Learn how to bake eggs in the oven with this 15 minute recipe! All you need are eggs and your favorite toppings to get started!
Oven-baked eggs are an underrated classic. The firm whites and the pillowy yolk will light up your tastebuds. After one bite, it will quickly become your new favorite way to cook eggs.
Whether you eat them plain or load them up with toppings, oven baked eggs are about to become a staple in your breakfast rotation. Baked eggs tend to get the short end of the stick. They are not as popular as soft-boiled, scrambled eggs, hard-boiled, or over easy but trust me, they are just as good. After one batch, you will be eating them every day of the week.
BAKED EGG RECIPE
Baked eggs have somewhat of an underrated reputation. Many people don’t think to use this method of cooking eggs. However, we’re going to let you in on a little secret — they are actually so good. Baking the eggs ensures that they are cooked to a perfect texture, and you can add in all of the toppings in the world. Plus, you can make a big batch of them in a muffin tin and have breakfast ready for the week all in one go.
While baked eggs can be served on their own, I love to load mine up with toppings. Some favorite flavor combinations include cheese, peppers, and onions, or spinach and feta. If you are serving a crowd, baked eggs are the way to go. You can personalize each individual serving without all the hassle of an omelet bar.
Easy Baked eggs are a great breakfast if you are on the go. You can make a big batch ahead of time that will last the week, and since they bake up in a firm texture, they are easy to eat pretty much anywhere. They are like the cousin to the omelet — you can load them with the same toppings, but these you can take on the go.
- Eggs – Any size will do, use fresh if you can.
- Toppings – Fill your baked eggs with any topping of your choice. Peppers, onions, cheese, bacon, fresh herbs, or spinach are just a few good options.
- Salt and pepper– great for a quick seasoning.
- Butter or cooking spary – Give your muffin tin or ramakins a thin layer of grease to ensure the eggs do not stick to the pan.
HOW TO MAKE BAKED EGGS
Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a muffin tin or ramekins with butter or cooking spray.
2. ADD EGGS INTO PAN OR RAMEKINS
Crack each egg into a compartment in the muffin tin or into the ramekins. If your ramekins are bigger, you can add two eggs to each dish. Add seasoning and toppings if wanted into each cup.
3. COOK THE EGGS IN THE OVEN
Add the eggs into the oven and bake until firm, about 12-15 minutes. If you are looking for firm eggs, let the eggs cook a little longer until the yolk is fully set.
HOW LONG DO BAKED EGGS TAKE TO COOK?
The eggs will take about 12-15 minutes to cook depending on your oven. If you want eggs that are firm and will hold up on the go, use the full 15 minutes and make sure the yolk is set before taking them out of the oven. Depending on how many toppings you add may impact the cooking time. If you are not sure when to take them out of the oven, look to see if the toppings are soft and the yolk is set.
CAN YOU STORE BAKED EGGS IN THE FRIDGE?
Yes, that is the best part about baked eggs! You can make a batch and keep them in the fridge for 3-4 days. Let the eggs cool out of the oven in the tin for about an hour. When they are ready, pop them out and store them in an airtight container. To reheat them, place them in the microwave or let them settle to room temperature.
CAN I USE CUPCAKE LINERS INSTEAD OF BUTTER?
I would recommend sticking with butter instead of cupcake liners. The liners will stick to the eggs and create a mess to eat. If you want to use liners, look for silicone liners as they will not stick to the eggs.
MORE EGG RECIPES TO TRY
- Bacon and Egg Breakfast Cups
- Eggs Benedict
- Egg Benedict Breakfast Sandwich
- Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites
- Fried Eggs
- Toppings Peppers onions, cheese, bacon, fresh herbs, or spinach are just a few good options.
- Salt and pepper
- Butter or cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a muffin tin or ramekins with butter or cooking spray.
- Crack each egg into a compartment in the muffin tin or into the ramekins. If your ramekins are bigger, you can add two eggs to each dish. Add seasoning and toppings if wanted into each cup.
- Add the eggs into the oven and bake until firm, about 12-15 minutes. If you are looking for firm eggs, let the eggs cook a little longer until the yolk is fully set.