What To Cook For Breakfast

Need something quick, easy, AND kid-friendly for breakfast? Then check out the Sunrise Breakfast Bowl from Tony Spilsbury below. It’s certified family fun!

Did someone say the words, easy and breakfast?

It’s true.  My Sunrise Breakfast Bowl recipe requires only one muffin pan. There are no spoons, bowls, spatulas or skillets to clean, which makes this the perfect breakfast recipe for kids to make.

My girls love to cook and could crack an egg before they were out of diapers, so they’re able to make this easy recipe almost completely on their own with just a little help getting the muffin tin in and out of the oven.

what to cook for breakfast

Sunrise Breakfast Bowls


  1. Whole grain bread: 12 slices with crust taken off
  2. Eggs: 1 dozen
  3. Bacon: 1 package precooked bacon
  4. Butter

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2.  Grease a muffin tin with butter and place one slice of bread into each hole, pressing down in the middle.

what to cook for breakfast

3.  Crack one egg directly onto each slice of bread.

what to cook for breakfast

4.  Heat bacon in the microwave according to directions (about 1 minute) and place one cooked slice into each egg.

Yes, I use the precooked bacon and am proud of it.  I love cooking with- and eating- bacon but hate bacon grease… what a lovely invention, this precooked stuff.  Let someone else clean the grease!

what to cook for breakfast

5.  Bake until egg is just cooked, or until desired consistency- yolk runny, about 10 minutes; slightly runny, about 13 minutes and cooked thoroughly, about 17 minutes.

Serve with fresh fruit.

what to cook for breakfast

About the Author

the organized cook Family meals are important. Toni shows you easy ways to spend less time and money at the grocery store, less time in the kitchen and more time with your family on her site, Toni Spilsbury.com. She’s even compiled 12 of her most popular Weekly Meal Plans with menus, grocery shopping lists, and easy to follow instructions all into her latest book, The Organized Cook Cookbook.

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  1. I think my girls would appreciate the eggs fully cooked. I know I would appreciate breakfast every morning before work.

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  2. Chelsea says:

    These look really good!

  3. Vinniemama says:

    This took a little longer then the recipe says to get the egg cooked… But I’m sure it’ll be worth it. I’m probably just being paranoid because I’m pregnant… But still, is the whites supposed to be a little runny?

  4. sounds yummy!
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  5. Great idea! My family would love these.

  6. Oh yuuum!!! This looks so good! I’ve never thought to put all of those things together like that..creative!
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  7. Oh my gosh, this was so quick and easy. It’s so nice to be able to throw breakfast together, go off and do something while it cooks and then come back and eat. My boys are loving it! (they’re eating it right now.)
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  8. Cute idea! I love food in cupcake form. Just made lasagna cups like that tonight.
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  9. They’re like egg & bacon cupcakes. Love anything in miniature form!

    Maria xx
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  10. THIS IS AWESOME! (I didn’t mean to leave the caps lock key on, but why the heck not? It was awesome). ;-)
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  11. Love this idea! Just made one similar last week with spinach and ham and they are terrific for breakfast or “breakfast for dinner”, which is a favorite in our house. Not as good the next day, the egg is not good and reheating bread in the microwave makes it chewy and hard. I agree that the best thing to do is make what you will eat that meal.
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  12. Will MOST DEFINITELY try this! In fact, thinking about picking up some multi-grain bread this afternoon. BTW – some of my family prefers scrambled eggs. Would this work the same (or do you think I need to adjust cooking times??)

    Thanks again!
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  13. I just made something similar the other day that took so much more work…thanks for the shortcut!
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  14. Wish I liked eggs & bacon…looks like a neat idea!
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  15. OMG, those look so easy to make and good to eat. I am going to make them this weekend!
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  16. Pre-cooked bacon does not exist in New Zealand. But this looks yummy!! I can probably change it slightly and have it still be yummy! :) Thanks!
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  17. Thanks for giving me permission to use the pre-cooked bacon! Hate cleaning the grease. My boys will love this!
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  18. I love this…how easy (though I have to admit I would probably cook the bacon myself. I just have a problem spending that much for someone else to do what I can so easily do myself (and what’s worse is paying them…eeks). Great idea and I plan on doing it next time we go somewhere early…could be a finger food with two baggies (fruit in one, Sunrise Breakfast bowl in the other).
    I like the idea of adding cheese, too or even instead of the bacon (but I sure do love bacon).
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  19. Love this! I am always at a loss for what to make for breakfast. This is perfect.
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  20. You hate bacon grease?? But there’s so much you can do with it! You really should learn to love (and save) bacon grease.
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  21. OMG!!! Love this yummy breakfast idea! Can’t wait to have my mini me help me make them!!
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  22. Now thats a recipe that’s made for a cool fall day~ Can’t wait to try it!!
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  23. Oh, this is lovely! I’m all about healthy – and easy when it comes to cooking. This is a great healthy breakfast with carbs, protein and a little healthy fat from the egg. (Bacon is always healthier when the grease has been partially removed – and pre-cooked surely can help with that!).

    Love your book! I don’t have it, but checked it out on line.
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  24. Will this taste good without the bacon? Can’t do bacon but love this idea!
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    • Francesca says:


      I say go ahead and substitute cheese for bacon. You could do a straight cheddar or get fancy with a feta, mozzarella, or goat cheese.

      And how about a few chives?


  25. I’ve seen this recipe all over and my question is, how long do you have to cook for the WHITE to not be runny? I can’t stand a runny white. Just blech. AND, can you save these and reheat them? I mean 12 is a lot.
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    • Francesca says:

      Hey girl!

      You’re looking at 17 minutes to make sure that egg of yours is not runny.

      And I’m not sure about reheating them. I can’t imagine they would be quite as tasty the second time around. I vote for just making less. Try using only half of that muffin tin. :)


  26. Yummmm… love this idea!
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  27. that looks awesome! happy SITS day to you!
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  28. Sounds yummy. Do you know if these freeze well? And, if so, how would you reheat them?

    • Francesca says:

      I just tried this recipe this morning. Not sure that they would freeze well because of the egg. My suggestion? Don’t make all 12. The kids and I just made six and it was the perfect size for everyone.

  29. Egg hater here, but cute idea. ;)
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  30. What a quick and easy way to make a great breakfast! I bet you could even put in the fridge for the next day, IF any happened to be leftover!
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  31. Yum – this looks so yummy and easy, I may need to try this or a variation of it very soon.
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  32. I love this idea! Trying this tomorrow :)
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  33. Those are adorable. But I’m a sucker for bacon.

    Though I just met a couple of adorable piglets, and now it also gives me nightmares.

    Bacon and me, we have a complex relationship.
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  34. this looks delicious!! I can’t wait to try!
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  35. Oh that is a cute idea for breakfast!
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  36. I make these all the time (with some shredded cheese added in under the egg) and I LOVE them. If I’m not careful, I’ll eat and entire tray of them myself!
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  37. Breakfast wrapped in bacon is a wonderful thing.
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  38. Very cute idea! I am always looking for something that will encourage my 4 year old to eat more breakfast, maybe this will help.
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