Make copycat Starbucks red pepper egg white bites with this simple recipe! They’re creamy and taste just like sous vide egg bites, but they’re made in the Instant Pot!
Since getting an espresso machine (here’s the one we have) we rarely go out to coffee shops! We can make delicious, fancy drinks like frappuccinos at home so there’s no need.
That said, whenever we do grab coffee from a shop, it feels like such a treat!
We typically stick to local coffee shops, but we’ll occasionally hit up Starbucks (usually at airports when traveling) and I always get their egg white bites too! I personally love the roasted red pepper egg bites because they’re light, flavorful and so delicious.
My mother-in-law and best friend are hooked on them as well, so I took it upon myself to figure out how to make them at home so we could all enjoy them whenever we please and save a little $$!
We don’t have a sous vide machine at home so I decided to use the next best thing… my Instant Pot.
What I Love About This Recipe
They are super simple to make with a pressure cooker.
You can customize what flavors and ingredients you want to switch up the flavors!
They’re kid-friendly. I’ve made these a least 10 times and each time my daughter (who is 18 months) eats half of them. She LOVES them.
Here’s what ingredients you’ll need to make these egg white bites:
egg whites + full eggs – I used a combination of egg whites and full eggs to keep these filling, but still on the lighter side.
cottage cheese – adds a delicious creaminess and makes the texture really fluffy.
Monterey jack cheese + feta cheese – more creaminess and flavor thanks to the cheese!
roasted red pepper – I recommend using a jarred roasted red pepper.
chopped spinach – sneak in some flavor and nutrients with finely chopped spinach.
green onions – I love the texture and zest green onions add!
sea salt and pepper – to season and bring all of the flavors together.
hot sauce – just a drop for flavor and heat!
Like I mentioned, this recipe is super customizable. Here are some easy ways to switch up the flavors and mix-ins.
Meat – you can add meat if you want an added protein boost! Try breakfast sausage, turkey bacon or crumbled tempeh bacon.
Full eggs – want to use full eggs? Go right ahead! Swap 1 cup of egg whites for 6 full eggs.
What Equipment You’ll Need
Instant Pot (or pressure cooker) – I highly recommend making these egg bites in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker. I used my 8 quart Instant Pot Duo Crisp (which doubles as an air-fryer).
Silicone egg bite molds – to make this recipe you need silicone egg bite molds. There are bunch of options, but I bought this set of two that also comes with a trivet.
Toaster oven – You can totally eat these without warming them up, but if you want them to taste like the Starbucks egg white bites, I highly recommend popping them in a toaster oven or regular oven to get warm and crisp up a tiny bit on the outside. Just set your toaster oven/regular oven to 400° and bake for about 5 mins. You can also pop them in an air-fryer for few minutes.
Can I Make These in the Oven?
As I mentioned above, I used my Instant Pot to make these egg white bites and it worked like charm. The texture and flavor was really similar to the Starbucks egg white bites.
That said, if you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can make egg bites in your oven as well.
I actually already have a recipe for baked egg muffins, which of course are made with different ingredients, but you can use this recipe as a guide for baking these instead of pressure cooking.
How do you Stop Egg White Bites From Sticking to the Pan?
My secret? Silicone egg bite molds! The eggs slide right out after cooking, it’s basically magic. If you don’t have silicone molds, you can make these in the oven in a muffin tin. Just be sure to grease the muffin tin well before baking or use silicone liners.
These egg bites are great for meal prep. Here's how to make them ahead of time and reheat:
- Cool and store: After allowing the egg bites to cool, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
- To reheat: You can either use the microwave or toaster oven! The microwave usually only takes about 30-45 seconds. I typically reheat mine in the toaster oven for a few minutes, but both methods work great!
What to Serve with Egg White Bites
These are a great breakfast on their own but are also delicious paired with a variety of breakfast recipes! Here are some ideas:
Blend: Add egg whites, eggs and cottage cheese to a blender. Blend until smooth. You can skip this step but blending the cottage cheese really helps makes the egg bites extra creamy.
Mix: Pour into a mixing bowl and add shredded Monterey jack cheese, feta cheese, roasted red pepper, spinach, green onions, salt, pepper and hot sauce.
Fill Molds: Pour egg mixture into silicone egg bite molds, fill about each cup ⅔ of the way full while making sure that some of the mix-ins get into each cup. You should get 14 bites.
Add egg bite molds to pressure cooker: Arrange egg bite molds on top of a trivet and make sure that they're aligned at an angle (or staggered) so that the molds don't line up perfectly. This prevents the lids from caving in and causing the bites to be a funny shape.
Pressure cook: Add 1 cup of water to the base of you Instant Pot/pressure cooker. Place trivet with egg bite molds into the Instant Pot and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes. Manually release the pressure and carefully remove the bites from your Instant Pot.