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. If you are looking for more delicious egg recipes be sure to check out my Easy Baked Frittata recipe too!
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
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.
Mary H says
Excellent! Thank you! Makes breakfast much easier!
Lorie Walker says
Hi Andrea! I am making these for the first time. When checking them for fineness I saw some water in the top. Was I supposed to put the foil just over the egg pan or the whole pan. I did the later. Having to Cooke it more. Thanks
You want to cover the whole pan as to create steam. Cooking times can vary depending on different ovens, temperature of eggs when going in etc. Let me know how they turned out!
So easy to customize!! I usually mix the cheese into the egg mix before pouring it into muffin cups... also use silicon muffin cups to simplify cleanup. Waiting for a new batch to come out of the oven.
Mary VanEgdom says
I make these and bake in a 9x9 pan. They take a little longer to cook but such easy clean up. These Eggs Bites are my go to meal when I don't know what to eat. Soooo good!! Breakfast, lunch or supper.
Terry C says
I made these last week and had 2 for breakfast this morning - they're delicious! I freeze them in packages of 2 - so nice and easy! Thanks Andrea - love your recipes!
It was a rainy 65 day so I spent it in the kitchen made these for my husband with left overs he loved them , called them mini quiche .
Thanks again easy to follow recipe and fun to make 😀 your awesome
I'm so happy you enjoyed them! Thanks for commenting!
Love these Andrea. Found you through Gina Livy.
These are soo good I did both varieties.Thank you
I'm so happy you enjoyed them!
As usual a great recipe ,a stand by for sure!
Happy you liked them! Thanks for commenting!
Mayte Gonzalez says
What happens if the water form the bath gets in the egg when removing!
If a bit of water gets in after they've cooked it's no big deal and shouldn't affect them.
Hey Andrea! Looking forward to trying these!
Would smoked havarti work, or is it too soft?
Havarti can be more difficult to grate but I think the flavour would be fantastic! Try spraying your cheese grater with pan spray. It prevents it from all sticking to the grater. Enjoy!
Hi Andrea! Any tricks to ensure these do not stick to the muffin pan?? I love the flavour and convenience for taking these to go, but I’ve made them twice now and both times the sides don’t seem to cook as nicely and it sticks to the sides of the pan, even with generous oil spray (I’m using avocado oil). I don’t have a pan big enough so I’m not doing the water bath.
Hi Nichole! You could try lining with paper or silicone cups. Mine stick a bit too but will come out after running a small knife around the outside. You can also make it in a square or rectangle dish and cut it into pieces. Hope that helps!
Laura Licari says
Hi just started program and got the egg bite machine who does 2 eggs at a time how can I adapt this recipe please.
I'm not familiar with those machines so can't really advise. A quick Google search or following the cooking instructions for the machine should work. I'm guessing the recipe would stay the same and you would just need to adjust the time and temperature. Hope that helps!
I only have a microwave, and air fryer, how can i do this receipe
This recipe wouldn't work in a microwave but I believe you could cook them in an air fryer. However I don't have one so have never tested it. A quick google search should bring up some cooking times and temperatures for you to try out!
Lynn Dobson says
Hi, do I sauté the veggies first, or do they go into recipe, raw?
It depends on which veggies you are using. In the recipe the red pepper can be raw but it says "cooked" broccoli. I would cook things like onions, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini etc. Hope that helps!
Mitzi S Watson says
Andrea, I want to try and make these BUT how do you reheat them? I want to make them and heat them up the next day etc.
You can just pop them in the microwave. Start with short bursts of time so you don't overcook them. Or wrap in foil and heat in a preheated 350 F oven. Hope you enjoy them!
Erika Berndt says
I have store bought sundried tomato in a jar with oil. Can I use these tomatoes or would it be too "wet" for this recipe.
Yes you absolutely can! Just pat them dry with paper towel and chop! Enjoy!