Oven baked eggs in individual ramekins is a fun and easy breakfast idea. This baked eggs recipe is a cross between an omelet and baked eggs in oven.
In this case, I’ve used the Indian Masala omelet combination of onion, green chilies, salt, and cumin seeds. In traditional baked eggs in oven recipe, we break the eggs directly into the dish like in this egg casserole recipe and then bake till they are done.
But in this recipe, instead of breaking the eggs in the ramekin directly; I whisk the eggs with onion, chili, salt, and cumin; pour it over lightly toasted bread and then bake in the oven. The result is a soft “eggy” bread center and crispy sides. Almost like eggs in a basket of bread :-).
My take on eggs and toast, baked together in individual ramekins. It is delicious and making individual baked egg ramekins allows the flexibility of doing something like eggs on demand and yet have everyone’s eggs ready at the same time! Perfect for the days when you have lots of people over on breakfast or brunch. Serve it crispy rosemary roasted potatoes and a big jar of delicious blueberry smoothie for a nourishing and delicious breakfast spread.
How to bake eggs in oven?
Ingredients for oven baked eggs
- Eggs: I would suggest one medium egg (~45g) per ramekin.
- Vegetables: In this recipe, I’ve only added onions but baked eggs is a simple recipe that can easily be varied with different flavors. How about trying a tomato-basil omelet as baked eggs, or basic cheese, or maybe spinach and mushroom with some fresh thyme!
- Seasoning: Indian masala omelet seasoning of green chilies, salt, and cumin is used in this recipe. Just like vegetables, choose your own favorite seasoning mix.
- Butter or Olive oil to cook.
- Milk: Just a little bit of milk in the egg mixtures makes for much softer eggs and also takes away the smell of eggs.
What temperature should eggs be baked at in oven?
Baked eggs cook best in a moderate hot oven at 180ºC (350ºF/ gas mark 4).
How long does it take to bake an egg in the oven?
It takes about 10-12 mins for eggs to bake in an oven preheated to 180ºC (350ºF/ gas mark 4)
When you break an egg into the ramekin, it is easy to tell when the eggs are done as the white will set and the yolk will begin to harden. When eggs are whisked before putting in the ramekin, there is no visual test per se but 10-12 mins are enough otherwise they will become very dry.
Tools that you would need for Individual baked eggs
- Mixing jar or bowl
- Egg whisk
- Measuring spoon
- Individual Ramekin dishes
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Oven Baked Eggs with Bread
Ingredients (1cup = 240ml; 1tbsp = 15ml; 1tsp = 5ml)
- 4 bread slices (~140g)
- 4 medium eggs
- 2 tbsps milk
- 1 small onions (~50g) finely chopped
- 1 green chili finely chopped
- ½ tsp cumin seeds
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp Olive oil preferably cooking spray
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF/ gas mark 4).
- Lightly grease individual ramekins, cups, muffin tray with olive oil cooking spray.
- Break bread slices and line inside the ramekin.
- Toast the bread slices (in the ramekins) for 5 mins in the oven.*
- In a mixing jar or bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, onion, chili, salt, and cumin. Use one egg per ramekin.
- Divide and pour the egg mixture in the center of the lightly toasted bread in all the ramekins.
- Bake in oven for 10 minutes.
- Optional: Sprinkle cheese on top of the ramekins and bake again for 2-3 minutes till the cheese just begins to melt.
- Sprinkle some fresh parsley and serve immediately.
- *It is easier to place all the ramekins on a baking tray and then put in the oven. Makes it easy to remove the ramekins from the oven when they are hot.
- Instead of the Indian masala omelet combination of onion, chili, salt, and cumin here are some more popular flavor combinations for Oven baked eggs:
- Tomato, basil, salt, and freshly ground pepper.
- Mushroom, spinach, salt, and thyme.
- Spring onion, grated cheddar, and oregano
- Bell peppers, onion, salt, and pepper.
- Nutritional Information is approximate value for one serving without the optional cheese topping.
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Oh, the little ramekins look so cute! This is such a lovely way to serve eggs. I’m sure it would delight everyone! 🙂
Thanks so much! I know, the ramekins are cute and also very convenient to do individual portion cooking!
What a new and creative breakfast idea! It looks and sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing, Ashima! 🙂
I was so happy the way it turned out and while eggs and toast are easy enough, this was even easier! 🙂
Looks so good. Perfect and complete breakfast for special days.
It really is a complete breakfast 🙂
Loved this, a very good Breakfast recipe and so easy and filling too.
Thanks, Renu. Rightly said, it is super easy, and great for a weekend brunch!
Oh my Ashima, how many of your recipes am I going to try out? Love this cute style of serving egg and toast. Making it into an onion and chili omelet like with toast too sounds so good. Bookmarked.
I am super happy that you like many recipes here 🙂 and might I say it is likewise! I love so many of your recipes! I find this a very cute way of doing omelet and toast together and the best part is everyone’s egg is ready at the same time! so no waiting 🙂
Fabulous and this is just prefect to finish a breakfast or dinner with this ultimate oven baked eggs with bread. Brilliant idea.
I like it for breakfast! Just so bright and sunny to start the day with but if you have days of eggs and toast dinner then this is perfect for that too!
Seema Doraiswamy Sriram
This is so cool, Ashima. Easy to do and perfect portion sized breakfast options are always a welcome.
I love individual portion-sized dishes… aren’t they just so convenient!
Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
That is such a brilliant idea… I have tried egg on toast in the oven, but this one served in ramekins actually makes it look very chic and fancy…
It surely does look very fancy 🙂 with no extra effort actually than regular eggs and toast in an oven! I am glad you liked the idea 🙂
Wow Ashima loved this quick and easy breakfast option. Now I have to buy some ramekins to make it. Toast and omelet in one go. Awesome.
I am so glad you want to try the recipe soon 🙂 though you don’t need to buy ramekins for it! You can make them even in oven-proof bowls!
You have come up with such a brilliant breakfast idea that’s too with fixed portion size, I love how everyone’s breakfast will get ready in one go. Thanks a lot for sharing Ashima 🙂
I too love the ease of this one 🙂
This is such a comforting and filling breakfast idea Ashima ! And best part , cooking and serving in the same container ! The ramekins look adorable !
I agree it is so convenient to cook and serve in the same container 🙂
This is such a brilliant recipe and my boys would love this for breakfast. We are not big time egg eaters, but I occasionally make eggs for the boys. I am going to try this next time.
We are also like once or twice a month egg eaters and when we do, we love to try out new ideas with them 🙂 Hope your boys will like it!
I am in love with this recipe the day I saw the pics. Simply awesome. A complete meal that is healthy and can be done so quickly. Looks yum.
It sure is a complete breakfast meal and super easy to do!
This is a one-ramekin complete meal. Appeals to the eye and the palate. What more can one ask for.
It sure is a complete meal in one bowl (Ramekin in this case!) Makes for an easy personalized breakfast!
Portion controlled cute breakfast cups that can be easily made for busy weekdays or lazy weekends and can be comfortably carried to work too and enjoyed on the go!
definitely! Thank you for the on-the-go idea! We normally eat them hot right off the oven but they surely can be packed with the lid on and carried to work!
I got another brilliant idea of making bread omlette. They looks so cute. I want to try this soon. Look so beautiful, perfect and delicious!
I am so happy to have given you this idea! Would love to know how t goes 🙂
Fabulous idea dear! Small bites ready to dig into for breakfast or even as a snack! I guess this can be frozen too for a quicker meal! Awesome share!
Though I don’t think it can be frozen since the taste is in the freshness and the textures. If you freeze it, the bread will get soggy once defrosted.
Sasmita Sahoo Samanta
Individual serving, particularly for kids, is a good idea. These quick and easy ramekin bowls is such a lovely idea
I am glad you like the idea of individual servings. It definitely saves a lot of time too 🙂
This one is delicious breakfast with baked eggs onions and crunchy bread.Hint of parsley must be adding so much flavour to it!! Breakfast ready for all in minutes!!
Very True Swati!
It is an all-in-one breakfast recipe, ready in minutes 🙂
Looks so good. Perfect breakfast
Lovely breakfast idea, Ashima……I will make it very soon……Also love other combinations with egg that you have described in ‘note’ section…..
I am glad you liked this simple breakfast recipe and other ideas too! I would love to know how it goes when you try! 🙂
Simply loved this recipe…so creative.. especially kids will love this..i always love individual portion ideas which always help us to control the intake..will definitely give it a try..awesome share☺
I love the individual portions too. Easy to make, easy to customize and as you said, easy to control! 🙂
Now this is one idea I have been toying around ! Sounds delicious my Indian tastebuds will love the omelette in the bread.
Thanks, Archana 🙂
It definitely is perfect for our Indian combination of omelet and toast!