Breakfast Cups

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These breakfast cups are so yummy and easy to make! I love to use crust from my kids sandwiches to make these. It’s a perfect way to reduce wasting food! These freeze great, and are a perfect breakfast for your toddler. You can customize them in anyway that you want and put other toppings inside!

Why Breakfast Egg Cups?

Busy mornings call for quick and nourishing solutions, and breakfast egg cups check all the boxes. Here’s why they’ve become a beloved staple in many households:

1. Easy and Time-Saving: Mornings can be a whirlwind, especially when you’re trying to get everyone ready and out the door. Breakfast egg cups are a lifesaver as they can be prepared in advance. Simply whip up a batch during the weekend and refrigerate or freeze them. On busy weekdays, just pop them in the microwave or oven for a satisfying and effortless breakfast.

2. Customizable: One of the best things about breakfast egg cups is their versatility. You can personalize each cup to suit individual preferences and dietary needs. Whether your little ones prefer a classic ham and cheese combo, a veggie-packed delight, or a combination of different ingredients, the possibilities are endless!

3. Nutrient-Rich and Balanced: Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse, providing essential proteins, vitamins, and minerals. By adding various vegetables, lean meats, and even cheese to the mix, you can create a balanced and hearty breakfast that keeps your family energized and focused throughout the morning.

4. Portable and On-the-Go: Breakfast egg cups are an excellent grab-and-go option for those busy mornings when time is of the essence. Whether your kids are heading to school, you’re rushing to work, or you need a quick snack during errands, these cups are the perfect solution for a delicious breakfast on-the-move.

What You Will Need

  1. Bread- I prefer to use the crust that I save from my kids sandwiches, but any bread will work.
  2. Ham- sliced deli ham
  3. Cheese- shredded cheddar cheese
  4. Eggs
  5. Mustard- either normal or dijon
  6. Milk- can use any non dairy milk if needed

How To Make

Step 1: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400 F and lightly grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or butter to prevent sticking.

Step 2: Prepare the Bread: Using a rolling pin or your hands, flatten each bread slice slightly to make them more pliable. Tear each slice into small pieces. Place a few pieces into each muffin tin.

Step 3: Add the Cheese and Ham Sprinkle some cheddar cheese into each muffin tin. Next, place a slice of deli ham on top of the cheese in each cup.

Step 4: Whisk the Eggs and Milk: In a mixing bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them together with the milk and mustard until well combined. The mustard adds a delightful tang to the egg mixture.

Step 5: Pour the Egg Mixture: Carefully pour the egg mixture over the ham and cheese in each muffin cup. Fill each cup to about 3/4 full, leaving a bit of room for the egg to rise as it bakes.

Step 6: Bake to Perfection: Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 18-20 minutes or until the egg cups are set and lightly golden on top.

Step 7: Cool and Serve: Once baked, let the egg cups cool for a couple of minutes before using a spoon to gently remove them from the muffin tin. Arrange the breakfast egg cups on a serving plate, and they are now ready to be devoured!


Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days, and in the freezer for up to 3 months. After the breakfast cups cool, place each into a ziplock bag. Remove the air from the bag with a straw.

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Breakfast Cups

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes


  • 3 pieces of whole wheat bread
  • 3 slices deli ham, deli ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp mustard


  • Grease a muffin tin and set oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Tear bread into small pieces and drop a few pieces into each muffin tin.
  • Next add a few pieces of ham to each, and sprinkle cheese in each.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, and mustard. Pour into each muffin tin almost to the top.
  • Cook in the oven for 15-18 minutes. Cool and enjoy!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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As a mom to two, I know how stressful feeding little ones can be. That’s why I love helping other parents provide simple, healthy meals that your toddler and whole family will love. From quick and easy snacks, to full meals, I’ve got your mealtimes covered.

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