Starbucks Inspired Microwave Egg Bites

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Okay guys, let me be honest..I know ZERO about Starbucks. I went in yesterday and asked for a medium coffee and had to ask the cashier which size that was in the proper “Starbucks terms”. (Sad I know)

BUT there is one thing I do know about Starbucks and that’s that they offer wonderful sous vide egg bites as a new low-carb breakfast option! I had seen them all over Instagram so given the chance and me being someone who eats under 50 NET carbs a day, I was excited to try them at 9g of carbs per serving (2 egg bites).

I chose the bacon and gruyere option and they were delicious! From that moment I KNEW I’d be re-creating them at home. Thus, this recipe was born.

I read the ingredients in the original egg bites and estimated some amounts, then altered them slightly to fit what I had in my kitchen.

I’m also an extremely lazy, I-need-food-now kind of person so I wasn’t planning on doing any sous vide-ing of eggs. But I still wanted that soft velvety texture. Thus, I chose to use a simple water bath as that was pretty easy to put together. I then decided to microwave the eggs because who says you need any special equipment to make a delicious breakfast?

AND, GUESS WHAT? It worked! Granted they are slightly different than the Starbucks egg bites, but they are definitely delicious in their own way and look super cute on the breakfast table(because obviously that’s a quality you look for in 

Pair it with a cup of bullet-proof coffee with homemade whip cream and you have a Starbuck’s breakfast fit for any basic keto-er.

Here’s how to make them:

Serves 1 (2 egg bites):


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup(63g) 2% cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp(15g) cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 slice(10g) provolone**
  • 1 tsp(5g) butter
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Topping: (optional)

  • 1-2 slices bacon
  • 1/2 slice provolone

**Or sub all cheese with Gruyere or any cheeses you’d like! This is just what I had on hand.


  1. Find a loaf pan or dish that will fit 2 small ramekins or cups. Set them inside the dish.
  2. Grease the ramekins with oil.eggbites8
  3. Blend all base ingredients in a food processor until smooth (it’s fine if there are small flecks of cheese).eggbites9
  4. Cook a slice of bacon until crispy, drain on paper towel, set aside.eggbites10
  5. Pour the egg mixture through a fine colander or sieve into each greased ramekin, evenly distributing the mixture. (If there is left over cheese bits after, just scoop them evenly into each ramekin as well, the sieve just helps remove any air bubbles).eggbites6
  6. Optional: Break the bacon slice in half, reserve the other half and sprinkle small bits of it into each ramekin over the egg mixture.eggbites5
  7. Boil a cup of water and pour it into the dish surrounding the ramekins and cover the entire thing with saran wrap.IMG_0338.JPG copy
  8. Microwave for 4mins 30s, let it sit in the microwave for 2 mins afterwards, with the door shut to finish setting. (Microwaves can vary so add more or less time depending on how cooked you’d like your eggs. Mine were quite soft and smooth after this amount of time).eggbites3
  9. Remove from the microwave and using tongs or mitts, remove the ramekins from the water bath and let cool for a few minutes before using a knife to gently remove the egg bites from the ramekin, turning them upside-down onto a plate.
  10. Top each egg bite with a bit of cheese (I used provolone) and a small piece of bacon.


Nutrition for 2 egg bites w/o topping: 22.6F/3C/25P (315cals)

Nutrition for 2 egg bites w/ topping: 34F/3C/31P (442cals)

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30 thoughts on “Starbucks Inspired Microwave Egg Bites

  1. My versions are in the microwave as we speak! I spent a little more time making these than I would have liked, do you think it would be OK to make the mixture the night before and then make them? Or I wonder if they would re-heat well if I made them in large batches…

    1. Yes I think that’s a fantastic idea! I will have to try refrigerating them! Re-heating may work too, I believe starbucks does something similar to this!

  2. I like this even better than the Starbucks version, since I don’t like the idea of eating something cooked in plastic. You could always cover the ramekins with a plate or tray instead of the plastic wrap.

  3. I love these. I have made them several times now and have used different types of cheese and meat. I even roasted peppers and put them in it. I usually make them the night before and warm them up in the morning. Still wonderful. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  4. So awesome! Thanks for this! Just have to get some cottage cheese and these will be in the oven soon!

  5. Thanks for this recipe! I love the Starbucks egg bites and this was super easy and delicious. I made it with one egg and one egg white with cheddar cheese and roasted red peppers and it was perfect!

  6. So excited I can make these at home! The first time I made these they were way overcooked. My microwave must cook faster, because I ended up only needing to cook them for 3 minutes. I also omitted the pepper, because I thought pepper completely changed the flavor and made them not taste like the Starbucks version. But once I made those simple changes, they turned out perfect! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Awe! Sorry about the microwave issue, you can blame our terrible microwave for that, it’s never been very good, haha. But that’s awesome! I am so glad you’ve figured out what works for you! 🙂

  7. Delicious! I used your recipe & cooked them in my instant pot. I had some egg mixture left over and cooked it as you did in the microwave. I’ve already finished eating the microwave batch (!) but the IP ones aren’t even done yet. Next time, microwave!

  8. These are wonderful! I made them today for Mother’s Day, but made enough for five people. I also added goat cheese to them, and a large amount of bacon. Great recipe, thank you so much for sharing and giving our family a fun, keto celebration breakfast!

  9. These are so good! I made several for myself to try out freezing them, but my kids ate them up and they never made it to the freezer!! Any thoughts on baking them in the oven for a bigger yield? I have a big family that apparently likes them 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! Awe I’m so glad your kids enjoyed them too! You can definitely bake them in the oven! I only did them in the microwave to reduce the time! You may have to bake them for longer but it’s definitely doable. 🙂

  10. I saw that you were going to try making ahead and putting them in the freezer. Did you get a change yet? did it work? Would love to make ahead and freeze. I work nights and these would be great in the morning before I go to bed or even to take with me to work.

  11. Thank you so much for coming up with this recipe. I was looking for a low carb egg bite I could make in the microwave. These turned out fabulous! I love the smooth taste. I like them better than the oven recipes I have tried. They were so quick to make. I will be making these alot. I will probably add other ingredients like dried spinach, peppers and ham. I plan on looking through your other recipes.

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