by Olena

Instant Pot Egg Bites

by Olena

4.9 from 30 reviews

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 Egg Bites

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’m obsessed with my Instant Pot now because it makes healthy breakfast so much easier!

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.

holding Instant Pot Egg Bites showing texture inside

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!

1 Ingredient

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.

  • Eggs
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Water

eggs, salt and pepper

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.

bell pepper, spinach, parmesan cheese

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.

egg bites silicone mold

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?

You will need 6 quart or 8 quart Instant Pot. Silicone mold will not fit into a 3 quart pressure cooker.

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.

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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!

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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 High for 8 minutes. And then we release pressure using Quick Release.

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Instant Pot Egg Bites cooked

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.:)

releasing How to Make Instant Pot Egg Bites with a spatula

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.

Enjoy!

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Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites

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Instant Pot Egg Bites

4.9 from 30 reviews

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.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 14 egg bites 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: North American
Scale

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Into 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot, add 1 cup water. Please note silicone mold will not fit into 3 quart Instant Pot.
  2. In a 4 cup measuring cup, add eggs, water, baking powder, salt, pepper and whisk mixture with a fork or a whisk well.
  3. Spray 2 egg bite silicone molds with cooking spray well. Pour mixture into each of 14 openings of the mold about 2/3 full.
  4. If you would like, add toppings like veggies and cheese. No need to stir.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Place trivet Inside Instant Pot, close the lid, set pressure release valve to Sealing and press Pressure Cook on High or Manual for 8 minutes.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

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.

Notes

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.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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    1. There is a detailed recipe card lower in the post. You can click on JUmp to Recipe button at the top and get to teh recipe. Info inside post is just help not actual recipe.

  1. The recipe looks good and I’m planning to try it. I’m really here to mention that you can now get molds for 3l (mini) Instant Pots, Amazon has kits that include them.

    I like this recipe because cottage cheese is not available in my country. Also, I need to adapt the recipe as we usually don’t have large eggs in the markets and the molds for the 3l pot only has four cups. But I am looking forward to it.

    1. So I made these today. I have to confess to never having eaten the “originals,” there is exactly one Starbucks location for the 10 million people that live in the country I’m in. And the coffee in the corner cafes is better and much, much less expensive. So I’ve never even had coffee in the one closest to me (one mile or so).

      They did come out good, they seem like contained scrambled eggs to some extent. I crumbled some goat cheese into the eggs before whisking and chopped up some fresh kale. I would put in more cheese and vegetable next time as they were hard to taste.

      Also, I was able to convert the recipe for medium eggs and the four bite mold that fits in the Instant Pot Mini. It was easy to convert thanks to the note about using egg whites, which gives a cup reference.

      Unfortunately, I’ve never seen cooking spray since leaving the US, I may have to try a specialty store, because I used a silicone brush and it was difficult to make the oil cover everywhere, so there was some egg attached to the mold that was hard to clean.

      So this was fun and successful. I will check out more of your recipes now.

  2. Hi, I noticed that the recipe doesn’t say to add any water to the instant pot below the trivet. Is that correct? I am new to using it but I thought it was a golden rule to always use at least 1 cup of water in the pot. Thank you

  3. Yes! Very yummy 😋
    I only used 3 eggs and one silicone container but I’ll have to get a second one because everyone loved them! I put tomatoes 🍅/ mushrooms/ green onions/ parsley/ spinach & grated marble cheese… soo good!

  4. The egg bites turned out Great! I put spinach and ham and cheese in mine. Even my grandson (who doesn’t like spinach) loved these. Thanks for the recipe it is a keeper.

  5. These came out great and we loved them. But – my IP/accessories didn’t come with any handles to get the egg bites accessory out. We ended up using two spoons to lift it. Has anyone made some kind of handle to lift it with?

  6. Taste is great, but mine don’t come out pretty, they poof up and then once they cool they are deformed like mushrooms.. any suggestions?

    1. Yes, happened to me a few times. I learnt the trick is to stack the molds in a staggered position, so the cups don’t line up. Then you won’t have lids sucked in and deformed bites. Also try no baking powder and maybe cook on low pressure.

  7. They turned out beautifully! A previous recipe I had been using had kept exploding. Wish I could attach a picture.
    Thank you!

    1. Yay! So happy the egg bites turned out for you. If you want to share a photo, you can tag me in the photo on either Instagram or Facebook by using #ifoodreal . Have a great day!

  8. My husband LOVED these egg bites! I did everything as instructed except I used my immersion blender for mixing. Easy clean up.. and he will love the leftovers.

  9. These were really good! The only issue I had was that some fell in the Mold at an angle. But they tasted great!

  10. When you said you double the recipe to make 28 egg bites, do you cook them all at the same time? Should I have 4 egg bite molds? Thanks for the recipe!

  11. I used to have a similar recipe that you cooked in the oven. They always came out tasting a little overcooked. These are so magnificently fluffy! Suggestion – I only filled mine halfway up, then added the extra ingredients. That way the lid didn’t pop. The only slight thing that is upsetting is that I couldn’t get my ingredients to be uniform throughout. They all stayed at the top, even with mixing. Definitely a keeper. Thanks!

  12. Hi Olena,
    I got my Instant Pot in January and struggled to find recipes online, until I found your site. I have made so many of them (not just the Instant Pot ones) and your site is my “go to” now. I’ve been making these egg bites weekly for 3 weeks. As a busy homeschool mom it was taking a long time (too long) to chop, saute and scramble every morning so I could have my low carb, delicious breakfast. Enter the egg bites. I eat them every weekday morning, just heat them in the oven. I have added an assortment of veggies to the bites- mushrooms, zucchini, and onions in addition to the ones you mentioned. Also make them with jack cheese. SO yummy every time! I can’t emphasize how having yummy easy food as helped me stick to my healthy eating. I have lost 6-7 pounds! Oh, and you should know you’ve become a household name around here! Thank you!

    1. Hi Natalie! Thank you so much for sending me this message. It has made my day! I am so glad you and your family are enjoying my recipes!

  13. How far in advance can you make the egg mixture? If I wanted to double the recipe and have the mixture to make the bites a few days apart, would it be okay? Thank you!

  14. I have made this both with egg whites and whole eggs. Delicious and the texture is smooth & fluffy. I usually include onions, peppers, and shredded cheddar cheese. A little garlic powder is nice, too. Thanks for the recipe!

  15. I accidentally overfilled the molds and the top kinda popped up off my eggs because they poofed up so much. I only made 5 eggs because I only have one mold. I took a plate and just turned the mold over and squeezed the bottoms a bit and they came right out of there easy-peasy! I find that these are really good and not too difficult. I will buy a second mold so I can do a full batch and have extras!

  16. I’ve been doing the blender/cottage cheese version so I’m excited to try your recipe. If I can cut out the cottage cheese and blender, all the better! I wanted to let you know that my silicone tray smelled badly after letting my egg bites with roasted peppers sit in the mold overnight in the fridge, so I baked it (empty) for one hour at 350 degrees and it’s now completely odor-free.

    1. Hi Tamara. Any silicone kitchen tool is highly odour absorbent. That’s why I stopped putting them in a dishwasher until I started using 7th generation DW powder.

  17. made these yesterday and they are so good. They store well in the refrigerator too. I put some goat cheese and bacon crumbles in them. I love that you can put just about anything in these. A great quick grab and go breakfast too.

  18. I used spinach & grated cheese for these egg bites & love it. These directions are super easy to follow, perfectly clear. The egg bites popped right out of the silicone molds which I sprayed with coconut oil spray. I’ll definitely make these again!

  19. Hi Olena, I was asking you about using the muffin mold instead of the egg bite mold few minutes ago. I just couldnt wait and took the risk trying it out and it turned out just fine. I love the soft melt in your mouth texture of the egg bite. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes with all of us. Take care ??.
    p.s I will try your frozen chicken recipe for dinner tonight

  20. Hi Olena, I dont have the egg bite mold but i do have the silicon muffin mold(no lid though). Will those work? do I need to cover it? Thanks!
    I am already so excited about making them ?

  21. Have been experimenting with my Instant Pot since Christmas. I love it! Will try this next. I have a 3 quart pot but I do have a silicone egg mold. It came with the accessory kit my husband found.

  22. Loved this recipe. It worked out perfectly. I added bacon, bell pepper, spinach and cheese. They were a big hit.

  23. Hey I’m putting together a diet plan for my partner and myself but I could only find nutrition facts on the first recipe I looked at, sweet potatoe oatmeal muffins.

  24. Love these, I have made them with just eggs and then with half egg whites, both were excellent.
    Added peppers and spinach. Thanks for the recipe!

  25. My first time ever to use egg bite molds, and I have to say that they turned out great. Thank you for the recipe

  26. Made these this morning with cheese, bacon & mushrooms. Used 8 eggs and the recipe made 12 egg bites. Delicious!

  27. This is the BEST! Thanks for the blender tip, it is frustrating to see all the good stuff sink to the bottom.

  28. Ok… I’m NOW convinced I NEED to get an Instant Pot!! I have a Crock Pot (love it)… had the old type Pressure Cooker from years ago (was always afraid of the top blowing off & spewing everything onto the ceiling, not to mention the damage to the ceiling). Needless to say I retired it for the Crock Pot – until now.
    This recipe has got me hooked – not only for myself/my husband, but for my 95 yr old Dad. This recipe & egg mold woyld be perfect for him to enjoy breakfast. Easy peesy… freezes & can be reheated! Yes! Perfect.
    Thank you Oleana… this is a nutritious solution…! Im passing this recipe along to family & friends. Now… onto buying the Instant Pot. Hope I like it as much as you do now. Keep up the good work… recipes coming!
    Thanks again.

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