Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

Cute and portable, delicious too. What's not to like about breakfast made in a muffin tin? We’ve got eggs, bacon, and toast packaged together in a fun way. White sliced bread is used to line muffin cups, then each cup is filled with an egg and a slice of bacon and baked. It's that easy!


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 8 slices white or whole-wheat sandwich bread

  • 6 slices bacon

  • 6 large eggs

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter 6 standard muffin cups. With a rolling pin, flatten bread slices slightly and, with a 4 1/4-inch cookie cutter, cut into 8 rounds. Cut each round in half, then press 2 halves into each muffin cup, overlapping slightly and making sure bread comes up to edge of cup. Use extra bread to patch any gaps. Brush bread with remaining butter.

  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium, until almost crisp, 4 minutes, flipping once. (It will continue to cook in the oven.) Lay 1 bacon slice in each bread cup and crack an egg over each. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until egg whites are just set, 20 to 25 minutes. Run a small knife around cups to loosen toasts. Serve immediately.


Cook's Notes

Standard muffin pans come in 6- or 12-cup size; if baking 6 items in a 12-cup pan, leave empty space in between. Nonstick pans are nice but not essential. Beware of very thin pans, which often lead to burning. Place pans on a baking sheet to make them easier to get in and out of the oven.


Try cooked, crumbled sausage in place of bacon or make a vegetarian version with sauteed spinach. Dress things up with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

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