Make mornings easier with this grab and go breakfast! These Instant pot egg bites are packed with protein and will give you the energy you need to get where you’re going.
If you are one of the lucky ones, your kids will like these too!
- 3 Tablespoons Avocado Oil
- 5 Eggs
- 1 Cup Chard, Finely diced
- 1/4 Cup Onions, Minced
- Pinch Salt
Saute The Chard and Onions (optional)
- Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat
- Add the chard and onions and saute for 3-5 minutes or until the onions soften and brown
- Remove from heat and let cool
Assemble The Egg Cups
- Evenly add the chard mixture to the silicone egg cups
- In the Vitamix, add the eggs and salt and blend on high until well blended. About 45 seconds
- Pour egg mixture into each silicone egg mold to about 3/4 full
- Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot and very carefully add the silicone egg mold.
- Cover and make sure the vent is set to "Sealing". Cook on high pressure for 7 minutes
- Let the pressure self release for 4 minutes. Then release the pressure
- Very carefully remove the silicone mold and let cool
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 205mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g
Dairy Free Egg Bites
Many people are going dairy free these days and it’s easy to see why! Dairy is typically used in egg recipes to make the eggs fluffier. Before eliminating dairy, we used to whisk milk into our scrambled eggs.
I have also heard of people using cottage cheese…I have often wondered if that was the secret to some larger coffee chain egg bites 😉
In this recipe, we just eliminated the dairy rather than substituting anything in its place. Once you taste it, I think you will agree that it wasn’t needed!
To make the eggs fluffy, we blended it in the vitamix to incorporate some air bubbles and help the egg cups fluff up!
If you are not a fan of chard (or you don’t have it on hand) feel free to substitute any type of green. The easiest substitution would be spinach, but here are a few other ideas to try:
- Kale – Be sure to saute it first or it could be tough
- Spinach – It does not need to be sauteed first
- Asparagus – Saute first
- Mustard Greens – Saute first. This will drastically change the flavor of the egg cup. Some love it, some hate it
- Arugula – This is a delicate veggie so you do not need to saute it first
How To Crack An Egg
When you are first learning to crack an egg, crack them one at a time in to a separate bowl. Once you crack each one, add it to your mixing bowl. This way, if a shell gets into the egg, you can easily get it out.
To crack an egg, gently tap the middle on a hard surface.
You just want it to make a crack accross the egg. Place both your thumbs in the crack and gently pull the egg shell back until the egg cracks. Then let the egg drop into the bowl.
The shells can be added to your compost bin or if you have backyard chickens, they make great chicken feed!
Preparing the Chard and Onions
If you are in a rush, it is completly acceptable to skip this step and just add the raw ingredients to the egg cups.
However, this one little step will cut the sharpness of the onion and bring an additional level of flavor to your egg cups! It will be closer to what a restaurant may serve, and will be sure to impress the family.
Heat 3 Tablespoons Avocado oil in a skillet and saute the chopped onions and chard for just about 3-5 minutes or until the onions are soft and starting to brown.
Turn off the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Then add the mixture to the egg cup mold and add the egg mixture.
That’s it…just 5 minutes to extra flavor!
GRab and Go BReakfast
Mom or not, we are all so busy these days and mornings can be particularly hard. Seriously, sometimes I have to skip a smoothie just because I don’t have 5 mintues to make it.
The easiest way to stay on track with healthy eating is to prep as much as possible. Make these egg cups the night before and store them in an airtight container in the fridge.
In the morning, grab a couple as you run out the door. Healthy, delicious and requires almost no thinking!
Be sure to pick up a silicone egg mold for this recipe. Once you have them, you will find so many uses for them like freezing herbs (mix with water) or freezing purees.
Kid Friendly BReakfast or lunch Ideas
There are some recipes that can be eaten anytime of day and this is one of them! You know those mornings when you barely make it out the door in time? These are perfect for those mornings!
Just grab a few and run out the door! Then, when you get home after work, starving, just grab one to hold you over until dinner. The kids like these too!
If you don’t have an egg mold yet, try this one that has 2 molds and double the recipe!