Do I have a crowd-pleaser breakfast for you! When I make an egg in a bagel hole for breakfast, not even the crumbs are left on the plate.
There are some days where my kids just don’t want to touch breakfast, and getting them to eat something before they’re running out the door can be a struggle. But not anymore! When I make these nutritious bagels everyone is happy.
This egg is a bagel hole is more than just an egg sandwich. We top the bagels with grated mozzarella cheese, chopped green onions, and chopped parsley, sort of like what you would find in a good cheese omelet.
The main ingredients
The bagel: My family’s favorite bagels are all dressed, but you can use poppy seed, sesame seed, or even a cheese bagel for some extra flavor.
Cheese: I use Mozarella but you can choose the cheese that you like.
Spring onion: If you don't have any, use ½ tsp of onion powder instead
Start by cutting your bagels in half, and then use a cookie cutter to cut a larger hole in the center of the bagels. You can really get creative here and use a flower or star cookie cutter, which the egg will fill in and take the shape of. Even a cookie cutter with crimped edges will make this breakfast look gourmet.
Brush the bagels with a little olive oil so that they toast up nicely and don’t burn, and place them top-side-down on a baking sheet with parchment paper so that they won’t stick. Crack your eggs directly into the center of the bagels, and top with the cheese and onion.
Watch your bagels carefully as they cook to make sure you don’t overdo the egg. 15 minutes usually works out perfectly. Once your egg is set, remove it from the oven, and sprinkle it with fresh parsley for a little extra pizzazz.
Don’t worry about wasting the extra bit of bagel that you’ve cut away – these make eggcellent (haha) croutons, and you can actually bake them at the same time as breakfast so that you can enjoy them on a salad later
These little egg bites travel surprisingly well and can go into a lunch box at room temperature for a fun twist on a hardboiled egg.
Egg in a bagel hole
- Preheat the oven to 375 ˚F
- Cut the bagels in half and them with a cookie cutter (the shape you want) cut a larger hole in the center of the bagels.
- Brush the bagels with olive oil.
- Place the bagel on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and crack the eggs right in the center. Sprinkle with garlic powder
- Top with mozzarella cheese and green onion.
- Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes.
- Once cooked, remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh parsley, season with salt and pepper to taste. (Depending on the type of bagel you use, you may not need any salt and pepper.)