Pepperoni Prosciutto Egg Bites are the coffee shop on the go breakfast you crave. Perfect for meal prep these Egg Bites will have you fueled up all day long for a lot less than any store bought versions
If you find yourself too busy to prepare meals that meet your keto lifestyle this recipe is for you. These Pepperoni Prosciutto Egg Bites are the perfect on the go breakfast. Just a few steps and about an hour to give you a tasty meal prep for the entire week. In addition you will love the money you can save by making egg bites at home instead of visiting your local chain coffee shop.
There’s lots of methods for preparing egg bites. Some recipes are made using an Instant Pot, others are sous vide. Both methods are fantastic but if I’m just looking for a quick meal prep I’m going with a silicone muffin pan. You can basically have the recipe ready to go by the time your oven has preheated.
You can use this recipe as a base and have fun with the other ingredients. Bacon & gruyere like Starbucks or get crazy with crab and chives. The possibilities are endless. As long as you start with 10 eggs, ½ cup cottage cheese and a ¼ cup heavy cream the rest is up to you.
I chose to use pepperoni and prosciutto because of their higher fat to protein ratio. I’m on a specific protocol currently and I’m really trying to keep my protein lower than I normally would. Plus who doesn’t love pepperoni and prosciutto. I pretty much love all Italian cold cuts and these were just what I had on hand. One extra step that I really recommend is to sauté your diced meats ahead of time. Prosciutto especially can be chewy when cooked plus you amplify the flavors by crisping up the meat ahead of time.
Since it’s the end of summer here in Maryland my basil plants are growing out of control. I would always choose fresh herbs whenever possible but if you’re reading this recipe in February I totally understand using dry herbs.
For the first half hour I like to cook the eggs covered with a second sheet pan or a piece of foil. This not only expedites the cooking process but also prevents the eggs from browning up to soon. If you like you can always top the egg bites with a dollop of sour cream or ricotta after they’ve cooled down. You could also add mozzarella cheese on top for the last 10 minutes of baking but I didn’t want to cover up the red and green flecks. Probably a great Christmas time breakfast if I’m thinking out loud. If you have a bite more time I highly suggest you give my Sausage Crust Breakfast Pizza a try.
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