Bacon, Egg and Toast Cups

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Something I have recently discovered: You can make a whole breakfast the size of a silver dollar!

Honestly, this is just one of those silly recipes I kept seeing pop up all over my favorite food blogs, and I figured I’d give it a try. I much prefer a big, messy plate of bacon, eggs, and toast… but these sure are cute, aren’t they?

Though I probably won’t be making these for weekend breakfasts with just my guy, I do plan to pocket this recipe for later. I think these cutie cups in a larger quantity would be great as bites for a brunch, or if you need to feed a crowd of guests some morning-after and don’t want to deal with a hundred dirty dishes. But, really, when is the right time for a hundred dirty dishes?

When you’re feeling like something a bit “different” for breakfast and want to try something new, I do recommend giving these a shot, because let’s face it – Bacon and eggs beats a bowl of cereal any day!

Bacon, Egg and Toast Cups

Servings 2 to 4

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 4 slices of bread
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese I prefer cheddar
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F. Grease 4 wells of a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a frying pan, cook bacon about 3-5 minutes, until partially cooked but not completely crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Cut out rounds of bread with a round cookie cutter or drinking glass. Press the bread rounds into the greased muffin wells. Curl a piece of bacon around each piece of bread, positioning it between the bread and the muffin tin to help keep it in position. Sprinkle a small amount of shredded cheese on top of each piece of bread. One at a time, crack an egg, removing about half of the white, and dropping the remaining white and yolk over each piece of bread, being careful not to break the yolks.
  • Bake until eggs are cooked through to your liking (about 10-12 minutes) 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.
  • Enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. Hi, Georgia!

    These are so adorable, but you already knew that, didn’t you!? What kind of camera are you using?? I want to save up for something good…

    This makes me feel insecure about my peanut butter toast breakfast habit…

    Have a great long weekend! Are you cooking anything interesting for Memorial Day??

    Lauren, Lauren’s Little Kitchen
    http://laurenslittlekitchen.com

  2. Hey Lauren!

    I use a Canon XS, and I LOVE it. I just use the standard lens now, but I’m hoping to get a macro lens eventually. I did my research for months before buying it, but I have no regrets. It’s a great camera!

    Mmm, peanut butter on toast. I haven’t had breakfast yet, but I think that’s calling my name!

    I think we’ll just BBQ some steak or chicken for Memorial Day, nothing fancy. Mark is working that day… Silly boys.

    You and Ryan have a great weekend too! :)

  3. I’ve been baking eggs into puff pastry lately, but bacon cups sounds like a much tastier option! Maybe add some fresh herbs and a sprinkle of grated cheese too.

  4. Anonymous says:

    THESE ARE SO CUTE!!! KEEP IT UP GEORGIA!!

  5. This is so incredibly clever! I love how it looks like you can just grab them and go on with your busy day. Yum!

  6. Hi, this is so tasty looking idea for a morning breakfast…looks yummy. Have nice Sunday!

  7. Hi Georgia,

    just read your comment on photography, I use an XS too and i love it. it’s really easy to use and doesn’t break the bank!

    I would recommend trying out extension tubes. You can get a set of 3 of them for under $120 – it’s sooo much cheaper than a macro lens and you still get to have a bit of fun with macro-style shots. :)

    These breakfast buttons look great! i love it when bacon gets that opaque look to it – you know it’s going to be crispy!

    :D

    Sarah @ iatebrisbane

  8. Thanks everyone for your kind comments!

    Budafist: Adding fresh herbs is a great idea. There is cheddar cheese under the egg to help it adhere to the bread, but as far as cheese goes, the more the merrier!

    Emily: You’re right, these would also be good as a quick grab, like on a busy work day. Thanks for visiting!

    Sarah: Thanks for your input on the camera lens. I’ve never heard of extension tubes, but I’ll look into them. Also… my husband prefers his bacon kinda “wiggly”, but I couldn’t live without crispy bacon! Thanks for visitng!

  9. Beautiful, That is a nice Sunday breakfast! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. What a creative breakfast that my kids would really love. I will surely grab this recipe to have a perfect meal. Thanks Georgia! Post more!

  11. Thank you, Chuck!

    Gabriel: I didn’t even think of it, but you’re right – Kids would love these! Thanks for your input!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I made this recipe probably about 30 minutes to go, and the least to say, it was delicious.
    Though I found it slightly difficult to get the bacon under the bread so I wrapped it the best I could, then used a tooth pick to help it stay wrapped. This gives the cup more depth to keep the egg all cozy. Other than this? I love the recipe and plan to use it again!

  13. Thank you so much for reporting back about the recipe – I’m so glad it worked out, with a few tweaks here and there. That’s okay… I never follow any recipe to a tee. You have to make it your own!

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  15. Awwwwww! Aren’t these just darling! What a wonderful idea, and I’ll definitely give this a try! Thanks so much for the great idea! :) Cheers! sheila

  16. Thank you so much for reporting back about the recipe – I’m so glad it worked out, with a few tweaks here and there. That’s okay… I never follow any recipe to a tee. You have to make it your own!

  17. I made this recipe probably about 30 minutes to go, and the least to say, it was delicious.
    Though I found it slightly difficult to get the bacon under the bread so I wrapped it the best I could, then used a tooth pick to help it stay wrapped. This gives the cup more depth to keep the egg all cozy. Other than this? I love the recipe and plan to use it again!

  18. Thank you, Chuck!

    Gabriel: I didn’t even think of it, but you’re right – Kids would love these! Thanks for your input!

  19. Beautiful, That is a nice Sunday breakfast! Thanks for sharing :)

  20. Thanks everyone for your kind comments!

    Budafist: Adding fresh herbs is a great idea. There is cheddar cheese under the egg to help it adhere to the bread, but as far as cheese goes, the more the merrier!

    Emily: You’re right, these would also be good as a quick grab, like on a busy work day. Thanks for visiting!

    Sarah: Thanks for your input on the camera lens. I’ve never heard of extension tubes, but I’ll look into them. Also… my husband prefers his bacon kinda “wiggly”, but I couldn’t live without crispy bacon! Thanks for visitng!

  21. Hi Georgia,

    just read your comment on photography, I use an XS too and i love it. it’s really easy to use and doesn’t break the bank!

    I would recommend trying out extension tubes. You can get a set of 3 of them for under $120 – it’s sooo much cheaper than a macro lens and you still get to have a bit of fun with macro-style shots. :)

    These breakfast buttons look great! i love it when bacon gets that opaque look to it – you know it’s going to be crispy!

    :D

    Sarah @ iatebrisbane

  22. Hi, this is so tasty looking idea for a morning breakfast…looks yummy. Have nice Sunday!

  23. What a creative breakfast that my kids would really love. I will surely grab this recipe to have a perfect meal. Thanks Georgia! Post more!

  24. THESE ARE SO CUTE!!! KEEP IT UP GEORGIA!!

  25. I’ve been baking eggs into puff pastry lately, but bacon cups sounds like a much tastier option! Maybe add some fresh herbs and a sprinkle of grated cheese too.

  26. This is so incredibly clever! I love how it looks like you can just grab them and go on with your busy day. Yum!

  27. Hey Lauren!

    I use a Canon XS, and I LOVE it. I just use the standard lens now, but I’m hoping to get a macro lens eventually. I did my research for months before buying it, but I have no regrets. It’s a great camera!

    Mmm, peanut butter on toast. I haven’t had breakfast yet, but I think that’s calling my name!

    I think we’ll just BBQ some steak or chicken for Memorial Day, nothing fancy. Mark is working that day… Silly boys.

    You and Ryan have a great weekend too! :)

  28. Hi, Georgia!

    These are so adorable, but you already knew that, didn’t you!? What kind of camera are you using?? I want to save up for something good…

    This makes me feel insecure about my peanut butter toast breakfast habit…

    Have a great long weekend! Are you cooking anything interesting for Memorial Day??

    Lauren, Lauren’s Little Kitchen
    http://laurenslittlekitchen.com

  29. I love how it looks like you can just grab them and go on with your busy day. Yum!

  30. A friend of mine just introduced me to this recipe, but I’ve yet to try it. Your photo convinced me to do it tomorrow. I do love bacon…

  31. The presentation on these is awesome! I’m with you though I prefer a big messy plate. :) Great for a family get together when there has to be room for LOTSA food on the plate!

  32. I’m going to make these for my boyfriend this weekend! Yummy! :)

  33. I made these but instead of using bread and cutting it into circles. I used mini bagels it worked perfectly

  34. I Love It! Thanks for posting it. What a nice way to impress overnight family guests. Or just have a good start to a lazy Sunday with your man!
    Check out my blog please at http:/jaxjule.wordpress.com and http://jacksjule.blogspot.com Would appreciate your input.

  35. I will try these for sure. Thanks for sharing. Kim

  36. I used individual silicone cups on a baking sheet…
    I put the almost-cooked bacon around the outside + on the bottom…
    I scrambled a few eggs to pour inside…
    And i sprinkled grated cheese on the top when they were almost done cooking!

    I opted out of using any bread product…
    + No grease necessary when you use silicone!

    LOVED THEM

    thanks for the idea! <3

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