It is so easy to make Christmas reindeer eggs in a basket. Your kids will get a fun breakfast and you will be happy that they are getting good whole foods without a bunch of sugar.
My Dad always made us a breakfast that he called a “one eye.” It was a piece of bread with the middle torn out and a fried egg in the hole. A simple meal that we always enjoyed as kids.
I’ve discovered that what I knew as a one eye is called about a thousand other names by others! According to Wikipedia you might call this dish eggs in a hole, eggs in a frame, one-eyed Jack, Toad in the hole, or gashouse eggs.
And after the Turkey shaped Thanksgiving eggs in a basket were such a hit, I knew a Rudolph version was required for December.
This simple Christmas reindeer eggs in a basket is easy to make without any special ingredients. You probably have everything in your pantry to make this right now.
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Christmas Reindeer Eggs in a Basket
Making easy and fun food for kids is a great way to get those little mouths interested in what you serve on their plate. And when it is shaped like their favorite reindeer, it is definitely a fun morning.
This holiday shaped breakfast is made with minimal sugar (just one M&M for that bright shiny nose) & you could even sub that if desired. It is nice to be able to serve the kiddos a character breakfast that is pretty healthy vs. a big bowl of red and green sugary cereal.
Here is what you need to make some Christmas reindeer eggs in a basket breakfast meals.
Ingredients for Rudolph Egg in a Hole
- Red M&M’s or even a Dried Cranberry
How to Make Reindeer One Eye Holiday Breakfast
This breakfast is so easy to create. If you can make bacon and eggs, you can make this Christmas reindeer eggs in a basket.
Start by taking a piece of bread and removing most of the middle. You can do this by tearing it out with your hands (my Dad’s preferred method) or using a round cookie cutter.
Melt about half a tablespoon to a tablespoon of butter in a skillet & place your bread in the skillet over medium heat.
Crack an egg into the hole. You can season with salt and pepper if you like but I don’t when it is for the kids. They are plain Jane eaters.
Allow the egg to cook enough to where you can flip the toast/egg combo. Flip it and continue cooking the egg to your desired level. I cook these over hard when for the kids because they don’t like runny eggs.
Once the eggs are done and the toast has browned up some, remove the toast from the pan. Add your reindeer bacon antlers onto the plate and position your bread.
For the eyes, add two raisins to the bread. Next, place a red M&M or a dried cranberry in the center to represent Rudolph’s nose.
Serve your Christmas reindeer eggs in a basket to your kids and watch them eat up a wholesome holiday breakfast that is actually good for them.
- Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat.
- Remove a circle from the bread.
- Place the bread in the skillet & crack an egg into the whole.
- Fry the egg/bread until it is done enough to flip.
- Flip the egg in a basket and cook until your egg reaches your desired level. (I do over hard eggs for the kids but runny is great if they like it)
- Arrange your bacon slices into reindeer antlers & place the egg in a basket underneath.
- Place the raisins and M&M to create eyes and a nose and serve.