Egg Cups: An Easy Make Ahead Breakfast Idea

by Chrystal Johnson on March 12, 2014

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egg-cupsDo you often forget to eat breakfast? Do you tend to run late and grab a not-so-healthy choice in the morning, just to get something in your system?

I used to have a very bad habit of not eating breakfast, but skipping your morning meal can wreak havoc with your metabolism. It’s important to start the day off right, and that includes eating a healthy meal. I try to eat something every morning. Something with protein is a good choice because it helps you to feel full longer.

Healthy meals can be fast, as long as you plan ahead. I came up with the idea of making these egg cups one day when Kaylee was putting eggs away. She dropped them on the floor and 5 of them cracked. Rather than throwing them away, I put one egg in each slot in a muffin pan and baked them.

It is so incredibly easy! They taste just like a hardboiled egg, but there is no hassle of peeling the egg. You can bake up a batch at the beginning of each week. Then just grab an egg or two and a piece of fruit and you have a healthy breakfast to start your day off.

You can also vary this recipe by scrambling the eggs and adding some of your favorite veggies to the mixture.

Easy Egg Cups Recipe


    • Eggs
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Coconut oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  2. Lightly grease a muffin tin with coconut oil.
  3. Crack one egg into each muffin slot, then sprinkle salt and pepper to taste on top of the eggs.
  4. Bake the eggs for 20-25 minutes, or until they are firm to the touch.
  5. Store the eggs in a reusable glass container in the fridge.

Have you ever made egg cups? What is your favorite make ahead breakfast?

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About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Cupcakes & Crossbones March 12, 2014 at 8:29 am

Looks great! What a fantastic idea!
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2 Jessica N March 13, 2014 at 6:21 am

I made something very similar, except I add peppers and cheese to mine to make mini omelets.


3 heather March 13, 2014 at 7:55 am

now, that is the perfect simple breakfast! I am going to be making some of these today!
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4 Blair @ The Seasoned Mom March 31, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Hi, Chrystal! I’m all about the make-ahead breakfasts, and these look easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing a new idea. Pinned!


5 Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? March 31, 2014 at 5:35 pm

This would be a great way to cook eggs for a crowd. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday
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6 Kirsten April 1, 2014 at 6:02 pm

This caught my eye at Tasty Tuesdays–what a terrific idea!
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7 Cheryl April 2, 2014 at 3:17 pm

I love the way these look and what a great idea to get a healthier breakfast into yourself and your family!
I stopped over from Share Your Stuff Tuesdays to check out your yummy recipe and invite you to share your talents with my new link party The Yuck Stops Here. It will be open until this Friday evening, April, 4th and will open again next Monday evening at 8pm EST. Stop by to link up! HUGS


8 Erin {Delightful E Made} April 5, 2014 at 6:24 am

Hi Chrystal! I love this idea as a make-ahead breakfast! Stopping by from Show Stopper Saturday. Have pinned! ~Erin
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9 Becca April 5, 2014 at 8:36 am

Loved this! I’ve been meaning to make some egg mcmuffin type freezer breakfast sandwiches because I’m always in a hurry and the ones from the store are SO expensive. Thanks for sharing!
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10 Barbara @ April 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Oh my, what a simple nutritious snack or meal. I like the idea of adding veggies to the eggs. I will definitely be using this idea.
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11 April 5, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Thank you for stopping by an linking up at The Weekend Social Link Party Friday on Hope to see you again next week.


12 Joanne T Ferguson April 5, 2014 at 9:08 pm

G’day! Love simple, easy brekkie recipes!
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Cheers! Joanne
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13 Susie (The Esthetic Goddess) April 6, 2014 at 11:53 am

Very inventive idea! I can not function without starting my day of with breakfast!
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14 The Better Baker April 6, 2014 at 8:29 pm

I love the look of your simple recipe. I have mixed veggies with the scrambled eggs and baked them to make mini omelets. Any way you cook ‘em…it’s all good. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. We’d love it if you’d link back to the party within the post. Please do come back soon.
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15 Natasha In Oz April 11, 2014 at 3:20 am

Thank you so much for joining in with the Say G’Day Saturday linky party! I’ve just shared this on Google+ and Pinterest.

Hope to see you again this Saturday!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz
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