Think you don’t have time for breakfast? Think again with these Bacon, Egg & Cheese Toast Cups.
We’ve all been taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We know that it provides us with much-needed energy to fuel our bodies, and studies continue to link eating breakfast to achieving overall better health, better memory and improved concentration.
Even though we know these things, breakfast still remains the most often skipped meal of the day. I’m guilty of drinking my breakfast, and I don’t mean a healthy shake or smoothie, I mean, drinking a calorie heavy creamer with a side of coffee and then going on about my business. For me, it’s not because I don’t enjoy breakfast. In fact, I love breakfast. What I have found though, in order to be successful with eating breakfast, there’s a bit of pre-planning that needs to take place if you’re not a fan of cold cereal.
- 6 slices of bacon, cut to size
- 3 slices of bread
- 3 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
- 6 eggs
- salt and pepper
- chives/green onions, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a muffin tin containing 6 wells with nonstick cooking spray.
Cook bacon in a nonstick skillet, on medium heat, about 3-5 minutes on each side. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your bacon and your desired crispiness. If you want your bacon cups to be crispy once baked, you’ll need to cook as long as you can in the skillet, but not let the bacon get so crispy that you won’t be able to bend and form inside the muffin tin.
Line each muffin cup with the bacon.
Use a cutter to cut out circular pieces of toast to fit inside the muffin tin. Nestle the toast inside the bacon. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese evenly among the cups. Crack an egg into each cup and add salt and pepper.
Bake for 12-15 minutes. Garnish with chives or green onions, if desired. Serve warm.
These Bacon, Egg & Cheese Toast Cups are portable and fun to eat. They are hearty, healthy, and super easy to throw together, too. There’s really no reason for skipping breakfast when you have something so tasty waiting to welcome you to your day.
NOTE: If you’re not planning on eating them right away, though, you’ll want to skip the toast in the bottom. The rest of the cup will hold together and is fine for reheating, but the toast is really only suitable for quick consumption.
I’m so not the expert on anything healthy, but if you’re looking for more quick and easy breakfast ideas here’s some of my most popular for ya: