These Breakfast Bakes are an amazing breakfast, brunch or lunch recipe! Slimming friendly and great for plans like Weight Watchers or counting calories.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
If you’re following a diet like us you’ll quite often get bored of scrambled eggs and omelettes for breakfast …..there’s only so many ways to cook an egg, so these Breakfast Bakes are a great way to add a bit of variety.
They are really quick and easy to make!
You can even prepare them the night before (minus the egg of course) and leave them in the fridge so all you have to do is crack the egg on top and pop them in the oven or microwave them in the morning.
If you’re looking for some different breakfast ideas you might like these options:
- Sweet Potato and Carrot Rostis
- French Toast
- Onion and Chive Potato Waffles
- Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles
- Crustless Quiche Lorraine
How many calories are these Breakfast Bakes?
A serving of our Breakfast Bakes comes in at 321 calories. It is such a naughty tasting and filling breakfast for such a low amount! This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. You can find all of our other Everyday Light recipes here.
These Breakfast Bakes are great for anyone following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets are these Breakfast Bakes suitable for?
These Breakfast Bakes are suitable if you’re gluten free.
You could also enjoy this recipe if you’re dairy free by leaving out the cheese or using a dairy free alternative.
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
Vegetarians can switch the bacon for a chopped veggie sausages to make this dish meat free!
How Weight Watchers Friendly are these Breakfast Bakes?
One of our Breakfast Bakes is only 5 Points. To put that into context, it’s less Points than two slices of wholemeal toast with butter (6) and a whole lot more satisfying!
How to Make Breakfast Bakes
This dish is so so easy, you won’t believe how good it tastes for such little effort! Here’s a summary:
- Lightly spray a 2 portion ovenproof serving dish or 2 individual ramekins with low calorie cooking spray.
- Heat a frying pan over a medium heat, spray with low calorie cooking spray, then add the bacon and mushrooms. Gently fry until they start to colour.
- Arrange the bacon and mushrooms evenly in serving dish.
- Spoon the beans over the bacon and mushrooms.
- Make a well with the spoon and crack the eggs on the top of ingredients.
- Sprinkle the egg with some salt and pepper & top with cheese.
- Either bake in the preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes or microwave on high for at least 60 – 90 seconds (don’t forget to cover with cling film in the micro wave).
- Make sure the egg is cooked as you like it. Serve and enjoy!
Do you need any special ingredients to make Breakfast Bakes?
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The short answer? Absolutely not! The good thing about this recipe is you can use add or leave out whatever ingredients you want.
You could add some onion or sliced sausage.
If you like it a bit spicy you could add a few drops of hot sauce or a pinch of paprika. The options are endless.
You can also layer the ingredients in any order you want, just don’t put the egg on the bottom!
One question we do get asked lots is, ‘Where do I get the cute little tin from to make these Breakfast Bakes?’
We picked some of these up just after Christmas from John Lewis. I do love a bit of copper, and really couldn’t help getting one!
They also do a mini frying pan, and a mini saucepan. Check out the Croft collection on the John Lewis Website.
There are also some cheaper versions available on Amazon here!
But you can make these in any small oven proof or microwavable dish/ramekin you have at home!
Can you cook Breakfast Bakes another way?
You can cook these Breakfast Bakes in the oven or the microwave.
Don’t forget, cooking times will vary depending on your microwave or oven, the size of dish you use and how you like your eggs, so we’ve given you a rough guide for both.
I like a runny yolk so 15 minutes in the oven was perfect for me!
Either bake in the preheated oven at 190°C for 15 – 20 minutes, or microwave on high for at least 60 – 90 seconds (don’t forget to cover with cling film in the microwave).
Make sure the egg is cooked as you like it and serve!
How do you know when the Breakfast Bakes are cooked?
When cooked the egg on top will be cooked to your preference, any white should be set.
This should take approx 15-20 minutes in the oven, 60-90 seconds in the microwave (high).
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Breakfast Bakes in the fridge?
You can keep them prepared (minus the egg) in the fridge for up to 3 days. Make sure they are well covered.
We wouldn’t recommend keeping leftovers as the egg would be over cooked when reheating.
Can I freeze Breakfast Bakes?
We wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe. It’s really quick to put together and you can always prepare it the night before (minus the egg) and keep it in the fridge if your morning is rushed!
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We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.
Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!