Chef J’s Breakfast Muffins

The perfect breakfast muffin recipe for you and yours. Let Chef J teach you how to make muffins with the family.

Chef J’s Breakfast Muffins

Serves 12 ppl (double this for GREAT leftovers and easy reheat item for the kiddos)


  • Bread, Choiceor Buns​​​8Slices/Buns​​Day old bread works great
  • Sausage, Mild Italian​​​​1Pounds(link/rope)Cooked, sliced and cooled
  • Pepper, Red Bell​​​​1Ea​​​Julienne Thin
  • Pepper, Green Bell​​​​1Ea​​​Julienne Thin
  • Onion, Yellow, Medium​​​1Ea​​​Julienne Thin
  • Garlic, Minced​​​​​1Clove
  • Eggs, XL or Jumbo​​​​10Ea​​​Cracked and Mixed
  • Milk, Whole​​​​​6fl oz
  • All Purpose Rub​​​​2tsp​​​or to taste
  • Herb Seasoning​​​​1Tbsp​​​or to taste
  • Cheese, Mozzarella, Shred​​​1cup
  • Cheese, Cheddar Sharp, Shred​​1cup

PREP METHOD:​​PREP TIME:  20minutes​​

COOKING TIME: 20 -25 Minutes

  • Preheat your grill or oven to 375 degrees
  • Prep the ingredients above as instructed
  • Heat a large sauté pan to medium high and add the uncookedsausage links.  Cook on both sides until fully cooked.  Cooking time will be approx. 13-17 minutes
  • Remove the sausage from the pan, leave any rendered fat in the pan.  Add the onions and peppers
  • Sauté the onions and peppers until just caramelized, remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly
  • Cube the bread, place into a large mixing bowl and set aside – can use any bread desired
  • Add to the mixing bowl of bread: Eggs,Milk, peppers, onions, sausage, milk, spices and cheese, mix well
  • Allow this mixture to absorb into the bread.  Mix again to ensure proper distribution of ingredients
  • Using a regular sized muffin pan with non-stick spray, add large or tulip muffin papers and lightly spray the papers
  • Divide the mixture into the 12 muffin cups and slightly pack into the cup
  • For oven bake for about 20-25 minutes (or until fully cooked to 155 degrees), check doneness and cook further if needed.  
  • For grill bake INDIRECT for about 20-25 minutes (or until fully cooked to 155 degrees), check doneness and cook further if needed.  
  • Muffins should be firm and not have any runny eggs.  Cooked to 155 degrees internal temp
  • Using tongs or towel remove muffin pan from the grill or oven, let cool for 5 minutes, remove a muffin and enjoy hot.  
  • Double this recipe and freeze (will hold frozen for 2 weeks), Reheat in microwave – 30 seconds at a time until hot.  GREAT GRAB AND *GO ITEM FOR SUMMER BREAKFAST FOR THE KIDDOS AND BUSY FAMILIES*

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Published: 4/6/2020