If you love sous vide egg bites from Starbucks, you will enjoy this even easier way to make them. There is a whole new crop of small appliances that make these egg bites in a snap - no sous vide equipment needed.
I love that Starbucks brought us this delicious creation. Even more, I love that I can make them at home faster and less expensively. No frills, just straightforward steps that lead to satisfying, gourmet results.
Top 3 Reasons to Use an Egg Bite Maker
- Quick and easy. In less than 10 minutes, you can have warm delicious egg bites. Or, make them ahead of time, reheat and take them to go.
- Customized flavor: Tailor your egg bite ingredients to your liking.
- Easy cleanup. The small egg trays are so easy to wash. Plus, there is no need for sticky oil sprays.
- Core Egg Mixture: A creamy blend of egg whites, shredded cheese, and cream cheese creates the base for these tasty bites.
- Additional Add-Ins: Add in some crumbled bacon.
- Flavorful additions: Make your egg bites pop with additional ingredients like sliced green onions, onion flakes, minced chives, crushed red pepper flakes or green peppers. They all add flavor and color.
Replace the cream cheese. Use cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, heavy cream or milk.
Switch out the cheddar. Colby, Monterey Jack, Swiss, Gouda and more will work. Gruyere cheese is the one used in the coffee shop version. I would avoid any very dry cheese such as parmesan.
Try a copycat Starbucks version by using gruyere cheese and ham in your egg bites.
Meat options: In place of the bacon, use diced leftover ham or cooked sausage.
Flavorful additions: Make your egg bites pop with additional ingredients like sliced green onions, onion flakes, minced chives, crushed red pepper flakes or green peppers. They add unique flavor and color.
Vegetables: Make a vegetarian version by swapping out the bacon. Chopped cooked spinach or broccoli are great options. You can also add veggies without eliminating the bacon, just reduce the quantities.
There are a number of styles and brands on the market. The one I love is made by Hamilton Beach and is compact and easy to use. The instructions here are made for this appliance, but are easily adaptable to any other small sous vide-style egg bite maker.
How to Make Egg Bites
- Blend together the egg mixture by combining an egg, shredded cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and bacon. A single serve blender works perfectly for this. But whisking everything together in a bowl will work too. If you are making a larger batch, a food processor will also work well.
- Add in the finely sliced green onions and a pinch of salt and pepper for flavor.
- Pour the mixture into the two egg cups up to the "Max" fill line. There is no need to spray the egg bite molds with non-stick cooking spray. I really love this feature.
- Add the water to the egg bites maker's reservoir. There is a small cup provided that measures the exact amount. Next, place the egg molds into the egg bite maker.
- Plug the sous vide machine in and a green light will come on. After about 7 minutes, the green light will go off and your egg bites are done.
- Unplug the machine and carefully remove the mold. Let the egg bites cool for a couple minutes before inverting the mold and letting the egg bites land on a plate.
Top Cook’s Tips
- Experiment with more of your favorite ingredients so you don't get bored of the same old breakfast. There are so many combinations you can make.
- When switching ingredients make sure you use an equal amount of substitution. The total volume you can add to the egg bites cups is 125 ml or ½ of a cup. A large egg is approximately 3 tablespoons. So the remaining ingredients should be no more than 5 tablespoons or 75 to 80 ml.
- Make a batch of these egg bites during your meal prep session to have a quick breakfast option on busy mornings.
Storing and Reheating Leftovers
- Store any leftover egg bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be reheated in a toaster oven or microwave in just a few minutes.
- To make these egg bites ahead of time, place them in a plastic bag and use a vacuum sealer to keep them fresh until you're ready to enjoy them.
With this simple sous vide style cooking method, home cooks can easily whip up their favorite egg bites, customized with a variety of ingredients. Whether you're looking for a quick breakfast option on busy mornings or a low carb snack, these easy egg bites fit the bill perfectly.
Plus, with the convenience of the egg bites machine, you'll have perfectly cooked, fluffy egg bites every time, without waiting in line.
Sous Vide Style Bacon and Cheddar Egg Bites
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons cottage cheese
- 1 tablespoon crumbled bacon
- 1 green onion light green parts only, thinly sliced
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Using a personal blender (or hand whisking in a bowl), blend the egg, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese and bacon just until combined.
- Stir in the green onions. Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour the mixture evenly into the egg bite molds up to the “Max” fill line.
- Place the mold in the cooker and close the lid. Plug in the egg cooker.
- After about 7 minutes, or when the green light turns off, carefully remove the egg tray from the cooker.
- Let stand a few minutes. Then invert the egg bites on to a serving plate.