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A Healthy Egg in a Hole for Kids

This post was updated in November 2019.

For a quick, easy and healthy egg-based breakfast, try this Egg in a Hole recipe.

egg in a hole ingredients

I don’t know about you, but morning time can be hectic. From cooking breakfast to making lunches, I am always looking for a simple, quick breakfast.


A good breakfast will wake the body, stimulate the brain, and satisfy your little one until lunchtime.  

Ideas for Kids’ Breakfast

One of the things I hear from parents is the request for breakfast ideas. They run out of ideas. Or, their kids get bored. Or, they’re concerned there isn’t enough variety in the day, beginning with breakfast.

I’ve created several recipes and ideas to help you tackle the breakfast rut. Here are a few of my favorites:

This protein-packed, fiber-filled Egg in a Hole breakfast is something my kids love and I make regularly. Why? It’s fast and easy.

egg in a hole

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The fiber comes from whole wheat bread. As you probably know, I make my own whole wheat bread in my favorite Zojirushi bread maker.

The majority of the protein comes from the egg (there’s a little bit in the bread, too.)

Once cooked, this egg in a hole recipe offers a little round, crispy circle that my kids use to dip into the egg yolk. It’s delicious all by itself, too.

Egg in a Hole is a quick and yummy breakfast and is sure to please your little (and big) students, as they scurry off to school.

Want even more creative, nutritious ideas for breakfast?

Check out 32 Breakfast Ideas for Kids! (And don’t forget to download the free printable.)

egg in a hole

Egg in a Hole

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

An easy, healthy egg in a hole using whole wheat bread.


  • 1 slice of whole wheat bread (I use my own homemade whole wheat bread)
  • 1 egg
  • cooking spray
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • a glass


  1. Take the glass and press a circle into the bread;  remove the circle and reserve.
  2. Spray a griddle or pan with cooking spray and place the bread on the hot griddle (in lieu of cooking spray, you may use olive oil or butter).  
  3. Crack an egg into the "hole" and cook on medium heat, flipping mid-way to assure cooking on both sides.  
  4. Simultaneously, place the circle on the hot griddle, and cook until browned on both sides.


We like our egg yolk runny, but if you like yours solid, just cook it a bit longer.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 512mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g

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  1. My sister used to make this all the time when we were little. We found it in a kids cookbook and called it “Egg in a frame”. So good! I had forgotten about it though. I will have to make it with my kids. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Oh how I love it! I’ve made these for the boys and then asked my friends what they called it (seems we all have smart mom’s who served us this as kids) I heard names such as, Birdie in the birdhouse, Pirate eye, egg in a basket and a couple of others that are escaping me now. Cute post, feel free to check out my recipes/ kid friendly too…Happy Cookin!