Best Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites

Whether you feel a craving for food or want to grab your breakfast quickly, Egg Bites are the only thing you will love. This recipe is your time saver as you can make a batch and freeze and reheat it whenever you want breakfast or a quick snack.

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Being a creative homemaker, I just love those recipes which offer a lot of room for experimentation! Those which can blend in themselves with a lot of flavors, and still keep their original taste and texture. And Starbucks egg bites are my daughter’s favorite. So yeah, I do make them off and on using an egg bite maker. And if you want more, check out out favorite Dash Egg bite maker recipes to make fluffy, and yummy egg muffins. If you do not have an egg bite machine, you can use your regular oven and prepare this breakfast for you or your family for a breakfast potluck meal.

I have added beef mince, but if you like chicken, feel free to customize it. The same goes for veggies too. Go for mushrooms, olives, onions, and tomatoes if you do not like the combination of bell peppers and scallions.

Egg Bites Recipe
Egg Bites Recipe

What is so special about Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites?

These protein-filled Egg Bites are an awesome breakfast, especially if it is hard to juggle your day with everything you feel you have to do. It is easy to put together, only requiring a few simple ingredients and step-by-step procedures that you can follow easily.

Egg bites are a sound menu option for keto, paleo, or weight loss diets. And the best thing, you can use your leftovers to create this exciting and easy-peasy snack.  

Ingredients For Egg Bites

For Egg Bites

  • 6 to 8 large eggs
  • ½ cup Monterey jack cheese shredded
  • ½ cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • ¼ cup whole milk cottage cheese
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

For Topping

  • ¼ cup beef mince cooked thoroughly
  • 1 roasted red capsicum diced
  • 3 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves finely chopped

Ingredients Variations for Egg Bites

Alternative to beef

This Starbucks copycat recipe includes at least one source of animal protein because I want my daughter’s diet to be a high-protein diet. But if you are not a beef lover, replace it with chicken mince or roasted pieces of turkey. The recipe is all open for customization.

Veggies only

veggies for egg bites recipe

If you don’t like meat, you can always omit the meat and chicken and go for your favorite vegetables. You can add as many veggies as you like, but try not to overload the muffin trays. You can add chopped potatoes, green onions, green chilies, mushrooms, olives, corn, spinach, chopped cabbage, etc.

Cheese Content

When there is some baking, there is a lot of cheese (or at least I do add a lot) because I love the baked cheese pull. So, I have added all 3 favorites of mine i.e. homemade cottage cheese, Monterey jack, and gruyere cheese. Mozzarella is also a good option. If you have some parmesan at home, feel free to use it to make it a bit creamier and cheesier.

How to make Vegan Egg bites?

Step one: Preparing the mixture

If you are using beef mince, be sure that it is tender and cooked thoroughly. If you have chicken, shred it or chop it into small pieces.

Prepare the veggies. Chop the capsicum, onion, olives, mushrooms, or anything you like to add. Set it aside.

veggies for egg bites recipe

Use a blender to prepare the egg mixture. Crack 6 to 8 eggs in the blender jug – this will be enough for 3-4 servings depending on the requirements. Add your favorite cheeses and a pinch of sea salt. Blend these ingredients for about 2 minutes. Ensure that the mixture achieves a smooth consistency and that all the ingredients combine well. Set it aside.

Step two: Setting the egg bite maker

Preheat the egg bite maker for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour about 1 cup of water on its heating plate. This will allow the egg bites to cook in a water bath. It makes them soft and smooth.

In the silicone cups, add the prepared meat and vegetables. Add only 1 teaspoon so as not to overload the cup.

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Pour in the blended egg and cheese mixture so that ¾ of the cup fills up. Set these cups on the top of the heating plate filled with water.

Dash Egg bites recipe
Egg bites recipe

Step three: Cooking the egg bites

Close the lid of the egg bite maker and allow the bites to cook for 7 minutes.

Check after 7 minutes. If the egg bites have become nicely golden on the top, they are ready. Turn off the egg bite maker and let the bites cool.

Serve the egg bites as it is or with the hot sauce.

easy egg bites recipe with egg bites maker
Egg bites recipe

Storage Instructions

Refrigeration:

If you want to refrigerate your egg bites, allow them to cool down and store them in an airtight container. Store cooled Egg Bites in an airtight container in the fridge. This keeps them fresh for 3 to 5 days. You can eat them cold but heating for a few seconds in the microwave tastes better.

Freezing:

Another reason why I love these egg bites is that you can make and freeze them. Simply prepare the egg bites as per the recipe. Allow them to cool down properly. Place them on a flat surface, such as a baking tray or a cutting board, and allow them to sit in the freezer for about an hour. After that, place them in a freezer-compatible container and store them for up to 2 months.

Reheating:

The best method is to take the egg bites out of the freezer and let them rest in a refrigerator for about an hour. Heat them in a microwave oven for 30 seconds, and you are good to go. However, you can also directly microwave them from the freezer for 2 to 3 minutes.

Tips to Make Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites

Creamy Consistency: Achieve that velvety texture by ensuring your egg mixture is impeccably blended. Use a blender or hand mixer for the creamiest results.

Cheese Choices: Experiment with different cheeses to discover your perfect match. From sharp Parmesan to creamy goat cheese, there’s a world of flavor to explore. Skip the cheese or use vegan cheese if you are making vegan egg bites.

Mini Muffin Magic: Consider using mini muffin tins for bite-sized egg delights. They’re perfect for snacking or party platters.

Steamy Secrets: For an even silkier texture, try steaming your egg mixture instead of baking. Steaming prevents overcooking and enhances the custardy quality.

Veggie Variations: Don’t limit yourself to just one type of veggie. Mix and match to create colorful, flavorful bites. Roasted red peppers and caramelized onions, perhaps?

Salt and Spice: Elevate your egg bites with a pinch of smoked paprika, a dash of hot sauce, or a sprinkle of fresh herbs for added depth of flavor.

Silicone Magic: Silicone molds are a breeze to work with. They release your egg bites effortlessly and are easy to clean.

Prevent Over-Browning: To avoid excessive browning on top, tent your muffin tin with aluminum foil during baking. This ensures a beautiful, golden finish.

Store Quickly: Make extra egg bites and freeze them for quick, on-the-go breakfasts. Just reheat in the microwave or oven when needed.

My Egg Bites Went Wrong. What to do?

If your homemade egg bites didn’t turn out as expected, don’t fret! There are several common issues and easy solutions:

Too Firm or Dry: If your egg bites are too firm or dry, it’s likely they were overcooked. Next time, reduce the baking time or lower the oven temperature slightly. You can also add a bit more milk to the egg mixture for extra creaminess.

Sinking Ingredients: Sometimes, veggies or cheese may sink to the bottom of the egg bites during baking, leaving the tops bare. To prevent this, lightly toss your ingredients in flour before adding them to the egg mixture.

Sticking to the Pan: If your egg bites stick to the muffin tin or silicone molds, make sure to grease them more generously next time. You can also use non-stick cooking spray or silicone molds for easier release.

Lack of Flavor: If your egg bites lack flavor, be more generous with seasoning next time. Add a pinch of salt, some herbs, or spices to the egg mixture to enhance the taste.

Texture Issues: For texture problems, ensure you blend the egg mixture thoroughly to create a smooth consistency. Also, avoid overfilling the muffin cups to prevent overflowing and uneven baking. Learn from mistakes as you make the Egg Bites. Test changes to perfect them over time. Soon you’ll enjoy customized Egg Bites!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are my egg bites rubbery?

If you overcook the eggs past 7 minutes, the bites may become tough. The eggs and cheese need only 7 minutes in the machine for a smooth texture.

Why are my egg bites dry?

If you have used smaller quantities of cheese or cream, your egg bites may become dry. To keep protein high, add cheese. Or add cream to make the Egg Bites thick and silky. They become a great menu item for keto diets too.

Can I add seasonings to my egg bites?

You can add salt, black pepper, garlic powder, chicken powder or other seasonings you like. Oregano and dried basil or thyme also give a great flavor to the baked egg bites. If you like them spicier, use a bit of cayenne pepper.

easy egg bites recipe with dash egg bites maker

Best Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites

Adalynn Ward
Whether you feel a craving for food or want to grab your breakfast quickly, Egg Bites are the only thing you will love. This Best Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites recipe is your time saver as you can make a batch of egg muffins.
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 9 egg bites

Ingredients

For egg bites

  • 8 Whole eggs
  • ½ cup Monterey jack cheese shredded
  • ½ cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • ¼ cup whole milk cottage cheese
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

For topping

  • ¼ cup beef mince cooked thoroughly
  • 1 roasted red capsicum diced
  • 3 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves finely chopped

How to Make?

  • Crack the eggs and pour them into a food processor. Add cottage cheese, gruyere cheese, Monterey jack cheese, and salt. Blend for 2 to 3 minutes or until the ingredients combine and form a smooth, creamy mixture.
  • Preheat the egg maker for 3 to 4 minutes. Fill the Silicone cup with water and pour in the egg maker.
  • Fill the silicone cups with mince and vegetables. Pour over the egg mixture until the cups are ¾ full. Stir the contents with a spoon.
  • Set these silicone cups inside the egg bite machine. Cover and cook for approx. 7 to 10 minutes, or until the egg bites achieve a nice golden top.
  • Serve hot along with the hot sauce.

Expert Tips

These Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites are a middle ground between breakfast sandwiches and toasted English muffins. If you want the flavor to suit your taste buds, you can change the meat type. These mini egg frittatas are best when freshly served. To remove the Egg Bites from the muffin tray, use a sharp knife to free them from the edges if facing difficulty.
When first making the recipe, you may likely mess it up. To avoid issues, take care of the following when attempting the Egg Bites. Note what you change based on how it turns out. This helps avoid issues when making the Egg Bites again.

Prevent Overcooking

As we will use eggs and cheese in the recipe, overcooking can change the taste and texture of the Egg Bites. Overcooking the Egg Bites can make the texture rubbery and tough because eggs are used. Bake the Egg Bites until ready to serve. You can reheat to keep them tender.

Finely Chopped Filling

This Starbucks Egg Bite recipe includes vegetables and meat, though they are not much bigger. Finely chopping the vegies and meat can provide a better texture and taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 70gCalories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 10gFat: 5gCholesterol: 220mgSugar: 1g
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Hello!! My name is Adalynn I love to eat, travel, and eat some more! I am married to the man of my dreams and have a beautiful little girl whose smiles can brighten anyone’s day!