This Egg Bites Recipe is a really tasty low carb breakfast option! Fully loaded with cheese, bacon and veggies.
If you've ever had the Starbucks version then you know these are delicious. Although this is not a copy-cat Starbucks recipe, it is equally delicious! (if not better!)
These delicious breakfast Egg Bites are such a great option for meal prep too. You can easily make a batch Sunday night to last the whole week.
Pop them in the microwave for a quick 15-20 seconds then start eating! It's a quick breakfast that you can eat on the go or at the table.
They're even great for lunch or snacks. If you're looking for a different way to eat eggs, this is a great recipe!
The first time I made them for my family they got rave reviews! And you know this is so exciting for me since I have two picky children.
They call them egg muffins, haha! It's also super fun to make this egg bite recipe in a mini muffin pan if you have littles. They think it's so cool!
Be aware that the cook time does vary if you decide to use a mini muffin pan though. They only need about 5-7 minutes in that case.
I hope you enjoy this easy breakfast option that has a bonus of low net carbs! It's a great way to be ahead of the game at breakfast time.
Ingredients for this Egg Bite Recipe
- Eggs - I use large eggs for this egg bite recipe
- Bacon - Use whatever bacon is your favorite. You can use crispy bacon or "floppy". You could use a crumbled bacon or real bacon bits from the store but I prefer the taste of cooking my own
- Boursin Cheese - Boursin Cheese is a soft creamy garlic and herb cheese
- Cheddar Cheese - I use either sharp or extra sharp cheddar. Shred your own or buy pre-shredded
- Shallot - These give a light onion taste in the egg bites
- Spinach - I love spinach and egg together
- Heavy Cream -The cream gives these egg bites a light texture
- Non Stick Cooking Spray - You'll need to spray the muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or you can use a little olive oil rubbed all over the inside
- Kosher Salt - As always, salt enhances the flavors in your recipes making everything taste better
- Muffin Tin - You've got options here. You can use a cupcake pan/12 cup muffin pan, where you can fill them almost to the top. You can use a mini muffin tin, which is really tiny and you need to fill that to the top. You can also use the silicone mold version of any of these.
- Large Skillet - You'll need a large skillet for cooking the bacon and spinach
- Whisk - You will need a whisk to mix the eggs and cream
- Large Mixing Bowl - This is to mix all your ingredients
Tips for this Egg Bites Recipe
- Do not overbake the egg bites
- You can also use egg whites for this egg bite recipe
- If you have a muffin tin or silicone mold that will fit in your air fryer then you can air fry these as well! Just take the temp down by 50 degrees
- These egg bites are super delicious with your favorite hot sauce!
- You can mix and match add-ins that are listed below to make a different flavor out of the basic recipe each time!
- These easy egg bites are great for meal prep. They're the perfect solution to a quick breakfast during the week
- This Egg Bites Recipe is a great breakfast if you're doing the keto diet
Egg Bite Variations
These egg bites are fun because you can create a different flavor profile each time. As long as you keep the egg to cream ratio the same, you can switch up the add-ins.
Here are some of my favorite things to add into this egg bite recipe:
- Pepper Jack Cheese
- Cream Cheese
- Swiss Cheese
- Monterey Jack Cheese
- Cottage Cheese
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Red Bell Peppers
- Green Bell Peppers
- Green Onions
- Breakfast Sausage
- Smoked Salmon
Can you put raw bacon in egg bites?
The answer to that is no. If you're going to add any kind of meat then it needs to be cooked first.
With the exception of smoked salmon because that's okay to eat as is.
If you're adding breakfast sausage or bacon then make sure to pre-cook it. The egg bites don't cook long enough for the meat to be cooked while mixed in the egg mixture.
It is only long enough to warm it.
Why are my egg bites rubbery?
Generally this happens when you over cook them. There are two instances where this could happen.
The initial cooking of the egg bites or when reheating them. When you're cooking them initially you'll want to follow the cooking instructions exactly.
They should have just the slightest jiggle to them when you pull them out of the oven.
When reheating the egg bites they don't take very long. A quick 15-20 seconds in the microwave is long enough.
If you freeze them, make sure to thaw fully before reheating. If not then you'll have to cook them longer, resulting in a rubbery texture.
When storing the egg bites you'll want to make sure they are fully cooled first. You can store them in an airtight container, wrapped in plastic wrap, in a plastic resealable bag or a baking dish that has a lid.
They will keep up to 5 days in the fridge. That works out perfectly if you want to make a double batch to last the entire week.
This Egg Bites Recipe is great for breakfasts and snacks. Even works well for lunch sometimes too!
Can I freeze egg bites?
The egg bites also freeze well. You can wrap them in plastic wrap then place them in a freezer bag and store them for up to 4 weeks.
This is perfect for making a big batch at once and storing it. When you want to that the egg bites make sure to let them thaw in the fridge overnight.
You'll want to make sure that they are fully thawed before reheating. This will help you get an even heating and low re-heat time to avoid rubbery eggs or hot spots.
How to reheat egg bites
One thing to remember no matter which method you're using to reheat the egg bites is to make sure they are fully thawed if they've been previously frozen.
- Microwave - Wrap the egg bite in a damp paper towel first. I also do this when reheating corn tortillas in the microwave to help add moisture. A quick 15-20 seconds in the microwave is plenty to reheat one egg bite. The more you're reheating at a time, the more time you'll need to add. If you're reheating 5 at a time then I would do about 25 seconds. It doesn't need to go up by much
- Air Fryer - You can pop them in the air fryer for about 1 minute at 300°
- Toaster Oven - Use the toaster oven for 1-2 minutes while reheating
I prefer the microwave method. The other two methods can leave you with more of a slight crisp on the edges.
How to make the Egg Bites Recipe
Preheat the oven to 325° then spray the muffin tin or silicone egg molds with non-stick cooking spray.
Start by cutting your bacon into smaller pieces then sauteing it in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the bacon is almost fully cooked remove most of the bacon grease then add the shallots.
Let the shallots cook for 1 minute then add in the spinach and a pinch of salt. Wilt the spinach then remove from the heat.
Heat the Boursin Cheese slightly then add it to a large bowl. Whisk until creamy and smooth.
Add in the eggs and whisk together. Whisk in the heavy cream and salt until fully incorporated.
Pour the egg mixture into the greased muffin tin, about 80% full.
Add about 1 tablespoon of filling to each muffin tin and give it a light swirl with a butter knife, fork or spoon. Try not to scrape the bottom of the pan or the sides, it's just to spread the ingredients a bit. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of each egg bite.
Bake the egg bites for 13-15 minutes then remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle a little additional shredded cheese on top of the egg bites if you like.
I do not use a water bath or steam bath because of the addition of heavy cream. This helps the delicious egg bites bake up light and fluffy.
Once they've cooled slightly then you can remove them from the pan and enjoy!
Egg Bites Recipe
- 1 12 cup muffin tin
- 1 whisk
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 1 large skillet
- 1 sharp knife
- 1 cutting board
Egg Bite Ingredients
- 4 slices thick cut bacon diced while raw
- 1 small shallot finely chopped
- 1 cup fresh spinach rough chopped
- 2½ oz Boursin Cheese slightly heated
- 8 large eggs
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- ⅓ cup sharp cheddar shredded
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
Making the Veggie Bites
- Preheat the oven to 325° and spray a 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray
- Cook the diced bacon in a large skillet until its almost to your desired doneness. Remove most of the grease then add the shallots
- Cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally
- Add the spinach and stir until wilted then remove from the heat
- Heat the Boursin Cheese in a small bowl in the microwave for 20 seconds or until soft
- Add it to a large mixing bowl and whisk until creamy and smooth
- Add the eggs to the Boursin and whisk until combined
- Whisk in the heavy cream and salt until fully blended
Cooking the Egg Bites
- Pour the egg mixture into the muffin cups about 80% full
- Add 1 tablespoon of the bacon mixture to each cup and give it a little swirl with a butter knife to spread it out
- Top the egg bites with cheddar cheese
- Bake the egg bites for 13-15 minutes until just slightly jiggly
- Allow them to cool slightly on a wire rack then remove the egg bites from the pan and serve
- You can sprinkle a little extra cheddar cheese on top after they come out of the oven if you like