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Egg in a hole recipe (gluten free & dairy free)

Tara Klippert
This recipe for egg in a hole uses gluten free bread and dairy free (vegan) butter. You can also use regular bread and butter and it will turn out just as good!
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Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 376 kcal


  • Stove top
  • Large fryer pan
  • Butter knife
  • Glass shot glass


  • 2 pieces gluten-free bread (thawed)
  • 4 tbsp vegan butter (or regular butter)
  • 2 eggs


  • Make sure to take your bread and butter out to thaw/soften ahead of time.
  • Heat your pan on low to medium heat.
  • Using a butter knife, butter both sides of 2 pieces of bread. Roughly 1 tablespoon per side.
  • Using your shot glass, punch out a hole in the middle of both pieces of bread. Save both of the bread circles you cut out. You will fry these as well and they are excellent for dipping in the egg yolk.
  • Once your pan is heated, place all of your buttered bread into the pan, including the circles you cut out. If you are worried about sticking, you can add some additional butter to the pan ahead of time.
  • Gently crack and add 1 egg into each piece of bread in the pan - directly into the cut out circle. Tip: often I crack my eggs into a bowl first. That way you can pull out any bits of shell that may have cracked off.
  • Fry the first side for roughly 4 to 5 minutes or until the bottom is getting golden brown. Tip: you can use a flipper to gently lift the corner of your frying bread up so you can peek under and see if it’s ready to flip.
  • Using a flipper, flip each piece of bread gently to its other side. Be careful as you don’t want to break your egg yolk!
  • Fry this side for roughly 1 to 2 minutes. This side doesn’t need much time as it is already mostly cooked through from the other side. You also don’t want to overcook your egg and have it harden up. Dipping the bread in the egg yolk is the best part!



Above in the blog post I provide recipe ingredient substitutions as well as dietary modifications. I also provide step-by-step instructions with photos to make this recipe.


Calories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 8.5gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 280mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 2g
Keyword dairy free, gluten free
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