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Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins with Bacon

Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins with Bacon have cottage cheese, egg, bacon, almond flour, and just a little white whole wheat flour for a tasty breakfast muffin that’s still low in carbs. 

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Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins Recipe with Bacon and Green Onions found on KalynsKitchen.com.

When Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks shared a recipe from Rose Elliot for Cottage Cheese Muffins, I loved the idea of a high-protein muffin with cottage cheese, eggs, Parmesan, and almond meal, with just the tiniest bit of flour, and decided to experiment and see if I could make a version that was more of a breakfast muffin. And I have to say these Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins with Bacon were definitely a success; since I first posted this recipe I have made these delicious breakfast muffins over and over to keep in the fridge for a grab-and-go breakfast.

These muffins have just the tiniest bit of flour, so they’re still a very carb-conscious breakfast choice, but the use of a little flour plus ingredients like cottage cheese, almond flour, and Parmesan cheese make them very different in flavor and texture than my popular low-carb and gluten-free Low-Carb Egg Muffins. Since then I’ve made several other versions of these delicious cottage cheese filled muffins and later made a gluten-free muffin that was partly inspired by this recipe, so you can tell how much I loved them.

Recently I realized that all these recipes really need new photos if I’m going to entice any of my newer readers to try them! So I made this favorite breakfast treat again and snapped new pictures to show them off a little better. This is still one of my all-time favorite low-carb breakfasts; hope you enjoy! (Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins Recipe with Bacon and Green Onions were first posted October 2007 and updated with better photos, September 2015.)

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How to Make Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins with Bacon:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe, including nutritional information.)

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  2. Spray silicone baking cups (affiliate link) lightly with olive oil or non-stick spray. 
  3. Mix together the cottage cheese, Parmesan, white whole wheat flour, almond meal, salt, water, and beaten egg.
  4. Then fold in the crumbled pre-cooked bacon and thinly sliced green onion.
  5. Fill large muffin cups 3/4 full.
  6. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until muffins are light browned and enjoy! 

Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins Recipe with Bacon and Green Onions found on KalynsKitchen.com.

One of these muffins is enough for me for a tasty breakfast!

More High Protein Muffin Recipes:

Grab-and-Go Egg Muffins ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Double Chocolate Low-Carb Power Muffins ~ All Day I Dream About Food
Flourless Egg and Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Egg and Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Mushrooms and Thyme ~ The Perfect Pantry
Green Chile and Cheese Egg Muffins ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Protein-Filled Quinoa Muffins ~ Sippity Sup

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Cottage Cheese  and Egg Breakfast Muffins with Bacon

Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins with Bacon

Yield 6 muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins with Bacon have cottage cheese, egg, almond flour, and and just a little white whole wheat flour for a tasty breakfast muffin!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup cottage cheese (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour (see notes)
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 T water
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3 strips bacon
  • 3 T thinly sliced green onion

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Spray silicone baking cups (affiliate link) lightly with olive oil or non-stick spray.
  2. In mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, white whole wheat flour, Almond Flour (affiliate link), salt, water, and beaten egg. Mix well.
  3. Gently mix in crumbled bacon and green onion, until well distributed in batter.
  4. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with cottage cheese and egg mixture.
  5. Bake 25 -30 minutes, until muffins are firm and lightly browned.
  6. Serve hot or room temperature.

Notes

Use regular or low-fat cottage cheese, whichever you prefer. I’ve used Quinoa Flakes (affiliate link) for a gluten-free version, and you can probably replace the flour with more almond flour, although I haven't tried that.

Muffins can be refrigerated and reheated in the microwave. (I cut in half crosswise before heating. Be very careful not to microwave too long, or they will become tough.) I haven’t tried freezing them, but I would imagine they will freeze well.

Recipe adapted from Sundried Tomato Cottage Cheese Muffins by Rose Elliot, featured on 101 Cookbooks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 659mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
These Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins with Bacon and Green Onions would be phase 2 or 3 for the South Beach Diet, due to the flour; but these muffins are still low enough in carbs to work for most low-carb diets. I wouldn’t worry about the small amount of bacon here, and the bacon adds a lot of flavor, but use turkey bacon if you prefer. Even with low-fat cheese, the almond meal makes these muffins relatively high in fat, so be aware of your other food choices that day if you’re following South Beach.

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    49 Comments on “Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins with Bacon”

  1. I just made these last night! I followed the recipe exactly! (Except I had to use the parmesan in the green bottle, oops) Super easy! I'm eating one right now and it's really good! Thanks!

  2. I've never had anything like it. Looks great

  3. I made these last week using soy flour. They were delicious both warm and cold, I really didn't bother warming them up the following 2 days. I had 14 of them, made in smaller silicon moulds.