This recipe for Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites mimics the delicious egg bites sold at Starbucks.
If you have tried the egg bites at Starbucks, then I’m sure you can agree that they’re pretty wonderful. I buy them every time I’m there! So now you can make a copycat version of Starbucks egg bites at home. These are a pretty good substitute for the real thing, and they’ll be a lot cheaper to make yourself.
The Dirty, Lazy, Keto Cookbook
This recipe comes from a new cookbook: Dirty, Lazy, Keto Cookbook by Stephanie Laska and William Laska. There are 100 affordable recipes that all have less than 10g net carbs per serving. Stephanie has a different approach to the Keto diet. She wrote the cookbook with this in mind: You don’t have to be perfect to be successful at losing weight. Weight loss is possible without so many strict rules. There is more than one way to Keto, and I’m going to introduce you to mine. Stephanie lost 140 pounds eating her version of the Keto diet, and she has kept that weight off for 6 years now. She did it all while still enjoying her favorites like light beer, tortillas and chocolate. It’s an interesting concept, and for sure intriguing for those who have been trying to eat Keto!
Here’s a sampling of recipes you’ll find in the book:
- Counterfeit Bagels
- Slow Cooker Taco Bell Soup
- Big Mac Salad
- Cool Ranch Dorito Crackers
- Consolation Prize Cloud Bread
- Fast Two Step Pizza
- Zucchini Fries
- Keto Fried Chicken
- Basil Coconut Curry Shrimp
- Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Shake
- Secret Ingredient Chocolate Pudding
How to make Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites:
This is a very easy recipe! You’ll need a regular-sized muffin tin (this one is my favorite). And you’ll spray 6 cups of the muffin tin with nonstick spray. (Note: you may have enough for more than 6). Eggs are whisked together with Swiss cheese, cottage cheese and a little salt and pepper. Readers have (highly) suggested putting the mixture in a blender to really get the cottage cheese blended in– it’s a little more fluffy that way. I’d probably blend in the blender with the eggs and cottage cheese and then stir in the cheese after blending. Then the egg mixture is divided between the 6 (or more) muffin cups. Fill the cups 1/2-full since you will want room for them to expand while baking. Before baking, you’ll top each one with cooked, crumbled bacon. They bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
Try making different variations of egg bites. Ham and cheese are a good combo. Use all vegetables. Try cheddar or another cheese in place of the Swiss cheese. Be creative… the possibilities are endless!
How do these compare to real Starbucks Egg Bites?
They’re a pretty good copycat. The egg bites are Starbucks are made in a sous vide cooker. So they will have a different texture than this copycat version. Making them at home vs. picking them up in the Starbucks drive-thru allows you to be in control of the ingredients. This Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites recipe avoids “fillers” like potato starch that are commonplace in commercial production.
Make ahead tip:
Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites are a great, make-ahead breakfast recipe. Double the recipe, and freeze individual portions in zip baggies. They’re easy to take out and heat in the microwave for a quick breakfast.
Here are a few more egg recipes you might like to try:
- Egg Muffins
- Baked Italian Egg Pastries
- Egg in a Bagel
- Crustless Brie, Vegetable and Egg Bake
- Sheet Pan Egg in a Hole
- Egg Scramble with Sundried Tomatoes
- Double Cheese and Bacon Egg Biscuits
- Creamy Scrambled Eggs
Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites
- 5 large eggs
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 1 cup cottage cheese (use full fat for Keto)
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 strips no-sugar-added bacon, cooked and crumbled
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 6 or more cups in a regular-sized muffin tin generously with nonstick spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Then whisk in the cheese, cottage cheese, salt and pepper. Alternately (suggested from readers), you can combine the eggs and cottage cheese in the blender, and then stir in the cheese, salt and pepper. This results in a fluffier texture without the cottage cheese being visually present.
- Pour the mixture into the muffin tins- filling each about ½-full to leave room for the egg to expand while baking. Top with bacon bits.
- Bake 30 minutes, or until the eggs are completely cooked. Remove from the oven, take out of the tin and serve warm.
- If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use a brand of bacon that is known to be GF.