Thursday, October 10, 2013


We have had a lot of adjustments to make in our family this year, with this being the first year that our kids are attending two different schools with two entirely different routines.  At my daughter's school, breakfast is provided at around 9 am.  She arrives prior to 7 am, so we send her with a piece of fruit that she eats when she gets there and she is good until breakfast time.  My son, on the other hand, arrives at school at 6:35 am and his lunch is at 10:50.  He has the option of purchasing breakfast in the cafeteria, but we prefer to send him with a breakfast to hold him over until lunch.  So far, this has been a favorite.  I make a batch on Sundays, put them in the refrigerator, and heat them in the microwave in the mornings.

  •  1/3 lb bulk Italian sausage
  • 3 eggs + eggs necessary for corn bread mix
  • 1/8 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 pkg (8 1/2 oz) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cook sausage over medium heat in a skillet 4-5 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles.  Remove to paper towels to drain.  (I usually make extra sausage in the morning when cooking breakfast to be time-efficient with this step.)
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, seasoned salt, and pepper.  Pour into the same pan and scramble until no liquid egg remains.
  3. In a large bowl, prepare muffin mix according to package directions.  Fold in sausage, scrambled eggs and 1/2 cup cheese.  Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  4. Bake 10 minutes.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Difficulty: easy
Time: approximately 25-30 minutes total
Source: Taste of Home magazine, September 2013


  1. This is such an easy and genius idea! I've been stumped lately on what to send with my little boy for breakfast in the morning...pop tarts just aren't cutting it. Well problem solved, he now takes a muffin on his long bus rides every morning now. Thank u for sharing this great recipe.

    1. So glad you and your son enjoy the muffins!