Omelet Muffins

Smoked Salmon + Parmesan Omelet Muffins 


I was on my own for dinner tonight so I ask myself out of all the recipes in the world, what was I in the mood for? Eggs came to mind (I think I saw a pretty photo of a poached egg recently that triggered the craving). I thought about omelets, but I’m not that great at making them, so I then I decided something baked would be fun to try. In a muffin cup. I checked out a few recipes online and settled on this one from Kalyn’s Kitchen as inspiration: Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins. I liked that there was flour in them for a heartier texture and when she said it was like a cross between a biscuit and an omelet, I knew this was the one!

I also LOVE smoked salmon and dill in eggs, so that’s the direction I headed.

Here’s the kind of salmon I buy:


Here’s the recipe I came up with:

  • 3 oz fat-free cottage cheese (about 1/3 a cup)
  • 2 eggs, beat
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1.5 tbsp water
  • Lots of dried dill
  • 2.5-3 oz smoked salmon (about 1/3 cup chopped?)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax (Kalyn used almond meal so I thought maybe the flax would serve the same purpose. But I think it’s safe to call it “optional”)
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan (also pretty much optional)

Preheat oven to 400*. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Pour batter into 5 muffin cups (any you like – aluminum, silicone or well-sprayed paper cups). Bake for 15-18 minutes, top with parmesan, bake for 5 minutes more. Makes 5 muffins, 88 kcal + 9 grams of protein each.



After (but before Parmesan – I decided to add it a moment later)

On my plate :)


My problem was that I did not spray the paper cups well and the muffins totally stuck. I used paper because Kalyn said she microwaves here and obviously you can’t put aluminum in the microwave. I guess I need some silicone ones!

Here’s a photo of the inside consistency – it was PERFECT! Flavor like a biscuit, but still egg-like. And did I mention that I love smoked salmon!?


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 melisa April 29, 2008 at 3:04 pm

MMM.. Just made these this morning! They were fantastic!


2 Jasmine November 29, 2008 at 10:32 am

These look fantastic and I am preheating the oven as we speak. Yum!!


3 Meghan December 8, 2008 at 8:40 pm

Did you use any baking soda?


4 Kath December 9, 2008 at 8:19 am

If I didn’t mention it, I don’t think I did. But it’s been months since I made this!



5 Amanda December 28, 2008 at 3:14 am

I made these tonight! Only…with lemon garlic spice (we didn’t have dill) and tuna (I love tuna).

They were still AMAZING.

Which is perhaps why I maybe might have possibly eaten all five in one night.

*shifty glances* hahaha

Thanks for the recipe! :)


6 Lindsay March 2, 2009 at 12:10 am

How many of these muffins would u say is a serving?? I see three on ur plate… but I am not sure if i see bread with butter as well!!


7 Kath March 2, 2009 at 7:28 am

They are 88 calories each, so serving size depends on your hunger + needs.



8 Sami March 13, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I made these for dinner tonight. Since it’s a Friday during Lent, my family won’t eat meat. But, salmon’s okay. :)


9 Allie June 11, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I’m making these right now with Spinach and Goat Cheese! Can’t wait!


10 Freya November 24, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I made these the other week and they were amazing! Kath, you’re a genius!!


11 rhodeygirl December 3, 2009 at 1:08 pm

You need to make these again!


12 Laura March 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Do you think I can use greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese? I DO NOT like cottage cheese :) :)


13 Kath March 10, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I don’t think yogurt would really work, but you could always try!


14 Sara April 24, 2010 at 11:16 am

I am going to the store right now and making these for lunch! Love smoked salmon!


15 Mary May 29, 2010 at 7:34 am

There are a couple of problems with this recipe- #1 the baking powder/soda addition is not mentioned and mine are in the oven right now :(

Second, your instructions say “add all ingredients” but the parmesean should not be added til after the muffins cook.

But I want to say that I love your recipes and my 8 kids love these recipes. We had black bean burgers for dinner last night and there was only 1 critic who doesn’t like anything anyway. Ground beef for hamburgers for all 10 of is $10 for the beef alone. Using 3 cans of back beans to make the burgers was $3 not to mention the heath benefits versus beef!

Suggestion- can you add a recipe calculator so that we can calculate the amounts needed to more than 2 people. Not only families but those who are going to entertain and want to use these recipes would appreciate it.

Keep up the good work.


16 Meg August 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm

I just made these and they came out amazing!

I did not use any baking soda/powder. I used regular whole wheat flour (not pastry flour), and I omitted the ground flax, and parmesan. The result was still really good!


17 Molly November 9, 2010 at 11:35 am

Just recently I made a great breakfast food that was both fun and easy.. I made bacon, egg and cheese biscuits in the oven. It was really neat and I used canned biscuits. So easy.. I think you can google the recipe. YUM!
Your recipe is so easy for those that aren’t great at omelets (ehm, ME!)

Antique Jewelry


18 Jordan April 3, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I made these for dinner one night and my brother loved them! I think I’ll be purchasing some silicone baking cups just to try these out again, as the paper-lined foil ones really did stick. The salmon was delicious even though it perfumed my whole kitchen :) and so unexpected along with the cottage cheese that added a really nice texture.


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