Savory Egg Muffins with Herbs and Cheese

Discover the perfect blend of flavors and textures in these Savory Egg Muffins, featuring a rich mix of herbs, cheese, and a hidden surprise of soft-boiled eggs inside. This recipe combines the softness of baked muffins with the delight of creamy, soft-boiled eggs, making it an ideal choice for a unique breakfast or brunch treat.

Why You’ll Love This:

  • Unique Combination: Soft-boiled eggs encased in a flavorful, herb-infused muffin.
  • Versatile Ingredients: Blend of cheeses and herbs creates a delightful taste.
  • Perfect for Any Meal: Great for breakfast, brunch, or as a snack.
  • Customizable: Easily adaptable to include or exclude the eggs.


  • Eggs: 4 for the batter, 6-8 for boiling
  • Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt: 3/4 cup
  • Vegetable or Olive Oil: 1/2 cup
  • Flour: 2 cups
  • Baking Powder: 2 tsp
  • Baking Soda: 1/4 tsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar: 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Red Pepper Flakes: 1 tsp
  • Cheese Mixture (Asiago, Parmesan, Mozzarella): 1 cup, shredded
  • Green Onions: 3, finely sliced
  • Dill Sprigs: 5-6
  • Fresh Basil: 1 tbsp
  • Roasted Red Peppers: 1/4 cup, chopped

For the Soft Boiled Egg:

  • Lemon Juice: 1 tbsp


  1. Boil 1 inch of water in a saucepan; add eggs and lemon juice. Simmer for 4 minutes.
  2. Transfer eggs to ice water, then peel and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 450°F (232°C).
  4. Mix dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, garlic powder, red pepper flakes.
  5. In another bowl, whisk eggs, oil, and sour cream until smooth.
  6. Combine wet and dry mixtures, folding gently.
  7. Fold in cheese, green onions, basil, dill, and roasted peppers.
  8. Butter a muffin tin. Pipe 1/4 cup batter into each hole.
  9. Dust boiled eggs with flour, make a well in each muffin, and place an egg inside. Cover with more batter.
  10. Top with extra cheese and red pepper flakes.
  11. Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden.
  12. Cool for 2-3 minutes before serving.

Enjoy these savory muffins for a delightful and surprising meal!

Note: The recipe yields 7 egg muffins and 4 plain muffins, but you can adjust the number as desired.

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