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Healthy Egg in a Hole Recipe for Kids

This Egg in a Hole recipe is a quick, easy and healthy egg-based breakfast, sure to please your little (and big) students, as they scurry off to school.

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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:

egg in a hole recipe ingredients

Toad in a Hole vs. Egg in a Basket?

There are many names this delicious egg breakfast can go by: Toad in a Hole, Egg in a Basket, Egg in a Frame, and so on. We’ve always called it Egg-in-a-Hole!

I’m pretty sure no matter what you call it, the ingredients and apprach to making it are similar if not the same.

This protein-packed, fiber-filled breakfast is something Is love and make regularly. Why? It’s fast and easy.

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.

Need More Healthy Breakfast Ideas?

I’ve got them for you!

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

I’ve also got 8 High Protein Breakfast Ideas for Teenagers and I’ve put together a list of Healthy Cereal for Kids (27 of them with a printable list!)

Meanwhile, here’s the Egg in a Hole Recipe:

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 recipe 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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This post was updated from its original in November 2019.

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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!