When I know our week will be a busy one or a weekend with lots of company, I plan out a menu and make large portions of the item ahead of time. This prevents rushing in the morning to eat breakfast or pack a lunch, but it also allows me to spend more time with guests, rather than being stuck in the kitchen away from the action outside.
Low Carb Egg Bites are super quick and taste great!!!
One of my favorite make ahead convenience foods is Low Carb Egg Bites. These are great for breakfast for all ages. They easily become an “eat with your hands food.” They pack well and transport without problem, so they make a great lunch at the office. They reheat in a minute in the microwave, so pair these with piece of fruit or a simple salad.
I love that these Low Carb Egg Bites can become everyone’s favorite! I can make a lot at a time or just a few and each one can be different depending on specific tastes. I liked chopped and sautéed spinach coupled with soft goat cheese. My husband likes chopped bell pepper, mushrooms and cheese. Steamed broccoli, chunks of ham and cheddar is a fave and the “littles” at our house love these packed with smoky bacon and sausage. While my go-to cheddar is usually cheddar, pepper jack, goat cheese, Feta and cream cheese taste great too!
Low Carb Egg Bites can be made ahead of time for a quick breakfast or snack your family will love!!
These Low Carb Egg Bites are so quick to make. The hardest part is deciding what type you are in the mood for. These are made in a muffin pan. This recipe makes many at a time, all in uniform sizes and which allows for even cooking. My choice today is Spinach and Goat Cheese as well as Sausage, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese. I quickly cooked up breakfast sausage, bacon and sautéed thawed and chopped spinach in a little butter and garlic. For the cheese it was a matter of opening up a big bag I had bought at the store.
Our chickens are Olympic Gold Medal Layers, so we always have way too many eggs on hand and these Low Carb Egg Bites are a great way to use up quite a few eggs in one fell swoop. It typically comes out to one egg per muffin section when paired with approximately 1/4 cup of add-ins. You just need to crack your eggs into a bowl, add a little cream, salt and pepper and scramble them. Place a little of the add-ins into the bottom of a well greased muffin tin, then add half the egg, more add-ins and then fill until just below the rim of the muffin pan with more egg. I divide the add-ins up this way so they are dispersed through out the egg bite, rather than all in the bottom. Don’t fill the muffin sections to the top because the scrambled egg does puff up when cooked, so it will overflow onto the pan.
Low Carb Egg Bites
- Muffin Pan
- 12 large eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1-1/2 cups grated, cheese (cheddar or goat cheese)
- 1-1/2 cups meat or veg add-ins (bacon, sausge, spinach)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your muffin pan very well.
- Place your eggs into a bowl or (large measuring bowl is best for easy pouring), add heavy cream and salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Cook any meat (bacon, sausage, or chorizo) you want to add. I usually have about 1-1/2 cups of meat and vegetable to add. Additionally, I usually have 1-1/2 cups of different cheeses to add in with the meats or vegetable.
- Place about 1/8 cup of add-ins in the bottom of muffin tin, add egg half way up muffin section, then add another 1/8 cup of add-ins on top of this and then more egg on top of the second layer of add-ins to fill until just about 1/4 inch below the full line to prevent spillage when cooking.
- When all muffin sections are full of egg and add-ins, pop the muffin pan into the oven for approximately 17 minutes or egg is fully cooked.
- Make sure to let sit a few minutes after removing from the oven. Then run a butter knife around the circumference of the muffin section to loose the egg and then scoop egg bite out. Enjoy!
I love these warm, right out of the oven with a piece of toast. However, these taste wonderful at room temperature, which makes them ideal for a breakfast brunch table. Get creative about things you would put in an omelette and I can guarantee you, they would be just as tasty in your egg bite. Think about any leftover, chopped meats, maybe cubed deli meats, pepperoni, chorizo, Chinese sausage, or “the works.” However you make them, make them your own and you will make them often! Enjoy friends!!
I love a meaty, cheese Low Carb Egg Bite. What are your favorite add-ins?