Microwave Egg Bites

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Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

5-6 mins

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Use the microwave to make fast, fluffy egg bites that will save you precious minutes in the morning! Customize these egg bites with your favorite fillings and cook directly in Anytime Trays. This recipe calls for cooking at a lower power level to achieve the ideal texture, ensuring your egg bites are perfectly fluffy and delicious every time. Need more information on how to change your power level? It’s easier than getting in the drive-thru lane at your neighborhood coffee chain. Read our blog post for the how-to!

Adding ingredients like cheese, veggies, meats, or herbs allows you to tailor your egg bites to your taste preferences, making breakfast both exciting and nutritious.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwave and home kitchens to make sure they work—, and work well. Unless specified otherwise, all recipes should be cooked at full power.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

Anytime Freezer Tray Set

These handy freezer trays will make you a meal-prep pro. Just freeze, pop out, and reheat.

The Anyhand Mitts

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The Large Deep Dish

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2 servings

Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

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To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

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Dish

Anytime Freezer Tray Set

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise or sour cream, at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, vigorously beat the eggs with the mayo or sour cream. The mixture should be smooth and homogenous.
  2. Coat the cups of a ½ cup Anytime Tray with nonstick cooking spray and divide egg mixture evenly. Take care to wipe up any excess egg on the surface of the tray.
  3. Top egg cups with desired mix-ins, pressing gently to submerge. Carefully transfer Anytime Tray to the microwave.
  4. Cook in the microwave at Power Level 4tooltip for 5-6 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked in the center. For heartier mix-ins, you may have to add an additional 1-2 minutes of cook time. Egg bites may shrink slightly in the cups.
  5. Allow egg bites to cool (about 5 minutes) before enjoying. These egg bites will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Herbs & Goat Cheese: Add softened goat cheese and fresh herbs, such as chives, parsley, basil or thyme.
  • Bacon & Gruyere: Add cooked and crumbled bacon, and shredded gruyere cheese.
  • Veggie: Add sliced cherry tomatoes, diced roasted bell peppers, sliced black olives, and shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Broccoli Cheddar: Add shredded broccoli florets, cheddar cheese, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Ham and cheese: Add diced Canadian bacon and shredded cheddar cheese.

Recipe notes

  • When microwaving food in the Anytime trays, be sure to portion the cups of the trays equally. An uneven filling will result in uneven cooking.
  • Take care to wipe up any excess egg on the surface of the tray.
  • Parent trick: 
    Switch up the mix-in ingredients to each compartment for a variety of flavors.
  • Why do the ingredients need to be at room temperature? When at room temperature, eggs, butter, and other dairy ingredients form an emulsion that traps air inside of the egg bites. That trapped air results in a light and fluffy egg texture when cooked in the microwave..
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

All You Need to Know About Making Egg Bites in the Microwave

Can I Make Egg Bites in the Microwave?

Yes, you can make delicious egg bites from scratch in the microwave! It's a quick and convenient way to prepare a nutritious breakfast. By using silicone Anytime Freezer Trays, you can customize your egg bites with your favorite fillings and cook them to perfection in just minutes.

How Long Does It Take to Make Egg Bites in the Microwave?

Making egg bites in the microwave typically takes about 5-7 minutes, depending on the wattage of your microwave and the number of egg bites you are cooking. Be sure to cook them at a lower power level for the best texture and follow our recipe for the best results.

What’s the Best Way to Keep Microwave Egg Bites Fresh?

To keep your microwave egg bites fresh, store them in an Anytime Freezer Tray in the refrigerator with the lid on, once cool. They will stay good for up to 3-4 days. When ready to eat, reheat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds until warmed through.

Can I Make the Egg Bites in Advance?

Yes, you can prepare egg bites in advance! Cook them as directed, then store them in the refrigerator for a quick breakfast throughout the week. Reheat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds directly from the fridge using the Anytime Freezer Tray or a Small Anyday Dish for a single portion.

Can I Use Egg Whites Instead of Whole Eggs?

Yes, you can use egg whites instead of whole eggs to make a lighter version of egg bites. Adjust the cooking time slightly as egg whites may cook faster than whole eggs. Keep in mind the texture might change slightly since egg whites tend to be tougher than yolks or whole eggs due to the lower fat content. If you want a more tender texture make sure to add mayo, sour cream, or alternatives listed below.

What Can I Use Instead of Mayo or Sour Cream in the Eggs?

If you’re looking to skip mayo or sour cream in your egg mixture, you have several tasty alternatives. Try using melted butter (either regular or plant-based), whole milk, or chicken stock. These options add moisture and help prevent the eggs from becoming rubbery. You can also experiment with Greek yogurt for a creamy texture or a splash of cream for extra richness.