Smokey Egg Muffins

Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
6 muffins
Recipe by: Danielle D from Maryland, America's Best Recipe Contest

Maryland crabs are the country's best. We took a vegetarian spin on this recipe, using oyster mushrooms to mimic the taste and texture of bacon.

Make This Recipe


  • 12 large oyster mushroom caps
  • 1 tablespoon THrive Culinary Algae Oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • melted ghee for oiling muffin pan
  • 1 1/2 cups lump Maryland blue crab meat
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded russet potatoes
  • 12 tablespoons finely diced gouda, divided
  • 6 tablespoons fresh chopped chives
  • 8 Eggland's Best Eggs (large)


Place a baking sheet in the oven. Preheat to 375 degrees F.

Use a cloth to wipe the mushrooms clean (do not use water).

Toss the mushroom caps with algae oil and liquid smoke, but take care not to over-saturate.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and cover with parchment paper.

Bake the mushrooms on the covered shet for 5-8 minutes or until toasted.

Remove from oven and set aside.

Mix the maple syrup, smoked paprika, and black pepper along with mushrooms. Set aside and make those egg muffins!

Keep the oven heated to 375 degrees F. Liberally oil a non-stick 12-cup muffin pan with the melted ghee to ensure easy removal.

Place the lump blue crab meat in a large bowl and season to taste with old bay.

Mix the crab with the shredded potatoes and chives. Set aside.

Lightly whisk the egs in a 2-cup glass measuring cup for easy pouring. Add salt and pepper to taste, and whisk until combined.

Fill each muffin cavity about 2/3 with the crab mixture, and add 1 teaspoon of smoked gouda per cavity. Distribute evenly until gone.

Pour about 2-3 tablespoons of eggs in each cavity, distributing evenly until gone.

Top each muffin with a mushroom, lightly pressing each one into the egg.

Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until muffins are set and lightly golden.

Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before popping out and eating!


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Information per Serving
Serving Size 1
Calories 329
Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 279 mg
Sodium 405 mg
Carbohydrates 27 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Protein 32 g