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Vegan Egg Breakfast Bites is a gluten-free, vegetarian breakfast casserole recipe individually portioned into mini protein-packed eggless veggie frittatas, quiche, or muffins.

You may have noticed that breakfast food favorites are often divided into two camps—sweet or savory. And while we enjoy both sweet and savory breakfast selections, this particular vegan egg breakfast bites recipe reaches out to those who pitch their tents on the savory side.

By the way, you can make these breakfast bites ahead, much like a vegan and gluten-free breakfast casserole you might make to easily serve a crowd during the holidays.

And one of the things you’re sure to appreciate about this eggless omelet dish is its clean list of ingredients. This recipe for vegan chickpea quiche muffins uses no tofu. Something else you’re sure to love is that these vegan crustless quiche muffins are incredibly easy to make.

One last thing you’ll smile about is that this recipe uses the super healthy, protein-packed, plant-based rock-star ingredient—chickpea flour!

Savory Vegan Breakfast Foods

Even though we lived in Chicago’s northern suburbs most of my childhood, thanks to my southern-born parents, the breakfast foods we enjoyed most fed my appreciation for a savory, protein packed breakfast. I’m talking about southern staples like sausage, bacon, gravy, grits, and biscuits.  Those delicious savory breakfast foods are why Mike and I share the recipes we do. I’m talking about delicious breakfast creations like our easy plant-based sausage patties and oil-free fakin’ bacon.

And then, as a teen, traveling through Europe as the guest of very kind and generous family friends, my appetite for all things savory for breakfast grew tenfold!

During the weeks spent in Bonn, Germany, most mornings we would walk to a nearby grocery market called Jumbo. I adored those morning walks to gather freshly baked loaves of bread, cheeses, spreads, meats, and other deli-type foods—for breakfast!

To this day, those casual, lingering breakfasts nourished by an array of savory flavors and delicious cups of freshly brewed coffee are among some of my fondest memories. The food was simple, satisfying, delicious, and the conversation came easy—crossing language barriers like they were a tiny bubbling stream, the kind you step over effortlessly like a small puddle.

And now, thanks to the internet, the beautiful varying breakfast food traditions of the world are within reach for everyone!  

As you may be able to sense, I treasure that time in Germany. That enlightening cultural experience broadened my appreciation for nearly every bite I’ve taken since.

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6-Reasons to Love these ‘Best’ Savory Vegan Egg Breakfast Bites:

First, you can make this protein-packed breakfast recipe ahead, which makes it super helpful during busy mornings. These vegan frittata muffins are perfectly portioned for a healthy and quick meal on the go.

Vegan egg bites give you a delicious, low-calorie, egg experience! Check out the nutrition information beneath the recipe to fully appreciate this high protein, gluten-free, crustless, eggless, vegan egg bite. The nutrition info proves why we lovingly call this vegan egg bite recipe the best!

Next, this eggless vegan ‘egg’ recipe is super versatile, meaning, season it your way!  In other words, change up the veggies and seasonings in this eggless egg recipe to suit your taste! We like to think of this crustless vegan quiche-like recipe much like we do a veggie burger to top however we choose.

Also, these vegan egg breakfast bites taste great! Serve these healthy breakfast bites warm or cold—it’s entirely up to you! 

These egg-like eggless muffins give you the perfect egg-like texture. Vegan egg breakfast bites are bouncy or “eggy” on the inside, with a bit of firmness or crisp edge on the outside.

And last but not least, these vegan and gluten-free breakfast muffins are downright healthy. Thanks to ingredients like chickpea flour and fresh vegetables rather than tofu, the health benefits of this dish add up quick.  (Many vegan recipes for egg-like dishes commonly use tofu.)

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Ingredients in the Best Recipe for Protein-Packed Vegan Egg Breakfast Bites

While chickpea flour is essential to this vegan egg muffin recipe’s success, it takes more than chickpea flour to make this vegan frittata muffins recipe a success. It’s the way each of the plant-based ingredients magically work together that make this tasty egg bites a vegan and gluten-free recipe the best!

Here’s everything you’ll need to make eggless vegan egg bites:

chickpea flour
fresh ginger
turmeric powder
ground cumin seed
red chili powder
sweet red pepper
water or veggie broth
flax seeds, ground
salt, and an optional bit of fabulous Indian black salt!

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Helpful Cooking Tips

Using a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix to mix the batter portion of this vegetarian breakfast casserole or egg bite recipe creates an especially smooth batter.

These easy vegan and gluten-free individual egg frittatas are an excellent way to use bits of leftover cooked vegetables. 

To customize the nutrients to your liking, include the vegetables and herbs in this protein-packed breakfast or brunch that provide the vitamins and minerals you desire.

And if you prefer, bake your plant-based, crustless, egg-like vegan quiche in a baking pan lined with nonstick parchment paper or use a lite mist of nonstick cooking spray. This recipe turns out a beautiful vegetarian breakfast casserole recipe ideal to serve, family style, during the holidays.

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Can Vegan Egg Muffins Be Frozen?

This chickpea flour-based gluten-free and vegan eggless egg muffin frittata recipe can easily be made ahead and frozen.  And thanks to its ability to freeze, this easy crustless quiche-like dish is sure to become a go-to for a healthy and delicious meal prep make-ahead breakfast.

We suggest initially freezing these vegan eggless egg bites while well separated. Then, gather the individually frozen egg bites in an airtight container for keeping to use as needed.

Wow—this means that you can have a healthy vegan breakfast or brunch of eggless muffins ready to go, always!

Healthy Breakfast Recipes—Vegan and Gluten-Free!

Way more important than if you prefer savory or sweet breakfast foods is the decision to eat a healthy vegan breakfast, whether sweet or savory.

Though it’s easy to assume that a sweeter breakfast may be unhealthy based on sugar alone, a healthy breakfast is not limited to a sweet or savory preference.

From a lite and bright smoothie to a hearty breakfast sandwich or waffles, a nutritious and healthy vegan breakfast comes in dishes to satisfy sweet and savory appetites. This recipe for the best vegan frittata muffins is just the delicious beginning!

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15-Vegan and Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes:

Best Ever Vegan & Gluten-Free Waffles—These plant-based and gluten-free waffles are my son Mike’s number one breakfast request.

Vegan Fakin’ Bacon

Vegan Yogurt with Granola and Toasted Coconut

Chocolate Elvis Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie—And this is my daughter Sydney’s everyday breakfast creation.

Best Ever Oatmeal Chia Banana Bread—Nom, nom, nom. We named this banana bread the best ever fr good reason!

Pumpkin Chia Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Power Breakfast Worthy Cookies—I love how handy it is to have breakfast cookies ready to go!

1-Bowl Pizza Frittata—Did you think that leftover pizza for breakfast is something only meat-eaters gets to enjoy? By the way, you can easily convert this easy pizza casserole recipe into vegan frittata muffins, if you like.

Easy Granola Recipe—Enjoy this homemade granola as you would cereal!

Mango Basil Rice Breakfast—We like to take this to go when we enjoy breakfast on the beach. 

Vegan Apple Sausage Sandwiches—You’ll love these sausage sandwiches for a savory breakfast!

Vegan Tofu Egg Salad Sandwich

Cranberry Smoothie with Ginger, Flax, and Hemp

Easy Strawberry Chia Jam—This amazing jam comes together in minutes!

Make-Ahead Vegan Breakfast of Baked Oatmeal with BlueberriesThis baked oatmeal dish is pretty enough to serve during the holidays. At the same time, it’s easy enough to make ahead on any weekend to enjoy all week long!

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Thank You for Exploring Vegan Egg Bites with Us!

I don’t know about you, but I genuinely appreciate a vegan and gluten-free plant-based recipe that you can make ahead. And this vegan, vegetarian breakfast casserole recipe, or eggless muffins recipe, is a time-saving, make-ahead, crowd-pleasing dish that’s perfect for entertaining. You’ll especially appreciate the individual serving sizes of this protein-packed eggless muffins recipe—it’s so handy!

So go ahead and share this make-ahead dish with friends and family to let everyone try a plant-based, super delicious, egg-like bite. Who knows—they may like what they taste so much that they start including more veggies in their life, too.

Happy Eating!

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Best Vegan Egg Breakfast Bites (Gluten-Free)

  • 10
  • 30
    Cook Time:
  • Yield: 18 Servings

Whip up a batch of these Vegan Egg Breakfast Bites today and munch on something healthy and delicious all week. These individually portioned savory muffins deliver plenty of plant-based protein using only whole-food ingredients—and they freeze beautifully!



  1. First, preheat the oven to 375º F and line two, 12-count muffin tins with about a dozen and a half parchment paper cupcake liners.  
  2. Next, using a fork or whisk and a large mixing bowl, combine the chickpea flour, ground flax seeds, ginger, turmeric, ground cumin, chili powder, salts, and drained and chopped chickpeas. Then, stir in the vegetable broth or water until combined. Set this mixture aside to allow the spices to marry with the chickpea flour.  You could also combine these ingredients in a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix.
  3. Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium-high heat, using an additional splash of veggie broth or water in the place of cooking oil, cook the onion, sweet bell pepper, mushrooms, and spinach until the veggies wilt a bit—season with a sprinkle of salt, pepper, or even  coconut aminos to taste. (Seasoning the veggies at this stage is important since they add a significant flavor your the vegan egg bites.)
  4. Once the veggies have wilted just a bit, fold the veggies into the chickpea flour batter. Then, divide the batter evenly into the 18 parchment paper-lined muffin tins.  
  5. Bake for about 30-minutes, more or less, depending on your oven. Use a toothpick inserted into the center of a vegan egg muffin to determine if it is done.  A toothpick that remains relatively clean once removed suggests that the interior is thoroughly baked. For a savory breakfast, we enjoy eating our vegan egg breakfast bites with air-fried potato rounds, lovely fresh slices of juicy tomato, and a slice or two of avocado - YUM! And for a vegan brunch or lunch, these vegan egg bites are also delicious served alongside a bowl of our quick 3-Ingredient Creamy Tomato Mango Soup! Or a side serving of our 5-Minute Jicama Slaw with Fresh Herbs & Arugula, and these eggless muffins also make for a terrific pairing! The same goes for pairing these egg bites with a hearty scoop of our 10-Minute Mexican Coleslaw with Corn.


  • Soaking:  It may sound odd, but if whenever using chickpea flour, know that allowing the chickpea flour to soak prior to using it provide similar results to  that of soaking chickpeas prior to cooking.  Bottom line, soaking chickpeas aides in their ability to be digested more easily.
  • Grinding Seeds:  We use an electric coffee grinder or spice grinder to grind things like whole flax seed and cumin seeds.


% DV

Calories Per Serving: 113
  • Total Fat 2.1 g 3 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.2 g 1 %
  • Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
  • Sodium 170.1 mg 7 %
  • Carbohydrates 18.2 g 6 %
  • Fiber 4.5 g 18 %
  • Sugar 3.6 g ---
  • Protein 6.2 g 12 %
  • Vitamin A 12 %
  • Vitamin C 17 %
  • Iron 16 %
  • Calcium 3 %

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