Egg and Ham in a Toast Basket


Slimming Eats Egg and Ham in a Toast Basket - dairy free, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

These are huge  favorite in my house, whenever I make them I can guarantee there will be clear plates all around. I normally line the crispy toast basket with ham, but have also done these with some grated cheese instead as part of my healthy extra a choice. I usually serve with a side bowl of homemade fruit salad, but they are also yummy with some grilled tomatoes or sauteed spinach. These are also great cold for lunches boxes or packed lunches for days out.

This recipe is dairy free, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

Slimming Eats Recipe

Extra Easy – 1 HEb per serving

Original – 1 HEb per serving

Green/Vegetarian – 1 HEb per serving (omit the ham, can add some cheese from your healthy extra a choice, or just add the egg)

Variation: whisk up some eggs with some fillings and use the toast baskets as a mini quiche crust

Egg and Ham in a Toast Basket
Serves 2
  • 4 slices of whole wheat bread (120g/4oz with crusts removed) (2 HEb’s)
  • 4 small eggs
  • 4 thin slices of ham
  • salt and black pepper
  • spray oil
  • fresh parsley or chives
  1. Preheat oven to 200c or 400f (gas mark 6)
  2. Spray four holes on a muffin tray with some spray oil and push a slice of bread well down into each hole, so you have a kind of bread basket. Spray over the top with some more spray oil and place in the oven and bake until lightly golden and crisp.
  3. Remove from oven, line each toast basket with a slice of ham (I fold the ham in half and then make a kind of open flower), crack an egg into each basket and bake until egg is cooked to your liking.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper and a sprinkle of fresh chopped chives or parsley.
  5. For a variation, line the toast baskets with some grated cheese from your Healthy extra a choice before cracking in the egg.

Slimming Eats Egg and Ham in a Toast Basket - dairy free, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendlyThe 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:



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  • They look fab Britmum and easy to do

  • 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!!