Egg Bites Recipe
Are you tired of the same old breakfast routine and looking for a delicious and protein-packed alternative? Look no further than egg bites! These bite-sized, fluffy morsels are not only incredibly versatile but also incredibly easy to make. Whether you’re a fan of bacon and cheese, vegetables, or even spicy flavors, there’s an egg bites recipe out there that will satisfy your taste buds.
This delicious and easy egg bite recipe will have you coming back for more. If you are a fan of Starbucks sous vide egg bites then you will definitely want to give this egg bites recipe a try.
Your going to love the flexibility of this dish and how easy it is to create and customize for your taste buds. The combination of flavors makes this a delicious and healthy breakfast. And the small egg bite size makes it a quick grab and go meal.
If you are following a low carb or keto diet these are a great option to bring ease and versatility to your breakfasts.
What are Egg Bites?
An egg bite is essentially a mini frittata or crutless quiche. They are versatile in that they allow you to add your favorite ingredients similar to what you would put into an omelet.
These little egg cups are great for meal prep or as a grab and go breakfast. Their popularity at Starbucks proves just how delicious these are.
The possibilities of what these little breakfast bites can be is endless. And for me that is a huge part of their appeal. I know that as long as I have eggs and a few ingredients on hand I can whip these little treats up.
Egg Bites Ingredients
When it comes to cooking egg bites my go to ingredients involve a mixture of sautéed vegetables, a rich cheese, meat, and egg custard.
- Egg Custard: To make the egg custard I whip together eggs and half and half in a blender. I find that doing this creates a more creaming texture.
- Sautéed Vegetables: Caramelized onions have a sweet flavor and bring so much to these egg bites. Sautéed bell peppers tend to brown and give off a sweetness and fire roasted taste.
- Ham: My go to breakfast meat of choice is ham. It is light and does not compete with the other flavors in this dish.
- Cheese: For this dish I used a shredded colby jack cheese. I like the sharpness of cheddar cheese with the richness of the jack cheese.
I have made many versions of this egg bites recipe. A great option if ham is not available is to make them with sausage or with bacon. Both are great options. Feta cheese and extra sharp cheddar cheese are also delicious. I find that a creamier cheese works best with this recipe.
When I have tomatoes on hand I love to throw those in as well. Keep in mind that they hold a lot of water so I do add them sparingly as they release the water during cooking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are egg bites healthy?
Egg bites are only as healthy as what you add to them. Whatever specific diet you are following, I am sure that this egg bites recipe can be adapted for you.
If you are following a vegetarian diet then omit the meat options. Sautéed vegetables such as onion and bell peppers are delicious in egg bites. The saltiness of both feta cheese or gruyere really bring out there flavor.
If you are following a low fat diet use lower fat cheese. and a less fatty type of meet such as ground turkey or ground chicken.
The serving size of these egg bites are so small that loading them with vegetables is actually a great way in my opinion to sneak vegetables into your diet. This is especially beneficial if you are like some of my family members and refuse to eat anything green.
How long are egg bites good for?
The fact that this egg bites recipe can be made ahead of time as part of your food preparation for the week is what makes this a staple in my home.
They can be placed into the refrigerator for up to four days, and in the freezer for up to three months. Meaning you could batch cook a few dozen egg bites at a time.
I will do this then pop them into the freezer to get out every morning instead of making an entire meal. This appeals to me because it saves time and keeps me from having to clean up the kitchen before heading off to work in the morning.
Can they be reheated?
Absolutely, in fact I happen to think that they taste better left over than they do right out of the oven. Over cooking eggs can lead to a rubbery texture, it is best to avoid doing this.
So when reheating I like to wrap a damp paper towel around my egg bites to help keep them from drying out. It is an extra step but well worth the effort.
What are some ingredient options and substitutions?
From cottage cheese to mushrooms the possibilities are only limited to your imagination. My favorite egg bites recipe has caramelized onion with sautéed bell peppers and goat cheese.
Bacon and caramelized onion is also a great option. But if you want a vegetarian egg bite alternative then simply omit the meat.
If you are looking for an option similar to egg bites but want to feed a larger group then check out my recipe for keto quiche.
What is the best way to cook this Egg Bites Recipe?
When it comes to preparing this egg bites recipe or a quiche I prefer to blend the egg mixture in a blender like this one. By doing this it ensures that all of the egg mixture is blended perfectly and it adds air to the mixture. Adding a bit of air helps to make these egg bites nice and fluffy.
I love sautéed vegetables in this dish and prefer to caramelize the onions ahead of time. I typically do this in a sauté pan like this one. Having caramelized onions and vegetables that have been sautéed in butter adds extra flavor to this egg bites recipe. Butter always adds an extra bit of flavor and creaminess to a dish. Because of this it is definitely a go to for me in my recipes.
I prefer to use a muffin pan like this one to cook this egg bites recipe in the oven. I like to cook at least twenty-four egg bites at a time to make sure they can last for breakfast for a few days. These egg bites go pretty quickly in my house.
And I find that cooking that many at a time will save me from having to cook breakfast for at least three days. But if you are only cooking for yourself then a smaller muffin pan like this one will work well too.
How do I know when the Egg Bites are done cooking?
It is wise to remember that it is important to cook eggs thoroughly.
I always use cooking spray to coat my muffin pans before adding my ingredients. This helps the egg bites to not stick to the sides.
When you can no longer see the egg bites jiggle when you shake them, and when a knife comes out clean when it is placed inside of them your egg bites are done cooking.
What makes the Starbucks bites so delicious is that they are light, fluffy, and soft. By keeping an eye on the cooking time that helps to not overcook them.
Other Recipes To Try
If you love this egg bites recipe then here are some other breakfast recipes to try. I have included the link for Air Fryer Bacon and trust me it is so delicious. I will never go back to cooking bacon in a pan ever again.
- 1 Muffin Tin
- 1 Blender
- 1 Sauté Pan
- 7 Large Eggs
- 1/4 Cup Half and Half
- 1/2 Cup Diced Ham
- 1/2 Cup Sautéed Spinach
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1/2 Onion Sautéed in 1 tbsp Butter
- 1 Cup Baby Spinach Sautéed in 1 tbsp Butter
- 1 Tomato
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- Take your muffin tin and spray it with cooking spray like Pam. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a sauté pan add 1 tbsp of butter and the chopped onions, sauté until golden and set aside. In the same pan add 1 tbsp of butter and sauté the baby spinach and set aside.
- Take the following ingredients and spread them equally between the muffin tins: diced ham, diced tomato, caramelized onion, sautéed spinach, and shredded cheddar cheese.
- In a blender add the eggs, half and half, salt, and pepper. Blend for 15-30 seconds until well blended. Pour the egg mixture evenly into the muffin tin.
- Place muffin tin into the oven. Cooking time is between 15-20 minutes. I will set my timer for 10 minutes and turn my muffin tin half way to ensure even baking. At 15 minutes check the egg bites. Give the tin a small shake to see if the egg mixture jiggles, if it does then it is not done. When the egg mixture no longer moves when shaken stick a small knife into the center of one or more of the egg bites. If the knife comes out smooth the egg bites are finished.
- Set egg bites aside to cool, wait at least 5 minutes before eating. Garnish with sour cream, avocado, tomatoes, chives, or bacon. These egg bites will last for up to 4 days in the refrigerator or 3 months within the freezer