Nestled Egg Muffins Recipe
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Nestled Egg Muffins Recipe

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My kids think these muffins are great because the eggs "magically" cook in the shell as they rest on top of the muffin. For extra fun, we dye the eggs before baking.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 18 whole uncooked eggs, rinsed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 299 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 239mg cholesterol, 412mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside. Combine eggs, milk raisins and oil; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill 18 greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full. Place one whole egg (with shell) on top of each muffin. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes. Cut an egg open to test for desired doneness. Serve warm. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Uncooked eggs may be dyed with food coloring before being placed in the muffins.
Originally published as Nestled Egg Muffins in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p91

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annalisa_harmon User ID: 4521665 19854
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"This looks so good!"

mamalevi User ID: 2755783 18122
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"I can't wait to try them on my grandkids.I always try to do something fun and different. These are just GREAT...."

pdenney User ID: 4077753 13941
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"These turned out perfectly for me! I made them for Easter breakfast at my church and everyone was fascinated. I would recommend serving them warm, though they were okay cold."

herbnquilt User ID: 219898 45598
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"It looks lovely and the muffin part sounds delicious but I'm concerned about how to get the eggshells separated from the muffin to eat both egg and muffin!!"

southdak User ID: 472469 46848
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"I wondered if the eggs should not be pierced first so they don't burst?

Joy Hagen"

southdak User ID: 472469 18282
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"I wondered if the eggs should not be pierced first so they don't burst?"

anngerstan User ID: 956507 202030
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"I have not tried this recipe, but I was wondering how you would eat them."

prdgramma User ID: 2571924 18280
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"This worked out perfect for a mother daughter theme ("As a Hen Gathereth Her Chicks")we're having in May. I had to try them to make sure they'll work. I used brown eggs and just baked them in a greased muffin pan. Placed in a basket on each table, they're going to look adorable...and taste just as good! Thanks."

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