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Low Carb Air Fryer Egg Bites

These low carb air fryer egg bites are perfect for days when you want a nutritious breakfast without the hassle. You can either sit down and enjoy them with a cup of coffee or take them with you.

In fact, they make a wonderful high protein grab and go breakfast that you can feel good about. 

plate of egg bites

Don’t have an air fryer? No worries! At the bottom of this post, I have a recipe for anyone who prefers to make them in the oven.

This is a low carb, keto-friendly recipe that anyone who needs to be gluten free can enjoy. It’s a healthy breakfast option that keeps you going all morning.

Breakfast on Busy Mornings

When I make egg bites, I like to make a few extras so I can have them another day. That saves a bunch of time when I need to get out the door.

This healthy breakfast option provides a good portion of your daily nutrients. It’s the best thing I’ve found to satisfy my appetite without adding unhealthy food to the first meal of the day.

I love the fact that they’re high protein. These air fryer egg cups are a deliciously easy way to satisfy my hunger without feeling guilty.

2 plates of egg bites

Combine the crispy top with the softy, eggy center, and you have the best egg bites, even better than the ones you can get at your local coffee shop.

If you aren’t concerned about carbs, try this air fryer toast that’s super easy. Then slather on some of this yummy homemade butter.

Tools to Make Easy Air Fryer Egg Bites

I purchased a silicone egg mold to make it easier to cook these egg bites. However, before I did that, I used silicone muffin cups, also called silicone cupcake liners.

red silicone egg mold

They both work very well. However, the silicone mold is deeper than the individual silicone cups, so there’s less spillage.

If you have a small muffin tin that fits in your air fryer, you can also use that.

You’ll also need a bowl, whisk, and spoon. That’s about it.

Ingredients

There is some flexibility in the ingredients. If you want to swap out any of the ingredients, besides the eggs, of course, feel free to do so. 

I have another list of suggestions if you want to try something different. Just make sure that whatever you add is chopped very small so the egg bites don’t break apart. If the veggies are too big, the eggs won’t hold together very well.

5 eggs in a bowl

Here is what I used:

  • Large eggs
  • Shredded cheese (mozzarella or cheddar cheese)
  • Heavy cream
  • Bacon
  • Chopped bell pepper
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Parsley (for garnish)
salt, pepper, green peppers, bacon crumbles, shredded cheese, parsley flakes, and whipping cream

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

I use whole eggs, but you can use egg whites if you want. You can also make them vegetarian by omitting the bacon.

If you’d like to try these with different ingredients, go right ahead. Here are some ideas:

  • Chopped mushrooms
  • Chopped green onions
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Finely chopped kale or spinach
  • Feta cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Almond milk or half-and-half instead of cream

How to Make Air Fryer Egg Bites

Preheat your air fryer to 345 degrees F. Give your egg mold a spritz of cooking spray. I use avocado oil. You can also use olive oil or butter.

cracked eggs in a bowl

Crack open the eggs and put them in either a medium or large bowl.

pouring cream into the eggs

Add the cream.

whisked eggs

Whisk eggs and cream everything is well blended.

bacon, peppers, and cheese added to egg mixture

Stir in the crumbled bacon, half of the cheese, chopped peppers, salt, and pepper.

salt and pepper added to egg mixture

If you want to add other ingredients, add them and stir.

egg batter evenly distributed in the egg mold

Evenly distribute the egg mixture in the silicone egg mold to about 2/3 full.

Place the filled egg mold in the air fryer basket and cook for 7 minutes.

stirring half-cooked egg bites

Very carefully remove the mold from the air fryer and stir the contents of each cup. This keeps the added ingredients from settling in the bottom. 

cheese sprinkled over half-cooked egg bites

Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the tops of the egg bites.

Put the egg bite cups back in the air fryer and finish cooking for another 5 minutes.

cooked egg bites in an air fryer basket

Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick. If it comes out clean, they’re done. If not, put them back in the air fryer for another 1-2 minutes. Cooking time can vary, based on the wattage of your air fryer.

Allow the egg bites to settle for about 5 minutes before serving. They’ll be extremely puffy when you first pull them out of the air fryer. But they should settle down a little bit.

5 egg bites on a plate

What to Do with Leftover Egg Bites

If you have leftover air fryer egg bites, you’ve set yourself up for the most delicious grab and go breakfast ever. For anyone on a keto diet, these can be lifesavers when you need something quick and easy.

Put the leftovers put them in an airtight container or place them on a plate and cover them with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for up to a couple of days.

When you want a super easy breakfast, pull them out of the fridge and heat them in the microwave for just a few seconds. I typically heat one for 20 seconds or two for 30 seconds.

You can also freeze them in in a freezer-safe container, such as a freezer bag or double wrapped plastic. They should be good for up to a couple of months.

Oven Baked Egg Bites

If you want to make something in your air fryer that you would typically make in your oven, check out these air fryer oven conversion times.

Use the same ingredients as you would for the air fryer egg bites. 

Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Spray a 6-muffin tin with nonstick spray. 

After mixing the ingredients, scoop the mixture into the tin. Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle the cheese over the top. Return to the oven for another minute or two, until the cheese melts.

Since all ovens are different, be aware that there may be some variation in cook time. Test them by inserting a toothpick to see whether or not their done.

Allow the egg bites to cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

egg bites on a plate and in an air fryer basket

See this recipe shared at Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Sunday.

More Yummy Air Fryer Recipes

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know how much I enjoy my air fryer. I’ve had a lot of success with this wonderful kitchen tool.

Here are some of our most recent air fryer recipes:

How to Cook Frozen Tilapia in an Air Fryer – There’s no need to thaw this fish. Simply add the seasonings, put the tilapia in the air fryer, and dinner will be ready in just minutes!

Air Fryer Radishes – If you’re in the mood for a different kind of side dish, try these air fryer radishes. They taste quite similar to potatoes but without the carbs!

Air Fryer Pork Chops – When you’re in the mood for pork chops, try this recipe from Back to My Southern Roots.

Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs – Packed with flavor, these wonderful chicken thighs will satisfy everyone on the family!

egg bites on a plate

Low Carb Air Fryer Egg Bites

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

These egg bites are delicious, nutritious, and super easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella or cheddar cheese)
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped bell peppers (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 345˚ F.
  2. Lightly spray silicone egg bite mold with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and cream until the whites and yolks are combined with the cream.
  4. Stir the crumbled bacon, half of the cheese, and chopped peppers into the egg mixture.
  5. Add the salt and pepper. Stir.
  6. Scoop the egg mixture into the egg bite mold, distributing it as evenly as possible.
  7. Put the filled mold in the air fryer and cook for 7 minutes.
  8. Carefully remove from the air fryer and stir the mixture in each mold to prevent the bacon, cheese, and peppers from settling at the bottom.
  9. Put the egg bite mold back in the air fryer, sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of each egg bite, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  10. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick. If it comes out clean, it’s done. If not, cook for another minute or two.
  11. Remove the egg bites from the air fryer and let them rest for about 5 minutes before you take them out of the molds.

Notes

Here is how to cook egg bites in an oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Spray a 6-muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mix the ingredients according to the above directions. Scoop the mixture into the muffin tin.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Add cheese to the top and put back in the oven to melt the cheese.
Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 259Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 343mgSodium 558mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 19g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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