Scrambled Egg in a Mug

Breakfast is usually the last thing I’m thinking about in the morning, but this 2 minute Breakfast Sandwich has changed my life! Who would have thought you could make a scrambled egg in a mug??

Microwave Scrambled Egg in a Cup and a 2 Minute breakfast Sandwich for under a Dollar

Mornings around our house usually consist of some scrambling around trying to find shoes and jackets, sweeping up spilled cereal, and searching for clean underwear in the dryer. They normally do not consist of a healthy breakfast for mom. As long as the little people are fed and dressed I consider the morning a victory. But that victory quickly turns to defeat as I pull into Starbucks or McDonalds drive thru for my morning coffee and breakfast sandwich. I knew there had to be a way that I could grab a quick breakfast without hitting the drive thru – and without breaking the bank!

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!

2 Minute Breakfast Sandwich for Under a Dollar - Scramble the egg in a mug in the microwave!

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Scrambled Egg in a Mug and a 2 Minute Breakfast Sandwich


  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Slice of deli ham
  • 1 whole wheat english muffin
  • 1 tsp Butter if desired


  • 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.
  • 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!

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.