In less than 30 minutes you’ll have these high-protein bacon egg cups prepped for the entire week.
These bacon-wrapped egg cups are made with just 2 ingredients and are gluten-free and paleo-friendly. In one single egg cup, you get 9g protein, 0g carb, and 0g sugar!
Egg cups are one of the easiest and most delicious healthy breakfast options or snack recipes around. If you are looking for veggie-filled egg cups, check out these turkey fajita egg cups or these spinach and sun dried tomato egg cups.
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Good morning bacon egg cups!
I’ve been making these bacon baked egg cups for as long as I can remember because bacon and eggs are 2 of my favorite things! Did I mention that’s all this recipe calls for literally only calls for bacon and eggs! You’ll have this recipe ready in under 30 and breakfast or snacks for the whole week.
Everyone loves this recipe because it is a great meal prep recipe for the week. If you are on a meal-prepping kick now or getting ready to meal prep for back to school, these egg cups are the recipe for you.
All you have to do is make a batch of egg cups, let them cool, and place them in the refrigerator for a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack for the week!
How to Make Bacon Egg Cups
Now that you know you only need 2 ingredients for this bacon and egg cups recipe, it’s time to get cooking! Set your oven to 400ºF and spray a nonstick muffin pan with cooking spray and let’s get rockin’.
- Create a bacon basket: this is probably the most difficult step of the whole process and it’s not even hard! Create a little basket of sorts in each egg cup. Make sure you place a little piece of bacon on the bottom so that it can catch the egg once you crack it in. You’ll likely need to use a pair of scissors to cut your bacon so that it fits perfectly.
- Bake: Depending on how crispy you like your bacon, you’re going to want to give them a little zap before cracking the eggs in!
- Crack egg: Once your bacon has firmed up a bit, it’s time to crack in your eggs! You’ll need 12 total large eggs . PS: if you’re not into yolks, you can totally skip them and just use egg whites!
- Bake again: Time to bake the eggs! Watch your eggs closely. The longer you bake your eggs, the firmer the yolk will be! Bake time really depends on how runny you like your egg yolks.
Bingo, bango, bongo…bacon wrapped baked eggs!
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We clearly LOVE egg cups here at Fit Foodie Finds. They’re such an amazing grab-and-go snack and our favorite high protein breakfast that we make them almost weekly. Check out some of our favorite egg muffins below!
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Bacon Wrapped Egg Cups
- 12 strips of bacon
- 12 large eggs
- ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400ºF and spray a nonstick muffin tin with coconut oil cooking spray. Set aside.
- Next, use one piece of bacon per muffin to create a basket of sorts for the egg. Place the bacon on the inside of each muffin so that it covers the sides completely. Then, use a pair scissors to cut the remaining bacon. Use this excess piece of bacon for the bottom of your basket. Repeat with all pieces of bacon.
- Place bacon in the oven at 400ºF for around 7 minutes. Remove before they start to get crispy.
- Crack 1 egg inside of each bacon basket. Make sure that you use large eggs as anything bigger will be too much egg to hold in the muffins.
- Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes depending on how runny you like your eggs.
- Finally, season with pepper and enjoy!
This looks incredible!! Can all your egg bites and egg cups be cooked in An Instant Pot?
Yummy!! Thank you
You don’t need to grease a muffin pan you’re cooking bacon in. 🙂
Love the recipe but would actually like to see the video without a McDonalds ad over the top of the video.
Amazing recipe! It seems to be delicious!
In the process of making them now…I’m excited. But my only question is, what about the bacon grease build up when you first cook the bacon? No draining required or…
What is the storing method????
Bacon was still so raw @the bottom so i baked it for another 10mins and ended up having to pan fry them anyways.
Will definetely cook the bacon for longer than 7m initially but great recipe nonetheless
Side note – put them back in the muffin tin upside down and broiled for 10m. Kinda upset i made so many without testing one firs
Hi! Thanks for sharing your experience. There are lots of factors with why this didn’t work for you. 1 main one could be the thickness of your bacon. Another one is that all ovens are different!
Hi! What is the best way to reheat these later in the week or are they good cool? Sometimes I find eggs in the microwave get that lovely rubber texture…
You can reheat in the oven, but we suggest the microwave!
I like it but i cook my eggs longer
I am going to have to try baking eggs with bacon and follow your recipe. I sometimes boil eggs, than wrap them in bacon and pan fry for a few minutes. Result is pretty good!
How does promoting the consumption of a catagory 1 carcinogen in any way meet the agenda of ‘fit’.
Unless cigarettes and exposure to asbestos are also aids to being fit and I’ve got it all wrong?
Everybody eats a little dirt before they die, Jay. A steady diet of processed meats is surely not a good idea, but some tasty bacon now and then ain’t gonna put you on the fast track to colorectal cancer. Just for giggles, let’s check in with the World Health Organization to see if you’ve got it all wrong:
8. Processed meat was classified as Group 1, carcinogenic to humans. What does this mean?
This category is used when there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in humans. In other words, there is convincing evidence that the agent causes cancer. The evaluation is usually based on epidemiological studies showing the development of cancer in exposed humans.
In the case of processed meat, this classification is based on sufficient evidence from epidemiological studies that eating processed meat causes colorectal cancer.
9. Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). Tobacco smoking and asbestos are also both classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). Does it mean that consumption of processed meat is as carcinogenic as tobacco smoking and asbestos?
No, processed meat has been classified in the same category as causes of cancer such as tobacco smoking and asbestos (IARC Group 1, carcinogenic to humans), but this does NOT mean that they are all equally dangerous. The IARC classifications describe the strength of the scientific evidence about an agent being a cause of cancer, rather than assessing the level of risk.
Great Reply! I know i’m 4 years late, but you hit the nail on the head! I feel like it’s also important to ntoe that it was an epidemioligical study, which is flawed in nature, and when correcting for unhealthy bias factors, many professors and researchers have proven that meat does NOT correlate with a rise in cancer. Most importantly, bacon isn’t a true “processed meat”, it’s clear where it comes from naturally in the animal, and if there’s any issues with it’s status as a healthy or unhealthy food, it’s simply due to the animal’s health. A healthy animal will produce healthy bacon, and vis versa. A friendly reminder to focus on getting natural and locally raised meat from regenerative farming and healthy animals.
I have eaten meat all my life and there’s nothing wrong with moo sorry I mean me.
Good article. I will be experiencing a few of these issues
These are great! My bacon became less cup-like and “floppy” after baking them, before adding the eggs, also. But, it didn’t matter. The eggs cooked firm enough (for a full 15 min) to retain the cupcake shape anyways. I also added shredded cheddar cheese, used thick bacon, and the whole egg fit just fine into the cup. I removed them from the baking cups using a silicone spatula. Thank you, so much, for creating and sharing this recipe! 🙂
WOOO! Glad everything turned out for you. Cheese is a great idea. Everything is better with some cheese 🙂
🙂 Small typo… I’m not sure I want to eat bacon in the style of ticks lol 😛
😀 Thanks for catching that!
Just made this, and holy crap it’s good! I added cheese and other seasons, too. Thank you for the recipe! And the egg white advice was spot on!
Adding cheese—-amazing addition! Ahh yes, those egg whites. You never know much much egg white is going to come in each egg 😀
They look wonderful. Thank you so much for the link back.
I just made these after seeing them on Buzzfeed yesterday. Our bacon ended up floppy too but I just poured the entire egg in the cup and the bacon ended up in the middle. Still really amazing! Next time I will use thicker bacon.
Thanks for the recipe 🙂 Pinning for all my friends to try.
How do you get the bacon to not flop over? I tried these and the bacon caved in on itself before I could even get the egg in them. And the bacon shrank so much that I had to abandon ship.
I used a thicker bacon that held itself up pretty nicely. Maybe try that!
This looks great, do you think you could add small tomatoes in those as well?