Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 6 mins

A quick breakfast dish that is low in fat, cholesterol free, high in protein, and sure to please children and adults alike. I created this recipe from the egg toast my mom used to make with butter, white bread, and eggs, simply variating it to my preferences. It tastes exactly like hers, only I feel better eating it knowing that it's good for me.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, without hydrogenated oil (I prefer Nature's Own)
  • spray butter
  • egg substitute
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • salt and pepper


  1. Heat a medium frying pan on medium heat after spraying it with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Rip a hole in the middle of each slice of bread using a cookie cutter or just your fingers.
  3. Next, spray one side of each piece of bread and one side of the torn out bread with spray butter.
  4. Once the skillet is hot, place the bread on the skillet buttered side down and pour enough egg substitute into the hole to fill it.
  5. Put the torn out bread in the skillet buttered side down and spray the exposed sides of all the bread with spray butter.
  6. Once the bottom of the egg is set and the bread has turned a golden brown, sprinkle some salt and pepper onto it, if you like, and turn bread over with a spatula.
  7. Once the torn out bread has turned golden brown, turn it also.
  8. This may occur before the egg toast or after, you must simply check.
  9. Allow all bread to become golden brown and egg to become set, and serve alone or with other breakfast items.
Most Helpful

I'd rate this 6 stars if I could. Its wonderful, especially for those of us who have problems with eating eggs. Very easy to make, One variation I made was to add a pinch of your favourite herb or a drop or two of tabasco sauce to the egg substitute. This make it really interesting.

Sandra Hyde August 13, 2002

This has been a favorite for years! We call it "egg in the eye." By cutting the "eye" 30% larger than in the photos here, we fit a whole egg in each center. Taking the toast off the griddle while the yolk is a bit soft provides a wonderfully tasty and colorful meal! Oh, and anyone not on a diet will love the taste of real butter instead of the spray. :)

amy.cleaveland July 19, 2009

This was a cute little recipe! I cut the holes with the bottom (or top) of a cup ... I'm not sure what it's called, but it has holes on both ends!! Anyway, I used Pam instead of spray butter when spraying the bread... I cooked them together in the pan, but I think I should have done one at a time while holding down the bread around the hole. As it was, when I poured in the egg substitute (I used 1/4 cup of All Whites, to which I added chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper), it flowed under the bread and I sort of ended up with one side of French toast, and just a thin film of egg substitute in the hole! It didn't affect the taste at all, it just didn't look as pretty. Thanks for posting!

brokenburner February 06, 2009