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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79 comments on “Tex-Mex Breakfast Muffins

  1. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted March 20, 2013 at 6:47 am Reply

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

  2. shelly (cookies and cups)posted March 20, 2013 at 6:51 am Reply

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

  3. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted March 20, 2013 at 7:04 am Reply

    what a cute idea

  4. Bev @ Bev Cooksposted March 20, 2013 at 7:18 am Reply

    I do this exact thing like, every single day!

  5. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted March 20, 2013 at 7:18 am Reply

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

  6. Tieghanposted March 20, 2013 at 7:24 am Reply

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

  7. Jenny Flakeposted March 20, 2013 at 7:30 am Reply

    What a fun speedy breakfast! Love this!

  8. Christine (Cook the Story)posted March 20, 2013 at 7:31 am Reply

    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!

  9. Cassieposted March 20, 2013 at 7:33 am Reply

    My kind of breakfast! I love these flavors!

  10. Ali | Gimme Some Ovenposted March 20, 2013 at 7:41 am Reply

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

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

  11. Mariaposted March 20, 2013 at 8:05 am Reply

    Great breakfast idea!

  12. Kellyposted March 20, 2013 at 8:28 am Reply

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

  13. Marian (Sweetopia)posted March 20, 2013 at 8:29 am Reply

    Quick and delicious! Love it!

  14. Cookbook Queenposted March 20, 2013 at 9:04 am Reply

    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!!

  15. katieposted March 20, 2013 at 9:07 am Reply

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

  16. ernoposted March 20, 2013 at 9:07 am Reply

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

  17. Aimee @ Simple Bitesposted March 20, 2013 at 9:22 am Reply

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

  18. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted March 20, 2013 at 9:27 am Reply

    Fabulous breakfast, love this!!

  19. marlaposted March 20, 2013 at 9:32 am Reply

    Such a fun savory breakfast recipe!

  20. Heather Christoposted March 20, 2013 at 9:40 am Reply

    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!

  21. Nutmeg Nannyposted March 20, 2013 at 9:44 am Reply

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

  22. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchenposted March 20, 2013 at 9:45 am Reply

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

  23. DessertForTwoposted March 20, 2013 at 9:46 am Reply

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

  24. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted March 20, 2013 at 9:56 am Reply

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

  25. Amandaposted March 20, 2013 at 10:44 am Reply

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

  26. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmetposted March 20, 2013 at 11:05 am Reply

    What a cool idea Sommer. I love it!!

  27. Jeanetteposted March 20, 2013 at 12:16 pm Reply

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

  28. Julie @ Table for Twoposted March 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm Reply

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

  29. Rachel @ Baked by Rachelposted March 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm Reply

    I love how quick and simple this is!

  30. [email protected]posted March 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm Reply

    What a perfect breakfast!

  31. Gabyposted March 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm Reply

    love these little beauties!

  32. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted March 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm Reply

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

  33. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungryposted March 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm Reply

    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!

  34. Jen @ Savory Simpleposted March 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm Reply

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

  35. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidenceposted March 20, 2013 at 4:56 pm Reply

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

  36. CJ @ Morsels of Lifeposted March 20, 2013 at 7:36 pm Reply

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

  37. Mariaposted March 20, 2013 at 7:37 pm Reply

    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!

  38. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted March 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm Reply

    So quick and easy! I love this breakfast idea!

  39. Kim Bultman | a little lunchposted March 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm Reply

    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!

  40. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted March 20, 2013 at 8:59 pm Reply

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

  41. JulieDposted March 20, 2013 at 9:54 pm Reply

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

  42. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted March 20, 2013 at 10:53 pm Reply

    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? :)

  43. Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmetposted March 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm Reply

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

  44. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted March 20, 2013 at 11:47 pm Reply

    Mexican breakfast sounds like a winner!

  45. Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooksposted March 21, 2013 at 6:38 am Reply

    Love these! I love anything tex-mex :)

  46. Belinda @zomppaposted March 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm Reply

    Speedy but not skimping on taste or visual appeal!

  47. Anne ~ Uni Homemakerposted March 21, 2013 at 11:15 am Reply

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

  48. Shawn @ I Wash You Dryposted March 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm Reply

    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!

  49. Julia | JuliasAlbum.composted March 21, 2013 at 5:42 pm Reply

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

  50. naomiposted March 22, 2013 at 10:04 am Reply

    such a fantastic idea! breakfast made easy for sure!

    Rating: 5
  51. Tara @ Unsophisticookposted March 22, 2013 at 11:15 am Reply

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

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

    Fabulous breakfast idea Sommer!!

  53. 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.

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

    Love that they’re baked in mugs!!!

  55. 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!

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  57. 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)

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

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

    Rating: 5
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  61. 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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  64. 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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  68. 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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  72. 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
  73. heathy meal planposted May 18, 2017 at 5:28 am Reply

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

  74. 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.

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

    Fantastic idea ?

    Rating: 5
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