My Favorite Egg Recipe! Baked Eggs From The Classic “Chocolate For Breakfast” Cookbook!

Time To Bake Some Eggs!

A friend of ours gave Alex a dozen FRESH eggs – yes, they have chickens – so I surprised Alex last week with “Eggs two days two ways” – and wanted to share the recipe for day one – Baked Eggs!

The idea for baked eggs – and the gorgeous photo above by Photographer Marc Hoberman, comes from my good friend Barbara Passino, who included this recipe in her terrific cookbook “Chocolate For Breakfast”!

My close friend Barbara Passino ran Napa Valley’s best bed-n-breakfast for many years, and always served Chocolate as part of her two-course breakfast…she released her own cookbook and this recipe is from that book – let’s get started!

Baked Eggs Recipe:

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.

I like to load my baked eggs up with goodies inside the dish, so I browned a pound of sausage, then added garlic and onions and sweated them down…then added spinach:

You see what’s happening here…next, take your baking dish – I used a moderate sized round ramekin, greased up inside with butter – then loaded each one up halfway with my mixture – Barbara adds a splash of cream first, but since I was forced – er, “EAGER” to do a “Whole30” regimen, I left the cream out:

Next is the fun part: crack two eggs into each ramekin, right on top of the sausage mixture…I like to keep the yolk whole, but it doesn’t matter – whatever you like…then I sprinkle Oregano, Thyme and Paprika over them:

The ramekins are next placed in a “bain marie” – a water bath – fill a baking dish half full of warm water and put the ramekins in, then into the oven for 20-25 minutes…an FYI: Barbara’s original recipe includes a combination of cheddar, swiss and parmesan cheese grated over the top, but as you know, I was being “Whole30’d”, so I left that out:

Behold My Baked Eggs!

25 minutes later, here are my baked eggs – I like the yoke who because then you get a big chunk when you dig in…

Thanks to Barbara for her incredible recipe – even though I stuffed my baked eggs with lots of extras, and her recipe is a more refined, classic approach, which I would have done if not for that “Whole30” thing…like I said, this recipe is just one of dozens and dozens that are in her incredible cookbook:

You can buy this terrific cookbook by clicking here:

This was part of a “Eggs Two Days Two Ways” food adventure, and Alex posted this on Instagram to celebrate day one:

What did I make her on day two? That recipe still to come!

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16 replies

  1. This looks like a really delicious meal, John.

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  2. Nice one, John… I love eggs any which way a tasty sounding recipe 😀 x

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  3. Looks great, John. I’m concerned about chocolate for breakfast though. Except in Pain Au Chocolat of course.

    I spotted Maldon Sea Salt, On a side note, no less than 10 of my close relatives live in that Essex town! 🙂
    It is on the sea estuary of the River Blackwater, and a favourite spot for Londoners to move to.
    Best wishes, Pete.


  4. Sounds good. I could skip the cream but I would add the cheese!

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  5. Sounds wonderful, John. Even without the organic cream and cheese I would have added. But with the sausage and spinach and eggs, you really don’t need it. My husband does not like eggs that are not scrambled, so that’s how I’ll make these.

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  6. Yum, looks wonderful! I’ll have to try it; with lots of cream and cheese! 🙂

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