If you’ve never tried the Egg Bites at Starbucks, they are a mini creamy, velvety version of a frittata. They are perfect for breakfast or a snack since they are packed with protein and low in carbs. My Copycat of Starbucks’ Bacon & Gruyere Egg Bites recipe was so popular, I figured I should create a copycat of the Egg White & Red Pepper ones as well.
The ingredients were easy to figure out because Starbucks has them listed out on their website, I just left out any thickeners, additives and preservatives that are included in the ones you get at Starbucks – not only is it much cheaper making these at home, it’s much healthier as well since you can control all the ingredients. The only ingredient I changed was the cottage cheese, I used cream cheese instead because it gives the egg bites a better texture without having to add a thickener or starch – if you’re not watching carbs and want the texture more similar to the Starbucks ones you can add ¾ Teaspoon of Rice Starch. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
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