Impossible Egg Muffins

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Raise your hand if you grew up with a box of Bisquick in your pantry.  We used it for biscuits, pancakes and the popular Impossible pie.

From Wikipedia:

According to General Mills, Bisquick was invented in 1930 after one of their top sales executives met an innovative train dining car chef on a business trip. After the sales executive complimented the chef on his deliciously fresh biscuits, the dining car chef shared that he used a pre-mixed biscuit batter he created consisting of lard, flour, baking powder and salt. The chef then stored his pre-mixed biscuit batter on ice in his kitchen ahead of time, enabling him to be able to bake fresh biscuits quickly on the train every day. As soon as the sales executive returned from that business trip, the idea of stealing the idea was born.

The recipe was adapted, using hydrogenated oil, thus eliminating the need for refrigeration. (Sesame oil was originally used as a preservative, identified on the box as “Ingredient S” over the years). Bisquick was officially introduced on grocers’ shelves in 1931.

Although first promoted for making just biscuits (“90 seconds from package to oven,” the slogan read), Bisquick was soon used to prepare a wide variety of baked goods from pizza dough to pancakes to dumplings to snickerdoodle cookies.

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I don’t really use Bisquick much anymore, honestly the box that was in my pantry…well I’m not sure how long it’s been there.  Definitely not more than 4 years, that I’m sure of.  Truthfully there was only 1 cup left, which really isn’t enough to do much with.

I reached back to my old Impossible (crust less) pie (quiche) days and whipped up some little egg muffin thingies.  Heck I don’t know what to call them really, a description is probably in order here.  They are an incredibly light muffin, with an eggy flavor…sort of quiche like sort of soufflé like, with little burst of ham and cheese flavor.  Kind of like your favorite puffy omelet in the shape of a muffin.

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Although my little egg muffins don’t seem like much, they were absolutely wonderful!  They weren’t heavy like the traditional impossible pie or a quiche, they are portable and they freeze and reheat like a dream!  The different ingredients that can be changed up are endless!

If you are going to use Bisquick I recommend the heart healthy version which has no Trans fat, there is even a gluten free version now that uses rice flour (although I have no idea how it tastes).  If you are strictly a by scratch person you can substitute 1 cup of Bisquick with by a mix of one cup of flour, 1½ teaspoons of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of oil or melted butter.

 

Impossible Egg Muffins
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Bisquick, Healthy Heart/Reduced Fat
  2. 1 cup skim milk
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  5. 1/2 cup chopped peppers
  6. 1/2 cup diced onion
  7. 1 cup diced ham
  8. 2 ounces reduced fat shredded cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 12 muffin pan with no stick spray. In a 8 cup measure or medium bowl, whisk together the Bisquick, milk, eggs and seasoned salt. Stir in the peppers, onion and ham. Pour batter evenly between the muffin cups. Bake 20 minutes, sprinkle cheese on top and bake 5 more minutes.
Notes
  1. You can substitute 1 cup of Bisquick with by a mix of one cup of flour, 1½ teaspoons of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of oil or melted butter
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12 Responses to Impossible Egg Muffins

  1. Feast on the Cheap April 11, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    Why have I never heard of Impossible pie? These look very yummy though, I can imagine dunking them in a big bowl of soup…

  2. Eliot April 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    My hand is raised! When Sis moved to Iowa, she couldn’t find bisquick. I had to send her care packages of bisquick and cans of ranch style beans (of all things)!

    • Giggles April 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

      Wow, it’s hard to believe that they didn’t have Bisquick and ranch style beans!

  3. BigFatBaker April 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    It’s been forever since I’ve had anything with bisquick, but my mom had a box in the cupboard on occasion when i was younger. These egg muffins sound so tasty! They would be perfect for me when I need something quick in the morning. Nom!

    You have a few awards waiting for you 🙂
    http://bigfatbaker.com/blog/baking-news/a-few-awards/

  4. Kitchen Butterfly April 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Does that happen to you too? Things in the cupboard….at the back of the cupboard that have been there since Aunt Mabel came…..like 6 years ago :-). But since deliciousness is what counts, we are in order. Still loving your photos

    • Giggles April 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

      Thank you Oz1 And yes, Bisquick is not the only thing hidden in the back someday I’ll dig it all out.

  5. Mcgyver April 12, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    OKey Dokey. Do not just say that these look good and then wander off, “OOh shiney object” As a USER of the delectables that The Witch keeps coming up with (and I assure you its tough losing lbs when married to this lady) I say GO AND MAKE THESE

    Mcgyver, out

  6. Karen April 13, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    These look so light. I’m making them for Saturday’s breakfast. I don’t like the taste of Bisquick, so never use it (my mom *always* did, though). I’ve been making pancakes from scratch ever since my daughter was little and we loved them. I made them for my gardener one morning and he said “Are these Bisquick pancakes?” When I told him no, he said he liked the Bisquick ones better. So now I don’t make him pancakes at all. Haha!

  7. Lea Ann April 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    :::::Raising Hand. AND, they had so many good recipes. I had the perfect peach cobbler that was so simple and a Bisquick recipe. Wish I could find it. Your egg muffins sounds good Rhonda!

  8. Angie@Angie's Recipes April 15, 2012 at 1:39 am #

    Don’t know about bisquick….but these muffins look totally irresistible.
    These muffins

    • Giggles April 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

      Angie, Karen from Karen’s cook just made these with the substitute suggestion and she said they turned out great! So no worries about not using Bisquick.

  9. Anne @ Have a Cookie! July 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    These look great – and thanks for all the WW point calculations!