Instant Pot Egg Bites | Frittata Muffins (6 Ways)

May 10, 2019 By Aneesha |

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Instant Pot Egg Bites or Frittata Muffins are muffin shaped warm, fluffy and nutritious eggs bites that are steamed in an electric pressure cooker.  These make-ahead frittata bites are gluten-free and ideal for a filling low-carb breakfast.

Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites on a plate

Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast

Breakfast cannot get any easier than this! These egg bites are great make-aheads for school mornings, or for a brunch gathering.

These delicious and filling egg bites come together in 10 minutes of prep and 5 minutes of pressure cooking.  Cooking these is a 1-2-3 process!

  1. Beat the eggs with milk, salt and pepper, and add it to the silicone mold.
  2. Add in your favorite mix-ins.
  3. Pressure cook for 5 minutes in the Instant Pot or any electric pressure cooker.

Nutrition Packed & Low Carb Breakfast

Growing up, omelet-sandwiches were a staple breakfast for me on school mornings.  Sometimes, mom would add a variety of fine-diced vegetables and give us a veggie frittata for lunch too.

Eggs are the #1 choice for breakfast in my home.  They are a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals, which is great for my growing kids. Some brands also contain omega-3 fatty acids. (You can check the box to confirm)

Eggs are extremely low in carbohydrates, which is a win-win for my husband and I. It is a perfect meal to begin the day with since it’s packed with protein, which keeps us full for hours. 

Pressure Cooker Egg bites on a plate

What is Frittata

So what exactly is Frittata?  Frittata is an Italian egg-based dish similar to a quiche, but without the crust.  It is made by cooking a savory egg custard, with an assortment of meats, cheeses, vegetables, and in some recipes, even leftover pasta. It is a hearty dish fit for breakfast and brunch.

Frittata Muffins in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Frittata Muffins cooked in Silicone Muffin/Cupcake Liners

Why Make Egg Bites in an Instant Pot

In this recipe video, I have adapted my oven-recipe for the electric pressure cooker, the Instant Pot 6 Qt . It works great since the Egg Bites turn out super moist as compared to the oven-baked ones, and stay moist for later. 

I typically make a big batch on Sunday evenings for the week. To re-heat them, I pop them in the microwave for about 15 seconds. This time may vary a bit depending on your microwave.

Accessories Needed to Make Instant Pot Egg Bites

I assemble these egg bites in Silicone Cupcake Muffin Molds, or in a Silicone Egg Bites Mold.  I spray them lightly with a baking spray which makes the egg bites pop out pretty easily!

Egg Bite cut in half

SIX flavors of Egg Bites that are on repeat in my home

The great thing about these egg bites is that everyone gets to customize it their way. Here are some flavors that we love:

  1. Indian Frittatas– with fine diced onions, green pepper, tomatoes (optional) and chopped cilantro, and flavored with turmeric and cayenne.
  2. Mediterranean– Feta cheese, Sun dried tomatoes, chopped baby spinach.
  3. Corn & Jack– Frozen corn, chopped or shredded Pepper jack cheese, chopped green onions.
  4. Bacon & Cheese– Chopped, pre-cooked Bacon, Mexican 3-cheese blend shredded cheese.
  5. Spinach & Bacon– Chopped baby spinach, chopped pre-cooked bacon and chopped green onions for a mild onion flavor.
  6. Broccoli & Cheddar- Chopped fresh broccoli and freshly grated white cheddar and gruyere combination.

Broccoli and Cheddar Egg Bites in Instant Pot

Here’s How to Make Instant Pot Egg Bites

Step 1: Beat the eggs with seasoning and a little milk. I personally use a good old fork to beat the eggs, but my kids love this handheld electric whisk . It beats the eggs nice and fluffy without having to learn the ’tilt-the-bowl’ technique with a fork. After beating the eggs, divide the mix evenly in the silicone mold or cupcake liners.

Egg and milk mixture next to the chopped add-ins on a chopped board.
Egg and milk mixture with assorted mix-ins for making Instant Pot Egg Bites
Pouring the egg mixture in the silicone cupcake mold for making egg bites
Pour egg mixture in the silicone molds

Step 2: Top with your favorite mix-ins. It is extremely easy to customize your egg muffin or egg bite to your taste. Scroll up to see some popular flavor combination choices for ideas.

Egg bites topped with an assortment of cheese, meats and vegetables
Individual Egg Bites topped with an assortment of cheese, veggies and meat

Step 3: Steam Cook in the Instant Pot. Add water to the cooking pot. Place the cupcake molds on a trivet and carefully lower it in the Instant Pot. Close the lid, set seat to Sealing position (in DUO models) and pressure cook for 5 minutes on Manual high or pressure cook mode.

Egg Bites placed on a trivet in an Instant Pot, ready for pressure cooking
Egg molds placed on a trivet in the Instant Pot, ready to be pressure cooked

Manually Release Pressure: After cooking time is done, manually release pressure (QR) by turning the pressure valve to ‘Venting’ position in DUO, or by pushing down the pressure valve in ULTRA models.

Open the lid after the pin drops. Carefully remove the trivet. Wait 30-45 seconds and then invert the egg mold into a plate. This allows for an easy release of the egg bites. 

How To Use an Egg Bite Mold

If you are using the 7 Cavity Silicone Mold Muffin Pudding Mold or the Silicone Cupcake Muffin Molds,the timing and the process remains the same. Here’s how you assemble them:

  • Whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Chop and add your favorite mix-ins. Scroll up to see six popular flavors combinations.
  • Pour and divide the egg mixture evenly in the 7 cavities. Top with your favorite shredded cheese. (cheese is optional)
  • Follow the pressure cooking instructions listed above (and in recipe card) and cook for 5 mins.
  • Release Pressure, remove and cool for 45 seconds. Then, invert on a plate
Gathering all the ingredients to make egg bites
On the left: Whisk the eggs with milk, salt and pepper; On the right: Poured egg mixture in mold and top with cheese
Pressure cook egg bites in an Instant Pot, then cool for 5 minutes
On the left: Pressure cook egg bites in an Instant Pot for 5 mins; On the right: Cool for 5 mins, then invert on a plate

How to Cook Frittata Muffins/Egg Bites in the Oven

These Egg Bites or Egg Frittata Muffins can be baked in an oven just as easily. Assemble them in a greased cupcake sheet pan and bake these in the oven for about 22 minutes at 350°F.

Cool for about a minute. Carefully pull out the muffins using a pairing knife, or simply invert the tray on to a wide platter or cutting board.

Oven Baked 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
Egg Frittata Muffins/ Egg Bites cooked in the Oven

Tips for Perfect Instant Pot Egg Bites

  • This recipe has been tested in a 3 qt and 6 qt electric pressure cooker. If using an 8 qt, increase the water quantity to 2 cups.
  • The ingredient quantities are based on a single serving to customize individual egg bites. You can multiply the quantity as needed.
  • Adding milk while whisking eggs is optional , but it makes the egg bites really moist and soft. It works great for re-heating.
  • Even though the silicone molds do not need any greasing, I spray them lightly with a baking spray. It makes them pop out pretty easily.
  • For Re-heating: Simply pop in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, depending on how strong your microwave is.

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Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites on a plate

Instant Pot Egg Bites | Frittatas Muffins (6 ways)

Instant Pot Egg Bites or Frittata Muffins are muffin shaped warm, fluffy and nutritious eggs bites that are steamed in an electric pressure cooker. These make-ahead frittata bites are gluten-free and ideal for a filling low-carb breakfast.
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 108kcal

Ingredients

Egg Mix

#1-Mediterranean Flavor (single serving)

  • 1 teaspoon crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Sun-Dried Tomatoes chopped
  • 2 teaspoons baby spinach chopped

#2-Corn & Jack (single serving)

  • 1 teaspoon frozen corn
  • 1 teaspoon pepper jack cheese shredded or chopped
  • 1 teaspoon green onions chopped

#3-Bacon & Cheese (single serving)

  • 1 teaspoon chopped pre-cooked bacon
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican 3-cheese blend

#4-Spinach & Bacon (single serving)

  • 2 teaspoons chopped baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon chopped pre-cooked bacon
  • 1 teaspoon green onions

#5-Broccoli & Cheddar (single serving )

  • 2 tsp chopped broccoli
  • 2 tsp grated cheddar and gruyere cheese

#6-Indian Frittata (single serving)

  • 1 tsp onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp green chili, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne

Instructions

  • Prep: Chop your favorite mix-ins. Using a fork or an electric egg whisk, beat the eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  • After beating the eggs, divide them evenly in the Silicone Cupcake Molds or the Silicone Molds for Egg Bites leaving 1/4 inch from the top, since the egg muffins will rise. Top with your favorite mix-ins.
  • Turn on Instant Pot. Pour 1 cup water in the Inner pot. Place the cupcake molds on the trivet and carefully lower it in the inner pot. Close the lid. Set the vent to Sealing in Duo models. Cook on Manual or Pressure cook for 5 minutes.
  • After cooking time is done, manually release pressure (QR) by turning the pressure valve to 'Venting' position in DUO, or by pushing down the pressure valve in ULTRA models. Open the lid after the pin drops. Carefully remove the trivet. Wait 30-45 seconds and then invert the egg mold into a plate. This allows for an easy release of the egg bites. 

Video

Notes

  • This recipe has been tested in a 3 qt and 6 qt electric pressure cooker. If using an 8 qt, increase the water quantity to 2 cups.
  • The ingredient quantities are based on a single serving to customize individual egg bites. Multiply the quantity as needed.
  • Adding milk is optional, but it makes the egg bites really moist and soft, especially for re-heating.
  • Even though the silicone molds do not need any greasing, I spray them lightly with a baking spray which makes the egg bites pop out pretty easily.
  • For Re-heating: Simply pop in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, depending on how strong your microwave is.
  • Cook time = Pressure cooking time. The total time includes pressure building time and prep.
  • If you are new to the Instant Pot, please read my FAQ on Instant Pot Terminology and Accessories to learn more.
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 148mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: egg bites, instant pot egg bites, instant pot frittata
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This recipe was originally posted in 2017, but was updated in 2019 with new photos, helpful information, tips, and step-by-step photos.

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Aneesha holding a glass of white wine Hi, I'm Aneesha, a foodie by birth and the mind, body and soul behind Spice Cravings. Here I share quick, easy & healthy Indian & global recipes that are low in effort and big on taste! A recipe doesn't make it on the blog unless it is tested multiple times and gets a thumbs-up from my taster-in-chief, my husband, and my teen-chefs, my twin girls!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    dondi
    August 15, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe, it was easy to follow and NO heavy cream.
    This was my first attempt at egg bites, and I LOVED them.

    • Reply
      Aneesha
      August 15, 2019 at 5:07 pm

      Hi Dondi, that’s so good to hear. These egg bites are a lifesaver in the mornings at our home 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to rate the recipe- appreciate it!

  • Reply
    Susanna
    August 13, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Can you omit the milk? Trying to avoid dairy.

    • Reply
      aneeshasg
      August 13, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      Absolutely! I’ve made them many times without milk and cheese. Milk helps them fluff u a little bit. Enjoy!

  • Reply
    SR
    April 9, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    This looks delicious and easy to make. Any recommendations how I could make it in the instant pot without the silicone cups?

    • Reply
      aneeshasg
      April 9, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      Hi There! You can use any oven safe bowls, like ramekins, stainless steel bowls, cupcake molds etc. Hope you love them!

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