Ever tried egg white bites or Starbucks bacon egg bites? Make copycat Starbucks egg bites at home in your oven or instant pot with a silicone egg mold.
If you have tried egg white bites, then I’m sure you can agree that they’re pretty wonderful. I buy Starbucks bacon egg bites every time I’m there! So now you can make copycat Starbucks egg bites at home.
These are a substitute for the real thing, and they’ll be a lot cheaper to make yourself.
Starbucks sous vide egg bites are such a great low-carb option for breakfast and I've found a way to make them very similar but with your oven (and now instant pot) at home!
No fancy equipment needed, just a little water bath and a silicone muffin tray (and if you don't have a silicone egg tray, you can easily make these without any special equipment! Just a muffin pan).
So get ready to make something wonderful. These copycat Starbucks egg bites are freezer friendly and so easy to make in a hurry. After trying them you'll be like myself and realize you can't live without them.
Just like me.
I ALWAYS have some made, in my freezer, ready for someone to grab and enjoy. A minute in the microwave and you're good to go. Breakfast is served.
What is an Egg Bite?
It really is in the name itself. Egg Bites are a delicious bite-size combination of ingredients including egg, cheese, meat, and vegetables.
Of course, when making these delicious egg bites at home you can mix up the ingredients to make your homemade egg bites gluten-free, dairy-free, keto, paleo, whole30, low carb, egg white bites (no yolk), and much more—the possibilities are endless!
Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites Recipe
Starbucks made these little bites of heaven popular and offers four varieties:
- Kale and portabella mushroom sous vide egg bites
- Ham, cheddar, and peppers sous vide egg bites
- Bacon and gruyere sous vide egg bites
- Egg white and roasted red pepper sous vide egg bites
One of the reasons egg white bites are so amazing is because they’re cooked using a technique called sous vide (pronounced “soo veed”). It is technical cooking, which involves vacuum sealing and then immersing the food in warm water.
When cooking eggs sous vide, it results in a “velvety texture bursting with flavor.” That’s how Starbucks describes their egg bites anyway, and I agree with that assessment.
This Starbucks sous vide egg bites recipe is a pretty good copycat. The big difference is Starbucks egg bites are made with a sous vide cooker while this recipe is egg bites oven baked. So they will have a different texture than this copycat version.
Making homemade egg bites versus picking up Starbucks bacon egg bites in the drive-thru allows you to be in control of the ingredients. This copycat Starbucks egg bites recipe avoids filler ingredients like potato starch, which are commonplace in commercial production.
I'm showing you how to make bacon and gruyere egg bites as well as roasted red pepper egg white version with spinach and let me tell you, they're amazing. I can't quite choose which one's my fave yet.
I also had to add in the ingredients if you want to make their ham and cheddar egg bites too. You never know.
May come in handy.
Reality is that you can put anything inside these amazing little breakfast treats. My husband makes some with a little bacon, sausage and cheese.
You really can't go wrong with any of your favorite omelet ingredients.
Simply use a silicone egg tray and a cake pan and you're all set. I even use this same silicone tray and make these egg bites in my instant pot. The results are AMAZING too.
Simply pour a cup of water on the bottom of your instant pot. Cover your silicone egg mold with tinfoil. Lower into your instant pot carefully. Set instant pot to steam, make sure valve is closed, and set your timer for 8 or 9 minutes.
Your copycat Starbucks Egg bites are done and cooked.
How Does Sous Vide Cooking Work?
If you have a sous vide cooker or if you’re thinking about trying it, here’s a bit more information before we get to the egg bites oven version of this copycat Starbucks bacon egg bites recipe.
According to Wikipedia (I know, that journalism degree has really been useful right? LOL), sous vide is a cooking method where food is placed in a plastic pouch or glass jar and then immersed in a water bath for longer than usual cooking times at a lower cooking temperature.
The idea is that the food will get cooked evenly at a constant temperature, so you won't have any browning or crisping on the outside or overcooking on the inside. It also helps food retain moisture so nothing gets dried out.
Sous vide uses precise temperature control in order to deliver consistent results. You vacuum seal food in a bag, then cooking it by circulating warm water in a pot and holding the cooker in the water for the duration.
This is a great cooking method for food like eggs, pork, lamb, carrots, fish, liver and steak.
Egg Bites Oven Method
For being the foodie I am, I'll admit I have yet to master certain cooking techniques such as sous vide. I can bake, roast, saute, slow cook and stir fry the hell out of a lot of foods, but fancy stuff like sous vide has never been my thing.
After all, I am all about simplicity and incorporating healthy foods into your diet in a way that is sustainable for the long term. So to me, that means sticking with what you know and developing a routine where you're able to meal prep easily.
These copycat oven-baked Starbucks egg bites are very similar to the sous vide version served at everyone’s favorite coffeehouse and you don’t need any fancy techniques either—just your oven and a silicone egg tray!
How to Make Starbucks Egg Bites
Make sure the oven temperature is set relatively low. You already cook eggs at a low temperature anyway (I usually do frittatas and quiches at 350-375F), but you'll want to go lower for the faux sous-vide method.
I did 325F, but you could probably even lower it to 300F and cook a bit longer.
From there, pour your water into a 9×11 baking dish and set your greased silicone egg tray on top of it.
If you want the true sous vide experience, make sure that you use tin foil over top to create a pouch. Place your toppings in each cup of the egg tray, then pour your egg mixture overtop. EASY!
You'll also want to cook the eggs for much longer than you usually would. I did mine for a full hour in the oven at a super low temperature to ensure an even cook on the eggs.
And surprisingly, you really do get more of a fluffy, spongy texture with the eggs that you wouldn't necessarily get by doing them in a pressure cooker, like I've seen a ton of lately.
I'm not ashamed to admit that this wasn't the perfect sous vide when I put together these oven-baked Starbucks egg bites.
For one, I realized after the fact that you're supposed to have some sort of covering like tin foil to create a little pouch for the eggs once they've filled up the muffin tray.
I actually had just run out of tin foil, so I was unable to create a little pouch where the steaming would help cook the eggs instead. Hence a tiny bit of crispiness on the top of these egg bites.
But, I will say that the crispiness is there mainly because I used cheese and it floated to the top.
Make-Ahead Tips for Starbucks Egg White Bites Recipe
Copycat Starbucks egg bites are a great, make-ahead breakfast recipe. Double the recipe, and freeze individual portions in zip baggies. They’re easy to take out and heat in the microwave for a quick breakfast.
In fact, these oven-baked homemade egg bites are a great way to prep a ton of your fave breakfast item all at once (next to these breakfast taquitos anyway), and I've taken the same sort of approach as sous vide, borrowing the concept as a whole to create a soft, evenly cooked egg bite with minimal crispiness.
This I can get behind: there's honestly nothing I hate more than a crispy egg, and I do struggle with this when making other sorts of egg cups and frittatas.
I know there are people out there who like the crispy outside of a frittata or quiche, but I really find it throws off the whole texture. I'm that person who scrapes off the crispy ends. So this faux sous vide technique had me intrigued.
Will You Be Making These Copycat Oven-Baked Starbucks Egg Bites?
They are seriously the most perfect meal prep breakfast and you're just going to LOVE them! Don't be afraid to try different veggies in there too! They're a great way to clear out your vegetable crisper and reduce food waste.
Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites Ingredients
Get ready to get your daily dose of Starbucks without even having to leave your house!
Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites Oven Baked
- eggs, whisked
- bacon or turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
- gruyere cheese or aged cheddar, shredded
Egg White and Red Pepper Egg Bites Oven Baked
- egg whites
- roasted red peppers, diced
- spinach finely, chopped
- Monterey jack cheese, shredded
Ham and Cheddar Egg Bites
- ham, diced
- cheddar, grated
- cottage cheese, if desired
- sweet peppers, diced
If you are preparing this copycat Starbucks bacon egg bites recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use a brand of bacon that is known to be GF.
- Preheat the oven
- Prepare silicone egg tray with cooking spray
- Place extras inside each egg "hole" in silicone tray
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs.
- Pour equal amounts of egg mixture on top of extras until ¾ full
- Top with cheese
- Remove from the oven and serve warm.
Instant Pot Instructions
Pour a cup of water into your instant pot. Cover silicone egg mold with foil. Lower into your instant pot and set your instant pot to steam, close valve, and set your timer for 8 or 9 minutes.
Your copycat Starbucks Egg bites will be are done and cooked.
These are the main steps, but you'll find more complete directions in the recipe card below.
Storing the Bites
You can store these egg bites in the refrigerator for up to four days in an air-tight container. For longer storage, you can freeze these egg bites in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bags for a couple of months.
Let them cool completely and then wrap them tightly in cling wrap. After that, place them in your container or freezer bags.
That them out in the refrigerator before reheating in your microwave, and you're good to go!
What To Serve With Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites
Ok, so, you don't have to go to Starbucks to enjoy these super-delicious egg bites. Now all you need is a great breakfast finger food or two to serve with them. As soon as your family tries these babies, they'll be in love at first bite!
Try These Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites Today
These delicious Starbucks bacon egg bites are absolutely delicious, and they make a spectacular breakfast. Packed with protein and veggie goodness, these little bites are a breakfast you can feel good about and that will power the family all the way through lunch.
Give these tasty little bites a try, and I'm sure you and your family will agree that they need to become a staple in your breakfast lineup.
Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites Video
Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites
- 2 13 x 9 inch cake pan or one 11x17 or equivalent deep pan
Grease Silicone Mold
Bacon and Gruyere
- 8 large eggs, beaten
- ½ cup bacon or turkey bacon, cooked and diced
- ½ cup gruyere cheese or old cheddar, grated
Egg White, Spinach and Red Pepper
- 2 cups egg whites, beaten (16-20 eggs roughly)
- ½ cup roasted red peppers, drained and diced
- ½ cup spinach, finely chopped
- ½ cup monterey jack cheese, grated
Ham and Cheddar
- 8 large eggs, beaten
- ½ cup ham, diced
- ½ cup cheddar, grated
- ½ cup sweet peppers, red and/or green
- ¼ cup cottage cheese, if desired (I have used cottage cheese a few times but because I don't have cottage cheese usually in my home I rarely use it)
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
- Prepare your silicone egg mold with cooking spray.
- Decide which kind of egg bites you wish to make and get out all of your ingredients. If you want to make two different kinds of egg bites please divide your ingredients in half.
- Fill your baking pan or dish halfway with very warm water. Then place your greased silicone egg tray overtop of water without getting water inside any of your empty egg cups.
- Divide ingredients of choice amongst your egg cups.
- Using a ladle, fill egg cups until almost full with beaten eggs or egg whites.
- Bake in the oven for 60 minutes or until eggs are set and puffed up, We cover the eggs with tinfoil sometimes because my husband thinks the eggs cook faster. Regardless, if you decide to use tinfoil sprayed with a little cooking spray remove it at about the 40 minute mark so you can see when your eggs are cooked.
- Remove egg bites from molds once cool enough to eat serve and enjoy!
Instant Pot Instructions
- Grease silicone tray with cooking spray.
- Pour a cup of water on the bottom of your instant pot.
- Cover your silicone egg mold with tinfoil. Lower into your instant pot carefully.
- Set instant pot to steam, make sure valve is closed, and set your timer for 8 or 9 minutes.
- Allow a natural release for 10 minutes and then quick release to get rid of extra steam left inside.
- Remove mod from instant pot and allow to cool. CAREFULLY remove tinfoil. Your eggs will be hot.
- Turn onto paper towel lined plate and serve immediately or cool and freeze. Egg bites will also last in your fridge for up to four days.