Breakfast eggy crumpets

This has stayed in my top 3 of ‘treat’ breakfasts since I discovered it years ago- truly delicious.

This recipe is from Jamie Oliver’s ‘Jamie at Home’ book (available here on Amazon) – since we first had this it has been a real favourite for my husband and I- it’s super easy to do but qualifies as a ‘special’ breakfast in our house! You might feel  a bit doubtful about the addition of the chilli, but please try it (if you generally like chilli) it works SO well with the rest of the ingredients. We always have ours with brown sauce although Jamie says you can also use maple syrup.

If you are following Slimming World then the crumpets do use up some of your syns for the day- I have used Co-op crumpets here which are 4.5 syns each (and I’m having 2!) but it’s Mother’s day and I think I deserve a treat! However, I think one eggy crumpet would still provide you with a filling and satisfying breakfast!

(Please note that in the photo I haven’t removed the fat from the bacon as I usually would!)



My Recipe

Serves: 2
Syns: depends on which crumpets you use (Co-op ones are 4.5 syns each) brown sauce 1 syn per tbsp.
Healthy Extra:


  • 4 crumpets
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 4 smoked bacon medallions (optional)
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • Fry light
  • Brown sauce


  1. Beat the eggs in a flat-bottomed bowl, and add in the chopped chilli and salt and pepper
  2. One at a time, soak the crumpets in the egg mixture until they have soacked up all of the egg, set aside on a plate
  3. Fry the bacon medallions until cooked at set aside
  4. Spray a pan with Fry light, and gently fry the eggy crumpets for a few minutes on each side, until they are golden brown, and when you push on them with a spatula you don't get 'wet' egg squeezing out
  5. Serve the crumpets with the bacon and brown sauce, and sprinkle over a little extra chilli if you fancy!

Additional Info

More often than not we have these without the bacon- they are delicious either way!

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