This post has been sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm, all opinions are my own.
These Denver Omelet Breakfast Cups are super satisfying, easy to make, and the perfect breakfast or brinner!
As part of my 2016 New Year’s resolutions I decided to focus on eating breakfast more often, making it a hot breakfast, and cooking for my kids in the mornings. Now I realize it is March, so talking about New Year’s Resolutions ended weeks ago, hahaha, but the fact is, this is one I have actually stuck to pretty well. Remember my Biscuits and Chicken Sausage Gravy I shared last month? Well that was just the beginning of amazing breakfasts, but also amazing brinners.
My husband is living in a different state right now for work, so I am doing the whole single parent thing, and it is hard to keep up with all the demands on my time as I shuffle kids to their various activities, work full time, and keep 4 little people alive. One of the things that has been neglected lately is my house. So, I made a deal with my kids. If they would keep the house picked up (with my help), I would make them a hot breakfast before school EVERY morning. This means they have to throw their laundry in the laundry basket instead of the bathroom floor, and clear their dishes, and make their beds, etc.
I was worried I was setting my kids up for failure, and while it has not been perfect, our house has been far less messy, and my kids have enjoyed a number of hot breakfasts, including these amazing Denver Omelet Cups. And when I run out of ideas I head to the Jones Dairy Farm Brinner page for more ideas.
I know the concept of making breakfast omelets in a muffin tin is nothing new, but I had not tried it before. And so I personally was so happy with the results. And it was so much easier than I expected that I made a video to show you guys
or this quick video version
I loved using the Jones Dairy Farm Ham Steak for these. I just chopped it into chunks, and let each kid put their desired amount into the Omelet Cups they were making for themselves. The ham steaks are naturally gluten free, have no artificial junk. Plus they taste amazing. And they make these breakfast cupcakes taste so good. The ham is the perfect addition because it adds some saltiness. Yum!
Honestly, these are just so easy. And I love it because when I make them I can put half in the fridge for later. They reheat beautifully.
Tell me you don’t want some?
And another great perk is you can customize them. Each kid gets to add in their favorite. The eggs can be cooked fully, or left with a delicious runny yolk. You can season as much or as little as you want. Basically they are the perfect breakfast for a crowd.
But don’t take my word for it…make them and try for yourself:
Easy Denver Omelet Breakfast Cups
- 15 ounces hash browns thawed, frozen
- 1 cup Sharp Cheddar + 2 Tbs of shredded
- 1 Tbs Olive Oil
- 12 eggs large
- 1 slice ham steak cubed,"Jones Dairy Farm" Brand
- 1/4 cup vegetables mushrooms, onions, etc.
- 1 green onion
- Salt and Pepper "to taste"
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
- Mix hash browns, 1 cup cheese, olive oil, and salt & pepper in a medium bowl
- Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray
- Divide hash brown mix between the tins, and use your fingers, or a spoon, or cup to pack them tightly into the shape of nests.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes until hash brown edges are browned and cheese is melted.
- Sprinkle chopped Jones Dairy Farm ham steak into the breakfast cups.
- Crack an egg over the cooked nest, season with salt and pepper, and top with chopped green onion and cheddar cheese.
- Turn oven down to 400 degrees F
- Bake until egg whites are set, 10-15 minutes
- Let cool for 5 minutes, use a knife or plastic spatula along edges to loosen them up, then lift out of the pan.
- Serve warm!
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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