Ok, I admit that I have been rolling through that Starbucks drive-thru a little too frequently. They just so happen to offer something fabulous for those of us who follow the Trim Healthy Mama approach to food- bacon and gouda sous vide egg bites! They are so so good that I literally crave them. And you can’t go to SB without getting coffee, too…. so I had to act fast and do something to protect my financial well being! I decided to find a copy-cat recipe for these miraculous egg concoctions… and this one is a WINNER!!!!
All you need to make these little bites of heaven are an
-instant pot (have I told you how much I love love love my instant pot!?!)
-a silicone insert that I bought on amazon pretty cheap
*I did make a couple of changes to the above recipe- I didn’t have sun-dried tomatoes, so I left them out; and I also added shredded gouda cheese instead of cheddar cheese… and BACON!! I cooked a few slices of bacon and crumbled up 1/4 a slice and put in the bottom of the silicone mold before I poured the egg mixture on top of it… it was perfection!
These egg bites are magical. They are silky smooth, jiggly, and almost have a cheesecake- like texture. And the most amazing part is that you can keep them in the fridge for several days, reheat them, and they are JUST AS GOOD as they are the moment you take them out of the instant pot! These are so good that my whole family battles over who gets the last one!
And to finish my at-home Starbucks experience, my wonderful hubby got me a milk frother. This thing has turned my morning cup of joe into HEAVEN!
My favorite Starbucks drink is a breve flat-white. This is espresso topped with steamed half and half. It is so so good. I made a strong cup of coffee and then poured my half and half into a tall glass. I used the little hand frother and within seconds, the half and half began to thicken up. I poured it into my cup of coffee, added a little monk fruit, some cinnamon… and VOILA-
Starbucks ain’t got nothin’ on me!
Lord, You are my portion and my cup of blessing;
You hold my future- Psalm 16:6