Egg in a Hole Waffles

by Erin

For Secret Recipe Club this month, I was assigned to Jamie’s blog, Mom’s Test Kitchen. I enjoyed browsing through her recipes such as Grape Soda Cupcakes, Tri-Pepper Quesadillas with Creamy Chipotle Sauce, and Apple Pie Dip. In the end I decided on a deceptively simple breakfast item.


I’m sure you’re familiar with egg in a hole but have you ever seen it in a waffle? This recipe is prepared just as if it were a piece of bread, with the hole cut into the center of a waffle. Instead of Eggo’s Thick & Fluffy waffles (as noted by the ingredient list) I went with a cheaper not-thick store brand. The eggs overflowed slightly but in a good way, distributing the egg over the waffle a little. This is easy enough to prepare on a weekday and fun enough to serve on the weekend – maybe with homemade waffles!

Egg in a Hole Waffles

Two years ago: Apple Cider Pancakes


Serves 2


2 Eggo Thick & Fluffy waffles (I used whole grain waffles), thawed

2 eggs

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

Salt & pepper


  1. Using a round medium-sized biscuit or cookie cutter, cut a circle out of the middle of each waffle.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the butter. Tip and tilt the pan to coat it and add the waffle slices to the pan. (I also cooked the cut out circles.)
  3. Carefully crack an egg into each waffle hole. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the waffles are golden and the egg whites begin to set. Season with salt & pepper and use a spatula to carefully flip each waffle over.
  4. Continue to cook until the egg whites are set but the yolk is still soft, about 2-3 minutes more.

Source: Mom’s Test Kitchen


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JJ @ 84thand3rd December 4, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Such a great idea and SRC pick!

Elle November 28, 2013 - 11:01 pm

I’ve tried making egg in a hole toast before, and it didn’t work out too well for me (egg was too runny… it looked more like french toast).

I do really like the combination of having waffles and eggs for breakfast.

So I have to try it with the egg inside the waffle next time. This is going to be perfect for this weekend’s Sunday brunch!

SallyBR November 26, 2013 - 7:47 pm

Having never tasted a waffle (I know, it’s odd!) this could be a good intro to one! :-)

Hope you had a nice Reveal Day and will be enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) November 26, 2013 - 6:32 am

This is my most favorite thing! I love eggs and I love waffles so, yeah. Breakfast of my dreams right here!

Joanne November 26, 2013 - 5:42 am

I always have a hard time choosing between waffles and eggs…so I’m super enamored with this.

Emily @ Life on Food November 26, 2013 - 5:33 am

This is so much fun. I have a friend who loves this breakfast but I have not had an egg in toast or a waffles. My mom clearly did not know what was in when I was little. I like the idea of a waffle better. Great pick!

Tara November 25, 2013 - 8:38 pm

Such a fun breakfast recipe!

natalie@thesweetslife November 25, 2013 - 8:17 pm

kind of obsessed with waffles lately, and i’m always up for an egg so these sound like the perfect breakfast!

Melissa November 25, 2013 - 5:15 pm

What a great way to mix it up at breakfast time! Thanks for sharing! :)

Avril November 25, 2013 - 4:51 pm

I love egg in the hole! I make it with toast but goodness waffles are brilliant! Fabulous SRC pick!

vanillasugarblog November 25, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Oh erin this is just brilliant!!

spiffycookie November 25, 2013 - 2:48 pm

Thanks! Unfortunately I cannot take credit for it.

Nicole (@hapatite) November 25, 2013 - 2:47 pm

at first I was going to say “but I don’t have a waffle iron”, then I saw your comment that they were store bought.


Traci November 25, 2013 - 2:40 pm

What a great recipe! We love breakfast for dinner, and this would be the perfect recipe. Happy SRC day!

Rebekah @ Making Miracles November 25, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Such a cute idea – that would be fun to do with my son on the weekend. :)

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel November 25, 2013 - 1:21 pm

These are so fun! I love sweet & salty combos, so I’d definitely eat these covered in maple syrup!

Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines November 25, 2013 - 12:42 pm

My grandson would love these waffles! Great src pick. Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines~ Happy Thanksgiving~

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes November 25, 2013 - 9:47 am

Definitely a great twist on a favorite brunch dish! Need to buy a waffle maker asap, so many great recipes I can’t try!

spiffycookie November 25, 2013 - 10:16 am

This recipe actually uses store-bought waffles, no iron required!

Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen November 25, 2013 - 9:32 am

I’m so glad you liked this recipe! They were fun to make & you’re completely right about it being easy enough for a weekday breakfast but fun for the weekend!! :)


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