As you are probably well aware by now, I love cereal. I don’t think I have come across a cereal that I didn’t like. If I want to get my day started off on the right foot, I pour myself a huge bowl of cereal and leave the house with a very happy tummy. This week, however, my cereal intake has been less than satisfactory. We have cereal in our pantry but sadly we ran out of milk over the weekend. Excuse me while I add that to my grocery shopping list…
Now that that’s taken care of, I would like to share with you a little creation I threw together to feed my hunger pains this morning. I bought a ton of bacon last week and piled the eggs high in my shopping cart too. Now, you’re probably asking, why didn’t you buy more milk while you were at the store? Well, all I can say is just be thankful I didn’t or else I wouldn’t have created this delicious breakfast treat this morning. Instead, I would’ve done the usual morning ritual: a heaping bowl of cereal and a very large glass of orange juice.
These Bacon and Egg Cups are easy to put together and take less than 30 minutes to bake. They are perfect to serve for breakfast or brunch. Since they include bread, they are a complete bacon and egg dish but in a very cute and tidy proportion. What’s not to love?
Bacon and Egg Cups
- 1 slice of bread per muffin cup
- 2 slices of bacon per muffin cup
- 1 egg per muffin cup
- 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese per muffin cup (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut circles out of each piece of bread.
- Grease a muffin tin and press circles of bread in the muffin cups. Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes or until bread is slightly toasted. Remove from the oven.
- Cook bacon in a skillet until halfway cooked (approximately 3-4 minutes).
- Place 2 slices of bacon on top of the pieces of bread to form a cup (the bacon should cover the bread and the sides of each cup).
- Crack an egg into each muffin cup (on top of the bacon). It helps to discard a little bit of the egg white after cracking and before pouring into the muffin cup.
- Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until the eggs are set.
- Sprinkle cheddar cheese over each egg and continue to bake until cheese is melted (this step is optional).
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
What is your favorite type of breakfast?