Easy Instant Pot Egg Bites

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Instant Pot egg bites are a quick and easy breakfast to make during the week or in advance for meal prep. Simple and easy to customize, they’re also freezer-friendly and a perfect quick breakfast for busy mornings.

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I am surprised every time I learn how to quickly and easily cook a new meal using my Instant Pot. I thought I had hit the jackpot when I learned the secret to roasting a whole chicken using an Instant Pot… until I discovered how easy you can make eggs in one, too!

As a mom of two toddlers who also juggles a full-time job and my own business, I will fully admit I struggle during the week with eating healthy meals, especially when it comes to breakfast. I just don’t have the time most days to stop and make breakfast for myself!

These Instant Pot egg bites are such a great solution. They’re soft and creamy, super quick to whip up, and are exactly what I need to grab in the morning when I’m running out the door. They’re also simple, as the base recipe only needs 4 ingredients.

Plus, these egg bites are totally toddler approved. My youngest loves eggs, and happily munches on these and asks for more!

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Egg bites are exactly what they sound like- they’re crustless, bite-sized round creations of eggs, cheese and whatever extra toppings you love! Whip up a tray using this Instant Pot egg bites recipe, and you’ll have a yummy protein-packed snack ready to grab any time! They’re a delicious, healthy breakfast and taste just like Starbucks egg bites!

Plus they’re easy to cook using your Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker with a silicone egg bite mold. Be sure to scroll down to get the full recipe card!

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Easy Instant Pot Egg Bites

Here’s the basics of what goes into these Easy Instant Pot Egg Bites:

Eggs– I made this recipe using large eggs. If you are using smaller ones, you might want to add 1-2 more.

Milk– You can use any milk you like! We personally drink almond milk, so that’s what I used to make these.

Cheese– I recommend a finely shredded cheese as it melts more easily, and opted for using a Mexican blend because that’s what we had in the fridge. You can use whatever finally shredded cheese you like.

Extras– For this recipe I added in finely chopped bacon and frozen spinach. If you want to experiment using fresh items, they will need to be cooked before you add them in, OR you can use frozen vegetables too.

Egg Bite Molds-There are so many great ones to choose from, but these are a MUST for this recipe.

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How Do You Make Instant Pot Egg Bites?

This easy Instant Pot egg bites recipe uses large eggs and a silicone mold, which I’ve linked below. It’s up to you whether you want to cook just one mold at a time, but you can absolutely double the recipe and stack two on top of each other.

Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of your instant pot and place your trivet in the pot. Then, just combine your ingredients, pour evenly into each section of the egg cups in the mold, and place the silicone mold lid on top. Carefully lower your mold into the pot, placing it on top of the trivet and cook on high pressure.

Be sure to do a quick release instead of a natural release with this recipe, or you risk your eggs overcooking.

If this is your first time using an Instant Pot, be very careful of the steam when you release the remaining pressure from the pressure valve! I recommend using an oven mitt, and make sure your face is far away from the pot.

Equipment Needed for Instant Pot Egg Bites

To make these Instant Pot Egg Bites, you will need to get a set of egg bite silicone molds. Here are some other great ones to check out that all come in a set of two and include lids!

I also learned that you can make these using baby food silicone mold trays too! I actually made this recipe using a set of baby food silicone trays that we had in the house and the egg bites turned out great.

You can make these egg bites in either the 6 quart Instant Pot or the 8 quart Instant Pot. The Instant Pot mini is too small to accommodate the silicone egg molds.

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Simple to Double

Want to make a double batch? You can easily double this recipe, and I actually recommend doing so if anyone else will be feasting on these Instant Pot egg bites with you (because 7 egg bites won’t last very long). Just stack the silicone molds on top of each other in the Instant Pot, but slightly rotate the top mold so that the egg cavities aren’t sitting directly on top of each other.

You’ll use the same amount of water and cook time. This is a great way to use this easy recipe to make different flavors of egg bites!

Quick pressure release is key!

You will want to do a quick pressure release of your Instant Pot after the cooking cycle to make sure your eggs don’t overcook. To do a quick pressure release, you’ll just move the steam release handle from the ‘sealing’ position to the ‘venting’ position.

I recommend wearing an oven mitt when you do so to prevent your hand from accidentally getting burned. The steam that will come out from you Instant Pot is incredibly hot, so please be extra cautious when doing the quick release and when opening your Instant Pot after. NEVER place your hand, face or any body part over the Instant Pot when releasing steam.

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Egg Bite Variations

This Instant Pot egg bite recipe is great as written, but one of the best things about this recipe is how easy it is to customize and try different things!

Remember if you’re using fresh veggies or meat that you’ll want to cook them first before adding them to the molds. I also recommend crumbling or finely chopping anything you add in to the molds to help with the eggs cooking evenly and thoroughly.

Here are a few ideas for different types of egg bites:

  • Mediterranean egg bites with feta cheese, garlic, frozen spinach and chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • Meat lovers egg bites, with cooked and crumbled sausage, bacon, diced ham and finely shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • Veggie lovers egg bites, with frozen spinach and finely chopped onions, bell peppers and mushrooms
  • Mexican egg bites, with sour cream to dip!

Think about things you personally love in eggs or in an omlette! Here are a few more ideas:

  • cooked and crumbled sausage
  • sun dried tomatoes
  • feta cheese
  • onions
  • mushrooms
  • bell pepper
  • fresh spinach
  • cooked sweet potato
  • diced ham
  • green onions
  • cottage cheese
  • red pepper flakes
  • egg whites

Don’t overfill the molds with add ins or your eggs might not cook fully.

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Storage and Reheating Egg Bites

These actually store really well! Allow the egg bites to cool completely, and then store in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. If you don’t have an airtight container, you can wrap them in aluminum foil for the time being.

These can also be frozen in an airtight container or quality freezer bag for up to 3 months. Be sure if you use a freezer bag that you remove as much air as possible from the bag before freezing.

To reheat, just pop in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Be careful not to overheat or the leftover eggs will become chewy.

Related: Artichoke and Spinach Breakfast Casserole

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Easy Instant Pot Egg Bites

Yield: 7 egg bites
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Instant Pot egg bites are a quick and easy breakfast to make during the week or in advance for meal prep. Simple and easy to customize, they're also freezer-friendly!

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup frozen chopped spinach (do not thaw)
  • Bacon, cooked & crumbled (or bacon bits)

Instructions

  1. Mix - In a large bowl, beat the eggs until scrambled, then add in the milk, cheese and seasoning.
  2. Pour into a silicone mold- Distribute the egg mixture evenly between the 7 cavities in the mold. Leave about 1/2 inch of the mold empty. Sprinkle bacon, spinach or any other add ins you like directly into the filled silicone mold cavities and stir them each up carefully. Place the silicone mold's plastic lid on top.
  3. Place in the Instant Pot- Pour 1 cup of water into the 6 quart Instant Pot stainless steel insert (or 1.5 cups if you're using an 8 quart model). Place the trivet on top, and then carefully lower the silicone mold onto it. If you are doing a double batch, place the top mold slightly off center so that the tray cavities aren't sitting directly on top of each other.
  4. Pressure cook- Put the lid onto the Instant Pot and set the valve to the ‘sealing’ position. Select manual high pressure for 12 minutes.
  5. Quick pressure release- When the Instant Pot cooking cycle is complete, do a quick pressure release so that the eggs don't overcook by moving the steam release handle from the 'sealing' position to the 'venting' position. I recommend wearing an oven mitt while doing so! Remove the lid off the Instant Pot, and wearing oven mitts remove the silicone mold. You might find a spatula is helpful for raising the mold up if you are using a 6 quart Instant Pot!
  6. Pop the bites out and enjoy- Allow the egg bites to cool upright in the mold for 10-15. Invert carefully on a wire cooling rack and the egg bites should slide right out!

Notes

Add ins

Frozen veggies seem to work best for these! If you are going to use fresh vegetables, be sure to sauté them first. Be careful not to overfill the silicone molds or the egg bites might not cook properly.

Storage

Allow the egg bites to cool completely, and then store in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

These can also be frozen in an airtight container or quality freezer bag for up to 3 months. Be sure if you use a freezer bag that you remove as much air as possible from the bag before freezing.

Reheating

Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds - 1 minute. Do not overheat or the leftover eggs will become chewy.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 7 Serving Size: 1 egg bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 320mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 8g

All nutritional information for recipes is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The information comes from online calculators and any information provided should be used only as a general guideline.

These Instant Pot Egg bites are such a quick and easy breakfast!

I hope you love this recipe as much as my family does. What ingredients will you be adding to yours? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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