Breakfast Toast Cups

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Breakfast Toast Cups

Breakfast time can be one of the most hectic times of the day with kids. Everyone is just waking up, a little cranky and very hungry. As a parent, you need to usher them along while making sure everyone is fed something that is semi-nutritious. So much to handle when you first wake up!

With multiple children running around on a weekend morning, it can help to involve kids in the task of making breakfast. This way, they are all in the kitchen, staying busy and breakfast is also being made. So try lining the kids up at the kitchen counter and put them to work making breakfast for the family. Even the youngest can help!

Before getting into details about this wonderful breakfast recipe, it is worth noting that many kids absolutely love cooking. They get to learn new things like how to use a peeler or what a chive is and being responsible for cooking shows them that they are needed.  After cooking only a few times, children will likely ask to help and love when they are given jobs in the kitchen. A learning experience, a perfect distraction and a meal—involving the kids is a win all around!

Certain recipes are more kid friendly than others and one of them is breakfast toast cups. These toast cups are easy enough for even young kids to make and, with multiple steps, they are great for cooking with several kids (even with seven kids, everyone has something to do!). This recipe is also pretty healthy and can be easily adjusted to make more or less depending on how many you’d like.

It all starts with a simple muffin tin. One is in charge of greasing the muffin tin with butter. Pieces of wheat bread are then rolled flat and circles are cut out of the bread using a cookie cutter—enlist one child to roll and another to cut the circles. The bread cutouts are pressed into the muffin tin to make a nice little basket for your fillings.

The fillings for the toast cups are also something that you can easily customize; you can even let each child choose what fillings go in his or her cup. For instance, a few pieces of baby spinach in the bottom followed by some diced tomato taste delicious. Some things that also work great are diced bell peppers, cooked sausage, crispy pieces of bacon, diced mushrooms or you can even skip lining the bottom of the cups with ingredients completely!

Whatever extras you decide to put into your toast cups, kids are great at this step as well. Have them place three pieces of spinach in each cup (teaching counting!) or have one kid write a list of what each family member wants in their toast cup (practicing writing and reading) and then ensure that each order is made correctly.

Not what actually happens in our house.

Next, one egg is cracked into each toast cup and topped with some grated cheese, salt and pepper. While older kids will be able to crack the eggs into the cups, this might not be the best job for little ones (raw eggs and kids don’t always mix) but a helpful adult can easily handle this step! The breakfast toast cups are then baked and after about 15 minutes, the meal is ready! The toast cups pop out of the muffin tin and everyone will have their own individual portion (and we all know how proud children are when they have made something).

If you have never cooked with your kids, give it a try—there are just so many benefits! This is a great recipe to start with since it is easy, has many possibilities for kids to help, and is delicious while also being healthy! So gather the family and give these toast cups a try.

Recipe

Yields12 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

Ingredients

 12 eggs
 12 pieces wheat bread
 2 tomatoes, diced
 1 cup baby spinach
 6 pieces bacon, cooked, crumbled
 ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
 salt
 pepper

Directions

1

Roll each piece of bread flat with a rolling pin. Use a 4-inch round cookie cutter to cut out circles from the bread.

2

Press each bread circle into the cavity of a greased muffin tin.

3

Divide the diced tomato, baby spinach and crumbled bacon between each bread cup.

4

Crack one egg into each bread cup and sprinkle with the grated cheese, salt and pepper.

5

Bake in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15-20 minutes (15 minutes will give you eggs with slightly runny yolks while closer to 20 minutes will give you a more firm egg).

6

Allow to cool slightly so that the toast cups are easy to handle. Use a knife to pop out each toast cup and serve while hot!

Ingredients

 12 eggs
 12 pieces wheat bread
 2 tomatoes, diced
 1 cup baby spinach
 6 pieces bacon, cooked, crumbled
 ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
 salt
 pepper

Directions

1

Roll each piece of bread flat with a rolling pin. Use a 4-inch round cookie cutter to cut out circles from the bread.

2

Press each bread circle into the cavity of a greased muffin tin.

3

Divide the diced tomato, baby spinach and crumbled bacon between each bread cup.

4

Crack one egg into each bread cup and sprinkle with the grated cheese, salt and pepper.

5

Bake in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15-20 minutes (15 minutes will give you eggs with slightly runny yolks while closer to 20 minutes will give you a more firm egg).

6

Allow to cool slightly so that the toast cups are easy to handle. Use a knife to pop out each toast cup and serve while hot!

Breakfast Toast Cups

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