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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 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):
- 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
- 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)