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This easy copycat Starbucks egg bites recipe takes less than 20 minutes, using just 4 main ingredients and mostly hands-off cooking. Without much special equipment, Instant Pot egg bites are an easy way to meal prep your healthy breakfast quickly. Plus, just like many egg recipes, this one is easy to customize with your favorite flavors.
My family has had a weekly tradition of getting Starbucks sous vide egg bites ever since my kids started swim class on Sundays a couple years ago. But, making them at home offers a quick healthy breakfast on the go.
Why You’ll Love This Instant Pot Egg Bites Recipe
- Bursting with flavors of bacon and gruyere
- Velvety custard-like texture
- Just 4 ingredients (plus salt and pepper)
- Fast cook time
- No fillers, flour, or cornstarch (naturally low carb and gluten free)
- Totally customizable
Ingredients & Substitutions
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for homemade Starbucks bacon egg bites, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Whole Eggs – Let them come to room temperature before cooking for fluffier results.
- Gruyere Cheese – The same used in the Starbucks version! You could swap it for mozzarella, cheddar, Monterey jack cheese, pepper jack, or Swiss cheese.
- Heavy Cream – Helps eggs get fluffy. Depending on your dietary needs, feel free to replace this with regular milk, half and half, coconut milk, or almond milk. (I also add water to thin out the heavy cream, but you can omit this if using a different type of milk instead.)
- Sea Salt & Black Pepper – For basic seasoning. You can also add fresh or dried herbs, such as basil, parsley, or chives, for extra flavor.
- Bacon – This recipe for Starbucks egg bites uses cooked bacon. If you don’t want to cook it on the stove top, cook bacon in the oven, air fryer bacon, or even bacon in the microwave. Or, you could replace the bacon with air fryer turkey bacon, cooked sausage, or diced ham instead.
How To Make Egg Bites In The Instant Pot
This section shows how to make Starbucks egg bites in the Instant Pot, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.
The original recipe for egg bites from Starbucks cooks using sous vide, a method that involves cooking a sealed pouch of food in a water bath, at low temperature for an extended period of time. But since it requires special equipment, I opted to make these in my Instant Pot instead! (If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can make egg and sausage muffins or any flavor egg muffins in a muffin tin instead.)
- Prep. Grease a silicone mold with butter or olive oil cooking spray.
- Cut. Stack cooked bacon slices together and cut them in half. Place 2 pieces of bacon side-by-side into the bottom of the mold, curving up the sides.
- Blend. Combine eggs, cheese, cream, water, sea salt, and black pepper in a blender at high speed, until smooth and a bit frothy. (You can also just whisk in a large bowl if you don’t have a blender, but a blender does yield more fluffy results.)
- Add to mold. Pour the egg mixture evenly into the egg molds. Cover the mold tray tightly with foil.
- Pressure cook. Pour water into the Instant Pot and place the trivet with handles inside. Place the mold onto the trivet. Close the lid, set the steam valve to Seal, press the Manual button, and cook egg bites in the Instant Pot at high pressure.
- Natural release. When time is up, wait for 5 minutes of natural steam release, then flip the valve to do a Quick Release for any remaining pressure.
- Cool. Lift the trivet out of the pressure cooker. Remove foil and allow egg bites to cool for 5 minutes (they will shrink), then flip the mold over a plate and pop out.
Variations On Instant Pot Egg Bites
My favorite flavor for egg bite recipes is bacon gruyere, so that’s what I made! But you can easily customize these Instant Pot egg bites to your liking. Here are some ideas for add-ins:
- Vegetables – Try adding veggies like broccoli, mushrooms, cauliflower, bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, caramelized onions, or other low carb vegetables (or any kind). You’ll need to cook them first. The easiest way would be to cook them under high pressure right in the Instant Pot for just 1 minute (so fast!). Chop up what you need for the bites and save the rest for another use. You’ll want to stir the veggies into the egg mixture after blending (or just place them into the molds before adding the egg mixture), but avoid actually blending them.
- Sausage & Cheddar – Instead of using bacon and gruyere, you can use cooked sausage and cheddar cheese. Just swap the ingredients and follow the steps above.
- Egg White & Roasted Red Pepper – Use 7 egg whites instead of the whole eggs in the original recipe. Replace gruyere with 1/2 cup cottage cheese and 1/4 cup cream cheese. Replace bacon with 1/4 cup spinach, 2 tbsp roasted red pepper (drained and chopped), 1/8 tsp sea salt, 1/8 tsp black pepper, and 2 green onions.
- Spinach & Feta Egg Bites – Replace bacon and gruyere with baby spinach and feta cheese.
If you have your own favorite flavor, let me know how you like them in the comments below!
- Store: Cool egg bites completely and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Meal prep: Because these Instant Pot egg bites can store in the refrigerator or freezer, you can easily prep them for a quick grab and go breakfast. I often make a double batch!
- Reheat: Cover and warm in the microwave until heated through.
- Freeze: Place on a lined baking sheet and freeze until solid before transferring to a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, heat in a microwave or 350 degree F oven until warm.
What To Serve With Instant Pot Egg Bites
These bites are delicious on their own, but also pair well with these sides!
- Potatoes – Eggs always pair well with roasted potatoes and roasted sweet potatoes.
- Breakfast Meats – Instead of mixing with the eggs, serve a side of Mexican chorizo or air fryer bacon alongside your dish.
- Healthy Drinks – Skip the coffee shop and try a sugar-free iced coffee or bulletproof coffee. For added nutrition, try a detox smoothie or a simple strawberry smoothie.
- Breakfast Breads & Pastries – Serve up almond flour zucchini bread, chocolate chip banana muffins, zucchini muffins, or chocolate protein donuts with these bites.
More Easy Egg Recipes
Eggs are so versatile for breakfast! Try these ways to make them next:
Tools For This Recipe
- Blender – Using a high-speed blender like this one from Amazon or Target will make this sous vide egg bites recipe extra fluffy.
- Silicone Egg Mold – Use this special mold, since regular muffin tins won’t fit in the Instant Pot. Plus, the egg bites are easy to remove from this one.
- Instant Pot – A must for this Starbucks egg bites recipe without a sous vide machine. Get one like mine from Amazon or Target.
- Trivet With Handles – Makes it easier to pull the egg bite mold out of the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Egg Bites Recipe
Instant Pot Egg Bites (4 Ingredients!)
This 20-minute Instant Pot egg bites recipe tastes like the Starbucks ones, with just 4 ingredients: eggs, bacon, cheese, and milk or cream.
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Tap on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.
Grease a silicone egg bite mold with butter or olive oil.
Stack the bacon slices and cut them in half. Place 2 pieces of bacon side-by-side into the bottom of the mold, curving up the sides.
Blend the eggs, cheese, cream, 2 tablespoons (29 ml) water, sea salt, and black pepper in a blender at high speed, until smooth and a bit frothy. Omit the water if using any type of milk instead of heavy cream. (Alternatively, you can use a hand mixer or whisk in a bowl.)
Pour the egg mixture evenly into the molds. Cover the mold tray tightly with foil.
When time is up, wait for 5 minutes of natural steam release, then flip the valve to do a Quick Release for any remaining pressure.
Use oven mitts to lift the trivet out of the pressure cooker. Remove the foil and allow them to cool for 5 minutes (they will shrink), then flip the mold over a plate and pop out.
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