The Best Egg Bite Recipes

These scrumptious egg bite recipes perfectly blend convenience with customizable flavors and mix-ins. Whether you're looking for a quick and nutritious breakfast or a savory brunch dish, this list of easy-to-make options will make mornings easier.

a stack of egg muffins on a countertop.

Mornings can be busy. On the busiest ones, breakfast can be an afterthought.

That's when you need to prepare a few make-ahead breakfasts that you can easily warm up from the fridge or freezer.

Make-ahead options are often sweet, but egg bites are a protein-filled savory option that satisfies and will set you up for the day ahead. Think a frittata or breakfast casserole, but in mini size.

Also called egg muffins or egg cups, here are lots of ideas for making the perfect egg bite recipes at home.

Why Egg Muffins Are a Great Breakfast

A few egg muffin recipes should go on your meal prep list ASAP! Here's why:

  • Egg muffins are easy to prepare and bake.
  • Store them in the fridge or freezer and reheat for breakfast.
  • They are a filling, nutritious meal or snack.
  • You can even serve them for brunch for a savory option.
baked egg muffins with bacon in a muffin tin.

Egg Bites Ingredients

In addition to eggs, egg muffin recipes typically include a combination of milk, cheese and mix-ins.

Here are some common additions you'll find in egg bite recipes:

  • Cheese: cheddar, pepper-jack, mozzarella, feta, goat cheese
  • Dairy: milk, half-and-half, heavy cream
  • Meat: bacon, breakfast sausage, diced ham, turkey bacon, chicken sausage, plant-based crumbles
  • Veggies: tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeños, onion, green onion, sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, potatoes
  • Greens: spinach or kale
  • Herbs: basil, parsley, thyme, fresh or dried herbs
  • Spices & flavorings: salt, pepper, hot sauce, taco seasoning

Dream up your own flavor combinations, use what you have on hand or check out some of our favorite recipes:

Egg Bite Ratio

What's the best ratio for egg muffins? Here's my tried-and-true formula:

  • 10 eggs: This will be enough to fill 12 muffin cups after you add your fillings.
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup cheese
  • ½ cup meat
  • 1 cup other mix-ins: such as veggies, herbs, greens and spices

Egg Bite Recipes

Egg bites are a perfect way to meal prep for the week. They are easily customizable for everyone's taste buds. Check out some of these favorites to make next time!

Three egg muffins stacked on top of one another, sitting on a stack of two plates.

How to Make Egg Bites

You can put together egg bites quickly and easily.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Grease your muffin tin. (Here's how to grease a muffin pan properly.)
  3. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them until all the yolks are broken.
  4. Stir in milk and cheese.
  5. Add in your chosen meat and other mix-ins.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until eggs are set. The egg muffins are cooked when the eggs are set and have cooked solid. The egg muffins shouldn't have liquid on top or jiggle if you gently shake the muffin tin.
  7. Allow the egg cups to cool in the muffin tin for 3 minutes until cooled enough to handle.
  8. Use a serving knife or butter knife to remove the egg muffins from the muffin tin and place them onto a wire cooling rack.

If you are serving your egg bites immediately, move them from the muffin tin to a serving platter to serve warm.

If you're storing for later, let the muffins cool to room temperature on the wire cooling rack, then store in a glass storage container for up to 4 days.

egg muffins on a cooling rack.

How To Store Leftover Egg Muffins

Let the muffins cool completely, and then place them in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Reheat in the microwave in 20-second intervals until heated through.

How To Freeze Egg Muffins

After baking egg muffins, allow them to cool completely on a wire cooling rack.

Then, place them on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 10 minutes. Transfer each to a zip-top bag or airtight container and then place back into the freezer. Store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Allow egg muffins to thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat them in the microwave, oven, or toaster oven until thoroughly warmed.

Do you love egg muffins? Comment below with your favorite flavor combinations!

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