Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Muffins

I love quick & easy breakfasts that I can transport to work easily. This recipe initially sounded too bizarre for me to try, but I'm glad did! The original recipe called for 6 eggs, crisp bacon, & parsley. I thought I could make it healthier and taste better. Also, I hate parsley (ew). I have been thinking of trying to add a little more sweetness to this recipe on my next try - maybe 1T honey? I'll update if I find that to be a good addition.

Original Inspiration: Incredible Edible Egg website
Servings: 12 muffins
WW: 3 pointsplus per muffin

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup apple, peeled and diced
  • 2 pre-cooked chicken sausage links, diced (around 5 oz; I used Trader Joe's Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage - you could use 3 links and it wouldn't effect the p+, it just seemed too much with 3)
  • 2 oz sharp cheddar or gruyere cheese (approximately 1/4 cup), chopped into small cubes or shredded
  • cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix flour, oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pepper in a large bowl.

Add egg substitute and applesauce and stir until moistened. Stir in cheese, chicken sausage, and apples. Spoon evenly into 12 3-inch muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake until tops are lightly browned - about 15-20 minutes.

Let cool on wire rack for 5 minutes and then remove from the pan. Serve warm or cool completely and store for 4-5 days.

These are tasty served cold or reheated in the toasted oven. These muffins are pretty filling. I was satisfied eating one muffin and a banana for breakfast all week.


  1. Meg, I made these this morning and loved them. I reduced the pepper since I'm not a big pepper fan, and I grated the apple. The only problem is they stuck, really stuck, to the paper muffin liner. I use the liner because it's so hard to clean the pan, even with nonstick surface and spray. Any suggestions? Oh, I'm making the wild rice casserole for dinner for my vegetarian sister who just had her last round of chemo. It think it will be just the kind of comfort she needs. Thanks again!

  2. Hi Andi! I've only ever made mine with silicone liners, so I haven't had that problem. I assume that you could lightly dust them with flour or cornstarch before adding the batter to them. You could probably even lightly spray with cooking spray. I hope something works!!