Friday, 9 November 2012

brekkie egg baskets (healthy)

There is nothing better than waking up on a lazy Saturday morning, listening to Rod Stewart classics and a good fry up.  

These brekkie eggs in toast baskets are my take on a quick, mess free, healthier option to a fry-up and a great way to start the weekend. 

They look more complex than they are.  They are surprisingly simple (like most things on this blog) and very impressive little things.

In fact this would make a great breakfast when cooking for the masses.  You know those weekends when the house is full of friends and Xmas beds.  Those weekends you've usually been out the night before and you wake up craving a good breakfast.  I'm always torn between frying or grilling and which method is going to make the least mess.  These toast baskets involve very little mess and everyone gets theirs at the same time, thus solveing the delayed toast scenario where there is always one person waiting for his toast to pop, or a single egg to be fried. 

You get to bake all the toast baskets at once, first in the oven and then simply add the eggs and poach in the oven till they are the desired consistency. 

After making these I thought they would be great served on a bed of spinach.  On this occassion I served them with a fresh tomato and chilli salsa.

Brekkie eggs in toast baskets

You'll need:
  • sliced bread (any type, brown, white, rye etc)
  • eggs
  • fresh tomatoes, diced
  • chilli (optional) diced
  • oregano
  • mushrooms

1) Preheat oven to 200 degrees
2) Grease a muffin tray and lay a slice of bread in each mould, creating a cup
3) Bake the bread till crispy or golden brown, approx 20 - 30 minutes
4) Once baskets are crispy, add the eggs, one egg per cup.  You may add whatever other ingredients you like, creamed spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms etc.  And bake till eggs are soft, approx 10 minutes
5) Serve with chopped tomatoes and chilli salsa and mushrooms.

Top tip: 

I love giving the eggs extra flavour, add a sprinkle of chicken spice, paprika or oregano.


  1. Ang! We had Eggsactly the same thing for breaky today!!! Next time I'm including Rod Stewart too!! Xx
    Shan x

  2. These look so delicious and very easy to make...thank you!

  3. I saw these on tasteologie had to link over. Beautiful photos, btw! I make up fried eggs whites or eggs in the hole for my kids everyday, and I love that this is something similar but yet different. It's all abut presentation, right? I would make these this morning, but my kids will be up soon, but I'm definitely going to give them a try this weekend. I will let you know how they go!

    1. Great, hope you enjoy! You can also fill them with whatever you fancy, creamed spinach, cheese and mushrooms. Works in all ways.