5.19.2011

omelette cupcakes

For my sister's shower last weekend I was in charge of an egg bake. And you guys, I like egg bakes. They're delicious and filling and perfect for a weekend brunch. Unfortunately, they're not very classy looking. Enter: omelette cupcakes. They're tasty, filling and cute. Perfect.


I certainly didn't come up with the idea. I know I've seen them floating around blogland, but I'm not sure where I first saw them, and I honestly didn't use a recipe for my version.

I made two types of cupcake - one was zucchini, spinach, mushroom and feta. The other was ham, cheddar and onion. I thought I'd like the veggie variety better, but the ham and cheddar actually had more flavor to it. Next time I'd kick the spices up a notch in the veggie cupcake, probably with some fresh garlic or onion (and more salt).

I used 7 eggs per batch and mixed in my "toppings" until the consistency looked good. (Super scientific) I baked them at 375 for about 15 minutes, which was too long. They dried out a little bit, especially around the edges. So less time, my friends! I've seen 10-12 minutes on recipes in cyperspace, and that's probably closer to what it should have been. Each batch yielded 12 cupcakes.

But even with slightly dried edges, they were delicious and so easy to customize based on your tastes. I'm actually considering making a batch of these on Sunday nights so I have an easy grab-and-go breakfast throughout the week. Any ideas on what I should mix in for the next batch?

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fabulous idea!

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  2. Love this idea! Never thought to make them cupcakes. So cute!

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  3. That sounds so yummy, and definitely classy enough for a wedding shower!

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