Air Fryer Egg Bites are a new take on traditional breakfast, offering a quick and healthy choice for busy mornings or even for lunch! These bites combine eggs with customizable flavors and ingredients. You can add cheese, vegetables, meats, or spices to the egg base to make them custom for your family!
If you’re looking for a better option for breakfast, these are great because they’re high in protein. When you use an air fryer to make these egg cups, you get quick and easy breakfast bites that are great for on-the-go meals or snacks
Whether you use silicone muffin cups, ramekins, or another way to cook your egg muffins, you want to make sure that your cups, molds, or pan allow the air to circulate so you get even cooking.
The ingredient list for this basic recipe is very easy. You can add almost anything you want to this recipe. To make ham and cheddar cheese egg cups, you’ll need:
Complete instructions and full measurements can be found in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
You can tweak this air fryer breakfast recipe in several ways. When it comes to mix-ins, just be careful not to add too many because then your egg bites may not stay together well.
For the egg base, you can choose to use the whole egg, use only egg whites, or even use liquid eggs. This recipe will work for all of them.
You can make this recipe with just eggs and milk if you don’t want to use cheese, veggies, or meats.
We often use cheddar cheese because I usually have it on hand, but you can play with the flavors and use a variety of different cheeses.
Some cheeses to try include:
This version of air fryer egg cups uses bacon, but you can use almost any meat that you like with eggs! Try some of these:
I often put veggies in my egg cups. My kids aren’t the biggest fans, so I’ll skip vegetables for them. But I love that I can make a batch of these and do a few for each person in the family. Some of my favorite vegetables to use include:
If you can put it in an omelet, you can put it in an egg bite!
One thing to be careful with when adding veggies is that you don’t want chunks of harder vegetables to be too large or they may not cook all the way through. You can always microwave them a bit before adding them to the egg mixture to soften them up.
Don’t be afraid to try different seasonings in your egg mixture! Seasonings and spices are a great way to change up the flavor of this recipe.
Basic salt and pepper are my staples, but I’ve also tried some of the following:
Play around with it! This is a simple recipe to learn and it doesn’t get old because you can change it up so easily!
Preheat. Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (if required by your air fryer model).
Prepare the egg base.
Gather all of your ingredients. Then, in a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
Stir in the shredded cheese and bacon (or whatever mix-ins you’re using for this recipe).
Fill the egg molds.
Set the silicone baking cups (or silicone egg mold) in the air fryer basket. Pour the egg mixture into your silicone cups. Fill it just below the rim so there is some space for the eggs to rise as they cook.
Sprinkle additional cheese on top, if desired.
Cook the egg bites.
Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the eggs are just set up.
Your cooking time may need to be adjusted based on the size of your egg cups. If making smaller cups, reduce your cooking time.
After 8 minutes, check the egg bites. They should be firm to the touch and fully set. If not, continue cooking, checking every minute to prevent overcooking.
Allow the egg cups to rest for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin cups or egg bite molds.
It’s important to keep an eye on the egg cups while they cook to make sure you get a fluffy and moist texture. Overcooking can result in a rubbery feel, so adjust cooking time as needed for your specific air fryer model and mold size.
Before storing any leftovers, make sure that the air fryer egg bites have cooled completely. You can then store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
If you want to store them longer, wrap each egg bite in plastic wrap before putting them in a freezer-safe container. You can store them in the freezer for about 2 months.
Reheating is simple! You can pop refrigerated egg cups in the air fryer at 350° F for two to three minutes or until heated thoroughly.
If starting from frozen, first defrost them in the microwave in 30-second intervals, then crisp them up in the air fryer for a perfect finish. You can also put frozen egg bites in your lunch bag and they will be thawed by the time you’re ready to eat.
Looking for more delicious breakfast options that you can make in your air fryer? Try one of these easy recipes:
Breakfast is easy in the air fryer with this simple egg bites recipe!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Preheat the air fryer to 350℉.
Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until smooth and well combined.
Pour the egg mixture into the baking cups.
Sprinkle the cheese and bacon evenly over the top of the egg mixture.
Carefully place the mold in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, until the eggs are just set. Allow to rest for five minutes before removing from the mold.
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