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How to Make Starbucks Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper Egg Bites at Home

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How to Make Starbucks Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper Egg Bites at Home

In our fast-paced lives, it is important to make sure that our daily routines are not affected. T This can disturb our physical and mental well-being, so it is important to make sure that we eat a balanced breakfast even when we’re on the go. Founded by Jerry Baldwin, Gordon Bowker, and Zev Siegl in 1971, there are over 35,000 corporate-owned Starbucks locations worldwide, serving more than 10 million customers every day. Luckily for us, in January 2017, Starbucks created scrumptious egg white and roasted red pepper egg bites that are packed with flavor and nutrition, perfect for breakfast or a quick snack. It is important to note that these versatile egg bites can be made with or without egg yolk. Let’s take a closer look at when and why these delicious egg bites were created and added to the Starbucks menu, and how to make Starbucks egg white and roasted red pepper egg bites at home.

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Eggs are the main ingredient in egg bites, which can be filled with a variety of ingredients.

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Who Created Starbucks Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper Egg Bites?

Eveline Chao-Rivera, Starbucks brand manager, noticed that many customers began eliminating bread, such as the oat biscuit roll and stuffed wraps, from the hot breakfast sandwich and wraps menu and were becoming more health-conscious and seeking wheat-free substitutes. She also mentioned that people were looking for more protein-filled meals to help them continue throughout their busy workday. With help from staff, teamwork, and acknowledging meals that customers were actively looking for, Eveline stepped forward, seeking an alternative that customers would be interested in purchasing and would also benefit the company. It was then that Starbucks partnered with Cuisine Solutions and Executive Chef Bruno Bertin to create the sous vide egg bites. In the recipe section below, we will show you how to make egg bites using the sous vide or oven method.

What Is Sous Vide?

Sous vide is a specialty cooking procedure that was introduced by French chef Georges Pralus in 1974; it means “under vacuum” in French. It involves cooking food in a vacuum-sealed water bath at a precise low temperature. This unique method is not possible using any other cooking style. Additionally, cheaper cuts of meat are usually tough because the animal is moving more and creating stronger protein strands within its muscles. This causes the meat to become tougher when cooked, thus making it cheaper to purchase. However, this is where the sous vide method can be utilized to create a mouthwatering meal that anyone would enjoy.

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Sous Vide Packaging Alternatives

It is relatively easy to seal foods and prevent water from entering. These are some quick, affordable options you could use, most of which you should already have in your kitchen pantry.

  • Reusable silicone bags: These versatile bags can be used to cook your meat sous vide and store vegetables, meat, and other foods in the fridge or freezer. Ensure that the bags are LFGB-certified and that they do not contain any harmful chemicals, such as adhesives and glue.
  • Vacuum sealing bags: On the other hand, even without a vacuum sealer, Anova Precision vacuum sealer bags are fridge- and freezer-friendly and support long sous vide cooking. Additionally, they are environmentally friendly. After all, one roll is equivalent to 32 plastic bottles, so you can feel at ease knowing you have done your part in helping the environment.
  • Resealable bags: Ziplock freezer bags that are BPA-free can be used to remove air using the water immersion method.
  • Glass mason jar: Mason jars are perfect for creating egg bites.

Furthermore, when making Starbucks egg white and roasted red pepper egg bites, there is a technique that does not involve using a sous vide inversion circulator. You can feel confident creating this yummy snack in an oven or slow cooker; it will still be tasteful and palate-satisfying.

Nutritional Value of Starbucks Egg Bites

Nutrition Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper Bites Serving Size 1 (130 g)Kale and Mushroom Egg Bites Serving Size 1
(130 g)
Bacon & Gruyère Egg Bites Serving Size 1 (130 g)
Calories170203300
Calories From Fat70130180
Total Fat8 g14 g20 g
Saturated Fat5 g9 g12 g
Trans Fat0 g0 g0 g
Cholesterol25 mg180 mg215 mg
Sodium470 mg340 mg680 mg
Total Carbohydrates11 g11 g9 g
Dietary Fiber0 g2 g0 g
Sugars3 g1 g2 g
Protein12 g15 g19 g
Starbucks Egg Bites at Costco
Starbucks egg bites are also available at Costco.

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Starbucks Egg White and Red Pepper Bites Ingredients

  • Cage-free egg whites
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Spinach
  • Fire-roasted red peppers
  • Finely chopped green onion
  • Hot sauce
  • Canola oil
  • Salt and pepper

Equipment Needed

  • Blender
  • Silicone muffin pan
  • Deep pan baking sheet
  • Sous vide machine (if using this method)
  • 6x 4-ounce mason jars
  • 1x large pot

Alternative Egg Bite Ingredients

Egg bites are tasty and versatile; you can add various ingredients to create your own unique egg bite recipe. Keep in mind the ingredients you use to maintain a healthy, balanced diet.

  • Cheese: Monterey Jack, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, feta cheese, cream cheese, or Greek yogurt.
  • Meat choices: Shredded chicken breasts, bacon, beef, ham, sausage, or pepperoni.
  • Herb options: Sage, chives, spring onion, basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley, mint, thyme, or rosemary.
  • Vegetables: Onion, garlic, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, chili, carrots, corn, mushrooms, or broccoli.

How Long Do Egg Bites Stay Fresh?

Both homemade and Starbucks egg bites can be stored in a zip-lock bag or an air-tight container. Store in the fridge for up to two to five days or in the freezer for up to two months. Egg bites can be reheated as follows:

  • Oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes
  • Microwave for 40 to 60 seconds
  • Air fryer for 5 minutes
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How to Make Starbucks Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper Egg Bites at Home


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  • Author: Kay Keene
  • Total Time: 70 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

This delightful breakfast anytime snack is versatile and can be made with egg whites or whole eggs, depending on your personal preference. They are quick, easy to make, and easy to store.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 3/4 cup liquid egg whites (or 8 egg whites)
  • 1/4 cup grated Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup full-cream cottage cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 green onions – sliced finely
  • 1/4 finely chopped spinach
  • 6 teaspoons chopped roasted red pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by filling a large pot with water and inserting your sous vide machine. Set the temperature to 172 degrees, switch it on, and allow it to warm up.
  2. Next, put the Monterey Jack, egg whites, salt, pepper, and cottage cheese in a blender. Allow it to mix on low speed for about a minute until well combined. Mixing at a low speed prevents the eggs from falling apart, allowing them to rise better.
  3. In the meantime, chop the spinach, roasted red peppers, and green onion fine.
  4. Next, it’s time to spray the 6x 4-ounce jars with cooking spray or brush each one with butter or oil on the inside.
  5. Disperse the spinach, red peppers, and green onion evenly into each jar.
  6. Next, pour an even amount of the egg white mixture into each jar and close the lid. (Make sure to not close the lid too tight.)
  7. Finally, put the jars into the warmed water and allow them to cook for an hour. Once completed, use tongs or a glove to remove the jars. Let the jars cool, then use a knife to separate the edges, remove them from the jar, and store them as needed.

Oven Version Instructions

  1. First, preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, spray a 12-hole silicone muffin tray with spray and cook or grease each hole with butter or oil.
  2. Next, fill a large baking dish halfway with hot water and place the silcone muffin tray on top.
  3. Then add the Monterey Jack, egg whites, salt, pepper, and cottage cheese in a blender. Allow it to mix on low speed for about a minute until well combined. Mixing at a low speed prevents the eggs from falling apart, allowing them to rise better.
  4. Thereafter, divide the green onion, roasted red peppers, and spinach into each silicone hole and fill equally with the egg cheese mixture.
  5. Bake for 1 hour (it is recommended not to open the oven during cooking time to prevent the egg bites from dipping in the center).
  6. Finally, once done, allow it to cool and remove it from the silicone mold.
  7. Serve hot with an English muffin or salad.

Notes

Note that the oven-baked version works well if you don’t have a sous vide machine; however, you can still achieve similar results. To further add, this oven-baked version of the Starbucks egg white and roasted red pepper egg bites recipe uses the same amount of ingredients and should fill a 12-hole muffin tray. As previously mentioned, it is best to use a silicone muffin mold because it is easier to clean.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Method: Sous Vide
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 43
  • Sugar: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 206 mg
  • Fat: 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.3 mg

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