Scrambled Egg in a Mug

Microwaved Scrambled Eggs in a mug are just the breakfast hack you need on a busy morning! In less than 5 minutes you can have a delicious, healthy breakfast that’s way faster than any drive thru!

For more quick and easy breakfasts, try our Baked Egg Muffins and Make Ahead Freezer Breakfast Burritos.

homemade egg mcmuffin sandwich on a blue plate

Making scrambled eggs in a mug in the microwave has been a huge lifesaver for my kids when they just want something hot and fast to eat in the morning. Crack the eggs in a mug, scramble, and microwave for about 40 seconds. Boom! Breakfast is served!

And if you want to get really fancy, add an english muffin and a slice of cheese to make homemade Egg McMuffins. All of a sudden you’re the mom of the year!

You can make this delicious and healthy breakfast sandwich at home in under two minutes and for under a dollar! That’s a little better than waiting ten minutes in the drive-thru only to fork over $5 for breakfast!

Table of Contents
  1. How to Make Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave
  2. Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Make Ahead and Freezing
  4. Expert Tips
  5. More Delicious Egg Recipes
  6. Microwaved Scrambled Eggs in a Mug Recipe

Ingredients

You literally only need TWO INGREDIENTS to make scrambled eggs in a mug! Plus a microwave, and who doesn’t have one of those nowadays?

1 Egg – I recommended cooking just one egg at a time

Nonstick cooking spray – to help the egg slide right out after cooking.

Coffee mug – your mug does need to be microwave safe. You could also use a small glass measuring cup.

How to Make Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave

  1. Spray a microwave safe coffee mug with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Crack an egg into the coffee mug and whisk is with a fork.
  3. Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds.
  4. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt or add the toppings of your choice.
  5. To make a homemade egg sandwich (“Egg McMuffin”), toast an english muffin and place a slice of deli ham on the bottom half. Top with the egg and a slice of American cheese. You can even freeze them to enjoy later!
eggs in a coffee mug with a fork

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you microwave eggs?

Yes, absolutely! Just whisk them up in a bowl and pop them in the microwave. Fluffy scrambled eggs any time!

How long does it take to cook an egg in the microwave?

It only takes about 30-40 seconds to microwave a scrambled egg. Keep in mind that microwave wattages vary, so you’ll have to test yours – it might take a few seconds more or less.

Should I add milk or water?

It’s not necessary. I have found that I get fluffy eggs in the microwave without any of these additions. However you can add them if you want to.

Make Ahead and Freezing

These scrambled eggs take less than a minute to prepare, but you could actually prepare several at a time and freeze or make sandwiches to freeze ahead.

Prepare the sandwich as desired with english muffins, egg, ham and cheese. Let them cool completely, then wrap tightly in foil and pop them into a freezer bag. They’ll last in the freezer about 3 months.

To reheat from frozen, place the wrapped sandwiched in a 350 degree oven and heat for 5-10 minutes or until fully heated through.

  • For more than one egg, use a small bowl instead of a mug.
  • Feel free to add the seasoning of your choice or extras like cheese.
  • Use these eggs to make a sandwich as described above, or add them to breakfast burritos, Breakfast Quesadillas or simply serve with a side of toast and fruit.
Microwaved Scrambled Eggs in a mug a great breakfast hack! In  2 minutes you can have a delicious breakfast that's fast and healthy!

More Delicious Egg Recipes

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Microwaved Scrambled Eggs in a Mug

Microwaved Scrambled Eggs in a mug is a great breakfast hack! In 2 minutes you can have a delicious breakfast that's faster and healthier than any drive thru!
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 63kcal

Ingredients
  

Scrambled Egg

  • 1 egg
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste

Breakfast Sandwich

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon shredded cheese
  • 1 slice of deli ham
  • 1 english muffin

Instructions
 

  • Spray a microwave safe mug with cooking spray. Crack the egg into the mug and lightly scramble. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the mug in the microwave and cover with a wet paper towel. Cook on high for 30-40 seconds. If there is still liquid in the mug, cook for an additional five – ten seconds.

To Make a Breakfast Sandwich:

  • Toast the English Muffin to your liking. Spread butter if desired. Top with slice of ham, the egg and shredded cheddar cheese and replace the top of the muffin. Enjoy hot!

Notes

Nutrition facts are for just the scrambled egg, not the breakfast sandwich, which is a separate recipe. 
These scrambled eggs take less than a minute to prepare, but you could actually prepare several at a time and freeze or make sandwiches to freeze ahead.
Prepare the sandwich as desired with english muffins, egg, ham and cheese. Let them cool completely, then wrap tightly in foil and pop them into a freezer bag. They’ll last in the freezer about 3 months.
To reheat from frozen, place the wrapped sandwiched in a 350 degree oven and heat for 5-10 minutes or until fully heated through.

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 61mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 238IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. I’ve done this exact same thing for months now! I usually simplify it down to just an egg, a slice of american cheese, and a whole grain English muffin. Healthy, easy, and cheap – just the way I like it!

  2. So glad to see micro egg sandie on a site. I have been doing this for years as my go- to quick protein breakfast. I have transitioned to using a poured from carton type liquid egg to cut back on cholesterol. I use the type that looks like real eggs not the egg white one. I was surprised that the ingredients on the carton says it contains egg white only too. By the time I sprinkle a little cheese and packaged real bacon pieces it has some fat, but at least I can control it. A good addition to the egg is cottage cheese with a bit of green onion after it cooked. A satisfying way to fuel up for a busy morning.

    1. I, too use, egg whites and usually try to find the yellow ones that are seasoned with onions and bellpeppers. Everything else the same as above. I’ve never used cottage cheese, but may as it is a bit more protein…….thanks for the idea.