These Instant Pot Egg Bites make healthy breakfast on-the-go easy. They are copycat Starbucks sous vide egg bites with one main ingredient and same fluffy with no blender.
Be ready to be blown away! You can make this Instant Pot egg bites recipe plain or add veggies and cheese. So good either way!
Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites
Oh, my word. I have been so sceptical about Instant Pot egg bites because if you know me, I do not love extra gadgets. But boy, was I ever wrong. Just like about the whole pressure cooker craze.
I have tried Starbucks sous vide egg bites once. Because the price tag is $5 for 2. Crazy! And I kept thinking that making egg muffins is just the same. Wrong.
Instant Pot egg bites just melt in your mouth and are so easy, easy, easy. Just look at this texture!!! Fluffy, soft and so moist with 5 minutes prep. And these mini egg muffins happen to be also low carb and keto friendly.
Meal prep at its best. Let’s make some killer egg bites in your Instant Pot!
One main ingredient. I mean who doesn’t have staples like baking powder, salt, pepper and water at all times, right?! I assure you don’t need anything else except optional add-ins in next step. And without cottage cheese unlike many recipes out there.
- Baking powder
No Need for Blender
After testing egg bites, one thing I can tell you I did not like using a blender. Maybe because my egg bites recipe contains no cheese but blended mixture got so thin, even ground pepper and salt settled at the bottom of the bite. Making one side spicy and another side plain. Yuck.
No blender. Even easier for me, a busy mom. Trust me, I hate washing blender and meat cutting board more than anything.
Optional Mix Ins and Toppings
If your kids are anything like my kids, they like things plain. But I still try with veggies and succeed many times. I usually make 2 batches of egg bites in Instant Pot – plain and with veggies. That’s right – 28 egg bites. To keep kids happy.
You can add anything you want. Just make sure to dice, chop or grate finely since egg bites are small.
- Veggies: bell pepper, mushrooms, spinach, kale, zucchini, broccoli, asparagus.
- Jarred and canned goods: sun dried tomatoes, green chiles, olives.
- Cheese: Parmesan, Gruyere, Cheddar, Swiss, Feta.
- Meat: fried bacon bits, sausage, chicken leftovers.
Where Can I Get This Silicone Mold?
To make egg bites in Instant Pot you have to have a silicone mold. Actually two with two lids. Sorry but I tried my way around it for over a year and finally buckled up and spent some money haha.
I got this one on Amazon. What I like is that it has 2 lids and not 1 to prevent spilling. And lid is also silicone, so I’m not cooking plastic.
Can I Use Egg Whites?
I believe Starbucks sous vide egg bites contain only egg whites. You will need 2 1/4 cups of egg whites. And I also believe you will have to whisk them with a real whisk not a fork. Just to mix well.
What Size Instant Pot Do I Need?
How to Make Instant Pot Egg Bites
Add at least 1 cup water to Instant Pot and spray silicone mold well with cooking spray. Make sure to coat bottom and sides.
In a large (4 cup) measuring cup whisk eggs, water, baking powder, salt and pepper. You can use any large vessel with a spout for easy pouring into the molds.
Then pour egg mixture into each mold about 2/3 full. Now you can add toppings like veggies, meat and cheese. No need to stir them – they will sink in. So easy!
Close each silicone mold with a lid, stack on top of each other and place on trivet with handles. The one pictured came with my stackable stainless steel pans to cook 2 things at a time. I also have this one that came with my Instant Pot DUO 8 quart.
Then close the lid, move valve to Sealing and Pressure Cook on Low for 8 minutes. And then we release pressure using Quick Release.
How to Release Egg Bites from the Mold
Despite the silicone mold being non-stick and using a cooking spray, I recommend to grab a small silicone spatula and go around the edges and bottom really tight and close to the mold. This will result in perfectly looking egg bites.
To be able to pop egg bites out of the mold, you would have to wait a few hours for egg bites to cool off. Like a very long time, if you ask me.:)
Can I Freeze Egg Bites?
Yes, absolutely. Cook and cool egg bites. Pop in an airtight glass container with a lid and freeze for up to 3 months. If you want to freeze in a resealable Ziploc bag, lay egg bites flat first and then toss deeper into the freezer with frozen egg bites. They are just delicate.
How to Reheat Egg Bites
Because egg bites are small, they are quick to reheat. Pop a few on a plate in the microwave and reheat for 1 – 1.5 minutes from frozen or 30 seconds for fresh. It really depends on your microwave.
For the fun fact, we do not have a microwave by choice. Maybe one day. I don’t mind my egg bites cold.
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Instant Pot Egg Bites
- 9 large eggs
- 1/4 cup water or milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Ground black pepper to taste
- Cooking spray
Optional Mix Ins:
- Handful of spinach finely chopped
- 1/2 large bell pepper diced
- Parmesan cheese grated
- Into 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot, add 1 cup water. Please note silicone mold will not fit into 3 quart Instant Pot.
- In a 4 cup measuring cup, add eggs, water, baking powder, salt, pepper and whisk mixture with a fork or a whisk well.
- Spray 2 egg bite silicone molds with cooking spray well. Pour mixture into each of 14 openings of the mold about 2/3 full.
- If you would like, add toppings like veggies and cheese. No need to stir.
- Close each mold with silicone lid and stack in a staggered position, so the cups don’t line up. Then you won’t have lids sucked in and deformed bites.
- Then place on top of the trivet with handles. If your trivet doesn't have handles, you might struggle getting mold placed carefully into a 6 quart pot. It is very tight and be careful not to spill.
- Place trivet Inside Instant Pot, close the lid, set pressure release valve to Sealing and press Pressure Cook on Low for 8 minutes.
- After do Quick Release by turning the valve to Venting. Using oven mitts and holding onto handles of the trivet or to the mold itself, remove molds with egg bites from Instant Pot.
- Open the lids, cool off a few minutes and using small silicone spatula go around the edge staying close to the walls of each opening and release egg bites one by one.
- You can replace eggs with 2 1/4 cups of egg whites. And I also believe you will have to whisk them with a real whisk not a fork. Just to mix well.
- If your Instant Pot doesn't have Low pressure, you can cook on High - egg bites will puff up more.
- Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- To Reheat Egg Bites: Because egg bites are small, they are quick to reheat. Pop a few on a plate in the microwave and reheat for 1 - 1.5 minutes from frozen or 30 seconds for fresh. It really depends on your microwave. For the fun fact, we do not have a microwave by choice. Maybe one day. I don't mind my egg bites cold.
- To Freeze Egg Bites: Cook and cool egg bites. Pop in an airtight glass container with a lid and freeze for up to 3 months. If you want to freeze in a resealable Ziploc bag, lay egg bites flat first and then toss deeper into the freezer with frozen egg bites. They are just delicate.
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