Eggs and bacon, has there ever been a better combo? Our homemade Starbucks Egg bites are great for lunch or even as a quick breakfast when you are on the go. The best thing about these egg bites is that they taste exactly the same as the original. We will show you this Starbucks copycat recipe, teach you how to make them, and even offer some tips and tricks to get your egg bites tasting perfect. Let’s crack on.
How To Make Starbucks Egg Bites
- Cream cheese
- Cottage Cheese
- Cooking spray to spray the silicone egg bite molds
We love a nice simple recipe, and they don’t get much simpler (and tastier) than this! The beauty of our Starbucks egg bites recipe is that you’ll need very little in the way of kitchen equipment. As a bare minimum, as long as you have a muffin tray, a bowl, and a whisk, you are pretty much equipped to whip up a batch of egg bites in no time at all.
Get this for easy, we crack the eggs and mix all the ingredients together in a bowl to form a kind of egg bite batter. We then coat our muffin tray with non-stick spray (if you don’t have non-stick spray, then a quick rub with butter works just as well).
We divide the mixture equally and then pop it in the oven for around 30 minutes until the egg bites puff up and turn a lovely shade of golden brown.
While our Starbucks egg bites are baking, we pan-fry a few bacon rashers until they sizzle and turns really crispy. We then allow it to cool before breaking it into shards of deliciousness. When our egg bites come out of the oven, we top them with bits of crispy bacon.
6 servings per container
Serving Size1 servings
- Amount Per ServingCalories180
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 12g 19%
- Saturated Fat 6g 30%
- Cholesterol 200mg 67%
- Sodium 320mg 14%
- Potassium 128mg 4%
- Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
- Sugars 1g
- Protein 16g 32%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Tips and Tricks
- Our Starbucks egg bites are the perfect on the go snack. Want to know why? Well, they are easy to make for starters, but the best bit is that, after they are cooked, you can freeze them as individual portions. To reheat them, we just microwave them for around 2 minutes when we are dashing around in the morning.
- How you mix the cottage cheese in is entirely up to you. We find that for super-fluffy egg bites, if you throw the entire mixture into a blender and give it a pulse for around 10 seconds, the cottage cheese turns really smooth. We prefer a little texture to our egg bites and love finding chunks of gooey melted cottage cheese. If you don’t have a blender, then don’t worry. You can just whisk the mixture by hand.
- If you are vegetarian, of course, you can feel free to leave out the bacon from this recipe. It is entirely optional. As a really healthy (and colorful) alternative, we really like to add a sprinkle of chopped spring onions and a finely sliced red pepper.
- Your egg bites are going to be in the oven for around 30 minutes. We advise that if you are using bacon, you cook it separately and sprinkle it on at the end. If you add it before cooking the egg bites, you will find that it will end up a little too dark and crispy. Nobody likes burned bacon!
- Timing is everything. We find that the best time to cook the bacon is while waiting for the egg bites to cook in the oven. For super crispy bacon, here’s a top tip. Add just a little olive oil and cook it until it is really well done, and then allow it to cool and ‘dry’ on a piece of kitchen paper. Once the bacon has cooled down, it is really easy to crumble.
- We love to use swiss cheese in our recipe, but any cheese will work depending on what you have in the fridge at home. When we want a fiery kick, we substitute the swiss cheese for some spicy Mexicana. For a really gooey egg bite, use something like gouda. Cheddar works really well too. Feel free to ‘play jazz’ when it comes to choosing a cheese.
Storage, Reheating and Freezing
Egg bites should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be kept in the fridge for up to four days.
- Cool the egg bites completely before storing.
- Place the egg bites in an airtight container.
- Store in the refrigerator.
Egg bites can be reheated in the microwave.
- Remove the egg bites from the refrigerator.
- Place them on a microwave-safe plate.
- Heat them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until hot. Be careful not to overheat as they can become rubbery.
Egg bites can also be frozen for longer storage.
- Cool the egg bites completely.
- Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Freeze for about 2 hours or until solid.
- Transfer the frozen egg bites to a freezer-safe bag or container.
- They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.
To reheat frozen egg bites, remove the amount you want to eat from the freezer and follow the reheating instructions above, but increase the microwave time to 1-1.5 minutes.
Remember, the key to maintaining the quality and taste of Starbucks egg bites is proper storage and reheating. Improper storage or overheating can result in a change in their texture or taste.
Well, how easy was that? Our Starbucks egg bites are ideal, especially when you consider that they can be made ahead of time and without any fancy kitchen equipment or ingredients. How did yours turn out? Why not let us know in the comments below?