Starbucks Egg Bites Recipe in Oven


Do you want to know how to make Starbucks egg bites at home? We’ll show you how to do it simply. And did you know that you can make the Starbucks egg bites recipe in your oven using no water bath or sous vide machine here! Starbucks copycat egg bites recipe in the oven are the perfect fluffy single serving breakfast or brunch dish.

starbucks oven baked egg bites

The secret for how to make egg bites like Starbucks

In our instructions below we reveal the secret for how to make egg bites like Starbucks, but in your home. And we’ll give you a hint that it includes a steam water bath in the bottom of your oven. Yes, you can do this. And it’s quite simple.

My journey to attempt the Starbucks egg bites recipe

Our journey to make the perfect Starbucks egg bites started when we first learned about them. We don’t go to Starbucks much, but we enjoy the challenge of making copycat versions of some of their foods and drinks at home to see if we can accomplish the same thing.

And we think this can compete toe to toe with theirs. It’s that good.

Use Milk or Cream

Do you need to use milk or cream? Our recipe doesn’t call for either, but if you want to drop a splash of it in, we don’t think it will hurt either.

Bake at a Low Temperature

Baking your egg bites at a low temperature is what helps to keep them so delicate. You can see the baking instructions below only use an oven temperature of 350F degrees. 

starbucks egg bites bacon and cheese

“Are These Better Than Starbucks?”

Yeah, we think that’s a fair question to want to know if they’re better than Starbucks. But after all, the Starbucks version is really good. We think that this recipe competes with their recipe. But you should try it and see.

Ingredients and Substitutions

In the recipe below you’ll see a list of the ingredients. Some of those ingredients can be substituted if desired. Here are some possibilities:

Eggs. You can substitute eggs with commercial egg replacers or simply use 2 cups of egg whites to accommodate dietary restrictions.

Bacon. To save time, you might like to use bacon pieces or bacon bits. They come already cooked so will save you time in having to cook bacon before making your egg bites. For a keto friendly recipe, be sure to buy sugar free bacon. All other ingredients can remain as is.

Cheese. The recipe calls for gruyere cheese as that’s what’s used in the Starbucks recipe. If you don’t have gruyere cheese or you don’t care for it, you can substitute your favorite flavor of cheese such as mozzarella, cheddar, muenster, Colby jack, Swiss, Parmesan or whatever you like.

Cottage Cheese. Cottage cheese is what’s used in the real deal. And running it through the blender along with the eggs is what makes it smooth. However, if you need to use a substitute, cream cheese blended with the eggs will also do the trick and taste delicious at the same time.

Salt. Salt is part of what gives the recipe good flavor. For the best flavor, don’t leave the salt out, but if you need to replace it, you can use your favorite salt substitute.

starbucks bacon and cheese egg bites in oven
baked bacon
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Make The Fluffy Sous Vide Starbucks Egg Bites At Home In Your Oven!

To make the fluffy sous vide Starbucks egg bites at home in your oven, you don’t have to have a sous vide machine. Those are expensive and you’ll probably dust it off a handful of times in a year. Oven baked Starbucks egg bites can be achieved perfectly using a DIY steamer we’ll show you how to make.

How Do You Steam in an Oven?

Creating steam in an oven is easily achievable and it’s what makes your Starbucks egg bites so light and fluffy. To create steam, you’ll want to place your muffin cake tin with the eggs in it on the top rack of the oven.

Then, on the bottom rack, place a baking sheet and pour boiling water on the baking sheet while the egg bites cook low and slow. This is what makes them extra fluffy and light just like Starbucks.

starbucks egg bites fresh from oven

What Kitchen Tools Will I Need to Make These Starbucks Egg Bites?

The kitchen tools you’ll need to make these Starbucks egg bites includes a blender, mixing bowl, and a muffin tin that has 12 slots. A food processor can be used in place of a blended if desired.

What Ingredients Will I Need to Make This Starbucks Egg Bites Recipe?

To make our mouthwatering copycat Starbucks egg bites you’ll need, eggs, cottage cheese or cream cheese, bacon, salt, shredded gruyere cheese, along with any extra add-ins you might like to include.

Can I Use Cream Cheese Instead of Cottage Cheese?

Yes, if cottage cheese isn’t something that you typically buy, you can use 8 oz cream cheese to replace the 1 ½ cups cottage cheese. It gives it the same delicious flavor and extremely light and fluffy texture.

Be sure to use the blender or food processor to blend the egg with the cream cheese or cottage cheese. Whipping it is the start of what makes it so light.

starbucks egg bites from oven

What Else Can I Mix Into These Baked Egg Bites?

The sky’s the limit when it comes to add-ins for your baked egg bite variations. Here are some suggestions you might like to try:

Steamed broccoli
Shredded carrots
Caramelized onions
Diced mushrooms
Chopped tomatoes
Sautéed sweet pepper
Spicy jalapeños
Swiss cheese
Cheddar cheese
Feta cheese
Muenster cheese
Ground hamburger

Can I Make Starbucks Egg White Bites?

Yes, you can make egg white bites using use 2 cups egg whites in place of the 10 large eggs called for in this recipe. Using egg whites gives a lower fat and lower cholesterol outcome that might be helpful for some dietary restrictions.

Storage and Reheating

The best time to eat copycat Starbucks Egg Bites made in the oven is when they’re fresh from the oven. If you need to store them for later, you can place them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

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Freezing Egg Bites

We don’t recommend freezing egg bites as freezing eggs doesn’t work well and tends to result in a change in the consistency of their outcome.

Reheating Tips

If you have leftover copycat Starbucks egg bites and you’d like to reheat them, the best way to do so is using a toaster oven or a conventional oven. Reheating them in the microwave tends to make them mushy.  

Cooking Methods for Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites

You might be wondering what the best way is to achieve the same ultra-light and fluffy aspect that Starbucks has in their egg bites. Is it done in the pressure cooker, using a sous vide machine, in the microwave, or another method? We’ll show you how to do it simply using the oven.

starbucks egg bites in oven

Pressure Cooker vs. Oven

You might be wondering whether you should use a pressure cooker or the oven to achieve that classic Starbucks light and fluffy aspect for your egg bites. And we recommend using the oven. The slow cook method using a steam bath in the oven will give you the same outcome.

How to Make Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites in the Oven

Following are our step-by-step instructions for how to make Starbucks egg bites in the oven that will give you the same ultra-light and fluffy results that you’re used to getting at Starbucks.


muffin tin
baking sheet


10 large eggs
1 ½ cups cottage cheese or cream cheese
1 tsp salt
½ cup crumbled bacon cooked (about 6 slices)
2/3 cup shredded gruyere cheese
Other add-ins as desired

Let’s Make Oven Baked Starbucks Egg Bites!

Are you ready to make these delicious copycat Starbucks egg bites in the oven? They’re so delicious and we’d rank them up there with being just as good as the real deal.


Following are the step-by-step instructions for how to make Starbucks egg bites recipe in the oven.

Step 1: Prepare Egg Bites

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Then prepare your muffin tins by spraying them with a non-stick cooking oil.
Add eggs, cottage cheese and salt to the blender. Blend until smooth.
Place bacon pieces and shredded cheese in the bottom of each of 12 muffin tins.
Pour the egg mixture over the bacon and cheese in the muffin tins.

Step 2: Prepare A Steam Bath In The Oven

Carefully, prepare a steam bath by placing a baking sheet on top of the bottom oven rack. Then, boil water on the stovetop and pour the boiling water onto the baking sheet.

Step 3: Bake The Egg Bites

Place the filled muffin tin on the rack above the water steam bath. Close the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly before removing them from the pan. Serve and enjoy!

Leave the steam bath pan in the oven until it has cooled.

starbucks egg bites in oven with garnish

Frequently Asked Questions

Following are frequently asked questions for making our copycat version of Starbucks Egg Bites recipe in the oven. If you have a question that’s not answered here, feel free to drop it in the comments box below and we’ll be happy to answer it.

Can I use a regular-sized muffin tin for my egg bites?

Yes, a regular sized muffin tin will work perfectly for egg bites.

How do I make sure my egg bites don’t stick?

To make sure egg bites don’t stick to the pan, just spray the pan with your favorite non-stick cooking spray or oil before adding the egg mixture.

Are these as good as Starbucks?

Whether they taste as good as Starbucks Egg Bites recipe is a matter of personal preference, but they’re stiff competition, that’s for sure.

Steamed or baked Starbucks egg bites?

Both. Our Starbucks egg bites are steamed and baked. 

Are Starbucks bacon egg bites gluten free?

The ingredients used in our Starbucks egg bites are all naturally gluten free, given that you use gluten free bacon.

Are all of the Starbucks egg bites gluten free?

Starbucks egg bites come in a variety of flavors, if you’re eating at Starbucks, you’ll want to check their nutrition facts for information on whether the egg bite flavor is gluten free. If you’re making them at home, simply be sure that your add-ins are all gluten free as our base recipe is naturally gluten free.

Nutrition in Starbucks vs. Our Version

Below is a comparison of the Starbucks nutrition facts for Bacon & Gruyere Egg bites. We compare our homemade version baked in the oven to the fast-food chain version.

Here’s the nutrition information for the Starbucks egg bites.

The nutrition information is taken directly from the Starbucks website and pertains specifically to Bacon & Gruyere Egg Bites, 1 piece.

Calories 300
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 215mg
Sodium 680mg
Total Carbohydrates 9g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g

Here’s the nutrition information for our copycat Starbucks Egg Bites version.

Our nutrition information is estimated based on the brands used and the fact that there are 12 servings in this recipe. Please calculate your nutrition information based on the ingredients you intend to use.

Calories 161
Total Fat 10.6g
Saturated Fat 4.1g
Cholesterol 174mg
Sodium 606mg
Total Carbohydrates 1.5g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars 0.4g
Protein 14.4g

Keto Breakfast Egg Bites

To make Keto breakfast egg bites, you’ll want to use sugar free bacon.  Otherwise, the base ingredients are naturally Keto friendly.

Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites

Starbucks egg bites are said to be sous vide, which means that to cook them, they’re vacuum sealed in a plastic bag, then slow cooked in a water bath. This is what makes them so fluffy and moist.

But this process can be imitated using our copycat Starbucks egg bites recipe in oven. There’s no need for a sous vide machine. Just use the steam bath process we describe in the instructions above to achieve the same delicious outcome.

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Sarah is known for her extra fancy yeast breads, melt in your mouth pies, and everything salads. She has won awards as a home cook, and is passionate about helping others feel smarter in the kitchen. Sarah is the cooking genius of the sister duo.

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