Baked Eggs Benedict Muffin Cups

These Baked Eggs Benedict Muffin Cups are easy, tasty and can be made ahead of time. This recipe makes 12 so it’s great for a brunch group!

Baked Eggs Benedict

You’re hosting brunch and trying to put together a menu. There are lots of egg casserole dishes, but how about something a little fancier? I was inspired to create this recipe when hosting a birthday brunch for my son and daughter-in-law.

Skip the breakfast casserole and try these easy and delicious Baked Eggs Benedict Muffin Cups for your next brunch. Can be gluten and dairy free!

There were a couple of guests with dietary restrictions and I didn’t want to be making several different dishes. These Baked Eggs Benedict Muffin Cups can be both gluten free and dairy free, just leave off the sauce for dairy free and leave off the English muffin crumbs for gluten free!

So if you need a dish that caters to a variety of diets, you’ve got it right here! And it’s all done in the oven! The eggs basically “poach” in the oven. When you lift them out of the muffin tin, they are the perfect little cup of breakfast!

Skip the breakfast casserole and try these easy and delicious Baked Eggs Benedict Muffin Cups for your next brunch. Can be gluten and dairy free!

Most of us are used to buying our Canadian bacon in a sealed package at the grocery store. And that will work for these, but it is cut fairly thick so takes up a little extra room in the muffin tin. If you want a thinner Canadian bacon (which will be easier to lay into the muffin tin), then you can have it sliced at your local butcher. I’ve made these both ways and each has its benefits. If you use the thinly sliced Canadian bacon, then the egg will fit more easily into the cup. If you use the thicker, packaged Canadian bacon, then you have to work a little harder to get it to conform to the small muffin cup to fit the egg. However, with the thicker bacon, you get more of the flavor of the meat.

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Baked Eggs Benedict Muffin Cups

Delicious, make ahead individual servings for a brunch party!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Eggs Benedict Muffin Cups
Servings: 12 1 egg servings
Author: Anna

Special Equipment

  • Muffin Tin

Ingredients

  • Olive oil spray
  • 24 slices Canadian bacon, See Gr8 Bacon notes, below
  • 12 eggs
  • 6 teaspoons water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup English muffin crumbs, recipe follows
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh baby spinach leaves, stems removed, optional
  • 1 cup hollandaise sauce, homemade or use the Knorr packets.

English Muffin Crumbs

  • 2 English muffins
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, salted is best, but not required

Instructions

English Muffin Crumbs

  • Heat a 10″ skillet on medium-high heat.
  • While the skillet heats, crumble the English muffins into small pieces.
  • Melt the tablespoon of butter in the hot skillet, then add the crumbs and stir to coat with the butter.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes until the crumbs are toasted to your liking.
  • Set aside. See Gr8 Do Ahead tip below.

Baked Eggs Benedict Muffin Cups

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with the olive oil.
  • Lay 2 slices of Canadian bacon into each muffin cup, so the sides and bottom are lined with bacon.
    Baked Eggs Benedict
  • If you are using the thicker, packaged bacon, cut two 1/2″ slits on opposite sides of each piece to make it easier to press into the cup. If you have the thinner sliced bacon, it should press into the muffin cup and line the sides just fine.
    Baked Eggs Benedict
  • If using the spinach, lay a few leaves on top of the bacon, lining the bottom and sides.
  • Crack an egg into each bacon lined muffin cup.
    Baked Eggs Benedict
  • Spoon a half-teaspoon of water over each egg.
  • Salt and pepper the top of each egg.
  • Bake for 10 to 13 minutes until the eggs are done to your liking.
  • When the eggs are done use a large serving spoon to lift them out of the muffin tin and onto a pre-warmed serving platter.
  • Sprinkle with English muffin crumbs and serve with hollandaise sauce on the side.

Notes

Gr8 Bacon Notes:
The Canadian bacon that is sold prepackaged is fairly thick. I like it for the texture and the flavor. Vince prefers the Canadian bacon bought from the butcher because you can specify how thinly it should be sliced. This makes the bacon a little easier to work with.
Gr8 Do Ahead Tips:
Prepare the English Muffin Crumbs up to 2 days ahead of time and store in a sealed plastic bag. If they need to be crisped up, just heat them in a skillet for a few seconds.
Prepare the eggs in muffin tin up to an hour before guests arrive and refrigerate. When about 20 minutes from serving, slide the muffin tin into the preheated oven and bake. 
 
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Anna | 1st Apr 18

    Sharon, so happy you enjoyed this recipe! The kale sounds amazing. We love when our readers give us yummy suggestions. Thanks for being a Gr8 Friend!

  2. Sharon | 1st Apr 18

    Oh my goodness! This was not only delicious, but so quick and easy!
    I used kale instead of spinach and served them on toasted, Everything bagels with avocado slices and a splash of tobacco sauce.

    Thank you for another fantastic recipe!!

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