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Instant Pot Egg Bites | Frittata Muffins – 4 ways

Instant Pot Egg Bites or Frittata Muffins are a bite of comfort early in the morning!  They are warm, fluffy, flavorful and nutritious eggs bites that are shaped like muffins.  5 minutes of prep, 5 minutes of cooking.  Cooking these is a 1-2-3 process– Beat eggs, top with your favorite mix-ins, cook them for 5 minutes in the Instant Pot– breakfast couldn’t get any easier than this!

Instant Pot Egg Bites or Frittata Muffins by Spice Cravings. Instant Pot Egg Bites or Frittata Muffins are a bite of comfort early in the morning! They are warm, fluffy, flavorful and nutritious eggs bites that are shaped like muffins. 5 minutes of prep, 5 minutes of cooking. Cooking these is a 1-2-3 process! #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Eggs!  The number one choice of breakfast foods in my home.  Growing up, Omelet-Sandwiches were a staple breakfast for school mornings.  Sometimes, mom would add a variety of small diced vegetables in it and give it to us for lunch.  It’s a perfect meal- protein and nutrient packed- keeps you full and going for hours.    In this recipe, I will show you how to make frittata muffins or egg bites in an instant pot or an oven.  I also have a super simple Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs recipe.

Frittata Muffins/Egg Bites in the Oven:

So what is a Frittata?  Frittata is an Italian egg-based dish similar to a quiche without the crust.  It’s made by mixing the egg mixture with meats, cheeses, vegetables or even pasta.  My family is crazy about frittatas!  We make ‘muffin size’ egg bites for week mornings, and then go all out on Saturdays.  We usually bake these in the oven for about 22 minutes at 350F, but have started cooking them in our Instant Pot now.

Instant Pot Frittata Muffins, Egg Bites by Spice Cravings are a bite of comfort early in the morning! They are warm, fluffy, flavorful and nutritious eggs bites that are shaped like muffins. 5 minutes of prep, 5 minutes of cooking. Breakfast couldn't get any easier than this! #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #eggs #breakfast #brunch

Hit Flavors of Egg Bites in my Home:

We make all kinds of variations- Mediterranean Frittata, with Feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh basil; Indian Frittatas– with fine diced onions, peppers and tomatoes, seasoned with cumin and cayenne; Sometimes, left-over mac’n’cheese makes it in a Mac’n’Cheese Frittata, and then there is the “Anniversary Special“- which is a Crispy Potato Frittata. This is one of my all-time favorites- so my husband makes this for breakfast on our anniversary, every year… well, almost every year:-)

Crispy Potato Frittata RecipeInstant Pot Frittata Muffins, Egg Bites by Spice Cravings are a bite of comfort early in the morning! They are warm, fluffy, flavorful and nutritious eggs bites that are shaped like muffins. 5 minutes of prep, 5 minutes of cooking. Breakfast couldn't get any easier than this! #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #eggs #breakfast #brunch

I have done 5 different flavors for the frittata muffins, but you can customize them however you like.  It took me 5 minutes prep to chop up some baby spinach, sun dried tomatoes and green onions.  I always have some pre-cooked bacon or sausage in my fridge (part of my weekend prep), which comes in handy for a quick flavor booster to eggs and soups.  Here’s are the 4 flavors we did, plus we’ve added a 5th flavor combo that’s our current favorite:

  1. Mediterranean– Feta cheese, Sun dried tomatoes, chopped baby spinach
  2. Corn & Jack– Frozen corn, chopped or shredded Pepper jack cheese, chopped green onions
  3. Bacon & Cheese– Chopped, pre-cooked Bacon, Mexican 3-cheese blend shredded cheese
  4. Spinach & Bacon– Chopped baby spinach, chopped pre-cooked bacon and chopped green onions for a mild onion flavor
  5. Broccoli & Cheddar- Chopped fresh broccoli and freshly grated white cheddar and gruyere combination

Making Egg Bites in the Instant Pot:

Here, I have adapted my recipe for my electrical pressure cooker, the Instant Pot 6 Qt (check out my instant pot FAQ & accessories blog).  The Frittata Muffins turn out so moist, and stay moist for re-heating and eating. 5 minutes of prep and 5 minutes of cooking- how easy is that!  They are a great make-aheads for the week, or,  for a brunch gathering.  I assemble them in Silicone Cupcake Muffin Molds, my new favorite kitchen accessories.

Another great alternative that I started using recently is the 7 Cavity Silicone Mold Muffin Pudding Mold.  You don’t need to grease them, but I like to spray them lightly with a coconut oil baking spray and the muffins come out so easily!

Instant Pot Egg Bites or Frittata Muffins by Spice Cravings. Instant Pot Egg Bites or Frittata Muffins are a bite of comfort early in the morning! They are warm, fluffy, flavorful and nutritious eggs bites that are shaped like muffins. 5 minutes of prep, 5 minutes of cooking. Cooking these is a 1-2-3 process! #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

3-Step process to put these flavor bites together: Continue Reading…