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Cheesy Veggie Egg White Bites

Inspired by Starbucks' popular egg white bites, here's my high-protein take on some veggie egg white bites with spinach and roasted red bell peppers (sans the sous vide).

Starbucks copycat egg white bites

I have to admit that Starbucks has a good thing going—at least with some of their breakfast ideas. Their sous vide egg white bites are definitely tempting to throw in with coffee in the morning.

But because I usually make my coffee at home (or get it from St. Louis Bread Co.), I wanted to find a way to make the egg white bites at home, too.

Sous vide is pretty interesting to me, but I haven't jumped on the train just yet. Instead, I opted for a baked version using a muffin tin and a dish of water in the oven to help with moisture retention.

The result is pretty darn great, and I don't have to put anything in a vacuum-sealed bag just yet.

Ingredients

So, what goes into making this little eggy treasures? I'm glad you asked:

  • Egg whites
  • Nonfat cottage cheese
  • Cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • Spinach (diced)
  • Red bell pepper (diced)

Add a little bit of salt & pepper and you've got your veggie egg white bites. Not too bad, right? That, and they come together really quickly.

Substitution Ideas

If you want to make some substitutions, you've got a few good options:

  • Use whole eggs instead of egg whites
  • Try skim or full-fat cottage cheese
  • Mix up your choice of cheese
  • Test out different greens and vegetable options

If you do decide do go with something different, let me know below!

How to make egg white bites

This recipe requires just a handful of ingredients. Another piece of good news? The steps to make them are just as simple. Here's what's involved:

Prep

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray muffin tin really well and set aside.
  • Dice the spinach into small pieces and set aside.
  • Dice the red pepper into very small pieces.
  • Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Spray well with cooking grease (or use a little olive oil) to coat the pan. Once heated, add the red pepper pieces. Cook until tender and charred, about 5 minutes. Take the peppers off the heat and set aside.
  • In a blender, add the egg whites and cottage cheese. Blend well.
  • Pour the egg white & cottage cheese mixture evenly into the muffin tin.
  • Distribute the red pepper pieces and spinach evenly over each bite.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the bites.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over each bite.
  • Fill a baking dish with water and place in the oven.

Bake

  • Add the muffin tin to the oven.
  • Bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!

What is in the Egg White bites at Starbucks?

In terms of ingredients, this recipe is very similar to the egg white & roasted red pepper egg bites from Starbucks. Egg whites (of course), cottage cheese, red bell peppers, and spinach are the main players here.

This recipe takes the general idea and makes it accessible to those who don't have (or don't want to break out out) a sous vide immersion circulator. Placing a dish of water in the oven during the cooking process helps to provide a moisture-rich environment to keep the egg white bites from drying out.

How long do egg white bites last in the fridge?

I keep these egg white bites anywhere from 3-5 days in a sealed, airtight container.

How do you make your egg white bites not stick to the pan?

I try to spray down the muffin tin thoroughly with cooking spray before I get started. You could also try to use a really good nonstick pan or even silicone liners to avoid the stick.

How to reheat egg white bites?

I pop these bad boys in the microwave for 30-60 seconds (depending on your microwave). I find that that's all it takes for them to be hot and ready to enjoy, though I've also eaten them cold!

Looking for more recipe ideas?

Liked these veggie egg white bites but need some more inspiration? Why not try one of these Jordo's World staples:

This is a cheese & veggie egg white bite. There's a egg white muffin with cheese, spinach, salt and pepper on top. A hand is holding up the egg white bite and there's a plate full of bites in the back.
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Cheese & Veggie Egg White Bites

Inspired by Starbucks' popular egg white bites, here's my high-protein take on some veggie egg white bites with spinach and roasted red bell peppers (sans the sous vide).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: egg white bites, egg white muffins
Servings: 3
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • oven
  • muffin tin
  • Blender
  • baking dish

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups egg whites
  • 1 cup nonfat cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • cup spinach diced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper diced
  • salt & pepper sprinkled

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray muffin tin really well and set aside.
  • Dice the spinach into small pieces and set aside.
  • Dice the red pepper into very small pieces.
  • Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Spray well with cooking grease (or use a little olive oil) to coat the pan. Once heated, add the red pepper pieces. Cook until tender and charred, about 5 minutes. Take the peppers off the heat and set aside.
  • In a blender, add the egg whites and cottage cheese. Blend well.
  • Pour the egg white & cottage cheese mixture evenly into the muffin tin.
  • Sprinkle the red pepper pieces and spinach evenly over each bite.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the bites.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over each bite.
  • Fill a baking dish with water and place in the oven.
  • Add the muffin tin to the oven.
  • Bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

Notes

1 serving is 4 bites. 

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 538mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Recipe Rating




Jordyn

Sunday 1st of May 2022

SUPER yummy and makes breakfast meal prep a BREEZE. I love that you can add whatever veggies you like. HIGHLY recommend making these for busy mornings during the work week. LOVE and enjoy these cheesy veggie egg white bites - try them out TODAY!