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Everything You Need To Know About Starbucks Egg Bites
What They Are
Starbucks' egg bites are a quick yet satisfying breakfast served in a pack of two with a small plastic fork, making them ideal for on-the-go meals.
The bites also have a firm texture that results in very little mess. They offer a protein-rich, lower-carb alternative to other bread-heavy breakfast options.
How They’re Made
The egg bites are made through a cooking process known as sous vide. The process uses warm water and vacuum-sealing technology to cook food slowly.
In essence, rather than frying or baking with oil or butter to cook, hot water held at a consistent temperature provides the heat transfer to cook food.
Starbucks' current selection of egg bites includes three varieties: kale and mushroom, egg white and roasted red pepper, and bacon and Gruyère.
The kale and mushroom feature a mix of Swiss and Monterey Jack cheeses with Portobello mushrooms. They contain parsley and seasonings, and the kale is finely chopped and wilted.
The egg white and roasted red pepper option uses only the whites rather than the whole egg, combined with Monterey Jack and feta cheese, spinach, and fire-roasted red peppers.
The egg white variety includes 170 calories, 8 grams of fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 470 milligrams of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrates, and 12 grams of protein.
The kale and mushroom flavor contains 230 calories, 4 grams of fat, 180 milligrams of cholesterol, 340 milligrams of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrates, and 15 grams of protein.
The bacon and Gruyère provide 300 calories, 20 grams of fat, 215 milligrams of cholesterol, 680 milligrams of sodium, 9 grams of carbohydrates, and 19 grams of protein.
How To Make Them
To make cheesy egg bites, cook some pancetta and blend your seasonings, eggs, cottage cheese, and cheddar cheese in a blender.
Pour the mixture into mason jars, leaving space at the top to allow it to expand. With the lids secure, place the jars into a sous vide setup preheated to 167 degrees F.