Starbucks copycat Egg White Bites with spinach, roasted pepper and feta cheese are perfect low-fat, high protein grab-and-go breakfast or snack!
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Kick start your busy morning with a healthy breakfast at home! These egg white bites are full of protein and vegetables, low carb, and just as tasty as Starbucks sous vide egg bites.
I kept this recipe simple with egg whites, cheese, veggies, and everyday seasonings. That’s it! If you love eggs as much as I do, add this to your breakfast recipes line up and skip the drive thru.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Here are a few reasons why you’ll love making Starbucks egg white bites in your very own kitchen.
- High in protein: Tasty snacks that are high protein and low carb are hard to come by. These egg bites are one of my favorites!
- Customizable: Use up any favorite ingredients from your fridge and make them your own.
- Quick and easy: From start to finish they’re ready in 30ish minutes and made with a small handful of staple ingredients.
- Delicious: Perfectly light and fluffy, egg white bites make a delicious meal or snack anytime of day.
- Saves money: Skip the line at Starbucks and make this healthy copycat recipe at home.
Ingredients for Egg White Bites
You’ll need 5 main ingredients, including salt and pepper, and your choice of add-ins to make this egg white bites recipe.
- Egg whites: A carton of liquid egg whites is the easiest and saves you time and money.
- Cottage cheese: Adds creaminess and more protein. Use 2% fat or higher cottage cheese to avoid watery egg bites.
- Seasonings: Salt and pepper added for taste.
- Spinach: Finely chopped fresh spinach adds healthy greens to your breakfast routine.
- Roasted red pepper: Brings the flavor up a notch.
- Feta cheese: Adds a salty and creamy taste. You can crumble your own feta from a block or use pre-packaged feta cheese.
- Grated cheese: You can use whatever shreddable cheese you have on hand, or even a combination of your favorites. I used cheddar cheese this time, I also love mozzarella and smoked gouda cheese.
How to Make Egg White Bites
Here’s a quick overview how to make egg white bites with just 10 minutes of prep time and 4 simple steps. You’ll find a full recipe card below.
Start by preheating your oven to 350 F.
- Blend main ingredients: Add egg whites, cottage cheese, salt and pepper to a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Set aside.
- Prep muffin tin: Add parchment paper liners to metal muffin pan or spray a silicone muffin tin with cooking spray. Place it on a rimmed baking sheet and pour 3 cups cold water into the sheet.
- Add veggies and egg mixture: Divide spinach and roasted red pepper evenly at the bottom of each muffin cup. Pour the egg white mixture into each opening then top with equal amounts of feta cheese and grated cheese.
- Bake: Place baking sheet and muffin tin in preheated oven and bake for 23 minutes or until fully set. They’re ready when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Tips for Best Results
Make copycat Starbucks egg white bites extra creamy and fluffy with these top tips.
- Drain the roasted peppers: To remove excess moisture, drain the extra liquid and pat dry.
- Use 2% fat cottage cheese: 2% or 4% fat cottage cheese will give the best results. 1% and 0% cottage cheese will make egg bites watery.
- If using older metal muffin tin: Be sure to use parchment paper liners. Eggs are very sticky. Even if your muffin tin is non-stick, many loose this quality over the years.
- Silicone muffin tin works well: I love my silicone muffin pan! Spray it with cooking spray well and it makes them really easy to remove without sticking.
- Don’t skip the water bath: This step helps to prevent egg bites from deflating. Kind of like steaming or sous vide method.
- Finely dice the vegetables: So they are evenly scattered in every cup.
When you make this egg white bites recipe at home you have more options than what you’ll find on the Starbucks menu. Try some of these variations and add-ins.
- Use fresh bell pepper: Chopped red bell pepper makes for a healthier option.
- Other cheeses: Smoked gouda, Swiss cheese and gruyere are delicious. You can also add Monterey jack cheese like the original Starbucks recipe.
- Using real eggs: If you don’t have a carton of liquid egg whites you can crack your own eggs. 3 tablespoons liquid egg whites = 1 egg white.
- Seasonings: So many options! Try green onion and garlic powder. Or add some heat with hot sauce.
- Other additions: Crumbled bacon, crumbled cooked sausage, chopped broccoli are just a few that come to mind.
How to Store and Reheat
Store: Place cooled bites in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Freeze: Make sure egg white bites are completely cooled, then place them in an airtight glass container with a lid. They keep well in the freezer for up to 3 months.
If you prefer to freeze in a resealable Ziploc bag, lay them flat first and then toss deeper into the freezer with frozen egg bites.
Reheat: Set a few on a microwave safe plate and reheat in the microwave. Heat 30 seconds for fresh and 1 – 1.5 minutes from frozen.
According to Healthline, egg whites are low in fat, calories, cholesterol and high in protein. They are also lower in nutrients compared to eggs. But thanks to the combination of egg whites, cheese, and vegetables these egg bites are low in calories and full of protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Starbucks egg white bites recipe includes egg whites, cottage cheese, Monterey jack cheese, feta cheese, red pepper, green onion, and seasonings.
They also have kale and mushroom, and a bacon and gruyere option but they all have added fillers making them less healthy and more expensive.
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to combine. Grease individual silicone molds with cooking spray and evenly distribute egg mixture between openings. Place in the air fryer and cook for 12 minutes at 350F. Remove and cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Sous vide egg bites from Starbucks are keto-friendly and have 11 grams or less net carbs per serving.
More Meal Prep Recipes with Eggs
Starbucks Egg White Bites
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a blender or food processor, add egg whites, cottage cheese, salt and pepper. Process until smooth. Set aside.
- Line muffin tin with parchment paper liners or spray silicone muffin tin with cooking spray. Place it on a rimmed baking sheet and pour 3 cups cold water into the sheet.
- Divide spinach and roasted red pepper evenly between 12 openings. Then pour egg white mixture into each. Top with equal amount of feta cheese and cheddar cheese.
- Bake egg white bites for 23 minutes or until fully set and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 30 minutes. Liners should peel off of the bites easily and to help them pop out of silicone muffin tin, run small spatula around the edges before removing. Enjoy cold or warmed up in a microwave.
- Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days. To reheat pop a few on a plate in the microwave and reheat for 1 – 1.5 minutes from frozen or 30 seconds for fresh.
- Freeze: Cook and cool egg white bites. Pop in an airtight glass container with a lid and freeze for up to 3 months. If you want to freeze in a resealable Ziploc bag, lay egg white bites flat first and then toss deeper into the freezer with frozen egg bites.