The Best Air Fryer Egg Bites Recipe +Video

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Air Fryer Egg Bites are the simple, quick and tasty breakfast on-the-go you’ve always needed! With just a few basic ingredients and your trusty air fryer, you can whip up a batch in no time.

Air fryer egg bites in a white plate.

We all know that breakfast can undoubtedly be the most chaotic time in a household: the kids are getting ready for school, parents are getting ready for their day, the dog needs to get walked—and the last thing anyone wants is a labor-intensive breakfast.

See also: air fryer fried eggsair fryer boiled eggs, air fryer poached eggsair fryer scrambled eggs, air fryer frittata, and egg toast.

It’s much easier to grab something pre-packaged and sugary than cook something healthy that’ll properly fuel you for the day! 

Come in: air fryer egg bites.

Air fryer egg bites recipe bite shot served in a white plate.

Egg bites are small, delicious mini-frittatas made with eggs and the fillings of your choice!

Now, while they do require a special mold, we assure you that you’ll be more than happy with the investment.

Oh, and did we mention they’re keto-friendly?!

Bonus: We’ll also give you a list of more egg bite flavor combinations at the end of the recipe instructions.

These air fryer egg bites are the perfect thing to make in advance and then quickly microwave them on busy mornings, providing a protein—and veggie-packed breakfast that’ll give lasting energy rather than a sugar rush!

Air Fryer Egg Bites Ingredients

Ingredients for egg bites air fryer recipe

You can find the exact measurements of the recipe ingredients and customize the serving size in the recipe card after the detailed step-by-step instructions section.

There are just a few ingredients needed to make these air fryer egg bites!

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Ham
  • Bell pepper
  • Green onion
  • Salt and pepper

The essential ingredients here are really just the eggs, milk (gives the bites a softer texture) and the salt. The other fillings can be swapped out if you prefer!

For example, if you’d like to make some healthy Air Fryer Turkey Bacon, you could chop that up and use it in place of the ham! The cheese and veggies are also totally customizable, so feel free to play with different combinations!

What You Need?

This silicone mold accessory is a must-have for air frying egg bites. When picking one, make sure it fits your air fryer basket.

Spraying avocado oil to silicone mold

Recipe Video

How to Make Egg Bites in the Air Fryer?

Making egg bites in the air fryer is simple, FAST, and the results are delish! In 15 minutes or less, you’ll have a plate of delicious egg bites, ready to be gobbled down before heading to the drop-off line!

Step 1: Prepare the egg bites filling

Egg bites filling: ham, bell pepper, spring onion

Prep the filling ingredients by finely chopping each vegetable and the ham. The chop doesn’t have to be as small as a mince, but it should be pretty small so that all of the filling ingredients can be evenly distributed in the egg.

Step 2: Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (177°C).

Preating Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer to 350°F (177°C).

If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 350°F or 177°C and then let it cook for 3-4 minutes without food.

🚨 Important: Reduce the cooking temperature to 330°F (166°C) if you’re using a 4-quart air fryer or smaller. They are hotter due to the heating element being closer to the food.

Step 3: Crack the eggs into a spouted measuring cup.

Cracked eggs in a measuring cup

Crack the eggs into a measuring cup. 

💡 Pro Tip: the best way to crack eggs is on a flat surface! So crack your eggs on your counter rather than on the edge of the measuring cup to prevent eggshell from ending up inside the egg.

Step 4: Combine all the ingredients.

Egg bites mixture in a measuring cup: eggs, ham, bell pepper, spring onion, cheese, salt, pepper

Add the remaining ingredients to the measuring cup: milk, salt, pepper, cheese, the chopped veggies and the chopped ham. Whisk to evenly combine.

Step 5: Grease the silicone mold with cooking oil.

Spraying avocado oil to silicone mold

Spray or brush the silicone egg mold with neutral cooking oil to prevent the eggs from sticking. We recommend cooking sprays that contain only the cooking oil, such as avocado oil, and no propellants.

Step 6: Pour the egg mixture into the mold.

Pouring egg mixture into the silicone mold

Carefully fill each mold halfway to allow for expansion. To ensure an even distribution of filling, use a spoon to distribute the chopped ham, cheese, and veggies.

Step 7: Air fry egg bites for 8-10 minutes.

Cooking egg bites in air fryer

Carefully transfer the mold with egg mixture into the preheated air fryer. Air fry until cooked through (when a butter knife inserted into the center egg bite comes out clean), about 8-10 minutes.

I used a 6-quart air fryer to test this recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

Step 8: Serve your air fried egg bites warm. Enjoy!

Air fried egg bites in a white plate

When the air fryer egg bites have finished cooking, remove the mold from the air fryer and carefully take the egg bites off.

Serve warm with a pile of lightly-dressed greens or all on their own! 

Looking for a fun breakfast sandwich idea?

Take a hot dog roll and add egg bites and some fresh greens (like baby spinach), filling up the roll.

Squeeze on your favorite condiment, like ketchup or sriracha, and you’ve got a balanced and delicious breakfast sandwich that’s perfect for breakfast on-the-go! 

Fun Egg Bites Flavor Combo

Here are a few alternative egg bite flavor combinations for you to try next time: spinach and feta cheese, bacon and cheddar, ham and Swiss, mushroom and Parmesan, tomato and mozzarella, broccoli and cheddar, sausage and pepper jack, Mediterranean (olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta cheese), Mexican (salsa, peppers, and shredded cheese), and smoked salmon and dill.

Rest assured, the cooking time and temperature will remain largely the same. However, if you decide to include meat, please ensure that it is fully cooked beforehand.

Freezing & Storage

Freezing: When the air fried egg bites are completely cool, transfer them to a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until solid. Then, add the egg bites to an airtight container or zip-top bag and store for up to 6 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Fridge: Once the egg bites have fully cooled, transfer them to an airtight container or a zip-top bag. Store them in the refrigerator for a maximum of 4 days.

Reheating: The fastest way to reheat the egg bites without drying them out is in the microwave! Add to a microwave-safe dish and cook for 45 seconds on 50% power. Enjoy your tasty egg bites!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can make egg bites in the air fryer. It generally takes 8-10 minutes to cook. Simply mix your desired ingredients (such as eggs, cheese, vegetables, and meats) together, pour the mixture into silicone molds or ramekins, and then cook them in the air fryer until they are set and cooked through.

The cooking time of egg bites may vary depending on your air fryer model and the amount of egg mixture, but it typically ranges from 8-10 minutes at 350°F (177°C).

Frozen egg bites will cook for the same amount of time as fresh ones which is about 8-10 minutes at 350°F or 177°C.

To reheat egg bites in the air fryer, first preheat it to 350°F (177°C). Then place your leftover egg bites and cook them for 5-6 minutes.

prep time4 minutes
cooking time10 minutes
total cooking time14 minutes

The Best Air Fryer Egg Bites Recipe +Video

courseAppetizer, Breakfast
cuisineAmerican, Italian
Air Fryer Egg Bites are the simple, quick and tasty breakfast on-the-go you’ve always needed! With just a few basic ingredients and your trusty air fryer, you can whip up a batch in no time. 🤩 Fry it, to believe it!
Air fryer egg bites in a white plate.
5 from 2 votes
number of servings5

This ingredients checklist is interactive; you can use it as your grocery list.

Ingredients
 

  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup ham diced
  • ¼ cup bell pepper diced
  • 1 teaspoon green onion, chopped
  • teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/16 teaspoon pepper or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Get the fillings ready: chop the bell pepper, spring onion, and ham into small pieces.
    Egg bites filling: ham, bell pepper, spring onion
  • Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (177°C). Please see note if your air fryer is 4-quart or smaller.
    Preheating Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer to 350°F (177°C).
  • Crack the eggs into a spouted measuring cup.
    Cracked eggs in a measuring cup
  • Beat the eggs along with milk, salt, pepper, cheese, ham, bell pepper, and spring onion. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
    Egg bites mixture in a measuring cup: eggs, ham, bell pepper, spring onion, cheese, salt, pepper
  • Spray or brush the silicone egg mold with the cooking oil.
    Spraying avocado oil to silicone mold
  • Pour the egg mixture into the silicone molds until they are about 50% full to accommodate for expansion. Then, carefully transfer it into the preheated air fryer
    Pouring egg mixture into the silicone mold
  • Air fry egg bites for 8-10 minutes until they puffed up and golden.
    Cooking egg bites in air fryer
  • Serve and enjoy your air fryer egg bites! They make for a great low-carb snack or breakfast.
    Air fried egg bites in a white plate

Recipe Video

Notes

  • For smaller air fryers (4-quart and below), reduce the cooking temperature to 330°F (166°C). They generate more heat because of the heating element’s proximity to the food.
  • If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 350°F or 177°C and then let it cook for 3-4 minutes without food.
  • To test the doneness of the egg, insert a toothpick or butter knife into the center. If it comes out clean, they are done; otherwise, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • I used a 6-quart Instant Pot Vortex Plus to test the air fryer egg bites recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 541IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg
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4 thoughts on “The Best Air Fryer Egg Bites Recipe +Video”

  1. Hi Dan,
    I will be trying this in the morning but will have to keep looking it up or write it out. Unfortunately, when I press Print, it just takes me nto the same page but no printing. Would ppreciate a fix, I want to try some of your other recipes, they look really tasty.

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    • Hello Rosie!

      That’s fantastic to hear that you’re pumped to try the recipe! Apologies for the printing hiccup, but here’s the good news: we’ve fixed the issue! Now you can easily print the recipe without any hassle and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of our flavorful dishes.

      We’d love to hear back from you to ensure everything is working smoothly. Happy cooking, and enjoy every delicious bite!

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  2. 5 stars
    The recipe was easy and worked wonderfully. These are so very, very tasty and will be a staple for breakfast in future. Love your bog. Thanks for fixing the printing

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    • You’re welcome! I’m thrilled to hear that the recipe turned out well for you. Those tasty breakfast staples are always a win! Your support means the world to us, and we’re glad you enjoy our blog. Happy cooking, and feel free to explore more delicious recipes with us anytime!

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