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Starbuck’s Egg Bites (+Video)

A fun copycat breakfast recipe these Starbuck’s Egg Bites are full of flavor, protein and quick to whip up! A delicious hand held meal!

A TASTY COPYCAT RECIPE

I enjoy eggs of all sorts, scrambled, over easy, poached and more. These Starbuck’s Egg Bites have always been one of my favorite menu items besides their coffee. But you know me, if I can make something at home and save a little extra money, I’m going to give it a try! These egg bites have tasty and easy-to-find ingredients and are perfect to make in batches to freeze for later!

a stack of egg bites on a brown and white floral plate.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What are Starbuck’s Egg Bites?

They’re very similar to a frittata or an omelet but in a muffin shape.

Can I use other meats in egg bites?

Absolutely! I frequently make these with chopped ham and breakfast sausage as well. Also, you can make these vegetarian and maybe throw in some spinach and tomatoes.

What is the best cheese to use?

For the authentic Starbucks taste you would want to use gruyere cheese. But if you are not a fan of gruyere, you can use any of your favorite cheeses.

Are egg bites best served warm or cold?

They can be eaten both ways. I prefer them warm. However, I do end up eating them cold too when I take them to work for my lunch or a snack.

What other fillings can I add to egg bites?

Tomatoes, feta, basil, spinach, ham, jalapeno, onions and more. Just use what you think would taste great together and have fun with it. You can make several different versions.

How do you store egg bites?

After the muffins have cooled completely they should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container lined with paper towels for up to 4 days. These can also be frozen. Let the cool completely then line a freezer-safe ziptop bag with paper towels and place enough in there so not to over crowd. They’ll be good for up to 6 months in the freezer.

a stack of egg bites on a brown and white floral plate with a clear cup of coffee in the background.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • eggs – I find the eggs bake up fluffiest when they are room temperature but if you don’t have time, you can still do this if they are cold.
  • bacon – you don’t have to fry up the bacon fresh if you don’t have the time or energy, you can use store-bought bacon pieces.
  • shallots – I love the garlic/onion flavor that shallots add to this – it’s not a strong taste at all.
  • unsalted butter – because of the creole seasoning and cheese in this, I think unsalted butter works best – I would not substitute with margarine though since that would be too oily.
  • chives – this is optional or you could also use green onions.
  • gruyere cheese – this is the cheese that is used in the Starbuck’s version (Aldi has a really yummy Gruyere cheese) but you can certainly go with other flavors here.
  • creole seasoning – this adds a delicious little punch of flavor but you can use your other favorite seasoning if you prefer (like an all purpose seasoned salt).
Ingredients needed: eggs, bacon, shallots, unsalted butter, chives, gruyere cheese and creole seasoning.

HOW TO MAKE STARBUCK’S EGG BITES:

In a large mixing bowl crack all the eggs. Yes, there really are 18 eggs for this recipe! Whisk the eggs really well.

eggs shown whisked together in a clear bowl.

Add the melted butter, chives, cheese and seasoning into the egg mixture and whisk well.

cheese, chives and seasoning added to whisked eggs in a bowl.

Using a pastry brush, brush some of the remaining bacon grease into a 12 cup muffin pan.

bacon grease being spread into the muffin cups.

Spoon the egg mixture, stirring in between to keep even, into the muffin pan.  Each cup should only be filled about 3/4 full since the egg mixture will rise a bit.

Evenly add a pinch of bacon pieces into each cup.  It’ll be about ½ Tablespoon per muffin.

Use a fork and move the bacon around evenly in each cup to incorporate it a bit more. The reason we don’t add the bacon in with the rest of the batter is you don’t want it sinking all to the bottom so we add it on top and gently incorporate it in each muffin well.

Place into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown on the edges.

fully baked egg bites shown in a muffin tin.

Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin pan.

an egg bite showing a bite removed and stacked with other egg bites on a plate.

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Originally published: January 2022
Updated & republished: February 2023

Starbuck's Egg Bites recipe.

Starbuck’s Egg Bites (+Video)

A fun copycat breakfast recipe, these Starbuck's Egg Bites are full of flavor, quick to whip up and a delicious hand held meal!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 18

Ingredients

  • 18 large eggs
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and chopped (keep bacon grease)
  • 4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • cup minced shallots,
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped chives
  • 6 ounces gruyere cheese, finely grated (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl crack all the eggs. Whisk the eggs together until fully combined.
  • Stir in the melted butter, shallots, chives, cheese and seasoning until combined well.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush some of the remaining bacon grease into a 12 cup muffin pan.
  • Spoon the egg mixture, stirring in between to keep even, into the muffin pan. Each cup should only be filled about 3/4 full as the egg mixture will rise.
  • Evenly add a pinch of bacon pieces into each cup. It’ll be about ½ Tablespoon per muffin. Use a fork and move the bacon around evenly in each cup to gently combine.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown on the edges.
  • Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin pan.

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Notes

  • Please refer to my FAQ’s and ingredient list above for other substitutions or for the answers to the most common questions.
  • You can use alternative mix-ins, see my tips above.
  • These can be enjoyed cooled or warm.
  • These can be frozen, see my tips above.
  • Use your favorite cheeses. We use gruyere to keep it more like Starbuck’s.
  • Finely chopped sweet onion can be substituted for the shallots but the shallots really give this amazing flavor. 
  • The reason we don’t add the bacon in with the rest of the batter is you don’t want it sinking all to the bottom so we add it on top and gently incorporate it in each muffin well.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Sodium: 262mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. Hi,
    I make mine a bit different. Of course I fry the bacon til it is like I want it. Then I cut it into small pieces. I also cook peppers and onions in some of the grease until softened. Drain them well. Then I scramble my eggs in a bowl with a little milk or cream. I add cheese, the bacon, the peppers and onions, salt and pepper. Then I pour this mixture into my greased cupcake tins. Then I bake them at 350 for 12- 15 minutes or until just beginning to brown and are no longer wiggly. These are delicious. Sometimes I use hash browns on the bottom which I presale. Then I pour the mixture on top of the hash browns. My husband loves them this way.