Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

Updated: Aug. 23, 2023
You can substitute Gruyere cheese for the Swiss and ham for the bacon, or add in small-cut veggies to these copycat Starbucks egg bites. I also like to bake these in small Mason jars for fun single-portion presentations. Serve with avocado slices and fresh fruit for a healthy breakfast. —Maria Morelli, West Kelowna, British Columbia
Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 cooked bacon strips, chopped

Directions

  1. Arrange an oven rack at the lowest rack setting; place a second rack in middle of oven. Place an oven-safe skillet on bottom oven rack; preheat oven and skillet to 300°. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil.
  2. In a blender, puree the first 4 ingredients until smooth, about 20 seconds. Line 6 muffin cups with foil liners. Divide Swiss cheese and bacon among the muffin cups. Pour egg mixture over top.
  3. Wearing oven mitts, place muffin tin on top rack. Pull bottom rack out 6-8 in.; add boiling water to skillet. (Work quickly and carefully, pouring water away from you. Don't worry if some water is left in the saucepan.) Carefully slide bottom rack back into place; quickly close door to trap steam in oven.
  4. Bake until the eggs puff and are cooked to desired degree of doneness, 25-30 minutes. Serve immediately.
Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites Tips

How can you make copycat Starbucks egg bites your own?

Swap out the mix-ins for whatever may be left in your fridge—whether it's spinach and feta cheese, sausage and chopped peppers, or even a variety of veggies. Just try to limit the mix-ins to a volume that's similar to what the recipe calls for, so the egg bites bake the same.

How else can you cook copycat Starbucks egg bites?

If you have an Instant Pot, you can use a silicone mold to make copycat Starbucks egg bites. (A mold is just one of the Instant Pot accessories you should have in your kitchen.) Otherwise, these egg bites will turn out fluffy and soft made sous vide. Learn more about sous vide cooking before you decide if it's for you.

What do you serve with copycat Starbucks egg bites?

Skip the line at Starbucks and try our copycat Starbucks recipes so you can have the chain's most popular drinks at home with these egg bites.

Can you make copycat Starbucks egg bites ahead of time?

Not only is it possible to freeze cooked eggs, but they actually taste better when reheated than cooked eggs stored in the refrigerator. On the weekend, you can meal prep these copycat Starbucks egg bites and toss them into the freezer. Then, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator for an on-the-go breakfast. Here are some more healthy on-the-go breakfast recipes.

How do you store copycat Starbucks egg bites?

These egg bites will last for 4-5 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

How do you freeze and reheat copycat Starbucks egg bites?

To freeze, cook as directed and cool completely. Freeze the egg bites in a well-sealed freezer container, unstacked. To eat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator, and then cook in the microwave in minute intervals until heated through. Then, enjoy! While you can freeze cooked eggs for up to a year, we find they taste best within 3-6 months of the freezing date.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Tester

Nutrition Facts

1 egg bite: 143 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 201mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein.