Bacon-Hugged Egg Cups – Paleo & Gluten Free

Bored of plain ‘ol  bacon and eggs? Try this classic combination in a new way. Easy to make ahead and take on the go. Great for kids and brunches too! Customize this recipe by adding local and seasonal vegetables and herbs


Bacon-Hugged Egg Cups (Paleo & Gluten-Free)
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These delicious bacon-hugged egg cups will sustain you throughout the week.
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch, Kids, Paleo, Gluten Free
Serves: 12
  • 12 slices pastured bacon (or about 1 pound)
  • 10 organic or pasture-raised eggs
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Optional: ½ cup organic shredded cheese, ideally raw (Jack, Cheddar, Mexican Blend all work well)
  • Optional: ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, pan fry the bacon 5-7 minutes per side. The bacon should be partially browned and still flexible to mold on the inside of the muffin tin.
  2. While the bacon is cooking, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs.
  4. Fold in scallions, cheese and cilantro into eggs, if using.
  5. Spray muffin tin with non-stick spray (I use Spectrum Naturals Coconut Oil Spray or melted butter, olive oil or coconut oil)
  6. Take one slice of bacon and wrap around the inside of each muffin compartment.
  7. Fill each compartment three-quarters full with egg mixture.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until center of egg is set.



  1. says

    This is Brilliant!!!! I’ll let you know how they turn out! Thank you so much for sharing all these receipt gems, I was getting very bored with all my usual receipts … Have a beautiful day!!!

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