These delicious Denver Omelet Egg Muffins have all the flavors of your favorite diner breakfast staple in a make-ahead freezable breakfast egg muffin! An easy freezer meal for easy breakfasts throughout the week. Or use them for meal prep. Best of all, they are only 3g carbs per muffin!
These easy make-ahead Denver Omelet Egg Muffins are an homage to a classic diner breakfast staple of yesteryear.
No one really knows how the Denver Omelet came to be or how it got its name. There are certainly some colorful stories out there! But the exact origin of the Denver omelet is uncertain. Best guess is it came from a variation on an egg foo young made by Chinese railroad workers in the late 1800s.
Whatever the name, and wherever it came from, a Denver Omelet, for those who may not have had the chance to have one diner-style, is an egg omelet with diced ham, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, and cheese.
- 10 eggs.
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream.
- 2 cups diced cooked ham.
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup diced green bell pepper.
- 1/2 cup diced onion.
- 1 teaspoon salt.
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper.
1-Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a muffin tin liberally with non-stick cooking spray.
2-In medium-sized bowl, add eggs and heavy whipping cream, and whisk gently to scramble eggs.
3-Add in remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
4-Divide mixture evenly among cups of the muffin tin. I find that a #20 (3 tablespoon) scoop works well for this. Each muffin cup should be about 3/4 of the way full.
5-Bake for 20-25 minutes, until eggs are fully set.
6-Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
1-Place cooled egg muffins in a single layer in a gallon-sized freezer bag, and lay flat in your freezer until frozen solid (overnight).
1-Remove egg muffin(s) from freezer and allow to thaw overnight in the refrigerator, either in a bag or another airtight container. Microwave for 20-30 seconds until heated through.
2-To reheat directly from frozen, microwave for 1 minute at 50% power, then 30-60 seconds at full power.