Air Fryer Egg Cups. How to air fry egg cups in silicone moulds with your favourite egg cup fillings. This is my ultimate guide to everything you would possibly want to know about making eggs cups in an air fryer.
If there is a breakfast you must make in the air fryer, then it is air fryer egg cups. Whether you call them egg cups, egg bites or breakfast muffins or even mini omelettes they are perfect for an air fryer make ahead healthy breakfast.
These easy air fryer egg cups are Paleo, Whole30, Weight Watchers and Slimming World Friendly. We also have options for you to make a Weight Watchers Zero Point Version.
Air Fryer Egg Cups
Air Fryer Egg Cups are my new thing. With the air fryer you can end up finding a new air fryer recipe you love and then obsessing over it.
I have had several air fryer recipes that have had this effect on me since I bought my first air fryer back in 2011.
But egg cups in the air fryer, did take me a while to get into them. I bought some good deals last summer in the Amazon summer sale, one of which was a big bundle of different silicone moulds.
But I got busy and summer with lots of beaches and waterparks got in the way and before I knew it, winter had arrived.
And these cute looking bright coloured silicone moulds were still sat in their box looking sparkly and begging to be used in the air fryer.
Using a classic omelette mixture, I made my first ever batch of air fryer egg cups and fell head over heels in love.
Since then I have made so many different varieties of air fryer egg cups and today wanted to share with you how to do them, what egg bites are and just how easy egg bites are for an air fryer make ahead breakfast or snack.
What Are Air Fryer Egg Cups?
Air Fryer Egg Cups are like a mix of your favourite egg snacks. They have a similar ingredients list to our Instant Pot Egg Bites and depending on what ingredients you add in they can be similar to a crustless quiche, an omelette or a frittata.
If you love frittatas, omelettes or quiches, then you will love our air fryer egg cups.
Can I Use Silicone In My Air Fryer?
As soon as I mention using the air fryer to make egg cups and using my brightly coloured silicone moulds, I am sure you will be wondering if you can use silicone in an air fryer?
Well the answer is a big fat YES and that silicone in the air fryer is one of the best air fryer accessories you could ever own.
This is because the silicone slips off after cooking and doesn’t leave a mark on it. Forget bad washing up where you soak dishes, these are like MAGIC.
Plus, you can use your silicone moulds in the air fryer for other air fryer dishes too.
Are Air Fryer Egg Cups Freezer Friendly?
YES they are! Remove your cooked air fryer egg cups from their silicone moulds and allow them to cool. Then place your air fryer egg bites into freezer bags and place in the freezer.
If you are doing a summer picnic, then get them out when you get the ice packs out of the freezer and as they thaw, they can keep your drinks cool.
Then they are wonderfully chilled for when you eat your picnic at the beach.
What Ingredients & Gadgets Go Into Air Fryer Egg Cups?
There are 3 main ingredients that go into an air fryer egg cup:
- Diced Filling
I would recommend before making your air fryer egg cups that you have a good air fryer that will consistently make them for you.
There seems to be some very cheap brands of air fryers that my readers keep complaining are breaking on them.
The reason I suggest a grill pan is that the silicone egg bites when they are uncooked are very flimsy and easily move about.
By using the air fryer grill pan it keeps them in one place and a lot more secure. You can click here to order the air fryer grill pan on Amazon.
3 Ingredient Air Fryer Egg Cups
The basis of an air fryer egg cup is eggs, diced filling and seasoning. Though you can mix and match on these 3 depending on how you would like your egg cup to taste.
Here are a few egg cup suggestions:
Go Classic – Add sliced mixed peppers, a little bacon and some oregano for the Starbucks flavour.
Cheese and Ham – Add sliced cooked ham or bacon along with your favourite grated cheese and you have a delicious cheese and ham egg cup. Add a splash of milk and they will taste just like the filling of a cheese and ham quiche.
Sausage and Pepper – My favourite is to add mixed peppers along with cooked sausages, spring onion and cheese. OMG this just tastes too good to be flourless and the best option for a make ahead snack for work and for the kids school lunch boxes.
Quiche Taste – With the classic egg cup it will taste very similar to an omelette and some people don’t like it to taste that way.
Instead add a splash of milk and not only will it make more egg cups, but it will taste more like a quiche.
Favourite Omelette – Do you have a favourite omelette? If so, imagine adding the omelette ingredients into an egg cup mould and cooking it in the air fryer instead. Add the fillings first, then pour beaten egg over it.
How To Make Air Fryer Egg Cups?
- Grab your silicone moulds and make sure they are clean and dry.
- Using a chopping board, chop up your desired fillings and place them inside your silicone moulds.
- In a jug beat your eggs until they are well beaten.
- Add your seasonings to your beaten egg and mix with a fork.
- Place your loaded egg cup silicone moulds in the air fryer grill pan.
- Set the time and temp
- Cook and serve or cook and cool for the freezer
- And you are all done
More Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes
Here at Recipe This we love easy air fryer breakfast recipes and here are a few more for you to try next:
- Air Fryer Avocado Egg Boats
- Air Fryer Bacon & Eggs
- Air Fryer Crispy Bacon
- Air Fryer Sausage
- Air Fryer Boiled Eggs
- Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
- Air Fryer Full English Breakfast
Air Fryer Egg Cups
- Dice your filling on a chopping board. Make sure your silicone moulds are clean and dry.
- In a jug beat your eggs until they are well beaten. Add in your seasonings and mix with a fork.
- Place your diced egg cup fillings into the silicone moulds and pour your egg mixture on top.
- Place the silicone moulds gently onto the air fryer grill pan.
- Set the time on your air fryer to 12 minutes and your temperature to 180c/360f.
- Once it is cooked and it beeps, serve either warm or cold.
PS: Have You Tried Our Air Fryer Egg White Cups?
During our weekend session of ice cream maker recipes including updating our vanilla ice cream maker recipe, raspberry ripple ice cream and several others we found ourselves left with a huge amount of leftover egg whites that needed using up.
What I thought would be interesting would be to make some egg white mini omelette cups and see how they compared.
What I learnt was:
- I must not overfill them
- They taste amazing
- They need to cool
I even surprised myself with how good they tasted, though they do need to cool down a bit before serving.
I filled the egg cups with chickpeas, fresh spinach, mixed pepper and some paprika. Along with egg whites and salt and pepper. Yummy!
From 8 lots of homemade ice cream in the ice cream maker it made a huge bowl of leftover egg whites that was enough for approximately 20 white egg cups.
Much better than wasting those leftovers 😊
Weight Watchers Zero Point Recipes
This air fryer recipe for air fryer egg cups is ZERO Points if you follow Weight Watchers. Though this is based on the ingredients we used on the recipe card and not add ins that you might want to add.
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