Air Fryer Egg Bites

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Air Fryer Egg Bites are the breakfast you’ve been looking for. They are tasty, quick, and very satisfying to eat. These egg bite are loaded with ham and cheddar cheese.

Egg bites on a plate

Air fryer egg bites are truly the best breakfast idea. You can make them in advance and just reheat then in the morning when you’re on your way out. They don’t require a fork and knife – just pick one up and pop it in your mouth. Even the kids will enjoy these egg bites. For another quick air fryer breakfast try these classic eggs in a hole or “hard boiled” eggs made in the air fryer.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Starting with the egg and cream mixture as the base, we then add ham and cheddar. But you can add anything you like to make these bites perfect for you. Add vegetables like broccoli, onions, or mushrooms; add bacon, chicken, sausage – anything goes!
  • Ready in just 15 minutes, you can enjoy these as a breakfast or snack.
  • Make a big batch and store them for and quick and easy breakfast all week long.

CJinUSA says: 5 stars Absolutely perfect! Recipe made 6 bites for me. If adding another 2 T veggie, i would probably get 7 bites. 1 1/2 T liquid per bite @ 6 bites. Looked and tasted wonderful. Garlic powder not overpowering. Definitely think spring/green onions more flavorful in the recipe. 7 minutes, plus 5 resting on spot. Thank you.

» Complete your breakfast with Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls and Air Fryer Hash Browns.

Ingredients You Need

Ingredients for air fryer egg bites
  • Eggs: The hero of this dish is the eggs. Use free-range large eggs, if you can. You could also use egg whites or a box, like Happy Eggs Egg Whites.
  • Green onions: A few chopped green onions give a nice kick and some color to these egg bites.
  • Ham: You can either use deli ham or sliced ham for this recipe. I like slightly larger pieces than you can get from deli ham so I buy a ham roast and slice off pieces.
  • Cheddar cheese: You can either use sharp cheddar cheese or white cheddar cheese for this recipe. If you want to mix it up a little, use Monterey Jack or Mexican cheese.
  • Cream: Although I have used heavy cream for this recipe, you can also go with half and half or milk.
  • Garlic powder: A little goes a long way. You won’t want to start off the morning with garlic breath.
  • Seasonings: Salt and black pepper are enough to season this dish. However, if you love heat, add hot paprika or red chili flakes.

Equipment Information

Egg bites on a plate

Helpful Tips

  • You’ll notice that the eggs expand quite a bit in the air fryer as they cook. When you take them out, they might be extending quite a bit outside the mold. They will collapse back and firm up as they rest. That’s why we let them sit for a few minutes before eating.
  • I’ve also found that the center well doesn’t cook quite as consistently as the other wells. To avoid this issue, I sometimes leave the center mold empty and just use the outer ones.
  • Don’t overfill the wells of the mold. If you pour the ingredients all the way to the very top, it will won’t have room to expand.
  • You may have an easier time filling the silicon mold if you place the mold inside the air fryer basket before filling it. Then put in the ingredients when the mold is already in the basket.

How to Make Air Fryer Egg Bites

Step 1: Grease the mold

Egg mold, measuring cup full of egg mixture and plate of toppings

Start by greasing the egg bite tray lightly. You can grease using a cooking spray or a brush

Step 2: Fill the mold

Next, fill each well of the mold halfway with ham, green onion, and cheddar cheese.

Important Note – The wells in the mold I used for this recipe hold approximately 1/8 cup of liquid. I just received another as a gift but it’s wells are twice as big. Each well on it holds about 1/4 cup of liquid. This will affect your recipe as one holds more then the other.

Step 3: Add the eggs

Egg bite mold partially full of scrambled egg mixture

In a mixing bowl or large measuring glass, crack the eggs and add the cream, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Whisk until everything is well combined. Pour the egg mixture in each well over the green onions, ham, and cheese. Leave about 1/8th of an inch of space from the top. They do expand quite a bit in the air fryer.

Step 4: Air fry

Egg bite mold full of scrambled egg mixture

Place the mold in an air fryer basket and cook the egg bites at 340° F(170°C) for 7 minutes.

Once 7 minutes are up, insert a toothpick to see if it comes out clean. This is the easiest way to know if the eggs are cooked through. You can also press down lightly on the tops and if they bounce back, they’re done. Take the mold out of the air fryer basket and leave it to rest for 5 minutes.

Egg bites on a plate and one cut in half

Variations To Try

Egg bites offer so many options. You really can fill the cups with anything you like. Think about your perfect omelets. What would you put in? Just keep in mind that veggies and raw meat won’t have time to cook through in the egg bites, so you need to precook them.

Try these variations:

  • Bacon, sausage, chorizo, steak, salmon
  • Onion
  • Broccoli
  • Sausage
  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Feta
  • Basil
Egg bites on a plate

Questions About the Recipe

How long will egg bites keep?

Keep egg bites in an air tight bag or container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. If you freeze them, they’ll be good for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to reheat them, just pop them in the air fryer for about 4 minutes on 340° F(170°C).

How do you ensure the eggs are cooked through?

Insert a toothpick before taking the mold out of the basket. If it is slightly wet, cook it for an additional minute or two. I’ve found that 7 minutes is just about perfect every time, except when the eggs or ingredients were super cold when I put them in the mold. Then you might need an extra minute.

Can I add vegetables to this mixture?

Yes, you can add whatever you like to these egg bites. Try these bites with chopped onions, bell pepper, corns, or sautéed mushrooms. Just make sure to sauté the veggies first so they are tender before adding them to the egg bites.

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Egg bites on a plate

Air Fryer Egg Bites

Air fryer egg bites are the breakfast you've been looking for. They are tasty, quick, and very satisfying to eat. These egg bite are loaded with ham and cheddar cheese.
5 from 41 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 7 Bites
Calories 54 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 tablespoons (12 g) green onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) ham or Canadian bacon chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon (0.8 g) garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Spray egg bite mold with cooking spray.
  • Fill each well of the mold 1/2 full with green onion, ham and cheese.
  • In a bowl, combine the eggs with cream, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk together. Pour egg mixture into each well until it comes to the top of the other ingredients – about halfway full.
  • Set the egg mold into the air fryer basket. Cook at 340° F(170°C) for 7 minutes.
  • To check for doneness, use a toothpick to make sure no uncooked egg remains in the bottom of the mold. If there is, cook for 1 more minute. Then leave egg mold in the air fryer untouched for 5 minutes.

Notes

  • You’ll notice that the eggs expand quite a bit in the air fryer as they cook. When you take them out, they might be extending quite a bit outside the mold. They will collapse back and firm up as they rest. That’s why we let them sit for a few minutes before eating.
  • I’ve also found that the center well doesn’t cook quite as consistently as the other wells. To avoid this issue, I sometimes leave the center mold empty and just use the outer ones.
  • Don’t overfill the wells of the mold. If you pour the ingredients all the way to the very top, it will won’t have room to expand.
  • You may have an easier time filling the silicon mold if you place the mold inside the air fryer basket before filling it. Then put in the ingredients when the mold is already in the basket.

All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 96mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 159IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cheese, Eggs, Ham
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6 thoughts on “Air Fryer Egg Bites

  1. Cory says:

    I just bought an air fryer and tried to cook egg white egg bites. I put it in at 360 but after 12 min the top was burnt and it was still liquid. I raised th temp tv390 but still burned the top but the rest was set. Any suggestions on how to not burn the top?

    • Laura Lynch says:

      I would put a piece of tin foil over the top to keep the from burning while they cook, or lower the temp below 360 so it can cook longer.

  2. Theresa says:

    I don’t see how many eggs I’m supposed to use. Is it one per mold cup? If I want 6 bites, is that 6 eggs? And if you’re using liquid egg whites, what’s the measurement per mold cup?

    • Laura Lynch says:

      The whole recipe, with 2 eggs, will make 7 egg bites. You could use 8 tablespoons or about 1/2 a cup of liquid egg whites in place of the 2 eggs.

  3. CJinUSA says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely perfect! Recipe made 6 bites for me. If adding another 2 T veggie, i would probably get 7 bites. 1 1/2 T liquid per bite @ 6 bites. Looked and tasted wonderful. Garlic powder not overpowering. Definitely think spring/green onions more flavorful in the recipe. 7 minutes, plus 5 resting on spot. Thank you.

    • Angela Morris says:

      Happy to hear you liked them. It is a great recipe for personalizing. You can change or add so many ingredients to make them different every time.

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