Whew! The first week of school is in the bag and I must say, it was a good one. Like all high schoolers, my son is very busy with his studies and extra activities which takes a LOT of energy. You know where I’m going with this, right? He needs food. He needs food all the time! Of course, I worry about what he eats, even though he’s not a picky eater, I still get a little uptight about what kind of food he puts in his body.breakfast cupcakes saus overhead1WMTo keep him fueled up, I start out with a good breakfast. I came up with these protein packed breakfast cupcakes that can be customized with any kind yummy extra you might like. I added sausage, cheddar cheese and chives to my batch. This recipe makes enough for 12 cupcakes. Once baked and cooled, I packed them up in an airtight container and stored it in the fridge until I was ready to serve.breakfast cupcakes prepWMWhen breakfast rolled around, I popped 3 in the microwave, heated them up, added a side of fruit to the plate and served it all up with a smile. My boy gobbled everything up! Then in the blink of an eye, he was out the door with one last remark…”make more of those Mom, love you.” Yep, it was a good week, indeed.breakfast cupcakes sausWM

Breakfast Cupcakes

10 pieces of bread – crusts cut off and sliced on the diagonal into 4 pieces each

8 eggs

1 cup milk

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 pound sausage – cooked and crumbled

salt & pepper

1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Coat cupcake pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside
  • In a large bowl, beat together eggs and milk. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place 3 to 4 pieces of  cut bread in the bottom of each cupcake well, making sure to cover bottom and most of the sides.
  • Divide sausage among the 12 cupcakes. Layer on cheese.
  • Ladle eggs mixture over the sausage and cheese. Sprinkle on chives. Place in oven and cook approximately 18 minutes or until eggs are set and top in golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan and let cool.
  • Enjoy immediately or or store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

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