Egg in a Nest

Time to Cook: 
2-3 minutes
Time to Prepare: 
2 minutes
Number of Servings: 
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March is nutrition month! Did you know that some breakfast cereals contain as much sugar as a Twinkie? The World Health Organization has been recommending that we cut back on our consumption of sugar to no more than 5% of our total daily calorie intake, which means about 6 tsp per day for women and 9 tsp per day for men. For kids, this is even lower. Sugar is easily broken down by the body and burned quickly as fuel, which means if you have something sugary for breakfast you likely will be hungry again not much later. It's better to have protein and slow burning carbs to keep you full longer.

Eggs in a nest are a great breakfast that is low in sugar and salt. It's better to use brown bread than the white as I used in the photo, which was a rare treat. Spring Break is a perfect time to get the kids into the kitchen and this is so easy you'll wonder why you didn't teach them sooner! Use bread that is thick sliced and even a bit stale so it's dense and toasts up well rather than going soggy.

Eggs in a nest can be made for breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a light salad. They would be a great snack for a growing teenager or for a senior that wants something nutritious without a lot of cooking or prep work. You could switch up the bread to almost any kind that you can put a hole in, add a tossed salad, some fruit, or a bit of bacon. The protein and carbs will keep you going throughout the morning and if you want to add a bit of a spicy kick try serving it with a bit of salsa to dip.

Egg in a Nest

Have your toast and egg neatly together in one package!


1 thickly sliced piece of slightly stale or heavy bread

butter or soft margarine

1 egg


1. Butter both sides of the bread. Using a 1 1/2 inch round cookie cutter, cut a circle out of the middle of the bread.

2. Heat up a non stick pan over medium heat. Place the bread into the hot pan. Crack an egg into the center. Place the piece of bread that you cut out also into the pan to toast up.

3. Cook until the bread is browned and the egg has started to set. Carefully flip over and cook the other side. Continue to cook until both sides are browned and set. Remove to a plate and serve!