Easy egg bites are a delicious combination of eggs, cheese, bacon, and veggies, perfectly portioned into muffin tin cups. Ideal for meal prep.

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If you’re looking for an easy and delicious breakfast or a quick option for meal prep, you’ll love this oven-baked egg bite recipe!

Inspired by the popular Starbucks egg bites, our version combines cheddar, eggs, bacon, and veggies into a satisfying meal that is easy to make and tastes yummy too.

Plus, they’re easy to customize with your favorite ingredients and great for using up any leftover meat or veggies.

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Here’s What You’ll Need

Gather this short list of ingredients and supplies from your kitchen, and let’s get started.

Ingredients

8 eggs – large whole eggs.

1/2 cup half-and-half – you can also use milk or cream if you’d like.

1/4 cup peppers – green bell pepper, chopped.

1/4 cup green onions – fresh green onions, chopped.

1/4 cup spinach – baby spinach, chopped.

3/4 cup bacon – use your favorite bacon, cooked according to package instructions and chopped. You can also use diced ham or sausage.

3/4 cup shredded cheese – we like the classic taste of cheddar, but you can use any type of cheese you’d like.

1/4 teaspoon salt – regular table salt or sea salt.

1/8 teaspoon pepper – ground black pepper.

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Supplies & Favorite Tools for Muffin Tin Eggs

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Nonstick muffin tin (silicone works as well)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
Egg Bites on Speckled Plate with Fork and Napkin

How to Make Egg Bites in a Muffin Tin: Step-by-Step Instructions

Making egg bites couldn’t be easier. Follow these simple steps.

Step 1 | Preheat oven and prep muffin tin

Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease your muffin tin with cooking spray.

Muffin Tin with Cooking Spray

Step 2 | Chop and distribute veggies and bacon

Chop the green peppers, green onions, spinach, and bacon. Divide the veggies and 1/2 cup bacon equally among the muffin cups.

Adding Veggies and Bacon to Muffin Tins

Step 3 | Make egg mixture

Combine the eggs, half-and-half (or milk), salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup shredded cheese in a medium mixing bowl.

Tip – use a mixing bowl or measuring bowl with a spout to make pouring the mixture into the muffin tin cups easier.

Mixing Egg Mixture

Step 4 | Pour egg mixture

Pour the egg mixture equally into each muffin cup.

Pouring Egg Mixture Into Muffin Tin

Tip – if you end up with some unequal cups, carefully spoon some egg mixture from the cups with too much egg to cups with too little until they are evened out.

Step 5 | Sprinkle with bacon and cheese

Sprinkle with the reserved 1/4 cup bacon and 1/4 cup shredded cheese.

Sprinkling Egg Mixture with Cheese and Bacon in Muffin Tin
Closeup of Final Egg Mixture with Toppings in Muffin Tin

Step 6 | Bake for 18-20 minutes

Bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes. Check the egg bites at 18 minutes – if the middle is cooked they are done (you can check by inserting a toothpick – if it comes out clean they are done). If not, continue to cook in 2-minute increments until done, but be careful to not overcook.

Note: the eggs will puff up during cooking and deflate slightly after you remove them from the oven.

Cooked Egg Bites in Muffin Tin

Step 7 | Serve & Enjoy

Now it’s time to enjoy your homemade muffin tin egg bites! Serve them warm with your favorite breakfast sides, or wrap them up and take them on the go.

You can also refrigerate or freeze them for a quick grab-and-go option later on.

More About This Recipe – Why You’ll Love It

  • Egg bites are incredibly simple to make and take just a few minutes of prep time.
  • You can easily customize this recipe by changing up the meat, vegetables, cheese, or seasonings.
  • Egg bites are packed with protein and other nutrients, making them a healthy snack or meal option.
  • They are ideal for meal prepping and can be stored in the fridge or freezer.
  • Egg bites make an excellent on-the-go breakfast, lunch, or snack option.
  • You don’t need a special appliance like an Instant Pot or a sous vide device for this recipe, just a muffin tin and your oven!
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Tips

  • Make sure to use milk, half-and-half, or cream – this is what will give you moist and fluffy egg bites.
  • This recipe uses large eggs. Depending on the size you use, you may need to adjust the quantity accordingly.
  • Try out fun molds to make different shapes – great for kids!
  • Substitute the vegetables for whatever you have on hand – mushrooms, peppers, onions, broccoli, and spinach are all yummy options. You can also use cooked sausage or ham instead of bacon.
  • To make your prep time super quick, grab pre-diced ham or bacon, peppers, and onions at the grocery store.
  • For a little extra flavor, try adding some herbs or spices such as Italian seasoning or garlic powder to the egg mixture. Mix in some hot sauce if you like a little heat!
  • For an even faster and easier option, try using a pre-made egg mixture such as Egg Beaters or something similar.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat them in the microwave for 30 seconds before enjoying them.

What to Serve with Egg Bites

One of the best things about egg bites is that they will go great with just about anything.

Pair with a slice of toast, yogurt, and mixed fruit for a satisfying and balanced meal. For a more savory option, try pairing your bites with creamy avocado slices and a dollop of salsa and sour cream. And if you’re in the mood for a classic breakfast, enjoy them with crispy hash browns and pancakes.

Want more ideas? Here is a list of more than 30 breakfast side dishes!

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Storing Leftovers

How to store egg bites in the fridge

To store egg bites in the fridge, place them in a container (make sure it’s airtight) and refrigerate for up to 4 days. When you’re ready to eat, simply pop them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.

How to store egg bites in the freezer

When freezing egg bites, it’s important to use an airtight container. You can also use a freezer bag, but be sure to remove as much air as possible to avoid freezer burn. Label the container with the date so you know how long they’ve been frozen. When you’re ready to eat, remove the desired number of bites from the freezer and reheat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds. Use within 2 months.

Closeup of One Egg Bite in Muffin Tin

Recipe Variations

Egg bites are so versatile – you can use pretty much any veggie, protein, or cheese you have on hand and they will turn out amazing!

Here are some ways to mix it up:

Broccoli, Ham, and Cheese Egg Bites

  • Swap out the green peppers and onions for broccoli.
  • Use chopped ham instead of bacon.
  • Add a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese on top for an extra cheesy bite!

Starbucks-Inspired Egg Bites

  • Substitute 3/4 cottage cheese for the milk, and mix in a blender with the eggs and seasonings.
  • Use Gruyere and Monterey Jack cheeses in place of cheddar.
  • Omit the veggies and use applewood-smoked bacon.
  • Cook in silicone muffin cups.

Spinach Artichoke Egg Bites

  • Use chopped artichokes and spinach as your vegetables.
  • Swap the cheddar cheese for cottage cheese and add a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Add a dash of oregano and garlic powder for extra flavor.
Closeup of Three Egg Cups in a Muffin Tin

Tomato Basil Egg Bites

  • Use diced tomatoes as your vegetable.
  • Add a handful of freshly chopped basil.
  • Substitute mozzarella for cheddar and sprinkle with feta cheese.
  • Add a sprinkle of Italian seasoning.

Mediterranean Egg Bites

  • Use feta cheese instead of cheddar.
  • Add chopped olives and sun-dried tomatoes in place of green peppers.
  • Include diced red onion and a sprinkle of dill for a Mediterranean flair!

Vegetarian Egg Bites

  • Skip the bacon for a vegetarian-friendly version.
  • Stuff in as many vegetables as you like – bell peppers, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and zucchini work well.
  • Try adding in some garlic and herbs for extra flavor.
Egg Bites on Plate with Egg Bites and Strawberries in the Background

Egg Bite Meal Prep Tips

Egg bites are such a great option for meal prepping. Not only are they delicious, but they are so quick and easy to make. Here are some tips:

  • For the quickest prep, buy pre-diced meat and veggies.
  • Prepare the egg mixture and assemble the bites as directed. Or for an even easier, less-mess option you can divide the cheese and veggies equally among the cups, then crack 1 egg in each cup, season to taste (and add a splash of milk if you’d like), and mix each cup individually with a fork.
  • Egg bites can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days or the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • If freezing, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze individually until solid before transferring them to a zip-top bag or airtight container.
  • To reheat from refrigerated or frozen, pop in the microwave for 30-60 seconds and they will be ready to enjoy!
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A delicious combination of eggs, cheese, bacon, and veggies, perfectly portioned into muffin tin cups.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Ingredients

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  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half, or milk
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped spinach
  • 3/4 cup diced ham or bacon, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease your muffin tin or silicone muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Chop the green peppers, green onions, spinach, and bacon.
  3. Divide the green peppers, green onions, spinach and 1/2 cup of the bacon equally among the muffin cups.
  4. Combine the eggs, half-and-half (or milk), salt, pepper, and cheese in a medium mixing bowl (we use a mixing bowl or measuring bowl with a spout to make pouring the mixture easier).
  5. Pour the egg mixture equally into each muffin cup.
  6. Sprinkle with the reserved bacon and shredded cheese.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes. Check at 18 minutes – if the middle is cooked the egg bites are done. If not, continue to cook in 2-minute increments until done, but be careful to not overcook. The egg bites will puff up during cooking and deflate slightly after you remove them from the oven.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy! You can also refrigerate or freeze for later. 

Notes

  • To make your prep time super quick, grab pre-diced ham or bacon, peppers, and onions at the grocery store.
  • This recipe uses large eggs. Depending on the size you use, you may need to adjust the quantity accordingly.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 137
  • Sugar: 0.7 g
  • Sodium: 214.3 mg
  • Fat: 9.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 187.1 mg
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Hand Holding Egg Bite with Bacon and Veggies

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to commonly asked questions about making egg bites.

Are egg bites good for you?

When it comes to nutritious breakfast options, egg bites are hard to beat. Packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals, egg bites are a great way to start your day. Plus, you can easily customize them with healthy ingredients like vegetables and lean meats.

Can I bake egg bites in a cake pan instead of using a muffin tin?

Yes! If you don’t have a muffin tin, you can also bake the egg mixture in a baking dish or casserole dish for about 25 minutes at 350°F (you may need to adjust the cooking time depending on the size of your dish). This method will produce more of an egg frittata, but it’s just as tasty!

Can I customize my egg bites?

Absolutely! Have fun customizing your egg bites with different meats, vegetables, cheeses, and seasonings. The possibilities are endless and virtually any combination should taste great.

What are egg bites made of?

Egg bites are typically made with eggs, cheese, and other ingredients like vegetables or meats. They can also include seasonings to enhance flavor. These bites are often cooked in a regular or mini muffin tin. The egg mixture is poured into the tin and baked until cooked through.

Are egg bites gluten-free?

Yes! Egg bites are naturally gluten-free as they do not contain any wheat or bread products. However, be sure to check labels of the other ingredients you use in your recipe to ensure that they are all free of gluten.

Can I make egg bites ahead of time?

Yes! Egg bites are perfect for meal prep, and they can be stored in the fridge or freezer for quick breakfasts or snacks. To make ahead: prepare the egg mixture and assemble the bites as directed. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. To freeze, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze until solid before transferring to a zip-top bag or airtight container. To reheat, pop in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.

How long do you put egg bites in the oven?

Egg bites made in a regular muffin tin will typically take about 15-20 minutes to bake in the oven at 350°F. If you’re baking them in a mini muffin tin, the cooking time will be shorter – around 10-15 minutes. Keep in mind the cooking time may vary depending on your oven.

Can I make egg bites without cheese?

Yes, you can make egg bites without cheese if you prefer. Simply omit the cheese from the recipe and adjust your other ingredients as needed. You can add additional vegetables or spices to the egg mixture for extra flavor, or you could even try adding some cooked quinoa or grains.

Closeup of Muffin Pan with Cooked Egg Bites

Final Thoughts

These protein-packed egg bites are the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack. They’re easy to make, healthy, and delicious. Plus, they can be customized to your liking. Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think!

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