03.24.22

Perfect Bacon-Gruyere Egg Bites

I wouldn’t say that I am a big-time Starbucks gal myself, however, I do find myself to be a huge fan of their sous vide egg bites — YUM. I’ve always been in awe of how creamy, fluffy and delicious they are! By far my favorite thing on the menu so I had to make my own Perfect Bacon-Gruyere Egg Bites. 

Here, I have made an at-home rendition that is so easy and even more importantly, so delicious. The one thing you *must* though to make these egg bites is this Silicone Egg Bite Egg Mold. It’s the perfect ‘device’ to get perfect egg bites! I recommend buying 2 of the molds and doubling this recipe so you get 14 bites total, perfect for a healthy meal prep breakfast. A lot of recipes online make them in a muffin tin, but I found the end result to be more rubbery and not up to the Starbucks egg bite standard. Trust me, I tried these about 20 different ways…and the silicone egg mold is the key. 

And I know you may be thinking: “Err, well I don’t have a sous vide.” You do not *have* to own a sous vide to make this recipe. Scroll down to the bottom of the recipe and you’ll see that I also provided a rendition of how to make them in the oven. They are definitely best when made with the sous vide and closest to the original Starbucks recipe but they still turn out great with my oven method! If you do choose to go with the “oven method” that I provided below, be sure to put the baking dish filled with water into the oven as it is preheating. It’s important that the water is already warmed/preheated before you add the egg bites to cook. 

While these are perfect for a make-ahead breakfast to eat during any weekday, these are also great to add to your Mother’s Day Menu or even Easter Menu!!! So good! 

Need some more make-ahead breakfast ideas, here are some of our favorites:

Green Chile Beef Egg Cups

Sausage, Apple and Goat Cheese Frittata 

Individual Breakfast Casseroles

Copycat Starbucks Bacon-Gruyere Egg Bites

Perfect Bacon-Gruyere Egg Bites
Serves: 7 bites
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4.66 from 43 votes

Ingredients

  • 3 strips of no-sugar bacon, cooked until crisp *I use Applegate brand
  • 6 large eggs
  • ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper optional

Instructions

Sous Vide Method:

  • First, attach your sous vide to the edge of a stock pot (that will fit the egg bite mold) and fill halfway with warm water. Preheat your sous vide to 185 degrees F.
  • Meanwhile, in a high-powered blender, add the eggs, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, Gruyere cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper (if using). Blend on medium-high until very smooth.
  • Finely dice your bacon and evenly distribute the bits in the bottom of each egg bite mold. Next, evenly distribute the egg mixture into each of the egg bite molds until just full. Place the silicone lid on the egg mold.
  • When your sous vide is preheated and ready, using a sturdy spatula, carefully lower the egg mold into the water and cook until the egg bites have set, 25 to 45 minutes. *I know this is a wide range, but sometimes the egg bites take longer to set.. mine typically takes 25 minutes, you can check to see if the egg bites have set by simply jiggling the egg mold and making sure the tops are no longer liquidy.*
  • When the cook time is complete, using a sturdy spatula carefully lift the egg mold from the water and set aside. Uncover and let cool for 10 minutes. To remove the egg bites from the mold, I carefully loosen up the edges using a mini-silicone spatula or butter knife around the edges of the cooked egg bit, then flip to remove from the mold onto a cutting board.

OVEN METHOD:

  • Place the egg mold in an oven-safe baking dish and fill with water until halfway up the sides of the mold. Remove the mold and transfer the baking dish of water to the center rack of the oven and preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (I don’t use convection bake here, I use regular bake). This will allow your water to preheat with the oven.
  • Meanwhile, in a high-powered blender, add the eggs, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, Gruyere cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper (if using). Blend on medium-high until very smooth.
  • Finely dice your bacon and evenly distribute the bits in the bottom of each egg bite mold. Next, evenly distribute the egg mixture into each of the egg bite molds until just full. Carefully open the oven and place the egg bites in the center of the baking dish of water. Bake *UNCOVERED* until the egg bites have just set, 35-45 minutes.
  • Carefully remove from the oven and using two pairs of tongs, carefully lift the egg mold from the water in the baking dish (*I pop the silicone egg mold lid on top to make it easier to remove from the baking dish with the tongs). Let cool, *uncovered* for 10 minutes. To remove the egg bites from the mold, I carefully loosen up the edges using a mini-silicone spatula or butter knife around the edges of the cooked egg bit, then flip to remove from the mold onto a cutting board.

Instant Pot Method:

  • In a high-powered blender, add the eggs, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, Gruyere cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper (if using). Blend on medium-high until very smooth.
  • Finely dice your bacon and evenly distribute the bits in the bottom of each egg bite mold. Next, evenly distribute the egg mixture into each of the egg bite molds until a little less than full.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into your instant pot, then place your wire trivet over the water. Place the lid (or cover with foil) on top of the egg mold and transfer into the instant pot on top of the trivet. Secure the lid and make sure the vent is closed. Press the 'steam' button and then set the timer for 10 minutes.
  • When the cook time is complete, carefully turn the valve to release the pressure in the InstantPot. Once all the steam has released, carefully open the lid and using a sturdy spatula, remove the egg bites from the Instant Pot.
  • Let cool, *uncovered* for 10 minutes. To remove the egg bites from the mold, I carefully loosen up the edges using a mini-silicone spatula or butter knife around the edges of the cooked egg bit, then flip to remove from the mold onto a cutting board.

Notes

Storing: Let cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Reheating Tips: To reheat, I simply pop into the microwave for 30-45 seconds until warm. 
Oven Tip: As noted, you will want your baking dish of water to preheat with the oven. This will allow the water to warm up and cook the egg bites according to direction.

131 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary
    May 8, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    5 stars
    Attempt 2 in the IP was a much better outcome for me than the oven! Had to steam for 15 minutes instead of 10 but other than that, super happy with the results!!

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    Sherry Gedman
    May 7, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    The first time I made these was an epic fail. Super runny and undercooked. This time I preheated the pan with water for much longer, about half an hour and looked them for 35 min and let rest for 10. Much better outcome but did not pop out easily. I’m not giving up on these because they are super delicious.

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    Allison
    May 2, 2022 at 11:42 am

    5 stars
    My first attempt was pretty good but definitely not perfect. Preheated w/ water in bowl but after 45 min at 300 they appeared firm and did pop out smoothly, but cutting into about half of egg bite was still fairly runny and other half perfect texture. Thinking I will try 50 min next time, but also I think egg bite molds that are thinner would be easier! Very hard to tell how well these are cooked through because the tops of mine were starting to look WAY overcooked

    • Reply
      Allison
      May 2, 2022 at 11:43 am

      Forgot to add that either way they were still delicious! Don’t skip the garlic powder!

  • Reply
    Lindsay
    May 2, 2022 at 2:02 am

    Have you tried any other ingredient variations (ex: related red pepper flavor)? I’d love options for adding veggies!!

    Thanks for creating this recipe!!

    • Reply
      Alex
      May 2, 2022 at 5:03 pm

      Hi!! I’ve attempted the egg white/red bell pepper version twice now and haven’t quite mastered it!! will report back when
      I nail it.

  • Reply
    Elizabeth
    May 1, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    5 stars
    So good and the recipe is so easy to follow. I did 15 min steam in the instant pot and they came out perfect.

  • Reply
    Rebecca
    May 1, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    5 stars
    Amazing recipe! Did the instant pot version and it turned out great.

    Tip: for everyone trying the oven method and having to increasing cooking times, I recommend getting an oven thermometer! Since getting one I’ve realized my oven is never at the temperature it says it is and often needs way more time coming up to temp. The problem could be your oven isn’t actually pre-heated all the way!

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    Kaitlin
    April 29, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    5 stars
    I spend so much money on Starbucks egg bites so I was thrilled to find this recipe! The texture is amazing and very close to the ones from Starbucks!

    I made these using the oven method and didn’t have any issues! I baked them for the minimum amount of time suggested (35 minutes) and they were actually slightly overbaked. For the second batch, I reduced the bake time by a couple minutes and they were perfect! My bacon did make them a little salty so I would reduce the salt if using a saltier bacon.

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    DDobbins
    April 22, 2022 at 12:39 am

    5 stars
    So I have made these five times so far and the first three times were flops. I live at 164’ feet above sea level in a city in California so I wasn’t sure if maybe the oven temp was different than Texas. I tried all sorts of things round 1, 2 & and 3. After doing lots of variations it’s a simple as this for my oven and my city- Oven is still at 300 cook time is 50 minutes and let completely cool before popping out of the silicon mold. Hope this helps some of you. Enjoy! They are amazing!

  • Reply
    Kelly
    April 20, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    5 stars
    I followed the oven directions exactly but ended up having to bake them longer because they weren’t set in the middle. I sent them back to BC with my daughter for Marathon Monday, and she said they were delicious. Next, I made them in the Instant Pot and they turned out perfectly and taste delicious. Plus, if you have 2 molds you can stack them in the IP and cook them all at once. Thanks, Alex!

  • Reply
    amanda
    April 19, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    So I failed at the oven method 3 times (needed to cook way longer because they were still runny- even tried with convection and regular oven settings without luck). And then as my husband was washing the egg mold he read on it that it says “do not use in the oven”. So, that ended that adventure for us because feeding this to my toddler was the plan and Im just not going to risk that.
    But before getting angry and returning the mold (I love alex and her DD recipes so was devastated that these were such an epic disaster) I decided to just try it in the instant pot. Made the mix just as the recipe says, put the lid on the mold, put them in the instant pot on manual for 9 minutes, and out they came just as perfect as can be. So, if you are struggling with the oven method and nervous about putting the mold in the oven, give it a shot.

  • Reply
    Whitney
    April 19, 2022 at 4:08 am

    5 stars
    Followed the oven method exactly, and they were perfectly set at 40 minutes and came out of the mold so easy after cooling for about 10 minutes. They are so delicious, with a perfect light and fluffy texture! Will definitely be making them again and again!!

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    April 18, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    5 stars
    I finally got to make the oven version! I did have to adjust cooking time to almost an hour. These are so dang delicious!! Thanks for cracking this code Alex!

  • Reply
    Leah
    April 18, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    Epic fail. I bought the mold. It started sinking sideways and took on water, eggs spilling out everywhere. Had to throw away immediately. Any tips

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 18, 2022 at 3:43 pm

      I’m sorry this happened! You definitely have to triple check that it latches fully to prevent any spillage. You can also place a mason jar full of water on top of the mold once in the pot to make sure it stays upright while cooking.

  • Reply
    Gabby
    April 12, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    5 stars
    These came out perfect using the oven method! I’m so excited to have these during the week!

  • Reply
    Heather
    April 12, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    These are AMAZING! And when I put the recipe in a nutrition calculator, less calories, less fat & more protein than Starbucks. Win, win!

    • Reply
      Kylie
      April 24, 2022 at 4:21 pm

      Would you mind sharing your nutrition information for these egg bites. Would love to have a more accurate depiction for my tracking. Thank you!

      • Reply
        Alex
        April 25, 2022 at 6:04 pm

        I do not have this information but someone else may be able to calculate + provide it!

  • Reply
    Kylie
    April 11, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    5 stars
    Made these this morning and they turned out perfect and so yummy!! Doubled the batch because I have two egg molds and made them in my Instant Pot. No adjustments needed. Overfilled one of the molds so those look super wonky but taste delicious and the other mold turned out picture perfect! So great to make ahead and then have breakfast on the go for the week!

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 13, 2022 at 11:47 am

      So glad they are a hit!! the IP method is definitely the most foolproof it seems!

  • Reply
    Deniz
    April 11, 2022 at 2:17 am

    5 stars
    These came out perfect! I did 4 eggs and 2 egg whites to make it a lil more macro friendly and added a tsp of sriracha to the mix to give it a kick. 40 mins in the oven and they are set to perfection!

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 11, 2022 at 12:38 pm

      Fantastic news!! Love those additions!

  • Reply
    Missy
    April 10, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    Hi! Do you have an Insta pot method for this recipe? Thank you!

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 10, 2022 at 4:16 pm

      Hi!! I just added the Instant Pot Method– as I tried it out this AM!

      • Reply
        missy
        April 11, 2022 at 12:45 pm

        Thank you! It worked well!

      • Reply
        Christen
        April 27, 2022 at 5:40 pm

        I have the Instant Pot Duo Plus which doesn’t have the “steam” button, what do you suggest I use?

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    Katie Maloney
    April 9, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    5 stars
    I used my instant pot (manual for 9 minutes and natural release for 10 minutes). Came out perfect! Used ham & asparagus because that’s what I had on hand to use.

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    Christine
    April 8, 2022 at 3:19 am

    4 stars
    These turned out delicious but like a lot of people, the cook time was totally off despite preheating the water in the dish. I did 45 minutes at 300 which barely set the top. I cranked it up to 325 for an additional 15 minutes and they came out perfect. They popped right of out the molds; I didn’t even have to loosen the edges.

    I will try to make another batch this weekend and cook them at 325 for 30-35 minutes and see how that goes. I will also reduce the salt to 1/2 tsp as my bites were a tad bit salty for me. I used maple bacon which was a good combination with the cheeses.

    • Reply
      Christine
      April 16, 2022 at 4:45 pm

      I remade them at 325 for 35 minutes and they were slightly underbaked to me, and when I redid them at 325 for 45 mins they were a little overcooked. I will try 325 for 40 mins next time! They’re such a good snack.

  • Reply
    Melissa
    April 6, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    My silicone mold is letting water in while it’s cooking in the Sous Vide, right now. Is that okay? I was kind of worried about that when I saw the top was also silicone.

  • Reply
    Julie
    April 5, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    5 stars
    My new fave!! I used the instapot and they turned out perfect!🎉

    • Reply
      Meghann
      April 9, 2022 at 2:02 am

      Hi Julie, I was hoping to use the Instapot as well! Would you mind sharing your times? Did you use high pressure? Thanks!

      • Reply
        Alex
        April 10, 2022 at 4:18 pm

        Just shared in the post as well!

        • Reply
          Lisa Schmiedeke
          April 14, 2022 at 2:33 pm

          Dumb question, if using the sous vide do the egg molds float, or are they covered in water??

    • Reply
      Kat
      April 10, 2022 at 1:03 am

      Can you describe how you did it in the instant pot ? I’m thinking about trying for Easter that way. Water got into mine when I tried in the sous vide.

      • Reply
        Alex
        April 10, 2022 at 4:17 pm

        I just shared the IP method in the recipe instructions! 🙂 They do kinda puff up a bit more than the other methods so I recommend not filling them completely 🙂

  • Reply
    Rachel
    April 5, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Alex, these are SO good. You nailed it. I followed the oven method exactly and had no issues. My suspicion is that people requiring longer cook times need to make sure their ovens are appropriately calibrated 🙂 Highly recommend!

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    Fagan
    April 4, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    5 stars
    Sous vide method worked great with my Anova. After some trial and error getting the container size right (I forgot to account for the wand the first time), weighed the mold you suggested down with 2 plates and it was perfect. 25 min worked great for me. I let them sit about 10 min before I unmolded them with the lid on, so some carry over heat may have happened. My lid came up as I was putting them in the water but it didn’t leak too much and stayed put after that.

    • Reply
      Sarah
      April 5, 2022 at 11:19 am

      I made these in a muffin tin and they baked well in there as well! So delicious!

  • Reply
    Alexis
    April 4, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    5 stars
    Fantastic recipe! I did mine in the oven for 45 minutes and they turned out great. Remember to cook the bacon! I didn’t realize the bacon needed to be cooked until eating the egg bites this morning and reviewing the recipe because the bacon did not look cooked. Definitely cooking error on my part.

  • Reply
    Starla
    April 3, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Followed your instructions exactly and they turned out perfect! I did spray the silicone molds with cooking spray just to be safe, and they came right out. So light and fluffy!

  • Reply
    Meredith
    April 3, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    5 stars
    So good!!!! These are delicious but just like everyone else said – it definitely takes longer than 35 min in the oven. I ended up doing them for an hour. They’re so good though and taste just like Starbucks!

  • Reply
    Hannah V
    April 3, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Followed the recipe exactly and these turned out AMAZING! Closest copy cat I have ever made!
    I used a deep 9×13 baking sheet full of preheated water and the cook time was exactly 35 min.

    Thank you Alex!

  • Reply
    Traci
    April 3, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    5 stars
    Second time was a charm! I have a regular persons oven LOL and it took 45min in the oven then sitting on the counter resting for 20 minutes and they popped out PERFECTLY! This will definitely be in my weekly rotation!

  • Reply
    Jesscia
    April 3, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Mine are cooking via Sous Vide as we speak and I already have some questions!
    1. Is it ok if the mold floats at the top?
    2. My pot isn’t wide enough to fit the Sous Vide cooker AND the egg mold. And it is a really large pot! What size pot did you find to use that is wide enough to fit both inside? I had to use our MASSIVE crawfish pot and the Sous Vide doesn’t like that much water to regulate!

  • Reply
    Jenna
    April 3, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    5 stars
    These are delicious! Don’t let the reviews scare you away from making the oven method. I followed the oven instructions to a T, including putting the pans of water in the oven while it pre-heated and while I made the egg mixture. I used cake pans for my water bath, used the egg molds Alex has linked. Per the reviews, I did add about 20-25min to my cook time and checked with a wooden skewer and they were perfect, and so, so delicious! I should also note that I have an older electric oven. Great recipe and it’ll be added to the breakfast rotation!

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    Meghan
    April 3, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    I can’t get mine to set at all! Oven method, warmed water with preheat. Tried 35 mins and just put in another 20 mins and still not even close. Top is set and then just liquid underneath. What am I missing!?

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      Meghan
      April 3, 2022 at 4:12 pm

      They set after I turned the oven up to 325 and cooked another 20 mins. Very very salty though, I’d recommend cutting the salt at least in half.

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        Deborah
        April 4, 2022 at 3:53 pm

        Yes so agree too salty. Going to use half the salt next time and also extend the cook time by 30 mins as mine never did set well. First time but not giving up!

  • Reply
    Chelsea Sizemore
    April 3, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    5 stars
    I used the oven method and they turned out PERFECT! So excited to eat these for breakfast this week ◡̈

  • Reply
    Grace Ann Gannon
    April 2, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    5 stars
    I followed the recipe to a T and they came out PERFECTLY! I used the oven method, blended in a vitamix blender, and cooked the bacon while the water was preheating in the oven. The water ended up preheating for about 30 min because I was also making breakfast potatoes and spent some extra time prepping those. I cooked for 35 min uncovered at 300, and they were totally set! I used the red silicone egg mold off Amazon and a glass 7×11 baking dish. I filled the water up to just a little over halfway on the mold.

    Not sure what’s going on with those who are having trouble — maybe an oven temp thing? — but hope this helps! They were FANTASTIC!

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    Stacie
    April 1, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    5 stars
    I used the sous vide method and mine turned out perfectly! It was so nice to have breakfast ready to pop into the microwave for 30 sec before work today! I’m going to make these for my parents who have some dietary restrictions (sodium) and this will be easily adaptable for them. Thank you!

  • Reply
    Millie C.
    April 1, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    3 stars
    Was so excited for this recipe and the fact that I wouldn’t need to spend $$$ on a sous vide. Followed the oven directions exactly including pre-heating the pan and water and after 55 mins they were still liquid with a film of set egg on the top. I ended up having to pull them out and microwave for 2 minutes to cook them through. Really bummed as the taste is amazing but I anticipate more like 1.5-2 hours for them to set properly. Hoping for a recipe update, otherwise I will have to save this for weekends when I have extra time!

  • Reply
    Zoë
    April 1, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    4 stars
    The texture was perfect and I had no issues with the bites being cooked but mine were so salty! I followed the recipe exactly.

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 3, 2022 at 11:34 pm

      The type of bacon may alter the saltiness here! I would lower the amount for next time to offset any saltiness from the bacon.

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    Heather Tickner
    April 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Read the comments before making and put the bowl of water in the oven as the very first step and even let it sit a bit longer. thought for sure I’d nail this haha… But mine only have a slight film of set eggs on top at 35 min. I’m using a glass bowl and I used an immersion blender if that matters 🤷🏼‍♀️. I wonder if our ovens aren’t hot enough or the type of baking dish matters..? Will check back for updates! I have faith!

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      Heather Tickner
      April 1, 2022 at 7:47 pm

      5 stars
      I tried again this afternoon instead using a 9×11 Le crueset casserole dish instead but they were still liquid at 35 min. I put them in for another 20, still liquid, then another 20ish and they came out perfect at that point and delicious! Maybe the ole oven needs a tune up!

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        Mary
        April 3, 2022 at 8:36 pm

        So glad it wasn’t only me! Mine were liquid at 35 minutes but set on the top, leading me to think they were ready, so I had quite the messy adventure when I took them out of the water bath and tipped them sideways slightly! I’ll try again with a longer bake time.

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          Mary
          April 3, 2022 at 10:45 pm

          2nd time worked! 325 for 45 minutes. I also did 1 less egg because I get eggs from a local farm and they aren’t uniform in size, so thought that might have contributed!

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    Trisha
    March 31, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    4 stars
    Great taste! I think everyone’s oven is a little different. After 35 minutes mine were still not set. I put in microwave for 1 minute. Perfect! Thanks

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    Kristyn
    March 30, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    5 stars
    I dropped everything and ran to the store to make these. They’re perfect!!! I used the oven method with a standard 9×11 white baking dish and had no issues with under cooked eggs. PERFECT and so delicious. These will be a standard in my house

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    Amy
    March 29, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    5 stars
    These are delicious! Just go ahead and quadruple the recipe because you’ll eat one batch within 5 minutes of making them. I’ve tried a few copycat recipes, and these are the best! One note- I used smaller egg bite molds (technically 100% food grade silicone popsicle molds). I did one batch where I shortened the time, but they were a little too soft and stuck to the mold. So even if you are using a small mold, stick the same bake time!

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    Emily
    March 29, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    5 stars
    So good!! I did the oven method and they taste exactly like Starbucks. Definitely going to repeat with other ingredient combos. Love that the cottage cheese adds protein too.

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    Allison
    March 29, 2022 at 4:39 am

    2 stars
    I spend a small fortune on sous vide bites from Starbucks and wanted to love these so I immediately went out and got the mold. I tried both methods. Sous vide cooked well, but water got under the lid when pulling them out, which wasn’t ideal. Oven method did not work at all for me. I preheated everything including the water and cooked for the recommended time but they did not set. I had to finish them in the microwave unfortunately because it was getting late.

    The sous vide texture was great but as far as taste, I would cut the garlic completely and significantly reduce the amount of salt for my preferences.

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      Ashley
      March 31, 2022 at 3:56 pm

      1 star
      I just attempted to make these as well with the sous vide and followed the instructions. They were still undercooked after I took them out of the silicone mold. 🙁 The tops cooked well but the bottom was very runny.

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    CR
    March 29, 2022 at 1:19 am

    I also tried and after 45 minutes, they are not set all the way and the top halves popped out, and the rest stayed in the mold as liquid. I used a glass 9×9 to hold the water.

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    Laura
    March 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Was so excited for these, but after baking 55 minutes mine were still liquid when I tried to remove them. I have no idea why they didn’t set. Followed the recipe exactly as written for the oven method.

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      Anna
      March 30, 2022 at 2:55 am

      5 stars
      Doubled the recipe and used the oven method and these turned out amazing! I did have to cook them a touch longer, but all ovens are different so that’s totally understandable. I had some leftover egg mixture so I poured into a couple greased ramekins and cooked them in the ban marie — so yummy! My kids (4 & 2) devoured them and asked for more. Will definitely make again!

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    Loralee Hartl
    March 28, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    I just ordered the egg mold and can’t wait to make these! These egg bites are my go to Starbucks breakfast and I was so excited to see this recipe! Question: would ricotta cheese work as a substitute for cottage cheese? Or maybe that would make the egg mixture too heavy?

    • Reply
      Alex
      March 28, 2022 at 7:42 pm

      I tried ricotta and it was a fail!! I am sure it would work but the ratios are definitely not the same.

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    Lorraine
    March 28, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    I have a similar recipe for cooking them in the Instapot. Super easy!

    • Reply
      Stacie Vogelsang
      March 31, 2022 at 11:47 pm

      I would love to know how you use the IP. I use that more than my sous vide!

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        Christine
        April 5, 2022 at 9:56 pm

        I used an instant pot, put in 1.5 cups of water with two molds stacked on the little metal stand – manual, low pressure for ten minutes – let naturally depressurize for 5 mins. (My instant pot does not have a Sous vide setting). I used spinach instead of bacon and reduced the Gruyere a bit.

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    Alden
    March 28, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    5 stars
    Just made these and they were delicious! But had to cook them a lot longer to get them to set. I used the sous vide on the instant pot so maybe that’s why

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    Katie
    March 28, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    Amazing!!!!!! Tastes identical to Starbucks. More sous vide recipes please! You are AWESOME!

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    Anna
    March 28, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    I cooked for 55 minutes in the water and they weren’t even close to being set so I put them in my instant pot for 9 minutes and now they’re slightly over cooked. What could I be doing wrong??

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    Clover
    March 28, 2022 at 2:38 am

    I did the oven method but my eggs did not set! I had to cook for much longer and then the texture wasn’t quite right. What did I do wrong?!

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      Amy C.
      March 31, 2022 at 4:14 pm

      5 stars
      First off, thank you for taking the time to develop this recipe! I doubled the recipe and used the sous vide method. Cooked both batches at the same time with recommended water jar on top. There was some slight leaking, but I left it alone and they turned out perfect consistency. After following recipe exactly I too would either lower or eliminate the garlic powder, it’s pretty strong. Taking into consideration, the bacon and cheese, I personally will lower the salt as well, I can always add it on after if I feel they need it. Reheating – I did reheat mine in the air fryer, trying to really duplicate the ones from Starbucks. I would say cut them in half first and cook at 385 for 3-4 mins.

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    Monica
    March 28, 2022 at 2:01 am

    5 stars
    These taste just like Starbucks!!! This method and recipe is a winner!!! I did the oven water bath method.

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      Diane
      March 28, 2022 at 8:45 pm

      Hi! Mine were soooo not set after 35 minutes (using the oven water bath method). Popped back in for an additional 10 and still not set. Did yours set perfectly according to the recipe instructions or did you have to cook longer? Please send me your tips!

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    RACHEL
    March 28, 2022 at 1:45 am

    These look great! I am trying to submerge them in my sous vide and its like chasing a slippery toddler even with the mason jar…is my pot too small

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      Alex
      March 28, 2022 at 12:33 pm

      Honestly, I just let mine float yesterday and they turned out great. The mason jar thing is unnecessary.

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      Sophie
      March 28, 2022 at 3:22 pm

      So excited to try! I noticed when I ordered my egg mold that it’s an Instant Pot accessory, is there a method to make these with an instant pot?

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        Alex
        March 28, 2022 at 5:27 pm

        I haven’t personally made them in the IP yet, but will try it out soon and report back! I am sure there are some cook times online to help guide.

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    Haley Dickerson
    March 28, 2022 at 1:27 am

    I attempted to make these and after 55 minutes they still weren’t cooked. I forgot to put the water dish in the oven while it preheated. Does that make a difference? Definitely going to retry.

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      Alex
      March 28, 2022 at 12:34 pm

      The water does need to be preheated for sure!

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      Tonya
      April 3, 2022 at 4:42 pm

      3 stars
      I followed the recipe to a T but the egg bites turned out very salty. I used Morton’s Kosher salt. Is that the issue?

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        Alex
        April 3, 2022 at 11:29 pm

        The type of bacon you use may have varying levels of saltiness so I would keep that in mind and use less salt next time!

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    Carol
    March 28, 2022 at 1:19 am

    5 stars
    After 50 minutes mine are still runny when I press on them using the oven method. Hmm. What did I do wrong?

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      Alex
      April 3, 2022 at 11:37 pm

      It’s very important for the pan of water to preheat with the oven so the egg mold goes into the warmed oven and warmed water bath, so make sure you do not miss that step!

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    Erin
    March 28, 2022 at 12:38 am

    How do you keep water from getting under the lid??? I bought the mold so excited to make these, and I knew as soon as I saw the lid that water getting in would be an issue. I decided to try anyway, put a mason jar full of water on top, but there was NO way of keeping the water out. I’m so confused, and disappointed!

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      Alex
      March 28, 2022 at 5:29 pm

      I haven’t had any issue with water getting into mine yet, and i’ve made them so many times during testing and recently.. so I am not sure. I do suggest lowering them with a strudy spatula, and you don’t even need to put the cup of water on top. I did this yesterday and it worked perfectly!?

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    Sarah
    March 28, 2022 at 12:04 am

    I have the same egg mold as you and cooked mine for 35 minutes at 300 with a pan of water covering half the molds. They looked set when I took them out, but when I went to pop them out of the molds the inside was still pure liquid! Any ideas? I do live at 6500 feet altitude so that’s the only thing I could think of – but typically with egg dishes I don’t change the recipe at all.

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    Keri McCurdy
    March 27, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    5 stars
    So delicious and easy! I had no issues popping them out of the mold, either! Hope there are more sous vide recipes to come, as I don’t use mine much either 😂

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    Amanda
    March 27, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    I followed the recipe using the oven as written using the mold you linked. The tops were set, but when I popped them out of the mold, they were no where close to being cooked through. I spooned as much as I could back into the mold and checked them every five minutes for another 15 minutes. The tops were dark brown but when I popped them out, they were still liquid. I cannot figure out what happened and I’m so bummed!

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      Alex
      March 28, 2022 at 8:15 pm

      I just added some tips into the recipe to make sure this doesn’t happen. I can’t imagine they aren’t cooking through–i’ve made them so many times and they turn out great everytime so I am trying to figure out what could be the issue here. So 1. Be sure the water is preheating with the oven and 2. I gave tips about how to remove them from the mold. They are softer, so sometimes punching them out of the mold can make them fall apart I think. Loosening them up with a rubber spatula or butter knife makes them come out more easily without destroying them. I really hope this helps I am trying to figure out what could be wrong and even made them again today to be sure!! racking my brain!

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        Carol B
        March 28, 2022 at 8:31 pm

        I had the same issue of them being runny inside after 55 minutes. Could it be the pan? I’m using stoneware. Could it be that my high powered blender is not enough to really get the cottage cheese and egg incorporated? I used a nutribullet.

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          Alex
          March 28, 2022 at 11:49 pm

          I am still trying to troubleshoot what could be the issue for some of you because I have tested it so much and it never fails me!! I am wondering if it’s the cheese or yes, potentially how it’s blended. I am honestly at a loss and having some friends test too to figure out what’s going on.

          • Kristina
            March 29, 2022 at 2:57 pm

            I had the same issue last night! I used a high power blender (Vitamix) and made sure the ingredients were thoroughly blended before pouring. I bought the same egg mold, and used a glass baking dish for a water bath. The water should have been hot enough as I put it in right when I started the oven and the “preheated” alarm went off at least 10 minutes before I was ready to put them in.

            I had to turn the oven up to 400 and baked an additional 15 minutes, but they were still watery. Eventually I placed the whole setup in the microwave for 30-45 seconds until they started puffing up. Tasted great! But much different prep than expected.

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    Kate
    March 27, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    Alex! You absolutely nailed this recipe. They taste EXACTLY like the Starbucks ones!! I got my molds and promptly ran to the store – I made one batch this morning, my family devoured them, and so I immediately made a double batch for this week!

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      Kate
      March 27, 2022 at 5:51 pm

      5 stars
      Oops! Forgot to give this 5 stars in my comment above.

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        Alissa
        April 2, 2022 at 5:51 pm

        I had to cook mine for over an hour. Finally after 45 minutes I put some foil over them before putting them back in the oven and they set. Taste good though!

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    Kristin
    March 27, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    4 stars
    These turned out great-fresh and even better than Starbucks! I have the same container and same sous vide machine as you, but the eggs were still liquid after 25 minutes so we went 40 minutes at 185. They popped right out onto a plate. I would omit the garlic powder just for personal taste, or cut it down a lot. I can’t wait to try with veggies and mushroom and maybe green onion. Thank you!

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    Kat
    March 27, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    Just made them ! They smell delicious. I used the sous vide method just because we had gotten it as a gift for Christmas. I did buy the egg mold recommended, but found it was difficult to get it submerged without water getting under the top (even with the mason jar). Both putting it in and lifting it out I think some water got in. Maybe I need to work on my technique ? Either way, fingers crossed the minor leakage didn’t ruin them. Would love to hear if anyone has instant pot cooking recommendations.

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    Caroline
    March 27, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    We are dairy free over here, do we need the cheese in the mixture or is it mostly for flavor?

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      Alex
      April 3, 2022 at 11:35 pm

      The cottage cheese is necessary, but the rest can be removed if needed!

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    Kate
    March 26, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    So excited! I just got the egg molds in the mail and am buying ingredients this afternoon – question for when you double the recipe and use two egg molds for the sous vide method…do you just stack them in the pot of water? Are the lids water tight enough for that or do you sous vide them one at a time?

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      Alex
      March 28, 2022 at 5:31 pm

      I doubled yesterday and just cooked them separately.

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    Ann B
    March 26, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve tried other copycat recipes for Starbuck’s egg bites using the IP (mine doesn’t have the sous vide option) but your recipe cooked in the oven were, by far, the most delicious with the perfect texture.

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      Alex
      March 28, 2022 at 5:31 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them!

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    Logan H.
    March 26, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    How do you cook two sets at a time with the sous vide? Stack on top of each other?

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      Alex
      March 28, 2022 at 5:32 pm

      I did mine separate yesterday, I don’t think they’ll stay put stacked on top of each other unless you weigh them down, which can be tricky.

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    Kay
    March 25, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    The flavor was so delicious! Unfortunately I am having a hard time getting them out of the mold. I have the exact same one as you… did you spray them before pouring in the filling?

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      Alex
      March 25, 2022 at 8:20 pm

      huh, I didn’t spray mine! Maybe the eggs were just not fully set?

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    Kay
    March 25, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    Where do you get the egg mold?

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      Alex
      March 25, 2022 at 2:56 pm

      Amazon! There are a lot out there but the exact mold I used is linked in the post.

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      Amy
      March 27, 2022 at 5:50 pm

      I used the oven method and mine were still runny after 35 minutes. I followed the instructions exactly so I don’t understand where I went wrong ☹️

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    Joanne
    March 25, 2022 at 1:37 am

    I just ordered the egg mold and can’t wait to try this recipe! It’s the only item I buy from Starbucks. Thank you so much!

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    Melissa
    March 24, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    5 stars
    What Sous Vide brand do you recommend/own?

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      Alex
      March 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm

      Hi!! This is the one that I have. It’s pricey– I am sure there are other great ones on the market for a better price point. but this one is really nice:
      https://amzn.to/36PN8sx

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    Sarah
    March 24, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    I am SO excited to make these!

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      Reagan
      March 27, 2022 at 12:32 pm

      Hi Alex! I just made these this morning. I followed the recipe and at 35 mins the eggs still were not cooked. What did I do wrong?

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    Isadora
    March 24, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    What about using the sous vide function on an instant pot? Would it be the same instructions as sous vide method?

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      Jodi
      March 25, 2022 at 12:09 pm

      I have used 2 silicone egg molds stacked in my IP with a similar recipe and they have turned out amazing. You’ll need a stacking rack to do that.

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    Kathi Richards
    March 24, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    My insta pot has a sous vide setting. I’m wondering if that would work?

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      Alex
      March 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm

      oh fancy!!! I bet it would!!!

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    Jordan
    March 24, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    running to the store now to get all of the ingredients! I’m so excited to try them! Do you think they would taste fine with Swiss cheese? I know it would probably change the flavors a bit.

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      Alex
      March 24, 2022 at 4:27 pm

      Yes! The recipe is very flexible as long as the cottage cheese is included with the eggs. After that, can add what you prefer!

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