Wednesday

Bacon Cheddar Egg Bites

On a lazy Sunday morning we decided to make a weeks worth of breakfasts using our eggs collected from our hens that week.  One of my favorite on the go breakfasts is Starbuck's egg bites.  They are packed with protein and low on carbs.  The perfect warm bite to get me going for the day.  


These eggs bites are so simple to make.  There were a few things to gather in preparation.  We purchased a silicone mini-muffin pan from Amazon.  (See our affiliate link.) We also purchased a high quality Avocado spray oil.  Some good bacon and fresh eggs.  We used a combination of Gruyere & Cheddar Cheese, and cottage cheese Yes, cottage cheese!


Bacon Cheddar Egg Bite 
Ingredients

6 Eggs at room temp
2 Cups of low-fat Cottage Cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 Cup Gruyere Cheese, grated
6 Strips of Bacon, baked and chopped


The cottage cheese is what gives the egg bites a creamy, light texture.  That and the water bath in the oven, but we will talk about that in a minute.  Gather your ingredients, getting your 6 eggs to room temperature.  Pre-bake your bacon on a parchment lined baking pan at 385 for about 15 minutes or until crunchy.  You want you bacon extra crispy.  Once baked and removed from the pan, let cool and rough chop with a knife and set aside.


Lower the temp on your oven to 320 after baking your bacon.  In a blender add your eggs, cottage cheese, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, cheddar and Gruyere cheese.  Blend until smooth.  Spray your silicone muffin pan and lay on a metal baking pan for strength.  Pour mixture into muffin pan spot 3/4 full.  


Sprinkle chopped bacon over the tops of the egg mixture and with a fork tap the bacon down into the egg mixture.  You can leave a few pieces of bacon sticking up, but the majority of that salty bacon goodness should be in the egg mixture.  Boil a couple cups of water and place in a baking pan in the oven on the lowest rack.  move the top rack to the middle position in your oven.  This water bath will help the eggs to remain fluffy and light as they bake.  Place egg bite pan on the middle rack and bake for 20 minutes.   


You will know the little egg bites are done when you can lift them out of the muffin cup with a knife or just pop them out by reaching under the silicone pan and giving the bottom of each muffin cup a tap.  You can serve them hot, or you can save them for the week's breakfasts. 


To save the egg bites for a future breakfast, let them cool and place them in serving size amounts into a air tight plastic bag.  Squeeze the air out and seal.  Make sure to write the date on the package.  These Bacon Cheddar Egg Bites will be good in your freezer for two months.



I can not even explain how yummy these little bites of bacon, egg and cheddar are.  My son ate a couple packages on Monday and is excited for us to try and make a spinach and swiss version.  I'll experiment and let you know how it goes.  For now though, get a those eggs out to room temp, bake your bacon, grate the cheese and make yourself the best little egg bites ever!







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