Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites are the perfect answer to morning madness! These tasty egg bites are made in a muffin tin, so they’re portable and sized just right. Heat one up in the microwave, and you’ve got breakfast ready to go!

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Whether you’re entertaining for brunch or need a quick fix for weekend mornings, these quick and easy bacon-gruyere egg bites are tasty, easy, and oh-so-tasty. There’s nothing like the combination of creamy eggs, nutty gruyere cheese, and of course, smoky bacon.

Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites

The best part about these tasty egg bites is that you can make them ahead of time and then just keep them in the fridge or freezer until you need one. Perfect for meal prepping, even the kids will gobble them up.

Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites on breakfast board

And, if you’re entertaining, these Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites look terrific on a brunch board! I serve them on my Big Board along with other delish bites like mini cinnamon rolls, large, sweet red grapes, banana bread, easy-peel clementines, and other fruit.

There’s nothing quite as spectacular as serving brunch on one of these boards! Set up a spot for serving hot coffee, tea, and juices, and let your guests build a brunch that’s perfect for them. 

just cooked egg bites in muffin pan

What are egg bites?

Egg bites are little baked frittatas. These are baked in a muffin tin, and when they bake, they get light and airy and puff up a little bit. The cheese and bacon in them add lots of flavor, and they’re perfect for breakfast or snacks.

a bite of egg biteWhy I love this recipe

  • These egg bites are easy to make and are so delish!
  • They’re easy to customize – see my suggestions below.
  • Egg bites are a great addition to a brunch board.
  • This recipe is easy to double or triple to make enough for a crowd or breakfast for the family for the week.

ingredients for Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites

Gather these ingredients

  • Eggs – You’ll need large eggs for this egg bites recipe.
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper – To taste.
  • Bacon – Cooked and crumbled. 
  • Gruyere cheese – Shredded.
  • Italian seasoning
  • Crushed red chili pepper flakes – Optional.

how to make Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites

How to make this Gruyere and Bacon Egg Bites recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 400-F and grease a 12-count muffin pan with oil or non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk the cracked eggs, along with salt and pepper, in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in ¾ of the cooked and crumbled bacon and Gruyere cheese, plus all of the Italian seasoning and red chili pepper flakes. 
  4. Divide the egg batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups, filling them about ⅔ full. Top with remaining bacon and cheese.
  5. Bake the egg bites until they’re set.
  6. Cool for a few minutes and serve!

a dozen of baked Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites

Tips & substitutions

  • Gruyere cheese is delicious, but it can be pricy. You can swap it with sharp cheddar or your favorite cheese.
  • Use good-quality bacon. Either cook it in strips and then crumble it when it is crispy or slice it and then fry it until crumbly. Either way, drain it on paper towels before adding it to the batter.
  • Reserve a bit of the cheese and bacon to top the eggs.
  • Don’t overload the muffin tin with the egg batter. Only fill them about ⅔ full because they will puff up and rise while baking.
  • Optional to serve on a breakfast board.

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Serving suggestions

I love adding egg bites and muffins to brunch boards. They add protein and flavor, and are a nice addition to fruit and quick breads. Get creative with your own brunch board! Pair the egg bites, which taste like Starbucks’ bacon and gruyere egg bites, with cooked sausage or bacon, muffins, a variety of fruit, and more! 

We also love serving these egg bites on the Big Board (20-inch) for the best breakfast board.

You can eat these egg cups warm or even cold. I like to pop them into the microwave for a few seconds to take the chill off, then nibble on them on the way out the door or in the car.

how to store egg bites in ziploc bag

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Warm them in the microwave wrapped in a paper towel, or enjoy them cold! You can also freeze the egg bites, but they’re better fresh.

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Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites

Served on the 20-in Big Board.
Makes 12.
Egg bites are cheesy, puffy, low in carbs and high in protein. This bacon egg muffins recipe is the perfect make-ahead breakfast for on the go!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

Ingredients
 

Make the egg bites:

  • 10 large eggs
  • ½ lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups Gruyere cheese
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp crushed chili pepper flakes, optional

Serve on the Big Board:

  • 12 Egg bites
  • Mini cinnamon rolls
  • Large red grapes
  • Banana bread
  • Parsley, for garnish
  • Mini tangerines

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease a 12 count muffin pan with oil or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Add cracked eggs to a large mixing bowl and whisk together with salt and black pepper.
  • Stir in cooked bacon, cheddar cheese, Italian seasoning, and red chili pepper flakes.
  • Divide evenly into muffin cups, about 2/3 full. Sprinkle on top with more bacon and cheese.
  • Bake the egg bites for 12-15 minutes, or until set.
  • Allow to cool a bit and serve your cheesy bacon egg bites immediately, or enjoy cold, or at room temp.

Serve on a breakfast board:

  • Arrange the cinnamon rolls, banana bread, and fruit on the board. Leave space for the warm egg bites. Garnish with parsley sprigs and serve!
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
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