Heart-Shaped Egg-in-a-Hole

Heart-shaped egg-in-a-hole

The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Prep: 1 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 6 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
589 Calories
36g Fat
28g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 589
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 934mg 311%
Sodium 928mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 36g
Calcium 173mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Egg-in-a-hole, egg-in-a-basket, or toad-in-a-hole; whatever you call them, they are a delicious egg and bread hybrid. The perfect all-in-one breakfast. 

This egg-in-a-hole is super easy to make into a Valentine's Day breakfast. Just cut out the hole using a heart-shaped cookie cutter! So easy and makes such an adorable presentation.

This recipe does use a bit of butter, but you can help make this dish a little healthier by using whole grain bread and a nice grass-fed butter. Pasture-raised eggs are also a great way to boost the nutrition of this dish! 

Serve it up with a side of heart-shaped oven-cooked bacon and you have the perfect Valentine's breakfast! Ok, you should probably add some fruit in there too.


  • 1 slice whole-wheat bread (toasted)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out the center of the bread. 

  3. Heat a medium-sized frying pan to medium heat. Add the butter, once it has melted, swirl to coat. 

  4. Add the bread to the pan and let it cook on that side until golden.  Flip the bread over. 

  5. Crack the egg into the hole in the bread. Turn the heat to low, cover and cook for about 2 minutes or until the egg has been cooked through. You may also flip the bread over to finish cooking the egg on the other side.

  6. Toast up the cut-out bread piece in the pan as well and use for dipping in the egg!

  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve!