Easy Egg Bites

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Easy egg bites are a wonderful breakfast on the go. You can make ahead a couple of dozen, put in zip locks or vacuum seal for individual use, and freeze. Then thaw them out the night before you need them. They are excellent for quick breakfasts, after school snacks for the kids, take along on day trips, and to fill out school lunches and work lunches. Everyone in the family will enjoy easy egg bites and it’ll be easy on you since you can make them in a large batch, freeze for individual meals and snacks, and later reheat as needed.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup baby greens chopped and diced
  • 1 small tomato diced and seeded
  • 4 strips of bacon cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk and if using almond make sure it’s unsweetened
  • salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. spray your muffin tin with nonstick spray or use butter.
  3. In a medium bowl mix eggs, milk, salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the greens, tomatoes, bacon, and cheese.
  5. In each muffin depression add one tablespoon of the greens, tomatoes, bacon, and cheese mixture.
  6. Pour the egg mixture over each depression leaving a tiny little bit of room at the top.
  7. Bake the egg bites for 20 minutes in your oven.
  8. The egg bites are finished if the top is fully cooked. If not fully cooked after 20 minutes return to the oven for three more minutes.
  9. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top after removing the muffin tin from the oven.

TIPS:

  • You can use lard, a thin coating of olive oil, a thin coating of avocado oil, duck fat, bacon grease, or goose fat to coat the muffin tin instead of nonstick spray or butter.
  • You can add any sort of vegetable that you like to the vegetable cheese mixture. Some suggestions would be onions, peppers, ham deli slices, turkey deli slices, peperoni, cottage cheese, turnip greens, collards, mustard greens, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and various different herbs.
  • Instead of cheddar cheese you can have other varieties of cheese such as mozzarella. Mozzarella would make a very fun egg bite as it would have strings of cheese when you bit into it and pulled away from the bite. This would be best for children’s egg bites. Another delicious alternative would be pepper jack cheese.
  • Instead of salt and pepper you can add a variety of spices. If you like hot egg bites you could add cayenne pepper and serve with Tabasco sauce. Another alternative would be to make a savory egg bite with tomatoes, onions, Peppers, and oregano. This could be served with tomato sauce or salsa.
  • Egg bites are great by themselves, but they can be served with some very nice condiments. Some condiments you might consider would be salsa, sour cream, tabasco sauce, guacamole, and even ketchup for the kids.
  • Egg bites don’t just fill the job of being a good breakfast or a nice snack. They can be a wonderful side dish if you’re in a rush. Simply reheat and use as a side.
  • They are excellent for a keto diet or a diabetic diet as well.
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