These healthy Starbucks Red Pepper Egg Bites are a high protein snack and breakfast recipe! They’re the perfect on the go breakfast. Instant Pot Egg Bites can easily be made in the oven as well.
If you haven’t had a chance to try the Starbucks Red Pepper Egg Bites recipe, you might not know what you are missing. Good news! Now you don’t have to miss out at all!
You can make these healthy bites at home in your Instant Pot or in the oven. This is a great meal prep idea and perfect for those busy mornings when you want something warm for breakfast but don’t have time to cook!
Are these Starbucks Sous Vide egg bites?
Yes and no! These are a copycat recipe of the Starbucks Sous Vide Bites. The ones I’m sharing with you today are not cooked with a Sous Vide…mostly because not everyone has access to this cooking equipment.
I’m going to show you how to make this recipe in both the Instant Pot and in the oven. The flavors and textures are just like the ones you get from Starbucks. Hopefully that helps clear up any confusion over the names/cooking methods :)
Special Diet Information
21 Day Fix
Makes: 14 bites
Serving size: 2 bites
Entire Recipe (giving you these so you can easily swap ingredients and re-calculate):
Just over 1R
21 Day Fix Oven recipe:
Makes: 24 bites
Serving size: 3 bites
Works great as a breakfast option when combined with some whole wheat toast or an English muffin. These will count mostly as a protein so you’ll need to add some veggies to your plate.
4 Blue Plan Points | 6 Green Plan Points | 4 Purple Plan Points per serving
You’ll need to use fat free greek yogurt, 1% cottage cheese, and this is calculated to 7 servings via the Weight Watchers online recipe creator.
This recipe is low carb!
You’ll need to use real bacon for a truly Keto friendly version but these are a great low carb choice! For two bites, it is 4 net carbs. They’re packed with protein which means they’ll help you stay fuller for longer periods of time.
These bites make a great post workout snack too. Whip up a batch of these and eat them during the week for breakfast or as a healthy snack during the day.
What kind of recipe are these on the Trim Healthy Mama program?
This is an S recipe on Trim Healthy Mama. You can enjoy these THM red pepper egg bites without any substitutions. This is a great Trim Healthy Mama breakfast recipe!
Can I freeze these?
You can absolutely freeze these! I’d make sure to wrap them in parchment or divide them up somehow so that they don’t freeze into a large clump but other than that they freeze so well.
Just pop them into the microwave for a minute or so and you’ll have a hot a tasty breakfast option with no mess and no cooking,
Why are these healthy?
One of the great things about making these copycat Starbucks red pepper egg bites at home is that you’ll get to see each and every ingredient going into the mixture! There are no labels to read and no hoping that there’s good stuff in there!
The traditional bites include heavy cream and cream cheese, among other ingredients. I use greek yogurt and cottage cheese in this recipe, which gives these a light and fluffy texture without all of the processed and heavy ingredients, and less calories.
I also like to remind people that making things like this at home means you can have it for 2B Mindset, 21 Day Fix, and other programs that prefer whole food ingredients and less processed ‘junk.’
More recipes to make with egg bite molds:
Other great Copycat Starbucks egg bite recipes:
- This Starbucks Egg White Bites Recipe is delicious and wrapped in bacon!
- Tomato and Basil: This recipe is the classic recipe that started it all.
- Dairy Free: Made with tofu (but blended for a fluffy texture) and delicious for those of you who can’t consume dairy.
How to store these egg bites:
I try not to keep cooked eggs hanging around in my refrigerator for more than 3-4 days. I like to make large batches of these and freeze them. Then I can just pop them out when I need them and be on my way. I know that they’ll stay fresh and tasty and there’s no worry that they’ll spoil.
Some readers have reported good luck with keeping them in the fridge for the week but it all depends on how you feel about cooked eggs. Just know that freezing them won’t ruin the texture or the consistency.
How can I make these in the Instant Pot?
Be sure you don’t skip out on greasing the egg bite molds. That NEEDS to be done for them to pop out properly.
1) Grease the silicone egg bite molds with the oil so that the bites do not stick in the container.
2) Next, fill each cup of the silicone mold half way full of green onions, turkey bacon, and bell peppers.
3) In a blender mix together the egg, cheese, Greek yogurt, and cottage cheese. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
4) Pour the egg mixture in the silicone mold. Fill each cup to about 1/4″ below the brim. Cover with foil.
5) Add 1 cup of water the bottom of the Instant Pot insert. Place a trivet on the bottom them stack both trays on top of the trivet. Rotate the top tray to slightly offset it so the cups are not directly on top of each other.
6) Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on high pressure using the “Steam” function for 8 minutes. Let the pressure naturally release.
7) Turn off the Instant Pot and remove the bites.
8) Take the foil off and flip the tray upside down to cool until the egg bites can be remove from the silicone tray without sticking. Serve warm or store in the refrigerator for up to a week. They can also be frozen for up to a month and reheated in the microwave for a minute.
How about the oven? Can these be baked in the oven?
Absolutely! Cooking times will be a little different but please read below:
1) Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
2) Grease a mini muffin pan with the oil.
3) Fill each muffin cup with the green onions, bell peppers, and turkey bacon. You’re going to have extra mixture when you cook them this way, so just make a few batches.
4) Blend together the eggs, cheese, Greek yogurt, and cottage cheese for 30 seconds then fill the muffin cups with the egg mixture. Cover with foil.
5) Place a baking tray full of water on the bottom rack of the oven. Then place the bites in the oven on the top rack.
6) Cook the egg bites for 20 minutes then remove and let them cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Be careful opening the oven, there will be lots of steam. Enjoy!
Where can I get those glass meal prep containers?
Healthy Starbucks Red Pepper Egg Bites
- 6 eggs
- 2/3 cup cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt plain, 2%
- 3/4 cup cottage cheese 2-4%
- 2 cups bell peppers red, diced
- 1/3 cup green onions chopped
- 14 slices turkey bacon cooked and chopped
- 1 tsp oil avocado, coconut, or olive
- Grease the silicone molds with the oil so that the bites do not stick in the container.
- Fill each cup of the silicone mold half way full of green onions, turkey bacon, and bell peppers.
- In a blender mix together the egg, cheese, Greek yogurt, and cottage cheese. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
- Pour the egg mixture in the silicone mold. Fill each cup to about 1/4" below the brim. Cover with foil.
- Add 1 cup of water the bottom of the Instant Pot insert. Place a trivet on the bottom then stack both trays on top of the trivet. Rotate the top tray slightly to offset it so that the cups are not directly on top of each other.
- Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on high pressure using the “Steam” function for 8 minutes. Let the pressure naturally release.
- Turn off the Instant Pot and remove the egg bites.
- Take off the foil and flip the mold upside down and cool until the egg bites can be removed from the silicone tray without sticking. Serve warm or store in the refrigerator for up to a week. They can also be frozen for up to a month and reheated in the microwave for a minute.
- Makes: 24
- Serving size: 3
- Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Grease a mini muffin pan with the oil.
- Fill each muffin cup with the green onions, bell peppers, and turkey bacon.
- Blend together the eggs, cheese, Greek yogurt, and cottage cheese for 30 seconds then fill the muffin cups with the egg mixture. Cover with foil.
- Place a baking tray full of water on the bottom rack of the oven. Then place the egg bites in the oven on the top rack.
- Cook the bites for 20 minutes then remove and let the egg bites cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Be careful opening the oven, there will be lots of steam. Enjoy!