Starbucks sous vide egg bites are great, protein-based snacks or breakfast. Starbucks really knows how to surprise you with a unique, healthy breakfast idea to have on the go.
Do you happen to have leftover egg bites at home that you just don’t feel like eating cold? I totally get ya. In this article, we are talking about how to microwave egg bites without ruining them.
To reheat your egg bites in a microwave, cover the egg bites with a wet paper towel(or a damp paper towel), put them on a microwave-safe plate, and reheat them at a medium temperature(I reheat them 350-650W but it really depends on your type of microwave) and microwave for 60-90 seconds.
Get your Starbucks egg bites out of the microwave and check to see if they’re properly reheated. If they’re not, pop them back in the microwave and heat them at 30-second intervals. Let the egg bites rest for a minute or 2, and enjoy them with a little bit of cheese on top.
Read the rest of the article to find other ways to reheat your favorite egg bites from Starbucks plus some recipe ideas on how to make your own egg bites at home.
What Are Starbucks Egg Bites
Starbucks egg bites are a perfect breakfast idea for when you’re in a hurry to get to work but you must make a stop to get your fuel aka Starbucks coffee.
To be honest, whoever invented this delicious breakfast recipe, is a genius and I applaud them for the originality as well as for the quality of this breakfast food.
The egg bites are a convenient, quick breakfast usually made from an egg mixture, bell peppers(red or green peppers), black pepper, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, a little bit of unsalted butter, Gruyere cheese, spinach, canola oil, feta cheese, onion, salt, hot sauce, etc.
These egg bites come in many different flavors but the most common are:
- Roasted bell pepper & mozzarella cheese.
- Uncured ham & cheese.
- Bell peppers with egg whites & Gruyere cheese.
- Kale & mushroom egg bites.
- Sun-dried tomato, Basil & Mozzarella cheese.
How To Properly Microwave Your Leftover Egg Bites
There are a couple of things I never want to reheat in the microwave and eggs are one of the first things I always name on the list. Why?
Well, there are a couple of reasons for it but the main reason is that leftover eggs tend to become very dry and rubbery when reheated in the microwave. But, I will go against my beliefs and explain how to properly reheat your bites for a quick and easy snack.
Guide On How To Reheat Your Starbucks Egg Bites
- Store your egg bites in the fridge immediately after bringing them home. Every adult should know that already opened dairy products including milk and eggs should be stored in the fridge because they have a very short life span at room temperature. So, if you don’t plan on eating your leftover egg bites right away, I warmly suggest you put them in the fridge in an airtight container.
- Take the egg bites out of the fridge and out of their original cardboard container, and put them on a microwave-safe plate or container.
- Wrap or cover the egg bites with a wet paper towel so they don’t dry out and keep their moisture. Microwave tends to dry out food easily, especially when the food contains eggs.
- Pop the egg bites in the microwave at a medium temperature(50% power level) for a minute/minute and a half.
- Check the bites to see if they’re heated properly and if they’re not, pop them in for additional 30 seconds.
- Remove your egg bites from the microwave, take off the damp paper towel, and let the bites rest for a minute or two.
- Enjoy them with some toppings like shredded cheddar cheese, cream cheese, or a simple black pepper and salt combo.
Alternative Methods To Reheat Starbucks Egg Bites
Reheating egg bites in the toaster oven is a much better choice if you ask me and it’s a much more simple process. Take your egg bites out of the fridge, put them on a baking tray with baking paper on top so they don’t stick to the surface, and heat them for 3 minutes or until you see that the cheese is bubbling up like lasagna.
Granted, a conventional oven takes far more time to pre-heat and consumes too much electrical energy. For reheating a couple of egg bites, this isn’t the best way to go, but it does the job perfectly, even though it does take longer.
Using the same method as with the toaster oven, pop your egg bites on a baking tray with wax paper or baking paper on top, and heat them for a couple of minutes until you see the cheese is starting to melt.
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Sous Vide Machine
Sous vide machine is a metal machine with water that controls the temperature that your food is cooked in. This is exactly how these Starbucks egg bites are made, with sous vide machine that gradually cooks the egg bites, and leaves them perfectly cooked; crispy on the outside and a velvety texture on the inside.
If you happen to have this machine at home, then this would be the perfect way to reheat refrigerated or frozen egg bites.
Set the internal temperature to 60 degrees C, put the egg bites in a heat-resistant airtight glass container, and keep them in the water bath for 15-20 minutes.
How To Make Starbucks-Inspired Egg Bites At Home!
Did you really think that I will leave you without giving you an easy recipe for this perfect breakfast so you can make it yourself? Of course not.
Here is my fool-proof recipe for the perfect, oven-baked, original egg bites you can make with stuff you already have in your fridge.
- 4 slices of diced Canadian bacon.
- 8 whisked large eggs.
- 1 tsp hot sauce.
- 1tsp butter/olive oil/non-stick cooking spray.
- 40grams of cottage cheese/cream cheese.
- Freshly ground pepper(by taste).
- 1/4 tsp salt.
- 35grams shredded Gruyere cheese/Monterey Jack cheese.
- Roasted Red Pepper
- Food Processor.
- Preheat the oven to 162 degrees C.
- Grease a muffin tin with butter or any other greasing option of your choosing.
- Add the whisked eggs, hot sauce, and cottage cheese/cream cheese in a blender or a food processor and blend them together until you get a smooth mixture.
- Divide your egg/cottage cheese mixture into the muffin tins and top them off with the cheese, bacon, roasted pepper, ground pepper, salt, and bacon.
- Bake them for nearly an hour, checking them occasionally.
Microwave Egg Muffin
Whisk together 1 cup flour, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/6 tsp baking soda, a pinch of salt, 2 large eggs, 2 tbs milk, and half a cup of grated cheese of your choice. Put the mixture in a microwave-safe mug and bake it for 10 minutes at 180 degrees C.
Can You Microwave Starbucks Egg Bites
Yes. You can microwave egg bites. Use a damp paper towel to cover the egg bites so they stay moist during reheating, and reheat them on medium heat for 60-90 seconds. Take the bites out of the oven; if they’re still not hot enough, microwave them for additional 30 seconds.
Can I Use Silicone Egg Bite Mold In Microwave
In essence, yes. Most of the egg bite molds are microwave-safe but make sure to check to see if it’s marked on the label.
Can Egg Bites Be Frozen
Yes. You can freeze egg bites and keep them in your freezer for up to 3 months.