Air Fryer Egg Bites

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Air fryer egg bites are tender, light and fluffy. Filled with sautéed veggies, salty bacon, and savory cheese, they’re better than Costco’s Three Bridges egg bites. For a complete hassle-free breakfast, pair them with crispy air fryer bacon and air fryer breakfast potatoes.

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Air fryer egg bites in a serving bowl with 2 forks.

Why This Recipe’s a Keeper

  • The BEST egg bites recipe. I tested and tweaked this recipe it until it was perfect. The result was tender, delicious egg bites that aren’t rubbery. They deliver a feeling of comfort and a satisfying bite.
  • It’s super versatile. You can mix things up, and choose your own tasty add-ins. Feel free to use egg whites without the yolks.
  • Make them in 25 minutes. This air fryer recipe is quick, simple, and hassle-free, with minimal clean-up.
  • Great for meal prep. Make a batch of mini egg cups for a busy week ahead. It’s so convenient. Check out the “meal prep directions” below.
  • Ideal for portion control. Their small size allows for precise serving sizes. This can help maintain a balanced diet and regulate overall food consumption.
  • Saves money. Compared to buying them from a coffee house, or a buying a package from Costco, making them at home will save you money.
  • Not just for breakfast! Mini egg bites are healthy on-the-go snacks and appetizers. Serve them for brunch, lunch or dinner.
Air fryer egg bites in a serving bowl.

👀 Recipe Info at a Glance

  • 🥣 Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • 🥘 Recipe Yield: 21 mini egg bites

No Air Fryer? No problem. This is also a Dash Egg Bite Maker recipe.

A nibble taken out of the best-tasting egg bite.

🛒 Ingredients

  • Olive Oil: It’s used to sauté the vegetables. Feel free to use butter or your favorite neutral cooking oil instead.
  • Onion: Adds a rustic taste and delicious aroma.
  • Red Bell Pepper: Adds color, texture and flavor.
  • Mushrooms: A traditional add-in for egg bites.
  • Fresh Spinach: Provides color, texture and nutrients. If desired, use kale instead of spinach, or use both super greens.
  • Large Eggs: Help bind the ingredients together.
  • Heavy Cream: Helps make air fryer egg bites tender, light and fluffy with a bit of richness. But you can substitute with half and half.
  • Kosher Salt: Enhances the flavor of the other ingredients.
  • Cracked Black Pepper: Adds a bit of texture, a peppery taste, and a hint of heat. It also contributes a rustic aroma.
  • Medium Cheddar Cheese: This is a favorite for egg bites. But if you prefer sharp cheddar or mild cheddar, that works too.
  • Monterey Jack Cheese: It’s a perfect pairing with cheddar, but you can pretty much use whatever cheese you have on hand – Pepper Jack, grated parmesan, crumbled Feta, crumbled goat cheese, etc.
  • Cooked Crispy Bacon: Adds a crisp salty crunch to the egg bites. But feel free to leave it out if you’re making this recipe vegetarian.
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🥚 Egg Bite Variations

  • Sausage: Cooked and crumbled. I prefer Jimmy Dean.
  • Ham: Minced and pan fried until golden and savory.
  • Roma Tomatoes: With seeds removed. They contain less liquid than other varieties. But use them sparingly so the egg bites aren’t soggy.
  • Jalapeños: Deveined, seeded and minced. For a bit of color and heat.
  • Kale: Instead of spinach.
  • Fresh Basil: A green tasty option instead of spinach or kale.
  • Ketchup: One tablespoon will add a lot of flavor.
  • Cottage Cheese: A popular add-in for egg bites. Use it instead of cream.
  • Cream Cheese: Softened. Use it along with milk or heavy cream.
  • Red Pepper Flakes (or a dash of hot sauce): To make things spicy.
A stack of 3 egg bites to show their tender fluffy texture and tasty add-ins.

📖 Recipe Steps

RECIPE PREP: Preheat your air fryer to 350°F for 5 minutes.

  1. Heat a small skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. When the oil is warm, add the onion, red bell pepper, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until veggies are tender.
  2. Add the chopped spinach to the skillet. Cook for another minute or until the spinach is just wilted.
  3. Lightly grease the egg muffin mold with non-stick cooking spray. Using 1/3 each: cheese, bacon, and sautéed veggies, divide them between the 7 wells of the muffin mold. (Reserve the remaining 2/3 of the ingredients to make 2 more batches of mini egg cups.)
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, salt and pepper. (If you prefer egg bites that are super light and spongy, then whisk until light and fluffy to trap more air within the liquid.)

👉🏻 PRO TIP: Do not skip sautéing of the vegetables. When the veggies cook they release moisture. This is important. If the veggies are added to the egg bites uncooked, all that moisture will make the mini egg cups soggy.

How to make mini egg bites, step by step.
  1. Add egg mixture to the wells, filling them no more than 1/2 way full. We need to leave a little room for expansion, as the egg bites will rise and become fluffy once cooked.
  2. Carefully place the filled egg bite mold into the preheated air fryer basket.
  3. Cook the egg bites at 350°F for approximately 10 to 12 minutes, or until the tops are set and slightly golden and the centers are set. Allow the egg bites to rest inside the air fryer for 5 minutes. The centers will finishing cooking in the residual heat.
  4. Remove the air fryer egg bites from the mold and repeat the process with the remaining ingredients.
How to make air fryer egg bites, step by step.

🧅 Meal Prep Directions

  1. Make a batch of air fryer egg bites. Allow them to cool completely.
  2. Transfer the breakfast egg muffins to an airtight container. Arrange them in flat layers separated by sheets of parchment paper.
  3. Store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  4. When ready to enjoy, reheat them in the air fryer at 350°F for 5 minutes. Or you can microwave the mini egg cups for 1 minute, or rewarm them in the oven at 350°F for 8 minutes.
A fork in hand lifting an air fryer egg bite off a stack of 2, getting ready to eat it.

🧑🏼‍🍳 Recipe FAQ

These are the most commonly-asked questions about air fryer egg bites, and the most helpful answers for recipe success.

Why are my egg bites spongy?

This can happen when the eggs are over-beaten and too much air gets into the batter. Next time, beat or stir the mixture just until combined.

Why are my egg bites soggy?

This can happen when egg bites are undercooked. It can also happen if the veggies were not sautéed beforehand to release excess moisture.

Why are my egg bites dry?

There’s not enough moisture. This can happen if the amount of add-ins overpowers the amount of eggs and cream in the mixture. Or if the mini breakfast egg muffins were overcooked.

Best air fryer egg bites served in a bowl, garnished with fresh chives and flaky salt.

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Flavor testers compared our air fryer egg bites to Costco’s Three Bridges Egg Bites. The flavor combo of our add-ins, and the fluffy texture of our breakfast egg muffins were rated as amazing. So much better than store-bought.

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Air fryer egg bites in a serving bowl with 2 forks.

Air Fryer Egg Bites


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  • Author: Denay DeGuzman
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes
  • Yield: 21 Egg Bites 1x
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Description

These air fryer egg bites are tender, light and fluffy. They’re filled with sautéed veggies, crisp salty bacon, and melty cheese for a delicious, satisfying bite. Ideal for breakfast and on-the-go snacking.


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup medium cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup (about 8 slices) cooked, crumbled bacon

Instructions

RECIPE PREP: Preheat your air fryer to 350°F for 5 minutes.

  1. Heat a small skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. When the oil is warm, add the onion, red bell pepper, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until veggies are tender. Add the chopped spinach to the skillet. Cook for another minute or until the spinach is just wilted. 
  2. Lightly grease the egg muffin mold with non-stick cooking spray. Using 1/3 each: cheese, bacon, and sautéed veggies, divide them between the 7 wells of the muffin mold. (Reserve the remaining 2/3 of the ingredients to make 2 more batches of mini egg cups.)
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, salt and pepper. (If you prefer egg bites that are super light and spongy, then whisk until light and fluffy to trap more air within the liquid.)
  4. Add egg mixture to the wells, filling them no more than 1/2 way full. We need to leave a little room for expansion, as the egg bites will rise and become fluffy once cooked.
  5. Carefully place the filled egg bite mold into the preheated air fryer basket. Cook the egg bites at 350°F for approximately 10 to 12 minutes, or until the tops are set and slightly golden and the centers are set. Allow the egg bites to rest inside the air fryer for 5 minutes. The centers will finishing cooking in the residual heat.
  6. Remove the air fryer egg bites from the mold and repeat the process with the remaining ingredients.

Notes

👉🏻 PRO TIP: Do not skip sautéing of the vegetables. When the veggies cook they release moisture. This is important. If veggies are added to the egg bites uncooked, all that moisture will make the mini egg cups soggy.

How to store leftover egg bites: Transfer the bites to an airtight container. Arrange in flat layers separated by sheets of parchment paper. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

How to reheat egg bites (3 ways): Reheat them in the air fryer at 350°F for 5 minutes. Microwave the egg bites for 1 minute. Rewarm them in the oven at 350°F for 8 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
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