If you’re looking for recipes that use your egg bites pan I’ve got you covered. Here are 8 ways to use your silicone egg bites mold.
8 Ways to Use Your Silicone Egg Bites Mold
If you ordered an egg bites silicone mold* and now are wondering what you should do with it I have a few ideas for you! Do you have other ideas? I’d love to hear! Comment below!
#1: Churro Bites
An easy, made from scratch recipe for fluffy churro bites rolled in cinnamon and sugar. A delightful snack or dessert that is perfectly poppable.
#2: Meatloaf Bites
Make the cutest, tastiest mini meatloaves ever. This recipe can be made with ground beef, turkey or chicken. You can even make baked potatoes at the same time in the same pot!
#3: Egg Bites
Crust-less quiche-like bites of eggs, cheese and whatever mix-ins you want. They’re protein packed and a perfect portable breakfast.
#4: Cheesecake Bites
Mini cheesecakes with a fresh raspberry sauce made in your Instant Pot. A luscious dessert for any occasion. (In the video I demonstrate how to make cheesecake bites with an Oreo crust instead of graham crackers)
#5: Brownie Bites (like the middle piece in a pan of brownies)
Do you like the gooey, no crust piece in a pan of brownies? You will like Instant Pot brownie bites!!! You can use a brownie mix to make Instant Pot Brownie Bites. Follow the directions on the box to make the brownie batter. Then spray 2 egg bites molds with a bit of nonstick cooking spray. Fill each mold about ⅔ full. Cover each mold with a paper towel and then cover with foil. Stack the molds on top of each other and place on a trivet with handles. Pour 1 cup of water into your Instant Pot (1.5 cups for 8 quart). Lower the trivet into your Instant Pot. Cover the pot and lock the lid into place. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 25 minutes (for warm and gooey brownie bites) or 30 minutes (for more set brownies). When the time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid. Remove the pans from the pot. Uncover. Let cool for 10 or more minutes then turn the mold over onto a plate. Eat and enjoy!
#6: Corndog Bites
These mini little corn dog bites are easy to make, quick to cook without turning the oven on and the perfect size for little hands. I haven’t made these myself yet but look how cute they are! Try out the recipe from Flour on My Face.
#7: Pancake Bites
Make these fluffy Instant Pot pancake bites for your next family breakfast! They’re so easy and quick to make, and they’re really fun to eat! Bite-size pancakes with different flavors, blueberry, chocolate chip, the possibilities are endless! Try out the recipe from Little Sunny Kitchen.
#8: Chocolate Chip Muffin Bites
Love chocolate chip cookies and muffins? Try these Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Muffin Bites. They are a delightful snack or dessert that is perfectly poppable.
Equipment Used in the Video*
Egg bites mold
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I don’t use boxed mixes so I can use from scratch recipes without a problem?
Hi Ted, it will most likely depend on the recipe. Which are you thinking of specifically?
Omgosh, I just made the brownies with Ghirardelli’s dark chocolate brownie mix.
I WILL NEVER MAKE BROWNIES ANY OTHER WAY!!
They are delicious! Thank you for the recipe.
nom nom sounds so great!
I would like to make these egg bites but the Amazon reviews often mention the problem of silicone retaining the odors of the previous usage. Including the fragrance of the DISH WASHING SOAP. Could you or your readers comment on this. True / Untrue ?
Interesting. I haven’t noticed that with the egg bites mold.
Check out the one *s on Amazon silicone products.
Philip Goffinet says
Got mine from Amazon today used it once and the smell stays no matter how many times I clean. both soap and egg so I would say true for cheaper ones.
Twinkle Starr Martin says
Not true , I’ve made both in the same mold for years….
With the molds it’s important to rinse them out thoroughly after each use and let it air dry. When I had a problem with the rings retaining the flavors I just ran it through a sterilize cycle for about 30 minutes with water and vinegar mix 1 to 1 mix and let it air dry and it got rid of the flavors.
can i use the silicone cups in the microwave for egg bites?
yes I think that would be fine!
I’ve made these in the oven, but I’m sure the mini meatloaves would work this way as well – make them “cheese stuffed” by putting a piece of your favorite cheese in the middle before baking! I made cheese-stuffed meatballs by cutting pieces of string cheese (which is mozzarella, after all!) into “cubes” and wrapping each with my meatball mix. You probably use cheddar, American, or even Velveeta for your cheese cube to vary the flavor!
I really love this idea! It’s making my mouth water right now!
I tried cake batter in the egg bite molds. Although the cake bites were moist and soft, they were a little dense and didn’t puff up like a cake would in a oven. Is there something different I can do?
I don’t think so. It’s a moist heat that is cooking the cake so it won’t be like the dry heat method that an oven has.
My son (by the way he’s 20) would love the corn dog bites. Lol. I’m sure it will be one of the recipes he uses with the instant pot. That and cheesecake.
Thanks for the suggestions for other things to cook in the egg bit mold. What about a similar article but multiple uses for the stacking pan (pot in pot).
Thanks so very much!!
Great idea! I need to use my stacking pans more!
Yes please. I would love this!
I make a corndog recipe in the oven with mini muffin cups and lil’ smokies – These always turn out great, nothing special but a box of jiffy mix and smokies – I could see how this recipe could be better because the corn mix seems to dry out in the oven as to this method it would be moist.
Michelle Earl says
I don’t like cooking spray and buttering them can be a chore. Any ideas? Or can I use parchment paper in them?
parchment paper could definitely work. I think that would be more of a chore than butter though 🤔
Carolyn Fysh says
Do silicone molds really need cooking spray? Seriously I bake bread, cakes and you name it in silicone pans and I NEVER grease them.
I rarely oil anything I bake in my silicone bakeware.
Valarie M Thayer says
You can get one of those sprayers for oil and use light tasting olive oil which is a healthier option than than the regular spray that you buy at the store.
Get a teardrop shaped makeup sponge (they’re all the rage now and come in lots of shapes and sizes) and dip the round end into whatever oil you want to use. Easily smear it into the little cups 😃 No need to clean it, just store in a snack bag or small storage container in the fridge for dedicated use. I don’t even wear makeup but my daughter does and I was fascinated by this nifty new tool. It really works.
Linda R says
I use my butter wrappers.
They’re pre buttered, just swish them around in the molds.
My mother always saved the butter wrappers to line cake tin. Waste not, want not.
My molds came with lids can I just use those on the brownie bites or is the paper towel and aluminum foil necessary
If they are silicone lids they will be okay I think. Don’t use plastic or else it will melt.
I only use my silicone lids and not foil! They work great. I guess I got lucky and received a silicone, not plastic top.
Made the brownie bites. Not bad. They reminded me of cake balls but bigger. Will make these again. Thank you
Yes they are kind of like cake balls! Love those too 🙂
Dianne Deleon says
What pressure are you using high pressure for 25 minutes
Valarie M Thayer says
High pressure for 7 minutes
Diane Carver says
I took the brownie bites up a level. I dropped a mini peanut butter cup in the batter and dipped them in chocolate. Very good!
Becky DLC says
Hi Karen, are you able to stack the egg bite molds, ie: put more than one in the IP at a time?
Yes I stack 2 all the time
Becky DLC says
Thanks for your quick reply Karen. Happy 2021!
How do you stack them?
Sometimes I cover the egg bites with foil and then stack the other one on top. It seems to work well. Watch here: https://youtu.be/I7by2nigOd4?t=166
Karen, Happy Holidays to you & your family. Hope it’s a “curl up and snuggle” evening for the 3 of you. Enjoy a well deserved Turkey coma perhaps?
Thanks for another year of making meals SO much easier! You’re a light that’s helped brighten 2020!
PS: back on thread topic…
The egg bite mould is GREAT for freezing portions of leftover cream. Each ‘egg’ cup did a fine job of holding 1/4 cup measures of heavy cream left after Xmas baking. Unlike with ice cubes trays, these pop out perfectly from the egg bite mould. 🙂
Ahhh, thanks Jennie!
And brilliant idea for the cream. I will do that trick for sure!
I’m eyeballing the egg bites mould now as a great freezing tool for oodles of other ‘cubes’ – like my Instant Pot cooked turkey carcass stock. The mould’s a handy little tool for more than just cooking in.
Karen, more kudos to you for making life easier. 😁
Great plan! I am thinking they’d be good for lots of foods/liquids!
Meatloaf, egg and pancake bites – check! All great.
Next bite recipe assignment, should you choose to accept it. 🙏😉 Pigs-in-a-blanket bites with refrigerator biscuits? I make them in the oven with great hotdogs – Hebrew National. But maybe the dough wouldn’t be happy?
I love that idea! Must try Beth!
Daphne H. says
Thank you so much for these ideas! I bought some IP accessories on Amazon and this is one of them! So excited!
Awesome! I hope you like them!
Tami Yeomans says
Do you have a recipe for corn fritters using egg bites mold and then crisping them in air fryer? TIA
No but I wish I did! that sounds so tasty!
Tami Yeomans says
I guess I’ll be experimenting! Lol.
Do you have a recipe for making potato salad in the instant pot. I saw a recipe that cooked the potatoes on the bottom of the pot and then cooked the eggs in the egg mold on top of them. No peeling of eggs…just drop them all in the bowl after cooking, but now I can’t find the recipe. Do you know how to do it?
Yep! Here is my recipe: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/instant-pot-potato-salad-trick/
Kelly Bannes says
I use my IP all the time to cook potatoes & eggs for potato salad. I hadn’t thought of putting the eggs in molds to eliminate the peeling step. Thanks for the great idea!
Tried the mini corn dogs – too much cornbread compared to the amt of hot fog. Unless you really like cornbread its a no…
Gotcha! Still want to try but maybe put less batter in each bite.
You could use jumbo hot dogs, which would reduce the amount of cornbread.
Can I use the silicone lids that came with the egg cups in my Instant Pot? I can’t find an answer to this anywhere…
yes as long as they are silicone and not plastic
NO! the lids will burst off in the pressure pot….what a mess! they are for storing whatever you just made in them.
Lois Link Solberg says
Hey, I’m just looking for a simple egg recipe. Like the one I’ve made in the traditional oven, using eggs bread cubes, meat, cheese, and spices. Im not interest in baked goods at this point. Any help here?
This is probably the closest thing I’ve got: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/instant-pot-egg-bites/
I use my egg bite molds to freeeze my fresh herbs for later use. I freeze them in either water or olive oil depending on the recipe I’m using. That way I have fresh herbs all the time.
Such a great idea!
Laurel Reimer says
My eggbite molds came with a snap on cover. Can it be used in the pot or is it better to cover thr mold with foil? Can’t wait to try these recipes!
If it’s silicone it should be fine to use!
Laurel Reimer says
I read somewhere that the lids are plastic and should not be used during cooking.
Sherry Poppe says
My lids are soft silicon of thd same material as the bottoms and do fine in the pot. By all means use them if you have them.
Diann Correll says
I made the egg bites, mini meat loaves and the cheese cake. They were all excellent. Thanks Karen for all your great recipes.
You’re welcome Diann! Thanks for being here. 😊
Christina Simons says
Most of the recipes call for a 6-quart pot. Mine is the mini 3 qt one. That one won’t work??
The molds will be too big for your 3 quart pot. They won’t fit in there. 😥
Mary Newhall says
they have the molds for the 3 quart, I just ordered some for my 3 quart mini on amazon, cant wait to get them as I follow a lot of your recipes and cant wait to make the meatloaf bites and the cheese cake bites
Christina Simons says
I found out when I tried it. I now have two of the molds for a 3-qt. Would it work to just make half of the recipe?
Yes I believe that would work well! My egg bites can hold about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of liquid. So as long as yours do the same the recipe times should be the same. If they hold less than that you could probably decrease cooking time a bit.
There are silicone molds available on amazon for 3 qt. Size of the mold is same but only 4 slots.
I bought egg bite molds for my Instant Pot Mini Duo (3 quart) and use them all the time! This is what I use:
And I also am able to stack them to use both trays at the same time!
These are 7 slot molds
I made the egg bites and meatloaf bites, Both were excellent and I will make again. I will probably take the meatloaf bites out of the mold before putting on the topping and broiling as my mold discolored from the broiling.
Good idea! Thanks for sharing your experience!
Are you kidding me? I actually ordered this yesterday. I can’t wait to start using it for egg bites.
Great minds think alike!
I’m wondering if you use two molds, cover with foil and do not have a rack to separate them, dosen’t the top mold sink into the bottom mold creating an indentation on the finished product?
Thanks again for all your recipes! I enjoy them sooo very much. Because I found your site I’m very comfortable with using the instant pot.
Yes that somewhat happens. But you could use a separate trivet to help with this problem!
Sherry Poppe says
Tried the Churro bites. I read the other reviews and did mine for 15. Min. with a natural release and they came out perfect. They were good but next time I think I will add some vanilla just for a little more flavor. Fun to do though and I am thinking of trying the egg bites next. I doubled the recipe and had leftovers for the next day. Warmed them for a few seconds in the microwave and good as new.
Thanks Sherry for adding your experience!!! I am glad they worked out for you.
You’re welcome 😊