Cooking time: 7-8 mins
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
White or Wheat Bread
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Salt & Pepper
(Note quantities not added. This will vary depending on how many you plan to make. Itâ€™s safe to estimate about 2-3 per person. )
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. While the oven is pre-heating partially cook the bacon for about 3-5 minutes in a large skillet set to medium-high. You want the bacon to be a little cooked but still pliable. Mix maple syrup and butter in a small sauce pan and heat over medium low so butter melts (you canâ€™t mess this up so donâ€™t worry about amounts too much. I usually use ½ a stick of butter and a cup or so of syrup).
Using a cookie cutter, ravioli cutter, or whatever else you may have that can cut a 3 inch diameter circleâ€”cut circles out of the bread slices.
Here comes the good part! Grease/non-stick spray muffin pan and line with bacon so that is circles each mold. Now, brush each side of the bread with the syrup/butter mixture and place in cup so that it rests evenly at the bottom of the mold. You may have to do a little trimming of the bread but itâ€™s ok if it doesnâ€™t fit perfectly either. Crack an egg into each mold, season with salt and pepper and give each cup a sprinkle of cheese (you can also add the cheese on top of bread, beneath the egg).
Place in oven for 7-8 mins. This is for a slightly runny egg. If youâ€™re looking for a solid yoke cook for about 10 mins.