One of my new obsessions is egg bites. I love them! I first started eating them going through Starbucks getting my latte macchiato. My favorite ones are probably the egg bites with bacon and cheddar….makes me hungry just thinking about them.
So my goal was to try to come up with some type of egg bite that I can make at home that is close to what I have found at Starbucks, because let me tell you….the nearest Starbuck for me is about an hour away! Yep…you heard me….an hour away. So you can understand me wanting to learn how to make them and make them yummy!
Now of course, I have my own free range farm chickens. So my egg supply can be endless at times. Love my chickens – if you are able I would totally recommend getting your own chickens so you are able to have your own farm fresh eggs.
This is another recipe is another one that is versatile. You can add almost anything to these little egg bites and they will be great. They are also easy to freeze and store for later use.
Some of my favorite add ins:
- bacon and cheddar
- ham and chives
- Canadian bacon
- cheese and peppers
For this recipe I used the ham and cheddar variation along with with some Canadian bacon that I needed to use up in the refrigerator. I also just had the pepper jack cheese on hand and thought it would be a good addition.
- 15 eggs
- 4 slices canadian bacon, diced (1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup diced ham
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese (cheddar and Monterey jack cheese)
- 1/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper
Super simple, throw in what you have and like, away you go.
Set oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin pan liberally with non-stick spray. I use a 1/4 cup measure scoop to scoop out the egg mixture and pour into each individual muffin spot. This is about the perfect amount for each area.
Bake in the oven for approximately 20-22 minutes. They will be perfectly fluffy and smell delicious at this point. Let them cool for about 5 minutes. Remove from muffin pan and serve.
Once they have cooled they could be flashed frozen on a sheet pan for an hour and then placed in a ziplock bag and back into the freezer they go for whenever any one needs a quick snack or breakfast. These little egg bites are perfect for buys mornings when everyone is in a rush to get out the door.
This recipe makes approximately 24 egg bites.