Monday, August 25, 2014

{Kids in the Kitchen}: What's for Breakfast?

Welcome to the first week of the Kids in the Kitchen series. To get the low down on all of the details, check out my introduction post. This week we are tackling breakfast. I knew I wanted to make something that included Myles' two favorite breakfast items: eggs and sausage. He is in a phase now when oyu ask him a question, you will get the same response 99% of the time. Anytime (day or night) I ask him what he wants to eat, he responds with 'eggs'. So it is safe to say that he likes eggs :) In the interest of being toddler friendly, I decided to go with the recently popular make-anything-into-a-muffin idea. So here is our first recipe for this series: 

Egg, Sausage, and Cheese Muffins

What You Will Need
*This makes 12 muffins. If you want to make more to freeze, just double everything.*
1/2 lb turkey breakfast sausage
6 eggs
1 cup wheat flour
 1 cup Colby-Jack cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon baking powder (not soda like in the picture!)
1/2 cup skim milk
Salt and pepper to taste

This version I thought was way too floury; we couldn't even taste the cheese or eggs. If your kids are not a fan of eggs or cheese and you are trying to sneak them in for protein/calcium, then this recipe would be great. However if you are like us and want to taste the egg and cheese, I would recommend using only a half a cup of flour. I will try that the next time I make these to see if that helps. 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a skillet, cook the turkey sausage. Chop up while cooking. 

3. Whisk eggs in large mixing bowl. Add cooked turkey sausage and the rest of the ingredients to the bowl.  Stir well. 

4. Spray, grease, or add liners to your muffin tin. Fill each cup to the top, using all of the mixture to fill the whole tin.

4. Cook for 20-25 minutes.

 5. Enjoy the yumminess and also feed your parents :)

This week was a great start to this series. I wasn't sure how much Myles would actually participate and help me, but I was pleasantly surprised and we really had a great time making a mess cooking in the kitchen! Can't wait to see how he does in the coming weeks!

Also don't forget to check out what all of the other ladies put together for this week's item in the link-up below. And if you have a post (new or old) that you created featuring kid friendly breakfast ideas submit it below in the link-up. No post this week? No problem; join us next Monday when we will be talking all about lunch!  

 And in case you want to join and get a head start, here is the complete list for the coming weeks:
September 1: Let's do Lunch!
September 8: Dinnertime!
September 15: Delicious Desserts.
September 22: Snack Attack!
September 29: Kid Creations...(Let your kids come up with a recipe!)


  1. These look amazing!!!!

  2. Desiree @ Macke MonologuesAugust 25, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    You are SO lucky Myles is so eager to eat all that protein! I'm constantly struggling to get Marcus to eat anything other than hot dogs. We may have to try these - with the suggested flour - and see if we can't sneak some protein into the diet!

  3. These look so good! I love that it is egg and muffin all in one!

  4. My kids love muffins. This is one we are so going to make! :)

  5. Speaking of breakfast, have you ever had breakfast for DINNER? :)
    Visiting from the Wined down Wednesday linkup!

  6. Ohhh this is so awesome!! I'm going to love this series, so glad you ladies are doing it. And those muffins look good, thanks for tip on the flour, I'm going to do that too. My boys definitely love them some eggs!

  7. How easy, and this would be so tasty too!

  8. The muffins look great...I would like the more cheese version...cuz I'm a cheese freak!
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Thanks although they really weren't as good as they looked.. kinds of dry and too floury. That's why I suggested that to use way less flour. I know I will the next time I make them. We did make gravy and poured it over them the next morning! Now that was good!

  10. Myles is really good with fruits and protein, but not a fan of veggies. I can't even sneak them in his eggs. He can down some fries though.. they are a vegetable, right?!? It is definitely worth a try. Myles ate like half of one, but that's pretty normal for him for breakfast. He is not a breakfast eater, so we usually eat breakfast food for lunch! I am forever struggling with Myles with food too. He likes what he likes and that is it. I can't even fatten him up with desserts.. he wants nothing to do with them!

  11. That's what I was looking to make; easy for a toddler. Myles won't sit still to eat like EVER, so things that can be taken on the go with the least amount of mess is the best option for us. I think I might go the muffin tin route for the rest of the meals too! Get a little theme going on :)

  12. These are a definite must try if they are fans. I wold still cut back on the flour though because it was just too much even for a muffin base. I would love to see how they turn out that way. I will be making them again with a slightly altered recipe because they were good but I think I could do better!

  13. YES! I was just thinking about how I LOVE breakfast for dinner. I try not to do it too much because I don't want to lose the 'magic' of it, but I could go for some pancakes and turkey bacon right now! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. We love eggs over here too! I have a half a dozen left still in the freezer, but as soon as those are gone I am going to try them with less flour and revamp the recipe/post. We actually made gravy and poured it over the muffins the next day. Not so healthy anymore, but way better taste.. funny how that works! I am excited for lunch next.. I am making it tomorrow! Can't wait to share it!

  15. Pretty simple to make and really easy for on-the-go eating! My son never stops moving so they are perfect for him! And we made an extra dozen to freeze!

  16. It's funny because he is such a momma's boy that I am always surprised when he is in a daddy mood. It happens to little that I actually like it, anymore though and I might get a little jealous! Food is the only thing he will share and it's the only thing I don't want him to! Myles you need to eat.. you are a little peanut! But yes please share your toys with other kids and no that doesn't mean throw them at them! I need to socialize this kid more!

  17. This idea is so cool and looks like a blast to make with little ones! My son and I will have to make these one day :) Thanks for sharing on Mommy Moments.

    Amy @

  18. I have a slight obsession with the muffin tin craze! We did breakfast in a tin and dinner for next weeks' post will also be in a tin!!! I need an intervention.. but is so fun and cute and bite-sized!

  19. Yummy!! Oh- {girly squeal} your little guy feeding your husband… too cute!!!!
    Thanks for sharing via Mommy Monday.

  20. He is pretty good at sharing food; toys... not so much!


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