Breakfast tortilla cups

A tasty way to get kids busy in the kitchen!

Don’t you just love those simple recipes that taste absolutely amazing? This nutritious, family-friendly breakfast or brunch option would be fun to offer as an interactive cooking station to get kids involved in the kitchen. It’s an easy-to-assemble dish that requires minimal adult supervision to prepare, even for younger children. In my experience, kids will often be more interested in trying new foods if they have a little control over their choices, so I suggest offering the toppings buffet-style, so they can select what they want to add in with their eggs. If you enjoy this recipe, you might also like these fabulous breakfast enchiladas.


  • 10 small (4 inch/10 cm) flour tortillas (if you can’t find these; cut larger ones to size)
  • vegetable oil or cooking spray
  • 6 large eggs
  • salt, pepper
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons (30 – 45 mL) each of whatever toppings you like (diced peppers, minced green onions, diced tomatoes, crumbled crispy bacon, shredded cheddar, etc.)
  • salsa or ketchup, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Lightly brush one side of the tortillas with a little bit of vegetable oil (or use cooking spray). Gently press the tortillas, oiled side down, into the compartments of a muffin pan; they’ll fold a little as you fit them in.
  • Crack the eggs into a 2 cup (500 mL) measuring cup; add a little salt and pepper. Whisk together with a fork until a bit frothy.
  • Carefully pour the egg mixture into the tortilla cups, dividing evenly.
  • Sprinkle toppings over eggs, as desired, avoiding the temptation to put more than about a half-teaspoon (2.5 mL) of each topping in the tortilla cups, otherwise they’ll overflow.
  • Bake for 13 – 15 minutes, until eggs are cooked (you can determine this by carefully jiggling the pan; the eggs should be set and therefore not wiggly).
  • Serve hot or at room temperature, with salsa or ketchup if desired.

Makes 10 delicious breakfast cups; recipe can easily be multiplied.

Author: Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. If you enjoy this space be sure to check out my Rogers TV Ottawa cooking show, Paula Roy's Favourite Foods, available on local cable, streaming and a dedicated playlist on Rogers TV's YouTube channel.

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