Homemade Egg Bites are an easy way to use up leftovers and fill your fridge or freezer with a quick and delicious breakfast!
I love eggs and am always looking for new ways to eat them. These are perfect to have on hand when you are too busy to make breakfast, or just don't feel like it, but still want to eat something nutritious.
How to make egg bites without a recipe
Use my recipe as a guideline and fill your egg cups with a variety of different ingredients like bacon, sausage, ham, spinach, mushrooms and cheese, or no cheese! Use up leftovers and turn them into a delicious breakfast or how about lunch with a salad?
Fill the cups first with the filling ingredients to about ¾ full. Increase the eggs if you use less filling so you have enough egg mix to fill all the cups. I don't recommend using more filling or they will fall apart.
Using a bain marie
What's a "bain-marie" you ask? It's a fancy, Chef's term (well actually it's French) for water bath. Eggs need gentle cooking so they don't overcook and brown. A bain-marie creates an even and gentle temperature so the egg bites come out soft and moist. Don't worry if you don't have a pan large enough to hold the muffin tin you can bake these without a bain-marie and they will still turn out fantastic! Omit the foil cover as well and start checking for doneness after 15 minutes.
Can I use a silicone pan?
Silicone pans (affiliate link) work perfectly for these! By all means, if you have one, use it. You will still want to grease it for double the non-sticking power!
Why did my egg bites deflate?
These homemade egg bites will be all puffed up and proud-looking as soon as you take them out of the oven and then the disappointment comes when you turn away for a moment and realize they have totally deflated! Booooo! Sorry folks but this is unavoidable. As the eggs heat up, air bubbles are formed and expand. The eggs don't have enough structure to hold the air bubbles so they deflate as they cool.
Other flavour combinations I recommend:
- Spinach, tomato & feta
- Mushroom & Swiss cheese
- Ham, green pepper & onion
- Fresh herb and goat's cheese (parsley, cilantro, dill, basil)
- Bacon & cheddar
- Chorizo, smoked paprika & Manchego cheese
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Other recipes you might enjoy
Easy Homemade Egg Bites
- 10 large eggs
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
Spicy Red Pepper & Pepper Jack
- 1 cup red pepper, small dice
- 1 cup pepper jack cheese, grated or cubed
- your favorite hot sauce, to taste
Broccoli & Smoked Cheddar
- 1 cup broccoli, cooked, chopped into small pieces
- 1 cup smoked cheddar, grated
- 1 tablespoon grainy dijon mustard
- Preheat oven to 325°F
- Generously grease a 12 cup muffin tin and place inside a larger baking pan.
- Divide your chosen ingredients between the cups, they should be about ⅔ full.
- Whisk together eggs, yogurt, salt and pepper and pour evenly over each cup.
- Pour about one to two inches of hot tap water into larger pan. Grease a piece of foil large enough to cover the pan and cover with greased side down.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and remove muffin tin from pan. Let cool. Use a butter knife to loosen from pan. Serve warm or refrigerate or freeze for later.