Introduction: Bacon-Wrapped Eggs for Breakfast

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This sort of redefines the term ‘bacon and eggs for breakfast’. Each egg muffin is wrapped with one piece of bacon, and baked in muffin tins. This makes a perfect breakfast for any morning.

See variations on this recipe in the last step.

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Step 1: Ingredients

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Ingredients: (serves 8)

8 pieces raw bacon strips

8 eggs

Sprinkle of salt

Sprinkle of pepper

⅓ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Step 2: Cheese

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Shred the cheese and set aside.

Step 3: The Bacon

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The goal is to undercook the bacon so that it is still very flexible and not crispy. Preheat oven to 375. When heated, place bacon in for about 10 minutes. Take out of oven.

Step 4: The Muffin Tins

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When bacon is cool to touch, place them (as shown) in the muffin tins. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Step 5: The Eggs

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Crack each egg into the bacon-wrapped tins. Sprinkle over with salt and pepper and shredded cheese.

Step 6: Bake...and You're Done

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Place in preheated 400 degree oven, and bake for a little over 15 minutes, or until eggs are fully eggs are fully cooked, and bacon is crispy.

Serve warm.

...and, thanks to some of the comments and feedback I've received on this instructable, I've inserted a couple ideas/variations:

1. Make an omelette variation on this: whip the egg with shredded cheese, half and half, and vegetables, or maybe some Feta, and cook it up the same way, wrapped in bacon, for a nice twist on breakfast.

2. For a more full-on variation: Add raw hash-browns to the bottom of the muffin tins, or some...pancake batter, and do everything else the same way.

3. Or you could always do a combination of those two. There are many many ways to change around this instructable.



bridgetp21 (author)2016-11-22

thanks very much i'm gonna use it for my mums birthday breakfast on Sunday


CarlaM16 (author)2016-05-27

I can't wait to try this recipe. It looks fun and easy.

Jdogg55 (author)2016-04-25

has anyone refrigerated these and if so how did you heat them in the morning?

I think you should be able to refrigerate them after cooking them, but if wouldn't be that great for the texture of the eggs. Another fresher option would be to freeze the eggs raw, after you pour them into the bacon. But I've never tried that storage before...

Marta62 (author)2016-04-22

This is awesome! My son loves eggs and bacon! And since he is home for a visit ...

I will surely try it soon!!! Thanks for the recipe!!! :-)

Thank you!

They were absolutely great!!! Thankx again!!! :-)

isabelbradley85 (author)2016-04-26

My family will love these, thanks :)

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Alexaluvu (author)2016-04-21

This is so amazing, thank you so much for sharing! Do you think that you could substitute out the cheese and it would still taste the same?

ashery (author)Alexaluvu2016-04-23

Dried Yeast/Flaky Yeast

Alexaluvu (author)ashery2016-04-24

Ok... thank you! We like to put the dried yeast on our roasted or steamed cauliflour!

Thank you! You could certainly eliminate the cheese and it shouldn't be much of a change.

Ok, good to know!

chelle876 (author)2016-04-24

Made my breakfast to go a whole lot easier. Thank you!

mona.blake1 (author)2016-04-23

Also, you can add mushrooms, onion sharp cheddar and green peppers to the eggs as an omelette version. I make these for my grandkids, they love them. I don't precook the bacon, but I do if they want sausage instead of bacon and use the sausage grease to float them in. Sometimes wet use both sausage and bacon!

mona.blake1 (author)2016-04-23

Also, you can add mushrooms, onion sharp cheddar and green peppers to the eggs as an omelette version. I make these for my grandkids, they love them. I don't precook the bacon, but I do if they want sausage instead of bacon and use the sausage grease to float them in. Sometimes wet use both sausage and bacon!

mona.blake1 (author)2016-04-23

Pop them in the microwave to rewarn.

fwbfig (author)2016-04-21

Thanks for a great idea and the other comments ideas. You can go anywhere with this. Being single and liking to cook in batches and freeze portions, do you any idea if this combo would freeze well? That could really be convenient to set out to thaw in the morning, pop it in the toaster oven and go.

I'm not sure how well cooked eggs would do being frozen. But here's what might work: Do everything with your bacon, put it in the muffin tins, then put in the egg, raw. Then freeze it raw. I've heard a couple things on freezing eggs raw, and that might work alot better than freezing cooked eggs. Then all you have to do is take the bacon and eggs right out of the freezer, thaw it, then cook it. But I've personally never tried it...

I can't speak to non-scrambled eggs, but scrambled eggs freeze up fine. they look absolutely horrid while they are frozen, but once they thaw and reheat they are fine if a little less fluffy. however...i have actually made this instructable and the bacon is the failing point when you freeze it. any of the fatty parts just get slimy when you freeze and then thaw them. that said, if you can get past that, this is an awesome instructable. i added chopped red peppers to mine for extra flavor

Thanks for the feedback and ideas!

uni2010mark (author)2016-04-21

I have been making these for years.. Great for breakfast when you have a large number of people to get food ready for at the same time.

I find streaky bacon works better than the full normal ones (Easier to fit in the muffin tin).

Also never had to pre-cook the bacon.

Tcdevine (author)2016-04-18

Looks yummy but I like scrambled eggs. Can you scramble each egg first and then put in the muffin tin?

Good question; I've never tried it. It seems like it would be fine to do that, but my only thought would be that the scrambled eggs would expand a little bit more and be a little messier than unscrambled whole eggs. But if it works, let me know :)

I've made this sort of thing with scrambled eggs...I just mix some shredded cheese in with the egg. (Mix well and it can help to microwave to help melt the cheese but not so much as to cook the egg - both ways have worked just fine & I have even added chopped veggies and crumbled Feta for an 'Omelette' twist)

burnerjack01 (author)KKnodel2016-04-21

Veggies? Good call! Didn't even consider it! I'm thinking adding finely chopped chives might be good too! Getting hungry just reading this...

steve.crane (author)2016-04-21

I'm not sure that it's necessary to pre-cook the bacon. I make something similar but instead of just wrapping the bacon around the outside, I cover the base and sides with raw bacon. Break in the eggs, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then bake for 10 to 15 minutes. The bacon always comes out cooked fine.

burnerjack01 (author)steve.crane2016-04-21

Adding more bacon to, well, anything, makes it better! You sir, are a culinary genius!!

I've often thought that the lack of bacon in the Middle East is the cause of so much conflict. I mean 'bacon' and 'chill'. Don't those two just go together?

Thanks for the feedback. Pre-cooking just ensures that everything is fully cooked, and also removes exess grease when you remove it from the baking pan. But if you are fine with it, then yes, your method would definitely work, too, and also would be a faster way to go.

AdrianaG (author)2016-04-21

I'm thinking a layer of hash browned potatoes n the bottom would make this even more perfect!

burnerjack01 (author)AdrianaG2016-04-21

If there was a way to improve this, I think you nailed it! All good ideas. This is one 'ibble I just HAVE to try!

MarkY15 (author)2016-04-21

I've done a similar recipe with uncured ham; blending the egg with a little FF half and Half, chopped onions , and red/yellow/green peppers. I used a muffin pan for large muffins and it results in a nice serving of Paleo friendly breakfast that can me made ahead and re-warmed daily.

revkevblue (author)2016-04-21

Thanks for this idea, I am on a HFLC regime and I will be having this for breakfast, but I will just line the tins with raw bacon, the greasy the better with a runny fresh egg, Mmmm!

Martinad1 (author)revkevblue2016-04-21

I was thinking the same thing. Finally, a keto-friendly Instructable!

xanthony69 (author)2016-04-21

The wife does a similar meal using sliced ham... I think she's made them for breakfast twice as they make a great, fun evening meal for the kids. I'm passing this variation on to her...

Ericc815 (author)2016-04-21

I believe that no 2 people like their breakfast prepared identical, they always have a variation that makes a difference to them. I would bake mine about 8 - 10 min and serve on a pancake, or put a tiny bit of butter in the bottom and pour the pancake batter inside the bacon before adding the egg.

AdrianaG (author)2016-04-21

I'm thinking a layer of hash browned potatoes n the bottom would make this even more perfect!

Pothuset (author)2016-04-21

Good recipe. I'll try it next time I have someone for brunch.

thank you ;)

davejfowler (author)2016-04-21

This is absolutely amazing!!!!!!

thanks :)

KKnodel (author)2016-04-21

yummy goodness and if you make enough ahead of time, it's a good grab and go breakfast the next day

braney (author)2016-04-21

Do you have to grease the pan before bacon or before egg?

KKnodel (author)braney2016-04-21

I dab a paper towel in the bacon grease (wad it so you don't get burned or wait for it to cool a little but not too much) from the oven pan and give the bottom of the muffin tin a quick doesn't take much & is bacony-good

Good question; I didn't grease the pan at all. The bacon should have alot of grease in it, which helps grease the muffin tins, and helps the eggs to not stick. However, if you have problems wedging the eggs out with a small plastic knife, then next time just use some grease on the bottom of the tins, if you like.

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saiopy made it! (author)2016-04-16

doesn't look as pretty as a picture but it tasted pretty

Olav AlexanderM (author)saiopy2016-04-21

it's because you used flash/led flash, if you have a good camera with a proper lens you can get away without using flash/led lights even in dim conditions. it makes a lot of difference in the image quality.

Looks good! Thanks for the picture ;)

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