I love these homemade Breakfast Egg Bites for a nutritious, protein-packed, healthy breakfast option. They are the ultimate breakfast-on-the-go recipe as well as a low calorie afternoon snack. You can customize them by adding your favorite veggies, such as spinach or broccoli.
Egg bites are simply mini frittatas or mini egg muffins and this homemade recipe, in my opinion, is so much better than Starbucks egg bites! Add your own twist to this recipe by adding optional ingredients. My Black Bean Frittata Bites are a super healthy variation to this recipe.
Are egg bites a good breakfast?
Yes! Egg bites are the ideal make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings. They are hearty and packed with protein, making them a great choice to kickstart your day and stave off late-afternoon hunger. They're not limited to breakfast, though; these Breakfast Egg Bites also work well as appetizers or in school lunch boxes. Kids will love them, and they offer a nice change from sandwiches.
- cooked bacon
- chopped tomatoes
- roasted red peppers
- green peppers
- Substitute the cheddar cheese with gruyere cheese, gouda cheese, or even cottage cheese.
- My husband loves hot sauce with egg bites.
Tips for baking
I prefer bite-sized, but if you like them larger simply make a breakfast egg muffin in a regular sized muffin tin. This egg bite recipe will make about 12.
These egg bites tend to stick to the tray during cooking. Ensure you grease your muffin tin with cooking spray or use a high-quality non-stick muffin tray. Silicone molds work the best as you don't have to grease them.
Why are my egg bites soggy?
If your egg bites turn out soggy, it's likely due to either undercooking or including too many vegetables. If you've added more vegetables than my recipe suggests, consider sautéing them to reduce excess moisture.
How to store
These egg bites taste great right out of the oven, but you can also make them ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. They taste great cold or you can reheat them in the microwave. Breakfast egg bites are so easy to prepare, making them an excellent choice for breakfast meal prep.
Can they be frozen?
Absolutely! Let the egg bites cool completely before freezing. I wrap them individually in plastic wrap and place in a freezer-friendly container. You can store your egg bites in the freezer for up to two months.
When you're ready to reheat your egg bites, unwrap them from the plastic wrap and simply microwave them for 1-2 minutes or until they are warmed through.
This post was originally published November 26, 2013. Occasionally I update with fresh tips, content, and photos. Current update October 2, 2023.
Breakfast Egg Bites
- 6 eggs
- 3 tablespoons milk
- ¾ cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1 cup ham cut into small cubes
- ¾ cup red bell pepper chopped
- ¼ cup red onion chopped
- ¼ cup green onion sliced
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Spray mini muffin pan generously with cooking spray.
- Heat the oil in a skillet. Add ham, red pepper and red onion.
- Sauté until the peppers and onion are slightly tender. About 4-5 minutes.
- In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the eggs and milk.
- Add the green onions and grated cheese. If you prefer the texture of the egg bites to be more dense use a fork to blend instead of a whisk.
- Stir the ham and veggie mixture into the egg mixture.
- Pour into the greased mini muffin pan.
- Bake at 350º F for about 14-16 minutes. Tops should be golden brown.
- Cool slightly, then remove from pan and serve.