Egg Nests

Egg Nests

Eggs are a great source of protein and budget-friendly. This is a fun and easy way to eat a complete breakfast. Whole grain bread makes the nest, and reduced-fat cheese adds flavor and valuable calcium. Quick to make and quicker to reheat, make up a dozen ahead of time on the weekends, store in the refrigerator and microwave for 30 seconds a piece to heat up on those hectic weekday mornings. Easy!

Ingredients

  • 12 slices 100% whole wheat bread, crusts removed
  • 10 eggs
  • ½ cup shredded reduced-fat cheese
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. Tuck one slice of bread in each muffin cup, push down so that bread makes a “nest”, with the corners over the sides of the muffin cup.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of shredded cheese in bottom of each bread nest. Pour enough egg mixture into bread nest to just fill it. Top each nest with remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until egg is set.
  • Nests may be refrigerated for up to 4 days and re-heated in microwave for a quick and healthy breakfast.

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