How to Bake Eggs in a Muffin Tin in the Oven


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Baking eggs in a muffin tin is the easiest way to streamline your breakfast meal prep! Once you know how to bake eggs, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is!

Two images of eggs baked in a muffin tin.

Why and How to Meal Prep Eggs:

Meal prep is kind of my favorite thing and learning how to bake eggs has been such a lifesaver.

I’m a bit of a procrastinator by nature. Thankfully, meal prepping helps me stay on track even when I don’t think about food until I’m so hungry I could eat anything.

Breakfast has always been my weak point when it comes to staying healthy.

I used to run out the door and snack on whatever I had on hand.

Sometimes that was fruit, sometimes that was granola, sometimes it was something way less healthy.

Baked eggs in a muffin tin.

This definitely needed to change, because how I start my day influences my entire day.

I’m loving these oven baked eggs because I have such a better day when I start my day with protein.

I’ve tried meal prepping with hard boiled eggs, but I’m just not a fan. All the peeling just isn’t for me.

These easy baked eggs are the best because

  1. They taste better than hard boiled eggs.
  2. There’s no peeling involved!
Raw eggs in a muffin pan.

How to Bake Eggs in the Oven:

This baked eggs recipe is really just about the easiest recipe ever.

All you have to do is preheat the oven to 350 F, lightly grease a non-stick muffin pan (I prefer using this spray oil), crack your eggs into each muffin slot, and season them with salt and pepper to taste.

Bake them to your desired doneness, and store them in the fridge in an airtight container until you’re ready to eat them.

Baked eggs in a muffin tin.

How Long Does it Take to Bake Eggs in the Oven?

I bake my eggs at 350 F, and it takes anywhere from 14-17 minutes to bake them.

I prefer them baked for 14 minutes because the egg white is set and the egg yolk is still just a little jammy.

If you prefer your yolks more set, you could bake them for up to 17 minutes.

Just as a reference, the eggs in these photos were baked for 14 minutes.

Baked eggs in a muffin tin.

If you’re excited to try baking eggs, you may love my Everything Bagel Cloud Eggs recipe and my tutorial showing you how to Fry Eggs in the Oven.

Hand holding an egg baked in a muffin tin.

What you’ll need:

The beauty of this recipe is that you don’t need much to make it. You’ll need 1 tool and 1 ingredient (other than eggs) to get perfectly baked eggs.

The tool you’ll need is a good nonstick muffin pan. I like to cook things in smaller batches, so I normally use this muffin pan. If you’re cooking for lots of people, try this durable nonstick muffin tin.

The ingredient you’ll need is oil or butter to grease the pan. I like using spray oil, and this is my favorite one. I love that it’s Propellant-Free, Non-GMO, and still affordable.

Yield: 12

How to Bake Eggs

Baked eggs in a muffin tin.
Baking eggs in a muffin tin is the easiest way to streamline your breakfast meal prep! Once you know how to bake eggs, you'll be amazed at how easy it is!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes


  • 12 eggs
  • Oil or butter to grease the pan
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Lightly grease the non-stick muffin pan with oil, butter, or spray oil.
  3. Crack each egg into one of the muffin openings.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Bake for 14-17 minutes, or until the whites don’t jiggle and the yolks reach your desired level of doneness (the ones in the photo were baked for 14 minutes).


This recipe can be easily halved if you’re working with a smaller muffin pan.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 egg

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 5.6gCarbohydrates: 0.6gFiber: 0gSugar: 0.6gProtein: 6.3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. Nutrition information is based off of one quick spray of olive oil to grease each muffin tin cup.


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Two images showing how to bake eggs in a muffin tin in the oven.

Are you looking for more breakfast meal prep recipes? Ambitious Kitchen has some amazing healthy breakfast meal prep recipes on her site.

Now that you know how to bake eggs, I hope you’ll give this easy breakfast meal prep a try!

Baked eggs in a muffin tin.

28 thoughts on “How to Bake Eggs in a Muffin Tin in the Oven”

  1. I love baked eggs. I also make a basket of ham lunch meat, add the egg and top with cheddar cheese. Great for an egg sandwich on an English muffin or just as is. Another one is to take an egg, stir in cheese and green pepper, tomato bits, bacon bits and put in muffin pan. These bake about 17 minutes.

    • Hi Bonnie, So happy to hear you enjoyed the baked eggs! The egg, cheese, and bacon eggs you mentioned sound so delicious, too. -Alexa

  2. My oven it takes about 12 mins.I added garlic and onion powder and bacon bits.Love the recipe I make every other day at night so the kids have for breakfast before school!

    • So happy to hear you enjoy making this recipe so often, Scott! Thanks so much for the feedback about the cooking time that works for your oven. Those flavor add-ins sound delicious, too! -Alexa

    • Hi Jennifer, The easiest way to reheat fried eggs would be in either the microwave on the stove. In the microwave trying wrapping it in a paper towel and microwaving it for 15 seconds, then flip it and heat for another 15 seconds. Continue doing this until the egg is as hot as you like it. On the stove, add a bit of water or butter to a skillet over medium heat, then add the egg and heat until it’s warmed through (about 2 minutes). Hope that helps! -Alexa

  3. Great way to make eggs & they taste great! I used butter to grease the pan & sprinkled Parmesan cheese on top of the eggs too for a twist. Thanks!

      • Back in the 1950’s our family had baked eggs once a week. My father would use the muffin tins but he would line them with the muffin cup paper. This was a night meal along with broccoli and homemade Hollandaise Sauce. Then the eggs were topped with chip beef and lots of black pepper along with shredded cheese. I haven’t eaten baked eggs in 60 years. I’ll try your recipe and but will use muffin tin paper liners for less cleanup. Hummy!

    • Hi Tara, Yes, they can. In the microwave try sprinkling it with a little bit of water then wrapping it in a paper towel and microwaving it for 15 seconds, then flip it and heat for another 15 seconds. Continue doing this until the egg is as hot as you like it (minimum 165F internal, but it can quickly get hotter than that in the microwave). Hope that helps! -Alexa

    • Hi Laurie, I’d arrange them on a baking sheet, then freeze them for 1-2 hours before transferring them to an airtight container to store in the freezer for up to 2 months. I haven’t tested it, but I think the best way to reheat them would be in a microwave. -Alexa

    • Hi Yvonne, You could whisk together eggs, seasonings, milk, etc. in a bowl, then evenly pour the mixture into a greased muffin tin and bake according to the recipe instructions. -Alexa

  4. Late to the party here, but just want to add for folks wondering about reheating options. I had baked eggs for years then stopped. Stumbled upon this recipe as I was looking for temp/time again since it has been so long… they turned out great! What I do is assemble a freshly toasted english muffin with a little butter, one of these eggs (from the fridge!) cheese and a thin slice of ham then wrap in parchment paper. Microwave for 45 seconds and you have the best breaky ever! Thanks for this post!

  5. I don’t like yolk at all. I like hard fried eggs. Has anyone made this by whisking the eggs a bit before baking to make it more blended? I’m guessing it would work. Thanks


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