These Instant Pot Egg Bites are pillowy bites of scrambled egg, spinach, and cheese made right in your Instant Pot.
Best Instant Pot Egg Bites
Instant Pot Egg Bites are one of our new favorite healthy breakfast ideas. Similar to our Breakfast Egg Cups, these egg bites are made with eggs and different add-ins to round out a protein-filled breakfast.
We have a variety of egg bites and egg cups on FFF. These cheesy sous vide egg bites and our bacon-wrapped egg cups are two of our most popular egg recipes and now we are adding this copy cat Starbucks egg bite recipe to the list!
Why we love this Instant Pot Egg Bites recipe
- Light & fluffy: These egg bites are light and fluffy because they are made in a pressure cooker.
- Meal-prep: Making egg bites in the Instant Pot is a great way to make a big batch of egg bites at one time.
- Versatile: You can use any kind of mix-ins that you want, the options are endless.
- Healthy: This egg bites recipe is a healthy addition to breakfast or just a protein-packed snack for any time of the day.
Tools Needed for Instant Pot Egg Bites
We’re sure you have an Instant Pot, but for this recipe, you’ll also need some kind of product to cook the individual egg bites in. We tested these 2 different ways — one with a silicon mold and another with mini Mason jars.
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Ingredients You Need for Egg Bites Instant Pot
You only need a few ingredients to make these Instant Pot Egg Bites. Guess what? You can decide on what type of ingredients you want to use depending on what mood you’re in. First, let’s go over the ingredients that we decided to use.
- Eggs-We used large eggs for this recipe. The size of the egg does matter. The larger the egg, the more full your egg cups will be.
- Olive oil– The olive oil in this recipe is used to pre-cook the vegetables. Feel free to use any oil or fat that you would like.
- Minced garlic– A little garlic goes a long way. Feel free to use garlic powder if you don’t have minced garlic, just be sure to use half the amount!
- Minced onion– The onion gets sautéd before putting them into the egg cups. It is a delicious flavor base for the egg bites.
- Fresh spinach– You get your veggie serving in with this fresh spinach. You do want to sauté your spinach before putting the spinach in the egg bites to draw the moisture out of the spinach. You can use frozen, cooked spinach to the egg cups, but be sure to ring the excess moisture out from the spinach.
- White cheddar cheese– Cheddar cheese adds cheesy goodness to these egg bites! You really can substitute the cheddar cheese with any cheese or omit the cheese all together. You are the maker of your cheese bites.
different ingredient combinations
We decided to make a delicious spinach, cheese, onion, and garlic egg bite. We decided on this flavor combination because we wanted to keep things simple, while still incorporating a veggie.
Here are some other delicious ingredients and flavor combinations that you could use!
Fajita Egg Bites
Dice sweet peppers up into small bite-size pieces (about 1/4 cup) and sauté them with onion and garlic. Add about 1 teaspoon of fajita seasoning to the mixture and then add the mixture to the egg mold.
All American Egg bites
Go ahead and add your breakfast favorites to these egg bites. Sprinkle cheddar cheese, bacon bits, or breakfast sausage to the egg mold.
Ham and Cheese Egg Bites
Denver-style egg bites would be delicious! Add little bits of bite-sized ham and shredded cheese to the egg mold and end up with a delicious ham and cheese egg bites.
How to Make Instant Pot Egg Bites
Making these egg bites are easier than you think! First things, first is to be sure you have all the tools you need before starting (see all the products we recommend below).
Spray the silicone egg molds
Though the silicon molds are usually non-stick, we highly recommend that you spray your silicon mold with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil. You don’t want to mess with egg sticking at all!
Saute the vegetables.
Sauté the spinach, onion, and garlic in a skillet before scooping about 1 teaspoon of veggies into each egg cup. Trust us, it may not seem like a lot, but those molds aren’t that big!
Whisk eggs, salt, and pepper.
Once your veggies are cooked, whisk the eggs in a measuring cup with a spout so it is easy to pour the egg mixture into the egg bites.
Fill egg molds.
Pour the egg mixture into the egg bite cups, filling each cup about 3/4 of the way full. If you have a cover for your egg mold, cover the mold. If you do not, it will work just fine! The egg bites will just expand during the pressure cook time, but will deflate to normal size when the cook time is over.
Pressure cook the egg bites.
Pour the 1 cup of water into the bottom of the Instant Pot and place a metal rack at the bottom of the Instant Pot.
Carefully place the egg mold on top of the metal rack and cover and seal the Instant Pot.
Cool the egg bites on high manual pressure for 10 minutes (it will also take about 10 minutes for pressure to build in the Instant Pot as well).
Remove the egg bites from the egg mold.
Quick release the pressure from the Instant Pot and carefully lift the silicone mold out of the Instant Pot. Let the egg bites sit for 5-10 minutes before removing them from the egg molds.
How do I remove egg bites from the silicon egg mold?
To remove the egg bites from the mold, gently press the bottom of the egg mold with your fingers. The egg bite should pop out easily. If the egg bite resists, take a knife and use the knife to loosen the edges of each egg bite from the silicone mold.
Instant Pot Egg Bites 101
Yes, you can stack silicone egg molds in the Instant Pot as long as you have covers for your egg molds.
Yes, you can double, triple, or quadruple this recipe! We have an easy recipe multiplier in our recipe card. When you double this recipe, use two silicone molds or repeat the recipe twice.
Egg bites will last between 3-5 days in the refrigerator if they are stored in an air tight container.
The most famous Starbucks egg bite is the bacon gruyere egg bite! They are made in a sous vide, not an Instant Pot. They are also very tasty!
Mason Jar Instructions
Yes! Don’t have a silicone egg mold? Have no fear, you can make these egg bites in small glass jars as well. We tested this recipe using 7 4-oz. mason jars.
- Double the ingredients for the egg bites and make according to the directions in the recipe card.
- Then, spray your mason jars generously with nonstick cooking spray.
- Fill mason jars as you would the silicone mold, but do 2 teaspoons of veggies and 2 teaspoons of cheese. Fill each jar about halfway with egg and mix to combine.
- Place the trivet inside your Instant Pot and place mason jars on top of the trivet (make sure to leave them uncovered).
- Seal Instant Pot and pressure cook the same way, for 10 minutes on high with a quick release. Your egg bites may come out a little moist, but that is because of the condensation!
We recommend storing your egg bites in a container with a lid in the fridge. Just make sure to let them cool completely before transferring them into the fridge for later.
Can you freeze Instant Pot Egg Bites?
Yes, you can freeze these egg bites. Let the egg bites cool completely before placing them in a freezer safe container. Place them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To thaw the egg bites remove them from the freezer and let them thaw completely. Microwave them for 30-second increments until they are warm.
Instant Pot Egg Bites (Spinach + Cheese)
Say hello to the most delicious Instant Pot Egg Bites. These egg bites are copycat Starbucks sous vide egg bites, but you use an Instant Pot instead. They are fluffy, flavorful, and a perfect high protein snack!
- 3 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 1 cup chopped fresh spinach, packed
- 3 tablespoons shredded white cheddar cheese
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup water
First, add all of the eggs to a container with a pour spout. Whisk the eggs together until there are no chunks. Set aside.
Turn on your Instant Pot’s saute feature. Then add olive oil.
When the olive oil is fragrant, add garlic and onion and saute for 2 minutes. Then add chopped spinach and saute until wilted.
Transfer veggies to a different bowl and clean your Instant Pot.
Place your silicone egg bites tray on a hard surface. Then, add 1 teaspoon of the veggie mixture to each bite. Next, add a heaping teaspoon of shredded cheese and then fill each egg bite about 3/4 of the way full with egg. Use the back of a spoon to mix everything together.
Place the trivet on the bottom of your Instant Pot and add in 1 cup of water. Then, place the silicone egg bites mold on top of the trivet and seal your Instant Pot closed.
Turn the valve to seal and turn the Instant Pot to manual > high pressure > and set the timer to 10 minutes. It will take around 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to start counting down, but eventually, it will start counting down from 10 minutes.
Once the timer goes off, quick release the Instant Pot to let out the pressure. Take the lid off and carefully remove the mold.
Your eggs might look a bit lopsided or look like they expanded out of their mold, but as they sit, they will release air and go back down.
Tips & Notes
- Nutrition information is for the egg bites, not the mason jar egg bites.
Calories: 219kcal Carbohydrates: 3g Protein: 12g Fat: 18g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g