French baguette egg boats are the perfect recipe whether you’re hosting family members for the holidays or just want a no-fuss brunch recipe.
It’s that time of year again.
Family members are coming to stay, and get-togethers are planned for just about every weekend. Thankfully, these french baguette egg boats are an easy and delicious way to feed a crowd without too much effort.
You see, I find the idea of preparing a hot breakfast in the morning just dreadful.
Every now and then I might make a large batch of protein pancakes for the family, but it’s messy and takes the whole morning. Our busy family of five doesn’t have time for that.
But feeding houseguests bowls of cold cereal or store-bought pastries feels pretty lame, too.
That’s why I was thrilled to come across this recipe for baked egg boats last year at Spoon Fork Bacon. They are the perfect alternative to breakfast quiche or pans of scrambled eggs. Even better, they are awesome for a large crowd or for a midday party.
Here’s a fun tip for serving french baguette egg boats at a party:
Bake the egg boats up to 2 hours in advance until just barely set.
When cool, slice the egg boats into 1/2 to 1-inch coins. Arrange the coins in a pretty oven-safe platter and cover with foil. Keep the coins in the warm oven as it cools down.
They will stay warm, but won’t overcook. When it’s time to serve, place the hot platter on a trivet. This is how we served a spinach and feta version of these delicious egg boats at baby E’s baptism last fall.
Whether you’re hosting family members for the holidays, or just want to have a delicious no-fuss brunch recipe that won’t destroy your kitchen and take all morning, these french baguette egg boats are sure to be a hit.
French Baguette Egg Boats
French Baguette Egg Boats
French baguette egg boats are the perfect recipe whether you're hosting family members for the holidays or just want a no-fuss brunch recipe.
- 1 French Baguette, approximately 18 inches long and 2 inches in diameter
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 C whole milk or cream
- 1 cup frozen chopped broccoli, defrosted and chopped into small pieces
- 1/2 to 1 C Shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat your oven to 325°F. Prepare a sheet pan with a layer of aluminum foil or parchment paper. Make sure the sheet pan is big enough to hold your entire baguette.
- Cut a trench in the baguette at least a half an inch to 1 inch wide.
- Beat together eggs and milk in a large bowl. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Spoon a small amount of egg mixture into the bottom of the trench, and press a thin layer of broccoli on top of the egg mixture. Add more egg mixture on top, and then layer with cheddar cheese.
- Continue to add egg mixture to the baguette for the next 15 minutes, waiting for the egg to get absorbed between additions. This step is key to ensuring the bread is saturated with egg mixture, so you get a nice custardy center.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes until the egg mixture is solid on top.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
(Adapted from Spoon Fork Bacon)
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Janine Huldie says
These look so yummy and also so easy to make. Totally going to have to try for the upcoming brunch holiday season. Thanks Leslie for the awesome idea happynowlinkup
The Rambler says
yum yum yummy! Will give this a try in Xmas when going home to Hawaii to spend with the family. #happynowlinkup.
These look absolutely delicious. I don’t think your guests will want to leave after they’ve tried them #happynowbloglinkup x
Kellie - Hooray for Moms says
These look delicious! I absolutely love brunch (I mean, who doesn’t, right?) but I’ve never thought to mix eggs with a baguette – YUM! Must try. #happynowlinkup
Antionette Blake says
This is a perfect holiday brunch recipe, I love berries and bread! #TrafficJamWeekend
Christine Tatum says
Sounds delicious! I know I will be making this very soon!
Great recipe. What if I sliced a French loaf and soaked it in the egg mixture?! Would that not work? Thanks
You could do that, but it would end up more like a French toast casserole. The great thing about the egg mixture being inside the baguette here is that it’s easy for people to grab and eat, even if they’re just using their fingers.
Absolutely loved the recipe! Fun, easy and delicious!! French baguette egg boats ????
I’ve never heard of cooking eggs in a baguette – what a creative idea! This would be perfect for a brunch get together or large spread. Such a simple but tasty idea!
Such a fun and great way to serve baguette. The perfect brunch recipe – I am sure guests will love this!
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I absolutely love this idea. This would actually be perfect for any occasion. I will be trying this soon 🙂
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
These look great. Now I want to do a brunch buffet! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – Have a great week ahead.
I am always looking for breakfast ideas, especially for when we have company. This one is perfect – thank you.
Justin Birkholz says
Wow, that looks incredible! I’ve never made anything like this but now I really want to try it.
My kids would love this (probably minus the broccoli)! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty link Party. Pinned.
We have done this and everyone loves it. Found you on Bloggers Pit Stop.
Antonia @ Zoale says
Thank you for bringing your delicious egg boats to Fiesta Friday. I love this idea!
These french baguette egg boats sound marvelous. I can’t wait to try them. I’m think that tomorrow would be a great day for that! Thank you for sharing at Dare to Share link party.
Karen, the next best thing to mummy says
I love a French stick so will definitely be trying this #ourminilinkyprty@_karendennis
Miz Helen says
Your French Baguette Egg Boats are a great idea, looks great! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Jann Olson says
Very creative and sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Colleen - Faith, hope, love, & luck says
I think I just found my breakfast for next Saturday morning!!!