Easy Egg Bites

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Fill these easy egg bites with your favorite vegetables!

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Easy Egg Bites

Make these egg bites ahead for easy, protein packed healthy breakfasts throughout the week!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 roma tomato seeded and diced
  • 1 ounce raw baby spinach torn
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • shredded cheese (optional)
  • cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 °F. Spray 6 sections of a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Beat the eggs with kosher salt and garlic powder.
  • Divide the chopped tomato and spinach evenly across the 6 prepared sections of the muffin tin.
  • Pour the eggs evenly over the vegetables.
  • Sprinkle with cheese, if using.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, until eggs are cooked through.

Notes

You can use other types of vegetables as well, but I would recommend if you’re using “wet” vegetables like mushrooms, tomatoes, onions or raw greens not to use more than 2 Tablespoons total per “bite” or the egg bites will get watery. You can use larger amounts of “dry” vegetables like broccoli or scallions.
Keyword easy recipe, egg bites, quick breakfast

Obligatory Fictional Backstory

For a while there, we decided to take up chicken farming.

The first batch of six chickens we got didn’t produce any eggs. I couldn’t bear to turn them into Chicken and Stuffing, so I decided they could stay on as pets and help with insect control in the yard.

We got six more. Those didn’t lay any eggs either. So now we had 12 chickens in our insect control brigade.

They say the definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing and expect different results. We are not insane, so this time we purchased 6 chickens that were proven layers. At last, we had eggs! And with 18 chickens, the squash bugs were finally under control.

But then…

The first six chickens we got started laying eggs. Apparently they were too young before. Great, we have more eggs! Enough to share with neighbors!

But then…

The second six chickens we got started laying.

18 chickens, laying 6 eggs each per week, meant we had 108 eggs. Every. Single. Week.

Our neighbors developed sudden egg allergies and would run away when we came near their houses. Our family and friends begged us to stop bringing eggs as party gifts. My husband begged me to let him make chicken and stuffing.

In the end we gave away 15 of the chickens to a kind farmer who supplied the local breakfast restaurant with eggs. That brought us down to a much more manageable number of eggs weekly.

Anyway, Easy Egg Bites is one of the recipes that I came up with to use up all the eggs. I hope you enjoy it!


Real Talk

I’m making an effort to eat a little better. After making three cakes in a row to perfect my yellow cake recipe (exclusive for subscribers) and eating more cake for breakfast than I care to admit, I decided I should try to have some vegetables with breakfast.

I actually used to like eating green tossed salad for breakfast when I was in high school, but these days it just doesn’t sound good. These egg bites are great because you not only get vegetables, but protein too!

My sister-in-law and I had a discussion as to what to call the individual parts of a muffin tin – cups? cavities? dips? areas? Terminology is more difficult than it seems, lol. We settled on “sections”.

Anyway, if you want to make more than 6 at a time just use one egg per egg bite (see what I did there? completely avoided having to label muffin tin parts!).

I have not tried it but I imagine using silicone muffin tin liners, or a silicon muffin pan, would make it easier to get the egg bites out of the pan. I used a lot of cooking spray and they came out pretty well, just remove them before they are completely cool.

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