Learn how to make hard boiled eggs in a muffin tin in the oven with this quick and easy recipe: Oven Baked Hard Boiled Eggs. They’re ready in 30 minutes and perfectly cooked to use as is or in your favorite recipe.
Oven Baked Hard Boiled Eggs in a Muffin Tin
I have been cooking for well over forty years and even with all this experience you’d think I could make perfect hard boiled eggs. Not! Not, that is, until I finally decided to make hard boiled eggs in the oven.
You might think this is a bit strange, but stay with me, this is a very simple recipe for all levels of cooks with the results being perfection every time.
Truth be told, many cooks swear by the boil method. And, I say, if it works for you great. But for me, I’ve never found the boil method to work for me–at least not consistently.
One of the reasons might be that you have to “age” your eggs about three weeks for the boil method to work successfully. That is because “new” eggs (less than three weeks old) usually don’t boil up and peel as expected. Here’s the reason why: The Hard Truth About Boiled Eggs.
Also, in most cases, you have to add vinegar or baking soda to help the eggs peel better. For me, I don’t want to add anything to my eggs that might give them an “off” taste. Call me a purist.
The truth is, when you make hard boiled eggs in the oven, you can buy your eggs the same day and bake them as soon as you get home. And, there’s nothing you have to add to make them peel better.
I’ve tried the boil method unsuccessfully but with oven hard boiled eggs you’ll find that you’ll get consistently easy-to-peel eggs, again and again.
All you do is place your eggs in a muffin tin, place it in the oven and set your oven temperature to 375 degrees F.
The oven provides even cooking of your eggs which in turn provides consistent results. This is due to the fact that when you start from a cold oven, the temperature of the eggs heats up gradually to the final temperature you set–in this case, 375 degrees F.
And, remember: The total cooking time is 30 minutes–exactly. No more or less.
Next, remove the tins from the oven and immediately place your eggs in a large bowl of ice water to cool for 2 minutes.
NOTE: if you won’t be eating your hard boiled eggs today today, you can place the tin–eggs and all–into the refrigerator for the next day. (Cooking Tip: Be sure to place a pot holder or thick towel underneath the tin, because it will be hot and could damage your refrigerator or crack a shelf.)
Finally, peel your eggs and eat or add to your favorite recipe.
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Oh, and I forgot to tell you that you’ll find that when you make hard boiled eggs in the oven they will be perfectly cooked inside.
Now that’s what I call egg-citing!
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Oven Baked Hard Boiled Eggs
Learn how to make hard boiled eggs in a muffin tin in the oven with this quick and easy recipe: Oven Baked Hard Boiled Eggs recipe. Ready in 30 minutes and perfectly cooked.
- 12 eggs large
- Place eggs in 12-count large muffin tin.
Set oven to 375 degrees F and place eggs in cold oven.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and place directly into a large bowl of iced water for 2 minutes, or let cool in refrigerator overnight.
Peel. Eat as is or use in your favorite recipe. Enjoy!