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If you are searching for a quick, easy, and delicious on-the-go breakfast, then these Starbucks egg bites are for you! They are simple to whip up and are easy to store in the fridge for the week to keep your body fueled until lunch.

I don’t know about you but I just crave eggs for breakfast! Maybe because I’ve had chickens in the past and loved using up their eggs. Either way, I just think they are a great way to start the day. If you want more than just eggs for breakfast, you’ve got to try these delicious and fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes, these amazing German Pancakes, and this easy Protein Smoothie.

Starbucks egg bites stacked on a plate garnished with green onions.

Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites

If you have ever run to Starbucks for your morning coffee, you’ve probably tried one of their egg bites. And they are really good right? Well, this copycat recipe is even better! It’s basically a combination of my Denver omelet breakfast muffins and a yummy breakfast casserole. They are super quick and easy to make too, and are WAY more than just scrambled eggs. So what makes them so good?

In my opinion, it’s the cottage cheese and Gruyere cheese! The cottage cheese gets mixed into the eggs until it’s silky smooth, and the gruyere adds a salty nutty flavor that you will go crazy for. The best part about these breakfast bites is you can make them on Sunday night and have a yummy breakfast ready for your whole week! Yay for meal planning!

Ingredients

I personally prefer this recipe to the Starbucks version now. These are SO good, and you can customize them however you like. I love adding spinach to mine, and switching up the type of meat. I share more tips on how to make this recipe your own below in the tip box. You can find the measurements in the recipe card.

  • Eggs: You will need 8 eggs for this recipe. I always use large grade A eggs in my recipes.
  • Cottage Cheese: Adds body and so much flavor to this recipe! You can use cream cheese instead, more about that in the tip box below.
  • Salt and Pepper: I like freshly cracked black pepper and salt to add a little more flavor.
  • Gruyère Cheese: This is what makes this soooo delicious! It’s rich and nutty and perfectly salty to liven up this copycat Starbucks egg bites recipe.
  • Bacon: Who doesn’t love bacon with their eggs?! If for some reason you don’t, you can add sausage or another protein instead.
Process photos showing how to mix the ingredients and add them to a pan.

Starbucks Egg Bites Recipe

These egg bites are super easy to make! If you can make scrambled eggs, you can definitely make these bites. Justmake sure you have a muffin baking dish on hand. Then you mix the batter, add your cheese and bacon, and bake! It is so simple and a perfect breakfast for a meal on the go.

  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees fahrenheit with the rack placed in the center of the oven. Place a second rack just beneath it and add an empty baking sheet. Add water to the empty baking sheet to create steam. Spray a muffin pan well with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Make Egg Mixture: Add the eggs, cottage cheese, salt and pepper to a blender and blend for 15-20 seconds.
  3. Add Cheese: Transfer to a bowl and stir in the shredded cheese. Use a ladle or a measuring cup to scoop the egg mixture into the wells of the muffin tin, filling them no more than ⅔ of the way full. Try to disperse the cheese evenly throughout the muffin wells.
  4. Add Bacon: Sprinkle the chopped bacon evenly over the tops of the egg mixture.
  5. Bake: With the muffin tin on the middle rack, bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the center of the egg bites is set. Remove from the oven and let cool before removing from the pan.
An overhead view of the egg bites in a muffin pan.

Tips for Making Starbucks Egg Bites

I love these egg bites from Starbucks, but now I love my homemade version even more! I love that I know they are made with whole eggs and high-quality ingredients. Here are a few ways to make this recipe your own!

  • Don’t Over Mix: Don’t over blend! You want the mixture to be smooth and frothy, but over-blending will incorporate too much air and your egg bites may end up falling as they bake. 
  • Cottage Cheese Replacement: If you don’t like cottage cheese or just want to switch things up, you can use five ounces of cream cheese instead. It’s just as delicious and makes them so smooth and silky!
  • Switch Up the Recipe: Make this recipe your own by switching out the gruyere cheese for cheddar, pepper jack, swiss cheese, or Monterey jack cheeses, or feta! Saute some onions and peppers to mix in, or add chopped ham and chives. You can add whatever you think would be yummy! Other ideas are green peppers, red bell pepper (or roasted red pepper), tomatoes, green onion, and mushrooms.
Egg bites stacked on top of each other with a bite taken out of the top one.

Storing Leftovers

This is one of my favorite egg recipes because it stores easy and tastes great reheated. Here are my tips for storing and reheating your leftovers.

  • In the Refrigerator: Store leftover Starbucks egg bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave for 30-50 seconds.
  • In the Freezer: Egg bites can be frozen by placing baked egg bites on a parchment-lined baking sheet and placing in the freezer until frozen solid. Then transfer to an airtight freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge, or thaw in the microwave by heating in 30 second intervals at 50% power until warmed through.

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Starbucks Egg Bites

4.96 from 21 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
If you are searching for a quick, easy, and delicious on-the-go breakfast, then these Starbucks egg bites are for you! They are simple to whip up and are easy to store in the fridge for the week to keep your body fueled until lunch.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 Egg Bites

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees fahrenheit with the rack placed in the center of the oven. Place a second rack just beneath it and add an empty baking sheet. Add water to the empty baking sheet to create steam. Spray a muffin pan well with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Add the eggs, cottage cheese, salt and pepper to a blender and blend for 15-20 seconds.
  • Transfer to a bowl and stir in the shredded cheese. Use a ladle or a measuring cup to scoop the egg mixture into the wells of the muffin tin, filling them no more than ⅔ of the way full. Try to disperse the cheese evenly throughout the muffin wells.
  • Sprinkle the chopped bacon evenly over the tops of the egg mixture.
  • With the muffin tin on the middle rack, bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the center of the egg bites is set. Remove from the oven and let cool before removing from the pan.

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Nutrition

Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 11gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 301mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 334IUCalcium: 194mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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42 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are great! I added a tablespoon of riced cauliflower to each bite for extra veggies and they were VERY good!

  2. 5 stars
    Followed pretty much but since I didn’t have gruyere cheese used a Mexican 3 cheese blend. Also added green onions from the garden. 10 out of 10! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    Great recipe! Not utilizing any starches or fillers. I love it so much. I’m making it at least once a month and freezing it and using it as breakfast. Incredible!

  4. This recipe was absolutely fantastic. Better than Starbucks. I made my first 12 I had to turn around since I share with my family and make 24 more. I made mine with sausage, bell peppers, green onions, grated cheese, and jalapeño hybrid Nero cheese, and I also put jalapeños in them in the eggs. Best egg bites I have ever had. I will continue to make this recipe.
    Keep the recipes coming.
    Mic

  5. Made these for the first time today. They were wonderful. Use ready to serve sausage (frozen, chopped up) and dried minced onion, Swiss and guyere cheese, parsley and reduced fat cottage cheese. Would like to make larger batch, then freeze individually. Grab a few for my hubby’s lunch bag and he can heat when he gets to work

  6. 5 stars
    Can you please let me know how you get yours out of your metal muffin pan. I do not have a silicone tin and I would like to use a regular muffin pan like in the video. Please give any tips you have. I sprayed my pan and used steam and left in the pan to cool. Otherwise, these were very easy and good. So many options you can make. I added roasted red pepper, jalapeño and green onion with smoked cheddar.

  7. 5 stars
    These were AMAZING and SO EASY to bake. My child and co-worker were amazed at how tasty they were and both now have the link/recipe.

    I made egg bites using another recipe last month and it flopped. This recipe is top notch for flavor and simplicity. It’s versatile and healthy (depending on what ingredients you add to it.) Great for keeping in the fridge for cravings or a quick breakfast grab.

    I doubled this recipe to make 12jumbo egg bites. 6 vegetarian loaded with cauliflower, broccoli, and red pepper. The other 6 was loaded with bacon, Italian sausage, red pepper and green onion. I used asiago cheese topped with shredded habanero cheese for both. Yum, yum.

  8. 5 stars
    These were great! I never tried a Starbucks and was looking for something quick and packed with protein for the morning. I made a batch with the cottage cheese and froze! Added green onions and bacon! Will definitely make again!

  9. 5 stars
    Love these egg bites!!
    If I make in mini muffin tins (24 mini muffins) what would the bake time be?
    Thank you for another fabulous recipe 💞

  10. Love this recipe! I’m on a really high protein diet so these are perfect for starting my day! I make half the pan with bacon and gruyere and the other half with spinach and feta. So yummy! These will be a weekly staple in our home from now on!