This Egg Bites recipe is the perfect easy make-ahead breakfast – even better than Starbucks egg bites & a healthy, low-carb meal prep recipe with 20 grams of protein and only one gram of carbs per serving. Soft and silky egg bites baked to perfection – no sous vide machine required!
We don’t know about you, but when life gets busy make-ahead breakfasts are where it’s at. We absolutely LOVE this Egg Bites recipe and it’s been on repeat in our kitchen for YEARS!
Whether you’re trying to add more healthy protein to your diet, eat a diet that’s lower in carbs, or you’re just trying to feed a hungry family without losing your mind, these Egg Bites are what you need in your life.
They’re a great grab-and-go breakfast for before school or work, they’re easy to make in minutes, they remain fresh in the fridge to enjoy throughout the week, and they’re so tasty.
Oh, and did we mention they’re MUCH cheaper to make than hitting up the drive thru for some Starbucks Egg Bites!? Trust us, you and your family will LOVE this recipe!
The thing that makes conventional egg bites like the ones served at Starbucks so unbelievably delicious is the sous vide cooking method. Sous vide means “under vacuum” in French, and it’s a cooking method where food is vacuum sealed, submerged in hot water, and cooked slowly and evenly.
Thankfully there’s a way to make these Starbucks egg bites at home that tastes just as good the as sous vide ones. Baking them in a low temperature oven (low and slow, as we like to say) helps them cook all the way through before they begin to brown or caramelize. This is what gives them the ultimate smooth and creamy texture – almost custard-like in the centre – that sous vide egg bites have, but without any specialized equipment.
To make these Starbucks Egg Bites you’ll need:
- a mixing bowl
- measuring cups and spoons
- a hand-held immersion blender (or regular blender)
- a box grater
- a muffin tin
To make this Starbucks Egg Bites Recipe you’ll need:
- plain Greek yogurt
- shredded Gruyere cheese (or use Emmental or Swiss cheese instead)
- salt and pepper
- crumbled bacon
- fresh chives (optional)
Instead of the Gruyere cheese, try one of these instead:
- shredded cheddar cheese
- shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- shredded mozzarella cheese
Instead of the bacon, try one of these instead:
- bacon bits (store bought)
- chopped ham
- crumbled tofu
- chopped green onions or chives
- cooked crumbled sausage
- minced bell pepper
- chopped roasted red pepper
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Time needed: 25 minutes
Follow these steps for the BEST breakfast bites!
- Preheat your oven.
Don’t forget to preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a non-stick muffin pan with cooking spray for easy removal.
- Use a hand blender or regular blender.
What makes them so creamy is that they’re blended until smooth, so use a hand-held immersion blender or regular blender on medium speed.
- Add the cheese and bacon after blending.
Add the shredded gruyere cheese and crumbled bacon after the egg mixture has been blended.
- Save some bacon for on top.
Add the last bit of bacon on top before baking (this gives them a nice presentation).
- Bake at a low temperature.
Bake them low and slow for the perfect creamy, custard-like texture.
- Let them cool in the pan.
Let them cool in the pan after baking for at least 10-15 minutes before trying to remove them from the pan. The centres will continue to firm up as they cool in the warm pan after they’re removed from the oven.
Are egg bites healthy?
Yes, egg bites are a healthy breakfast packed with protein and healthy fats. Egg bites are low in carbs.
Why do Starbucks Egg Bites taste so good?
Starbucks Egg Bites taste so good because they are cooked using low heat which creates a creamy, custard-like texture. They are savoury and contain cheese and bacon.
How does Starbucks get their egg bites?
Starbucks Egg Bites are cooked using the sous vide method, where the uncooked egg bites are submerged into hot water and cooked slowly and consistently all the way through.
How many days are Starbucks egg bites good for?
Starbucks Egg Bites can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days after baking.
Why are my egg bites soggy?
If your egg bites are soggy it’s likely because they are under-cooked.
Why are my egg bites rubbery?
If your egg bites are rubbery it’s likely because they are over-cooked or have been cooked at too high a temperature.
How many egg bites is a serving?
2 egg bites is one serving.
Can you eat egg bites cold?
Yes, you can eat egg bites cold.
How much protein is in 2 egg bites?
There are 20g of protein in 2 egg bites.
Can you reheat Starbucks Egg Bites?
Yes you can reheat Starbucks Egg Bites. Simply microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute on 90% power.
Can you freeze Starbucks Egg Bites?
Yes, you can freeze Starbucks Egg Bites. Simply freeze them with a layer of parchment paper between them to prevent them from sticking together. Reheat in the microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds on about 75% power.
We hope you love this Starbucks Egg Bites recipe as much as we do! Let us know in the comments below, what’s your favourite make-ahead breakfast recipe for busy weeks? We’d love to know!
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- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a non-stick muffin pan with cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl combine the eggs and the Greek yogurt, along with the salt and pepper with a hand-held immersion blender until very smooth. If you don't have an immersion blender, simply use a regular blender on medium speed and blend until smooth and combined.
- Stir in the shredded cheese and crumbled bacon by hand, reserving about a tablespoon of the crumbled bacon to place on top of the bites before baking.
- Pour the egg mixture into the prepared muffin tin, dividing the mixture evenly between the 12 muffin cups.
- Add the last bit of the bacon on top.
- Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-17 minutes or until the centres of the egg bites almost stop jiggling when you gently shake the pan. It's ok to remove them from the oven if the centres have the slightest jiggle when the pan is moved.
- Once you remove them from the oven, let them cool completely in their pan before removing and storing in an airtight container in the fridge.
- If you plan to enjoy them immediately, let them rest in the pan for at least 10 minutes before enjoying them warm.
Baking TipsBecause ovens vary in temperature, be sure to test your oven temperature to be sure it doesn’t run hotter or colder than 325 degrees Fahrenheit. You may need to add a minute or two of baking time depending on your oven’s exact temperature, the size of the eggs you’re using, and the temperature of the ingredients.
Storage InstructionsStore in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days after baking.
Reheating InstructionsTo reheat them after storing in the fridge, reheat in the microwave on about 90% power for 45 seconds to one minute until heated through.
Freezing InstructionsSimply freeze them with a layer of parchment paper between them to prevent them from sticking together. Egg bites can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen in the microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds on about 75% power.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.