January 9, 2023Review Recipe
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Egg bites are a quick and easy breakfast idea and a great way to get out the door fast in the morning. Packed with eggs, cheese, and veggies, these portable protein powerhouses are a fantastic option to avoid a drive-thru breakfast.
Egg Bites Ingredients
- 10 eggs
- 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, finely shredded
- ¾ cup fresh spinach, finely chopped
- ½ cup fire roasted jarred red peppers, finely chopped
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
CHEESE: You could use pretty much any type of cheese you prefer in your egg bites. Monterey Jack is a great option because it’s not too sharp or too mild.
Other great options include cheddar cheese, Colby Jack, mozzarella cheese, provolone, gouda, or pepper jack for a bit of spice! Just make sure whichever cheese you use is finely shredded so that it melts properly.
VEGGIES: These cheese egg bites are made with just spinach and roasted red peppers, however, you could change this up in your own egg bites.
Feel free to take out veggies or add others in, such as green onions, diced cherry tomatoes, or mushrooms. You could also use fresh peppers (any color) in place of the fire-roasted red peppers.
EGGS: If you are trying to keep things a bit healthier, you could make your egg bites with egg whites and forego the yolks. You could also make the recipe half and half, using the whole egg for some and just the egg whites for others.
SPICE: I love adding a dash of hot sauce to my eggs to give them a little bit of a kick.
PROTEIN: You could easily add a bit more protein to your egg bites. Try sprinkling in some bacon bits or adding in chopped chicken, diced breakfast sausage, ham, or ground sausage.
How To Make This Egg Bites Recipe
Egg bites freeze well. Make a double batch and save them for a quick breakfast later.
STEP ONE: Fill a 9×13 baking dish halfway full with water. Place on the bottom rack of the oven. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
Do not skip the cooking spray; it will make cleaning up your pan much easier.
STEP TWO: In a large bowl, add all 10 eggs. Use a whisk and beat the eggs together.
Add a dash of sea salt and black pepper for a bit of extra flavor to your eggs.
STEP THREE: Divide the mixed eggs equally between the 12 muffin cups in the baking tin, about ¼ cup of egg mix will be in each.
STEP FOUR: Divide fire-roasted red peppers equally by 12. Add them on top of the eggs.
STEP FIVE: Divide spinach equally by 12. Add to the muffin tin.
STEP SIX: Divide Monterey Jack cheese equally by 12. Add to the muffin tin.
STEP SEVEN: Mix each egg bite with a fork to incorporate all ingredients in each cup.
STEP EIGHT: Place the muffin tin in the oven on the middle rack. Bake egg mixture for 30 minutes, or until the center is set.
Run a butter knife around the edge of each cup and they should pop out nice and easily.
How To Serve
Skip the takeout donuts and pop a couple of these delicious breakfast egg bites in a container on a busy morning to take with you. Add a homemade pumpkin spice latte and you can head straight to work.
These are also fantastic options to add to school lunches to sneak in a few more veggies.
IN THE FRIDGE: These egg muffins are the perfect quick morning meal when stored in the fridge. Keep them in an airtight container or tightly sealed Ziploc bag. When you’re ready for breakfast, simply heat them in the microwave for 30 seconds!
IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze your egg cups if you’d like them to keep a bit longer. Store in a Ziploc freezer bag. When reheating frozen egg bites, place them in the microwave for 1½ to 2 minutes.
These delicious egg bites are a filling and tasty breakfast option. They are so easy to make and ready to grab and go when you’re on your way out the door in the morning. They can be made with any combination of eggs, veggies, cheese, and meat for a filling meal to start your day.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This egg bite recipe will work either using a standard muffin tray or a silicone muffin tray.
These freeze well and are a great idea for a grab-and-go breakfast option. Make a big batch when you are doing your meal prep and freeze the extras to enjoy later.
These egg bites are very customizable. Change up the veggies and cheese that you use in the bites.
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- 10 eggs
- 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese finely shredded
- ¾ cup fresh spinach finely chopped
- ½ cup fire roasted jarred red peppers finely chopped
- Fill a 9×13 baking dish halfway full with water. Place on the bottom rack of the oven. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, add eggs. Use a whisk and beat together.
- Divide egg mixture equally between the 12 muffin spots in the baking tin, about ¼ cup each.
- Divide fire-roasted red peppers equally by 12. Add to the muffin tin.
- Divide spinach equally by 12. Add to the muffin tin.
- Divide Monterey Jack cheese equally by 12. Add to the muffin tin.
- Mix each egg bite with a fork to incorporate all ingredients in each cup.
- Place the muffin tin in the oven on the middle rack. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the center is set.