Cheesy Air Fryer Egg Bites

Photos by Marie-Catherine Dubé

These air fryer egg bites are great way to make busy mornings less choatic. Make them ahead of time and have them ready to go for the week. Filled with protein and totally customizable, these egg bites are an easy way to give the entire family a healthy breakfast. 

These aren’t your average dried out egg bites. Heck no. My secret ingredient? Cottage cheese.

Blended with the eggs, cheddar cheese and a few spices, cottage cheese makes these egg bites creamy and velvety with additional protein. Add optional meat for a protein-packed breakfast you can have all week.  

Want more amazing breakfast? I have you covered! Try my Mini Banana Pancakes, Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal Bites or Broccoli Egg Muffins.

❤️ Why You’ll Love Air Fryer Egg Bites:

  • Add your favorite ingredients to customize.
  • Healthy fats. 
  • Simple ingredients.
  • Make a lot and freeze for meal prep. 
  • High protein and low carb.
  • Gluten-free. 
  • Babies and kids love them.

🍲 Ingredients

Whole Eggs

Cottage Cheese

Cheddar Cheese

Diced Ham or Cooked Bacon (optional)

Photos by Marie-Catherine Dubé

👩‍🍳 How to Make Air Fryer Egg Bites

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 340°F.
  2. In a blender, combine eggs, cottage cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined. (If you don’t have blender, you may also use a hand mixer)
  3. Lightly grease the cavities of a silicone egg mold or silicone muffin cups with cooking spray.
  4. Pour egg mixture evenly into the greased molds, filling each about 3/4 full.
  5. If using ham or bacon, distribute the diced ham or crumbled bacon evenly among the egg-filled molds. Top with shredded cheese.
  6. Place the filled molds in the air fryer basket, making sure there is some space between each mold.
  7. Cook in the air fryer for about 12-14 minutes or until the egg bites are set and slightly golden on top. You may need to adjust the time based on your specific air fryer model.
  8. Once cooked, carefully remove the egg bites from the molds. Allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving.

🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • These are great for BLW. If serving to babies, I suggest serving without the meat or make sure to cut the meat very small.
  • Every air fryer is different and the cook time can vary. Check after 10 minutes. Egg cups should be set and slightly golden brown.


🗒 Substitutions

  • Use egg whites only or a mixture of whole eggs and egg whites. 2 egg whites = 1 whole egg.
  • Use feta cheese, goat cheese or mozzarella in place of cheddar.
  • Add breakfast sausage, cooked bacon or cooked ham.
  • Add bell pepper, mushrooms, chopped spinach or green onions. Be sure to cut them very small so the egg cups stay intact.
Photos by Marie-Catherine Dubé


🗒 Best served with

👝 How to Store Leftovers

These reheat well, making them a great meal-prep option. Store leftover egg bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the air fryer or microwave.

Freeze your egg muffins in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag up to 3 months. Either store them separately or with parchment paper in between each one so they don’t stick together. Reheat in an air fryer for about 4 minutes or let them defrost on their own for about 3 hours.

🤔 Common Questions

Is this gluten-free?

Yes!

Can I make these dairy-free?

You can. The reason these are so yummy and creamy is from the cottage cheese. You would need to omit that, or find an alternative, as well as omit the cheese. They will still be good, they just won’t be as rich.

Air Fryer Egg Bites

These Air Fryer Egg Bites are the perfect breakfast for the entire family. Adding cottage cheese to the egg mixture makes these creamy, cheesy and flavorful. Perfect for grabbing on-the-go or as a quick protein-filled snack for kids, you'll want to make a double batch to have for the week!
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Egg Bites
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced cooked ham or crumbled cooked bacon optional
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • avocado oil spray or olive oil for greasing air fryer basket

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 340°F.
  • In a blender, combine eggs, cottage cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined. (If you don't have blender, you may also use a hand mixer).
  • Lightly grease the cavities of the egg bite molds or silicone muffin cups with avocado oil spray.
  • Pour the egg mixture evenly into the greased molds, filling each about 3/4 full.
  • If using ham or bacon, distribute the diced ham or crumbled bacon evenly among the egg-filled molds. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Place the filled molds in the air fryer basket, making sure there is some space between each mold.
  • Cook in the air fryer for about 12-14 minutes or until the egg bites are set and slightly golden on top. You may need to adjust the cooking time based on your specific air fryer model.
  • Once cooked, carefully remove the egg bites from the molds. Allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving.

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2 Comments

    1. Hi Lori, so glad to hear you give it 5 stars! As my recipes are directed towards babies and children- I do not provide calorie count. Thanks for understanding.

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