How to make easy breakfast muffins recipe (with children)

April 20, 2016

How To Make Easy Breakfast Muffins – A Recipe

We’ve been cooking with children and making mini breakfast muffins on camera…all the ingredients for fun or a recipe for disaster?!

Here’s our easy breakfast muffins recipe.

How to male easy breakfast muffins recipe

Both came to mind when Schwartz asked us to make a ‘how to’ video of the two of us cooking.

Cooking with Schwartz - breakfast egg muffins

E loves cooking, but as I’ve previously touched upon it’s never been my strong point and combining both of us in the kitchen can be a bit of a, well, pressure point. But this sounded fun.

Although she often helps make lunch and dinner, the things we cook from scratch tend to be sweet (mainly banana cake because we ordered too many bananas and didn’t eat them, again). So we wanted to make something that was both stress-free and savoury, for a change.

I got the idea from a quick Pinterest search, but this is a made-up recipe and the joy is that it’s so easy to adjust it to your tastes. The muffins can be vegetarian (minus the ham, obviously!)  You can put whatever veg in you fancy, and they are gluten free. As well as being really easy to make they’re a great breakfast alternative, can be eaten cold and are perfect for BLW as they come in little hand-size portions.

We used Schwartz Basil and Season-All spice mix, but lots of similar Schwartz products would work well – smoked paprika, garlic salt (yum!) chives and so on.

Recipe for easy egg muffins with tomato and ham

So here’s how to make them and you can see the video here:

Ingredients (for six mini muffins)

Ingredients and recipe for mini egg muffins - full version over at

  • 4 x eggs
  • Splash of milk
  • Cheese, grated, lots of
  • Whatever you fancy for a filling – we used chopped tomatoes and ham
  • Seasoning: Schwartz Basil and Season-All spice


  • Break eggs and whisk together. Add milk and basil
  • Mist the muffin tray with oil.
  • Line with fillings – cheese, ham and tomato

Making mini egg muffins - muffin tray

  • Pour in egg mixture
  • Season (you can also sprinkle Parmesan on top)
  • Cook in a 200° oven for around 15-20 mins till they’re done. They should puff up pleasingly nicely.
  • Eat!

Cooking easy breakfast egg muffins

Tips for cooking with kids: prepare everything first! Have the right amount ready in small bowls. Give very specific roles. Don’t get too stressed.

PS this is how we made the video!

How to make breakfast muffins - filming video

Making breakfast muffins - how we filmed the video

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This post was written in collaboration with Schwartz.


  • Donna

    April 20, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Those muffins look lovely and that silicon tray is a great idea – I think I need to get one just for this! x

    1. gillian

      April 20, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you, and it’s so handy! I have no idea where we got it from but it’s come in really useful x

  • Polly

    April 20, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    yummy!! we haven’t had these for ages! Will have to make some again now!

    1. gillian

      April 20, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      So good (and so easy to make!) x

  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    April 24, 2016 at 7:00 am

    I keep meaning to try these with Cherry as she would love them! I reckon I might be able to trick Tiger into trying them too 😉 x

  • katie albury

    April 27, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Loved this post- the video really made me smile, loved mummy hands helping little hands! 🙂 These looks so yummy- I tried basic muffins ages ago and they were ok so will defo gives these a go with the herbs to jazz them up! x

  • fritha

    April 30, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    OMG that’s such a genius way to make the video! I have that exact tripod thingy and never thought to do this. very clever, also the muffins look ace x

  • Lucy

    May 3, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    These went down a treat with my 14 month old, who has refused eggs under any other guise. Thank you!! Adorable video too!

    1. gillian

      May 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Ahh that’s great news! They’re really fun to make aren’t they? x

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