Cheesy crust egg muffins
Your family will love these handheld egg muffins. Each muffin cup is coated with grated cheese that bakes to form a crisp, salty outer crust encasing biscuit dough and eggs with gooey yolk centers. The recipe is easy to scale up or down as desired; for each serving of two muffins, you’ll need ¼ cup each flour and yogurt for the dough, plus proportionate amounts of cheese, eggs, and the rest. They’re best served straight from the oven, but you can reheat any leftovers in the microwave for about 20 to 30 seconds per muffin (just know that the yolk may become firmly cooked).
Plain fat free Greek yogurt
Grated Pecorino Romano cheese
8 medium, finely chopped
1 tbsp(s), chopped
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine flour and yogurt in a medium bowl; stir well with a wooden spoon until just combined and then keep mixing dough in bowl with your hands until smooth (about 2 minutes of kneading). If dough is too sticky to knead, add more flour, 1 Tbsp at a time, until no longer sticky. Divide dough into 8 equal portions.
- Spray each of 8 cups in a muffin tin with cooking spray. One at a time, dust each muffin cup with ½ Tbsp cheese by spooning cheese into muffin cup and tilting and tapping pan until cup is evenly coated with cheese. Lightly flatten each dough portion into a disk. Press 1 dough disk firmly into bottom and up sides of each coated muffin cup (lightly dampen fingertips if dough sticks to fingers).
- Crack 1 egg into each muffin cup. Sprinkle eggs evenly with salt and pepper, and sprinkle tomatoes evenly over top. Place muffin tin on a foil-lined baking sheet (in case of overflow) and bake until egg whites are set and yolks are still jiggly, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with chives. Run a knife around edge of each muffin cup to loosen. Remove muffin cups from pan. Serve warm.
- Serving size: 2 muffin cups