Microwave Coffee Mug Eggs


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I was skimming through some cooking mags while on vacation this week and noticed these incredible and oh so simple eggs.  Yes, it was an ad, and it got me =).  I love scrambled eggs so these immediately caught my attention.  Normally I’m somewhat of a snubber of microwave methods, but if you’ve ever been to Einstein Bagels and ordered one of their egg sandwiches you may have noticed they cook the eggs in the microwave and they are actually delicious.  So, I thought this simple microwave method must work and I immediately gave it a try the first chance I had, even on vacation.  It’s true, I’m addicted to blogging. I was so excited about this recipe find that I couldn’t resist the urge to share even on vacation.
I hope this recipe makes your life a little simpler so you’re not swapping out a fresh, warm, nutritious breakfast for some cardboard sugar filled “pastry” because it’s the only thing you have time to make.  You can make these nearly as quick as you can pour a bowl of cereal.  Thank you Incredible Edible Egg!


Microwave Coffee Mug Eggs

Yield: 1 serving


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. 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.


  • Lisa H.: This sounds great! Now I don’t have to pull out the pan when I’m craving for some simple scrambled eggs!

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  • Anisha Ranjit: Thats’s an awesome idea… I never considered cooking eggs in MW… February 26, 2012 at 1:06am Reply

  • Anonymous: I just tryed this and they were great. I added cheese and salsa to mine and gave it a spicy taste. Thanks for sharing.
    Jamie February 26, 2012 at 7:07am Reply

  • Jessica P. Chavez: This was great! My three year old didn’t have to wait as long, so she was happier, I was happier, and I only had a mug to rinse and put in the dishwasher!!! February 27, 2012 at 10:15am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Thanks for your comments I’m so glad you guys enjoyed. So simple right =)? February 27, 2012 at 10:56am Reply

  • Charlotte: I pinned this recipe last night–makes so much sense! Super quick and easy and tastes like they were made in the pan. Thanks! May 18, 2012 at 6:25am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Charlotte – I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed. I’m always amazed how well these turn out being cooked in the microwave, it’s crazy. May 18, 2012 at 3:34pm Reply

  • Lela: I thought my boys how to do this last year & they are fabulous…. May 24, 2012 at 5:48am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Lela – That’s great! I can’t wait until my kids can cook =). I love your name by the way, I was going to name my daughter that. May 24, 2012 at 8:31pm Reply

  • Anonymous: Hey I just found your blog and adore it!!!! I did want to just mention about the eggs in the microwave that when I took them out to eat them, I stuck my fork in and it popped really loud and splattered into my eyes. I guess next time I’ll let them cool first before poking my fork in there. Thanks for all the yummy recipes! August 7, 2012 at 6:45am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Anonymous – sheesh! That’s scary! Good to know and I hope your eyes are ok! Nothing quite like hot egg in the eyes. Thanks for your comment so I don’t do the same thing. And your welcome for the recipes, so glad you enjoy! August 9, 2012 at 7:51pm Reply

  • Uprising Phoenix: Tried this today with habanero cheese and a splash of Chilulah hot sauce. It was tastey & fluffy, but watery on the bottom. I think I’ll try it with 1.5 or 1.25 Tbsp of milk next time. As a person who is on the run and starts work at 6am, THANK YOU for distributing this recipe! December 2, 2012 at 12:51pm Reply

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  • Katie: I saw these on Pinterest and am eating them right now! I had to microwave them for ten seconds longer because the bottom was watery but, with a sprinkle of cheddar, these are amazing and better than stovetop! July 2, 2013 at 5:46am Reply

  • Carly: I’m a diabetic so eggs are a big part of my breakfast most mornings since I can’t have many carbs & the fact that I don’t have to use the stove and dirty a big pan for a couple of eggs is AMAZING! I tried it this morning and they were just as good as on the stove but SO much easier. My mornings just got better and stress free! Thanks! December 4, 2013 at 8:01am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you enjoyed this method for eggs Carly! December 7, 2013 at 10:26pm Reply

  • Daniell: AWESOME!! My almost one yr old was hungry and having a fit, he loves scrambled eggs so I gave this a shot. I can hold him and cook this at the same time, I love it! HE is happy as a clam eating his eggs right now. Thank you :-) January 3, 2015 at 8:27am Reply

  • Jacque: So happy I found you. I’ve been doing this for years and office mates were surprised how easy and delicious. I’ve even put the cooked eggs on a tortilla and had a lil breakfast burrito. October 9, 2016 at 4:55pm Reply

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