These vegan egg bites are the perfect option for busy mornings. Meal prep these on Sunday and you'll be ready with a healthy, energizing, grab-and-go breakfast for the whole week!
You might be wondering... what are egg bites? These are delicious little eggy bites cooked in a muffin tin that gained popularity from Starbucks. Thanks to the miracle of modern science, you can make vegan egg bites using Just Egg!
This recipe is perfect for busy mornings, and you can easily meal prep this recipe as well. So, read on to learn how to make these easy and tasty vegan egg bites!
What are Egg Bites?
Egg bites from Starbucks contain egg whites with Monterey Jack and cottage cheese. This makes them fairly protein-dense while also being light and fluffy. One kind also includes bacon, which of course ups the protein content slightly. That said, dairy and bacon, in addition to being highly problematic on an ethical and environmental level, both contain saturated fat, which is linked to heart disease, America’s #1 killer.
These vegan egg bites use Just Egg, which is made from mung beans, a versatile and highly nutritious legume! So, you can rest assured that this vegan egg bite recipe is not only delicious but healthy, too.
Ingredients You'll Need
Many of these ingredients are vegan staples so you’ll probably already have a lot of these on hand!
- Cooking spray – You can use whatever you prefer. I like to use an olive oil spray usually as it’s one of the healthier oils out there and can be part of a heart-healthy diet!
- Just Egg – This vegan egg replacement is truly incredible. You can use it for baking and also to create scrambled eggs as well as this delicious recipe. Check out my full-length review of it here!
- Red bell pepper – Bell peppers of any variety are technically a fruit! They’re extremely nutritious, packed with fiber and vitamin C (134% DV per serving!).
- Broccoli – Broccoli is a bit polarizing, but I’m not sure why! Personally, I love it, but it’s also an incredible nutritional powerhouse. A cruciferous vegetable (like brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and kale), this veggie provides a wealth of antioxidants and nutrients such as fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate (vitamin B9).
- Vegan bacon – Vegan bacon has come a long way in recent years. You might check out two brands that I personally enjoy, Litelife and Sweet Earth. You can also use thin strips of tempeh that you cook after marinating with liquid smoke and/or smoked paprika.
- Vegan cheese shreds – You can pick whichever brand/style you prefer. Some of my favorites include Violife (cheddar for this recipe) and Follow Your Heart.
- Salt – If you try to be health-conscious like me, it can be tempting to skip or reduce the salt, but don’t! Adding even a little salt really helps bring out the other flavors.
- Black pepper – Black pepper is anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants! Fresh cracked is best because it’s more aromatic and thus more flavorful.
Other Egg Bite Filling Options
This recipe is 100% customizable! You can simply swap in and out any ingredients you prefer. For example, you might try any of the following combinations:
- Sauteed mushrooms and spinach
- Vegan sausage and cheese
- Black beans and corn with chili powder
- Soyrizo and onions
How to Make These Vegan Egg Bites
- Preheat your oven to 350°F, and spray a muffin tin generously with cooking spray.
- Steam the broccoli on the stovetop until tender, and cut into small florets.
- Cook the bacon on a skillet for 3-4 minutes on each side, and break apart into tiny pieces.
- In a large measuring cup add the Just Egg, veggies, bacon, cheese, and spices. Mix together until well-combined.
- Fill the muffin cups until about ½ way full with the Just Egg mixture. You should be able to make 12 egg bites.
- Bake for 20 minutes, and allow them to cool slightly before removing them from the muffin tin.
- Enjoy the egg bites on their own or with some hot sauce!
What do you eat with egg bites?
These vegan egg bites can be pretty filling on their own, but you can of course complement them with various sides (or use them as a side). You might eat them as a side with oatmeal or use them as the main part of your breakfast and add fresh fruit, vegan yogurt, a hash brown—the possibilities are endless!
How do you store and reheat egg bites?
Simply use an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to five days. Then, when you’re ready to eat, you can microwave them for about thirty seconds (microwaves vary, so you might start at fifteen or twenty seconds to start).
Can you freeze these egg bites?
Sure! Just keep in mind that they will need time to thaw before reheating.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This is a perfect recipe for an easy breakfast or snack on the go. Egg bites work great as a meal in itself, plus it’s nutritious, easy, and filling all in one! Want even more reasons to fall in love with this recipe? It's...
- Nutritious – Thanks to the mung beans in the Just Egg, as well as the broccoli and bell pepper (and any other vegetables you add), this is a highly nutritious breakfast or snack. You’ll get some protein (4.5 grams per egg bite!), fiber, and other essential nutrients like vitamin C.
- Easy – Just six quick steps and ready in forty minutes (with only 10 minutes of actual hands on time)! Plus, it’s easy to make a large quantity for easy meal prepping.
- Filling (thanks to plant protein) – Once again, these egg bites are nutritious and filling, thanks to the protein and fiber. This makes them a great breakfast or breakfast side as well as a snack when you’re on the go!
- Customizable – You can try all kinds of combinations and use whatever veggies or vegan "meats" you prefer! See above for examples of possible combinations you might enjoy.
Let me know if you try out these vegan egg bites, and if you do, I would love it if you left a rating and review below! Make sure you are also following along on Instagram and Pinterest for more food inspiration.
Try more vegan breakfast ideas below!
- Strawberry Rosemary Scones
- Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
- French Toast with Just Egg
- Breakfast Potato Hash
- Coffee Banana Smoothie Bowl
- Apple Pancakes
- Baked Apple Oatmeal
- Apple Cinnamon Rolls