Egg and Ham in a Toast Basket

I love browsing Pinterest (mostly all the food stuff of course), there are some great ideas floating around on there. I often do baked eggs in ham, but recently saw a picture of eggs in little toast baskets, so wanted to have a go at making me own, and here they are:


Egg and Ham in a Toast Basket

Slimming Eats Recipe

Serves 2

Extra Easy – 1 HEb per serving

Original – 1 HEb per serving


  • 4 slices of whole wheat bread (2 HEb’s)
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices of ham
  • salt and black pepper
  • Frylight or Pam spray
  • fresh parsley or chives


Preheat oven to 200c or 400f (gas mark 6)

Slices the crusts off your bread (but don’t throw them away, you can roughly chop the, spray with frylight and bake in the oven to use as croutons in a salad elsewhere in your day).

Spray four holes on a muffin tray with some Frylight or Pam spray and push a slice of bread down into each hole, so you have a kind of bread basket. Spray over the top with some more Frylight or Pam spray and place in the oven and bake until lightly golden and crisp.

Remove from oven, line each toast basket with a slice of ham and then crack an egg into each basket. Season with salt and black pepper and place back in the oven and bake until egg is cooked to your liking.

Top with fresh chopped parsley and serve with some sauteed spinach or grilled mushrooms/tomatoes.


These are really yummy. I have an idea for another recipe using toast baskets, so watch this space!!

The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx nutritional information:


1 serving





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  • Kally Lamb

    They look fab Britmum and easy to do

  • Kimberley Reilly

    These sound delicious!
    Has anyone tried these in a silicone muffin case as i dont own a metal one.

  • Rachael

    I’ve just made these but swapped ham for lean bacon! They were amazing!!