Did you know you can actually make baked hard boiled eggs in the oven? The eggs turn out perfectly and not a single one of them cracks! With Easter around the corner, I knew I had to try this and see for myself!
The thought had never occurred to me that baking a whole egg was even a possibility, but they turned out really well! Check out how perfect these baked hard boiled eggs are:
It’s pretty simple. Here’s the recipe, if you can even call this a recipe:
Baked Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe
- Place a dozen eggs (or however many you want) in a mini or regular muffin tin.
- Preheat the oven to 325F then put the eggs in and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and instantly immerse in cold water for 10 minutes.
- For easiest peeling, remove the shells right away, otherwise refrigerate until needed.
What I loved about baking hard boiled eggs is that not a single egg cracked!
They came out of the oven looking a little speckled. I have no idea what this stuff is but it came off in the cold water bath.
Use tongs to move the hot eggs from the muffin tin to the cold water:
You can see that those brown dots dissolved in the water:
And they came out perfectly clean!
Well, almost perfectly clean, there was a very slight brown spot where the egg was touching the muffin tin, but it was pretty subtle:
Once I peeled the egg, the inside was also slightly discolored where it touched, but that wasn’t a very big deal to me:
The eggs were cooked to perfection:
This is such an amazing way to make lots of hard boiled eggs! Think about how easy it would be for Easter! You can even get 2 Dozen Mini Muffin Pans. Just pop a couple trays in the oven and you’ll be done in no time!
And you won’t have any cracked messes! Well, okay I can’t make any guarantees, but I can say I have never boiled a dozen eggs in water before without having one or two crack. I will definitely be doing this again!
[Edit: You can see how our oven baked eggs turned out when we dyed them for Easter here.]