Homemade Bake Egg Bites
Have you tried Starbucks’ egg bites? This breakfast menu is quite popular. Many people love it because it is delicious and healthy at the same time. It is so tasty that two bites per serving are not enough for some of them. If you want to snack on these delicious treat freely, you must try to make it at home. Here, I will show you how to cook their bake version with bacon and broccoli. It is as good as the Starbucks’.
Starbucks’ Egg Bites vs. Bake Homemade Version
There are some differences between the homemade version of this Starbucks menu and the real one. Before you try to make the former, you must know these differences.
- The technique
Many people want to try cooking Starbucks’ egg bites at home. Unfortunately, the original version of this breakfast menu is not very easy to copy because Starbucks perform unusual technique to make them. It is the Sous Vide technique. This French technique requires you to have sous vide machine and not everyone has it.
However, you can modify this technique and have delicious breakfast similar to the bites you’ll get from the coffeehouse. Since most people have an oven, you can make this delicious treat by baking it.
The real version is available in two choices, they are ones with bacon and gruyere cheese and the other is egg white bites with Monterey Jack cheese, spinach, and roasted red pepper. Meanwhile, if you make your homemade version, you can have more variations.
For example, you can have ones with broccoli, bacon, and cheese, mushroom and cheese, and tomato, cheese, and spinach. You can use all your favorite vegetables to make this menu. Therefore, you will get different taste and sensation in different bites.
- Level of Difficulties
Since most people tend to have an oven instead of sous vide machine, cooking the original version can be a bit challenging. Operating this machine is not easy if you never use sous vide machine before. You will likely find some difficulties and need to read the instructions carefully.
Baking these eggs is easy. In addition, you can get the ingredients in every grocery store. Therefore, you can get them easily and try the egg bite recipe with broccoli and bacon anytime you want. These are what you need:
- Cedar cheese
- Black pepper and salt
Making homemade egg bites may give you some challenges. However, these tips will help you to deal with it.
- Prevent Them from Sticking to the Muffin Cups
It is common for the egg bite to stick to the muffin cup. However, you can avoid it by spraying the muffin cups with cooking spray. Even if you use silicone muffin cups, you still need to do it to make sure that these delicious eggs are not sticking to them.
- Avoid Overflowing Eggs
These muffin-like eggs will puff up when you cook them in the oven. Therefore, they will overflow the cups. To avoid it, you need to fill the cup ¾ full. Therefore, the eggs will have some room to puff up.
- It is Okay if They Deflate
When they are still warm, the eggs will look nice and puffy. However, once they are cool, they will likely to deflate. You don’t need to worry much about it because the eggs will remain tasty and delicious.
Questions about Egg Bites
There are some common questions regarding this Starbucks’ breakfast menu.
- Are they High in Calories?
The original version from Starbucks contains 310 calories per serving (the ones with bacon and gruyere) and 170 calories per serving (the ones with egg white). However, my homemade version only has 91 calories in it.
- How do I Store Them in the Fridge?
Having those breakfast eggs in the fridge is very handy. However, you need to store them properly so that they can be stored for 5 days. Put them in an airtight container and store it in the freezer. Before you enjoy the eggs, you can reheat them for 2 minutes in the microwave.
- Can I Only Use the Egg White?
The answer is yes. However, you will get better taste if you use the whole eggs. When you use only the white, you will have more challenge in seasoning it. These bites may taste like tofu instead of eggs.
The Best Bake Egg Bite Recipe
Course : American breakfast
Keyword : Egg bites
Servings : 6 servings @ 2 bites
Calories : 91 calories
Time : 35 minutes
- 3 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled
- 2 cups of broccoli florets, steam or boiled until they are slightly tender
- 57 gr of sharp cedar cheese, shredded.
- 8 eggs, large ones
- ½ tsp of ground black pepper
- ½ tsp of salt
- ¼ cup of low fat milk
- Cooking spray
- Preheat your oven to 176o
- Use the cooking spray to coat 12 standard-size muffin cups.
- Add some broccoli and bacon on each of the cup.
- Prepare a large bowl and crack all the eggs into it.
- Add salt, pepper, and milk into the eggs.
- Whisk the eggs and the seasonings.
- Pour the eggs into each of the muffin cup, about ¾ full.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of each egg.
- Bake the eggs for about 18 minutes or 20 minutes in temperature of 176o
- Cool the eggs for 3 minutes.
- Release them from the muffin cups; you can do it using a thin knife.
- Serve the egg bites.
Note: If you have some leftovers, you need to remember to cool the eggs in room temperature before storing them in an airtight container. After that, you can freeze them in your fridge. When you want this delicious breakfast, you can reheat them in your microwave. Therefore, you don’t need to make this menu every time you want it.
I always use the recipe above every time I want to have egg bites for breakfast. The result is so mouthwatering that you want to have more than two bites at breakfast. These delicious eggs are not only good for breakfast; you can also serve them as snacks when you are entertaining your friends or families.