Are you craving some bite-sized frittatas packed with flavor? Try these adorable Mini Egg Bites with Ham and Cheese! These mini egg bites are great for breakfast on-the-go, "finger food" dinners, or lunchbox meals for kids.
What are Mini Egg Bites?
Mini egg bites are like miniature frittatas that are baked in muffin or cupcake tins. The two main ingredients in egg bites are eggs and milk, and people can add whatever veggie or protein mix-ins they would like.
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Why do we Love them?
Three reasons! First and most important, they are extremely versatile. You can eat them in a gazillion different ways, like for breakfast on-the-go, in packed lunches, picnics, or as breakfast-for-dinner.
Second, you can keep the base the same (eggs, milk, salt & pepper) and then experiment with any combo of veggies/meat/whatever to add. What I'm saying is: it's hard to screw this one up! And if you happen to have an over-abundance of eggs after some kind of holiday (ahem, Easter), this is a great way to use up your surplus.
Finally, this recipe can help you clear some things out of the fridge that are just about to turn. And not every egg bite has to be the same. Have a couple mushrooms but not really enough to cook with? Throw them in. Have some leftover meat from a previous meal that you don't want to waste? Throw it in. You get the picture.
(These fit perfectly in our lunch boxes. Btw, I really love these Bentgo lunch boxes cause they take into account how much food kids can actually eat. So, your portions make sense).
Note on broccoli: cut florets as small as possible because the egg bites are small as it is, and the florets will also cook faster in smaller form
How to Make Mini Egg Bites
Step 1: Divide broccoli, cheese, and ham evenly in a greased, 12-muffin tin
🥄 Kids Steps: First, kids can chop the ham into small pieces, using a kids knife these Curious Chef kid-safe knives. Then, the kids can sprinkle the ingredients into muffin tin. Show your kids how to evenly divide the ham, broccoli & cheese into 12.
Step 2: Whisk together eggs and seasonings, and distribute in the tin
🥄 Kids Step: Crack and whisk together eggs! Kids - make sure you crack your eggs on the counter (hard surface), and then pour into a bowl. You can use a large egg shell piece to help grab any little shells that broke off into the egg bowl. It's cool how the shells pieces will stick together.
Step 3: Bake Mini Egg Bites and enjoy!
🥄 Kids Step: After the egg bites have cooled a bit, help your adult by loosening the egg bites from the tin. Run a spatula around the inside edges, around the egg bites. Just make sure everyone washes their hands after handling the shells.
Egg Bites FAQ
Our Mini Egg Bites can be stored in the fridge in an air tight container for 3-4 days, or in the freezer up to 2 months. From the fridge, the egg bites can be reheated quickly for 15-20 seconds in the microwave.
Use a non-stick muffin or cupcake tin and grease it with a cooking oil spray. After your cooked egg bites have cooled down, run a spatula around the inside edges to loosen them from the tin.
We paired our Mini Egg Bites with a yogurt sundae (with fruit and drizzled honey), but you may also consider:
-A fried, roasted or steamed potato side dish
-Salad, like this Grapefruit, Avocado and Arugula salad
-Veggies, liked sautéed spinach, steamed asparagus, roasted tomatoes, or peas
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Recipe Tips for Picky Eaters
🍅Kids design their mini egg bites. If your kids don't like ham and/or broccoli, just swap them out for something your kids are more guaranteed to eat. You can throw almost anything in a quiche. So, let your kids pick out which veggies, meats, and/or type of cheese to use. Our kids loved making decisions about this meal. My kids requested bacon and mushrooms for the next time.
🍅 Kids choose the side. If your kids want a yogurt side, let them pick out the fruit. Berries are easiest. You could even go crazy and sprinkle some almond slivers, pumpkin seeds or pistachios in there too! Just don't leave the kids unattended with the honey bottle for too long. We speak from experience here...seriously!
CRAFT FOR MINI EGG BITES
Egg Carton Treasure Chest. What to do with empty egg cartons? Your kids can create an adorable Egg Carton Treasure Chest for all their special belongings!
MORE EGG & BREAKFAST DISHES TO TRY
- The Easiest Sausage Frittata Recipe
- Eggs Benedict with Bacon & Asparagus
- Easy Vanilla & Cinnamon Pancakes
The Best Mini Egg Bites with Ham & Cheese
- cooking spray
- 1 1/4 cup broccoli florets
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup pre-cooked ham, finely chopped
- 6 eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 t salt
- 1/8 t black pepper
- 1/8 t onion powder
- 2 1/2 cups plain greek yogurt (1% or 2%)
- 1 1/2 cups chopped fruit & berries (your choice)
- drizzle honey
- Preheat oven to 375 and spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
- Divide broccoli, cheese, and ham evenly among the 12 muffin cavities.
- Crack eggs into large bowl. Whisk eggs together with milk and seasonings. Pour egg mixture into muffin cavities until each is 2/3 full. Bake 15 mins or until cooked through.
- Optional: prepare yogurt. In small bowls, put a couple dollops of yogurt, a handful of mixed fruit, and a hefty drizzle of honey.
- This is a great opportunity to clear the fridge of some foods that are on their way out. Not every egg bite has to be the same. Let this recipe be useful to you!
- And don't be shy about mixing random things together. Think about how almost anything works in an omelette. Same thing here.
- Once the egg bites are out of the oven and a little cooled, run a spatula along the outside of the egg bites to help loosen them from the tin.