Have you been looking for a great egg dish to add to your next brunch or holiday breakfast? Look no further! These incredibly delicious and fluffy air fryer egg bites don't just look fancy and mouthwatering, they also taste divine.
Perfectly seasoned eggs combined with cheese, spinach and peppers make an amazing protein-rich, gluten free, low-calorie and low-carb breakfast treat or snack. You can easily vary flavors by adding different mix-ins, such as bacon, ham or feta cheese.
They only take 5 minutes to prepare and cook up quickly and fluffy in the air fryer. You can also cook these vegetarian mini omelettes in the Instant Pot if you prefer.
WHAT IS AN EGG BITE?
Egg bites are whipped up eggs, flavored with spices and add-ins like cheese, spinach, bell pepper, mushrooms or bacon. They are crustless, cooked in bite sized molds in the air fryer or Instant Pot and come out incredibly light, flavorful and airy, much like a soufflé.
❤️ WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS EGG BITE RECIPE
✔️ Egg bites are light, airy and the perfect hand held breakfast.
✔️ They take just 5 minutes to prepare. Then pour it into the silicone molds and air fry for just a few more minutes!
✔️ These delicious egg snacks are low-calorie and low-carb.
✔️ You can easily vary the mix-ins to satisfy everyone's taste. Try your other favorite vegetables or meats.
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for air fryer egg bites, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
You may have all of these mini omelette ingredients in your refrigerator or pantry and not need to make a trip to the grocery store. See recipe card below for ingredient amounts.
- Milk: Whole milk works great in this recipe.
- Spinach: We used fresh spinach and wilted it in a pan before using. You can also try using frozen spinach, just make sure you squeeze out all the water before putting it into the molds.
- Red Bell Pepper: Any color bell pepper works great. These egg bites are also a great way of using up any other cooked vegetable leftovers.
- Cheddar Cheese: We used sharp cheddar with this recipe, but Monterey Jack or Gruyere cheese would also be great choices.
- Ground Mustard
VARIATIONS: Try Different Add-ins!
Instead of spinach and bell pepper, you can add other mix-ins to your egg bites. We also love:
- crumbled up bacon
- cooked breakfast sausage
- crumbled up feta and olives
- smoked salmon and chives.
It is important that you don't add too many add-ins into your egg bites or they will not stay together well. Add-ins that increase moisture may need to be cooked slightly longer.
This section shows how to cook vegetable egg bites in the air fryer, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique. For full instructions, nutritional information, to print the recipe or to have the recipe scaled to double or triple, see the recipe card below.
PREPARE: Lightly grease a silicone egg bite mold.
🔴 TIP: We highly recommend using a silicone mold, as these cook up the eggs perfectly and make them easy to remove once cooked.
BLEND EGGS: In a blender or food processor, blend eggs, milk, cheese, salt, pepper and ground mustard. Blend until smooth.
🔴 TIP: Don't skip blending your egg mixture in a blender or food processor, whisking eggs and cheese by hand is tempting but blending creates a very fluffy egg bite that’s spongy and moist.
SAUTÉ VEGETABLES: Dice vegetables and sauté in a skillet on medium heat until wilted. Divide vegetables between egg cups.
🔴 TIP: Do not overstuff your egg bites, adding too many mix-ins will make the egg bites fall apart.
FILL CUPS: Pour eggs into egg cups. Leave a little space at the top of each cup. Cover silicone egg mold with a silicone lid or loosely tent with foil.
COOK: Cook for 15 minutes at 340°F in the air fryer, or until egg bites start to pop up. They’ll pop up above the top of the mold, about 1 or 2 inches, depending on how full they are.
🔴 TIP: Monitor your egg bites, Some air fryers cook unevenly. If one side starts cooking faster than the other, rotate the silicone egg mold 180° so the other side cooks evenly. Cooking time varies based on how full your egg cups are and the size of your air fryer.
SERVE: Allow to cool for a minute then serve.
Air Fryer – This recipe cooks up perfectly in the air fryer. If you don't own an air fryer, check out our instructions on how to make this recipe in an instant pot.
Silicone egg bite mold with lid – These cook up the eggs perfectly and make them easy to remove once cooked.
Blender or Food processor – Blending your eggs will make sure your egg bites turn out spongy and moist.
HOW TO MAKE EGG BITES IN THE INSTANT POT
Egg bites also cook very well in an Instant Pot. They’re quick, easy and no fuss. For more information please see our Instant Pot egg bites post.
⚠️ TIPS FOR THE BEST AIR FRYER EGG BITES
Follow these tips to make the best air fryer egg bites.
✔️ Use a silicone mold for egg bites. These cook up the eggs perfectly and make them easy to remove once cooked.
✔️ Blend your egg mixture. Whisking eggs and cheese by hand is tempting but blending in a blender or food processor creates a very fluffy egg bite that’s spongy and moist.
✔️ Do not add too many fillings. Too many add-ins will make the egg bites fall apart.
✔️ Use a silicone lid or foil. Plastic lids will melt.
✔️ Monitor your egg bites. Some air fryers cook unevenly. If one side starts cooking faster than the other, rotate the silicone egg mold 180° so the other side cooks evenly.
✔️ Watch your cooking time. Cooking time varies based on how full your egg cups are and the size of your air fryer. Egg bites are cooked through when they’ve popped up above the mold.
✔️ Don't worry if your egg bites fall, like a soufflé, egg bites will start to deflate when they cool.
Refrigerate: Let your air fryer egg bites cool completely. Store them in an airtight container or ziptop bag in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Freeze: Egg bites can also be frozen in an airtight, freezer safe container or freezer bag for up to 3 months.
Defrosting: Let your egg bites defrost in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or overnight. They can easily be reheated in the microwave or air fryer at 340ºF for 1-2 minutes.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH EGG BITES
Air fryer egg bites also make a great addition to a brunch or breakfast table. Serve them with avocado slices or toast, German Oven Pancakes, Breakfast Biscuit Bites, Egg Salad Sandwiches, fresh fruit and our super yummy Raspberry Lemon Bread.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For perfect results every time, here are answers to the most common questions about cooking air fryer egg muffins.
It is possible to cook your egg bites uncovered. However, they will likely dry out more and cook quicker. Adjust cook time to 11-13 minutes. For moist, fluffy egg bites, we recommend using a lid.
Egg bites are definitely a healthy snack or breakfast choice. They are low-carb, low-calorie and packed with nutritious veggies and protein.
- 6 large eggs
- ¼ cup whole milk
- ½ cup fresh spinach - chopped
- ¼ cup red bell pepper - diced
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese - grated
- ¼ tsp ground mustard
- Lightly grease a silicone egg bite mold.
- Sauté spinach and bell peppers lightly in a sauté pan with a little oil or cooking spray to wilt the vegetables.
- Divide the vegetables evenly in the bottom of the egg molds.
- In a blender or food processor, combine eggs, milk, salt, pepper, cheese and mustard. Blend on high speed for 10-15 seconds until eggs, cheese and spices are well blended.
- Place silicone mold into the air fryer basket/tray.
- Pour egg mixture into silicone mold. Leave a little space at the top of each mold so they don't overflow when cooking.
- Cover the mold with a silicone cover or cover loosely with foil if you don't have a silicone lid.
- Cook for 10 minutes at 340ºF in the air fryer. Open air fryer and rotate the mold 180º to prevent one side from cooking faster than the other.
- Cook covered for 5 more minutes or until egg bites start to pop up.
- Remove cover and cook until all 7 of the egg bites have popped up above the mold like a souffle and are cooked through, approximately 1-5 minutes, depending on your air fryer and how full they are.
- Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes. Invert the mold onto a plate to remove egg bites.
- Serve while warm.
- Air fryers cook differently. If your air fryer is about the same size as your mold, you might want to keep the center egg cup empty because the outer eggs will cook faster than the center one.
- You can cook uncovered but they will dry out more and cook quicker. Adjust cook time to 11-13 minutes.
- If you hand whisk the eggs, milk, cheese and spices your egg bites will have a different texture. They’ll be more like omelets or oven baked egg casseroles.
- Add other add-ins like bacon, ham or mushrooms if you want. Do not put too many add-ins into your egg bites or they will not stay together well. Add-ins that increase moisture may need to be cooked slightly longer.
- Serve with fresh fruit, sliced tomatoes or toast.