Starbucks copy-cat: Bacon Gruyere breakfast bites

Over the years I’ve tried many versions of egg breakfast bites that try to rival the deliciousness of the sous-vide bacon gruyere bites from a certain Seattle-based coffee overlord.  I’ve never been able to recreate the texture or taste and I was about to buy a sous-vide machine but wanted to try one last time to do them in the oven.  I think this time I did it.

Materials you’ll need:

  • silicone muffin tray (I got mine from amazon)
  • 9.5 x 12 cake tin (2 inches deep)
  • tin foil


  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup 18% cream
  • 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • 2 strips of thick-cut bacon (cooked)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 shallot , finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chives (optional)
  • Vegetable oil (to line muffin tray)
  • Warm tap water (for water bath)


  • Preheat oven to 325C
  • Cook bacon, chop into small pieces and set aside to cool
  • Put eggs, cream, salt, pepper and (if you want) shallot/chives into a blender
  • Pulse for 1 minute until all ingredients are combined and a froth has formed
  • Grease muffin tray with vegetable oil


  • Place silicone tray into 9.5×12 cake tray
  • Pour egg mixture into each mold (will fill about 3/4 full)
  • Equally divide grated cheese into each mold
  • Equally divide chopped bacon into each mold
  • Pour warm tap water into cake tray until it reaches the lip of the silicone muffin tray


  • Loosely cover cake tray with tin foil and carefully place in oven. Cook for 40 minutes
  • Remove tinfoil and cook for additional 3 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and place silicone tray onto wood cutting board to cool for 5 minutes

Egg bites pop right out and are ready to go in all their fluffy/delicious glory!

These will now be making a frequent appearance in my lunch bag to bring to work for breakfast instead of stopping and spending $5 at Starbucks.







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