Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole is one of our favorite healthy breakfast recipes. It uses simple ingredients to make a breakfast that is tasty, delicious, and fun!

toad in the hole

Add some fruit on the side, and you have a complete breakfast!

This is easy enough for children to make on their own, with some supervision.

This Toad in the Hole recipe makes one serving, and is easily multiplied.

Check that you have these staples at home

  • in the cupboard

    • whole wheat bread
    • salt
    • pepper

  • in the fridge or freezer

    • butter
    • eggs

Get out your equipment

  • Essential

    • a skillet
    • a small bowl

  • Nice to have but not necessary

    • a round cookie cutter (if not, use a small drinking glass)
    • an egg separator (if you have eaters who don't like yolks!)

    The recipe


    1 slice of bread

    1 egg



    Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
    While it heats, butter the bread on one side.

    Cut a circle from the middle of the bread.

    Break the egg into a small bowl.

    Put a dab of butter in the center of the skillet.
    Place the bread, butter side down, into the warm skillet.
    Gently pour the egg into the hole.

    Break the yolk, or not, as you choose.
    Sprinkle the egg with salt and pepper, to taste.

    When the egg has set, flip it over and cook the other side briefly.


    • Use your favorite bread in place of the whole wheat.

    Ideas for making this recipe your own

    • According to my family, this recipe is perfect as it is! If you have any ideas to improve upon it, please let us know!


    • I use a cast iron skillet to make this dish. Cast iron is the best non-stick cookware there is! If you don't have a non-stick pan, you may need to put some extra butter or oil in your pan to keep your Toad from sticking.

    • If you (like me) have a child who doesn't like yolks, remove the yolk and use just the white. An egg separator works well for this job.

    • Save the cut-out circle of bread and fry it separately. My kids love to eat these!

    Menu suggestion

    Serve this dish with

    • slices of apple and orange

    • a glass of apple juice

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