Tex-Mex Breakfast Muffins

Healthy Tex Mex Breakfast Muffins (Egg Muffin!) #breakfastTex-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!

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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

Yield: 1 serving

Prep Time:2 minutes

Cook Time:2 minutes

5 / 5 (4 Reviews)
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  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/2 english muffin
  • 1 cold large egg
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt, cold
  • 1 tablespoon pico de gallo
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon cooked chorizo (could be chopped ham or leftover steak)
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, like pepper-jack or cheddar
  • Optional garnishes: diced tomatoes, sliced avocados, extra pico de gallo


  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 cheese over the english muffin.
  2. 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.
  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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last updated July 2, 2018

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80 comments on “Tex-Mex Breakfast Muffins

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  4. Yumvillaposted November 16, 2017 at 9:01 am Reply

    Fantastic idea ?

    Rating: 5
  5. Sue Buckinghamposted October 4, 2017 at 8:57 am Reply

    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!

    • Sommerposted October 10, 2017 at 12:52 pm Reply

      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.

  6. heathy meal planposted May 18, 2017 at 5:28 am Reply

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

  7. Sharon D.posted March 23, 2017 at 10:35 am Reply

    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!

    Rating: 5
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  11. Faith (An Edible Mosaic)posted February 23, 2015 at 3:49 pm Reply

    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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  15. Monaliposted March 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm Reply

    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!

    • Sommerposted March 28, 2014 at 8:31 pm Reply

      Hi Monali! Just use greek yogurt. :)

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  18. Amandaposted August 13, 2013 at 10:41 am Reply

    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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  21. Aliceposted April 2, 2013 at 9:13 am Reply

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

    Rating: 5
  22. Chrisposted March 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm Reply

    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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  24. kitaposted March 27, 2013 at 11:53 am Reply

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

  25. Carolynposted March 26, 2013 at 5:42 am Reply

    Love that they’re baked in mugs!!!

  26. Shainaposted March 22, 2013 at 10:41 pm Reply

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

  27. TidyMomposted March 22, 2013 at 2:09 pm Reply

    Fabulous breakfast idea Sommer!!

  28. Tara @ Unsophisticookposted March 22, 2013 at 11:15 am Reply

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