Instant Pot Egg Bites (3 Ways!)

These Instant Pot Egg Bites make an easy breakfast-on-the-go! They are similar to the Sous Vide Egg Bites from Starbucks, but my version uses a little less cheese and no starch to make them as easy and healthy as possible. They’re loaded with protein and are easy to customize using your favorite cheese and veggies.

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Thanks to this silicone mold and the Instant Pot, the process is pretty darn easy. (If you don’t have an Instant Pot, I’ve included oven directions below the recipe.)

Starbucks Instant Pot Egg Bites

The silicone mold is key to getting the authentic “look” of the Starbucks egg bites, but you could cook the egg mixture in another small ramekin or glass jar if you need to. Make sure to read the notes below my recipe for cooking time suggestions if you use a larger container.

egg bites recipe in blender

Keep in mind that Starbucks adds quite a bit of cheese, and some starch, to their egg bites to give them a unique texture. I found them to taste more cheese-like than egg-like when I tried the real ones myself (and I really do like cheese!), so I’ve cut back on that in this recipe to lighten them up.

I also left out the starch because I didn’t want to order that from a specialty store. Breakfast shouldn’t be that complicated, right? However, if you want to play with adding starch to your egg bites for a texture exactly like Starbucks, go for it!

egg bite molds

How to Make Egg Bites in the Instant Pot

To make these egg bites, all you need to do is blend the ingredients together, to give them a fluffy texture, and then pour them into a greased silicone mold or other small container. (Whichever container you use, make sure you grease it really well!)

instant pot trivet and egg bite mold

You’ll need to fill your Instant Pot with 1 cup of water, then use the trivet that comes with your Instant Pot to keep the egg bite mold out of the water. These cook at high pressure for 8 minutes, but when you take into account the time for pressurization and the natural release, it’s in your Instant Pot for closer to 25 minutes total.

Keep in mind that the eggs will puff-up as they cook, but then then shrink down as they cool. I’ve heard that you can stack two molds on top of each other if you want to make double the amount, but I have not tested that myself– I think the puff-up factor might affect things!

eggwhite and red pepper egg bites

Egg White & Red Pepper Bites

I wanted to recreate the popular Starbucks flavor by using egg whites and roasted red pepper, but something interesting happened the first time I tested this recipe– the ingredients all floated to the top of the mold, as pictured above.

That means all of the toppings were on the “bottom” of the egg bite, leaving the rest of the egg bite totally plain. (This is a good reason to blend the cheese and salt in, so the egg at least has flavor for you if something like this happens!) This didn’t happen with my other egg bites using the whole egg– only the egg whites.

egg white bites

You can get around this by adding your veggies, or other add ins, to the mold first, then pouring the egg white mixture over the top to fill the mold. The spinach still sometimes floats to the top, but the other ingredients disperse better!

I’ve included two more flavor variations in the recipe below– a simple Gruyere version (like Starbucks, without the bacon on top), and a “pizza” version made with sun-dried tomatoes. I hope you’ll enjoy them!

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instant pot egg bites
Instant Pot Egg Bites
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
pressurize
15 mins
Total Time
23 mins
 

ANIMAL PROTEIN | Gluten-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Vegetarian

Here's how to make EGG BITES in the Instant Pot, similar to the kind from Starbucks! They make a healthy breakfast on the go, and my kids love them, too.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, egg, instant pot, starbucks
Servings: 7 bites
Calories: 66 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore
Ingredients
Gruyere Egg Bites
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 ounces gruyere cheese , cut into pieces or shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Egg White & Red Pepper Egg Bites
  • 8 egg whites (only)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces feta cheese (about 1/3 cup crumbles)
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted red pepper (from a jar, or homemade)
  • 1 small handful fresh spinach , chopped
Pizza Egg Bites
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 2 green onions , chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
Instructions
  1. To make the egg bites, combine the eggs (or egg whites), water, cheese, and salt a blender. Blend at high speed until smooth.

  2. If making an egg bite with other add-ins, grease the silicone mold well (I use spray oil) and then sprinkle the add ins evenly into the bottom of each well. Pour the blended egg mixture over the top, dividing it evenly among the 7 cups.

  3. Fill the Instant Pot with 1 cup of water and place the handled trivet (which comes with the machine) over that. Carefully place the filled egg mold on top of the trivet. Secure the lid and move the steam release valve to Sealing. Select the Manual or Pressure Cook button to cook at high pressure for 8 minutes.

  4. When the cooking cycle is complete, allow the pressure to release for at least 5 minutes, then move the steam release valve to Venting to release any remaining pressure. (It's okay if you leave it longer to naturally release, too.) When the floating valve in the lid drops, it's safe to remove the lid.

  5. Use oven mitts to grab the handled trivet and remove the mold full of cooked egg bites. I recommend letting them cool down for 5-10 minutes, but then remove them promptly, as you'll want to serve them warm and I find that they release from the mold easier while they are still relatively hot.

  6. Serve them right away. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Per Gruyere Egg Bite: Calories: 88, Fat: 6g, Carbohydrates: 0g, Fiber: 0g, Protein 6g
Per Egg White Bite: Calories: 39, Fat: 1g, Carbohydrates: 0g, Fiber: 0g, Protein: 4g
Per Pizza Egg Bite: Calories: 66, Fat: 4g, Carbohydrates: 1g, Fiber: 0g, Protein: 5g

How to Make Egg Bites in the Oven

If you don’t have the Instant Pot, you can also use this recipe and bake the egg bites in the oven. To do this, place the silicone mold filled with the egg mixture on a sturdy baking sheet to keep them steady. Bake at 350ºF until the center of the egg bites have set, about 40 to 45 minutes. They will rise out of the mold a LOT during the baking process (much more than they do in the Instant Pot), but keep in mind that they will deflate as they cool!

Can you Freeze Egg Bites?

Yes, I tried this! They are NOT good if you eat them cold after freezing them, as the cheese has a weird texture, but if you reheat them I think they are perfectly good for a make-ahead breakfast.

Recipe Notes:

  • If you need a dairy-free egg bite, you can leave out the cheese and stir in some nutritional yeast for a “cheesy” flavor if you like. I made a version with coconut milk for creaminess, and I did not like the result, but you could try something with almond milk instead of water if you’d like to.
  • As always, feel free to modify this recipe as you see fit. You can try any other add-ins you like, use more or less cheese as you like, etc. Use this base recipe to get creative!

Reader Feedback: Have you tried the egg bites from Starbucks? Or have you tried making them at home? Let me know what you think of these!

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Comments

Erin L

Thank you sooooo much! Just wondering, with the egg white veggie bites, what would you substitute if change if using whole eggs?

Marie

These have been perfect for a breakfast on the go!

Erin l

Texture is bang on. Way healthier, affordable and my 7 year old devoured 3 in a row! Taste isn’t quite the same but a great home made option!! Thank you!!

Laura

Hello
I didn’t find the answer on your website. I like your instant pot but I was wondering what the inside is made from? I don’t want any toxic non adhesive something…. Thank you!!

    Megan Gilmore

    The Instant Pot comes with a stainless steel inner pot– no non-stick coating! They offer a non-stick pot as an extra purchase, but I wouldn’t buy that one.

    Terry

    I was also concerned so I bought the stainless steel one the Ulta. I won’t use non stick.

Kerry

I tried the spinach and red pepper recipe and they came out SO watery and looked nothing like your beautiful picture above. I literally have no idea where I went wrong here!!

    Megan Gilmore

    Watery, like the inside wasn’t cooked? Or just some liquid around the edges of the cooked egg bites? Sometimes I’ll notice some moisture around the edges of individual dishes in the Instant Pot (since there’s no evaporation in the pot) but usually as the dish cools to a temperature you can eat that moisture goes away. However, if the egg bites aren’t totally cooked or don’t pop out of the molds, I would guess that something went wrong with the Instant Pot cooking cycle– like it didn’t fully come to pressure due to a sealing ring or steam release valve issue.

    Sarah Conklin

    Did you happen to use thawed frozen spinach rather than fresh? Not only would that change the amount to be used, but also thawed spinach is waterlogged. It needs to be wrapped in a clean dish towel and wrenched of all liquid before using it to bake. In my experience anyway!

    AnDREID

    I form a ball with the cooked spinach, then press the ball with a lemon press or a potato ricer until dry. The only water left is from the condensation on the surface which can be poured out easily when you carefully remove the eggs from their wells.

Linette Blaylock

The bacon egg bites turned out wonderfully! They were pretty, tasty and easy!! Will be keeping varieties of these in the fridge for breakfast any time!! I did vary the recipe just a bit, adding a few pieces of fresh diced tomatoes. The egg bites still turned out well and tasted great but were a little softer in the center due to water content of tomatoes. Not a big issue though, still delicious!

Lewis Johnson

I would add bacon or jam to these.

MIchal ratkewicz

The egg bites I cooked from your recipe were amazing! What about making a desert with this recipe? Add a little sweeting, chocolate and maybe cream for the water?

Kristen

These are yummy! Tip: While you are preparing the mixture, put water in the instant pot and set it on sauté. Then turn it off and put eggs in and cook as usual. It only take about two- three minutes to come to pressure.

    Megan Gilmore

    I’m glad to hear that worked for you! Part of the cook time with any Instant Pot recipe is the full time it takes to come to pressure, so keep in mind that some recipes may come out under-cooked if you preheat the pot ahead of time.

Cindy

Has anyone tried doubling this recipe and stacking a second layer on a 2.5” trivet? These look so good but I know I’ll need more than seven!

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