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Buckle up, friends. This recipe is over the top, reach for a third one, I can’t believe I made these at home delicious. Starbucks has long been the coffee and breakfast-on-the-go queen and with their recent release of the Sous Vide Egg Bites, the craze has continued. Their bites are creamy and delicious and altogether fairly healthy, especially when compared to the fat-laded Starbucks muffins (which we all know are really cupcakes without the frosting!). But, they’re also super expensive – totalling just shy of $5 for two of them!
We took a look at their recipe and realized that it’s so easy to recreate them at home and with cleaner ingredients! So why not? We’re always up for a healthy, filling breakfast we can meal prep at the beginning of the week.
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These copycat egg bites are simple to whip together in a high powdered blender or with an immersion blender. Simply blend the base ingredients – eggs, cottage cheese, Monterey jack cheese, and salt and pepper – together and gently stir in the remaining ingredients. Using a blender thoroughly combines the ingredients, but it also adds air to the mixture, which ensures the final product is light and fluffy instead of dense.
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For this recipe, you’ll use the Steam function to cook the egg bites and keep them light and fluffy. Steam for 10 minutes and then allow for a 10 minute natural release. Make sure you don’t skip the NPR! In this recipe, the bites need that extra time to finish cooking (much like you leave hard boiled eggs in the pot of hot water after bringing it to a boil).
The final product is a flavorful way to fuel your weekday mornings! Store them in the fridge in an airtight container, then heat them up in the microwave using 30 second intervals. Or better yet, use a toaster oven to warm them up to keep them soft! This recipe makes 7 bites total and a serving is 2, so you’ll get just over 3 servings per batch. Go ahead and eat that extra one right after they come out. We know you want to sample it! Now, time to get cookin’.
It took our 6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 6 minutes to come to pressure but this will vary depending on the model and size of your Instant Pot.
If you prefer, swap out the whole eggs for egg whites to more closely mimic the Starbucks version.