Bacon and Egg Toast Cups

I admit I am not much of a breakfast person…probably because I’m not much of a morning person. When my husband and I were first married we learned really quickly that since we were both not morning people it was best to not talk to each other until after 10 AM. We’ve always been night owls and people always told us our ways would change when we had kids but…they haven’t. So most of my munching is at night, unfortunately, so in the morning I’m never super hungry. Breakfast for me is usually a protein shake on my drive to drop my kids off at school. But when we have company in town I have to remember that not everyone likes a protein shake for breakfast so I’m always looking for breakfast options for my guests.

Last week my kids were sick so we took the mornings a little slower and I made these Bacon and Egg Toast Cups that I’ve had bookmarked from Annie’s Eats for probably a year. These are super easy and great for family or friends that may be visiting. Bacon, eggs, and toast all rolled up in one convenient and cute cup. If you are watching your waistline you could even use multi-grain or wheat bread and turkey bacon.

Bacon and Egg Toast Cups

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of bacon, uncooked or precooked
  • 6 slices of bread
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Spray large muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a frying pan, cook bacon about 3-5 minutes, until partially cooked but not completely crispy (if using precooked bacon skip this step). Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Cut out circles (about 3 1/2 inches) in each piece of bread using a cookie cutter or a drinking glass turned upside down.
  3. Press the bread rounds into the greased muffin wells. Curl a piece of bacon around the periphery of each piece of bread, positioning it between the bread and the muffin tin to help keep it in position. This can be a little tricky until you get the hang of it. Sprinkle a small amount of shredded cheese in the center of each piece of bread. Crack one egg over each piece of bread being careful not to break the yolks. You may not want to use all of the egg white. If you do you may need to adjust the cooking time to a little longer.
  4. Once all the bread pieces have been topped with eggs, bake until eggs are cooked through to your liking (about 15 minutes for me) and bacon is crispy. Run a knife around the edge of each muffin well and pop the egg cups out. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
  5. Healthier Option: Use multigrain bread and turkey bacon for a healthier twist.

Notes

Source: adapted slightly from Annie's Eats

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  1. Glad you enjoyed them! I just made them again last weekend and we still love them. So fun and easy!

  2. These are so cute!! I love Annie’s recipes too :D I might try these this weekend!!

    xoxo
    Ai

  3. what a great idea! i’m with you on the munching at night and not so hungry in the mornings. but i like to do a “real” breakfast on one of the weekend days, and these would be perfect!

  4. I love making these. I do mine a little different, but they’re so good either way. I’m not a morning person but I love me some breakfast :-)

  5. Yum-love breakfast any time of the day!! I really love the idea of the lighter version too:)

  6. I’ve always wanted to make these!

  7. Oh how fun! We have lots of family coming in for the holidays and these would be perfect!

  8. What a cute and yummy idea! Bookmarked!

  9. What a cute and yummy idea! Bookmarked!

  10. How adorable! I love bite-sized breakfast items. As much as I love a gigantic stack of pancakes, I love being able to try a little bit of lots of different things, and this would be great for a family holiday breakfast with some french toast sticks, and hash browns!

  11. Very cool breakfast idea. Love it!

  12. I made these a while back too, and we LOVED them. I used ramekins so I wouldn’t have to trim the bread, and they were perfect. Thanks for the reminder to make them again.

  13. ok, we must share a brain, I just submitted some ham & egg cups last week for Tablespoon. I love the idea of bacon & toast, though, and am totally trying it tomorrow!

  14. I am trying them this morning! Look fab! Happy holidays!

  15. I was gonna make them yesterday but realized I didn’t have bacon. My husband saw the picture of them, and begged me to make them this morning.
    So I did, and I liked them also, although I would have like more of a creamy texture inside, maybe gravy or bechamel sauce instead of the cheese? But my husband loved them!

    Geraldine
    http://geraldineinabottle.blogspot.com

  16. Oh my! This is a new menu for Bacon. I am interested to build up a business with bacon as the main ingredient. I am amazed with the creativity of this people. Thanks!

  17. This is so yummy and very new for me. I have not seen any bacon cooked this way. I really love to try this awesome food. Thanks for sharing the recipe online.

  18. You and this blog are awesome!

  19. They look delicious! A friend of mine made a similar thing while ago but used pancake batter instead of bread in the bottom of the muffin pan – SO yummy! Thanks for the reminder and yummy recipe! =)

    Mara @ Super Savings

  20. Wow! These look delicious!

  21. I like it.. these love cups are truly the best in breakfast.. :)

  22. Oh my gosh these look amazing!! i will be trying it this weekend!

  23. I stumbled unto this innovative recipe and have been stumbling to make these for my kids! They love them.

  24. Just made this and they were easy to make and YUMMY!!! Thanks

  25. Question: was the bread soggy tasting?

  26. @katie,
    The bread obviously is a little wet but not soggy. Just make sure you cook them long enough.

  27. Yeah…it looks like a cupcake though, well let me try it okay… thanks Christy.

  28. I made these for the first time the other day, and I enjoyed them. They’re simple, and tasty. Today, I made them for my husband for breakfast, added more cheese, and baked them with salt and pepper – definitely made a difference, and I liked it more, when he insisted to give me a taste. (: Net time, though, I will pre-toast the upper side of the bread, to try to prevent the sogginess – my only complaint.

    This is definitely a great little recipe! :D thanks for posting it!

  29. I’ve been looking through your blog and you have a ton of great recipes on here! I don’t mean to state the obvious, but a good word is still good and compliments don’t hurt right? I tried these earlier today, and I messed up a bit at first, but I figured I would so I had double the amount of ingredients to be safe, lol. These bacon and egg toast cups were really yummy and cute once I got it right, thanks for posting them. I had never heard of them before.

  30. These look delicious. I love breakfast although don’t often have a cooked breakfast. Will save these for a Sunday

  31. What a creative idea!! Thanks for sharing!