13 TikTok Egg Hacks That'll Change The Way You Do Breakfast

Breakfast is such an important meal of the day. You've probably heard of the proverb about how you should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. What it means is that it's best to make a real meal out of the first meal of the day, and make it one of your main meals. You can't beat eggs at breakfast as they're just so darned versatile. There are plenty of delicious egg recipes you'll wish you knew sooner.

Mashed recipes are super creative too. You only have to try our easy breakfast nachos recipe or our cheesy bacon breakfast pizza to enjoy your morning eggs as you've never tried them before. To make you leap out of bed with egg-citement (sorry!), here are 13 TikTok egg hacks that'll change the way you do breakfast. So, wake up this weekend and feel inspired to start the day in a different way. Just make sure you've got enough eggs before you start. 

Make an omelet-style fried sandwich

If there's one TikTok egg hack that's really gone viral in 2023, it's a technique that creates an omelet-style fried sandwich in a pan. You can add it to your repertoire of egg hacks that you know. It's so simple once you know how. You'll probably never make a hot egg sandwich any other way. If you want to serve it with bacon, then fry a couple slices first because the egg is really quick to cook.

Add beaten eggs to a greased pan as if you're cooking an omelet. Then add two slices of buttered bread side by side on top of the eggs — butter side facing up. Once the eggs are cooked, flip them together with the bread so the buttered sides of bread can now brown. Then add the cooked bacon and any other ingredients, such as onion, tomato, and herbs with some spices, on top of the eggs. You also might want to add a slice of American cheese. Once the bread is done, remove the whole thing from the heat and fold the two pieces of bread together to make a sandwich. You can also fry the slices of bread first if you'd prefer. To create a classic breakfast taste, add in some cooked bacon or bacon bits with the cheese before closing the sandwich. You can also use a flour tortilla instead of bread or substitute in a spring roll wrapper to make our rice paper omelet recipe.

Mix egg white into oatmeal

When you can't decide between an egg or some oatmeal for breakfast, have both. That doesn't mean eating a poached egg first, for example, and then some oats. You can actually combine them with a protein-boosting TikTok hack. Make your oatmeal in a pan with some milk, water, and a pinch of salt. You can also add some bananas. Take the pan off the heat and slowly pour in a little egg white and stir thoroughly. Serve your eggy oatmeal with a splash of vanilla extract if you want and some berries on top for a splash of color and some vitamin C.

It's not just TikTok-land that loves this idea. In an interview with Elle, actress Jennifer Aniston explains how she whips egg white into her oatmeal too. She likes the "fluffy texture" it creates. She also enjoys eggs with avocado for breakfast . Since the egg white is going to change the texture of your oatmeal rather than overpower the taste, you can throw in whatever other flavorful ingredients you like. The warm oatmeal will cook out the egg so that it's safe to eat. And don't throw away the egg yolk either, as you can use this to make another dish. For example, you could make cured egg yolks by covering them with sugar and salt for a week before baking and grating them over your favorite dishes. Try grating them on avocado or another breakfast food.

Make round eggs that fit a muffin

When you order a McMuffin, the cooked egg is always perfectly round and fits exactly to the size of your muffin halves. It gives just the right amount of egg in each bite along with the other ingredients. Breakfast isn't the time to be picking up a toasted sandwich with greasy egg whites hanging out the side or a lopsided yolk that doesn't fit under the bread. But how do you get a round egg? With a TikTok hack, of course.

Spritz a muffin tin with oil, and fill the cups with water so that they are fairly full but not right to the brim. Crack an egg into each one, making sure to not break the yolk. Season with salt and pepper then bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 11 to 15 minutes. Your poached eggs are done once the egg whites are set. You can also bake eggs without the water. Want more than eggs? Fill half of the muffin cups with your eggs and water and the other half with folded over flour tortillas so they create mini baskets. Fill these tortillas with cheese, then bake everything at the same time. When done, add some fried sausage to the cheesy nests and top with your cooked eggs. Or make our copycat Starbucks bacon, cheddar, and egg sandwich recipe and fry your eggs in a mason jar ring to get that perfect circular shape. 

Cook eggs on toast in an air fryer

One of the best fried breakfasts you can make is an egg on toast with bacon. However, you might not want to start heating up oil in a frying pan and smoking up the kitchen, let alone munching down on a greasy meal. If only you could make a fried breakfast with eggs in the air fryer. Well, you can with a simple yet effective TikTok hack to show you how.

Butter two slices of bread and put them in your air fryer butter-side down. Using the back of a tablespoon, press into the middle of each slice to create a slight well in the bread. Crack an egg into each of these indentations. Wrap a slice of raw bacon around each egg so that it's not covering the egg but isn't falling off the edge of the bread either. You want the meat lay flat and frame the eggs. Season and cook in the air fryer so that the bread browns and crisps up and the egg and bacon cook too. You can also follow our air fryer French toast recipe for another egg hack that'll change the way you do breakfast.

Add cottage cheese to scrambled eggs

There are many chefs' techniques for scrambled eggs to choose from that offer tips on how to get the fluffiest, creamiest, and most delicious results. However, that doesn't mean to say that all the best ideas come from the pros. One of the simplest ways to add even more protein to the first meal of the day comes from a TikTok hack. As well as being protein-enriching, it also tastes so velvety and good.

Crack a couple of eggs into a bowl, and then spoon in a generous amount of cottage cheese. This low-fat product is one of the old-school ingredients that are making a comeback right now, and it's so versatile. Try adding ½ cup of cottage cheese per four eggs so you get the right balance. Whisk together, then scramble your eggs as you usually would. The blandish taste of cottage cheese means that you can still enjoy the taste of the eggs with this method. However, you could sprinkle on some chopped chives and enjoy your eggs on toast with some cherry tomatoes on the side. While you're enjoying the eggs and cheese combo at the start of your day, try our slow cooker scrambled eggs recipe. Shredded cheese and cream are added to whisked-up eggs and cooked to perfection over two hours. The only issue is you'll have to get up super early to make them.

Crack an egg into a frozen onion ring

A great culinary tip that you may have heard about is frying an egg inside an onion ring. As the egg cooks, so too does the onion ring. You can add both to a burger or a breakfast sandwich if you like. The onion rings stop the egg white from spreading all over the pan and create a neat-looking round-shaped egg too. Trust a TikTok hack to create a variation of this idea that you'll definitely want to try.

Instead of a raw onion ring, add a breadcrumb-covered frozen onion ring straight to your skillet. Heat some oil first so that the batter and the egg don't stick. Take care when flipping to fry the other side. It's such a simple idea. And what's great is that you don't need to start your day off by crying because you're cutting a raw onion or stinking up your hand either. You could always make your own crispy fried onion rings and use these in place of frozen ones. For a breakfast sandwich, fry some bacon in a large skillet first before adding your crumbed ring and egg. You can brown an English muffin in the pan too. Put the breakfast sandwich together in the pan starting with the egg and then the bacon. Add a slice of American cheese and cover the pan for 30 seconds so that the cheese melts.

Simplify cooking a few eggs at the same time

When it's a weekend morning and you're busy making a breakfast for family or perhaps brunch for early-bird friends, you don't want to stand for hours over a hot stove. You might not have enough space on the stovetop or a skillet big enough to cook eggs for everyone. Even a simple dish like bacon and eggs on toast can become complex when there are several hungry mouths to feed. Wake up to an easier way to do this with a TikTok hack that you'll always use in the future.

Heat a baking tray with oil. Meanwhile, gently crack however many eggs you want into a bowl. You might need a coffee first if you've not been awake long as you don't want the yolks to crack. If you're adding a lot of eggs to a bowl, crack them into a smaller bowl first. This guards against adding a broken yolk or an egg that's gone bad, which would ruin the whole batch. Again, being gentle, pour the eggs onto the tray, and bake for a few minutes until the whites are set and the yolks soft but cooked through. You can make an omelet this way too. Grease your tray and sprinkle on fillings such as spinach, ham, mushrooms, and cheese. In a separate bowl, beat 12 eggs with ½ cup milk, and pour this over your fillings before baking in the oven. Try our sheet pan fried eggs recipe too.

Bake egg yolks in avocados

How do you like your eggs? Scrambled, fried, or poached? What about baked in the oven inside an avocado half? Not only does it marry ingredients that taste delicious together, but you might find that you don't need to add any bread into the mix either. A TikTok hack can offer a game-changing idea if you're wanting to cut down on carbs. Halve an avocado, and take the stone out. Scoop out some extra fruit with a spoon to make the natural wells a little bigger. Crack an egg into each half, without breaking the yolk, and season. Sprinkle on some fresh herbs and a little garlic powder on top, and bake in the oven for around 15 minutes until the egg sets and cooks through. Serve with some chopped tomatoes on top.

To make the halves not roll around on the baking tray, slice off some of the rounded edges so they sit flat. You can also bake egg yolks in avocados, without the whites, without scooping any of the fruit out. Add toppings such as ham, cheese, tomatoes, and mushrooms as well as bacon, herbs, and spices to customize your own breakfast. For a variation on this theme, you could try a poached egg and avocado toast recipe instead, adding the eggs to mashed-up avocado. 

Make a breakfast-inspired okonomiyaki

If you've ever made our okonomiyaki recipe, then you'll know just how scrumptious this breakfast dish is. The eggs, cabbage, and breadcrumbs create a superb dish that you can customize with extra ingredients and toppings. If you want to enjoy these Japanese pancakes in the morning with a TikTok hack, then try making them with traditional breakfast ingredients like egg and bacon.

Make a batter with flour, water, and sesame oil, season, and add a little sugar. Fry bacon slices in a pan arranged in a round shape. While they're cooking, ladle on some of the pancake mix. Add drained red cabbage coleslaw on top and then some more batter. Flip, and fry on the other side. Take the pancake out of the pan, and fry an egg, breaking the yolk. Add the pancake with the coleslaw side on the egg and serve flipped over with the egg on top. Another version is to cook with white cabbage and bacon, with yakisoba noodles and ketchup, plus a scrambled fried egg and some American cheese slices. Another idea is to make this dish with chopped-up smoked salmon, Drizzle on honey, soy sauce, and some kewpie mayo to finish. 

Cook egg in bread

For a sweet breakfast bite, you might want to try our copycat 5-ingredient Burger King French toast stick recipe. Served with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and a pot of maple syrup, it's a sweet tooth's dream start to the day. As well as enjoying so-called eggy bread, you could try a TikTok hack that actually cooks on egg in bread.

Using a small mason jar lid or cookie cutter, cut out a round in a large slice of fresh bread. Butter the slice, including the cutout, and fry both in a dry pan. As the bread is frying, butter the upturned sides, and flip when the underside is browned. Add a knob of butter in the hole so it sizzles in the pan, and crack an egg into it. Pierce the white several times so it loosens enough to cook. Once browned underneath, flip the slice. Serve with the cutout on top of the egg. You can also add some crispy bacon on the side. Another version is to place halved bagels on a greased baking tray, cut side down, and crack an egg into each hole. Cover with grated cheese and season with black pepper and some chili flakes. Bake for around 20 minutes and enjoy a soft yolk, toasted bagel, and melted cheese on top. So good!

Add chili oil to fried eggs

A TikTok egg hack that'll change the way you do breakfast is to add a chili, cheesy kick to fried eggs. It's so simple that there'll be no reason not to jazz up your eggs more often than not. Melt a pat of butter in a frying pan, and sizzle up some grated Parmesan cheese and some chili oil. Then crack some eggs into the pan.

Another TikTok tip suggests combining Greek yogurt, parsley, garlic, and salt and spreading this on toast. Top with eggs fried in chili oil, and enjoy the contrast of cool and heat to truly wake you up in the morning. Fried chili eggs are also the bomb on a bagel with cream cheese. Just be sure to cover the pan when you're frying the eggs so that the white sets, and you don't need to flip them. Instead of chili oil, you could follow our chili crisp recipe made with sesame seeds and red pepper flakes. Another dish you can try with a little heat is shakshuka. Cook eggs in a deep frying pan in crushed tomatoes with some minced garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, and red pepper flakes for a subtle kick of Middle Eastern flavors. 

Make egg bites

The perfect breakfast recipe to serve up on the weekends with family involves some soft, scrummy egg bites. Follow a TikTok hack idea by whisking eggs up in a bowl with salt, garlic powder, grated cheddar cheese, and cottage cheese. Fill a muffin tin with the mixture, making sure to fill each cup only halfway. Sprinkle on some bits of cooked bacon and some chopped scallions, and bake in the oven. You'll end up with a game-changer breakfast.

Perhaps TikTok was inspired by our sous vide egg bite recipe, and you might be too. Combine eggs, milk, and shredded gruyere cheese with diced roasted red peppers and spinach. Cook in small mason jars in a water bath for a light, fluffy breakfast egg that tastes luxurious. Our Starbucks copycat egg bites combine eggs with three kinds of cheese: cottage, cheddar, and Monterey. Add minced onion and ham, and bake in a mini muffin tin. Add the eggy mix to the cups with a cookie dough scoop for less mess, filling them up to nearly the top. Finish with chopped green onions and some shredded cheese, and bake.

Chop egg ribbons

Ribbons of egg are possibly the best breakfast idea you've never thought of. However, where there's an egg and a foodie, there's a TikTok hack to challenge your everyday go-to dishes. Next time you're tempted to make an omelet, try something different. Bake a sheet of whisked-up eggs on a baking tray, and once it's cooled down enough, roll this sheet of eggs into a sausage shape. Slice into round portions, and you'll be left with long ribbons of egg that look a lot like tagliatelle. This is a great technique if you're cooking for a crowd. You can also serve these with spicy Thai fried rice for an Asian-style breakfast.

You can also roll an omelet up in a frying pan, and then cut it into ribbons for a smaller portion. Serve the rolls without unrolling them on the side with some crispy bacon or whatever other breakfast delights you like, such as oatmeal and fruit.