Eggs in a Basket Recipe

Heart shaped egg inside toast
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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings
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Eggs in a basket (also sometimes called eggs in a nest or toad in the hole) is a surprisingly quick and easy breakfast. Kids can even make this eggs in a basket recipe themselves.

What You'll Need

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Heat an electric griddle to 350 F or heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Place 1 teaspoon of butter on the griddle.
  3. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your favorite shape in the center of each piece of bread.
  4. Butter one side of each piece of bread, including the cutout pieces, with the remaining butter.
  5. Place the bread, butter side down on the griddle.
  6. Break one egg into a small dish. Gently slide it into the hole of one of the bread slices.
  1. Repeat with the remaining egg and bread slice.
  2. Cook until the egg is golden on the bottom, a minute or two. Gently flip to cook on the other side, about 1 minute.
  3. Flip the cutout pieces of toast to cook on the other side until toasted, another minute or so. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 295
Total Fat 18 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 467 mg
Sodium 464 mg
Carbohydrates 14 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 18 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)