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Egg Taco Breakfast Muffins

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The fridge doesn’t feel complete when it isn’t stocked with at least a dozen eggs. I use them just about every day, whether it’s making these delicious on the go taco muffins or my quinoa egg scramble, there is always something I am using eggs for.

But why eggs? What is their role nutritionally?

eggs out of their shell in a large bowl

Egg Nutrition

One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals, including choline plus the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, all for 70 calories.

Eggs are one of the only foods that naturally has vitamin D (1 mcg or 41 IU per large egg), a nutrient of public health concern and critical for building strong bones.

Protein: One large egg has 6 grams of high-quality protein (12% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) and all 9 essential amino acids. Nearly half of the egg’s protein is in the yolk, so eat the whole egg for all of the protein.

all of the fixing for taco egg muffins in a large bowl

Eggs play an important role in just about all stages of life.


For women during pregnancy, choline is an important nutrient that helps the baby’s brain and spinal cord development. One large egg provides 150 mg of choline – all of which is found in the yolk.

Another nutrient found in egg yolk is lutein. Lutein has long been associated with eye health but research has discovered lutein may play a role in cognition as well.

So, both choline and lutein are found in eggs and are important nutrients for brain health!

egg taco breakfast muffins in a cupcake tin


Did you know … Eggs are a great complementary food for babies as it provides nutrients critical to infant brain development and has been linked with reduced risk of egg allergy?

Based on recent research, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now suggests the introduction of food allergens, like eggs, to an infant’s diet between 4 and 6 months of age as it lowers the child’s risk of developing an allergy to that food.

Plus, the choline and lutein in eggs is important for brain development.

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Kids & Teens:

Eggs are one of the ONLY foods that naturally have vitamin D (41IU), a nutrient, along with calcium, that is critical for building strong bones. And most of us know eating breakfast has been linked to better nutrient intake, so it’s great to keep eggs on hand for breakfast to shine throughout the day!

Teens these days are spending a lot of time in front of screens using phones, computer, video games, etc. The antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin found in egg yolks can help protect eyes from blue light!

egg taco breakfast muffins on a white plate


Choline also supports health among adults.

Wanting to learn more about eggs? Check out this informational video I made with the Egg Nutrition Center!

Now that we know why eggs are so good for us, let’s talk about how easy it is to make these egg taco breakfast muffins!

Follow my step by step photos above to see how simple it is to make. (makes 24 small muffins)

  • Step one: Crack your eggs in to a large bowl.
  • Step two: Add in all the mix-ins! Cooked ground beef, bell peppers, jalapeños, tomatoes, cheese, black beans and cilantro.
  • Step three: Whisk it up!
  • Step 4: Place into a prepared cupcake tin. I like to use silicone cupcake liners, or you can spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Step five: Bake ‘em!
  • Step 6: Add your favorite taco toppings: sour cream, avocado, cilantro, hot sauce, etc.

These Taco Egg Breakfast Muffins are:

  • Packed with nutrition and flavor
  • Are customizable. Example: add in red bell peppers instead of the green!
  • Easy to make
  • Fun for kids (and adults too!)
  • Great for meal prep for on-the-go busy mornings
  • Contain simple, fresh ingredients
  • Are gluten free
  • Can easily be made vegetarian (just ditch the ground beef!)
  • Are great for a brunch or even a mid-afternoon snack
  • Have plenty of protein to keep you satisfied

More easy breakfast recipes:

Cranberry Orange Breakfast Bread 

Quinoa Egg Breakfast Muffins

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Bacon, Basil, & Sun-Dried Tomato Egg Muffins

Instant Pot Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oats

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egg taco breakfast muffins on a white plate
4.75 from 4 reviews

Taco Egg Breakfast Muffins

Prep: 10 minutes
resting time: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 muffins
A great protein packed breakfast and are perfect for meal prep! These nutritious breakfast muffins also make eating eggs fun and hassle free because they include everything you’d want in a breakfast taco, but in just a few bites!


  • 1 tsp. Olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef, lean
  • 1 oz. packet of taco seasoning, low sodium
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 medium bell pepper, green
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (or 1 Tbsp. dried cilantro)
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, low sodium, drained, rinsed
  • 15 cherry tomatoes, diced (about 1/2 cup) (or 1/2 can diced tomatoes)
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I like the Mexican cheese blend)

Topping ideas: avocado, sour cream, salsa

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  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare 2 cupcake tins by placing in silicone liners or spraying with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
    Heat olive oil in a medium frying pan/skillet over medium heat. Add in ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Once cooked, mix in packet of taco seasoning and set aside.
  • Crack the eggs into a large bowl and whisk together. Then add the ground beef, bell pepper, cilantro, black beans, tomatoes, jalapeños and cheese. Mix again until well combined.
    Scoop the egg mixture into prepared cupcake tin, filling each one about ¾ way. Repeat until mixture is finished (will make 24 muffins).
  • Bake in the oven for 27-30 minutes, or until eggs are cooked through. (You can tell by gently shaking the pan, if eggs don’t jiggle you’re good to go! If eggs still look wet or runny they need more time).
    Let cool slightly and then enjoy as is or with sour cream, avocado chunks, and salsa on top!



Make these for meal prep: store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator, then reheat them in the microwave or oven just before serving. They are great for busy mornings, back to school or brunch!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2muffins, Calories: 227kcal (11%), Protein: 21.1g (42%)

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated. It should only be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Kroll’s Korner can’t make any guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


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Can you freeze these?

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Hi, this looks so delicious ?
Is it possible to have these made and put to the freezer?


I read the directions over and over, and I can’t find the part where you add the egg mixture to the taco beef. It says to set the taco beef aside, then make the egg mixture and add the egg mixture to the cupcake tin, but at what point do you combine the egg mixture and the taco beef? Did I miss something?


Thanks so much for clearing that up! Can’t wait to try this, now that I know what I’m doing! Much appreciated!

Andrea Howe

I love making eggs in the muffin tin, and this sounds like the perfect flavor combos!

Lauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen

These look SO dang good! I’m hungry now!

Noel Lizotte

And right there, that’s how you get picky eaters to actually eat something for breakfast! Talk about good for you, as well!


I am going to PIN this! This is such a great protein filled breakfast and anything that has to do with tacos, I’m in. These look delicious. Thank you for sharing.


We love egg muffins! I will definitely be making these. Pinning now.

Morgan Eisenberg

I’ve never seen a “taco-style” egg muffin before, loving this creative twist.


breakfast muffins looking absolutely delightful and must say such a perfect healthy breakfast to start morning.