Have you tried the Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites? I think the Bacon and Gruyere version is to die for.
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I must say these were brought to my attention by Kristen Oliphant. She messaged me on Facebook and asked if I would try these. Well, I was intrigued and so I tried them.
She said they were irresistible, and guess what? They were. Special thanks to Tom Jones, of Tom’s Test Kitchen for sending me information on this recipe!
Sous vide egg bites contain eggs, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, Gruyere, bacon, and a pinch of salt. So if you are looking for a breakfast that is low carb, and diabetic-friendly, this recipe is for you.
Before I go into the recipe, let me say, this is not my typical copycat recipe. I want you to be able to make these from ingredients you have in your kitchen, with tools that you normally have.
This recipe meets the condition of being made with ingredients you already have. The Starbucks Sous Vide Egg bites need a Sous Vide to prepare them.
What is a sous vide?
It is a type of cooker/appliance that enables you to slowly cook items in a water bath. When meat is prepared this way, the fat and connective tissues breakdown in a way that can’t be matched by more traditional methods of cooking. A Sous vide makes eggs super creamy and is critical for this recipe.
I tested this recipe more than I typically do. I have been working on this recipe for about four weeks. I learned all sorts of things. What type of jars to use for these eggs, the different ingredients to use, and how long to cook them, and most importantly, cook your bacon before you add it to mix.
One thing that you need is the Sous Vide. I tried making these eggs in jars with pots of water simmering on the stove. It didn’t work. The eggs came out overcooked. Even though I watched the temperature so it didn’t get too high, it didn’t work. I guess that’s why sous vides are made. I have had two different models of Sous Vide before. I have used both and the Instant Pot Duo and the Annova Sous Vide.
I like both of them, I have a slight preference for the Instant Pot with the Sous Vide function, it’s mostly around the fact the Instant Pot comes with a it’s own container, that is well insulated to keep the heat at the right temperature.
Will you need a sous vide to make these egg bites? Yes.
Here’s a list of what you need:
- Cottage cheese
- Monterey Jack Cheese
- Gruyere cheese
Ingredient Notes and Tips
If you have tried these eggs at Starbucks, the texture is light and springy. If you read the ingredients on the Starbucks website, the first ingredient is cottage cheese.
Cottage cheese keeps the egg bites from being too dense.
I suggest you use thin bacon and cook it nice and crispy. Thick bacon can be too chewy and it may seem like it is undercooked.
I recommend using a good quality Gruyere cheese. Don’t buy a package of Swiss cheese, it will lack the flavor you need.
How to Make Starbucks Egg Bites
- Set your sous vide for 167 degrees.
- Cook bacon until crisp.
- Add eggs, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, Gruyere cheese, and salt into a blender.
- Blend until it is a uniform mixture.
- Spray four small canning jars with a non-stick spray.
- Break a piece of bacon and place it into each jar.
- Pour egg mixture into jars.
- Wipe the rim of the jar to make sure it is clean then place the lid on the jar.
- Make sure the sous vide has reached 167 degrees.
- Place jars into the sous vide.
- Cook eggs for about 35 minutes or until egg bites are completely set.
- Remove egg bites from the jars.
- Sprinkle shredded Gruyere cheese on top and broil until they just turn brown.
Equipment Needed for Sous Vide Egg Bites
If you don’t do this, the ingredients will be chunky. I couldn’t get this to blend properly in my food processor.
For the jars, I used jelly jars. Be sure to buy the jars that are wide-mouthed. These are the jars that I used: Ball Mason 4oz Quilted Jelly Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 12. The opening of the jar can’t be smaller than the base.
If you don’t have jars, you could do these eggs in plastic bags, they won’t look as pretty, but they will taste just the same.
When these eggs come out of the sous vide, you will need to add some shredded Gruyere cheese and pop them under the broiler. The browned cheese I think adds the signature touch to these eggs.
I hope you enjoy these Starbucks Sous Vide Egg bites. For me, they were a labor of love 😉
Trouble Shooting Egg Bites
While these are easy to make, here are a few tips for you.
- Preheat the water of the sous vide first
- You may need to lengthen the cooking time a bit, sometimes dropping in the jars creates the temperature to drop too much, so you need to add back that time.
- Cook until the eggs have set up, if the eggs are runny, they are not done
Love Starbucks? Try these copycat recipes!
- Flat White
- Mocha Coffee Recipe
- Starbucks Ham and Cheddar Egg Bites
- Starbucks Smores Frapp
- Pink Drink from Starbucks
- Starbucks Very Berry Hibiscus
- Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches
- Spinach Feta Wrap
- Starbucks Protein Box
Favorite Egg Recipes
- How to Make a Fluffy Omelet
- Oven Baked Eggs
- Creamed Hard Boiled Eggs
- Eggs in a Basket Recipe
- How to Boil Eggs on the Stove
- How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in Instant Pot
Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites Bacon Gruyere
- 4 eggs
- 4 tablespoons cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
- 1/4 cup Gruyere cheese shredded
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 pieces thin bacon cooked crisp
- 1/4 cup Gruyere cheese shredded, use to broil
- Set your sous vide for 167 degrees. This will take some time to heat.
- So prepare the recipe while this heats up. Into a blender add 4 eggs, 4 tablespoons cottage cheese, 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, 1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese, and salt. Puree until it is a uniform mixture.
- Spray 4 small canning jars (I use half-pint wide-mouth jelly jars) with a non-stick spray. Break a piece of bacon into each jar.
- Pour egg mixture into jars. Wipe the rim of the jar to make sure it is clean, then place the lid on the jar. Place jars into the sous vide.
- Once the sous vide has reached 167 degrees, cook eggs for about 35 minutes or until they are completely set. If you do not wait until the sous vide has reached proper temperature the eggs may not set fully.
- Remove eggs from the jars when they are done. Sprinkle additional shredded Gruyere cheese on top, and broil until they just turn brown. This recipe may be doubled.