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egg bites topped with bacon and melted cheese on a baking rack

Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites Recipe


  • Author: Tara Smithson
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

This Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites Recipe combines bacon and gruyere cheese for a quick and delicious breakfast. These are a Starbucks copycat recipe and they are baked in a muffin tin to make the recipe extra easy! 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 slices of original or applewood bacon
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/8 cup whole milk (2% is fine too or even skim)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Gruyere Cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack Cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium sized skillet, sauté bacon on medium low heat until nice and crispy. I like to cut mine with scissors into small pieces before frying. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
  2. Into a large bowl or a pyrex dish (my preference for having a spout), whisk together the eggs gently until blended. Pour in sour cream, milk, salt and pepper and half of the cheese, roughly 1/4 cup of each cheese. Whisk again until fully combined. Note: Don't over whisk because it could take some of the fluffiness out of the eggs.
  3. Chop the bacon up even finer and set it aside with the remaining cheese.
  4.  Spray a 12 count muffin tin with cooking spray or wipe each muffin cup generously with vegetable oil. Pour the egg mixture just a little over half way full into each muffin cup. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Carefully pull the muffin tin from the oven and top with remaining cheese. The eggs will still be gooey.
  6. Top the cheese with the crispy bacon. Bake for another 10-15 minutes.
  7. Allow the egg bites to sit and cool for 10 minutes before running a butter knife around the outside of each one and removing them. Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes

  • I don't recommend using thick bacon. It will never get as crispy!
  • Avoid over whisking because it could take some of the fluffiness out of the eggs.
  • On the second round of cooking, bake 10 minutes if you like your eggs on the creamy, softer side and 15 minutes if you want them well done. 
  • The eggs may sink a bit and this is completely normal! The eggs bites fill with air in the oven, then deflate a little once they cool. 
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: bacon and gruyere egg bites, starbucks egg bites