Make Breakfast In A Mug In Just One Minute

A quick hot breakfast is welcome any time of the year. This basic "egg in a mug" recipe has infinite possibilities. And it only takes a minute or two to deliver fluffy yumminess.Basically, this one-minute recipe involves cracking an egg into a mug coated with nonstick spray, blending it with a fork, and then nuking the egg in the microwave for a minute. You can add cheese, bacon, vegetables and other assorted flavorings as desired.

What you get in the end is a little cooked egg sphere that's sort of a cross between a scrambled egg and a fried one. Mugs are apparently the perfect size for cooking up eggs in the microwave.

If you prefer your eggs hard-boiled or poached, you can also adjust the cooking time to produce the right kind of egg breakfast for you. suggests just poking the egg, covering, and then microwaving for 2 to 3 minutes to make them hard boiled. For poached eggs, pour 1/3 cup of water in, break 2 eggs into the container, and cover and cook for 1.5 to 2 minutes. These suggestions were based on using a bowl, so your timing/measurements for using a mug as the container may vary.

This is the quickest way to make a hot breakfast that I've seen, short of preparing steel-cut oats in jars for a whole week in 5 minutes.

For much more eggy goodness, see: how to make perfectly boiled eggs, use your oven to bulk cook hard-boiled eggs, Gordon Ramsay's demonstration of the perfect scrambled egg breakfast, how to make a perfectly poached egg, and how to make scrambled eggs in a microwave. What's your favourite way to quickly make eggs in the morning?

Egg in a Mug [Foodista]


    I think it's time for a "quick and easy breakfast for those without a microwave" post...Some of us are tight.

    You can cook it on your Telstra Elite Mobile hot spot

    Just tried brekky in mug. Nice. Try adding a bit of milk and pinch of salt/pepper prior to nuking. Great tip

    Soooo it's just like making scrambled eggs normally, but you do it in a mug instead of a bowl.

    been doing something like this for awhile. I make egg sandwiches for breakfast...
    my recipe if you could call it that: get bowl and coat it with butter (or something like PAM) to prevent egg from sticking, crack egg into bowl, use fork to stir egg, add a few droplets of milk (or water if I'm out), place bowl/egg in microwave for 60 seconds. then I put it in between toasted/untoasted bread then I'm on my way out the door. if the egg explodes for some reason then stop the microwave immediately since it is probably ready.

    Breakfast in a mug?! wtf it takes 30 seconds in a pan or wok once its hot lol.
    seriously don't be a chump and learn how to cook properly, this microwave food shit is a waste of time not to mention a health hazard.

    NO offence lifehack - i love your blog

    Does anyone even know where microwaves came from? Thats right nazi's ! Used to heat mass amounts of food for troops in the war... Discovered by both the usa and the russians, it was declared by the soviet union and i quote
    "After the war, the Allies discovered medical research done by the Germans on microwave ovens. These documents, along with some working microwave ovens, were transferred to the United States War Department and classified for reference and "further scientific investigation." The Russians had also retrieved some microwave ovens and now have thorough research on their biological effects. As a result, their use was outlawed in the Soviet Union. The Soviets issued an international warning on the health hazards, both biological and environmental, of microwave ovens and similar frequency electronic devices.

    Other Eastern European scientists also reported the harmful effects of microwave radiation and set up strict environmental limits for their usage. The United States has not accepted the European reports of harmful effects, even though the EPA estimates that radio frequency and microwave radiation sources in America are increasing at 15% per year."

      "was declared by the soviet union and i quote
      ..." Quote from where? Because that sounds like complete tinfoil hat territory.

    "Soviet Union promulgated a state law in 1976 banning the use of microwave ovens, and it published an international statement of warning."

    dude just type in 1976 soviet union microwaves and look at the research done.

    Do a simple test - Water a plant with microwaved water for a month and observe what happens to it. do it look healthy or not?

      Uhh, no?

      I should really take back the statements I made as I can't verify the credibility
      of the research done, there are plenty of articles out there stating for and against the use of microwaves. I am of the anti fast food mentality that is so common today - and to re-enforce my point chose to use biased information.

    Use the steaming wand on your espresso machine to make fluffy scrambled eggs in 30 secs

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