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Keto Bacon Gruyere Egg Cups

Keto Bacon Gruyere Cheese Cups: Starbucks Inspired

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword Eggs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 15 Egg Cups
Calories 156 kcal
Author Valerie Lugonja


Ingredients for Egg Cups

  • olive oil to grease egg tray
  • 14 large whole organic know-your-farmer eggs whisked
  • 245 grams organic cured bacon cut into lardons
  • 230 grams gruyere cheese cubed
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste (a good amount)
  • I litre water
  • Parchment paper


Instructions for Egg Cups

  1. Add cheese to mixing bowl; grate for 2 seconds twice on Turbo and set aside
  2. Place bacon in mixing bowl; brown for 10 min at 120 ° C on Reverse speed 0.5 without MC (measuring cup)
  3. Drain fat from mixing bowl and cool bacon; when room temperature, add eggs, cheese and pepper; mix to combine all ingredients for 10 seconds at speed 6
  4. Divide evenly into 15 egg cups using ¼ cup measuring cup to scoop ingredients from bowl* (I used a 7 cup mold twice) and place in Varoma; clean mixing bowl and fill with 1 litre water
  5. Set Varoma with filled molds into position, place prepared damp parchment over mold, secure Varoma lid and steam 20 minutes at Varoma on speed 3
  6. Remove egg bites from molds once cool; serve and enjoy

Recipe Notes

*using the ¼ cup measuring cup to scoop ingredients from the bowl ensures each cup will have a good amount of all ingredients; if simply pouring into cups, the first 7 cups get primarily egg mixture as the heavier ingredients sit at the bottom of the bowl due to gravity, but are distributed evenly as the ¼ cup dips in, scoops and swirls the mixture
Great reheated or cold
Set timer to 24 minutes on Varoma at speed 3, if you have a second mixing bowl and while water is heating, fill molds; when placing varoma in position, reset timer to 20 minutes
As the mold holds 14 servings and this recipe makes 15, I simply “fried” the last portion in a non-stick pan, image below)