You’re like me, you LOVE the perfectly textured Sous Vide Egg Bites from Starbucks, but not paying $5 for TWO… You want a hack to easily make these at home.
You’ve found the blog post to tell you how!
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Sous Vide: What is it?
Wikipedia tells us that this is a “French cooking method in which food is placed in a plastic pouch or a glass jar and cooked in a water bath for longer than normal cooking times (usually 1 to 7 hours, up to 48 or more in some cases) at an accurately regulated temperature. The temperature is much lower than normally used for cooking, typically around 55 to 60 °C (131 to 140 °F) for meat, higher for vegetables. The intent is to cook the item evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without overcooking the outside, and to retain moisture.”
Sounds heavenly, right? Moisture, evenly cooked without a crispy outside. Perfection.
So how do I DIY Sous Vide without the special contraptions?
I’m glad you asked. If you’re like me, you have an obsession with collecting kitchen contraptions and appliances but you’re running out of storage space for them (and they don’t make them easily stackable either! Ugh!), and it’s driving you bonkers. No need for this special Sous Vide thingy:
Meal Prepping for Breakfasts Made Easy
If you struggle with ideas for your breakfasts for the week while meal prepping and you’re TIRED AF of hard boiled eggs, you need to try this recipe. Make it as clean (or dirty) as you want, just whatever you do BLEND the eggs instead of whisking them and cook in the waterbath for the texture of the heavenly egg bites from your favorite coffee shop.
I made a few batches of these Egg Bites to test various tastes, options, as well as cooking methods. I was wondering whether the BLENDER was the difference in texture or if it was the waterbath. The jury is in, and it’s DEFINITELY due to the waterbath. SO DON’T SKIP THAT STEP.
Before I share the recipe, there’s a few items you’ll need:
You may already have these items in your kitchen! I HIGHLY recommend purchasing the INDIVIDUAL silicone muffin liners rather than the ones that are connected. This will allow the water bath to fully surround the liners and for your ease of adding the water to your baking dishes. I linked 24 liners and two baking dishes as my recipe makes a double batch – perfect for 2 adults for 5 days of breakfasts (10 breakfasts total)
Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites
2 C Cottage Cheese*;
FILLINGS OF CHOICE (1/2# bacon, Red/Green/Yellow pepper, diced, 1 C Chopped kale, 1 C Shredded cheese, etc.);
6-8 Cups Water for water bath” ]
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.;
2. Prep Silicone Molds in your baking dishes;
3. In your blender, blend eggs, cottage cheese, and half your shredded cheese if you chose to add that;
4. Prepare any other ‘fillings’ that need cooked prior to adding to the egg cups – such as bacon, sausage, sautéed veggies, etc.;
5. Fill the silicone muffin liners HALF WAY with your blended egg mixture.;
6. Add fillings to your egg cups as desired (I portioned mine out to add some kale to the last 6 egg cups by adding kale back to the blender and blending til smooth);
7. Top fillings with remaining egg mixture.;
8. Place baking pans in oven FIRST, then fill with water until most of the silicone liners are under water. Be sure to not fill too much to where water travels over the top of the liner.;
9. Bake 35-45min or until tops are golden brown and the eggs are solid.; PLEASE BE CAREFUL REMOVING THE PANS OF HOT WATER FROM THE OVEN!!!
10. Remove liners from water, place on rack to cool, then to easily remove from liner, flip liner over and gently pinch corners to remove egg bites!;
To REHEAT: place in microwave for 30 seconds, or Toaster Oven 450 Degrees Farenheit for 5 minutes.
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Simply swap out your Cottage Cheese to a non dairy, full fat, or alternative version! Try different fillings, top with other things before you store in your meal prep containers, etc! The sky is the limit & this recipe is rather forgiving in terms of ease and swap-ability of ingredients.
Need a Meal Prep Breakfast Side Option?
No sweat! Personally, i love pairing my egg bites along side 1/4 to 1/2 baked sweet potato with coconut oil + sprinkle of cinnamon. OR add in a preferred yogurt of choice.
Being pregnant currently, these egg bites are perfect for a grab and go or brainless breakfast in the mornings. It’s SO important to not skip meals, especially when growing a human. PLUS, hubby approved!
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In the comments, I would love for you to share what your favorite go-to breakfast is for meal prepping!
Until next time, my loves!
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