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Crunchy Egg Breakfast Cups

By: Sarah Kennedy, Editor,
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Muffin tin recipes are all the rage and they work really well for breakfast recipes. Try something new in the world of breakfast with these too easy Crunchy Egg Breakfast Cups. With only a few ingredients and minimal prep, you've got an awesome breakfast.


Cooking Time25 min


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 8 slices whole wheat sandwich bread
  • 6 slices of center cut bacon
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 small Roma tomato, cut into thin slices
  • 6 small slices of cheddar cheese (about the size of a cracker)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • dried dill, to taste
  • paprika, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Grease 6 standard size muffin cups in your tray. (If using a 12 cup tray, spread cups out, leaving empty tin in between).
  3. Use a rolling pin to flatten your bread slices slightly. Take a glass (with about a 4 1/4" round opening) to cut your bread into 8 rounds.
  4. Cut each round in half, then press 2 halves into each muffin cup. Make sure it's overlapping slightly, coming up to the edge of the cup.
  5. Use the extra bread pieces to patch up any gaps on the sides. Now brush each cup with melted butter.
  6. In a large skillet, cook your bacon until just crispy, usualy about 4 minutes, flipping once.
  7. Now back to the cups. Lay one piece of bacon into each cup, place a slice of tomato on top of that. Then a slice of cheese.
  8. Crack egg over that into each cup. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, dill and paprika.
  9. Place tray in oven, bake until egg whites are just set, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. When removing cup from tray, run a small knife around the cups to loosen.  Serve immediately.

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When I first looked at the photo, I thought this was a twist on the bacon bowls that are popular right now. It's similar, but until I read the recipe I didn't realize that flattened bread was the main part of the bowl. I didn't have whole wheat so I used some thicker rye bread and it turned out quite well. It's a delightful way to present the traditional bacon and eggs and toast. I love the idea below of a BLT in a cup.

These egg breakfast cups look like such a good idea. A variation of eggs on toast, gourmet style! They do look easy to prepare and sound delicious. I would add in some blue cheese or maybe feta for a sharper flavor. I'm sure that would taste good. You could also add in some mushrooms or pitted black olives. Yum!

This is perfect for brunches or for a quick breakfast and I love that you can probably customize them for everyone that'll be joining you. First thing I thought of was a BLT in a cup...of course minus the egg and cheese but the possibilities are as far as your imagination will allow. Maybe even bacon cheeseburger cups. Hmmmm!

This recipe turned some everyday ingredients into something new. It looks yummy, and easy. I had all the ingredients needed for this recipe so I tried this breakfast recipe this morning. And yes, it was great. The kids like it. Ill make this breakfast again. Thank you for sharing the idea!


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