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Tex-Mex Breakfast Muffins

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Once upon a time, I had more hours in the day than I knew what to do with.

I would sleep until 9 or 10 am, get up and workout, make a leisurely breakfast brunch fit for a king. Then go about my day doing highly important things like getting my nails done and reading glam mag articles on “Trendy New Ways to Wear a Scarf.”

Of course, this is a fairytale.

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I don’t remember the last time I slept past 9. 10 is laughable. My workouts are rushed, breakfast is rushed… heck, my whole little world is a whirlwind of juggling meals, homework, sports, and family drama. Sound familiar?

Even so, life is good.

We laugh a lot in between the rushing around, and we take our weekend wind-down time pretty seriously.

I’m a firm believer in living a simple life, not over-complicating things. But sometimes, with four different schedules, it just can’t be helped!

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Serving healthy and inspired breakfasts during the work/school week is tricky. In effort to get a few extra minutes of shut-eye, we often don’t allow ourselves time to prepare a proper meal.

We’ve gone through the gamut of quick breakfast items: cereals, bars, smoothies, instant hot cereals, toast… I get bored.

So every now-and-again I’ll come up with a quick breakfast idea to throw in the mix; something that catches everyone’s attention.

Introducing Tex-Mex Breakfast Muffins!

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This quick breakfast idea is fast, furious and full of flavor.

So much so, it’s hard to believe each cup takes less than 5 minutes to make. While the kids are rushing to get their shoes on and pack their backpacks, I simply whisk up this creamy egg mixture, pour it over an english muffin half and pop in the microwave.

Yes, you read that right.

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For these quick breakfast muffins, I stuffed english muffin halves down into microwave-safe cups, whisked eggs with silky yogurt and pico de gallo, and poured it in the cups.

Then I topped each cup with cooked chorizo and shredded cheese, and ZAP! In two minutes or less, you have fluffy, cheesy, slightly-spicy pillows of goodness you can take on-the-go. The yogurt provides moisture so the eggs don’t toughen up in the microwave.

These little beauties are almost too good to be true… almost.

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So chuck the toast tomorrow morning, and try our speedy Tex-Mex Breakfast Muffins instead.

You’ll be glad you did.

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Tex-Mex Breakfast Muffins

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Tex-Mex Breakfast Muffins, is a healthy and quick breakfast that everyone will love!
Servings: 1 muffin


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/2 English muffins
  • 1 cold large egg
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt cold
  • 1 tablespoon pico de gallo
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon cooked chorizo could be chopped ham or leftover steak
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheese like pepper-jack or cheddar

Optional Garnishes


  • Use a microwave-safe mug or cup that is just slightly smaller than the diameter of the english muffin. Gently press the english muffin to the bottom of the mug—it should be a tight fit. Then spray the edges of the mug with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle half the shredded cheese over the english muffin.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the egg, yogurt, pico de gallo and a pinch of salt until frothy. Pour over the english muffin. Top the egg mixture with the chorizo and remaining cheese.
  • Microwave on high heat for 1 1/2-2 minutes, until puffy and cooked through. Then either garnish and serve in the mug, or pop out of the mug for a breakfast-on-the-go.


Serving: 1muffin, Calories: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 193mg, Sodium: 563mg, Potassium: 157mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 350IU, Calcium: 149mg, Iron: 1.3mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
Author: Sommer Collier

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  9. Wow! Delicious! And so many variations! One question please: Our church would love these for our “breakfast get together times”. Any tips on how to make these for, say, 30 people? I was thinking the large muffin tins, (to spray or not to spray), made assembly style. Now, if baked in the oven, temp and time? Would I just have to try 6 and watch for doneness? Thanks so much for sharing your talent with all of us, God bless!

    • Hi Sue!

      Yes, your cooking time might be a little longer with so many muffins in the oven. I’d start with an additional 5 minutes, and then add more time as needed.

  10. I will have to make it soon! Thanks for sharing.

  11. I just came across this on Pinterest, and tried it.  Its a great breakfast idea!  So easy and delicious!  This will be one of my breakfast go to recipes. Thanks so much!

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  15. I love this idea! Breakfast around here is always such a rushed affair, so this a perfect solution. And thank you so much for the shout-out!

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  19. Hi there! This looks great and I’m looking forward to trying it soon. Any alternatives to the California yogurt? I honestly don’t know what it is! :) Thanks!

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  22. I am always on the hunt for a new fun exciting delicious recipe. And THIS IS IT!!! So excited… thank you!

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  25. Great recipe…Going to try it now in my NuWave Oven.

  26. Easy is always good when it comes to breakfast and these look egg-ceptionally good! (Ouch…that was not even punny…errr funny)

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  28. Did I tell you that I think this is brilliant?? Because it is. Hands down freakin awesome!

  29. Love that they’re baked in mugs!!!

  30. I love the English muffin at the bottom of these. It keeps them from sticking to the pan, too.

  31. Fabulous breakfast idea Sommer!!

  32. Adorable and delicious — my kids would definitely take notice too!

  33. such a fantastic idea! breakfast made easy for sure!

  34. I love savory breakfast – this sounds so perfect for me!

  35. Can I tell you how much I love you right now!? This looks fantastic! I could see myself making this every day for the rest of my life! LOVE IT!

  36. Love the simplicity of this, thanks for sharing. Lovely post.

  37. Speedy but not skimping on taste or visual appeal!

  38. Love these! I love anything tex-mex :)

  39. Mexican breakfast sounds like a winner!

  40. That looks ABSOLUTELY delightful! Hope you’re having a wonderful week, Sommer!
    Hugs <3

  41. It’s my DREAM to sleep around 9 or 10 but that never happens with my workload!

    And yes, breakfast is so important but I’m constantly skimping on it because who has the time?! But now I’m going to have to make this every morning! After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? :)

  42. These look great!! I love the Mexican twist for breakfast!

  43. You won me over with the mention of Tex Mex. These look fantastic!

  44. I enjoyed your “fairy tale” and also the fact that you laugh a lot in real life. (I’d be cheerful, too, with these for breakfast.) Vibrant photos — such a pleasure to see!

  45. So quick and easy! I love this breakfast idea!

  46. So glad you shared this with us! This seems like actually doable when you have company and you wanna serve something good but quick! I’m def going to try it!

  47. We love tex-mex flavors, and these muffins look great!

  48. What an interesting and tasty idea! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  49. This looks incredible! I think I’m making it tomorrow. And thanks for the muesli shout out!

  50. I am gonna have to try this breakfast muffins tomorrow morning. Hitting the snooze button until the last minute doesn’t allow a lot of time to get ready. Im excited these muffins only take 5 minutes!

  51. I have a hard time getting my boys to eat breakfast but this is something I know they would go for!

  52. love these little beauties!

  53. I love how quick and simple this is!

  54. I LOVE this idea!! It reminds me of a mug cake but a mug brekky! Haha brilliant :)

  55. Love this quick and easy breakfast idea Sommer – avocado is a favorite too!

  56. What a cool idea Sommer. I love it!!

  57. We had breakfast for dinner last night, this would have been perfect to include! Just wonderful :)

  58. Love this idea when I’m craving a savory breakfast!

  59. What a great idea! Will be pinning! You got my attention with Tex-Mex :)

  60. Such a cute idea for speedy-brekkie, Sommer! xo

  61. Awesome idea! Full of flavor, nutrition and it’s quick! perfect :)

  62. What a great idea!! I hear you on the “rush”! these look like a great solution to the morning scramble to find something to eat!

  63. Such a fun savory breakfast recipe!

  64. Love eggs for breakfast and this is a fun fast idea I will be trying out. Thanks, Sommer!

  65. Yum! This looks great. I will have to make it soon! Thanks for sharing.

  66. Wow–this sounds amazing and I love that its quick! We are all for quick breakfast in the morning!

  67. Sometimes I seriously sit and try to think about what I did with allllllllllllll my time before kids. And I’ve got nothing. Considering that all I do now is dream of what I’d do if I had more time, it seems like I would have accomplished something more worthwhile.

    Anyways. Whatever. I love how simple this recipe is…I am not a breakfast skipper (I wake up starving. STARVING!!), but am always short on time so this is perfection!!

  68. Quick and delicious! Love it!

  69. What a cute idea, this looks great and so easy! :)

  70. Great breakfast idea!

  71. Oh my goodness. Sleeping til 10 sounds dreamy. ;)

    I would LOVE to start my day with one of these breakfast muffins! What a treat!!

  72. My kind of breakfast! I love these flavors!

  73. I can’t tell you how much I love this idea. We rush around in the mornings too. OUr kiddies are still little though and want basic breakfast (toast, scrambled egg, cereal, fruit, yogurt – god forbid one thing touches another!!!). But us grown ups get tired of the same thing everyday. These quick muffins will definitely perk things up!

  74. What a fun speedy breakfast! Love this!

  75. Seriously, those are the cutest most delicious looking things ever! What an awesome breakfast idea!

  76. I love the idea of spicing these up a bit!!! I will definitely be trying these soon!!!

  77. I do this exact thing like, every single day!

  78. What a fun, quick breakfast! Totally gonna make this..my kids love anything that is individual servings :)

  79. These sound like they are so quick, easy and tasty, especially for breakfast!