The Best Starbucks Egg Bites Recipe {Copycat} - The Girl on Bloor (2024)

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This is the Best Starbucks Egg Bites Recipe! All you need is an oven and a silicone egg tray for the perfect sous vide egg bites.

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Ingredients and substitutions

  • Olive oil or butter– any neutral oil can be used, as well as any type of butter or margarine.
  • Eggs– you can make these both with eggs or just egg whites. You may also use liquid egg whites or a vegan egg alternative, if desired.
  • Cottage cheese– cream cheese or dairy-free cream cheese can be used instead.

Egg white and red pepper bites

  • Roasted red peppers– store-bought or home-roasted red peppers both work well. Sundried tomatoes can be used but will alter the flavour.
  • Spinach– use another dark leafy green like kale or Swiss chard, or another veggie entirely.
  • Monterey Jack cheese– substitute for another shredded cheese of your choice.

Bacon and gruyere egg bites

  • Bacon– use turkey bacon for a healthier option. You could also make your egg bites with cold cuts, tempeh or seasonings like smoked paprika or BBQ.
  • Gruyere or aged cheddar cheese– store-bought, prepackaged or hand shredded all work great. Any sharp shredded cheese would be good.

How to make Starbucks egg bites

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Step 1: Prep the dish.

Fill a baking dish with warm water, then add the silicone egg tray over top.

Step 2: Grease the egg tray.

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Step 3: Add the eggs and cottage cheese to a blender.

Step 4: Blend the mixture.

Blend on high until well combined and creamy.

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Step 5: Fill the egg tray with toppings.

Add any toppings of your choice and cheese to the egg cups, then fill the rest of the way with the blended egg mixture.

Step 6: Bake until the eggs are set.

Bake until eggs are set. Let them cool, remove them from the egg tray and serve!

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Tips for the best egg bites

There are a few tips to ensure you get the best egg bites every time! Follow these tips to ensure they taste just like the ones fromt Starbucks:

  • Don't overblend the mixture: If you blend the egg mixture for too long, the egg bites will fall while baking in the oven.
  • Swap out the cottage cheese for cream cheese: If you don't have any cottage cheese, use cream cheese for a similar texture.
  • Check on the egg bites after 30 minutes: To ensure your egg bites don't overcook, the first time you make them you should check on them after about 30 minutes. You'll know the egg bites are done when a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Try out different toppings: You can try out different veggies, cheeses and proteins until you find a combo you love.
  • Make more than one variety: The great part about this recipe is that you can try out different toppings in each cup, so you have something different to enjoy every day!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to sous vide the eggs?

While sous vide eggs are normally cooked in simmering water, these sous vide egg bites are baked in a silicone egg tray that's placed on a baking dish filled with warm water. It’s an easy way to get that creamy sous vide texture without worrying about the eggs getting rubbery or messy!

Can you make them in a muffin tin?

You can try making these egg bites in a well-greased muffin tin, but the texture won't be the exact same. You want to cook them in a silicone tray in a warm dish of water to get that amazing creamy texture.

What can you use instead of cottage cheese?

If you're not a fan of cottage cheese, try swapping it out for cream cheese instead. It'll increase the calorie count and won't have the exact same flavour, but the texture will be similar.

Why are my egg bites spongy?

To ensure that your egg bites have the right texture, make sure you don't overmix the eggs and bake them at a low temperature (325° Fahrenheit).

Can you make this recipe dairy-free?

To make this Starbucks egg bites recipe dairy-free, use olive oil to grease the egg trays, dairy-free cream cheese instead of cottage cheese, and a dairy-free cheese of your choice.

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Storing and reheating

Once your egg bites have completely cooled, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. Enjoy them cold or reheat them in the microwave for 30 seconds! They’re a great grab-and-go breakfast idea.

Freezing this recipe

These egg bites can be frozen in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag for 1 to 2 months. Let them defrost in the fridge overnight then pack them up for lunch or can heat them up the next morning in the microwave for 30 seconds for a delicious breakfast.

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Servings: 12 egg bites

Calories: 167kcal

Author: Taylor Stinson

Prep Time: 15 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour hour

Total Time: 1 hour hour 15 minutes minutes

Ingredients

Egg White and Red Pepper

  • 1 tbsp olive oil or butter (to grease egg tray)
  • 3 cups egg whites
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, diced
  • 1 cup spinach, finely chopped
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded

Bacon and Gruyere

  • 1 tbsp olive oil or butter (to grease egg tray)
  • 8 eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 4 slices bacon or turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup gruyere cheese or aged cheddar, shredded

Instructions

  • Note: Pick one version for this recipe; if you wish to do both versions (like in the video), cut each of the ingredients in half.

  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease a 12-count silicon egg tray with olive oil or butter. Fill a 9×13 glass pyrex baking dish halfway with warm water, then silicone egg tray overtop.

  • Add either egg whites and cottage cheese, or eggs and cottage cheese to a blender, blending on high until well combined and creamy.

  • Divide toppings of choice and cheese (either monterey jack or cheese) among egg cups, then fill the rest of the way full with egg/egg white mixture. Bake in the oven for 60 minutes or until eggs are set.

  • Remove egg bites from molds once cool and serve and enjoy!

Notes

*Nutrition info is for one regular egg bite; each of the egg white bites is 96 calories (1 g carbs, 5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 11 g of protein).

Swap out the cottage cheese for cream cheese.

Don't over-blend the mixture! Blend on high until well combined and creamy.

Try out different flavours and mix-ins like cold cuts, tempeh, paprika or BBQ seasoning.

Store the leftovers in the fridge for 3-5 days. Eat them cold or reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Freeze these egg bites for 1-2 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight then reheat as normal.

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcal (8%)Carbohydrates: 2g (1%)Protein: 17g (34%)Fat: 9g (14%)Saturated Fat: 4g (25%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 127mg (42%)Sodium: 307mg (13%)Potassium: 185mg (5%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 312IU (6%)Calcium: 161mg (16%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

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  1. Amy says

    The Best Starbucks Egg Bites Recipe {Copycat} - The Girl on Bloor (14)
    LOVE this recipe with the 8 regular eggs-this has become a weekly staple for us and so easy to swap out veggies and cheeses. But I 1000% agree with Ashley who posted about the egg whites. I ended up filling my silicone muffin tray of 12 AND a whole 8×8 glass dish. Way too much volume–I tried hard not to overmix it but maybe that was the issue?

    *Tip* For some reason my silicone pan doesn’t fit into my 9×13 so I just place it on a cookie sheet and put a 9×13 pan filled with hot water on the rack below the cookie sheet to help steam the eggs and they’ve come out perfect every time!

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  2. Ashley says

    I don’t know what happened – I used the exact amounts for the egg white ones (3 cups egg whites, 1 cup cottage cheese), but my regular 12 muffin tray (silicone) only used about 1/3 of the egg white and cottage cheese mix to fill the cups. What did I do wrong? That mix is sooo much (approx 56 oz) … there is no way a muffin tray could ever use all of it. Are the measurements off?

    Reply

    • Taylor Stinson says

      I’ve never had this happen and no one else has reported it happening. Wonder if your silicone cups are super small?

      Reply

  3. Alex says

    The Best Starbucks Egg Bites Recipe {Copycat} - The Girl on Bloor (15)
    Loves them one thing – my silicone muffin tin sagged a bit in the middle when putting the tray over the pan of water any tips
    This caused some of the liquid eggs to spill out

    Reply

  4. Danica says

    The Best Starbucks Egg Bites Recipe {Copycat} - The Girl on Bloor (16)
    Many thanks, dear Taylor, for this recipe. I live in a country where Starbucks doesn’t sell these yet, so was even more happy to try them. They came out absolutely perfect. What a great idea with the pan filled with water as a base. My ‘egg bites’ were creamy and firm at the same time and there was no sogginess at all. Even after 4 days in the fridge, when I realised I forgot to eat in the morning and grabbed one quickly, they were perfect! Not soggy or oozing water at all!

    Reply

    • Taylor Stinson says

      I’m so happy you enjoyed them Danica and got to try them 🙂 They do stay fresh up to 5 days but if you want, you can try freezing them too!

      Reply

  5. Robin Caldwell says

    The Best Starbucks Egg Bites Recipe {Copycat} - The Girl on Bloor (17)
    If you need to use a metal muffin tin, spray the cups with Baker’s Joy. This helps release the egg bites easily and my individual bites even got a little co*ckeyed while baking in the oven. (Baker’s Joy also works to release eggs from metal egg rings when cooking them on the stove.) I made cheddar cheese and ham egg bites. I blended the egg whites until frothy, added cottage cheese & blended, added the yolks, and cheese and ham. They are very good! I will definitely keep some on hand.

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    • AD says

      The Best Starbucks Egg Bites Recipe {Copycat} - The Girl on Bloor (18)
      I love this recipe. ..thank you. However, the seasoning ingredient seems to be. missing. There is a very distictive taste that the Starbucks roasted pepper include and just can’t make it out. Have tried “Herb de Provance” but not. quite the same. Is there a spice that you can recommend bringing the bites closer to those at Starbucks? Thinking maybe Thyme, Rosemary, Dill? Not sure.

      Thanks in advance for your help.

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