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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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!
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 Tblsp 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, healthy cranberry orange muffins and sweet potato hash.
- 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 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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More Instant Pot Recipes
Instant Pot Egg Bites
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 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.
Storing: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Reheating: 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.
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. They are just delicate.
- Instant Pot size: You will need 6 quart or 8 quart Instant Pot. My silicone mold will not fit into a 3 quart pressure cooker, although they do sell a 3 quart size these days.
- 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.
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