Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bird-in-a-Nest Breakfast Recipe

Easy breakfast? I'm all for it! Especially when my toddler chomps it down. This is also known as Peek-a-boo Eggs or Egg-in-a-Hole. First time I tried them was in summer camp, but I don't remember if I was still a camper or a counselor. Hm?

All you need is bread, butter, and eggs. There isn't much to it, so the pictures will do most of the talking.


bread slices (we use our homemade bread)
eggs (equal to number of bread slices
butter (I use coconut oil)
salt/pepper to taste (I usually skip it altogether)

cookie cutter


1. Cut out a hole in the middle of each slice of bread with the cookie cutter. I like using flowers and hearts, puts a smile on everyone's face!
2. Heat a skillet on medium (I can't do this without my trusty GreenPan). Drop in a dollop of butter or coconut oil.
3. Place bread slice on skillet. Crack the egg into a dish. Turn the bread slice over to make sure it is golden brown. Drop egg into hole. At this point I cover the skillet for about 2 minutes.
4. Turn over. You have the option of turning it over right onto the plate, or letting it sit a little longer on the other side if you like the eggs more firm. Place on plate, place round piece on top. Optionally sprinkle with some chopped green onions. 

My three year old loves it! I have been making just one slice per person, but clearly it isn't enough!



  1. This is so cute and so easy! My son would love this, really cute for spring.

  2. I've never heard of this! Looks super easy and healthy!

  3. I had these as a little girl and now my family loves them. One of my husbands favorite breakfast meals!

  4. i make this for my boyfriend.. i never thought to use a cookie cutter-- good idea.. i can make cute little shapes in it now =]

  5. This is my husbands favorite thing to make me on a Sunday morning. I like my eggs a little runny and dipping the removed bread in the "juice" :)

  6. so cute I will be making this for my nephew

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  7. OMGosh - this takes me back down memory lane. I made these for my kids all the time!

  8. Great way to get the kids to eat their breakfast. will have to try this

  9. My husband would like this for breakfast.

  10. this is so cute! I have never tried it. I usually do this same recipe, but instead of using bread I use round cuts of bell peppers, since my daughter loves peppers!

  11. great breakfast idea... I forgot about this one, haven't made it in years

  12. My parents always called them poke a hole eggs lol. I know when I make them, I always try to make the piece that I cut out as big as possible because that fried bread is so yummy :)

  13. I do like this idea and I think it would make it more fun to eat for the kids.


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