I love these homemade Breakfast Egg Bites for a great low carb, healthy breakfast. Great for breakfast on the go or afternoon snack.
These egg bites taste great right out of the oven but you can also make them ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. Pack a few in a ziplock bag and you've got breakfast on the go or a healthy, high protein snack for those afternoon cravings. Add your favorite veggies like spinach or red peppers.
Not just for breakfast, these Breakfast Egg Bites work well for appetizers or school lunch boxes. The kids will love them, and they are a nice change from sandwiches.
Breakfast Egg Bites
- 5 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
- ½ cup ham cut into small cubes
- ½ cup red bell pepper
- ¼ cup red onion
- ¼ cup green onion sliced
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- Spray mini muffin pan generously with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350º F
- Heat oil in skillet. Add ham, red pepper and red onion.
- Cook until peppers and onion are slightly tender.
- In separate bowl whisk together, eggs, milk, green onions and grated cheese. (if you prefer bites more dense use a fork to combine instead of whisking and mix only until combined.
- Stir ham mixture into egg mixture.
- Pour into greased mini muffin pan.
- Bake 350º F for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
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Can I prepare the night before and heat it up the next morning? Will it still taste as good?
I have done this, they are best fresh out of the oven, but still taste very good baked and then stored in airtight container or ziplock bag in the refrigerator. Great to breakfast on the go!
I see the recipe does not have baking powder in it - how does it manage to rise?
Hi Glenda, just whisking the eggs and the milk together creates egg bites to raise.
These are even good after being frozen. Just heat in the microwave on a paper towel for about 30 sec. on one side and 30 sec. on the other.
This is yummy , however even though I generously sprayed my muffin tin with Canola Oil spray the egg bites were stuck and it took me forever to clean the pan.. eventually I just threw it (the muffin pan) out. Any ideas on what U could do differently next time.
Hi Ell, not quite sure why they would have stuck that badly. You could try using olive oil or vegetable oil instead of spray oil. Another suggestion would be use mini cupcake liners.
Wash your pan right the way. Do not let it seat for hours lil
I used a canola cooking spray and really did apply a lot. They came right out but the first time I made them I did not use enough and it was a nightmare. I have individually wrapped and froze these and then nuked them for 30-45 seconds and they were fine
I have a non-stick mini muffin pan that works great, but I still also spray them so nothing sticks.
Eileen A Hawkins
Use a silicone muffin pan, they will pop out.
I use muffin cups like you would use for cupcakes.
Thats a great size as well.
I bought silicone muffin cups, put them in my muffin baking pan, and don't have to worry about greasing or sticking
You could purchase silicon muffin cups or muffin pans on Amazon. I love mine.
Can you share the ingredient amounts for full cupcake sixe egg bites. My mom has Parkinsons and I`m trying to find recipes that cna be pre-made for her healthy breakfast since I have to be at work prior to her waking, and her daytime Caregiver doesnt cook. I would really appreciate it.
Phil, I would just double the recipe and use regular size muffin tins. Be sure to grease muffin tin generously.
These are tasty and easy! I preferr to add a couple more eggs tho! It seems like there is too many add in per muffin! Try 7 or 8 eggs !
I make these with egg beaters and spray the cupcake pan first then fill to the top with veggies, sprinkle cheese and then pour eggs to fill cups! Delicious and easy.
Hi Debbie, yes the pan must be greased or they will stick. A great breakfast on the go.
These look great! They look like a good snack for a party. How long can I leave them out unrefrigerated?
Hi Nancy, I would not leave it set out at room temperature any longer than 2 hours.
I made these for my 15 month twin granddaughters and they loved them. I changed some ingredients and put spinach and kale in, huge hit as they live their veggies. Easy and healthy.
Hello! This recipe looks awesome. I am thinking about using a newly purchased bundt pan to make something similar, but on a larger scale. Do you think I could put the mixture into the bundt pan like I would a muffin tin?
Hi Emma, the bundt pan may work but I'm thinking it may be difficult to cut without falling apart.
I'm thinking of making these for a potluck, and want to make them in a regular pyrex pan. Would this work? Double recipe for a 9X13" pan?
Hi Gloria, I would think doubling the recipe would work. Just be sure to generously grease the baking pan.
Can you freeze these? If so ,how long are they good in the freezer for?
Hi Sonya, I have found they don't freeze well.
These are such a great idea to compliment a brunch
I was in a cooking mood this weekend so I made these in the mini muffin pans. They were delicious and the mini size was the perfect size to just pop in your mouth kinda like one-bite brownies. The recipe made about 28 of the mini egg bites. I generously sprayed the muffin pan to make sure they wouldn't stick. I will definitely make them again. These would be good to take to a brunch.
Hi Karen, I like to bake these for snacks as well. Keeps me out of the cookie jar lol.
was looking for recipes and came across this page. The ingredients look great but I am going to be trying to cook them in 1 of those mini cupcake cookers. Wish me luck 🙃
Great idea Tanya, hope you enjoy the recipe.
Made these with bacon, cheese and cut up cherry tomatoes. Delicious!!!!
looks great and fun morning dish to use for another day!
Should you take the egg bites out of the pan right away? Or wait till cooled?
Cindy, I let them cool a bit and then remove from pan while they are still warm, but not hot.
I was wondering if I can freeze them and how long for as making the big batch
Yes, allow egg bits to cool completely, arrange on baking sheet and freeze for about 1 hour, then place in large ziplock bag. They will store for 1-2 months.
I made these last weekend and my family and I loved them and although I greased the muffin tin it was a big job to clean the muffin tin. I wish I read the comments before not after I made them. lol I greased a couple small glass containers as I had some extra mixture (I doubled the recipe) and they were very easy to clean. Next time will just use my small glass containers.