Air Fryer Egg Bites are a quick, easy and healthy on-the-go breakfast. They are perfect for meal prep and can be made low-carb with your favorite mix-ins.
Air Fryer Egg Bites are one of my favorite breakfasts to meal prep. They are quick, easy, and delicious. They are great to use up any leftovers in your fridge, and they can be very inexpensive. Plus, they can be made low-carb and high-protein!
Air Fryer Egg Bites Equipment
If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you know I love my air fryer! I probably use it two or three times a week! My newest obsession is meal prepping these egg bites.
Of course, if you don’t have an air fryer, you can also bake these in the oven in a muffin tin. In the recipe card below, I provide instructions for both methods.
For this recipe, I use my 3.7 quart Go-Wise Air Fryer. It’s the perfect size for 8 egg bites. Although, if I double the recipe for meal prep, I use my 6 quart Bella Pro Series Air Fryer. That way, I don’t have to cook everything in two batches.
I don’t own an oven-style air fryer, so I’m not sure how these will turn out if you use that kind of air fryer. But, if you try them, let me know how they turn out in the comments below!
Other Equipment Recommendations
To mix the eggs, I like to use a 2-cup glass measuring cup. I use this over a bowl because the spout allows for easy pouring and distribution.
If you are making these air fryer egg bites in the oven, you will need a Non-Stick Muffin Pan. You’ll only use 8 of the muffin cups for the recipe. Or, feel free to adjust the recipe to make 12 egg bites.
These Silicone Muffin Cups are essential for making the egg bites in an air fryer. I prefer using these over an air fryer muffin pan because these silicone muffin cups can be reused in other ways. For example, these make great cupcake liners, or you can also use them to make muffins in the air fryer. Additionally, these silicone muffin cups are flexible and can fit into almost any air fryer.
TIP: Using silicone cupcake liners a great way to reduce paper waste. Over the long term, you save money since they are a one-time purchase.
I have read mixed reviews about using paper muffin liners in the air fryer, and I do not recommend using them without also using a muffin pan. On their own, they will not be sturdy enough to support the egg mixture.
Air Fryer Egg Bites Ingredients and Ideas
To make eight egg bites, you’ll need six eggs, milk or cream, one cup of mix-ins, and 1/2 cup of cheese. For the version included in the recipe card, I kept it simple. I only used diced ham and shredded cheddar cheese for my mix-ins.
Here’s some other flavor combinations you could try:
- Cheddar Broccoli Egg Bites
- Tomato, Leek, and Parmesan Egg Bites
- Bell Pepper, Onion, and Ham Egg Bites
- Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites (for a Starbucks Inspired version)
- Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach, Monterey Jack Egg Bites
If I left it out, let me know what your favorite combination is! But, the possibilities are endless when it comes to flavor combinations. Just note, you may need to parcook some of the heartier ingredients like potatoes or leeks before cooking the egg bites.
Air Fryer Egg Bites Prep Tips
In full disclosure, I also made these egg bites in the Instant Pot. The egg bites turned out well, but it made a MESS in my pressure cooker. The eggs webbed above the muffin cups, and they were foamy on the outside. So, now, I always make these in my air fryer. Ain’t nobody got time for cleaning egg slime off of the muffin cups and my IP!
I also tested making these with a higher temperature, but the outsides browned too much before the centers were done. So, in the air fryer, be sure to cook these low and slow.
Occasionally, the center muffin has been a little underdone. (Due to my smaller air fryer size). But, the outer egg bites were perfect. If that happens to you too, pop the underdone egg bite in the microwave for 30 seconds. Or remove the egg bites that are done, and continue cooking the remaining ones for 1-2 minutes.
Egg Bite Instructions
For the easiest prep, I recommend assembling the egg bites in the air fryer. Or if you are using the oven, add the ingredients directly to the muffin tin.
Note: Do not preheat your air fryer! You don’t want to accidentally burn yourself!
First, add your muffin cups to the air fryer. Since I use silicone muffin cups, I do not need to spray my cups with cooking spray. Although, if you are using metal, be sure to spray your muffin cups with cooking spray.
Next, evenly add your mix-ins to each of the muffin cups. After that, add half of your cheese to the muffin cups.
Then, mix the egg and milk together in a measuring cup. Carefully, pour the egg mixture evenly among muffin cups.
If baking in the oven, sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly on top of the egg bites. Bake at 350°F for 18 to 20 minutes or until just set.
If making the egg bites in the air fryer, wait to add the cheese until the last 2-3 minutes of cooking time. Otherwise, the cheese will brown too much. I don’t know about you, but I like melty cheese on my eggs! Cook the bites in the air fryer for 12-14 minutes at 300°F.
The egg bites will be done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Air Fryer Egg Bite Meal Prep and Storage
These Air Fryer Egg Bites are perfect for meal prep. Plus, they freeze well, and can be stored for up to a month. Or, they can be stored in the fridge for 3-5 days.
To reheat refrigerated egg bites, microwave them for 30 seconds to 1 minute. If your egg bites are frozen, they can be reheated in the microwave for about 1 ½ – 2 minutes.
Want More Air Fryer Muffin Ideas?
If you love this recipe, you may also like my recipe for Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins. It’s like the best parts of a muffin and a donut combined! Plus, they also use the silicone muffin cups, and they are such a fun treat or breakfast.
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Air Fryer Egg Bites
- 6 large Eggs
- 2 tbsp Milk or Cream
- 1 cup Ham Diced
- 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese
- Salt and Pepper
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and cream. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add 8 silicone muffin cups to the Air Fryer basket. Distribute the ham and 1/4 cup of cheese between the cups**. Carefully, pour the egg mixture evenly into each of the cups.
Air Fryer Instructions
- Set the Air Fryer to 300 degrees and cook for 12-14 minutes until tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Conventional Oven Instructions
- Bake at 350°F for 18 to 20 minutes or until just set.