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Instant Pot Egg White Egg Bites (say that three times fast!) are the copycat version of Starbucks’ sous vide egg white bites. They’re creamy, light, fluffy, and perfect for protein-packed morning on the go!
Instant Pot Egg White Egg Bites are the protein-packed sister to the classic Instant Pot Egg Bites. These egg white bites are just as creamy and fluffy as its sister but with more protein and less fat. Now, I’m not saying that either of these are healthy or unhealthy, I’m just saying from a macronutrient perspective, the egg white bites have more protein and less fat because the regular egg bites use a whole egg vs. just the egg whites.
Whichever one you choose to make (I like to make both at the same time since you can stack the trays together in the Instant Pot), they will definitely be gone by the end of the week! They’re so easy to snack on and also perfect to pop in a small container for those on-the-go mornings.
What are egg bites?
Egg bites are like mini frittatas and they look like egg muffins where you can add in ingredients to customize to your “flavor” liking. They first were introduced at Starbucks and have been a very popular addition to their breakfast menu. They have the original egg bite and also this egg white version!
Why You’ll Love Instant Pot Egg White Egg Bites
Protein-packed bites. I know I keep saying this but if you have trouble getting your protein in daily (did you know that protein is the hardest macronutrient for people to get in on a daily basis?), these egg white bites will help. It has egg whites and cottage cheese. These egg white bites clock in at XX GRAMS OF PROTEIN EACH!
Easy to make. Not everything protein-packed is easy to make but luckily these egg white bites are just that! The Instant Pot nearly takes all the work out of it for you.
Snackable and delightful. These little bites are the perfect little snack to help curb that pre-lunch stomach grumble. They’re also just so delightful to pop in your mouth for a one-biter!
Ingredients You’ll Need
Here is the extremely short ingredient list to make these Instant Pot Egg White Egg Bites. For exact quantities, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Egg whites
- Cottage cheese
- Salt and seasonings
Base recipe + your favorite customizations
This egg white egg bite recipes is the base recipe. With a little creativity, you can add in your favorites to create your own egg white egg bite!
Roasted red bell pepper and spinach. Starbucks’ version has roasted red bell pepper pieces along with Monterey Jack cheese and spinach.
Cheddar and ham. Use 1/4 cup of sharp white cheddar and 2/3 cup of chopped ham.
How to make Egg White Egg Bites
Blend. Might be the easiest recipe ever! Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth!
Divide. Evenly divide the batter in the silicone egg mold.
Set the pressure cooker. Make sure the seal is in the on position then set manual pressure to high for 9 minutes.
Natural release. This is important! Let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes.
Unmold and serve! Once 10 minutes have elapsed you can release the additional pressure and carefully lift out the metal rack (with oven mitts) and let cool for 10 minutes before unmolding and serving.
Note about egg white egg bites: since these are egg whites, they are not as firm as the original egg bites. They’re a bit more jiggly and loose, if that makes sense, and break apart slightly more easily so when you’re unmolding, just be extra careful.
Storing and reheating
These are a great meal prep option but we all know keeping eggs until the next day and reheating them aren’t ideal. However, because these have ingredients that make them fluffy and light, they actually store and reheat fairly well!
For storing, keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator or you can carefully put them back in the egg mold and cover with the included lid. To reheat, use a damp paper towel to cover and heat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. You can even steam them in a steam bath on the stove if you prefer.
Where do I get the egg mold? Instant Pot brand makes them and you can grab them on Amazon.
Can you stack the egg molds on top of each other? Yes, you actually can stack two on top of each other in the Instant Pot to double the amount you make.
Can you make these in the oven? You can, but the pressure cooker really does keep them a lot lighter vs. dense.
Instant Pot Egg White Egg Bites
- ¾ cup (177 ml) liquid egg whites
- ⅓ cup (70 g) cottage cheese
- Pinch of salt and ground black pepper, I also used onion salt
The default measuring system for this website is US Customary. Unit conversions are provided for convenience and as a courtesy only. While we strive to provide accurate unit conversions, please be aware that there may be some discrepancies.
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until well combined.
- If desired, you may lightly spray the silicone egg molds with cooking spray. Typically they don't need it but if you want to be doubly sure they won't stick, go ahead and lightly spray.
- Evenly divide egg mixture amongst the silicone egg molds about 3/4 full.
- Cover egg mold tightly with foil then place onto metal rack.
- Pour 2 cups of water into the insert of the Instant Pot then lower metal rack with egg mold into the insert.
- Put the lid on and ensure the valve is turned to SEAL.
- Using the manual setting, set to HIGH pressure for 9 minutes.
- Once it is done, let it naturally release for 10 minutes then carefully open lid and lift the metal rack out with oven mitts.
- Let cool for 10 minutes then unmold onto a plate.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.