Muffin Tin Meals

Man oh man, I did not realize that it had been so long since I had posted.  Blame it on life I guess.  Hopefully now that the boys are done school for the summer and the daycare kids are gone I will have more time.

Have you ever cooked meals in your muffin tins?  I have recently discovered this novel way to make indivdual meals, and the boys love it!

The most recent thing I made was on Fathers Day, breakfast “muffins”.  My husband is a huge fan of these, I always make extras to keep in the fridge so he can pop them in the microwave and eat them for breakfast on the way to work.

I will warn you that the muffin tin is a pain to clean afterwords, I have used butter, and oil to coat the tin and it still sticks.  I might try using muffin papers next time.

They are very versatile, add in whatever fillings you want.  This time around I used bacon, jalapeno pepper, tomato, fresh basil and cheddar cheese.

You will need:
8 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
3. Whisk together eggs, milk, oil and baking powder.  Season with salt and pepper.
4. Lightly spray a 12-cupcake pan with oil. Spoon your ingredients (I used bacon, tomato, basil and jalapeno) evenly into each cupcake.

5. Ladle the egg mixture over your other ingredients.
6. Sprinkle with cheese.

7. Bake for 15-20 minutes.  This is how they will look when they come out.

I have tried a couple of other meals in the tins as well, mini meatloaves, which take a lot less time to cook than a full sized loaf!  There is also this recipe for mini chicken pot pies, they are really good! Mini Chicken Pot Pie