Egg Puff is a tasty high protein breakfast on the go that my family has fallen in love with. It's the perfect meal prep recipe for a busy morning made quickly in the oven. A great copycat Starbuck Egg Bites recipe!
We have made this for so many different occasions! They make a perfect Christmas, Easter, or Mother's Day Brunch side. I love making these! My whole family loves them too and requests them all the time. These also freeze so well. It makes it so easy to meal prep the egg bites.
Add this recipe to our tasty Easy Breakfast Charcuterie Board, or make it as a crustless mini quiche and serve it as a side with our Veggie Quiche. Make it for brunch with our TikTok Cinnamon Rolls or Sheet Pan Pancakes.
Ingredients for Egg Bites
You'll love the variety of cheese, vegetables, and protein you can add to these egg cups. Make it your own to fit any vegetarian, vegan, gluten, or dairy diet with our ingredient tips.
- Eggs- This is the base of the recipe. An egg substitute like, vegan Just Egg can be used instead of chicken eggs.
- Milk-Milk mixed with the eggs gives the egg bites the right texture. It gives it a fluffier texture.
- Bacon- When making this recipe we used bacon strips and then cut them into small pieces. You can also use bacon bits for a quick bacon fix.
- Green Onions- Used sliced green onions for a subtle yet tasty onion taste.
- Fresh Spinach-I like to chop the spinach into small pieces so it doesn't overwhelm a bite and it makes it easier to eat.
- Feta Cheese-Use feta cheese to top these egg muffins for a strong salty flavor.
- Mushrooms-Use your favorite chopped mushrooms for added texture and flavor.
- Colored Bell Peppers- Chopped into small bite sized pieces.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Egg Puff
Follow these step-by-step process photos for the best results. Refer back to the images when needed.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Mix until the mixture is smooth and there aren't any egg chunks. At the bottom of a well greased muffin tin, add chopped vegetables and bacon.
2. Evenly pour the egg and milk mixture on top of the vegetables and bacon in the muffin tin.
Top with feta cheese.
3. Bake in a preheated oven to 350* F for 20 minutes, or until the egg is set
4.Let cool and then carefully remove from the muffin tin. Serve warm plain, or topped with salsa.
Hint: Chop the vegetables into small bite-size pieces for easier eating. Customize however you'd like.
Substitutions and Variations
- Sausage - substitute bacon bits for crumbled cooked breakfast sausage.
- Turkey Bacon-for a leaner bacon, use chopped cooked turkey bacon instead of traditional bacon. Use our easy air fryer turkey bacon recipe!
- Spicy - sprinkle crushed red pepper on top before cooking for an added spicy taste.
- Deluxe - add salsa, hot sauce, or more cheese when serving for a deluxe version.
- Kid friendly -make this kid friendly by letting your kids pick their favorite cheese, and protein to put in the egg cups. Let them help assemble for a fun family activity.
Try this fun breakfast variation with this tasty strapatsada recipe. A greek scrambled egg.
Mini Muffin Tin
Make mini egg puffs by using a mini muffin tin instead of regular sized muffin tin. This makes great bit sized appetizers for any brunch or breakfast.
You will need to adjust the the amount of vegetables and egg you put in each tin. Start with 1 tablespoon of egg mixture in each cup. Cook at 350* F for 7 minutes, check for doneness, and cook for an additional 5 minutes if needed.
Learn From Us
While recipe testing I was nervous about undercooking the egg. So the first time I tried this recipe I overcooked them! The egg bites dried out and nobody wanted to eat them. The recipe is written so the eggs are just set and cooked all the way through. Depending on your oven, you may need to adjust the cook time.
Storing Egg Puff
Store the cooked Egg Puff in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. To reheat, heat in the microwave for 30-second intervals or heat in an air fryer to crisp up the edges. Air fry for 1-2 minutes at 400 degrees.
This is a great meal prep breakfast. Freeze in an air-tight container or ziplock bag and when ready to eat remove the desired amount and heat in the microwave.
Once thawed, you can also reheat it in the air fryer to get that out-of-the-oven texture.
Don't worry if your egg puff has fallen after it cools. This is normal. It won't keep that puffed up shape it has when it first gets out of the oven.
This makes a great meal prep meal. You can freeze them in the freeze and when you're ready to eat, thaw and microwave or air fry to eat.
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These are our favorite dishes to serve with Egg Puffs:
Egg Puff (Egg Bites)
- Muffin Tin
- 6 eggs
- ¾ cups milk
- 1 cup spinach chopped
- ½ cup bacon chopped
- ⅓ cup bell pepper chopped
- ⅓ cup green onion sliced
- ⅓ cup mushrooms chopped
- ½ cup feta cheese
- Preheat oven to 350* F
- In a mixing bowl, mix together the eggs and milk. Mix until the mixture is smooth.6 eggs, ¾ cups milk
- Generously spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Evenly add the spinach, bell pepper, green onion, mushrooms, and bacon to each cup in the muffin tin.1 cup spinach, ½ cup bacon, ⅓ cup bell pepper, ⅓ cup green onion, ⅓ cup mushrooms
- Add 3 tablespoons of egg mixture to the top of each vegetable cup. If the egg doesn't settle, gently wiggle the vegetables to let the egg pass through. If you have leftover mixture, evenly add to each cup.
- Top each cup with feta cheese.½ cup feta cheese
- Place the muffin tin in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Make sure the egg is set in the middle and the tops begin to brown just slightly.
- Remove from the oven and let cool. Carefully remove each egg muffin for the muffin tin. You may need to take a knife and carefully trace around each cup to help release the sides.
- Enjoy warm the day of, or put in the refrigerator or freezer for a meal prep breakfast for a later date.
- Freeze for up to 1 month. When ready to eat thaw and heat in the microwave or crisp the edges in the air fryer.
- Use an air fryer to reheat from the refrigerator. Set to 400*F and air fry for 3-5 minutes. Time may vary depending on the air fryer you have.
- Use turkey bacon, or sausage instead of traditional bacon.
- Omit any ingredients from the vegetable or bacon list to adjust to your needs.
- Make this diary free by using almond, soy or oat milk.
- Use Just Egg for a vegan option.
- Make this a vegetarian option by using only vegetables instead of protein from animals like bacon and sausage.
- Instead of feta cheese, you can use cheese like cheddar, Colby jack or mozzarella.