Hashbrown Breakfast Muffins for School Mornings

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My kids are getting ready to head back to school and I’m trying to come up with some fantastic easy kids breakfast ideas for school mornings as both have now gone off cereal. These simple savoury “muffins” are great to fill them up all the way to lunch. So here you go our easy school morning breakfast recipe for some hash brown muffins.

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School Morning Breakfast Ideas

Many school mornings it’s a “grab and go” breakfast on the way to the bus stop for the kids and things that can be handheld are ideal.

a pile of savoury muffins on a plate ready for the kids to grab on the way to the bus

Muffins are great that way and when I know that they have a busy day with sports or clubs then savoury is the way to go to keep them filled up till lunchtime and beyond.

hand holding a hashbrown breakfast muffin with a bite taken out of it, behind you can see a plate with more muffins and glass of milk

These hashbrown muffins take just 10 minutes to throw together and then I cook them whilst I shower ready to hand out as the kids make their way downstairs. It surprises me how quickly they disappear and if I’m left with a few after they have left I am surprised.

Hashbrown Muffins

These hashbrown muffins are a mix of bacon and cheese as well as hashbrowns. Mixed with eggs they then hold their shape and make the perfect breakfast for school mornings.

a single savoury muffin in a hand showing the delicious bacon on the top ready to bite into

Tips to Make your School Breakfast Muffins Easier

To make it easier in the morning, and great for adding to salads and baked potatoes for lunch and dinner too. I batch cook some bacon on the weekend, drain the grease let it cool, and break up. Then place in an airtight container in the fridge and bring out as wanted.

ingredients for making the school morning breakfast muffins, shredded hashbrowns, bacon and cheese

It makes it really easy to prepare these without having to cook the bacon first thing on a morning and as we use frozen hashbrowns it doesn’t matter that it is cold.

eggs and milk ready mixed to pour over the dry ingredients in the muffin pan

I also shred the hashbrowns in the food processor and then store them in the freezer and bring them out as needed as well (once you make this a couple of times you’ll learn how much of your bowl is full of each ingredient and can throw it together in no time).

hashbrown muffins ready to go in the oven to be baked for 30 minutes
hashbrown muffins baked still in their muffin tin you can see the bacon bits on the top of them

How to Make your Back to School Breakfast Muffins

breakfast muffins on a plate with a jug of cold milk behind on a table with a tea towel

Well here we go just scroll down and you have the recipe ready to go and print they are really easy and don’t forget to read the tips above that really do make them so much easier and quicker on a weekday morning.

Yield: 12 Muffins

Hashbrown Breakfast Muffins for School Mornings

a plate of easy breakfast hashbrown muffins ready for the kids to grab on their way to school and the bus

Easy and delicious back to school breakfast muffins with hashbrowns, bacon and cheese that will keep the kids full up till lunch.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 cups frozen shredded hash browns
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add the hash browns, shredded cheese, and chopped bacon. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  3. Fill each muffin cup with the hashbrown mixture.
  4. Add the eggs and milk to the bowl. Season with salt and pepper and whisk until smooth.
  5. Add around ¼ cup of egg mixture to each muffin cup, pouring the mixture over the top of the hash
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, until the muffins are set. Allow to cool for a few minutes in the pan, then serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 453mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g

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More Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Looking for more ideas for school breakfasts then check out these other ideas that you can either make ahead or take a few minutes to do on a morning.

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