Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites are vegetarian - full of cheese, veggies and a unique blend of egg, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt. These bites taste oh so close to the famous Sous Vide Egg Bites available at Starbucks. Best of all, this recipe is easily customizable just add your family's favorite veggies.
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Ingredients to Have on Hand
- Monterey Jack cheese
- Sharp Cheddar cheese
- Cottage cheese
- Non-fat Greek yogurt
- Red peppers
- Green onions
- Fresh basil
- White pepper
Equipment for Egg Bites
I highly recommend using a silicone muffin pan. This is the one I use, but any brand will work. Just make sure it's silicone, that's what helps create the soft texture of each egg bite and ensures that they will pop out of the pan after baking.
A dear friend of mine tried this recipe using a regular, metal muffin pan and she told me the egg bites were very hard to remove from the pan.
A Silicone pan is best for this recipe.
Add Fresh Veggies
There's a lot of veggie flexibility with this recipe, but I love the combination of red peppers and green onions in each egg bite.
No need to be precise when measuring the amount of diced vegetables to add, as long as you have roughly four cups total you'll have plenty of veggies for 24 muffin cups. I place about a tablespoon of the red pepper and green onion mixture in each cup.
Starbucks Egg Bites in the Oven
The egg bites we find at Starbucks are called sous vide which sounds like something very complicated, but as you probably guessed it is French and translates to mean "under vacuum." It's pronounced "soo-veed," and although I took several years of French (many years ago), it wasn't until Starbucks first launched these that I heard sous vide being said in a drive-thru!
I really like how Bon Appetite describes the sous vide process, it's essentially cooking food in a vacuum-sealed bag in a temperature-controlled environment, like water.
But this recipe for Starbucks Egg Bites is oven-baked in your kitchen. No water is needed. No vacuum sealing is required.
How to Fill the Cups
It's tempting to fill these muffin cups all the way to the top, but by allowing about a ½ inch of space you'll ensure the perfect-sized egg bite.
Egg White Bites
Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites are full of great egg protein, eight eggs to be exact in this recipe. But to mimic the consistency of what we find in the famous Starbucks version, it's helpful to have a few extra egg whites included in the liquid ingredients.
That's why we use six whole eggs and two egg whites.
You can also make these egg bites using just egg whites. To make up for the lost volume by not including yokes from 8 eggs, I recommend using egg whites from one dozen eggs.
How to Store and Heat Up Egg Bites
I think the microwave oven is the best place to warm up leftover, refrigerated egg bites. Microwave ovens vary in terms of wattage, so you'll want to experiment with it. I get the best results by lowering the power by 50 percent.
- Wrap egg bites in waxed paper or a paper towel
- Set microwave timer for about a minute
- Set microwave oven for half power
- After one minute, check egg bites for the proper temperature
- Add an additional 5 or 10 seconds on full power, if needed
To freeze the egg bites, after baking, let them cool and place them in a freezer-safe zip-top freezer bag or other sealed containers. When you're ready to serve, warm them in the microwave for approximately 1 minute per egg bite. For best freshness, use the frozen egg bites within 4 months.
The Crinkled Cookbook is not in any way affiliated with Starbucks. This recipe is simply my best guess at what their special recipe for Sous Vide Egg Bites might be.
Top Tips and FAQ
Yes, and the egg bites will be extra fluffy. To make up for the lost volume by not including the egg yokes in 8 eggs, I recommend using the egg whites from one dozen eggs.
Yes, freezing the egg bites helps make them especially handy to serve on a busy morning. For best results, warm the frozen egg bites in the microwave on high for 1 minute per egg bite.
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