I swear that I always get the best ideas when I’m out running. Maybe it’s the blood flow finally hitting the brain or the chance to get away from other distractions and just think.
Whatever the case, the inspiration for today’s recipe came while I was out running the other day.
I’ve been seeing these ads from Starbucks about sous vide egg bites and I really dig the idea of nourishing, portable breakfast ideas.
I tend to just be a cereal or oatmeal kind of gal, but there are times when you want something a bit more hearty to “stick to your ribs!” Today’s Egg Bites Recipe fits the ticket.
Not only are these egg bites delicious to make – they are easy. Even better, they are budget-friendly (but what else would you expect from a frugal living blog)?
This recipe is also extremely versatile. Change up the protein, cheese, or veggies to suit what you have in your pantry, your tastes, or whatever diet you’re on.
Here’s what you’ll need to make 12 egg bites:
- 9 large eggs
- 4 pieces of bacon
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice
- 1 red bell pepper, finely minced
- 1 onion, finely minced
- 2 tablespoons half and half or milk
- Salt & pepper, to taste
Start by heating your oven to 350°.
In a pan, fry up that bacon to desired crispness. I like mine fairly crisp, so that means an extra minute or two. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon onto paper towels. I decided to fry up my veggies in some of the bacon grease (yum!), so I left some of that in the pan, ready to go!