These broccoli cheddar vegetarian egg bites are a delicious, high-protein breakfast! You can prepare a batch of these and reheat them in the microwave for a quick snack whenever you need it!

After I made my vegetarian egg bites, I started thinking of new combinations for these tasty mini frittatas. Broccoli cheddar seemed like a great combo — and I was right! These broccoli cheddar egg bites are savory and delicious. By steaming the broccoli in the microwave, you can save time and get these egg bites in the oven in just a few minutes!

I also love these egg bites because it can be hard to find a lot of lower-carb vegetarian foods. Typically, most sources of vegetarian protein (beans, whole grains, lentils, etc.) are also high in carbohydrates. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but I know many of you are looking for low-carb vegetarian recipes. Look no further! These egg bites fit the bill.

How to Make Egg Bites

You must use a silicone pan or silicone liners for this recipe. I’ve tried traditional non-stick pans, non-stick sprays, paper liners, etc. Silicone is the only way to go, otherwise these egg bites will stick to the pan and you’ll be scrubbing your pan for the rest of the day. Luckily, silicone muffin pans are really affordable.

How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave

Cut the broccoli into small 1/2″ pieces. Try to cut them into evenly sized pieces. Add 2 cups of the chopped broccoli into a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of water. Microwave for 1-2 minutes or until the broccoli is bright green and tender. If using frozen broccoli, you may need to cook it slightly longer. Drain any excess moisture.

Do I have to use a silicone pan?

Yes, a silicone pan is a must. Trust me, I’ve tried paper liners, non-stick spray, and non-stick pans. These egg bites have a tendency to stick to the pan, even if the pan has a non-stick coating. I highly recommend using a silicone muffin pan or silicone muffin liners.

Are egg bites healthy?

These broccoli cheddar egg bites are a great source of protein. Two egg bites have over 10g of protein and just 135 calories. If you wanted to cut down on the fat, you could use low-fat cheddar cheese and skim milk. These are also a great low-carb breakfast.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

Store leftover egg bites in an airtight container in the fridge. To reheat, microwave on 50% power for 30-second intervals until heated through.

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broccoli egg bites

Broccoli Cheddar Egg Bites

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These broccoli cheddar vegetarian egg bites are a delicious high protein breakfast! You can prepare a batch of these and reheat them in the microwave for a quick breakfast whenever you need it!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 7 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole or 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Note: You’ll need a silicone muffin pan for this recipe


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, add the broccoli and one tablespoon of water. Microwave for 1-2 minutes until the broccoli is bright green and softened.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add steamed broccoli and cheese to the bottom of each silicone muffin cup.
  5. Add 2-3 tablespoons of the egg mixture to each muffin cup.
  6. Bake for 22-25 minutes until the egg mixture is set.

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