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Egg in the Hole with Bursted Tomatoes (Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch Idea)

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This recipe for Egg in the Hole with Bursted Tomatoes has been sponsored by Little Northern Bakehouse. All opinions listed are 100% my own.

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Mother's Day is right around the corner and I have learned that I LOVE brunch more than any other eating time. I guess the reason for that is because it combines my love of breakfast with my love of lunch and dinner. In fact, you can totally get super creative with so many varieties.

Since Mother's Day is upon us, I thought I would share with you one of my absolute favorite recipes on the planet — egg in the hole. Of course, with it being Mother's Day, I wanted to really punch up the flavor, so we added some bursted tomatoes and chopped chives on top for the perfect brunch dish.

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How to Make Egg in the Hole with Bursted Tomatoes

long form pin for egg in the hole

Egg in the hole is one of the easiest recipes you can make. All you need is white bread, a biscuit cutter, and that's it. Of course, I always like to take my recipes over the top a little.

little northern bakehouse bread cut to use for egg in the hole

I created some bursted tomatoes in the oven to top this egg in the hole recipe with and then added some chopped chives for an elegant touch.

egg in the hole with cut opening and bursted tomatoes

To make this recipe, simply take your biscuit cutter and cut through each piece of bread round and set the circles aside. You are going to toast these as well.

Now, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. On a sheet pan covered with parchment paper, place your cherry tomatoes. Toss them with a little olive oil and sprinkle on some salt and pepper.

cherry tomatoes being prepared to go in the oven

Cook for about 10-15 minutes until they begin to shrivel and burst just a bit. Remove from the oven and set aside.

While the tomatoes are cooking in the oven, take a skillet and add to it 3 tablespoons of butter. Turn the heat to medium and let the butter melt.

melting pan in a skillet

Once the butter is melted, take your bread that has the hole in the center and place in the pan with the butter. I know it sounds like a lot of butter, but trust me on this — you are going to need it.

adding bread to the skillet for egg in the hole

Be sure to push your bread down a little around the circle so that there is no way your egg can escape. Now, take your egg and crack it into the center of the bread. Be easy so as not to break the yolk.

placing egg in the center of the toast for egg in the hole

Now, those cute little circles that you cut out can also be placed in the pan to toast up as well.

Once the white has set completely and the toast has browned, you are going to gently flip it so that you don't break the yolk. If there is not much butter left in the pan, you can add another tablespoon so that the other side of the bread toasts.

adding bread rounds to the pan with egg in the hole

Kick Your Egg in the Hole Up a Notch

Once the bread has toasted on both sides and your egg whites have set, remove from the pan and place on a plate. Make sure you do not overcook your egg in the hole. You want the center to still be juicy — because that is what those circle rounds are for!

egg in the hole with cut opening and bursted tomatoes

Then top with those bursted tomatoes and chopped chives. It's a very elegant and easy brunch recipe for Mother's Day. Of course, if you prefer a more basic egg dish, you can check out this post on how to cook the perfect Sunny-Side Up Eggs (and there is a video too!)

I really loved using the Little Northen Bakehouse Wide Sliced White Gluten-Free bread for this recipe. It made the perfect size for a great breakfast or brunch meal.

little northern bakehouse bread in the bag

Unlike traditional and gluten-free bread currently on the market, Little Northern Bakehouse bread is certified as Glyphosate Residue Free and display the Bio-Checked Non-Glyphosate Certified seal.

With this, people like me can feel confident that Little Northern Bakehouse products use third-party testing. This is to confirm the absence of this chemical which The World Health Organization classifies as a “probable carcinogen,” or cancer-causing substance.

Yield: 2 servings

Egg in the Hole with Bursted Tomatoes (Perfect Mother's Day Brunch Idea)

egg in the hole with cut opening and bursted tomatoes

This easy recipe for egg in the hole is perfect for your Mother's Day brunch.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


For the tomatoes

  • 1 cup of grape or cherry tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

For the Egg in the Hole

  • 2 slices of Little Northern Bakehouse Wide Sliced White Bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped fresh chives


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the tomatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle on the olive oil and sprinkle on salt and pepper
  2. Bake the tomatoes for 10-15 minutes until they begin to shrivel and burst.
  3. While the tomatoes are cooking, let's make your egg in the hole.
  4. With a biscuit cutter press a hole in the center of the slice of bread.
  5. Heat a skillet over medium heat and melt in the butter. When the butter is all spread out, place the slice of bread in the skillet as well as the bread circles and crack the egg straight into the center of the hole.
  6. Cook until the egg sets a bit on the bottom, 30 to 45 seconds. Sprinkle the egg with salt and pepper. After about a minute, flip it over with a spatula and salt and pepper the other side.
  7. Move the toast around in the skillet, soaking up all of the butter. Let it cook until the yolk feels soft. 
  8. Remove from skillet and place on a plate. Top with bursted tomatoes and chopped chives.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 toast

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 232mgSodium: 582mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 9g

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