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

Other make ahead breakfasts we love are cottage cheese egg bites and Starbucks egg white bites.

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 eggs! So, armed with a few silicone egg bite molds from Amazon, I now make egg bites in Instant Pot by the dozen on Sundays!

And to put the mold to more use, I have perfected Instant Pot poached eggs as well.

Starbucks sous vide 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! You can enjoy them plain or with a filling of choice.

Hand holding Instant Pot egg bite showing texture inside.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Egg Bites

To make Instant Pot egg bites you will need only 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 to make egg bites in Instant Pot except optional add-ins in next step.

  • Eggs: I use large eggs but any eggs will work!
  • Baking powder: Adding baking powder to eggs makes them more 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.

Egg Bites Add-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 vegetables.

You can add anything you want to the egg bites. Just make sure to dice, chop or grate finely the ingredients since pressure cooker egg bites are quite small.

My go to egg combination is bell pepper, baby spinach and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

  • Veggies: Bell pepper, mushrooms, spinach, kale, zucchini, broccoli, asparagus.
  • Jarred and canned goods: Sun dried tomatoes, roasted red pepper, green chiles, olives.
  • Cheese: Parmesan cheese, gruyere cheese, cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, feta cheese.
  • Meat: Fried bacon bits, crumbled cooked sausage, leftover chicken.
  • Fresh herbs: Finely chopped fresh basil, parsley, green onion or chives.
  • Recreating copycat Starbucks egg bites in Instant Pot? Use baked bacon and Gruyere cheese as your toppings of choice.
Red bell pepper, spinach and parmesan cheese on cutting board.

How to Make Egg Bites in Instant Pot

Here is a quick overview how to make egg bites in Instant Pot without a blender, with 5 minutes prep time and total of 15 minutes.

Prep: Add 1 cup cold water to 6 quart Instant Pot or 8 quart Instant Pot and spray silicone egg bites mold well with cooking spray. Make sure to coat the bottom and sides of the openings.

Pouring egg mixture into egg bite mold.

Make the egg mixture: In a large 4 cup measuring cup, whisk eggs, water, baking powder, salt and pepper. You can use any large bowl with a spout for easy pouring into the molds. Then pour egg mixture into each mold about 2/3 full.

Two egg bite molds filled with egg mixture.

Add toppings: Now you can add toppings like vegetables, 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 Instant Pot egg bites are so easy!

Egg bite molds with lids on a trivet being lowered into Instant Pot.

Stack the molds: Close each silicone egg mold with the 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 trivet that came with my Instant Pot DUO 8 quart.

Close up of two molds with cooked egg bites in Instant Pot.

Pressure cook on Low: Then close the lid, move valve to Sealing position and Pressure Cook egg bites on Low for 8 minutes – in 8 quart Instant Pot, 11 minutes – in 6 quart Instant Pot. Afterwards, release remaining pressure using Quick Release.

Removing egg bite from mold with spatula.

Cool and release the egg bites: Let Instant Pot egg bites cool off for a few minutes until the molds are safe to touch. Despite the silicone molds 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.

What Is the Best Silicone Egg Bites Mold?

To make egg bites in Instant Pot you will need a silicone mold. Actually two silicone molds with two silicone lids.

I bought these ones on Amazon. What I like is that there are 2 lids and not 1 to prevent spilling. And lid is also made of silicone which is safe for cooking.

Many other egg bite molds sold online have plastic silicone lids which you can’t cook with in your electric pressure cooker. Just be sure to pay attention to this information when purchasing the molds.

Can I Make Instant Pot Egg Bites without a Silicone Mold?

It is possible to make egg bites in Instant Pot without the silicone mold. You will need either 4 ounces glass jars or individual silicone muffin tins. You can also make egg bites in Instant Pot with 6 ounces glass jars.

I think it will be easier to handle glass jars when it comes to placing them into Instant Pot.

I would try cook times as listed in the recipe first and adjust accordingly afterwards, if necessary.

A plate of Instant Pot egg bites.

Tips for Best Results

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

  • Dice vegetables small: Egg bites are mini sized, so chop and grate your vegetables, cheese or meat additions accordingly.
  • Stagger egg bite molds: Just turn the top mold a bit so its cavities are not directly sitting on top of cavities of the bottom mold. If you can’t get them staggered, then place trivet with one egg bites mold in the Instant Pot and then place the second mold staggered on top. This prevents misshapen egg bites when they cook in Instant Pot.
  • Follow pressure cooking times: 8 minutes for 8 quart Instant Pot, 11 minutes for 6 quart. Readers have cooked egg bites in 3 quart Instant Pot for 11 minutes.
  • No low pressure option? If your Instant Pot doesn’t have Low pressure and only Manual button, you can cook them on High pressure but egg bites will puff up more.
  • Using all 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.
  • Don’t use blender: After testing this Instant Pot egg bites recipe multiple times, one thing I can tell you I did not like using a blender. Maybe because my recipe contains no cheese but blended mixture got so thin, even pepper and salt settled at the bottom of the egg bite. Making one side spicy and another side plain.

How to Store and Reheat Egg Bites

Refrigerate your Instant Pot egg bites in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. Perfect for meal prep!

Because these 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.

Can I Freeze Egg Bites?

Yes, absolutely. Cook egg bites in Instant Pot and let them cool completely. Pop in an airtight container with a lid and freeze for up to 3 months.

If you want to freeze egg bites in a resealable Ziplock bag, lay egg bites flat first to freeze. Once egg bites are fully frozen, then toss the bag deeper into the freezer. They are just delicate.

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 mold for 3 quart pressure cooker.

Can I make a double batch?

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

Why are my Instant Pot egg bites rubbery?

If they are fresh, you may have overcooked them. It could happen if you have not released the pressure immediately upon pressure cooking cycle was done. If you are reheating egg bites from frozen, they may turn rubbery, try thawing first.

Do I need to cook vegetables first for Instant Pot egg bites?

No, you don’t have to pre-cook the veggies for Instant Pot egg bites. Just dice them small and pressure cooker will work its magic.

Why are my egg bites in Instant Pot misshapen?

Sometimes it happens and I am not 100% sure why. To ensure nicely shaped egg bites, cover each mold with a piece of parchment paper before placing the lid on. This prevents condensation dripping into egg bites as they cook, therefore making perfectly cooked egg bites.

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

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

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One egg bite sitting on top of a mold of cooked Instant Pot egg bites.
Instant Pot egg bites with versatile fillings on a plate for serving.

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 163 votes
Servings 14 egg bites
Calories 42
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

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

  • Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to  5 days. 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.
  • Freeze: 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
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: North American
Author: Olena Osipov
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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Followed recipe per instruction, used leftover carne asada and gruyere cheeses finely diced. Was wonderful! Looking forward to trying different fillings. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you ! I made the the egg bites with one tray to be sure I liked them and that they would pop out easy. All went perfect. Just ordered a second tray 🤣. I used bell peppers and cheese in mine. Yummy.

  3. 5 stars
    I cut it in half because I only have 1 muffin pan and I really don’t need 14 bites. I cooked on low for 11 mins and the bottom was a little eggy, so next time I will go 12 mins and that should do it. I put Avocado and crumbled fetta in mine, I also put a pinch of red pepper flakes on 7 of them and the 4 smaller ones in the second batch I put a little siracha in those. All in all this is good, really point friendly for W.W. The possibilities are endless as to what you can put in them, cups are very small so dice small. Oh and I noticed after reading the recipe this morning I used Baking Soda instead of powder Oooops but they were good. Not sure how the baking powder will affect them next time, I guess I shall see.

  4. 4 stars
    These were good! I am not sure if I put too much in them, but mine puffed up and popped the lids off.

    Also, I am not really sure what to expect since I haven’t had the “real” Ones from Starbucks, but mine were more frittata/ scrambled egg texture, definately not custardy?

    1. Were the mold cups more than 2/3 full? That could causing popping oof. You could try milk instead of water for a creamier taste.

  5. 5 stars
    This is the recipe I use for egg bites…easy peasy…I used truffle parmesan black garlic seasoning in place of the salt (same proportion..using 1/2 tsp) since I bought it at Costco and the seasoning already contained salt. Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    I didn’t see this mention putting any water in the instant pot. All the other recipes I looked at said to add water. I did put a cup of water in as I didn’t know if it was a good idea to cook with the instant pot dry.

  7. 5 stars
    Amazon does have molds sized for 3 qt instapot. They are also silicon with lids.

    Thanks for tip to cook for 11 min on low. Worked just fine.

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