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Copycat Starbucks Egg White Bites Without Sous Vide Machine

These Starbucks Egg White Bites are just like the Starbucks sous vide egg bites, but they are a lot less money and you can make them at home! They are loaded with protein from the eggs, cottage cheese, monterey jack cheese and bell pepper, and are the perfect healthy breakfast for a busy morning.

close up shot of a homemade version of starbucks egg white bites

Let’s be real, most of us love a quick breakfast. We love recipes with simple ingredients that don’t take much cooking time.

Starbucks is my go-to breakfast place if I’m looking for something quick and delicious. These egg cups are the perfect low carb breakfast recipe, so I made it my mission to recreate them at home.

This egg bite recipe is convenient for busy mornings and SO delicious. It’s filled with good-for-you ingredients and will leave you satisfied for hours from all the protein content!

If you love this healthy egg bites recipe you may also love my Starbucks Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites and my Starbucks Spinach Feta Wrap.

starbucks egg white bites without a sous vide machine stacked on a plate

The best part about this recipe is it doesn’t require a sous vide machine, a pressure cooker or a toaster oven. All you need is some egg whites, a few other pantry staples, and a water bath in a baking dish.

The first time I ever made these I thought there is no way I’ll be able to make them as good as the real ones from Starbucks. Not only did I master them, but I did it without any fancy equipment and easy enough for the average home cooks.

They’re pretty darn close to the real thing, but you can make them at home with your favourite mix-ins, and for a lot less money. You can also opt for whole eggs in this recipe if you’d rather them a little more rich.

This is seriously one of my favorite breakfast recipes. It’s perfect for meal prep for the week and doesn’t require any special equipment.

Not to mention, the homemade version might just be better than the ones from Starbucks. The nutrition facts will also be a lot better making them from home.

simple ingredients for starbucks sous vide egg bites

STARBUCKS EGG BITES INGREDIENTS

You will need the following ingredients listed below to make this healthy egg bites recipe (the exact measurements, nutrition information and full recipe are in the printable recipe card below):

  • Egg Whites – I recommend using pasture raised eggs but any type of eggs will work. Pro tip – buy liquid egg whites at the store, you will need 3 tablespoons in place of 1 egg white.
  • Cottage cheese – this ingredient is protein packed, giving this copycat recipe an incredible flavour, texture, and nutritional value.
  • Salt – you don’t need a ton in this recipe however I recommend a bit to really enhance and bring all the flavours together.
  • Monterey Jack Cheese – this is what the Starbucks version uses, however you could also use mozzarella cheese or another hard cheese. I have also tested this recipe with gruyere cheese and cheddar cheese – they both work but don’t taste as similar as the real thing.
  • Red Bell Pepper – fresh peppers are best. You could also use roasted red pepper but I find they give off too much moisture in the recipe.
  • Spinach – fresh spinach and you don’t need much of it. You could also add green onion to this recipe for extra flavor, however it’s not needed.

top down view of starbucks egg white bites in silicone molds

HOW TO MAKE COPYCAT STARBUCKS EGG BITES RECIPE

Preheat oven to 325F. Spray a silicone muffin tin with non stick cooking spray. Place a baking sheet (approx 16×12″ and something with high enough edges) under the silicone muffin tray and set aside.

In a high power blender, add the eggs, cottage cheese, salt and monterey jack cheese. Blend on high for 30-40 seconds.

Chop up the red bell pepper and spinach till very fine. Then add to the bottom of the silicone molds (makes 9-10 egg bites).

Pour the egg mixture into the silicone molds, approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full. Mix the red pepper and spinach around so it’s not all floating to the top.

Place the baking sheet & silicone tray in the oven and add boiling water to baking sheet till it’s about halfway full.

Bake the eggs on the baking sheet filled with water for 25-30 minutes. CAREFULLY remove from oven (I grabbed the silicone tray with oven mitts and left the baking sheet to cool) and use a knife to cut around the outsides of the egg bites to loosen them from the tray.

Close your eyes, pretend you’re at Starbucks, and enjoy them while they’re warm for a fraction of the price!

If you want to take this one extra step, toss them in the air fryer for a few minutes to crisp them up! This will keep the fluffy texture while giving them the crisp exterior.

top down view of egg whites and cottage cheese blended in silicone molds

STARBUCKS EGG BITES NUTRITION

It depends which egg bites from Starbucks you are referring to. The Starbucks red pepper egg bites are lower in calories and fat as they are egg whites only.

The bacon & gruyere egg bites have a higher calorie and fat content, but will most likely keep you satiated for longer. This is truly the best recipe for egg bites and a great alternative to the expensive ones from from Starbucks. 

ARE STARBUCKS EGG BITES KETO? 

These Starbucks copycat egg bites are not considered keto. If you want keto egg muffins you’d be better off making my Starbucks Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites.

They are filled with bacon and cheese and have a high fat content from those ingredients plus the eggs. If you want to reduce the fat content you could opt for egg whites and add more vegetables to the recipe instead of bacon. 

ARE EGG WHITE BITES HEALTHY?

This recipe for egg white bites is very healthy! The combination of egg whites with vegetables contains many nutrients like proteins, vitamins, and minerals while being low in fat and calories.

close up shot of egg cups with monterey jack cheese

CAN I MAKE THIS EASY BREAKFAST RECIPE IN THE INSTANT POT?

Yes, you can make these Starbucks egg white bites into instant pot egg bites. You will follow all the same directions but pour the mixture into little egg molds.

Arrange egg bite molds on top of a trivet and make sure that they’re aligned at an angle (or staggered) so that the molds don’t line up perfectly. This prevents the lids from caving in and causing the bites to be a funny shape.

Add 1 cup of water to the base of you Instant Pot/pressure cooker. Place trivet with egg bite molds into the Instant Pot and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes. Manually release the pressure and carefully remove the bites from your Instant Pot.

STORING AND FREEZING THE STARBUCKS EGG BITES

  • Storing in the refrigerator: Add the copycat sous vide egg bites to an airtight container and refrigerate up to 5 days. You can microwave for 30-60 seconds in the microwave once you’re ready to eat them.
  • Storing in the freezer: Add the bites to an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze up to 2 months. Once the bites are thawed, reheat in the microwave for 60-90 seconds on high or until heated through.

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Yield: 10 egg bites

Copycat Starbucks Egg White Bites Without Sous Vide Machine

close up shot of a homemade version of starbucks egg white bites

These Starbucks Egg White Bites are just like the Starbucks sous vide egg bites, but they are a lot less money and you can make them at home! They are loaded with protein from the eggs, cottage cheese, monterey jack cheese and bell pepper, and are the perfect healthy breakfast for a busy morning.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 2/3 cup cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup monterey jack cheese, or mozzarella
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 small red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed spinach, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Spray a silicone muffin tin with non stick cooking spray. Place a baking sheet (approx 16x12" and something with high enough edges) under the silicone muffin tray and set aside.
  2. In a high power blender, add the eggs, cottage cheese, salt and monterey jack cheese. Blend on high for 30-40 seconds.
  3. Chop up the red bell pepper and spinach till very fine. Using a paper towel, squeeze the excess moisture out of the red peppers. Then add to the bottom of the silicone molds (makes 9-10 egg bites).
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the silicone molds, approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full. Mix the red pepper and spinach around so it's not all floating to the top.
  5. Place the baking sheet & silicone tray in the oven and add boiling water to baking sheet till it's about halfway full.
  6. Bake the eggs on the baking sheet filled with water for 25-30 minutes. CAREFULLY remove from oven (I grabbed the silicone tray with oven mitts and left the baking sheet to cool) and use a knife to cut around the outsides of the egg bites to loosen them from the tray.
  7. If you want to take this one extra step, toss them in the air fryer or toaster oven for a few minutes to crisp them up! This will keep the fluffy texture while giving them the crisp exterior. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 183mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g

The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.

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13 Comments

  1. Denise Lynkowski says:

    Is it necessary to use a silicone mold or would a regular metal muffin tin work?

    1. Hi Denise,

      Not 100% necessary but the texture may come out different!

  2. Crisped them up in the air fryer like you mentioned and they’re the best egg bite recipe I’ve ever made! Thank you for this recipe!

    1. Hi Becky,

      Thank you so much for the 5 star review! So glad you loved them!

  3. Rachel Zinner says:

    I buy these almost daily I’m so happy to have this recipe now! My wallet was starting to get real empty

    1. Hi Rachel,

      I feel you on that big time! Thank you so much for the 5 star review!

  4. Heather P says:

    Been making these on repeat since I found this recipe! SO good!!! Thank you thank you thank you for this recipe!!

  5. Kimberly Osborne says:

    I thought these were better than Starbucks!!

    1. Thanks so much for the 5 star review!! 🙂 so glad you enjoyed them!!

  6. I really liked this! I omitted the spinach (store was out) and mine came out a little bland. Next time I’ll add more spices and maybe a few different veggies. Overall, a wonderful base and technique that is really similar to the starbucks egg white bites. I’ve tried making a whole egg bite but find them to be exceedingly rich- this egg white version is the way to go.

    In the past I’ve reheated on the stove in a pan to get that starbucks crisp texture but will try the suggestion for an air fryer.

  7. So quick, easy and yummy! The best morning snack on the go, without going to the drive-thru!

  8. I put the regular muffin tin into a pan with water – worked well but they took longer to bake – 5 or ten min longer.
    Excellent substitute and I like adding my own panache!

  9. Ruth Dahlstrom says:

    These are way better tasting than the Starbucks one. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Very delicious!