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If you move in keto circles online, you’ve certainly heard of Starbucks’ Bacon Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites. They’re amazingly delicious and are an option with no bread involved! I happily ate them several times before deciding to look up the nutrition info. Guys, they have nine grams of carbs! What?!? I looked up the ingredients and found they have rice starch in them *cue sad trombone*. But you know I wasn’t just going to leave it there. Those things are delicious. So I figured out how to make them myself without any fancy kitchen equipment needed.

Bacon Gruyere Egg Bites

You might know that I already have a recipe for a Bacon Gruyere Egg Bake. It’s delicious and uncomplicated and great for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.

But I wanted something with a softer, fluffier texture, like the ones from Starbucks. So I adapted the recipe to be baked in muffin tins and added a water bath and these turned out so good.

Assembling egg bites

I kept the recipe pretty similar, except I skipped the parsley and green onions. You can definitely add those if you like, but I wanted to make these resemble the Starbucks ones, so I left them out.

I also only mixed half the cheese in to the egg mixture, and then sprinkled the rest on top.

This recipe uses a whole 12 oz package of bacon. The Starbucks egg bites have large slices laid across the top, so if you like that, you can easily do that here. But I prefer smaller bits of bacon, so I chop mine smaller and mix it in to the eggs.

I also burned my bacon this time around because children are distracting and this is my real life.

A note about the muffin pan: I prefer a silicone pan for these, but it will work in a regular pan as well. It’s just considerably easier to get them out of a silicone pan.

Creating a water bath for cooking egg bites

After you assemble the egg bites, place them on a rimmed baking sheet. Set this on a rack in the oven, and carefully pour enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the muffin tin.

Bake this for about 30 minutes.

Releasing egg bites from muffin pan

When they’re done, they’ll be puffed up and set completely. They won’t get too brown, but will be a little golden around the edges.

This is where having a silicone pan comes in handy. Give it a quick loosen around the edges with a knife and you can just pop the egg bites right out. Give it a few minutes to cool, though, or you’ll burn yourself nicely.

If you’re using a metal pan, you’ll need to use a knife to loosen the edges and very carefully try to pop it them out with the knife. It’s a bit more difficult, but can be done without too much trouble.

Look at these lovely, cheesy bites of deliciousness!

Did I mention you can freeze them? You totally can. Just reheat in the microwave at 50% power for 3-5 minutes, depending on how many you’re cooking.

Did I mention these only have 1.2 g of carbs per bite? And they’re totally bigger than the Starbucks ones, too. Take that, Starbucks!

(Haha. I’m kidding. We’re still cool, Starbucks, right? You know you’re my guilty pleasure while I’m walking around Target…)

Yield: 12 bites

Bacon Gruyere Egg Bites

Bacon Gruyere Egg Bites

No sous vide needed for these perfect pillowy egg bites!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 12 oz (340g) bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup (240 mL) sour cream
  • 8 oz (225g) shredded gruyere
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • Hot water


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and spray a 12 cavity muffin pan (preferably silicone) with cooking spray, being sure to cover the bottom of each cavity well. **Note: If your oven runs hot, or if you have a convection oven, turn the oven down about 25°F (10°C) for best results.**
    2. Whisk together eggs and sour cream until fully incorporated. Fold in the bacon, half the cheese, and the salt & pepper, and divide evenly into muffin tin. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
    3. Place muffin tin on a rimmed baking sheet. Place on a rack in the middle of the oven and carefully pour hot water into the baking sheet until it comes halfway up the sides of the muffin pan.
    4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until eggs bites are completely set and barely golden around the edges.


These can be frozen and reheated at 50% power for 3-5 minutes depending on how many you're reheating and how hot your microwave runs.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 bite

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 17.2gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 353mgCarbohydrates: 1.2gNet Carbohydrates: 1.2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0.9gProtein: 13.6g

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19 Comments on Easy Bacon Gruyere Egg Bites – No Sous Vide Needed!

  1. Can’t wait to try these! I normally try to ndering substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream since it is typically healthier. Just curious what your thoughts were on doing so for this recipe?

    • I think it would probably work. Depending on what fat content of greek yogurt you use, it could be pretty similar to sour cream nutrition-wise. If you’re going with a low fat version, you might notice some difference in final product being a little firmer. But I don’t think it’ll produce anything too different. 🙂

  2. Mine came out great! Thanks for sharing. The bonus is my kids love them. Next time I am going to make a batch with some jalepeno for a little kick

    • Yay! I’m glad it worked for you and yay for recipes that kids will eat! Haha. Jalapeño is a great idea!

  3. Specifically why do you need the sour cream? Is it just for flavor or does it do something for the texture? Thanks!!

    • Hi Christina! The sour cream is there for both flavor and texture. It lightens them up and makes them creamier. However, if you’re against using sour cream, I don’t think the recipe would fail completely without it. The egg bites just may not be quite as light and creamy.

      • Help my groggy brain. I bought 5.xx ounces of gruyere. Recipe says 8 shredded. Do you start with an 8 oz. block or end with 8 shredded. I swear I’m normally smarter than this. Lol.

  4. So after spending $5 on 2 at Starbucks this morning and earlier this week, I have decided to make these. Figure buying one block of gruyere at this point is cheaper than me buying these a couple times a week for TWO lol. Can’t wait to try them, I’ll let you know how they turn out!

    • I think you probably could, but I haven’t tried it. The flavor would be a little different, but I think it would still bake up ok. Not sure how much difference there might be in texture.

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