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4 different baked eggs in toast with different toppings.
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5 from 7 votes

Baked Eggs in Toast

Baked Eggs in Toast is made 4 different ways for an easy substantial oven ready breakfast or brunch in under 20 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Breakfast and Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Minute Meals, Breads, Breakfast and Brunch, egg in a hole, eggs in toast
Servings: 4
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Healthy World Cuisine

Equipment

  • sheet pan or baking pan

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bread
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • spray oil as needed

Topping Ideas

    Option 1 (Ham & Cheese)

    • ham chopped
    • cheese grated

    Option 2 (Feta, Salami & Spinach)

    • feta crumbled
    • salami chopped finely
    • spinach sliced thin

    Option 3 (Parmesan, Roasted Peppers & Italian Seasoning)

    • parmesan cheese grated
    • roasted red peppers chopped and make sure you dry these well with paper towel.
    • Italian seasoning dried or fresh herbs

    Option 4 (Parmesan, fresh chopped peppers & Green Onions)

    • peppers fresh chopped finely
    • parmesan cheese grated
    • green onions sliced thinly

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C)
    • Line baking sheet with parchment paper. If using aluminum foil, spray with oil to prevent sticking.
    • Butter one side of the sliced bread and place on baking sheet butter side down. Repeat with all slices.
    • Cut out each bread slice using either a cookie cutter, biscuit cutter or just use a knife to cut out a square. Place your cut out bread (circles, hearts, squares, etc.) and put these on the baking sheet too with the butter side down on the sheet pan. These make delicious dipping toasts.
    • One at a time, Gently crack the eggs and place the whole egg ( unbroken) into a separate small bowl. Then, gently pour the egg into the hole of each of the breads. (You never know if there are problems with your eggs so we like to first check them in a bowl before placing them into the bread holes.)
    • Add your favorite toppings. Here are some suggestions but have fun with your own ideas.
      1) ham and cheese
      2) Feta, Salami & Spinach
      3) Parmesan, Roasted Peppers & Italian Seasoning
      4) Parmesan, fresh chopped peppers & Green Onions
    • Light spray or spritz with olive oil spray to facilitate browning. Salt and pepper to taste.
    • Bake eggs in toast uncovered. If you like drippy eggs, cook for about 6 minutes or until the egg whites start to get less wiggly. Then, they are ready to come out of the oven. . If you like soft eggs, bake for 8 minutes. Please note that your eggs will continue to cook, EVEN after you remove them from the oven. If you like you eggs well done then cook 10 minutes or more to your desired level. Personally, we love when you cut into the egg and the yolk is ready to be dipped into.
    • Serve baked eggs in toast on a plate with the extra bread toast for dipping and enjoy!

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    Notes

    You can use any type of sliced bread you desire. (White, wheat, rye, etc.) If you are feeling crafty, feel free to use a cookie cutter and cut out a cute design instead of a square in the middle, like a heart. 
    Substitutions
    Eggs: Sunny side up eggs are difficult to substitute. However, if you are looking for a vegan option, you can try one of the several liquid egg substitutes meant for making a vegan scrambled egg. Add in chopped quick cooking veggies of choice in the beaten egg substitute and pour into the hole in the bread. Then, bake your vegan baked scrambled egg in toast until set. If you looking for more vegan breakfasts be sure to try our Spicy Tofu Scramble, Healthy Vegan Matcha Pancakes or our Spicy Chocolate Chai Pu-erh Chia Pudding.
    Butter: If you do not tolerate dairy or are vegan, you can substitute butter with extra virgin olive oil.
    Bread: Do you have a gluten sensitivity? No worries, just substitute with your gluten-free bread of choice. We made ours with a plain white bread but very delicious with hearty wheat, rye, thick Texas toast, rustic Italian or even a challah bread. Use what you have on hand. We are all about that.
    How long to bake eggs in toast?
    At 400 degrees F (204 degrees C), bake eggs in bread for 6 minutes for a nice drippy egg and 8 minutes for a semi -soft egg. The whites of the egg should be set, and the bread should be toasted. Remember that the eggs will continue to cook even after they are removed from the oven.
     How to store leftover baked eggs-in-a-hole?
    Eggs in a hole are best served hot out of the oven on the day prepared. However, they can be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 3 days. The eggs will no longer be drippy but can be reheated in the oven at 350 degrees F (176 C) for about 10 minutes or on the stove top for a couple minutes on each side, just enough to reheat.
    What to serve with egg in toast?
    Coffee, Tranquil Lemon Ginger Tea, Quinoa Fruit Salad or even our Ginger Citrus Dragon Fruit Smoothie are a delicious accompaniment to baked eggs in a basket.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg