Power Breakfast Egg MeatMuffins

So I kind of was in the mood for Scotch Eggs last week, but I was also feeling a tad lazy…

That, and I really didn’t wanna have to deal with another brutal session of hard boiled egg peeling!

So I thought: “why not cook the eggs directly in the meat instead? That way, I won’t have to cook and peel them first, which will save me a lot of time and aggravation!”

Power Breakfast Egg MeatMuffins | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

HA! Genius!

I know, I know. It’s probably been done countless times before, so I didn’t invent anything here.

Still. It’s something that I had personally never tried and figured was very well worth testing.

Power Breakfast Egg MeatMuffins | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

So what I did is I placed my ground beef in extra large muffin cups and made a deep well right in the middle of each cup.

Then, I cracked an egg right in the middle of each well.

Easy as pie, isn’t it?

Power Breakfast Egg MeatMuffins | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Just to be on the safe side, I thought I’d bring in my very own supervision crew to keep a close eye on the operations!

Judging by the look on Shorty’s face, I take it he wasn’t too impressed with that leakage, there! Thank goodness he was a good sport and didn’t say a word, but he probably just stood there, thinking to himself that I was seriously lacking talent with eggs: “That poor girl can’t peel cooked eggs without completely shredding them to pieces and now she can’t even pour a fresh one into a hole without making a mess…”


I get no respect from my kitchen gadgets, I tell you!

Power Breakfast Egg MeatMuffins | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

If you happen to have the same ones at home, don’t be fooled by their innocent look! Keep a close eye on them, for they might be up to no good and stir trouble in your drawers when you’re not looking!

However, if you ask them nicely, know that they do a very fine job at making wells of the appropriate size to accept an entire egg, without *too much* spillage.

Looks like my  “Bacon Sealing” technique didn’t fly high with Shorty either… he still has that look on his face like he’s thinking I can’t do anything right.

Pfft. Ask me if I care.

Putting that baconey blanket right over the eggs helped to keep the moisture in and prevented them from drying out. At least they really appreciated the gesture!

Power Breakfast Egg MeatMuffins | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Now look at how nice and yummy these MeatMuffins were as they came out of the oven. These were destined to become my Power Breakfasts for the remainder of the week.

Let me tell you, they sure gave me a reason for getting out of bed in the morning: Meat, eggs and bacon, all rolled into one! What’s there not to like, I ask you!

Oh, and hey, I almost forgot. These beauties also hold a little secret, you know. A powerful little secret…

Power Breakfast Egg MeatMuffins | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

There’s actually LIVER mixed in with that meat! HA! Suddently, breakfast just got even better!

And even more so after you cut them in half to reveal the beautiful eggy center.

Ooooh, I like. Granted, they are not quite AS elegant as the Scotch Eggs, but since they required so much less work on my part, I won’t complain.

I’ll say they look mighty fine, if you ask me. Too bad, Shorty was nowhere to be seen that day. I’m sure even he would have agreed!

Power Breakfast Egg MeatMuffins | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

One last thing, before I go…

Personally, I find that these things taste MUCH better when you eat them with your hands.

Hey, they are called muffins after all, aren’t they? Would you ever consider eating a muffin with a fork and knife?

HA! I thought not…

So there you have it. You have my full permission to go at these with your bare fingers.

Like a boss!

Power Breakfast Egg MeatMuffins

Yield: Makes 6 units

NF based on 1 of 6 units

Power Breakfast Egg MeatMuffins


  • 500g grass-fed lean ground beef
  • 125g beef liver
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp capers, chopped
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp Himalayan or fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground Chinese five spice
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 6 whole eggs
  • 4 bacon strips, cut into thirds crosswise


  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Add the beef liver to your food processor and reduce to a liquid purée.
  3. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add ground beef, chopped veggies and spices. Mix well with your hands until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  4. Divide the meat mixture between 6 well greased extra-large muffin cups (or ramequins)
  5. Using a large cylindrical object (a pestle, for instance, or the handle of an ice cream scoop) create a large enough well in each patty so that it can hold an entire egg.
  6. Seal the egg in by placing two pieces of bacon on top of it.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, then set the oven to broil and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes to crisp up the bacon.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes before unmoulding.


  1. says

    I’m all for power and savory breakfast but I can see myself eating those babies anytime of the day. But, tbh, I think that after an intense workout they’ll be the best thing ever. A protein-packed treat to refuel sore muscles.

    By the way, those kitchen gadgets of yours look shady as f… especially that tall one, I can tell he’s quite the troublemaker! 😉

    • says

      Ah! I’ll be honest, I had the first few for breakfast and then switched things around, kept them for dinner… I thought they were just the perfect thing after my daily WOD. Just pop them in the microwave, serve with a side of salad for carbs, a little bit of sauerkraut and bam! Awesome PWO dinner ready in less than 5 minutes!

      And between you and me, I think that the tall one is a she… I mean, look at the legs on this thing! Yep, quite the troublemaker indeed! 😉

      • says

        Based on what evidence you can infer that the long one is a she and not a he?
        Are you in the possession of classified documentation that may prove your statement? Or are you withholding evidence from the Court Miss THF?

        If you refuse to answer, you may be in contempt of the Court. Understood?

        • says

          But, but… Objection Your Honor!

          I say: My Gadgets, My Rules!

          I should have the right to assign whatever sex I want to my kitchen gadgets without being asked to provide evidence or any other form of legal documentation, for the very simple reason that I am the owner and maker of the rules.

          In light of this new information, I hereby request that Mr. TIY’s intervention be withdrawn immediately.

  2. says

    Those look awesome! And I agree. SO much easier and quicker than scotch eggs. I also really like that you mixed liver in with the ground beef. I enjoy liver a lot, and like to try and sneak it into things once in a while on my husband and kids. I’ll have to try these soon.

  3. Meaghan W says

    These look so delicious. Would be good to have to grab when you get home after a work out and you’re in your “protein window”.

  4. Dan says

    This is the our new grab to go food in the house ! we made one change ,instead of bacon we used fresh sausage as I had not finished smoking the bacon.
    My son of 15 is now scouring your Paleo recipes to see what we can make together ,and is coming on board to my new life style with a vengeance. He is a high school wrestler and will do Muay Thai during the summer . He grabs a few of them with some sweet potato chips before heading out to the Dojo and this makes my life much easier. Thanks again for all you do here.

  5. Nadi says

    Finally, Portable Protein! Savoury, too, just the way I like it.

    Thank you for this recipe. Not being much of a cook I’ve been at loss with what else to do with ground beef beside chilli. Also, your entire blog: yum.

  6. Sarah says

    I just can’t bring myself to handle liver – not yet anyway – I cleaned up way too many times after my mother ate offal in restaurants and then got sick, really sick.

    What can I use as a substitute?

  7. Rebekah says

    Made these for my brother who just started the Paleo Diet. The Whole family ended up eating them! Lol Really Wish I could post a pic they came out Awesome! Thank you for the recipe!

  8. Rebekah says

    BTW I left out the liver and substituted the beef for ground pork because my brother’s not fond of beef.. It was fantastic!

  9. Katy says

    These sound great. Came across this recipe while looking for lunch ideas for my daughter only problem is that her lunches need to be nut free. Do you think coconut flour could work in place of the almond meal? Or would have a better nut free substitute.

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