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Quick and easy Egg Bites with roasted peppers and basil are the perfect make-ahead breakfast, ready in 35 minutes. Keto, Vegetarian.

Quick & Easy Egg Bites

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: breakfast, brunch
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These quick & easy egg bites are the perfect make-ahead breakfast. Make them in 35 minutes, and store them in the fridge for the busy work week, or freeze and reheat. Keto and Vegetarian. (Adapted from Once Upon a Chef.)


Ingredients

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  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup cottage cheese (full fat 4%)
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded cheese- gruyere, cheddar, mozzarella, pepper jack, etc
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 roasted bell pepper, sliced or diced (from a jar, or sub-canned green chilies, drained)
  • 1/41/2 cup fresh basil, ribbons (or sub cilantro or dill)
  • optional: 6-12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • optional: 3 tablespoons parmesan

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F.  Place a pan of water 1/4 inch deep, on the lower rack to create steam. (see notes)
  2. Grease a standard, non-stick muffin tin with olive oil.  If not using non-stick, use muffin liners.
  3. Place the eggs, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, salt and pepper in a blender and blend until silky smooth.
  4. Pour and divide the batter into the greased muffin tins-to about 3/4 full.
  5. Add the roasted pepper and basil to the top, stirring some down a bit. Top with a cherry tomato and sprinkle lightly with parmesan cheese.
  6. Place the egg bites on the middle rack (over the pan with water) and bake until the egg bites are set and golden, about 20-24 minutes. Be doubly sure the center ones are set– they usually take 1-2 minutes longer than the ones on the edges.
  7. Let cool 5- 10 minutes, loosen the edges with a knife, and carefully scoop them out with a spoon.
  8. These will keep up to 4 days in the fridge or can be frozen and reheated.

Notes

Adding the pan of water to the preheating oven will make steam, which gives them a silky, custardy texture.

Other variations: smoked salmon & dill, sundried tomato & olive, bacon crumbles & cheddar,  canned green chilies + cilantro and pepper jack.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 egg bite
  • Calories: 122
  • Sugar: 1.4 g
  • Sodium: 278.2 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.9 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 112.6 mg

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