Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bake Eggs the Easy Way

Did you know you can BAKE eggs--whole eggs, in the shell--in the oven?  

I'm on an egg kick.  Always for eating, recently for blogging.  I've already talked about why eggs are awesome and why you should Eat The Yolks.  Today, I share my favorite way to prepare eggs for easy consumption all week.

My go-to way to cook up eggs is a scramble or omelet, but I also like to hard-boil a bunch of eggs on Sunday for a quick and easy breakfast or snack during the busy week.

Now, I concede that hard-boiling is not rocket science, but it does require a few separate steps, regular attention, and the stress of knowing something could boil over.  However, there's an EVEN EASIER way!  Did you know that you could BAKE eggs right in the oven?  No need to get the water going, no need to watch or listen or smell or wait or add vinegar or not add salt or or or... just bake them.

Here's how you can hard-bake your eggs:

Heat your oven to 325°F. 

Place the eggs into a muffin tin, so each sits on its own. 

Bake in oven for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and submerge in ice water to stop the cooking process.

After 10 minutes or so, remove from water.  Peel and enjoy!  

These are a regular in my weekly food prep.  You may need to tinker with the timing or temperature depending on your oven, but then it works perfectly.  I find these come out just as good as regular ol' hard-boiled eggs, and are SO easy to peel, too!

Store your eggs in the fridge to last you a few days' worth of snacks and breakfasts. It makes getting some quality and tasty nutrients so simple.

Could it BE any easier?


  1. I bake.
    I make in my coffee carafe.
    I boilboil on stove.

  2. ah this looks so easy! i've never even made hard boiled eggs before because they seem to difficult - i could get down with this!

  3. I keep meaning to try this method. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. I love eggs just as much as I love FRIENDS - ha! Which means, a SHHHH***** TON! LOL! But sad sad sad news = I cannot/should not eat eggs :( They make me really really tired, like hit by a bus exhausted - I don't think you'd get exhausted after being hit by a bus actually, but you get what I am trying to say! ha!

  5. Is there any benefit from baking rather than boiling, or using an egg cooker? Taste better? I only ask because it looks like baking takes longer.

    1. No, not particularly. For someone like me who doesn't have an egg cooker and would rather toss something in the oven than feel the need to check on a boiling pot, it's just a simpler process. And I do find they peel nicely, too.

      If you're happy with an egg cooker, then there's little reason to bake eggs in the oven!

  6. This was news to me. I learned from my son that you can make baked eggs in the oven out of the shell. He made baked Italian eggs for dinner awhile back and it was great.

    I would think that there could be an advantage of making them in the oven- if you are already baking something at 350 and have room, why not place a dozen in so you'll have them ready for a later time?
    For me I enjoy them for breakfast, so I'd have to boil them to save time.


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