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.
Table of contents
- Why Make Starbucks Egg Bites Instant Pot?
- Ingredients for Instant Pot Egg Bites
- Can I Use Egg Whites?
- Do I Need a Blender For Egg Bites Instant Pot?
- How to Make Instant Pot Egg Bites
- Where Can I Get Silicone Egg Bite Mold?
- How to Release Egg Bites from the Mold?
- Tips for Best Results
- Serving Recommendations
- How to Store Leftover Egg Bites?
- How to Reheat Egg Bites?
- Can I Freeze Egg Bites?
- More Instant Pot Recipes
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 breakfasts 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.
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.
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!
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.
- 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. 🙂
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!
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.
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.
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.
Yes, see picture above on how I stack them staggered using lids.
No, just dice small and pressure cooker will work its magic.
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.
If you skipped baking powder, that is the culprit!
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.
I have not tested this, but it should work. Use 1/2 – 1 tbsp of smaller sized frozen vegetables.
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.
- Favorite coffeehouse beverage: Healthy iced coffee, healthy frappuccino recipe or hot chocolate.
- Breakfast: With Ukrainian breakfast potatoes and fresh fruit or green smoothie. Serve on Mother’s Day along with healthy french toast casserole!
- Brunch: Healthy waffle recipe, almond flour pancakes and healthy cranberry orange muffins.
- Snack: With strawberry smoothie or kombucha tea.
- Lunch: With any of these healthy salad recipes.
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 snacks.
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
- 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 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.
- 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.
This was the best recipe I have tried for the egg bites. I’ve tried many and by far the best and fluffy, great consistency. Must try
Thanks for the review and rating! So glad you enjoyed them!
Great instructions made these very easy to make. My husband wanted his with olives which turned out very well. I made mine with spinach and Parmesan; also delicious. They popped right out of the molds and we found them a very enjoyable breakfast.
Thank you for sharing how you made them and for the rating and review!
This is a very interesting recipe which I am definitely going to try. I dislike the recipes that call for cottage cheese, but always use milk in my eggs, so that’s a plus for me. My question is, why the Baking Powder? I use it often in cooking but I am curious about what it does for this one. Thanks!!
Baking powder assists in making them light and fluffy! Enjoy.
You say silicone mold won’t fit in 3qt. Mine does
Great to hear!
Made them with all egg whites and they are great! Easiest recipe I’ve found and just as good as recipes that require more steps and a blender.
So happy to hear!
how do you do hard boil eggs in bit molds? has anybody done it? how long in instant pot?
Hi Sherry! You will want to check out this recipe for detailed instructions, Instant Pot Eggs (Soft, Medium and Hard Boiled).
can you make hard boiled eggs in the silicone molds in your instant pot ? if so how long do you cook them ?
Yes. Please see my Instant Pot eggs recipe.
I’ve been making these for years but never with the lid on the molds – every instruction I’ve ever read says use the lid for storage not cooking and to use foil on top of the molds when cooking in the instapot. I’ve made these and cheesecake and pumpkin pie and brownie bites – all say the same thing about the lid that comes with the mold – did they update this information and out cooking with the lid on the molds?
You would need to ensure that your lid is able to go in the Instant Pot. The lid that came with the molds used in the recipe is silicone, therefore safe to go into the IP.
I followed recipe exactly, the silicone lids slid off and some bites were cooked and some were not cooked enough. I tried a second batch and same thing, they also seem very wet when taking them out. Does this mean I need to pressure cook longer or is it because the lids came off?
Did you only fill the mold openings 2/3 way full? I would fill them less next time to avoid lids popping off. And yes, extra condensation will drip from one mold to the next with no lid.
I did only fill 2/3, but I will try again with about 1/2 and see if that helps the kids to stay on.
Thanks for the update Amy, yes try that and be sure to let us know how it goes!
I bought the Silikong egg bite molds but am concerned about the cooking time since I have a 10 quart Instant Pot. Any advice is welcome!
Hi, this has not been tested in an 10 quart IP,so it may need some testing/adjustment after you cook a batch. My best guess would be to start at 6 minutes and go up or down in time.
I purchased a stainless steel round cake pan (with removable bottom) that came with small bowls, perfect for egg bites or mini muffins. So, I did a search and came across your recipe. I followed your recipe to the “T” for the base. Then I added granulated garlic and tiny bit of herbs. I decided to add leftover sautéed baby Kale with Cremini mushrooms sautéed with shallots and garlic, then added Feta cheese.
I placed the mini bowls inside the round pan with a lid, I added the lid because your silicone egg bite molds had it. Since it was inside a metal cake pan, I also added some water into the cake pan and water inside the IP for pressure cooking purposes. I was not sure if extra water was needed, but my mini egg bites came out perfectly moist.
I never had Starbucks egg bites, but I would say this is a high quality breakfast, perfect for me… since I rarely ever eat breakfast, but as of now, I could consume one or two in the morning with my coffee to start a healthier attempt to eat something in the morning. I would highly recommend this recipe. Thank you
So glad you enjoyed them and thank you for sharing what you used, that is super helpful to others!
I brush bacon Nectar (grease?) on the mold, impossible to get to much on it…😋