These scones are inspired by a certain French bakery I used to work at. We baked bacon cheddar onion scones off daily and they were alway one of my favourites. This low-carb version is so close to the original, it’s hard to believe they are healthy! Anyways..I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
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 food..lol).
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):
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
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.
Find a loaf pan or dish that will fit 2 small ramekins or cups. Set them inside the dish.
Grease the ramekins with oil.
Blend all base ingredients in a food processor until smooth (it’s fine if there are small flecks of cheese).
Cook a slice of bacon until crispy, drain on paper towel, set aside.
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).
Optional: Break the bacon slice in half, reserve the other half and sprinkle small bits of it into each ramekin over the egg mixture.
Boil a cup of water and pour it into the dish surrounding the ramekins and cover the entire thing with saran wrap.
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).
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.
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)
Such a simple but delicious low-carb meal! You can easily customize this recipe with whatever toppings you like, here’s my favourite version!
-1 cup liquid egg whites
-1/4 tsp basil
-1/4 tsp oregano
-dash of salt
-15g low-fat cheddar or marble cheese –>shredded
-27g green pepper chopped and steamed for about 1:00min with a little water covered in the microwave (pour off excess water afterwards!)
-50g tomato sliced thinly
-1 tbsp chopped whole or pizza style green olives (15g)
-90mL (just under 1/3 cup) pizza sauce or pasta tomato sauce (I used Unico pizza sauce) (cover and heat in the microwave for 30sec. before topping eggs)
-additional basil/oregano for topping
-Pam cooking spray
Directions: Spray a medium-sized frying pan with pam. Heat over medium-low. Pour in the egg whites and add spices. Cook until egg just starts turning white, sprinkle your toppings over the eggs. Continue to cook over low enough heat as not to brown the egg too much while cooking it almost through. Then carefully flip the eggs like a huge pancake and cook on the other side just until set! Take off the heat and top with your warm pizza or marinara sauce and a few extra spices. Slice with a pizza cutter and dig in! You may not be able to hold this like a regular pizza but it will definitely still taste delicious!
Nutrition: 6g fat, 13g carbs, 34g protein & 5g fibre
Honestly I am not sure why I didn’t post this recipe sooner! I eat this almost weekly and it’s one of my favourite simple meals! It’s so filling and delicious, I don’t feel like I am missing out at all when I eat this awesome dinner. It’s better than TACOS. I’d never thought I would say that but yes I prefer this salad to regular tacos! It’s also high protein and lower in carbs. If you love mexican food and tacos as much as I do then you are sure to love this dish… Take me to the recipe!
At about midnight last night I had the idea to create this recipe! I bought some giant shiitake mushrooms and thought I would make a breakfast using them since they may not be your first choice of things to eat early in the morning. But that may change..it’s pretty delicious and really good for you, containing sauteed spinach, onion, tomatoes, egg white for protein(you could use a whole egg), and topped with goat cheese..Yum. Want to know how to make it? Take me to the recipe!
This was sooo good! I didn’t expect it to turn out so awesome but it did! It was crunchy, cheesy, gooey, warm, & everything a pizza should be! So now you can eat pizza and still know you are working towards a healthier life! Take me to the recipe!