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.
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.
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.
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
How to Make Egg Bites
You can put together egg bites quickly and easily.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
- Grease your muffin tin. (Here's how to grease a muffin pan properly.)
- Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them until all the yolks are broken.
- Stir in milk and cheese.
- Add in your chosen meat and other mix-ins.
- 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.
- Allow the egg cups to cool in the muffin tin for 3 minutes until cooled enough to handle.
- 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.
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!