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Bacon and Egg Breakfast Bake

Make ahead breakfast for the whole week! So Easy!

If you aren’t making your family big-batch breakfasts, you are doing breakfast wrong. My morning routine used to be kind of a hot mess, and slowly, one step at a time, I have been refining it to a bit of an art. The easier I can make things for myself, the better. I usually make this recipe on Sunday evenings or Monday mornings, and it supplies my two children breakfast for the rest of the week.

Cook Breakfast Once, Eat All Week

Here’s a few things I know:

  1.  I am a big fan of breakfast (or anything involving bacon).
  2. Bacon takes a while to cook, if you do it properly.
  3. Ain’t nobody got time to make a hearty breakfast every morning.
  4. My kids usually wake up starving and happen to be super picky.

Don’t Skimp on Nutrition

Quick breakfasts are often sugar and carb loaded and not too great for your family’s health. Pop Tarts, cereal, and instant oatmeal spike blood sugar and are likely to create cravings for more unhealthy food later in the day. Breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day. So, why not start your morning by giving your babies some wholesome foods?

Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse, especially for youngin’s.  Eggs are packed vitamins and minerals, and good-for-the-brain fatty acids. They also are a source of all nine essential amino acids, making it a what is referred to as a “complete protein.” And to top it off, they are CHEAP, man!

And then there’s the bacon. Oh, bacon, one of the great loves of my life. I could eat bacon on or in any dish and it would probably make it better. Bacon has gotten a bad rap for causing heart disease and causing weight gain. But, new research is disproving these as my not entirely true. Quality bacon, from healthy, happy pigs, actually has some health BENEFITS! Quality meats have higher levels of micro nutrients, as well more of that brain-building fatty acid goodnes

This recipe can also be an excellent vessel for additional nutrition. My three-year-old son is super picky. He only eats about four vegetables, and will eat none of those with eggs. But if your family has  slightly more diverse pallete, you might consider adding some chopped greens, broccoli, or sweet peppers. Goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh herbs are also delicious. Eggs are magical – they taste great with anything. Get crazy.


A Keto Breakfast that is full of nutrition and sure to be liked by the pickiest eater!


The Method

I use my cast iron skillet whenever possible. It provides even cooking temperature and the more you cook with it, the better it cooks! It also goes from stove to oven very well and is nonstick without any weird chemicals having to be added to the metal.

If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you could use a casserole dish or even a silicone muffin pan.

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Print Recipe
Skillet Bacon and Egg Bake
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Chop bacon into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces. Add to a cold skillet and then turn heat to medium. Cook bacon until half of fat has been rendered (eyeball it), then drain fat and return bacon to pan. Continue cooking bacon until crispy.
  3. Remove skillet from heat.
  4. In a medium sized bowl, beat eggs, milk, and spices until thoroughly combined. Pour egg mixture over cooked bacon.
  5. Sprinkle grated cheese over the bacon and eggs.
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  6. Move skillet to top rack of the oven. (This will prevent the eggs from burning on the bottom of the skillet.)
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes. The eggs will puff up when done.
  8. Remove from oven and let rest for at least five minutes before slicing into eight even pieces

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