This recipe is fancy enough for family brunch, and easy for kids to eat on-the-go!
Want an easy family breakfast recipe that's portable enough for kids to eat in the car, but fancy enough to serve your friends and family at brunch? Try this easy and delicious hand-held ham and egg cups recipe idea!
These baked ham and egg cups are my daughter's favorite breakfast recipe. I like to make them when we have family friends for brunch, because of their hand-held nature. The kids can walk around the house eating them with virtually no mess (try that with croissants!). Meanwhile, your grown-up friends will love their chic shape and will probably steal the idea for their own brunch parties!
This recipe makes 6 ham and egg breakfast cups. You can easily tweak the basic recipe with simple ingredient changes (such as using maple-flavored ham slices, or using bacon instead of ham, which you'll see pictured below for 2 of the cups), but here's how we usually do it at my house. Bon appetit!
- No-stick cooking spray
- 6 thin slices of cooked ham (try to choose ones with no holes)
- 6 eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pinch of dried thyme (optional)
- Muffin tray
How to Make Baked Ham and Egg Cups
- Heat your oven to 400 degrees F. Place your oven rack in the center of the oven.
- Prepare muffin tray by spraying as many tins as you'll be using (6 in our example) with no-stick cooking spray.
- Place a ham slice in each of the six prepared muffin tins, pressing the center of the slice down and arranging the top folds gently, so the ham forms a cup shape.
- Crack one egg into the center of each ham cup, being careful not to break the yolk. (If you do, don't fret too much - your ham and egg cups will still taste good. They just won't look quite as cute).
- Sprinkle the tops of the eggs with salt, pepper and a tiny bit of dried thyme (if using) to taste.
- Slide the muffin tray into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, until the eggs have set and are somewhat puffed up.
- Let cool for about a minute, then use a large spoon to loosen the edges of the baked ham and egg cups and remove them from the tray, to a serving plate. Enjoy!
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