Air Fryer Egg Bites- Easy Breakfast Recipe

I loved this easy, fun, and quick egg bites recipe. It is probably one of the easiest air fryer egg bites recipe in silicone muffin tins with some cottage cheese.

You can swap a few ingredients and make this recipe vegetarian, but this egg recipe is so easy to prep and cook that it would barely take you more than a few minutes to get it ready in the air fryer.

Air fryer egg bites are perfect for breakfast and even reheat well, making them an excellent dish for meal prepping.

These homemade, fluffy air fryer egg bites are so versatile that you can eat them on sandwiches or eat it for breakfast as a good source of protein or with toast in the morning.

You can even pack them in lunches, and they make excellent healthy snacks or appetizers. So make these delicious air fryer egg bites.

Ingredients and Substitutions

3 eggs- You can use as many eggs as you want for this recipe; remember that you might have to make the egg bites in batches because in one go, you can make only 6-8 egg bites depending on how many molds fit in the air fryer.
It would also depend on the size of the air fryer, but if you have a medium-sized air fryer, you might have to make it in batches. You can make them in the oven, too.

1/2 small onion, finely chopped– I like adding onions; they give the egg bites a nice, fresh flavor. You can replace this with spring onions or any onion of your choice, really. Make sure to add toppings of your choice, so you like the flavor of your egg bites.

1/2 small tomato, diced

1/2 large bell pepper, chopped

1/2 cup cottage cheese(or coconut cream)- You can add any cheese of your liking, but I think adding some cottage cheese or milk makes the egg bites more creamy and gives them that fluffy texture. If you do not have either of them, add coconut cream to the mix to get the best-tasting eggs ever. It is a vegan or dairy-free alternative to cottage cheese.

1 teaspoon salt

Black pepper, to taste

Optional: chopped herbs such as parsley or chives for garnish

How to make Egg Bites in Air fryer

1. Prepare Ingredients: Finely chop the onion, diced tomato, chopped bell pepper, and cottage cheese. You can add or remove any ingredients.

Some popular ingredients you can add to air fryer egg bites are bacon bits and cheese. You can even add some parsley or spring onion to give your egg bites a fresh taste.

2. Combine Ingredients: Mix these veggies and cheese in a bowl. Now crack two eggs in the same bowl, add salt, and stir gently to combine, ensuring that all ingredients are evenly distributed.

Adding coconut cream or cheese makes it lighter in colour.

3. Fill Muffin Molds: Lightly grease silicone molds with cooking spray or oil. Divide the egg and vegetable mixture evenly among the muffin molds, filling them about 1/4-1/2 full. You do not want to fill a lot as the egg bites rise, making them take up more space in the muffin tin.

4. Cook in Air Fryer: Place the filled muffin molds in the air fryer basket. Cook at 160°C (320°F) for 6-7 minutes or until the egg bites are all set and no longer liquid.

5. .Serve: Once cooked, carefully remove the egg bites from the air fryer and allow them to cool before removing them from the muffin molds. Garnish with chopped herbs of your choice and serve warm.

Tips on making the perfect Air Fryer Egg bites

1. Batch Size: Depending on your air fryer basket size, you can typically make 4-6 egg bites in one go. If you need to make a larger batch, consider using the oven or making them in batches to ensure even cooking.

2. Avoid Overcooking: Watch the egg bites to prevent overcooking, which causes a rubbery texture in the egg. After about 5 minutes of cooking, start checking regularly. They’re likely ready if the eggs develop a hint of brown on top.

3. Use Oil or Cooking Spray: To ensure the egg bites come out quickly and don’t stick to the mold, it’s essential to oil the mold before pouring in the egg mixture. This will help them slide out effortlessly once they’re cooked.

4. Don’t Overcrowd the Basket: Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. Overcrowding can cause spillage, which can be a messy cleanup. Keep the egg bites separate to ensure they cook evenly and avoid messes.

Storage and Leftovers

You can store these leftover egg bites in the refrigerator for a few days, reheat them, and eat them for breakfast again. I instead recommend storing the egg mix (in the fridge for not more than 3 days in an air-tight container) and cooking it in the air fryer every morning as it takes not more than 6 minutes to cook.

You can freeze cooked egg bites, too, and they will last longer. However, I have never done it because I like to make these fresh, as they are quick and not time-consuming.

But if you have leftovers from parties and events, you can freeze them and reheat them again in the microwave or air fryer.

How to serve Egg Bites

1. Breakfast Spread: Serve air fryer egg bites as a hearty breakfast spread. Pair them with crispy bacon or sausage links for a classic breakfast combination. Add some hash browns or roasted potatoes on the side for extra texture and flavor.

2. Hot sauce- You can serve these egg bites as appetizers with hot sauce.

3. Egg Wrap/ Sandwich—You can make these air fryer egg bites way more delicious by wrapping them in a wrap or a sandwich.

4. Brunch Platter: Create a brunch platter featuring egg bites alongside an assortment of brunch favorites. Serve them with mini croissants or toast points, smoked salmon or prosciutto, cheese platters with a variety of cheeses, and fresh fruit salad.

5. Light Lunch: Air fryer Egg bites make a satisfying light lunch option. Serve them with a mixed green salad dressed with vinaigrette for a refreshing and nutritious meal. Add some crusty bread or crackers on the side for some crunch.

6. Tapas or Small Plates: Incorporate air fryer egg bites into a tapas-style meal or small plates spread. Serve them alongside other small dishes such as Spanish tortillas, patatas bravas, grilled shrimp skewers, and marinated olives for a flavorful and varied dining experience.

7. Soup and Salad Combo: Pair air fryer egg bites with a comforting soup and fresh salad for a balanced meal. Serve them with a bowl of tomato basil or chicken noodle soup for warmth and comfort. Accompany with a side salad dressed with your favorite dressing for a complete meal.

Air fryer egg bites

Air Fryer Egg Bites

If you want a quick, easy breakfast recipe, then you should make these low-carb air fryer egg bites that are super healthy, rich in protein, and perfect for your mornings. It takes barely 6 minutes to make, and if you prep the ingredients the night before, you can make it in under 10 minutes easily every morning.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


  • 1 Philips Air fryer


  • 3 Medium Eggs
  • 1/2 Medium Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Medium  small tomato, diced
  • 1/2 Medium large bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Cottage cheese or Coconut Cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper(Optional)


  • Finely chop onion, dice tomato, chop bell pepper, and prepare cottage cheese. Optional ingredients like bacon bits, cheese, parsley, or spring onion can be added according to preference.
  • Mix chopped veggies and cheese in a bowl. Add two eggs, salt, and gently stir to combine evenly.
  • Lightly grease silicone molds. Distribute the egg and vegetable mixture evenly among the molds, filling them about 1/4-1/2 full to allow for rising during cooking.
  • Place filled molds in the air fryer basket. Cook at 160°C (320°F) for 6 minutes until egg bites are fully set and no longer liquid.
  • Carefully remove cooked egg bites from the air fryer and let them cool slightly before releasing them from the molds. Garnish with chopped herbs and serve warm.
    Air Fryer Egg Bites


  1. Make 4-6 egg bites at a time in your air fryer, adjusting batch size for basket capacity. For larger batches, consider using the oven or cooking in multiple rounds for even cooking.
  2.  Prevent rubbery texture by monitoring egg bites closely. Check after 5 minutes of cooking, looking for a hint of browning on top as an indicator of readiness.
  3.  Ensure easy removal by greasing the mold with oil or cooking spray before pouring in the egg mixture. This prevents sticking and facilitates smooth release.
  4. Keep egg bites separate in the air fryer basket to prevent spillage and ensure even cooking. Avoid overcrowding for a mess-free cooking experience.
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