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Instant Pot Egg Bites

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Olena Osipov
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Get breakfast ready in a flash with these Instant Pot Egg Bites. Copycat Starbucks sous vide egg bites are tender and fluffy, require no blender, contain only one main ingredient and are customizable with your favorite filling!

Other make ahead breakfast timesavers that are on our regular rotation include healthy breakfast sandwich, chia pudding, Instant Pot hard boiled eggs and healthy muffins.

Instant Pot egg bites with versatile fillings on a plate for serving.

I have been so skeptical about Instant Pot egg bites because if you know me, I do not love extra gadgets, but I do love healthy egg recipes!

So, armed with a few silicone egg bite molds, I now make these mini egg muffins by the dozen on Sundays!

Starbucks egg bites are delicious but the price is a bit high to enjoy with regularity. I replicated a make-at-home version using my Instant Pot.

The moist heat from the pressure cooker mimics the “sous vide” technique perfectly; eat them plain or with filling of choice.

Serve with healthy fruit salad and healthy morning glory muffins and it’s like you are having brunch at your favorite coffee house!

Other ways I love to use my egg bite mold include Instant Pot cheesecake bites and Instant Pot poached eggs!

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Why Make Starbucks Egg Bites Instant Pot?

  • Coffeehouse quality: At home and without spending the hefty price tag, you may also love making healthy lemon poppy seed bread at thome, too!
  • Easy to make: One main ingredient, no blender, 5 minutes prep and ready in under 15 minutes.
  • Versatile: While plain Instant Pot sous vid egg bites are delicious, ramp up the flavor with your favorite fillings such as veggies, cheese and meats.
  • Low carb: With each mini egg muffin there is only 1g carb per bite, perfect for those following any type of low carb, keto, paleo or whole 30 diet.
  • Nutritious: Eggs are full of iron, vitamins minerals, carotenoids and these bites boast 4g protein per serving!
  • Meal prep friendly: Store these in the freezer for when you have a busy week or are making a weekend brunch charcuterie. They are just as velvety when reheated!

I’m obsessed with my Instant Pot because it makes healthy breakfast ideas so much easier! For example, make a batch of Instant Pot yogurt to enjoy with healthy granola any time. That’s 3 minute breakfast. Or set Instant Pot steel cut oats before jumping into the shower.

Hand holding Instant Pot Egg Bites showing texture inside.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Egg Bites

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 for these Instant Pot sous vide egg bites except optional add-ins in next step. And without cottage cheese unlike many recipes out there.

  • Eggs: Because egg bites Instant Pot would be called something different then 🙂
  • Baking powder: Just like with baked goods, adding baking powder to eggs makes them light and fluffy.
  • Salt and pepper: For taste.
  • Water: You could use milk, the results will be the same.
Eggs in metal pan, baking powder, salt and pepper.

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.

Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites Mix-In’s 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 crustless egg bites in Instant Pot – plain and with veggies. That’s right – 28 egg bites. To keep kids happy with healthy snacks.

You can add anything you want to these mini egg muffins. Just make sure to dice, chop or grate finely since egg bites are small.

My go to egg combination is bell pepper, baby spinach and freshly grated parmesan, just like in air fryer breakfast casserole.

Adding fillings makes these tasty portable bites akin to mini crustless quiches! My favorite filling ideas include crustless broccoli quiche, zucchini quiche or spinach quiche!

  • 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, leftover baked chicken.

Recreating Starbucks egg bites Instant Pot? Use bacon and gruyere as your toppings of choice!

Red bell pepper, spinach and parmesan cheese on cutting board.

Do I Need a Blender For Egg Bites Instant Pot?

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.

How to Make Instant Pot Egg Bites

  • Prep: Add 1 cup cold water to 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot and spray silicone mold well with cooking spray. Make sure to coat bottom and sides.
  • Make egg mixture: 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.
  • Add toppings: Now you can add toppings like veggies, meat and cheese. No need to stir them as they will sink anyways. That’s why we do not mix toppings with egg mixture. These mini egg muffins are so easy!
  • Stack molds: Close each silicone mold with a lid, stack staggered 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.

Where Can I Get Silicone Egg Bite 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.

 

silicone instant pot egg bite mold

  • Pressure cook on Low: Then close the lid, move valve to Sealing and Pressure Cook on Low for 8 minutes – 8 quart Instant Pot, 11 minutes – 6 quart Instant Pot. 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. 🙂

Removing egg bite from mold with spatula.

 

Tips for Best Results

For creamy, velvety texture that are Starbucks egg bites Instant Pot worthy, follow these tips!

  • No Low pressure option? If your Instant Pot doesn’t have Low pressure, you can cook on High – egg bites will puff up more.
  • Diced vegetables small: Egg bites are mini sized, plan your veg, cheese or meat additions accordingly.
  • Stagger egg bite molds: Otherwise you risk ruined egg muffin bites. They may turn out dry, not done or a myriad of other things!
  • Follow cooking times: 8 minutes for 8 quart, 11 minutes for 6 quart (some readers have done 11 minutes for 3 quart).
  • Quick release: Immediately!

FAQs

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, although some readers have mentioned that they now sell a size for 3 quart.

Can I make a double batch?

Yes! This recipe will actually make a double batch, meaning it uses both egg bites mold. If you need just one batch, just half the ingredients, cook time will remain the same.

Why are my egg bites rubbery?

If they are fresh, you may have overcooked them or forgot to stagger the molds. If you are reheating from frozen, they may turn rubbery, try thawing first.

Can I stack silicone molds in Instant Pot?

Yes, see picture above on how I stack them staggered using lids.

Do I need to cook veggies first for sous vide egg bites?

No, just dice small and pressure cooker will work its magic.

How do I stagger my silicone mold?

Just turn a bit. If you can’t get them staggered still, then place trivet with one mold in the Instant Pot and then place second mold staggered on top. 

Why did my egg muffins deflate?

If you skipped baking powder, that is the culprit!

When I reheated my mini egg muffin from frozen, it was runny?

It may be possible that you froze them before they cooled off completely. You must cool completely, then freeze. While you can reheat from frozen, it really is best to thaw first.

Can I use frozen vegetables for Instant Pot sous vide egg bites?

I have not tested this, but it should work. Use 1/2 – 1 tbsp of smaller sized frozen vegetables.

I have molds but no lids, how can I make these mini bites with eggs?

No lid, no problem! But you still need to cover them as the condensation from one mold will drip into the other one and make soggy bites. Try covering with parchment paper to avoid that from happening.

A plate of Instant Pot egg bites.

Serving Recommendations

For a fun fact, we do not have a microwave by choice. Maybe one day. I don’t mind my egg bites cold. Try them especially in the summer, perfect on the go breakfast or for healthy snack recipes.

How to Store Leftover Egg Bites?

Refrigerate your Instant Pot sous vide egg bites in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

How to Reheat Egg Bites?

Because Starbucks egg bites Instant Pot 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.

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.

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Instant Pot Egg Bites

Instant Pot Egg Bites

Get breakfast ready in 15 minutes with Instant Pot Egg Bites. Tender, fluffy, only one main ingredient and customizable with fillings!
4.93 from 145 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: North American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 14 egg bites
Calories: 42kcal
Author: Olena Osipov

Ingredients

Optional Mix Ins:

  • Handful of spinach finely chopped
  • 1/2 large bell pepper diced
  • Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  • 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 silicone mold 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 – 8 quart Instant Pot, 11 minutes – 6 quart Instant Pot.
  • 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.

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Notes

  • Storing: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to  5 days.
  • Reheating: Pop a few on a plate in the microwave and reheat for 1 – 1.5 minutes from frozen or 30 seconds for fresh.
  • Freezing: 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.
  • Where can I get this silicone mold? I bought this one, actually a set of 2, on Amazon. What I like is that it has 2 lids and not 1, to prevent spilling. Pay attention that lid is also silicone and not plastic, so you will not cook it.
  • Egg whites: 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.
  • No Low pressure option? If your Instant Pot doesn’t have Low pressure, you can cook on High – egg bites will puff up more.
  • Prep toppings small: You can add anything you want. Just make sure to dice, chop or grate finely since egg bites are small.

Nutrition

Serving: 1egg bite | Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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  1. 4 stars
    Tried these this morning! I followed the recipe for the plain eggs. I added nothing extra. I had enough for 13 of the 14 molds. They overflowed the molds, but they tasted perfect! I used milk, not water. They were not wet. But they are NOT pretty to serve. I am not sure if it was a rookie mistake for what my 2/3 full looks like compared to the instructions or what? Any suggestions?

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Olena
    Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ve been making egg bites in my instant pot using the exact same molds you have but almost all of them come out misshapen. You suggested staggering the molds but how do you do that since the molds only fit in the trivet exactly one on top of the other? Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Roanne. They do fit staggered, just turned a bit. If not, then place trivet with one mold in the Instant Pot and then place second mold staggered on top. Hope this helps. Do you cook them on low pressure?

  3. 5 stars
    Hi! I just stumbled upon these and made them yesterday. They tasted delicious yesterday- silky texture.

    I froze them to use for my breakfasts in the morning, but when I microwaved them this morning they were like sponges filled with water. It was crazy. Very weird.

    All I can think is that I froze them while they were still warm/hot. Any insights???

    1. Yes, that is possible. You should always freeze only cooled off food. You can place them in the fridge to cool off faster – that’s not bad for the fridge or food. Also could be if you microwaved from frozen – best to thaw first. Hope this helps.

    2. 5 stars
      Putting more salt in the mix can help them hold their water more. But… Also over-nuking (overcooking) them will force their water to release more. Thaw, reheat only minimum.

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve resisted other “egg bite” recipes because I have limited counter space and didn’t have room for the Instant Pot and blender at the same time. Skipping the blender, for me, made this so much easier.
    I made my first batch yesterday (ham and cheddar) and they were wonderful! So easy and clean up was easy. Can’t wait to try other variations. I will admit, I do have to get better at “eyeballing” when I’m filling the molds–I had a monster bite or two 🙂
    Thank you for sharing such a “user friendly” recipe for this.

  5. 5 stars
    I made this recipe once and it worked perfectly except there was only enough for 12 moulds not 14. So I added one egg the next time I made it and used water instead of milk. When I pressure cooked for 8 min in my 8 quart IP the egg bites came out very runny. What should I do next time.

  6. 5 stars
    Just… wow! Thank you for this easy and perfect recipe. This morning I made my very first attempt at egg bites in my new silicone mold. I had to order a second mold because the bites are so delicious. The bites slid right out of the mold when I used a small spatula. I only added shredded cheddar after filling the cups with the egg mixture. There are so many options for next time! Thank you for your wonderful post, Olena!

  7. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing Olena! I tried 1 silicone mold as I didn’t have 2. Cut the proportions in half. However, my instant pot doesn’t have the LOW/HIGH pressure option. Only says MANUAL.. used that for 11 min (since i have a 6QT IP).. The egg bites came out great (even though I forgot to add the cooking spray!).. The only thing is that there was NO steam when I did the quick release and the IP was fully empty of water at the bottom. So I might add a cup of water next time! Otherwise, it was yummy! What type of other recipes can we make in the silicone mold???

  8. 5 stars
    Perfect on the first try!!! Made the egg mixture exactly as shown then, I chopped 4 Turkey Sausage patties (about 1c finely chopped) and 1/2c triple cheddar cheese. I sprinkled a heaping tablespoon of this mixture over each egg bite before cooking in IP.

    NOTE: I have an 8qt Instant Pot and cooked 14 bites in 2 silicone molds (with the covers) on low pressure (“normal” setting…NOT “less”, NOT “more”…whatever those settings mean) for 8min, just as suggested. They were AMAZING!!

    Also, I built the recipe in my Weight Watchers app (w/turkey sausage and cheese included) and they are only 2 WW points per bite (for WW green plan)!! Couldn’t be happier with this recipe!! Thank you, Olena!!

  9. 5 stars
    A couple of questions?? 1. What purpose for the baking powder?? Also, this says cook 8 min. for 8 quart and 11 min foro 6 quart pot?? More time for the smaller pot?
    These look great!!

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