These protein egg bites are one of our staple easy breakfast and snack options. They're perfect for meal prep and packed with protein to help keep you full.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- They're a great way to get extra protein in your morning routine on busy weekdays.
- You only need simple ingredients for this easy recipe.
- You can easily customize them to your liking with endless flavor combinations.
- They're protein packed thanks to multiple sources of protein like eggs, turkey bacon, and cottage cheese.
- They're essentially a mini frittata that is easy to serve to a crowd for a quick breakfast.
- The cottage cheese is blended into the mixture for additional protein which is great if you don't like the texture of cottage cheese.
- Eggs - we prefer to use whole eggs with the egg yolk, but you can also substitute normal or liquid egg whites. You can also use liquid eggs for a shortcut.
- Cottage cheese - we typically use low-fat cottage cheese.
- Salt & Pepper
- Turkey bacon or bacon - both turkey bacon or bacon will work great.
- Chopped spinach
See the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients and measurements.
Equipment You’ll Need
- Muffin tin or silicone muffin tray*
- Measuring cups and spoons
Step by Step Directions
For the full recipe instructions, scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
Cook your turkey bacon or bacon using your preferred method and chop it into small pieces.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Fill a casserole dish with 1 inch of water and set it in the oven on the bottom rack, below where the eggs will be placed.
Add the eggs, cottage cheese, salt, and pepper to a blender.
Blend for 20-30 seconds until the egg mixture is smooth.
Spray each cup of a muffin tray with non-stick spray liberally. Evenly divide the bacon and spinach between all of the cups.
Next, pour the egg mixture into each cup, about ¾ full as the eggs will rise slightly when baking.
Bake the egg bites for 20-25 minutes, or until the egg is fully set.
Tips & Variations
- Feel free to add other veggies like roasted red pepper, red onions, green onions, mushroom, and kale.
- You can substitute the eggs for 2 cups of egg whites.
- Shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese or crumbled feta or goat cheese is also a great addition.
- Shredded sharp cheddar cheese, pepper jack, crumbled feta, and crumbled goat cheese would all be great additions.
- Use different types of meats if you want to switch it up. Chicken, pork, or turkey sausage would also be great in place of the bacon.
- We like to bake these in a silicone pan for ease, but silicone muffins cups in a standard muffin pan would also make it easier.
- You can also make smaller egg bites with a mini muffin pan.
Store these high protein egg bites in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also store them in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to 2 months.
These egg bites are gluten-free. For a dairy-free option, skip the cottage cheese and add 2 additional eggs. For a vegetarian version, leave out the bacon.
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Protein Egg Bites
- 8 large eggs
- 3/4 cup cottage cheese
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 5 pieces bacon or turkey bacon
- 1/2 cup chopped spinach
- Cook your turkey bacon or bacon using your preferred method and chop it into small pieces.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Fill a casserole dish with 1 inch of water and set it in the oven on the bottom rack, below where the eggs will be placed.
- Add the eggs, cottage cheese, salt, and pepper to a blender. Blend for 20-30 seconds until the egg mixture is smooth. (If you don't have a blender or prefer to skip this step, you can use a large bowl and mix the ingredients together until they are combined.)
- Spray each cup of a muffin tray with non-stick cooking spray liberally. Evenly divide the bacon and spinach between all of the cups. Next, pour the egg mixture into each cup, about ¾ full as the eggs will rise slightly when baking.
- Bake the egg bites for 20-25 minutes, or until the egg is fully set. Remove from the oven and let cool until you can easily remove them from the pan.
- Make it dairy-free: simply skip the cottage cheese and add 2 additional eggs.
- Make it vegetarian: leave out the bacon.
The recipe can be found on My Fitness Pal by searching "BWB Protein Egg Bites." The nutrition is calculated using turkey bacon.
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