the miracle breakfast yet."

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2015

"These are great for traveling and eating on the go. I used 1/4 raw sugar and whole wheat flour. Super healthy shot of protein. We also made them with ground turkey seasoned like sausage (for non-pork eaters in the family) and they were yummy! Seasoned the ground turkey the day before to let it marinate, then browned it just like sausage. They do freeze well, too."

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2015

"Not a keeper for me. Mine turned out heavy and dry. Two things come to mind. My baking powder is old; may have stirred the mixture too much. Also something told me too much meat.. Wish I would have used 1/2 pound instead."

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