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Bacon & Egg Breakfast Cups


Have I ever told you how much I love breakfast?  In fact, it’s my favourite meal of the day and I look forward to it when I go to bed at night, haha!  It’s my favourite meal to eat, and my favourite meal to make.

Because I love breakfast so much, I’m always looking for new recipes!  So last week I ventured into unknown territory and got my bacon & egg on in a new way.  I made bacon in the oven for the first time ever.  This method, by the way, is SO genius…no mess.  I’m not kidding.  There was no mess.  I didn’t have to clean one drop of bacon grease!  I honestly didn’t think that was possible…usually I’m cleaning up bacon splatter for days on end.  But this method made the most perfectly cooked, flat, and delicious bacon.  I will never ever ever ever cook bacon in a pan again.  Ever.

Anyhoo, back to breakfast…you need to try these.  No, you really do.


Bacon & Egg Breakfast Bites {A Pretty Life}

These.  Oh my.  These Bacon & Egg Breakfast Cups.  Let me tell you.  They are the bomb-diggity.  All the best things tucked into one cute little cup.  Major major deliciousness going on here.


As well as being simple and quick to make, these cups are so versatile!  Because they’re made in a muffin tin, each cup can be tailored to what each person likes to eat.  This is especially great if you have kids who only want eggs & cheese, or one who hates tomatoes…or if you’re like me you can load yours up with goodies like swiss chard and mushrooms.  My word.  Perfect.


 Then pop them in the oven and 30 minutes later breakfast is served!



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Bacon & Egg Breakfast Cups

  • Yield: 6 - 8 servings 1x


This recipe makes approximately 6-8 cups. Basically, it’s one egg per person. Although, I will say, you are going to want 2 cups per adult, at least. They’re that good.



  • 1 in package of bacon (cooked, then cut half)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 green onions

Optional Ingredients:

  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped mushrooms
  • chopped swiss chard or spinach
  • chopped bell pepper
  • chopped cooked ham


  1. First cook your bacon. As I mentioned I baked mine. Martha Stewart has a great tutorial.
  2. Then cut your bacon in half, and line a muffin cup with 3-4 half pieces. The more bacon you use, the easier the egg cup will slip out of the muffin tin.
  3. Set your oven to 350 degrees.
  4. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, and cheese.
  5. Then add and stir in the onions and what ever other additions you would like in your cups, to the egg mixture. Have fun with this part and make different ones for everyone!
  6. Pour the egg mixture evenly between the 6-8 cups you are making. The egg mixture should be just below the top of the muffin tin.
  7. Bake for 25-35 minutes. It may take longer depending on how many optional ingredients you have added.
  8. Enjoy!


Serve with fresh fruit, banana bread or toast.
Let’s just have another look shall we….



Egg Breakfast Muffins

Have a delicious day!



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  • Reply
    August 13, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Yummy!! I am the picky one who only wants bacon, eggs, & cheese. Yum!

  • Reply
    Kara K
    August 13, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    This is automatically going in my “save” file!

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    Sandra J.
    August 13, 2013 at 3:41 PM


    This looks fabulous. Just wondering, my little brother is under going chemotherapy so I’ve been searching for “meals” that can be made in batches and those that can be frozen for quick grab and go for him (breakfast as we know is a must for everyone, anyway). Thanks so much!

  • Reply
    August 13, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Oh man that looks delicious!!! I’ve been making every dinner in a muffin pan recipe I come across and I cannot wait to do the same for breakfast too! 🙂 I’ll be pinning this now…

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    Melanie {Reasons To Skip The Housework}
    August 22, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    Love the idea of making each one different! Smart! If you have any desserts you love, we’d love for you to come over to our newest link party over at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let’s party!!

    Melanie and Diana
    The Inspiration Network

  • Reply
    January 10, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Looks very delicious . Love it

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    Kathryn .
    June 8, 2019 at 7:47 PM

    Can I line the muffin pan with Phyllo cups? If so, should I pre-bake the phyllo?

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna Rooney
      June 10, 2019 at 11:10 AM

      Hi Kathryn! I’m sure you can, I’ve just never tried. I think your best bet for success would be to search for a recipe that includes the phyllo as an ingredient.

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