Good for you, resolving to take better care of yourself this year.  How’s it going with that breakfast?  Don’t start the day off by running out on empty.  You can scramble eggs at the same time you are scrambling to get out the door.  A high powered breakfast takes just a few minutes, and you can do it at the same time you are searching for your keys and reading email.  Ready?

This is the very first recipe I posted, back in January of 2015, and it continues to be one of my favorites.   I love how easy it is, and how you can whip this up in a matter of minutes.  Even the most timid, beginning cooks can manage it.  You are only going to dirty one dish, and beyond breakfast, you can make and eat this at any hour of of the day, for a super-effortless meal.  All you need is a microwave, a large mug, some eggs, and you’re good to go.  Make it even faster by using egg beaters, or liquid egg whites.  You can use any veggies you like; leftover cooked ones are easy game, or you can quickly dice the bell pepper strips you might have on hand for hummus.  Have no time or no veggies?  Shaking in a bit of frozen spinach or kale gets you veggies with no prep.  Pay attention to how much the eggs cook after each interval.  Making this over and over will teach you the exact amount of time for your microwave.

Pop a piece of bread in the toaster as you start the eggs, and you’ve got toast as well.  Eat it straight out of the mug while you dash through your morning.  Fill the empty mug with cool water and a squirt of detergent before you leave for the day and you will have quick clean-up later.

Look how easy that was.  Now go start your day.

Easy Egg Cup

  • non-stick cooking spray or a bit of olive oil
  • 3 eggs, egg beaters, or egg whites
  • optional:
  • frozen kale or spinach
  • mushrooms
  • bell pepper, etc.
  • shredded cheese, goat cheese, or ricotta
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • nutritional yeast
  • salsa or hot sauce

Lightly coat bottom and sides of mug with non-stick spray or olive oil.  Add eggs, egg whites, or any combination of eggs and whites to fill cup about half-way.  Add 1 – 2 tablespoons of frozen kale or spinach, or other vegetables, if desired.  Use a fork to stir well and put fork on a piece of wax paper, foil, or paper towel, close to microwave.  Put mug in microwave and cook on high power for 1 minute.  Stir well with fork and cook on high power for another minute.  Stir again and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute more until eggs are lightly set.  Use fork to break up egg.  Add cheese, if desired, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and nutritional yeast, salsa, or hot sauce.


Donna Ferguson

Donna Ferguson

I love to cook, garden, and write about all the things in Vancouver and the Northwest that make life so great.

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