Totally a Starbucks knock off, but much cheaper and able to be enjoyed in your pajamas. Come to think of it, I have been to Starbucks in my pajamas. Comfy pants or not, these Egg Bites are a total winner.
I don’t typically eat at Starbucks, but there was a windy, warm Sunday I took exception (or should I say EGG-ception). My son had a swim meet that was not far from home, but far enough that we couldn’t go back home in between warm ups and the start of the meet. The first day of the meet, my husband and I went on a nice leisurely stroll with the plan of scoping out a run for the next day.
We should have been set with our route, but on the drive there I decided it was too boring. I pulled out my phone, looked at the map, and picked what seemed to be a quick loop. We started out just fine. I said when to turn left and my husband was all, “Let’s go right.”
So we went right. It didn’t work out. The road got narrow, sidewalks ended, we had to cross back and forth across the street, and finally we came to a busy road with no sidewalks. So we turned around and tried to do my original loop. It got hilly, sidewalks ended, the road was narrow, and it was MUCH further than intended. So add the mistake of turning right with my loop being longer than expected, and you’ve got grounds for divorce.
Long story short, we emptied the tank and were quite depleted. We went to Starbucks and I had no intention of ordering anything but caffeine. BUT they had just released their Sous Vide Egg Bites. So I ordered them and immediately googled them to find out what’s inside.
Cottage Cheese. Ummmm what? Is this part of a 1980’s Diet Plate? I have no intention of buying a Sous Vide machine, so I will just have to improvise.
A ramekin filled with water adds some steam to the oven to keep the eggs from drying out. Prep is super quick and these heat up well in the microwave as leftovers. My son had these as an after school snack. One bite in and he gave me the go ahead that these were “blog-worthy.”
I made them again for a Lenten Friday lunch. The next day my friend and I ate the leftovers after running a 10K. Protein and vitamin packed veggies are always the perfect recovery.
Here’s what I learned:
- Don’t go right.
- Cottage cheese is not just for the 80’s.
- Left isn’t always a good option either.
- I don’t need a Sous Vide machine.
- My neighborhood has better running routes.
- Eggceptional Egg Bites are good.
- 9 eggs
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 tomato, diced and drained on a paper towel
- 1 green onion, sliced thinly
- 2-3 stalked asparagus, finely diced
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- Place an oven-proof ramekin filled with water in the oven and preheat to 400°.
- Generously coat a 12 count nonstick muffin pan with butter or coconut oil.
- Evenly distribute onion, asparagus, and tomato into muffin tins.
- Bake for 5 minutes.
- Beat cottage cheese into eggs. Add salt and pepper if desired.
- Remove muffin pan from oven (should be sizzling), and add egg mixture throughout tins.
- Top with cheddar cheese and return to oven.
- Bake until puffed and no longer runny in the middle, about 12-15 minutes.
- Serve immediately OR store in refrigerator for a quick microwavable breakfast.