By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Maybe you have two friends coming over Sunday morning. Maybe it's 40. Whatever the number, muffin pans help you make individual servings of bacon and eggs, frittatas, and even edible containers for yogurt parfaits and biscuits and gravy.

#Protip: Muffin pan breakfasts tend to freeze well for grab-and-go breakfasts on busy weekday mornings. Yet another reason to make extra!

1. Paleo Omelet Muffins

"Muffins in a cup! Easy, yummy, and best of all, hearty." — Becki

Paleo Omelet Muffins

2. Morning Time Granola Cups

This fun recipe via makes an edible container for extra-pretty yogurt parfaits. Here's an alternate version, too.

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3. Muffin Pan Bowls

Bake a biscuit bowl for portable biscuits and gravy!

Biscuit Bowl

4. Muffin Pan Frittatas

"These are really easy and make for a great on-the-go breakfast and would be fabulous for a brunch." — Baking Nana

Photo by wittelaura

5. Mom's Baked Egg Muffins

"To make the bread easier to form to the muffin cups, I used the top of the drinking glass to cut a circle, then flattened the circle with a rolling pin just a touch." — Sarah Jo

Photo by Natascha Bowden-Mason

6. Quinoa Muffins

"High-protein, low-carb option for breakfast that can be served either hot or cold. Add any vegetable or cheese type you like!" — ehagan

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

7. Bacon-and-Egg Muffins

"I use center-cut bacon and instead of microwaving it, I partially cooked it in a skillet, crisping up just one side. The bacon was still flexible and just the right length to circle the muffin 15 minutes, they were puffed and set." — Baking Nana

Photo by Baking Nana

8. Monkey Bread Muffins

"I love that I can make a few of these at at time and eat them warm without waiting for a large-enough crowd to justify a tube pan full." — Lindsay Deaver

Photo by CountryGirlGourmet

9. Zucchini Scallion Fritatta Cups

"Portion-controlled, protein-packed portable meals for on-the-go lifestyles. These freeze well, so I can grab a few for lunch when I'm short on time." — SinfulSugar

Photo by Nicolette