Egg White Bites (Starbucks Copycat)

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!

Veggie egg white bites on a plate. One has a bite taken out of it.

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.
Veggie egg white bites on a plate.

Ingredients Needed

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!

Flavor Variations

Like I mentioned, this recipe is super customizable. Here are some easy ways to switch up the flavors and mix-ins.

  • Vegetables – feel free to switch up the vegetables! I love them as is but I really want to try this recipe with roasted broccoli or roasted sweet potatoes as well.
  • 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.
Egg white bites in a mold that's inside an instant pot.

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.

Egg white bites in a mold.

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.

6 egg white bites made with spinach and red pepper in a glass food storage container.
storage tip!
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:

More Egg Recipes to Try:

If you make these egg bites:

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Veggie egg white bites on a plate. One has a bite taken out of it.

Egg White Bites

Brittany Mullins
Make 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!
3.6 from 32 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakast
Cuisine American
Servings 14 egg bites
Calories 59 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup diced jarred roasted red pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped spinach
  • 2 green onions, sliced (white part)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • drop of hot sauce

Instructions
 

  • 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. 
    Blender with cheese, eggs, and spices.
  • 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. 
    Egg white mixture in a pyrex jar with spinach and red pepper.
  • 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.
    Egg white bites mixture in a mold.
  • 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.
    Blue egg bit molds lowered into an Instant Pot.
  • 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.
    Egg white bites in a mold.

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Notes

  • Vegetables – feel free to switch up the vegetables! I love them as is but I really want to try this recipe with roasted broccoli or roasted sweet potatoes as well.
  • Meat – you can add meat if you want an added protein boost! Try breakfast sausage, turkey bacon or crumbled tempeh bacon. Start with 1/4 cup!
  • Full eggs – want to use full eggs? Go right ahead! Swap 1 cup of egg whites for 6 full eggs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1egg biteCalories: 59kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 196mgPotassium: 66mgSugar: 1g
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    16 comments
    1. Mary Helen
      June 13, 2021 AT 2:38 pm

      5 stars
      These are delicious, nutritious, and so easy to make. I added fresh tarragon from my garlic. Thanks, Britany, I love your recipes!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 14, 2021 AT 10:52 am

        Woo! This makes me so happy to hear! I’m so glad you enjoyed this egg white bites, Mary! Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it!

    2. Geneviève
      June 11, 2021 AT 7:52 am

      5 stars
      This recipies is so easy and si good!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 11, 2021 AT 5:15 pm

        Ah yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed these egg bites, Geneviève! Thanks for making them and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    3. Sherri
      June 9, 2021 AT 9:17 am

      5 stars
      Omg these are so easy! Made mine dairy free! Love how we can be creative with the add ins. It wouldn’t let me give it five stars but definitely five!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 10, 2021 AT 2:20 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Sherri. Thanks for tying it and for the review. I so appreciate it!

    4. Jessica
      June 8, 2021 AT 8:00 am

      5 stars
      These egg bites are wonderful! I sous vided mine in mini mason jars for 90 minutes at 172 degrees F and they came out creamy and perfect! The taste is as close to the real Starbucks version as any of the copycat recipes I have tried yet and an awesome base. I’ll definitely try customizing next time with some additional add ins and different cheeses.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 8, 2021 AT 1:17 pm

        Ahh yay! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Jessica. Thanks for trying it and for the review. I so appreciate it!

    5. Lori A
      June 7, 2021 AT 9:49 am

      5 stars
      These are so good! They taste even better than the Starbucks ones. I switched up the cheeses because I forgot to buy the ones stated in the recipe and omitted green onions because I didn’t have them. So delicious!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 7, 2021 AT 10:51 am

        Woo!! So glad you enjoyed these, Lori. Thanks for the review, I appreciate it!

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