Step-by-Step Guide on how to make Instant Pot Egg Bites. Easy to make high protein breakfast egg bites in Instant Pot. A bite of crisped bacon bits in a blend of cheese, smooth egg, and refreshing green onions. Deliciously satisfying Triple-Cheese Egg Bombs inspired by Starbucks egg bites. Great as a grab-and-go breakfast, snack, or appetizer. Make ahead for lunch boxes, picnics, brunches, parties, or potluck gatherings.
Egg Bites are a bite-sized, protein-rich, and flavor-packed breakfast or snack. It’s made of beaten eggs mixed with a blend of cheese and fillings.
Introduced by Starbucks’ Hot Breakfast menu, it became quite popular in recent years!
Instant Pot Egg Bites
We developed this egg bites Instant Pot recipe by testing a variation of cheese, fillings, filling-to-egg ratios, and cooking times.
Our goal is to keep the cooking process simple yet elevate the egg bites’ flavors and texture. Further enhancing the tasty enjoyment.
These triple-cheese egg bombs bursting with savory-umami flavors and satisfying textures.
You can enjoy these Instant Pot Egg Bites hot out of the Instant Pot or cooled from the fridge.
With the Egg Bites Mold, it’s easy to make batches of bite-sized portions with endless customization options. You can easily adapt it to your personal tastes.
Have fun playing around with different combinations of fillings or what you’ve got in the fridge!
How to Make Instant Pot Egg Bites
Here are the ingredients for making egg bites Instant Pot recipe.
Cheese. We crafted this egg bites Instant Pot recipe with 3 types of cheese: cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese. This creates a blend of rich flavors and aromas. If necessary, you can use less cheese or adjust the amount according to your personal preferences.
Cottage Cheese: If you don’t like cottage cheese’s texture, don’t worry! It’s going to melt and blend into the egg bites. Or you can make Instant Pot egg bites without cottage cheese and substitute it with ricotta cheese.
Egg Bites with Ricotta Cheese: Based on our experiments, they’re still tasty! Keep in mind it’ll yield a different texture and taste compared to using cottage cheese. Also, make sure to drain the water well.
Bacon. Browning the bacon is optional, but this step elevates the flavor and aroma of the egg bites. You can omit it or substitute it with ham or prosciutto.
Substituting with Diced Ham: Reduce 30% weight of the bacon when substituting with ham. Based on our experiments, the fillings-and-eggs ratio is more balanced this way.
Regular Soy Sauce. It’ll add a kick of umami flavor to the egg bites. Give it a shot!
Smoky Flavor & Aroma Boost: We used smoked cheddar cheese and smoked bacon for an extra dimension of smoky aroma and flavor.
Mix and Match Ingredients: Feel free to customize the mix-in ingredients (meat, veggies, cheese) according to your preferences. For example, you can use ham, spinach, bell peppers, mushrooms, sausage, etc. to make your own “Starbucks egg bites”. Have fun!
Your bacon should be browned at this point. Absorb the excess fat and roughly chop them into bacon bits.
Clean and dry the Instant Pot inner pot.
Add bacon bits and green onions to the egg mixture, then mix until just combined.
Pressure Cook Egg Bites
Nonstick Spray: Depending on your silicone egg bites mold, you may or may not need to coat it with oil or cooking spray. Based on our experiments, our Instant Pot egg bites popped out quite easily without any nonstick spray or oil.
Easy to make high protein Instant Pot Egg Bites. A bite of crisped bacon bits in a blend of cheese, smooth egg, and refreshing green onions. Deliciously satisfying Triple-Cheese Egg Bombs inspired by Starbucks egg bites. Great grab-and-go breakfast, snack, or appetizer. Make ahead for lunch boxes, picnics, brunches, parties, or potluck gatherings.
Optional Flavor Boosting Step - Brown Bacon: This adds some depth of caramelized smoky aroma & flavor. You can either brown the bacon in Instant Pot or in oven.Method #1 - Instant Pot:-Add bacon in Instant Pot, then heat up Instant Pot using "Sauté More" function (no need to add oil).-Allow the bacon to crisp and brown on both sides (roughly 7 to 9 mins).-Remove bacon from Instant Pot, then place them on a paper towel to absorb the excess fat.Method #2 - Oven:-Place bacon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.-Place baking sheet on the middle rack of a preheated 400°F oven.-Bake bacon until crispy and golden-brown. Set a timer for roughly 18 to 20 mins.
Prepare Egg Bites Mixture: While the bacon is browning in Instant Pot, break 4 large eggs into a large measuring cup. Mix and combine with ¼ tsp fine salt. Add ⅛ tsp ground black pepper, ¼ tsp (1.25ml) regular soy sauce, ¼ cup (60g) cottage cheese, ¼ cup (48g) freshly grated cheddar cheese, and ¼ cup (48g) freshly grated mozzarella to the egg mixture. Mix well.Amy + Jacky's Pro Tip: If you like your egg bites with a more smooth, custard-like texture, use an immersion blender to blend the egg bites mixture.
Add Browned Bacon and Green Onions: Your bacon should be browned at this point. Absorb the excess fat and roughly chop them into bacon bits. Clean and dry the Instant Pot inner pot. Add bacon bits and green onions to the egg mixture, then mix until just combined.
Pressure Cook Egg Bites: Pour egg mixture into the silicone egg bites molds. Lightly wrap & cover the top of the egg bites mold with aluminum foil. Add 1 cup (250ml) cold water in Instant Pot. Place trivet with egg bites mold in Instant Pot. Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 9 minutes, then Natural Release for 6 minutes. After 6 minutes, release the remaining pressure by turning the Venting Knob to Venting position. Carefully open the lid.Amy + Jacky's Pro Tip: Depending on your egg bites mold, you may need to apply oil or nonstick spray before pouring in the mixture.
Check Doneness & Serve: Unwrap the egg bite molds. Let the egg bites cool a bit, then pop them out. Garnish with thinly sliced green onions and freshly grated cheese. Serve these Triple-Cheese Egg Bombs & enjoy~
1. Cheese: If you like, you can use less cheese. Feel free to adjust according to your personal preferences.
Cottage Cheese: If you don’t like cottage cheese's texture, don't worry! It's going to melt and blend into the egg bites. You can substitute it with ricotta cheese, yogurt, or heavy cream.
Substituting with Ricotta Cheese: Make sure to drain the water well. Based on our experiments, it's still delicious! Keep in mind the egg bites' texture & flavor will differ from those with cottage cheese.
2. Bacon: Browning the bacon is optional, but this step elevates the egg bites' flavors and aroma. You can omit it or substitute it with ham or prosciutto.
Substituting with Diced Ham: Use 70 grams of ham. Based on our experiments, this "filling-to-egg" ratio is more balanced.
3. Smoky Flavor & Aroma Boost: We used smoked cheddar cheese and smoked bacon for an extra dimension of smoky aroma and flavor.4. Regular Soy Sauce: It’ll add a kick of umami flavor to the egg bites. Give it a shot!5. Customize Fillings: You can customize the mix-in ingredients (meat, veggies, cheese) according to your preferences. For example, you can use ham, spinach, bell peppers, mushrooms, sausage, etc. 6. Fillings Distribution: Some users preload the fillings (i.e. bacon) in the mold to ensure even distribution amongst the egg bites. With this method, the fillings may end up mostly at the bottom of the egg bites. Since we prefer to have fillings scattered throughout the egg bite, we mix the fillings with the egg mixture.7. Blend Egg Mixture: It's not necessary to blend the egg mixture as long as you mix it well. But if you like a more smooth custard-like texture, use an immersion blender to blend the egg mixture.8. Egg Bites Mold:
Mold Lid: If your lid is heat resistant, it should be okay to use instead of a foil cover. You may need to add more pressure cooking time because the lid is likely thicker.
Silicone Muffin Cups: You can use them instead of egg bites mold. You may need to increase the pressure cooking time depending on the thickness & size.
Oil or Nonstick Spray: From our experiments, our egg bites popped out fine without using any oil or nonstick spray. But depending on your mold, you may need to use it before pouring in the mixture.
9. Aluminum Foil: Wrapping the egg bites mold with foil keeps the water condensation from dropping onto the egg bites in Instant Pot. Don't wrap it too tight because it may affect the cooking time.10. Egg Bites Not Fully Cooked: If the egg bites are still somewhat wet (not fully cooked) after pressure cooking, place them back in the Instant Pot immediately, then close the lid to stream for another few minutes.11. Double the Recipe: You can make a double batch by layering one silicone egg bite mold over another silicone mold. Just double all the ingredients.12. Reheat: Best way to reheat is by steaming egg bites in Instant Pot with the pot-in-pot method.Rate Amy + Jacky's Recipe: If you've tried our recipe, rate the recipe in the Comments section. Thank you!
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