Baking eggs in a muffin tin could not be easier. Whether you like soft-boiled eggs with runny yolks like me or if you prefer hard-boiled eggs – you have to try baking them in the oven.

​​Are you looking for a new way to make eggs? Why not learn how to bake eggs in a muffin tin? Oven-cooked eggs are perfect for meal prepping – whether for breakfast, brunch, or snacking throughout the day.

The secret to making these easy eggs is in how long you allow them to cook in the oven. If you keep them in for a short amount of time, they will be soft-boiled eggs – the longer they cook, the closer they will become to being hard-boiled eggs. This fun and easy technique yields perfectly cooked eggs every time.

Oven baked eggs on a square plate.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make eggs, baking them in a muffin tin is the perfect solution. Not only does it allow you to cook multiple eggs at once, but it also results in perfectly round and fluffy eggs. Plus, there’s no need to stand over the stove and watch them or flip them – they’ll cook evenly in the oven.

Baking eggs in a muffin tin is a fun and easy way to make your breakfast or brunch unique. You can use all kinds of add-ins to make your eggs taste great, and this recipe is perfect for people who like their eggs cooked in a variety of different ways. Whether you like the yolk a little soft or hard-boiled, this recipe is sure to please!

Table of Contents
Three soft-boiled muffin tin baked eggs on a square white plate.

🥘 Ingredient Notes

The ingredients needed to bake eggs in a muffin tin, laid out and labeled.
  • Eggs – Use room-temperature eggs for best results. You can set them out on the counter for 15 – 30 minutes to bring them to room temperature. 
  • Non-Stick Spray – I use non-stick spray to grease the muffin tins, but you can use oil or butter as well. 
  • Seasonings – Season the eggs with Salt and Pepper, or add your own seasonings to make them even better. 
  • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning – This seasoning is an all-in-one seasoning, I totally recommend using. It’s a combination of poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, and salt.

🍽 Equipment Needed

  • Muffin Tin – Depending on what I am meal prepping for like will use either a regular or jumbo muffin pan. I like to use a jumbo muffin tin when I am making a bunch of freezer breakfast sandwiches. Eggs cooked in the jumbo muffin tin come out a little thinner, but they are wider so they fit perfectly on a biscuit or English muffin. (They also cook faster, so be sure to view the notes below about timing.)
  • Oven

🥣 How to Make It

Made with only four ingredients, these baked eggs are super easy to make and the perfect way to feed a crowd. Follow the steps below for a quick and easy breakfast. 

First, preheat the oven to 350°F. Then, lightly grease the muffin pan with non-stick spray, oil, or butter. 

Next, crack 1 egg into each of the muffin cups. 

Sprinkle the eggs with seasonings including salt, pepper, and Everything Bagel Seasoning, or choose your favorite spices. 

A collage of images showing how to season baked eggs in a muffin tin.

Bake the eggs for 14 – 17 minutes, until the whites are solid. 14 minutes will have a runnier yolk and 17 minutes will be closer to a hard-cooked or hard-boiled yolk.

If you are using a jumbo muffin tin, bake for 8 – 10 minutes. 8 will be a runny yolk and 10 minutes will be closer to hard-boiled.

A muffin tin with eggs baked in the individual cups.

Let eggs cool & remove from the muffin pan. Enjoy!

Muffin tin baked eggs on a white plate.

How to Get Baked Eggs Out of a Muffin Pan

Eggs can sometimes get stuck to the pan, but using cooking spray or butter will help with this! After letting the eggs cool, run a butter knife around the edges of the eggs to loosen them from the pan and they should be able to slip right out.

Recipe Yield

For this baked egg in a muffin tin recipe, you will use 12 eggs or 1 egg per muffin cup. (Or 6 eggs if you use a smaller muffin tin.) Thus, it will yield 6 – 12 individual servings depending on how many eggs you choose to make or eat.

🙋‍♀️ Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add other ingredients to the eggs?

Yes! Feel free to add in some shredded cheese, diced ham, bacon, or chopped veggies to customize your breakfast. Baked eggs are a great grab-and-go breakfast. Get creative! (Baked soft-boiled eggs with bacon and cheese on a biscuit is one of my favorites!)

How long does this recipe take to make?

There isn’t much prep work with these eggs, so it may take you less than 5 minutes to crack them all into the muffin cups, and then 14 – 17 minutes to bake. These eggs should be ready to go in less than 30 minutes.

How long do you bake eggs in a muffin tin?

The cooking time will vary depending on the size and type of eggs you are baking. (And on the size of the muffin tin that you use.) Smaller eggs will need less time, while larger eggs will need more time. If you like more runny eggs, you will bake them for less time, but if you like them more hard-boiled, you’ll bake them longer.

How do you clean a muffin tin after baking eggs?

The best way to clean a muffin tin is to soak it in hot soapy water for a few minutes. Then, use a sponge or brush to scrub away any egg residue. Using cooking spray should make it easy to clean any egg residue off the muffin tin, but if it is hard to clean, Dawn Powerwash Spray works really well.

Can I bake these eggs ahead of time?

Yes, baked eggs are a great make-ahead breakfast option. They are easy to prepare, and you can customize them with your favorite toppings. Plus, they freeze well and can be reheated quickly and easily. Whether you are looking for a quick weekday breakfast or a leisurely weekend brunch, baked eggs are a delicious and healthy option.

🍳 Serving Suggestions & Uses

Serve muffin tin eggs with other breakfast favorites like fruit, bacon, sausage links, Ham, Cheese, and Green Onion Scones or toast.

We also love to undercook these eggs just a touch so that the yolk is a little runny, then serve them with Biscuits & Southern Gravy. The runny yolk mixes with the gravy in the same way that a poached egg yolk would and it is so delicious!

If you have a sweet tooth, they pair well with Paleo Sweet Potato Pancakes and Waffles, Cranberry Orange and Pecan Muffins, or Cinnamon Knots.

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Soft-boiled baked eggs on a white plate with everything bagel seasoning on them.

How to Store Leftover Baked Eggs

If you have leftover baked eggs, they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days.

How to Reheat Leftover Baked Eggs

The best way to reheat them is in the oven on a low setting or in the microwave on half power, so that the eggs don’t get overcooked.

If you are baking eggs specifically to have leftovers, you can store them in the freezer for up to two months. To reheat frozen eggs, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and then heat them as directed above.

✏️ Helpful Tips

  • After 14 minutes, the yolks should still be a little soft. By 17 minutes, they will be similar to a hardboiled egg. Cook them the way you and your family prefer. 
  • This recipe can be halved if you’re working with a smaller muffin pan. Cooking eggs like this is great for meal prep and grab-and-go breakfasts. It’s an easy way to have protein ready for busy mornings.
  • If you use a jumbo muffin pan, bake eggs for 8 – 10 minutes. These will make wider but thinner eggs, which fit nicely on English muffins or biscuits for easy breakfasts.
  • I like to leave the yolks a little runny so that when they are reheated, they don’t get rubbery.
A muffin tin baked egg on a biscuit.

What to Serve with Eggs Cooked in a Muffin Tin

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Eggs baked in a muffin tin on plate topped with everything bagel seasoning.

How to Bake Eggs in a Muffin Tin

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Baking eggs in a muffin tin could not be easier. Whether you like soft-boiled eggs with runny yolks like me or if you prefer hard-boiled eggs – you have to try baking them in the oven.
Author: Kari
Servings: 12
Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 14 mins
Total: 16 mins

Equipment

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. (I like to preheat the muffin pan with the oven. I find this makes it easier to get the eggs out when they are done cooking.)
  • Lightly grease a muffin pan with oil, butter, or non-spray oil.
    butter or non-stick spray
  • Crack one egg into each of the muffin cups.
    12 eggs
  • Season the eggs – with salt and pepper to taste, with Everything Bagel Seasoning, or with your favorite spices.
    kosher salt, black pepper, Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
  • Bake for 14 – 17 minutes until the whites are solid. After 14 minutes, the yolks should still be a little soft. By 17 minutes, they will be similar to a hardboiled egg.
  • Let eggs cool & remove from the muffin pan. Enjoy!

For a Jumbo Muffin Tin

  • Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until the whites are solid. After 8 minutes, the yolks should still be a little soft. By 10 minutes, they will be similar to a hardboiled egg.

Notes

Recipe Tips

  • After 14 minutes, the yolks should still be a little soft. By 17 minutes, they will be similar to a hardboiled egg. Cook them the way you and your family prefer. 
  • This recipe can be halved if you’re working with a smaller muffin pan. Cooking eggs like this is great for meal prep and grab-and-go breakfasts. It’s an easy way to have protein ready for busy mornings.
  • If you use a jumbo muffin tin, bake eggs for 8 – 10 minutes. These will make wider but thinner eggs, which fit nicely on English muffins or biscuits for easy breakfasts.
  • I like to leave the yolks a little runny so that when they are reheated, they don’t get rubbery.

Nutrition

Serving: 1eggCalories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 61mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 238IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is approximate and is automatically calculated, so should only be used as a guide.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: muffin tin eggs, oven baked eggs, soft-boiled eggs
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Hi, I’m Kari!

I am a newlywed, food blogger, health coach, and mama to a hot mess of a border collie. I love to put a new spin on old family recipes and I try to make as many meals as possible with an Instant Pot.

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