Sous Vide Egg Bites are healthy, nutritious, and flavorful, with a velvety texture – and they are cooked perfectly EVERY TIME!
Whether you need something quick to grab and go or you’re on a low carb or Keto diet, these DIY Starbucks sous vide egg bites are a delicious breakfast that’s perfect for Meal Prep! These 12 best sous vide egg bites recipes will provide you with ideas.
WHY SOUS VIDE EGG BITES?
- Sous vide egg bites ensure a smooth consistency with the perfect texture from edge to edge. When you bake egg bites in a muffin tin, the outside is usually harder and more overcooked than the inside.
- Sous vide cooking eliminates all guesswork and ensures consistent results.
- Make it Keto, dairy-free, low-carb, or Paleo by adding your favorite ingredients. The basic egg bites have a calorie count of only 156 calories per piece and are high in protein.
- You’ll save a lot of money because making them at home is much cheaper than buying them at Starbucks.
- You can easily make them ahead of time and freeze them so you can quickly put together an impressive breakfast during hectic mornings. Simply microwave them and serve with toast, English muffins, or oatmeal!
WHAT ARE EGG BITES SOUS VIDE STYLE?
Sous vide egg bites, when done correctly, are like crustless mini quiches, only better! They’re super light, fluffy, and creamy.
You can also add whatever toppings you want. When Starbucks introduced egg bites, they quickly gained popularity, and now everyone is making their own at home.
WHAT IS SOUS VIDE?
Sous Vide is a French cooking method that involves vacuum sealing food in a bag or canning jar and then cooking it for an extended period of time at a precise temperature in a water bath.
It’s a foolproof cooking method that yields consistent results every time.
HOW DO YOU MEAL PREP EGG BITES?
We like to make a week’s worth of sous vide egg bites at once so they’re ready to go on busy mornings. We also enjoy making these for overnight visitors.
To meal prep egg bites, cook them according to package directions, then cool before storing them in the fridge.
SOUS VIDE EGG BITES BASICS
These sous vide egg bites are a quick and easy breakfast that’s high in protein and flavor.
There are numerous ways to prepare them, and I enjoy experimenting with different flavors. To begin, you’ll need some sous vide egg bite necessities.
- Circulators for Sous Vide Immersion: or an Instant Pot with a Sous Vide setting. If you want a dependable sous vide machine, I recommend the Anova Culinary 750W.
- Mason jars: 4-ounce mason jars are ideal for making egg bites. Make sure they’re completely dry before putting them away.
- Tongs for the Kitchen
- A large pot or container for sous vide cooking
- I didn’t use a blender for this quick and easy recipe, but if you want your veggies and cheese to be evenly distributed and have a very uniform texture like the eggs at Starbucks, you can puree everything first in a blender.
- Eggs: For this recipe, you can use whole eggs or egg whites.
- Cheese of Your Choice: For this basic recipe, I used Cheddar cheese. Cottage cheese, swiss, Monterey Jack, mozzarella, and Gruyère cheese are also excellent choices. You can also add cream cheese to the mix.
- Salt and pepper: If your cheese is salty, use less salt.
- Green Onions: It gives the egg bites a very nice fresh and delicate onion flavor. I recommend including it in all of your egg bites.
- Nonstick Cooking Spray: Without it, the egg bites will stick to the mason jar and be difficult to unmold. After much trial and error, I discovered that a liberal application of NON-STICK oil spray is required to prevent sticking. A regular oil spray will not work as well. Alternatively, run a stick of butter around the insides of the mason jars.
The ingredients listed above are required for making basic delicious sous vide egg bites, and you can add additional flavorings such as bacon, spinach, bell peppers, and onions to make them even more flavorful.
HOW TO MAKE SOUS VIDE EGG BITES
- Spray a generous amount of nonstick oil spray into each mason jar.
- Fill each mason jar about 1/3 full with chopped green onions and cheese (or other ingredients of your choice). Some recipes call for combining the ingredients before adding them to the jars, but I find it difficult to control the proportions and also quite messy filling the mason jar that way.
- Whisk together the eggs, salt, and pepper in a large measuring cup.
- Fill the jar halfway with the egg mixture, leaving about 1/2 inch at the top. (If you pour in too little mixture, the mason jars will float in the water bath.)
- “Fingertip tight” close the lid. (It’s simple to open with two fingers.)
- Fill the container or pot halfway with water and set your sous vide circulator to 172°F (73°C).
- Put the mason jars in the water before it gets too hot. 1 hour in the oven
- When the timer goes off, remove the jars from the water and set aside for 10 minutes to cool. To loosen the lids, run a knife around the edges of each jar (watch the video for a visual tutorial). Remove them from the jars and serve them warm right away (or freeze for meal prep).
TEMPERATURE AND TIME
The optimal temperature for sous vide cooking egg bites is 172°F (73°C) for 1 hour. You can leave the egg bites slightly longer (an extra 30 minutes is fine) and they will not overcook.
MORE EASY SOUS VIDE EGG BITE TOPPINGS
You could put together a little sous vide egg bites buffet. In fact, I enjoy sous vide cooking for a large group, especially for breakfast. Here are some ideas for flavoring egg bites:
- Feta, Brie, and other soft cheeses
- Herbs de Provence: basil, cilantro (love to play with flavors from my kitchen herb garden)
- Green onion, diced
- Onions and peppers sautéed
- Mushrooms sautéed with thyme
- Red onion caramelized
- Red pepper, roasted
- Bacon sous vide
- Cherry tomatoes, roasted
TIPS FOR MAKING STARBUCKS COPYCAT EGG BITES AT HOME
- Six 4 oz mason jars are required as the vessel to hold the eggs in the sous vide bath.
- Meal prep tip: make a batch of these ahead of time for an easy breakfast throughout the week. Microwave for 15-30 seconds to reheat.
- If desired, replace the milk with heavy cream, almond milk, or another milk substitute.
- Serve hot sauce, salsa, diced green onion, raw cherry tomatoes, caramelized onions, or fresh avocado on top of the egg bites.
- Experiment with your favorite cheese! Egg bites pair well with a variety of cheeses, including hard cheeses like cheddar and soft cheeses like Feta and Brie.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sous Vide Egg Bites with Egg White and Red Peppers Despite their unusual appearance, these sous vide egg bites are actually quite tasty. This version is healthier than the one with bacon because it contains more protein but fewer calories and fat.
We prepared cage-free eggs using the French “sous vide” technique, resulting in a velvety texture bursting with flavor. For a delicious, high-protein, convenient breakfast, we added aged Gruyère and Monterey Jack cheeses and topped them with applewood-smoked bacon.
These Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites can be kept in the fridge for up to a week. When ready to eat, microwave for 30 seconds. They can also be frozen and reheated in the microwave for about 12 to 2 minutes.
When the eggs have reached the desired temperature, place them in an ice bath to cool – and then refrigerate. When it’s time to reheat, a 60°C bath will suffice, and the eggs can sit there for quite some time without affecting the texture too much.