This recipe for Bacon and Gruyère Egg Bites are less than one carbohydrate each and are a filling way to start the day!
Typically, I hate copycat recipes because they never do taste like the real thing. But today I have for you an attempt at mimicking the Sous Vide Bacon and Gruyère Egg Bites from Starbucks. Have you tried them? They are creamy, velvety and low carb. I get them whenever I’m out and about and need to eat because they are delicious and for the most part low carb. The catch is that here in Scottsdale they are nearly $5 for two egg bites. I typically don’t mind spending money on delicious food, but for some reason this one gets me. Probably because it’s only two eggs with a little bacon and cheese.
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The reason the Starbucks ones are so velvety is because they are prepared sous vide, with is a French way of cooking food in a water bath at a very specific temperature. Food prepared sous vide typically turns out perfectly prepared because there is so much precision involved. I have looked in to sous vide machines in the past, but they can be pricey and take up space. I would have to really want to sous vide everything for me to bite the bullet. I’m still thinking about it…
Related: Try this ham, cheese and asparagus quiche with a cauliflower crust!
Leave me a comment if you have ever prepared food sous vide or have eaten many sous vide prepared foods! I want to hear your thoughts!
After racking my head, and googling similar recipes, it occurred to me that I might be able to get a custardy texture if I cook it like I would a cheesecake or custards…slowly, at a low temp and in a water bath.
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So I did it and I have to say they turned out pretty well. Ok, not the same as the famous coffee shop ones, but my critics (8 and 9 year olds) thought they were close. They do taste amazing though!
- 6 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- 4 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1/2 cup Gruyère cheese, shredded
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 300F degrees. Grease the cups of a 6 cup muffin tin with butter. Using a traditional blender or an immersion blender, blend together eggs, cream cheese, cream, salt and pepper until well blended and smooth. Place even amount of chopped bacon and shredded cheese into the cups of the muffin tin. Pour the egg mixture into the cups, filling to the top. Place the muffin tin into a larger baking dish and fill the baking dish with water. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 50 minutes.
Serving Size:1 egg bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183.5 Total Fat: 14.9g Saturated Fat: 6.7g Unsaturated Fat: 5.1g Cholesterol: 213mg Sodium: 327.1mg Carbohydrates: 0.9g Sugar: 0.6g Protein: 11.1g
So what do you think of these bacon and gruyère egg bites? Not quite sous vide, but pretty darn close!