Coffee Cup Meals: Scrambled Eggs in a Mug

Yup, I’m loving this easy, simple method of making a healthy breakfast.   My regular breakfast is either steel-cut oatmeal in a mug (see my shortcut method) or Muffin in A Mug.   I usually don’t have time (or am not awake enough) to fix eggs for breakfast, so they are a lunch or dinner option.   I do love breakfast for supper.   But then I found it……      Eggs in a Mug……yes !!   coffee+mug+eggs61

You can make them ‘simple’ with just salt & pepper or flavor with herbs.   Any cheese adds great flavor to eggs.   Want mexican ?? add cheese, salsa or leftover taco meat & black beans.   Want veggie, add some spinach, chard, kale or any leftover you have in the fridge.   Try sprinkling in a few bacon bits, a chopped turkey sausage or pieces of grilled chicken.    Just about any leftovers works great.   But if you’re feeling creative….go gourmet….add goat cheese &  sun-dried tomatoes…..You can use just about any leftovers or you can create a gourmet breakfast in a minute.   Try adding goat cheese, dried tomatoes & red onions or asparagus & mushrooms.   The options are endless & you can start the day healthy, quick & easy.

Ever want your breakfast portable ??  How about a quick egg sandwich ??  Just use an individual ramekin or cereal bowl in place of the coffee mug.   Wrap your cooked eggs in a tortilla or use a bagel, english muffin or toast.   Wrap it in a paper towel & off you go.

There are so many options for eggs…..check out the Incredible Egg to find just about any and everything you want to make with eggs.     Enjoy a healthy breakfast…it makes the day even better !!

Eggs in A Mug  (adapted from the Incredible Egg)

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk  (I use almond milk or just water, for fluffier eggs)
  • 2 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese (optional, can be added during cooking)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Spray a 12 oz. coffee mug with cooking spray or grease with butter. Add eggs and milk to mug and stir with a fork or whisk until well blended. Microwave mixture on high for 45 seconds then stir. Microwave again for 30 – 45 seconds longer until eggs are cooked through. Immediately sprinkle with optional cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.


  • you can easily half the recipe for just 1 egg in a mug
  • if you add veggies than have been cooked in oil, don’t add the milk
  • want fluffier eggs, add water instead of milk
  • substitute unsweetened almond milk; just 30 calories a cup

About Pat Thomas

I love what food brings to our lives other than the needed nutrition. I share all my foodie experiments with friends & family. Thankfully they are usually delighted but always kind with whatever I've cooked up.
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