carnitas breakfast muffins

Low Carb Crispy Carnitas Breakfast Muffins

A low calorie crispy carnitas breakfast muffin filled with delicious sweet peppers and gooey cheese. 

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword breakfast muffins
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 71 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 6 oz Crispy Carnitas cooked weight
  • 1 1/2 C (368g) Liquid Egg Whites or 8 whole egg whites
  • 1 C (112g) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 C (120g) Diced Peppers I used orange, yellow, and red sweet peppers
  • 1 Tbsp (15g) Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika optional
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper optional


  1. If you haven't prepared crispy carnitas ahead of time, you'll need to start here

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. With prepared carnitas, weigh out six ounces and add to a large mixing bowl.

  4. Add remaining ingredients, stirring well. 

  5. Once the oven is warm, add the mixture to the muffin tin. Distribute the carnitas evenly between each muffin slot by stirring often. 

  6. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the bottoms are firm. Extend the baking time until the bottom of each muffin is no longer soggy. 

  7. Remove from muffin tin to cool and serve with fresh pico de gallo or guacamole. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Crispy Carnitas Breakfast Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.4g4%
Carbohydrates 2.2g1%
Protein 9.6g19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.