An easy to follow copycat egg bites recipe that’s lower in carbs and easily customizable!
Starbucks Copycat Sous Vide Egg Bites (Keto):
When I was in the process of moving to Kansas City last February, I was eating out quite often due to my lack of kitchen. I had never had the Starbucks Sous Vide Eggs Bites but had heard a lot of great things. Let’s just say I liked them. A lot. So much so, I ate them four days in a row. Oops.
They were creamy and flavorful and sooo delicious. Downside to this new addiction is that the cost (they are $4.45 for two) was adding up throughout the week, and despite being a somewhat lower carb option (they are 9 net carbs for two bites), there are always extra processed additives that go into the food you don’t make yourself.
I decided to experiment and find a way to recreate these sous vide egg bites myself using both a traditional sous vide and using a water bath in the crockpot (both methods work really well).
Read on for a few tips and tricks on how I made these Starbucks Copycat Sous Vide Egg Bites (Keto). The full recipe is below!
- Sous Vide or Slow Cooker
- 6 Mini Jars (4 oz.) These are the jars I use!
- 1/3 Dry Measuring Cup
- Cheese Grater (optional but recommended)
- Knife & Cutting Board
- Frying Pan
- Tongs/ Oven Mitts
What is Sous Vide:
Sous Vide cooking has blown up as a popular method for cooking all kinds of foods among chefs and restaurateurs in the last few years, and can now easily be done in your own home. Essentially it is taking a vacuum sealed (in this case… a sealed jar) food item and cooking it to an exact temperature in a water bath.
The upside to cooking food this way is that it helps retain natural moisture and juices and you can keep the temperature steady by using a sous vide machine. I like this specifically with eggs for this reason!
If I were to bake this recipe in a muffin tin or in a casserole dish, it would still taste delicious. However, the textures are completely different. The sous vide eggs stay cream and rich whereas, the baked eggs tend to taste sponfier and dry out easier (also not great if you do this for meal prep because additional heat later on drys food out even more).
The only downside is that a sous vide machines can be a bit costly (around $100+ for a higher quality machine). but are not 100% necessary to recreate these egg bites. If you do not have a sous vide machine, then just simply use your crockpot and cook on high heat in a water bath instead!
Tips For The Best Egg Bites:
My first recommendation for these Starbucks Copycat Sous Vide Egg Bites, is to grate your own cheese. Grated cheese just melts so much better and doesn’t have that weird yucky coating pre-shredded cheese has (they use this to prevent it from clumping and sticking together in the package).
Take an extra minute and grate your own (you won’t regret it). Additionally, make sure your jars are clean and ready to use. Also, make sure you have a good set of tongs or oven mitts to remove them when they are done so you don’t burn yourself with hot water.
Finally, be prepared to be addicted and feel like you need to make a second batch immediately following the first….Speaking from experience here. TRUST ME!
These Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites make a fabulous meal prep recipe and can easily be reheated in the jars for those busy weekday mornings. Below, I have provided both of my versions (roasted red pepper and the bacon and gouda) with the nutritional information for one egg bite (one jar serving).
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 170 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 181mg Sodium: 186mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 10g