Breakfast Prep Baked Egg Cups

These healthy baked egg cups make the perfect breakfast meal prep for when you are rushing out the door but still want your protein-packed nutrient dense meal. They also make a great snack as well! And they’re paleo and whole30 friendly!

breakfast baked egg cups in meal prep containerBreakfast Egg Cups Recipe

This recipe goes out to all of those people who LOVE and NEED a good breakfast but don’t always (read: ever) have time in the morning to whip up a freshly cooked eggs! These easy oven baked breakfast egg cups are nutrient dense and so delicious! Make these on Sunday and you’ll be thanking yourself all week you did!

This breakfast meal prep eggs have a sweet potato bottom crust and and you can top with two different options: sunny side up with bacon or veggie omelets! You choose! And if you are feeling it, you can mix and match and make both!

sunny side up baked egg cup

Make it how you like it!

The best part about these baked eggs is that you can truly customize it the way you like it! We love the sunny side up with some crumbled bacon, but you can omit the bacon to make them vegetarian or add in another type of meat like ham!

The veggie omelets have a standard pepper, onion and tomato mix but you can literally add in any veggie here, so long as you chop them up small enough, or precook them. 

Here are some other suggestions you can add to the egg muffin cups:

  • zucchini
  • mushrooms
  • spinach
  • cheese
  • ham
  • prosciutto
  • kale

Can you freeze them?

Yes! Make sure to cool the egg cups completely before placing in a air tight container and freezing for up to 1 month. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator and warm it up in the toaster or microwave before serving.

sweet potato crust in muffin tin

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Breakfast Prep Baked Egg Cups

These healthy baked egg cups make the perfect breakfast meal prep for when you are rushing out the door but still want your protein-packed nutrient dense meal. They also make a great snack as well! And they're paleo and whole30 friendly!

Yields 12
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Recipe Type: breakfast, meal prep
Cuisine gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free

Author: Lexi
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For Sweet Potato Crust

Option 1: Sunny Side Up with Bacon

Option 2: Veggie Omelet


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease muffin tins very well.
  2. Grate sweet potato using cheese grater or food processor.
  3. In a bowl mix together sweet potato, oil, salt and pepper. Line the bottom of your muffin tins with the sweet potato mixture. Bake for 20 minutes then remove muffin tins.
  4. For Sunny Side up: Crack egg into the muffin tins, sprinkle with bacon and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. For Veggie Omelet: Scramble eggs in a bowl together with veggies, salt, pepper and garlic powder, and add to divide into muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until eggs are set.
  7. Remove and serve hot or let cool completely before  store in air-tight container in refrigerator for 3-4 days, or the freezer for up to 1 month.


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June 4, 2019

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28 responses to “Breakfast Prep Baked Egg Cups”

  1. Alexa Chavez says:

    These look amazing. Really love your blog. Thanks!

  2. These are just darling, and I love how much quality protein they pack for busy on-the-go days! And I toootally agree – lovin’ eggs any time of the day! 😀

  3. GiGi Eats says:

    Those eggs are cooked to UTTER PERFECTION! Not too runny but not too hard either. Oh wow, I am completely craving eggs! 😉

  4. Rachel says:

    I make egg cups at the beginning of every week for quick, grab and go breakfast. But, I love the idea of adding sweet potato as the crust. Can’t wait to try these out.

  5. Why is no one mentioning the brilliance of BUILT-IN BACON!? This looks like the best possible version of one of those breakfast sandwiches at Starbucks (which are amazing, by the way).

  6. Jodie says:

    When using for grab and go breakfast, would you eat these cold or heat them up? If heated, how would you heat them?

  7. lns says:

    “Make sure to pray/grease your muffin tins so the sweet potato nests do not stick” … I always pray they don’t stick 🙂

  8. I’m in love with baked eggs these days. This is a great way to prepare them!

  9. Love the little nest idea in place of bread! Definitely trying these 🙂

  10. Jenny says:

    Amazing idea..and great photos! Can’t wait to try

  11. Ellie says:

    How long do these stay good in the fridge for? I’m trying to figure out how to make some breakfast meal preps!

  12. […] If you like eggs, try making some breakfast burritos for the freezer or some egg sandwiches like these or these. […]

  13. Ashlee Highfill says:

    Can you freeze these?

  14. Heather says:

    I really like this idea. Can you tell me which part you pre-prepare? The potato nest or the whole beautiful thing.
    Thx for sharing!

  15. stephanie says:

    Can you modify this recipe using a combination of eggs and egg whites to lower the fat content?

  16. Brittany says:

    Could you use frozen hash browns if you have no time for peeling and grating a sweet potato?

  17. Laura Potter says:

    Do we take the nest out before we cook the egg or cook the egg on top of the already cooked nest?

  18. Sabrina says:

    I don’t know how I missed these but wow, they look incredible. If I do sunnyside up, can they be meal prepped in advance?

  19. Sabrina says:

    yes. I want to have these for my weekly meal prep but I like a runny egg. I’m guessing the yolks won’t stay runny once stored in the fridge?

  20. Jack W. says:

    This look delicious and easy to make. Can’t wait to make this! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Jori says:

    Hello! Do you think I could omit the sweet potatoes?

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