Pressure cooker egg bites are the perfect protein packed breakfast for busy mornings. A great Keto Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi recipe with just a few ingredients. Tastes just like the ones you buy at Starbucks.
Do you buy Starbucks egg bites in the morning with your coffee, well I did for a long time until I figured out how to make these pressure cooker egg bites at home!! We’ve even had them for dinner. 😉 Yet another favorite easy Instant Pot recipes added to our list here on The Typical Mom. (originally published 11/18, affiliate links present)
You can add just about any ingredients you like, but this version is meat free but still full of flavor and great when you’re on the go.
- This is listed in our Ninja Foodi recipes roundup too. It doesn’t matter what brand you use.
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For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.
I have made hundreds of easy Instant Pot recipes but the first time I attempted Instant Pot hard boiled eggs they were gone that very day…needless to say we’re an egg loving household.
- I got this Instant Pot egg bites mold from Kitchen Deluxe (who generously sponsored this post) for these Instant Pot egg bites – 15% off using code TYPICALM at checkout
- It’s one of my favorite Instant Pot accessories I recommend.
You can see many of the items here before we prepared them. I made a few batches, one with less cheese and more eggs, and this one with the opposite. We enjoyed more cheese personally but you could cut the cheese amount in half and add 2 more eggs instead if you’d rather.
- That is why this egg bites recipe is so great, you can customize it to your liking.
We went for a vegetarian version this time but if you had leftover meat you could dice it up and add that too, I’d just cut down the cheese by 1/2 cup and add in 1/2 cup pre cooked meat you may have on hand.
- Customize them to your (and your kids) preferences. You can go nuts with these and there are tens of hundreds of different combinations that could be created.
What is in a Starbucks egg bite? They have a few options so it depends on which one you choose. I will say these taste quite similar to those once they’re done, and are very fresh since you can eat them right after popping them out of the Instant Pot silicone mold.
Most have cheese, bacon, and diced bell peppers and/or fire roasted red peppers.
Here are a few tips for making the best pressure cooker egg bites
- Precook your meat and vegetables you’re going to add
- It is important to precook your veggies too to decrease the amount of water so it cooks properly
- Use a large measuring cup to whisk your ingredients together so then you can pour it into your Instant Pot egg bites mold easily with little to no mess
- Add herbs and spices you like, pretend you are making an omelette and add what you normally would if making 6 eggs at a time
- Cover the egg bites mold tightly with foil before lowering into your Instant Pot
- Use a trivet with handles like you see here and/or create a sling out of foil so you can lift it out easily when it’s done
Why should you use aluminum foil on the top? If you don’t the steam will create a lot of water on the top of your eggs. This will not only make the texture weird, but it won’t cook properly with the additional liquid added to each hole.
- Allow steam to naturally release for 4 minutes
- Take mold out immediately after that
- Remove foil immediately
- Pop Instant Pot egg bites out of the mold immediately and put them on a paper towel that is placed on a plate.
- There will be a bit of water at the bottom of each hole because of the steam and you don’t want the egg to sit in that too long, the texture won’t be good.
How many egg bites in a serving? Typically 2 is considered a serving, and enough to fill up an average size adult or teen.
Once again it depends on what you add. If you are making keto low carb egg bites you may have packed them with meat which will fill you up more than veggies.
When your egg bites are done they will be a bit puffy. Once you pop them out and flip them over they’re smooth.
- I suggest putting them on paper towels at first to absorb any liquid that has accumulated at the bottom of the mold.
- This will then make the underside of your egg wet and you’ll want to get that off so it doesn’t start to disintegrate that area and make it mushy.
- Of course the overall appearance of them will vary depending on the ingredients you add. But if you follow the ratio I’ve provided below they are sure to taste just as amazing as ours.
- They will also pop out of your Instant Pot egg bites mold easily (15% off with code TYPICALM at checkout)
They’re a protein packed breakfast. Very similar to a copycat Starbucks egg bites recipe.
Instant Pot Egg Bites
Pressure cooker egg bites
- Instant Pot egg bites mold (15% off with code TYPICALM at checkout)
- I haven’t made it with just egg whites as of yet
- Cheddar cheese – or other type, we used Swiss
- Fresh spinach
- Bell pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Diced green onions could be added
- Cup of water
How many calories are in an egg bites? This varies A LOT depending on what you’re adding. If you really need a very accurate account you’d need to add together the calories of each item and how much you used. Do this before cooking to get an exact number.
- At Starbucks the lowest calorie egg bite there is their Egg White & Roasted Red Pepper with spinach and Monterey Jack cheese with just 170 calories.
Yes you could double the recipe if you wanted. You just have to cook in batches with the silicone muffin mold.
Ninja Foodi egg bites
- If adding veggies into your Ninja Foodi breakfast, saute them inside the pressure cooker pot, or on stovetop in a pan.
- Dump on paper towel when done to absorb any liquid.
- Whisk eggs together in a bowl
- Add cooked veggies, cheese, seasonings, all the things
- Place trivet inside pot, add 1 cup water inside as well.
- Fill egg molds, cover with foil
- Put molds on top of trivet
- Close lid and set to high pressure to pressure cook for 8 minutes cooking time.
- Allow 4 minutes natural release when time is up, then let out rest of pressure
- Your Starbucks sous vide egg bites grab and go breakfasts are done!
How long do egg bites last in the fridge?
Instant Pot sous vide egg bites can be stored in the refrigerator if packaged in airtight bags or containers for up to 5 days.
Personally we’ve never had any left when I make them, they go fast! I did throw 2 in though just to test this and it is fine after a few days.
- When you’re ready to reheat egg bites just use your microwave.
- Put on a paper towel, then on a plate for 30 seconds.
- These could also be frozen and reheated in the microwave for one and a half to two minutes.
Want to make air fryer egg bites too?? They’re great! Other delicious recipes below to try too.
Here are a few other great Instant Pot recipes we’ve enjoyed:
- Instant Pot blueberry muffins use the same egg mold and can use boxed mix to make things easier.
- Fluffy Instant Pot pancake bites
- both of these will use this same egg mold
- Pressure cooker breakfast bundt cake is a fun one with refrigerated biscuits and bacon.
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Pressure Cooker Egg Bites
- On the stovetop in a pan, med. heat, add shallot/onion, diced fresh spinach, and diced bell pepper, cook for about 2 minutes just until moisture is cooked out.
- Scramble 6 eggs in a bowl, add vegetables you cooked briefly on the stovetop.
- Add cup of shredded cheese, any hard cheese works, we use swiss.
- Add salt and oregano if desired, whisk all ingredients together with a fork.
- Spoon or put mixture into a measuring cup and pour egg into egg bite mold. Will fill all 8 spots evenly, just below rim.
- Cover egg mold with foil.
- Add 1 1/2 c water into your pressure cooker. Put egg mold on to a trivet with handles and lower down into pot.
- Close lid and steam valve and set on pressure high for 8 minutes.
- Allow to naturally release steam for 4 minutes, let out rest of steam and lift trivet with egg mold out.
- Remove foil and pop egg bites out of mold and on to a plate. Serve and eat immediately for best taste!