Spinach & Sausage Egg Muffins :: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free
If you haven’t figured it out by now, I *love* breakfast!

We are big breakfast people. It is usually our biggest meal of the day, and then we taper off the portion sizes the rest of the day. And especially on weekends when my husband is actually home to eat breakfast with us, Saturday and Sunday breakfasts are a pretty big deal around here!

Spinach & Sausage Egg Muffins :: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free
This is one of my Sunday brunch ideas, although it is so fast to put together that it really makes for a great weekday, on the go breakfast too. You can even make up the batter the night before so you can just pop them in the oven while you get the kids ready for school.

Spinach & Sausage Egg Muffins :: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free
We have a wonderful, local source of pastured sausage and bacon, so I use that in these often. Ask around at your farmer markets for a source that pastures their pigs, supplements with non GMO and non soy feed, and does not treat them with antibiotics, hormones, etc. The nutrition content in pork that has been pastured is far superior to conventional. If you do not have a source near you, just load up these muffins with any veggies you want! I do that often when pork isn’t in our budget.

Spinach & Sausage Egg Muffins :: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free
Happy brunch to you!

Spinach & Sausage Egg Muffins

Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com
Egg muffins are a perfect way to make eggs ahead! They reheat well and pack well for lunches, too.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 muffins


  • ¼-1/2 lb pastured ground breakfast sausage Depending on how much sausage you want in the muffins. I do make my own sausage blend and add it to plain ground pork.
  • 4 pastured eggs
  • 1 ½ TB whole milk or coconut milk if you are dairy free
  • 1 TB organic olive oil
  • ¼ tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • About a handful of spinach
  • Shredded raw cheese of choice to top optional


  • Pre-heat oven 375 degrees.
  • Brown the sausage in some butter or coconut oil.
  • Beat the eggs, milk, olive oil, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
  • In a well greased (with butter or coconut oil) 6 muffin tin, divide the sausage and spinach in each cup.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the spinach and sausage.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
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  • Make the entire batter up the night before. Even get them into the muffin tin. Just cover it up and store in the fridge over night and you can bake them off in the morning. Most of the time I at least brown the sausage the night before. The batter comes together in less time than the oven takes to pre-heat so I do tend to just make it up in the morning!
  • Double or triple up for a brunch crowd!
  • Change up the veggies to what is in season! Zucchini in the summer, greens in the winter, asparagus tops in the spring!
  • Don’t forget the kiddos! This is actually a great on the go breakfast to school!

So tell me what you love planning on your weekend brunch menu! And keep me posted if you try the egg muffins!

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  1. Love, love, love this idea! I quickly run out of breakfast ideas, so I’m storing this away for the near future. I’ll also include the recipe in my meal plan soon. 🙂

  2. I swapped out the sausage for about 200gms of mushrooms to make them vegetarian and cooked those up (chopped) in some oil before adding them to the muffin pan.
    Worked a charm. (Y)

    1. Hi Virginia! Great question! I personally do not advocate for any soy products as per the Weston A Price Foundation soy is quite toxic and dangerous in most forms unless non GMO and fermented. I am happy to link some sources if you wish on that too 🙂 There isn’t a whole lot of milk here – if you are dairy free and don’t like coconut milk, I would suggest either almond milk or even just water would probably work in this recipe. I hope that helps!

  3. 5 stars
    WE are having this for lunch today, and it’s fantastic! I did it in a big instead of a muffin tin, and I quadrupled the recipe for a 9 x 13 pan. We used Daiya pepper jack cheese (about 1/4 of a cup for the quadrupled recipe was a good amount).

  4. What is ground sausage for us UK folk? Do you mean you squeeze the meat out of the sausage casings, or just chop up the sausages? Thanks!

    1. Hi Natalie! We get ground pork (just plain pork ground up like ground beef) and then season it ourselves – our farmer also sells ground pork already seasoned with sausage seasoning. If you cannot find something like that you could definitely cut the casing from a sausage link and cook it up!

  5. so I just made these and they puffed up like crazy in he oven and then totally deflated leaving big air holes in the bottom half of the egg muffin. Any thoughts as to what causes his???

    1. Oh bummer! I make these all the time and never have an issue, but I did have one time that I used some different veggies and I didn’t pack stuff in as tight – like there was more air in there and they came out lighter and airier if that makes sense. Did you use the same veggies and meat as the recipe?

  6. How long would you say these would keep in the fridge? Would like to make and just have ready for the week or a couple days.

  7. Hi! Are you able to eat these from the freezer (first heating, obviously!) or do they need to be thawed before reheating? How do you reheat – microwave (how long/how high)? Oven – how long/hot)? Thank you!

    1. Hi Sarah! I have taken them right out of the freezer to the oven to warm up and they work. I don’t use a microwave so not sure on that time but I did the oven at 350 – actually I just put them in there cold and by the time the oven pre-heated to 350 – under 5 minutes once it was done preheating if I can remember correctly. I hope that helps!

  8. Hi Renee,

    I tried these egg muffins without sausage. I used red bell pepper and spinach. They taste wonderful but they were stuck to the muffin pan! I used a lot of coconut oil to grease the pan! Your muffins look so perfect and neat! How did you do that? I am using a Nordicware aluminum muffin pan. Should I try with a non stick pan? Please help! Atleast half of each muffin was stuck and I had to scrape it off with spoon and it took me atleast half hour to clean up my 12 muffin pan!

    Please help me with any suggestions as I would like to make these once a week so I can use for my kindergartener!

    Thanks in advance! 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    I used this recipe this morning!! Added mushrooms, spinach and cheese! The kids scarfed them down. I guess I need to consider a double batch next time! There were none for myself or my husband!! 😊

  10. What is the serving size? Is it one? I am planning for the 80 day obsession plan and am limited to my food intake.