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Get breakfast ready in a flash with these Instant Pot Egg Bites. Copycat Starbucks egg bites made in Instant Pot are tender and fluffy, require no blender, contain only one main ingredient and are customizable with your favorite fillings!
Other make ahead breakfasts we love are cottage cheese egg bites (coming soon).
I have been so skeptical about Instant Pot egg bites because if you know me, I do not love extra gadgets but I do love eggs! So, armed with a few silicone egg bite molds from Amazon, I now make egg bites in Instant Pot by the dozen on Sundays!
And to put the mold to more use, I have perfected Instant Pot poached eggs as well.
Starbucks sous vide egg bites are delicious but the price is a bit high to enjoy with regularity. I replicated a make-at-home version using my Instant Pot. The moist heat from the pressure cooker mimics the “sous vide” technique perfectly! You can enjoy them plain or with a filling of choice.
Ingredients for Instant Pot Egg Bites
To make Instant Pot egg bites you will need only one main ingredient. I mean who doesn’t have staples like baking powder, salt, pepper and water at all times, right?!
I assure you don’t need anything else to make egg bites in Instant Pot except optional add-ins in next step.
Eggs: I use large eggs but any eggs will work!
Baking powder: Adding baking powder to eggs makes them more light and fluffy.
Salt and pepper: For taste.
Water: You could use milk, the results will be the same.
Egg Bites Add-Ins and Toppings
If your kids are anything like my kids, they like things plain. But I still try with veggies and succeed many times. I usually make 2 batches of egg bites in Instant Pot, plain and with vegetables.
You can add anything you want to the egg bites. Just make sure to dice, chop or grate finely the ingredients since pressure cooker egg bites are quite small.
My go to egg combination is bell pepper, baby spinach and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Veggies: Bell pepper, mushrooms, spinach, kale, zucchini, broccoli, asparagus.
Jarred and canned goods: Sun dried tomatoes, roasted red pepper, green chiles, olives.
Cheese: Parmesan cheese, gruyere cheese, cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, feta cheese.
Meat: Fried bacon bits, crumbled cooked sausage, leftover chicken.
Fresh herbs: Finely chopped fresh basil, parsley, green onion or chives.
Recreating copycat Starbucks egg bites in Instant Pot? Use bacon and gruyere cheese as your toppings of choice.
How to Make Egg Bites in Instant Pot
Here is a quick overview how to make egg bites in Instant Pot without a blender, with 5 minutes prep time and total of 15 minutes.
Make the egg mixture: In a large 4 cup measuring cup, whisk eggs, water, baking powder, salt and pepper. You can use any large bowl with a spout for easy pouring into the molds. Then pour egg mixture into each mold about 2/3 full.
Add toppings: Now you can add toppings like vegetables, meat and cheese. No need to stir them as they will sink anyways. That’s why we do not mix toppings with egg mixture. These Instant Pot egg bites are so easy!
Stack the molds: Close each silicone egg mold with the lid, stack staggered on top of each other and place on trivet with handles. The one pictured came with my stackable stainless steel pans to cook 2 things at a time. I also have this trivet that came with my Instant Pot DUO 8 quart.
Pressure cook on Low: Then close the lid, move valve to Sealing position and Pressure Cook egg bites on Low for 8 minutes – in 8 quart Instant Pot, 11 minutes – in 6 quart Instant Pot. Afterwards, release remaining pressure using Quick Release.
Cool and release the egg bites: Let Instant Pot egg bites cool off for a few minutes until the molds are safe to touch. Despite the silicone molds being non-stick and using a cooking spray, I recommend to grab a small silicone spatula and go around the edges and bottom really tight and close to the mold. This will result in perfectly looking egg bites. To be able to pop egg bites out of the mold, you would have to wait a few hours for egg bites to cool off.
What Is the Best Silicone Egg Bites Mold?
To make egg bites in Instant Pot you will need a silicone mold. Actually two silicone molds with two silicone lids.
I bought these ones on Amazon. What I like is that there are 2 lids and not 1 to prevent spilling. And lid is also made of silicone which is safe for cooking.
Many other egg bite molds sold online have plastic silicone lids which you can’t cook with in your electric pressure cooker. Just be sure to pay attention to this information when purchasing the molds.
Can I Make Instant Pot Egg Bites without a Silicone Mold?
It is possible to make egg bites in Instant Pot without the silicone mold. You will need either 4 ounces glass jars or individual silicone muffin tins. You can also make egg bites in Instant Pot with 6 ounces glass jars.
I think it will be easier to handle glass jars when it comes to placing them into Instant Pot.
I would try cook times as listed in the recipe first and adjust accordingly afterwards, if necessary.
Tips for Best Results
For creamy, velvety texture Instant Pot egg bites that are Starbucks worthy, follow these tips!
Dice vegetables small: Egg bites are mini sized, so chop and grate your vegetables, cheese or meat additions accordingly.
Stagger egg bite molds: Just turn the top mold a bit so its cavities are not directly sitting on top of cavities of the bottom mold. If you can’t get them staggered, then place trivet with one egg bites mold in the Instant Pot and then place the second mold staggered on top. This prevents misshapen egg bites when they cook in Instant Pot.
Follow pressure cooking times: 8 minutes for 8 quart Instant Pot, 11 minutes for 6 quart. Readers have cooked egg bites in 3 quart Instant Pot for 11 minutes.
No low pressure option? If your Instant Pot doesn’t have Low pressure and only Manual button, you can cook them on High pressure but egg bites will puff up more.
Using all egg whites: I believe Starbucks sous vide egg bites contain only egg whites. You will need 2 1/4 cups of egg whites. And I also believe you will have to whisk them with a real whisk not a fork, just to mix well.
Don’t use blender: After testing this Instant Pot egg bites recipe multiple times, one thing I can tell you I did not like using a blender. Maybe because my recipe contains no cheese but blended mixture got so thin, even pepper and salt settled at the bottom of the egg bite. Making one side spicy and another side plain.
How to Store and Reheat Egg Bites
Refrigerate your Instant Pot egg bites in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. Perfect for meal prep!
Because these egg bites are small, they are quick to reheat. Pop a few on a plate in the microwave and reheat for 1 – 1.5 minutes from frozen or 30 seconds for fresh. It really depends on your microwave.
Can I Freeze Egg Bites?
Yes, absolutely. Cook egg bites in Instant Pot and let them cool completely. Pop in an airtight container with a lid and freeze for up to 3 months.
If you want to freeze egg bites in a resealable Ziplock bag, lay egg bites flat first to freeze. Once egg bites are fully frozen, then toss the bag deeper into the freezer. They are just delicate.
Yes! This Instant Pot egg bites recipe will actually make a double batch, meaning it uses both egg bites molds. If you need one batch, just half the ingredients, cook time will remain the same.
If they are fresh, you may have overcooked them. It could happen if you have not released the pressure immediately upon pressure cooking cycle was done. If you are reheating egg bites from frozen, they may turn rubbery, try thawing first.
No, you don’t have to pre-cook the veggies for Instant Pot egg bites. Just dice them small and pressure cooker will work its magic.
Sometimes it happens and I am not 100% sure why. To ensure nicely shaped egg bites, cover each mold with a piece of parchment paper before placing the lid on. This prevents condensation dripping into egg bites as they cook, therefore making perfectly cooked egg bites.
No lid, no problem! But you still need to cover them as the condensation from one egg bites mold will drip into the other one and make soggy bites. Try covering with parchment paper or aluminum foil to avoid that from happening.
Instant Pot Egg Bites
1/4 cup water or milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Ground black pepper to taste
Optional Mix Ins:
Handful of spinach finely chopped
1/2 large bell pepper diced
Parmesan cheese grated
Freeze: Cook and cool egg bites. Pop in an airtight glass container with a lid and freeze for up to 3 months. If you want to freeze in a resealable Ziploc bag, lay egg bites flat first and then toss deeper into the freezer with frozen egg bites.
Where can I get this silicone mold? I bought this one, actually a set of 2, on Amazon. What I like is that it has 2 lids and not 1, to prevent spilling. Pay attention that lid is also silicone and not plastic, so you will not cook it.
Egg whites: You can replace eggs with 2 1/4 cups of egg whites. And I also believe you will have to whisk them with a real whisk not a fork. Just to mix well.
No Low pressure option? If your Instant Pot doesn’t have Low pressure, you can cook on High – egg bites will puff up more.
Prep toppings small: You can add anything you want. Just make sure to dice, chop or grate finely since egg bites are small.
Looking for more ideas? I post recipes I find on other blogs here. I share information about kitchen equipment I use here. Since I often order ingredients from Amazon (I live in a rural area and don’t have easy access to grocery stories) and my list of items I commonly order here. Finally, here is a list of my favorite cookbooks.