Homemade Keto Egg Bites Recipe
One of my favorite treats on a busy morning is to roll through the Starbucks drive-through, grab myself a black coffee and order their famous bacon and gruyere egg bites.
The Starbucks egg bites are a light, fluffy low-carb breakfast that are delicious as an on the go breakfast. The only problem is the price.
What if we told you that we have replicated the delicious, light, fluffy egg bites so you can make these at home for a fraction of the cost?
What are Keto Egg Bites?
Whether you make eggs on the stove, in a bake, in muffin cups, or as egg bites, egg dishes are typically keto. The key to keeping your easy breakfast keto is making low-carb ingredient choices.
As long as you make your bites with eggs, meat and cheese as the primary ingredients, you are good!
What is the Difference Between Egg Bites and Egg Muffins?
Egg bites are made in a pan with slightly smaller wells than muffin pan wells. If you whip up an egg dish and then divide the egg mixture into muffin cups before you bake them, you have made egg muffins. Although they are another popular option for a grab and go quick breakfast, the egg bite has risen in popularity.
Are Starbucks Egg Bites Keto?
Although Starbucks egg bites are not high in carbs, they also are not as low as the ones we make at home.
If you are trying to follow a keto diet, it is important to be intentional about choosing the lowest-carb cheeses and veggies to add to your healthy breakfast.
Easy Egg Bite Recipe
Looking for easy keto breakfast recipes? This keto breakfast is fast, quick and easy. You can have egg bites in a total time of less than 45 minutes.
Although they can be made in a muffin tin instead of a silicon egg bite pan, you will want to increase the cook time if you make them that way.
6 large eggs (or 8 egg whites, if you prefer your eggs yolk-free)
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup breakfast meat (diced bacon, ham, sausage, etc)
1/2 - 1 cup diced vegetables (spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes, green onion)
1/2 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar cheese, etc)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
salt to taste
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Dice up whatever meat and veggies you choose to put into your egg bites.
In a small pan, cook the meat, then sauce the veggies to the desired texture and doneness.
In a small mixing bowl, eat the eggs.
Add cottage cheese to the egg mixture and mix well. Set aside.
Add in the cheese (some of my favorite options are shredded cheddar and gruyere).
Gently add some of the veggies and meat. (Note, you can put the egg and cheese portion into the pan before adding the veggies and meat if you prefer a very equal amount in each bite, or if you and others in your family have different preferences.
Spray a silicon egg bite pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Pour some of the egg mixture into the egg cups. You may want to use a spoon to control how much of the meat and veggies go into each cup.
Bake for 20-23 minutes. The eggs should not “wiggle” when you move the pan.
The calories and carbohydrates in these egg bites really do vary depending on what you put into them.
For example, two egg bites made with cheddar cheese, bacon, mushrooms and spinach have about 300 calories and 5 net carbs.
Cheeses: The beauty of these little treats is you can use whatever cheese you have in your refrigerator. Some cheeses we have tried include shredded cheddar cheese, swiss mozzarella, Colby jack, American, gouda, and gruyere. You can add some parmesan or cream cheese if you like those flavors, but we advise you to use either option.
Meat: If you love meat, there are traditional options such as ham, bacon and sausage, but don’t be limited by that. Try turkey, chicken or steak for a unique twist.
Veggie Options: You can put whatever you desire in your egg bites. Our favorites include bell peppers, zucchini, tomato, spinach and onion.
Seasonings: The standard recipe calls for salt and pepper, but you can add red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, etc. If you are trying an Italian egg bite consider adding some Italian seasoning and using ground pork for your meat.
Why Do My Egg Bites Collapse?
While it is important to thoroughly mix your eggs, if you over-mix them they may collapse.
Once you have beaten the eggs to break up the yolks, don’t keep whipping. Just stir them up enough to blend the ingredients together.
How Long Will Egg Bites Last in the Fridge?
If you store your egg bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator, they can last for 3-4 days. You can easily reheat them in the microwave or air fryer.
These delicious egg bites can also be frozen for 3-4 months and thawed a few at a time. They are an excellent meal prep “grab and go” easy breakfast item.