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Better Than Starbucks Egg Bites

This recipe for Better Than Starbucks Egg Bites will be your new go-to breakfast especially when you want a high-protein, low carb meal idea that you can make ahead of time.

I won’t lie, I love Starbucks egg bites but I don’t love all of the added ingredients besides eggs, meat and vegetables.

That is why, I decided to make my own healthier version of the Starbucks egg bites and trust me, these are just as good and even better for you!

You can make these homemade egg bites in a matter of minutes and even store them so you can have some ready for the rest of the week!

The best part is, this recipe is very versatile – feel free to experiment with different cheeses, vegetables, and proteins to find your favorite combination.

Looking for more egg recipes? Check out our Fluffy Scrambled Egg Recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What can I use instead of a muffin tin for egg bites?
You can use silicone egg bite molds or a silicone muffin tin. These will make removing the egg bites easier and they can be used in an Instant Pot too, if you have one.

Can I freeze the egg bites?
Yes, these egg bites freeze well. Let them cool, then wrap them in a paper towel and put them in a zip-top bag or an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw and reheat them in the microwave when you’re ready to eat.

What other types of cheese can I use?
While this recipe uses cheddar, you can use any cheese that melts well. Try Swiss, Monterey Jack, mozzarella, or a combination.

Can I make these egg bites vegetarian?
Absolutely, just omit the bacon or sausage. You could add more vegetables, or perhaps some cooked mushrooms or diced tomatoes.

Can I use egg whites only for a healthier version?
Yes, you can use just egg whites if you prefer. Substitute 12 egg whites for the 10 whole eggs in the recipe.

Can I add herbs or spices?
Certainly, feel free to add any spices or herbs you like. You could add a pinch of paprika, some chopped chives, or a bit of thyme, for example.

What should I do if the egg bites stick to the muffin tin?
Be sure to spray the muffin tin generously with non-stick spray before adding the egg mixture. If they still stick, let them cool for a few minutes, then run a knife around the edge of each muffin cup to help release the egg bites.

Ingredients Needed to Make Better Than Starbucks Egg Bites

  • Large eggs
  • Milk or cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped vegetables of your choice (we use bell peppers, tomatoes, onions)
  • Cooked, crumbled bacon or sausage (optional)
  • Chopped turkey (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Non-stick cooking spray

You will also need:

  • An oven
  • A muffin tin

How to Make Better Than Starbucks Egg Bites at Home

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Generously spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray to prevent the egg bites from sticking.

Chop up any vegetables you plan on using and pre-cook bacon (if using) and chop that into pieces as well.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk or cream, salt, and pepper. Make sure to whisk until the yolks and whites are fully combined and the mixture is a bit frothy. Basically, make these like scrambled eggs.

Place a handful of the chopped veggies, meat and a bit of cheese into each cavity of the muffin tin.

Carefully pour or spoon the egg mixture into the muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 of the way full.

Use a fork to stir each muffin cavity to ensure the ingredients are well mixed into the egg mixture.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-18 minutes, or until the egg bites are set in the middle and slightly golden on top (times will vary depending on your oven).

Let the egg bites cool for a few minutes before using a butter knife or spatula to gently loosen and remove them from the tin.

Serve the egg bites warm. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or frozen for up to 2 months. Reheat in the microwave for 10 seconds when ready to eat.

Reasons Why We Love This Recipe:

  • It is delicious
  • Is an easy recipe to make
  • These are better for you (healthier) than Starbucks egg bites
  • You can make these for a fraction of the price at home

Better Than Starbucks Egg Bites

4.49 from 86 votes
Brittanie Pyper
This recipe for Better Than Starbucks Egg Bites will be your new go-to breakfast especially when you want a high-protein, low carb meal idea that you can make ahead of time.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 4 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 12 Egg Bites

Ingredients
  

  • 10 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk or cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup chopped vegetables of your choice we use bell peppers, tomatoes, onions
  • ½ cup cooked crumbled bacon or sausage (optional)
  • ½ cup chopped turkey optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Generously spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray to prevent the egg bites from sticking.
  • Chop up any vegetables you plan on using and pre-cook bacon (if using) and chop that into pieces as well.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk or cream, salt, and pepper. Make sure to whisk until the yolks and whites are fully combined and the mixture is a bit frothy. Basically, make these like scrambled eggs.
  • Place a handful of the chopped veggies, meat and a bit of cheese into each cavity of the muffin tin.
  • Carefully pour or spoon the egg mixture into the muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 of the way full.
  • Use a fork to stir each muffin cavity to ensure the ingredients are well mixed into the egg mixture.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-18 minutes, or until the egg bites are set in the middle and slightly golden on top.
  • Let the egg bites cool for a few minutes before using a butter knife or spatula to gently loosen and remove them from the tin.
  • Serve the egg bites warm. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or frozen for up to 2 months. Reheat in the microwave for 10 seconds when ready to eat.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1 | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 262mg | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
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Recipe Rating




Anjanette

Wednesday 28th of February 2024

Hi here’s the problem I’m having sticking & they puff up only to cave in after I take them out and the recipe is too much I think I’m over filling the pan, should be 3/4 filled which causes the longer bake time.

Brittanie Pyper

Wednesday 28th of February 2024

Hi Anjanette, yes per my instructions in the post and recipe card, I say to fill each cavity only 3/4 full so yes, it does sound like you are over filling the pan. You may have enough to make another pan depending on the size of pan you are using. Hope that helps!

Hannah

Tuesday 20th of February 2024

I love making these for my family. I just do the egg whites and add cheddar cheese, spinach, red pepper and onion!

Kathy

Friday 16th of February 2024

How long should I bake in the mini cupcake pan ?

Brittanie Pyper

Friday 16th of February 2024

Hi Kathy, I haven't made them in a mini cupcake pan before. I would say to try to cut the time in half but I'd keep an eye on them so they don't burn.

Holly

Friday 26th of January 2024

Yummy

Deb

Saturday 6th of January 2024

I made these this morning. They were easy and delicious. I used breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese and green pepper for the add ins. I'll definitely make again!