Sous Vide Egg Bites are healthy, nutritious, and flavorful with a velvety texture – perfectly cooked EVERY TIME! Whether you need something quick to grab and go, or you’re on a low carb or Keto diet, these DIY Starbucks sous vide egg bites are a delicious breakfast great for Meal Prep! You’ll get the inspiration with these 12 best sous vide egg bites recipes.
Why Sous Vide Egg Bites?
- Sous vide egg bites ensure a smooth consistency edge-to-edge with the perfect texture. When you cook egg bites using a muffin tin in the oven, the outside is usually harder and more overcooked than the middle part.
- Sous vide cooking takes all the guesswork out and guarantees the results every single time.
- Easy to customize with your favorite ingredients and make it Keto, dairy-free, low-carb, or Paleo. The calorie count for the basic egg bites comes in at just 156 calories per piece, packed with protein.
- You’ll save a lot of money as it’s way cheaper making them at home than buying at Starbucks.
- You can easily make them in bulk ahead of time and store in the freezer so you can throw together an impressive breakfast quickly during hectic mornings. Simply heat them up in the microwave and serve with toast, English muffins, or oatmeal!
What is Sous Vide?
Sous Vide is a French cooking method by vacuum sealing food in a bag or canning jar, then cooking for a long time to a very precise temperature in a water bath. It’s a foolproof cooking method with guaranteed results every time.
Sous Vide Egg Bites Basics
These sous vide egg bites are a perfect grab-and-go breakfast that’s packed with protein and full of flavor. There are unless ways to prepare them and I love to cook them with different flavors. To get started, you’ll need some sous vide egg bites essentials.
- Sous Vide Immersion Circulators: or Instant Pot which has Sous Vide Setting. If you’re looking for a reliable sous vide machine, I recommend Anova Culinary 750W.
- Mason Jars: 4-oz mason jars are a perfect size for making egg bites. Make sure to dry them completely and set aside.
- Kitchen Tongs
- A Large Pot or Sous Vide Container
I didn’t use a blender for this quick and easy recipe, but if you’d like your veggies and cheese to be equally distributed with a very uniform texture like the eggs at Starbucks, you can mix everything in a blender and puree it first.
- Eggs: You can use whole eggs or egg whites for this recipe.
- Cheese of Your Choice: I used Cheddar cheese for this basic recipe. Some other great options include cottage cheese, swiss, Monterey Jack, mozzarella, and Gruyère cheese. You can also mix in cream cheese.
- Salt and Pepper: Add less salt if your cheese is salty.
- Green Onions: It adds a very nice fresh and delicate onion flavor to the egg bites. I recommend adding this to all your egg bites.
- Non-stick Cooking Spray: Without the cooking spray, egg bites can stick to the mason jar and be difficult to unmold. After lots of experimentation, I’ve found that you need to spray generously with NON-STICK oil spray to prevent sticking. Using a regular oil spray won’t work as well. Alternatively, you can take a stick of butter and run it around the sides of the mason jars.
The ingredients above are required for making basic delicious sous vide egg bites, and you can add other ingredients like bacon, spinach, bell peppers, and onions to make them even more flavorful.
How to Make Sous Vide Egg Bites
1. Spray each mason jar generously with non-stick oil spray.
2. Add chopped green onions and cheese to each mason jar (you can customize with your favorite ingredients), filling about 1/3 full. Some recipes call for mixing the ingredients together before adding them to the jars, but I find it difficult to control the proportions that way and also quite messy filling the mason jar.
3. In a large measuring cup, whisk together eggs, salt, and pepper.
4. Pour the egg mixture to the jar, leaving about 1/2 inch from the top. (If you pour too little mixture to the jar, the mason jars can float in the water bath.)
5. Close the lid “fingertip tight”. (You can easily open with 2 fingers).
6. Fill the container or pot with water and set the temperature of your sous vide circulator to 172°F (73°C).
7. Place the mason jars in the water before the water gets hot. Cook for 1 hour.
8. When the timer goes off, remove the jars from the water, and let cool for about 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of each jar to loosen (watch the video for a visual tutorial). Remove them from the jars and serve warm immediately (or freeze for meal prep).
Tips & Tricks
- Grease your mason jars properly and use a high-quality non-stick cooking spray.
- Close the lid “fingertip tight”: Twist the lid gently until “fingertip tight”, which means the lid is barely closed and can be easily open with 2 fingertips. This tightness prevents water from getting into the jar while allowing air bubbles to escape. If it’s too tight, the jars can crack easily when the trapped air press against the glass.
- Adding the mason jars to the water bath when the water is not completely heated will also help to prevent the jars from breaking.
- For meal prep, let the jars cool down to room temperature before putting in the refrigerator.
- Get creative: Feel free to add chopped veggies or bacon to your egg bites. Check out the 12 sous vide egg bites recipes below for more ideas.
Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites
If you’re wondering what’s in Starbucks sous vide egg bites, you can find the details below (if you want to make them at home, check here for DIY copycat recipes):
- Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper Sous Vide Egg Bites: a super healthy option that’s low carb and packed with protein.
- Bacon & Gruyère Sous Vide Egg Bites: A popular breakfast that’s full of flavor.
- Ham, Cheddar & Peppers Sous Vide Egg Bites: Cheesy and delicious, my favorite!
Temperature and Time
The sweet spot for sous vide cooking egg bites is at 172°F (73°C) for 1 hour. You can leave the egg bites slightly longer than this (an extra 30 minutes is fine) and it won’t overcook your egg bites.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do Sous Vide Egg Bites Last?
These sous vide egg bites can last up to 1 week in the fridge. You can also freeze them and they’ll keep in the freezer for up to 2 months. Let your egg bites cool completely before storing them. You can quickly reheat in the microwave when you’re ready to enjoy them.
How Do You Reheat Sous Vide Egg Bites?
The easiest way is to reheat them in the microwave. Place the egg bites on a plate and fold them in a damp paper towel. It takes about 30 seconds to heat through the refrigerated egg bites. For the frozen ones, microwave for 1 ½ to 2 minutes. Be careful not to overcook them or your egg bites might become tough.
There are endless ways to customize your egg bites! Simply add the extra ingredients to the mason jar and follow the same instructions. Here are some popular options you can try:
- Bacon + Gruyere Cheese
- Ham + Peppers + Cheddar Cheese
- Egg White + Red Peppers + Cottage Cheese & Monterey Jack Cheese
- Spinach + Tomato + Mozzarella Cheese
- Mushroom + Swiss Cheese
- Breakfast Sausage + Onions + Cheddar Cheese
- Broccoli + Leftover Chiciken+ Mozzarella Cheese
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Basic Sous Vide Egg Bites Recipe (+VIDEO)
- 8 large eggs
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt (if you use regular table salt, use 1/8 tsp)
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice I used cheddar cheese in this recipe
- 3/4 cup chopped green onions
- non-stick cooking spray (It’s important to use a good-quality non-stick cooking spray so that your egg bites won’t stick to the mason jars. Alternatively, you can take a stick of butter and run it around the sides of the mason jars.)
- Spray each mason jar generously with non-stick oil spray.
- Add chopped green onions and cheese to each mason jar (you can customize with your favorite ingredients), filling about 1/3 full.
- In a large measuring cup, whisk together eggs, salt, and pepper.
- Pour the egg mixture to the jar, leaving about 1/2 inch from the top. (If you don't pour enough mixture to the jar, the mason jars may float in the water bath.)
- Close the lid “fingertip tight”. (You can easily open with 2 fingers).
- Fill the container or pot with water and set the temperature of the sous vide circulator to 172°F (73°C). (Place a trivet mat beneath the pot to help protect your countertop!)
- Place the mason jars in the water before the water gets hot. Set the timer for 1 hour.
- When the timer goes off, remove the jars from the water, and let cool for about 10 minutes.
- Run a knife around the edges of each jar to loosen. Remove them from the jars and serve warm immediately (or freeze for meal prep).
- To prevent the egg bites from sticking to the mason jars, you need to spray generously with NON-STICK oil spray. Regular oil sprays don’t work as well.
- For Meal Prep: let your egg bites cool down completely before placing them in airtight containers or zip-lock bags. To freeze, you can leave them in mason jars or wrap them individually in plastic wrap once cooled. They will last for up to 1 week and the fridge or 2 months when stored properly in the freezer.
12 Sous Vide Egg Bites Recipes
- Sous Vide Egg White & Roasted Red Pepper Bites (Starbucks Copycat)
- Sous Vide Bacon and Gruyere Cheese Egg Bites (Starbucks Copycat)
- Keto Copycat Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites
- Low Carb Dairy-Free Spinach Sous Vide Egg Bites
- Sous Vide Paleo Egg Bites
- Sous Vide Bacon Cheddar Egg Bites
- Sous Vide Egg Bites with Cottage Cheese
- Sous Vide Egg Bites with Sausage (Cooked with an Instant Pot)
- Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites (Cooked with an Instant Pot)
- Healthy Copycat Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites (Cooked with an Instant Pot)
- Skinny Instant Pot Cheesy Sous Vide Egg Bites (Cooked with an Instant Pot)
- Homemade Sous Vide Egg Bites (without the Sous Vide Machine)