Maple Toast Baskets With Eggs

August 18, 2010Katie

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I recently made this treat on my Rise & Shine segment.  Please watch below for a tutorial!

 


This is the gourmet answer to the McGriddle. This egg breakfast in a maple toast muffin is so fun and yummy, I can’t wait to try them again with different ingredients.

These are really lovely to make for a lady’s brunch or for a teenage girl sleepover.  They’re also darling to make for a morning baby shower or heck, just to have with your family!

You could really make this sooooo versatile. My next experiment will be sauteed mushrooms and asparagus and maybe a little drizzle of hollandaise over top.

Here is how the recipe goes.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Chop up some bacon. I made four of these today and I used 1/2 package of bacon but still had some left over. Now they have this pre-cooked bacon at the supermarkets you could even use in a pinch.

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Throw your bacon into a frying pan and cook it until browned and crispy.

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Remove your bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Next, take your bread of choice, and cut off the crusts.

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You can cut through several at once like I did.

Now take a rolling pin and roll over the bread both ways to flatten it. You can use a glass or just the palm of your hands also.

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For 4 servings, I melted 2 T. of butter and 1/4 c. of maple syrup. syrupbottle1

Just pop it into the microwave in a small bowl for about 30 seconds or so, depending on the strength of your microwave.  I used pure maple syrup, but you could probably do okay with the regular ol stuff.  You could also do this in a small pot on your stove as well.

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Now take a pastry brush and brush over one side only of your flattened bread.

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Get your muffin tins and lightly spray the insides of them.

pamNow take your bread slices and push them down into each muffin cup, making sure to press them firmly in place. If they overlap or fold, it’s ok as long as you basically cover the sides of the tin. Remember Wonder Bread? If you tear them, just squish them back together.

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Now begin to spoon in your fillings.

Keep in mind you will be cracking one egg over top of each of these so leave room for that! I spooned in some chopped up leftover baked potatoes. Then I added some bacon crumbles.

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Then I lightly sprinkled the top with cheese and cracked an egg over each.

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You will now need to loosely “tent” tin foil over your muffin tin and pop them into a 400 degree oven. I set the timer for 15 minutes and checked them. More time was needed so another 5 minutes ended up being perfect. I like my eggs a little gooey. If you like them softer, go for 17 minutes.

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See that gooey yumminess? And the best part? You don’t have to dip your bread in the yolk, it’s already a part of every bite you take!

Good gravy these are pretty and delicious! And no one will know how easy they are to make. You will look like a gourmet rock star serving these! They were so good, I ate two!
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Do you have any ideas on how to make these wonderful? I’d love to hear your thoughts on different versions to try!

Here’s the recipe for my No Fail Hollandaise Sauce if you’d like to use that to top them!

I must leave you now to go find a treadmill. Enjoy!

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Katie’s Printable Recipe – Maple Toast Baskets with Eggs

3 Comments

  • Jean Quary

    August 18, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    It sounds like something that I will try and that is easy to fix.
  • Lacey

    August 19, 2010 at 12:37 am

    What a fun breakfast treat! These would be so easy to customize for each person and fun to do with my teen girl scouts. Thanks for the great idea. One question though, does the maple butter side of the toast face up or down in the pan?
    1. dishinanddishes

      August 19, 2010 at 6:14 pm

      Lacey - down! I'll add that in if it's not in there! Hope you enjoy!

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