Make Sous Vide Egg Bites for a quick, cheaper copycat of the egg bites you would find at Starbucks.  By making them in your InstantPot, you can create them with your favorite flavors, save money, and still get that delicious, creamy flavor of sous vide.


How To Make Sous Vide Egg Bites
{Just like Starbucks!}

Make Sous Vide Egg Bites for a quick, cheaper copycat of the egg bites you would find at Starbucks.  By making them in your InstantPot, you can create them with your favorite flavors, save money, and still get that delicious, creamy flavor of sous vide.

A few mornings each week, I work at my local Starbucks coffee shop.  Honestly, I am a shameless Starbucks addict, to the point that we budget for my “work hours Starbucks” in our monthly budget because I LOVE their coffee, and I get so much work done during the hours I work there.

Since most days I choose to Intermittent Fast, this means black coffee or green tea while I'm there, but some days I stay until my eating window opens and I NEED to eat.  (My eating window usually starts at 11am or 12pm, depending upon when I stopped eating the night before)

Make Sous Vide Egg Bites for a quick, cheaper copycat of the egg bites you would find at Starbucks.  By making them in your InstantPot, you can create them with your favorite flavors, save money, and still get that delicious, creamy flavor of sous vide.

And when that happens, my go-to for a delicious Keto breakfast from Starbucks is their Bacon Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites.  For about $4.50, you get two egg bites that clock in at 9 net carbs, which fit within my macros, but are admittedly a bit on the high side of carbohydrate count.

They're warm, creamy, and delicious.

But they're expensive and a bit carby….

One day while stuck at the dealership getting software updated on our truck, I hit up Pinterest to see if anyone had ideas of how to make these egg bites at home – and they sure did!  But what really got me excited were these molds created specifically for the InstantPot.  I ordered the mold right then and there, excited to try making my own egg bites!

Thank you, Amazon Prime!

In 2 days, the mold arrived at my doorstep and I've been testing recipes ever since (including keto desserts in this mold!!!).  High on my list of recipes to make in the molds were Bacon Gruyere Egg Bites that had a MUCH lower carbohydrate count than the ones made famous by Starbucks.

It took me quite a few test recipes, but I can now say that I've perfected the recipe, striking the perfect balance between decadence and low carbs, while keeping that creamy, perfectly-flavored taste.

My first couple of tries had the egg/cheese ratio much too high.  And in one batch I somehow oversalted….like a lot.  I started out using heavy cream, but the calories were so high, I switched to using half and half along with cottage cheese.  The result hardly impacted the carbohydrate count per bite, reduced the calories, and still kept the creamy texture.

I used the 6-quart InstantPot to make these egg bites, which the silicone mold fit in perfectly.  Always make sure to use the plastic lid that comes with the molds, or cover it with aluminum foil.

Set your InstantPot on High Steam for 8 minutes, then let it sit naturally releasing the pressure for 10 minutes before taking the lid off and removing the egg bites.  I also found they came out of the molds very nicely when I let them cool on the counter for another 5-10 minutes.

Make Sous Vide Egg Bites for a quick, cheaper copycat of the egg bites you would find at Starbucks.  By making them in your InstantPot, you can create them with your favorite flavors, save money, and still get that delicious, creamy flavor of sous vide.

Not only are these egg bites quick and easy to make, you can make a large batch on Sundays and keep them in the refrigerator for breakfasts or snacks all week.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 4 eggs
  • 8 ounces Gruyere Cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup full-fat Cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup Half & Half
  • 1/2 cup Bacon Crumbles (or 8 slices of bacon, cut into pieces)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

Place the eggs and Gruyere in your blender (I have this one and LOVE it) and blend until smooth.

Add in the cottage cheese, half & half, and salt and pepper, blending again until smooth.

Grease the Egg bite molds with coconut oil cooking spray, then sprinkle a few of the bacon crumbles in the bottom of each mold.  Pour the egg mixture from the blender into each mold, and place the lid on top.

Place 1 cup of water in the bottom of your InstantPot, and add in the Trivet.  Carefully place the filled egg bite mold on top of the trivet, then lock the InstantPot lid and set the valve to Sealing.

Cook for 8 minutes on High Steam, then allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.  Remove the InstantPot lid and let the egg bites sit for another 5-10 minutes and cool before flipping the mold over to release the bites.

I managed to keep the macros in line with the Ketogenic Diet, with a serving being 2 egg bites, and the whole recipe making 16 total egg bites:

216 Calories
15.1g of Fat
1.6g of Carbohydrates (no fiber)
16.2g Protein

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Keto Copycat Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 ounces Gruyere Cheese, cubed
  • ½ cup full-fat Cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup Half & Half
  • ½ cup Bacon Crumbles (or 8 slices of bacon, cut into pieces)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place the eggs and Gruyere in your blender (I have this one and LOVE it) and blend until smooth.
  2. Add in the cottage cheese, half & half, and salt and pepper, blending again until smooth.
  3. Grease the Egg bite molds with coconut oil cooking spray, then sprinkle a few of the bacon crumbles in the bottom of each mold.  Pour the egg mixture from the blender into each mold, and place the lid on top.
  4. Place 1 cup of water in the bottom of your InstantPot, and add in the Trivet.  Carefully place the filled egg bite mold on top of the trivet, then lock the InstantPot lid and set the valve to Sealing.
  5. Cook for 8 minutes on High Steam, then allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.  Remove the InstantPot lid and let the egg bites sit for another 5-10 minutes and cool before flipping the mold over to release the bites.

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xoxo,
Gretchen


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