Instant Pot Egg Bites | Frittata Muffins

Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites on a plate

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.  And they are gluten-free.

10 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!

Pressure Cooker Egg bites on a plate

Eggs are 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 fine-diced vegetables in it and give it to us for lunch.

It’s a perfect meal.  Its packed with protein and nutrients and keeps you full, and going for hours.    In this recipe, I will show you how to make frittata muffins, also called egg bites, in an Instant Pot, or an oven.  I also have a super simple Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs recipe.

Frittata Muffins in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

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.

Oven Baked Frittata Muffins, Egg Bites by Spice Cravings

Hit Flavors of Egg Bites in my Home:

We make all kinds of variations of egg bites in my home.  Here are some popular flavors that are on repeat menu:
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 Recipe by Spice Cravings

Flavor Choices

The great thing about these egg bites is that everyone gets to customize it their way.

It takes me roughly 5-7 minutes prep to chop up some baby spinach, sun dried tomatoes, green onions and broccoli.  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.  So, assembling these egg bites, really takes under 10 minutes.

Here’s are the 5 flavors that are on repeat in my home :

  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

Egg Bite cut in half

Making Egg Bites in the Instant Pot

In this recipe, I have adapted my oven-recipe for my electrical pressure cooker, the Instant Pot 6 Qt (check out my instant pot FAQ & accessories post).

The Frittata Muffins turn out so moist, and stay moist for re-heating and eating.  10 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!

Broccoli and Cheddar Egg Bites in Instant Pot

3-Step process to put these flavor bites together:

  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 Egg Whisk. It beats the eggs nice and fluffy without having to learn the ’tilt-the-bowl’ technique as with a fork. You can also use this little gadget for frothing your milk for lattes and cappuccinos. I have to say, I’m kinda falling for it:-) After beating the eggs, you divide them evenly in the silicone cups.
  2. Top with your favorite mix-ins. You can customize your own, since these are small individual portions.
  3. Cook in the Instant Pot for 5 minutes. Manually release the pressure and you’re done.
All the different mix-ins that go into the Instant Pot egg bites / Frittata Muffins
Chop mix-ins, whisk eggs, milk & seasoning
Pouring the egg and milk mix in the silicone cupcake molds
Pour egg mix in silicone molds
Frittata Muffins Egg Bites Instant Pot- Ready for cooking
Top with your favorite mix-ins
Place silicone molds on trivet- Instant Pot Egg Bites
Place silicone molds on trivet
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Pour water in pot, lower trivet in
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Pressure cook for 5 mins, QR and ENJOY!

If you’re using the 7 Cavity Silicone Mold Muffin Pudding Mold, the timing remains the same. Here’s how you assemble them:

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Mix egg, milk, broccoli and seasonings
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Pour into molds
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Top with cheese
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Pressure cook for 5 mins, QR
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Wait 2 mins and invert mold into a plate
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Enjoy your egg bites!

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Instant Pot Frittatas Muffins | Egg Bites : 4 ways
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

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!  That Simple and delicious!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 108 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
Egg Mix
#1-Mediterranean Flavor (1 portion)
  • 1 teaspoon crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Sun-Dried Tomatoes chopped
  • 2 teaspoons baby spinach chopped
#2-Corn & Jack (1 portion)
  • 1 teaspoon frozen corn
  • 1 teaspoon pepper jack cheese shredded or chopped
  • 1 teaspoon green onions chopped
#3-Bacon & Cheese (1 portion)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped pre-cooked bacon
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican 3-cheese blend
#4-Spinach & Bacon (1 portion)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon chopped pre-cooked bacon
  • 1 teaspoon green onions
#5-Broccoli & Cheddar (7 mini egg bites using the silicone tray)
  • 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar and gruyere cheese
Instructions
  1. Prep: Chop your favorite mix-ins. Using a fork or an electric egg whisk, beat the eggs with seasoning and a little milk.
    Frittata Muffins Egg Bites Instant Pot
  2. After beating the eggs, divide them evenly in the Silicone Cupcake Molds, leaving 1/4 inch from the top, since the egg muffins will rise. Top with your favorite mix-ins.
    Instant Pot Egg Bites
  3. Turn on Instant Pot (see instant pot FAQ). 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. Cook on Manual for 5 minutes. Manually release pressure by turning the pressure valve to 'Venting' position (QR).
    Instant Pot Egg Bites
NOTES
  1. Re-heating: Simply pop in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, depending on how strong your microwave is.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

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 Facts
Instant Pot Frittatas Muffins | Egg Bites : 4 ways
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Potassium 148mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 13.8%
Vitamin C 11.7%
Calcium 10.2%
Iron 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 Comments

  • 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!

  • 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!

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