Air Fryer Breakfast Bites

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Do you want to make breakfast that’s as delicious and easy as it is healthy? Look no further than the miracle of modern cooking: the air fryer! With just a few simple steps, you can whip up some amazing Air Fryer Breakfast Bites loaded with flavor and goodness.

Air Fryer Breakfast Bites

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Perfect Portions: These breakfast bites are conveniently sized for on-the-go mornings.
  • Protein-Packed: With sausage and egg, they’ll keep you fueled till lunchtime.
  • Easy to Make: The air fryer simplifies the cooking process, saving you time. 
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Recipe Ingredients

Here are the ingredients for these Air Fryer Breakfast Bites:

  • Ground Breakfast Sausage: Brings a savory, hearty taste that gives these egg bites their breakfast-worthy flavor.
  • Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes: Provide a comforting, starchy base that perfectly complements the sausage and eggs.
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Divided): Adds richness and a tangy flavor, as well as creating a deliciously melty texture.
  • Onion Powder: Infuses the bites with a subtle hint of sweetness and depth, enhancing the savory flavors of the sausage and eggs.
  • Salt: Is essential for enhancing the natural flavors of the ingredients, making them more pronounced and delicious.
  • Pepper: Adds a touch of heat, creating a balanced flavor profile that keeps the bites from being too rich.
  • Olive Oil: Ensures that the egg bites don’t stick to the pan, while also adding a slight fruity note to the overall flavor.
  • Eggs: Are the binding agent in this dish, providing structure and a fluffy, satisfying texture.
  • Parsley For Garnish: Adds a pop of color and a hint of freshness, balancing out the rich, savory flavors of the egg bites.
Breakfast Sausage and Egg Bites Ingredients.

How To Make Air Fryer Breakfast Bites?

Making air fryer breakfast bites couldn’t be easier! Here are the steps for making these sausage and egg bites:

Step One: Divide Sausage Meat

Divide the sausage meat into 12 patties 

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Step Two: Cook Sausage Patties

Place the sausage patties into the air fryer basket at 350° for 10 minutes, when cooked, set aside

Step Three: Combine Cheese and Hashbrowns

In a large mixing bowl, combine the hash browns, 2 cups of shredded cheese, garlic salt, salt and pepper, and oil. 

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Step Four: Place Egg Bites Mixture Into Muffin Liners

Add cooking spray to the egg muffin liners. Place 2-3 tablespoons of hash brown mixture in the jumbo muffin liners.

Step Five: Cook In Air Fryer

Place egg mold liners in the air fryer basket and cook at 400° for 10 minutes or until they start to brown and crisp up. 

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Step Six: Add Sausage To Hashbrowns

Place one sausage patty into each hashbrown cup and press down to seat it. Crack one egg over each cup and sprinkle with cheese. Repeat for every cup. 

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Step Seven: Air Fry Air Fryer Egg Bites

Continue to cook at 350° for 10 minutes or less for a softer yolk. 

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Step Eight: Cool And Serve

Remove the egg bites from the air fryer. Garnish with parsley and serve egg bites with hot sauce, gravy, or ketchup.

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Variations

Here are a few egg bites recipe variations:

  • Spinach and Feta Hashbrown Bites: Incorporate sautéed spinach and crumbled feta cheese into the hashbrown mixture for a delightful Mediterranean twist.
  • Bacon and Cheddar Sausage Egg Bites: Add crispy bacon bits and sharp cheddar cheese to the sausage and egg mixture for a savory and indulgent flavor.
  • Mushroom and Swiss Hashbrown Bites: Sauté mushrooms until golden brown and mix them with Swiss cheese to create a rich and earthy variation.
  • Vegetarian Egg Breakfast Bites: For a vegetarian version, you can skip the sausage but add a tablespoon of feta cheese and chopped green onions for tasty egg muffins.
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Substitutions

  • Whilst this recipe uses onion powder, salt and pepper, you can make egg bites with other ingredients such as garlic powder, cayenne pepper and even a teaspoon of chili powder.
  • For a herby twist, add some thyme or rosemary to the egg bites mixture.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Fridge: Leftover egg bites can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to three days.
  • Freeze: You can freeze these air fryer egg bites. To freeze the egg bites, place them on a baking sheet and freeze them for about an hour before transferring them to a freezer-safe container or freezer bag. You can store them in the freezer for up to three months.
  • Reheat: Reheat them in the microwave or air fryer before serving.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Baked Beans: Hearty baked beans provide a comforting and savory side to accompany the hashbrown bites.
  • Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus: Elevate your breakfast with crispy bacon-wrapped asparagus for a delicious and elegant touch.
  • Tomato and Avocado Salsa: Dice tomatoes and avocados, mix with cilantro, and squeeze a bit of lime for a refreshing salsa.
  • Fried or Poached Eggs: Serve Hashbrown Breakfast Bites with classic fried or poached eggs for a traditional breakfast feel.
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FAQ’S

What Is an Egg Bite?

Breakfast air fryer egg bites are mini-sized versions of your favorite breakfast. If you love to cook eggs, sausages and hashbrowns then you’re going to love these little breakfast bites!
Breakfast egg bites are perfectly portable for busy mornings, or you can make them ahead of time and store them in the fridge for quick reheating.

How to Make Keto Low-Carb Egg Bites?

To make these breakfast bites into keto low-carb bites. Use more egg mixture instead of hash browns and then cook egg bites with the same method as above.

Do I Have to Use Egg Whites?

No, you don’t have to use egg whites for these breakfast bites. The whole eggs will give the egg bites more flavor and nutrition and plenty of protein but if you want to use just the yolk, then that’s perfectly okay.

Can I Batch Cook Egg Bites in Air Fryer?

Yes, you can! Batch-cooking breakfast egg bites in an air fryer is a great way to save time. If you choose to make a double batch then Just make sure to use more muffin liners and cook the egg bites in two batches.

Best Air Fryer for Making Egg Bites

There are plenty of air fryers out there for cooking air fryer breakfast recipes.The one used for this specific recipe was the Chefman TurboFry Touch 8 Quart. This is a large air fryer and has a window which is useful for checking up on the bites.

Using Silicone Cups for Air Fryer Egg Bites

We like to make our egg bites in black silicone baking cups. The larger silicone cups are great for making these breakfast bites. You can also use joined silicone molds. I find the single silicone mold fits better into the air fryer.

There you have it, the perfect breakfast bites in no time! These air fryer egg bites are sure to be a hit with everyone in your family.

They’re packed full of flavor and these breakfast bites in the air fryer make a great grab-and-go snack or savory breakfast option.

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Air Fryer Breakfast Bites

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Easy and Delicious Breakfast Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb Of Ground Breakfast Sausage
  • 3 Cups Of Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes
  • 2 3/4 Cups Of Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Divided
  • 1 Teaspoon Of Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Of Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Of Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Of Olive Oil
  • 12 Eggs
  • Parsley For Garnish

Instructions

Step One: Divide Sausage Meat
Divide the sausage meat into 12 patties
Step Two: Cook Sausage Patties
Place the sausage patties into the air fryer basket at 350° for 10 minutes, when cooked, set aside
Step Three: Combine Cheese And Hashbrowns
In a large mixing bowl, combine the hash browns, 2 cups of shredded cheese, garlic salt, salt and pepper, and oil.
Step Four: Place Egg Bites Mixture Into Muffin Liners
Add cooking spray to the egg muffin liners. Place 2-3 tablespoons of hash brown mixture in the jumbo muffin liners.
Step Five: Cook In Air Fryer
Place egg mold liners in the air fryer basket and cook at 400° for 10 minutes or until they start to brown and crisp up.
Step Six: Add Sausage To Hashbrowns
Place one sausage patty into each hashbrown cup and press down to seat it. Crack one egg over each cup and sprinkle with cheese. Repeat for every cup.
Step Seven: Air Fry Air Fryer Egg Bites
Continue to cook at 350° for 10 minutes or less for a softer yolk.
Step Eight: Cool And Serve
Remove the egg bites from the air fryer. Garnish with parsley and serve egg bites with hot sauce, gravy, or ketchup.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 557Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 293mgSodium: 1149mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 25g

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