Omelet Muffins

Smoked Salmon + Parmesan Omelet Muffins 

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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:

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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.

Before:

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After (but before Parmesan – I decided to add it a moment later)
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On my plate :)

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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!?

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{ 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!

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2 Jasmine November 29, 2008 at 10:32 am

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

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3 Meghan December 8, 2008 at 8:40 pm

Did you use any baking soda?

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4 Kath December 9, 2008 at 8:19 am

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

Kath

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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! :)

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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!!

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7 Kath March 2, 2009 at 7:28 am

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

Kath

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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. :)

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9 Allie June 11, 2009 at 2:42 pm

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

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10 Freya November 24, 2009 at 12:17 pm

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

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11 rhodeygirl December 3, 2009 at 1:08 pm

You need to make these again!

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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 :) :)

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13 Kath March 10, 2010 at 4:08 pm

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

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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!

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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.
Mary

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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!

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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!)

-Molly
Antique Jewelry

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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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