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Sunrise Bacon Egg Muffins

Recipe, photography, and videography by Bev Davis.

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Posted March 20, 2018

EDITOR'S NOTE (March 29, 2018): Sunrise Sausage Egg Muffins added as a variation.


Light and fluffy.  Excellent with pancakes, waffles, or toast.  After attending sunrise service to celebrate Easter, enjoy these make-ahead cheesy muffins.  Bake the muffins and cook some bacon the night before.  Store in airtight container. Refrigerate.  The next day,  place on ungreased cookie sheet and pop in a 400 degree preheated oven  for 10  minutes.  Or, microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Insert warm, cooked strips of bacon in center.  Serve immediately.


Resurrection Sunday (aka Easter Sunday), April 1, 2018...

It's a blessed privilege for me to celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  On Easter Sunday, many Christians get up very early to attend special sunrise services to celebrate.  Easter sunrise services, recall the New Testament story of Mary Magdalene's early morning discovery that Jesus had risen from the dead.  The tomb is still empty! The sun rises during service providing a beautiful reminder of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the living Son of God.

Baking until golden brown creates a delicious bread-like texture.  The unique look is created by inserting small pieces of cooked bacon, insert in the muffin's center.

VARIATION:  Add 1/4 cup finely chopped green peppers to egg mixture before baking.

INGREDIENTS

5 large eggs

1/4 cup 2% low-fat milk

salt and ground black pepper to taste

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

vegetable oil cooking spray

1/2 cup pepper jack cheese

      broken into small pieces

6 strips of cooked bacon, broken in half


INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In medium-sized bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt and ground black pepper 

(as preferred), and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese.  Lightly spray muffin

tin (6 cups) with vegetable oil cooking spray. Fill cups 3/4 full with egg mixture.  Top with torn pieces of

pepper jack cheese.


Place in hot oven.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes.  Muffins will rise dramatically then deflate as they cool.


Insert pieces of bacon in top of each muffin. Serve immediately.  Or, place muffins in a lidded container and  refrigerate.  Warm in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Or, microwave on high for 20 seconds.


Cook the bacon the night before. Drain.  Place in a lidded container and refrigerate.  To keep crispy, warm in a preheated 400 degree oven.  Insert in center of warm muffins before serving.


Mark 16:1-6 (King James Version)

1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.


2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.


3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?


4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.


5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.


6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

Sunrise Sausage Egg Muffins

Use chopped cooked sausage instead of bacon.   Place 2 large beef or turkey sausage links in saucepan.  Cover with water. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes to decrease sodium.  Drain water which should be very little.  Allow sausage to brown lightly on both sides.  Chop in small pieces.   Serve on top of warm egg muffins. 


Or, place in airtight container. Refrigerate until ready to use.