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Eggs in a Bagel Hole, gluten-free

These Eggs in a Bagel Hole will be your favourite way to enjoy baked eggs. It's quick to prepare, fun to make, nutritious, and absolutely delicious. It's the perfect way to start the day or even enjoy as a light and healthy lunch or dinner option, and as always, they're gluten-free!

Eggs in a Bagel Hole, gluten-free
Eggs in a Bagel Hole, gluten-free

Let's begin 2023 with one of the easiest recipes anyone can make and I can just about guarantee that these Baked Egg in a Bagel Hole, will be made, not only for breakfast but also for lunch and even dinner!


What is a Egg in a Bagel Hole

When I was a little girl, my parents would sometimes cut a round hole in sliced bread, place it in a frying pan and crack an egg in the centre of it. They used to call it 'egg in bread' which I later found out, some countries call this 'eggs in a nest' or 'toad in a hole' LOL!!


I wanted to recreate this recipe, without frying the bread and egg and hence came up with baking the bagels and eggs instead. This fun twist on a breakfast bagel is with fresh baby spinach, slices of ripe tomatoes, spanish onion, creamy feta and perfectly baked sunny side up eggs.



Watch How To Make It

Helpful Tips

Bagels

The bagels I have chosen to use are these Sourdough Bagels by Gluten Freedom. They are gluten free, dairy and soy free and taste just like tradtional bagels. If you are not a coeliac or have a gluten intolerance, then traditional bagels work just the same.

These are the Gluten Freedom Bagels I have used for this recipe.


Eggs

Use medium size eggs. This is the perfect size for the yolk to sit in the bagel hole. The egg whites will overflow, and that is perfectly normal, as it spreads over the bagel and cooks nice and crisp in the oven.


Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Make sure you drizzle plenty of extra virgin olive oil over the bagel before placing the spinach over the top. This keeps the bagel moist and adds plenty of flavour and nutrition, whilst preventing it from drying.


Feta or Dairy Free Feta

Greek Feta goes perfectly with the tomatoes, onions and spinach in this recipe. However, if you're like me and can't eat dairy, then choose a soy or cashew based feta or spread that will stay firm whilst baking. I have found coconut based feta may melt in comparison to a cashew based feta.

There are many to choose from but I am a huge fan of the Nutty Bay Range


Salad Ingredients

I love the combination of baby spinach, tomatoes and onions, however, this recipe suits any combination of salad, including adding red capsicum, corn and even thin slices of zucchini. I suggest looking at what you have in your refrigerator and experiment with ingredient combinations!



Eggs in a Bagel Hole, gluten-free
Eggs in a Bagel Hole, gluten-free

How to Make Eggs in Bagel Hole
  1. Preheat the oven 200°C fan forced / 220°C conventional oven / 425°F and line a baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Using a sharp knife, evenly cut the bagels in half and place them onto the baking tray. Drizzle with plenty of extra virgin olive oil.

  3. Place a few baby spinach leaves over the cut side of the bagel, but do not cover the bagel hole.

  4. Carefully crack each egg and gently place it in the centre of the bagel, making sure the yolk sits in the bagel hole. It is normal for the egg white to spill over the top of the bagel and even overflow a little.

  5. Top with slices of tomato, onion, crumbled feta, and season well.

  6. Bake and Enjoy!


Eggs in a Bagel Hole, gluten-free
Eggs in a Bagel Hole, gluten-free
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And there we have it. The best breakfast bagel that only takes 12 minutes to cook! I'm sure you'll love my Eggs in a Bagel Hole.

Happy Creating!

Margaret


Eggs in a Bagel Hole, gluten-free
Eggs in a Bagel Hole, gluten-free


Eggs in a Bagel Hole, gluten-free

Serves 4

Prep 10 minutes

Bake 12 minutes


INGREDIENTS


4 bagels, sliced in half (I’ve used Gluten Freedom Bagels)

8 medium size eggs

1 cup baby spinach

2 small Roma tomatoes, sliced thinly

1 small red onion, sliced thinly

100g feta, crumbled (alternatively use dairy-free feta)

Extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt

Freshly ground pepper

Parsley to garnish


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Preheat oven to 200°C fan forced / 220°C conventional oven / 425°F and line a baking tray with baking paper.


2. Slice bagels in half and place the cut side up on a tray. Drizzle each with extra virgin olive oil.


3. Begin by placing a few leaves of baby spinach onto each bagel. Next, crack an egg into the center of each bagel, allowing the yolk to sit in the bagel hole.


4. Top the bagel with slices of tomato, onion, crumbled feta, parsley, and season.


5. Bake for 12-13 minutes for a soft-centered egg or 15-16 minutes for a harder yolk.


6. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the top and serve.


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Eggs in a Bagel Hole, gluten-free
Eggs in a Bagel Hole, gluten-free

Recipe and Photography Margaret Pahos for @CreateCookShare

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Jun 20, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Obsessed and loved it was all in one tray. Thanks you.

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