Speedy Tex-Mex Breakfast Muffins

This easy mexican dish, Tex-Mex Breakfast Muffins, is a healthy and quick breakfast that everyone will love! A lightening speed meal to start off the day on the right foot.

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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!

Making Breakfast Muffins

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 Speedy Breakfast Muffins, Tex-Mex style!

Making Quick Breakfast Muffins

This quick breakfast mexican dish 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, 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 California yogurt and pico de gallo, and poured it in the cups.

Then I topped each cup with cooked chorizo and shredded California 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 this speedy mexican dish instead.

You’ll be glad you did.

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Yield: 1 serving

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Quick Breakfast Muffins

Ingredients:

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/2 english muffin
  • 1 cold egg
  • 1 Tb. plain California yogurt, cold
  • 1 Tb. pico de gallo
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tb. cooked chorizo (could be chopped ham or leftover steak)
  • 2 Tb. shredded California cheese, like pepper-jack or cheddar
  • Optional garnishes: diced tomatoes, sliced avocados, extra pico de gallo

Directions:

  1. 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 California cheese over the english muffin.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the egg, California 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.
  3. 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.

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67 Responses to “Speedy Tex-Mex Breakfast Muffins”

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — March 20, 2013 @ 6:47 am

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

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — March 20, 2013 @ 6:51 am

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

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — March 20, 2013 @ 7:04 am

    what a cute idea

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — March 20, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    I do this exact thing like, every single day!

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — March 20, 2013 @ 7:18 am

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

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    Tieghan — March 20, 2013 @ 7:24 am

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

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    Jenny Flake — March 20, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    What a fun speedy breakfast! Love this!

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    Christine (Cook the Story) — March 20, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    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!

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    Cassie — March 20, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    My kind of breakfast! I love these flavors!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — March 20, 2013 @ 7:41 am

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

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

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    Maria — March 20, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    Great breakfast idea!

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    Kelly — March 20, 2013 @ 8:28 am

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

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — March 20, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    Quick and delicious! Love it!

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    Cookbook Queen — March 20, 2013 @ 9:04 am

    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!!

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    katie — March 20, 2013 @ 9:07 am

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

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    erno — March 20, 2013 @ 9:07 am

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

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    Aimee @ Simple Bites — March 20, 2013 @ 9:22 am

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

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — March 20, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    Fabulous breakfast, love this!!

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    marla — March 20, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    Such a fun savory breakfast recipe!

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    Heather Christo — March 20, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    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!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — March 20, 2013 @ 9:44 am

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

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — March 20, 2013 @ 9:45 am

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

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    DessertForTwo — March 20, 2013 @ 9:46 am

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

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — March 20, 2013 @ 9:56 am

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

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    Amanda — March 20, 2013 @ 10:44 am

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

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — March 20, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    What a cool idea Sommer. I love it!!

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    Jeanette — March 20, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

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

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 20, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

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

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — March 20, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

    I love how quick and simple this is!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — March 20, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    What a perfect breakfast!

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    Gaby — March 20, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    love these little beauties!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — March 20, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

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

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — March 20, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

    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!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — March 20, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

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

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — March 20, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

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

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    CJ @ Morsels of Life — March 20, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

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

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    Maria — March 20, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

    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!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — March 20, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    So quick and easy! I love this breakfast idea!

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    Kim Bultman | a little lunch — March 20, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

    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!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 20, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

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

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    JulieD — March 20, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

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

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 20, 2013 @ 10:53 pm

    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? :)

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    Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet — March 20, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

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

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — March 20, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    Mexican breakfast sounds like a winner!

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    Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks — March 21, 2013 @ 6:38 am

    Love these! I love anything tex-mex :)

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — March 21, 2013 @ 11:15 am

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

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    Belinda @zomppa — March 21, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    Speedy but not skimping on taste or visual appeal!

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    Shawn @ I Wash You Dry — March 21, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    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!

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    Julia | JuliasAlbum.com — March 21, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

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

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    naomi — March 22, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    such a fantastic idea! breakfast made easy for sure!

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    Tara @ Unsophisticook — March 22, 2013 @ 11:15 am

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

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    TidyMom — March 22, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    Fabulous breakfast idea Sommer!!

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    Shaina — March 22, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

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

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    Carolyn — March 26, 2013 @ 5:42 am

    Love that they’re baked in mugs!!!

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    kita — March 27, 2013 @ 11:53 am

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

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    Chris — March 30, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    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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    Alice — April 2, 2013 @ 9:13 am

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

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    Amanda — August 13, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    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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    Monali — March 27, 2014 @ 8:03 pm

    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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    • Sommer — March 28th, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

      Hi Monali! Just use greek yogurt. :)

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