Toast Cups

posted on: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I'm a complete breakfast slacker. I normally don't even have breakfast and when I do it's toast with butter and some tea. So to try and be a little more inspiring in the early hours of the day I gave Martha Stewart's bacon, egg, and toast cups a try.

This is so basic right? I mean, bread, eggs, bacon and cheese (I had to add cheese), is not that glamorous. Except when it is! Because, having all of the ingredients neatly assembled in a cup is glamorous specially when you have little hands trying to feed themselves and the mess is contained.

 Here is my variation on this awesome recipe.

Toast Cups
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    • 8 slices sandwich bread
    • 8 slices bacon
    • 8 large eggs
    • 1 cup shredded cheese
    • Italian seasoning, salt and ground pepper to taste

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
    2. Lightly butter 8 standard muffin cups. 
    3. With a rolling pin, flatten bread slices then press into each muffin cup making sure bread comes up to edge of cup. 
    4. In a large skillet, cook bacon until almost crisp (It will continue to cook in the oven.) 
    5. Lay 1 bacon slice in each bread cup and crack an egg over each. 
    6. Season with salt and pepper and Italian seasoning
    7.  Bake until egg whites are just set, 15 minutes.
    8. Remove from oven and place shredded cheese on top of each cup.
    9. Put back in oven and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.
    10. Run a small knife around cups to loosen toasts. Serve immediately.


    1. You know, I don't generally like Martha Stewart very much, but I have to hand it to her - she knows how to do cute. I'm normally happy with an egg sandwich (I rarely even add the bacon), but these are so cute! Wouldn't they be adorable with a little teeny patty of sausage underneath the egg, nestled in the cup?

    2. YES! I love sausage and I think the grease would be so good right next to the bread. Good idea Margie

    3. That's amazing! Maybe I'll make it Saturday :)

    4. mmmm...these look delicious. nothing like a simple, hearty breakfast to make a day feel special. maybe i'll try these this weekend...

      (ps have you checked out my vintage purse giveaway? it ends friday

    5. What a great idea! I bet yorkshire puddings would work really well for this too. I think I'll try mine with scrambled eggs and turkey bacon.

    6. I looove the idea! Will try it when I'll have some friends over for brunch next Sunday! I love the fact that it takes away the stress out of preparing bacon and eggs for 10 people!

    7. DEFINITELY making these. We love breakfast in our house- and these would be perfect for this weekend... and like others have said, a great idea for a brunch! Just curious- What's to the left of the 'cup' on the plate? It looks delicious!

    8. carrot cake with fresh strawberries. Look at me being all fancy! Just kidding, the cake was totally store bought!

    9. Oh, have mercy! I love this idea!

      This past new year I made a pledge to myself to take advantage of the breakfast hour with my family and make "real" breakfasts. This would be perfect!

    10. This will be tomorrow's breakfast, I think :) I love you blog; the design is really unique!


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