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How to Make Scrambled Eggs in a Coffee Cup?

Scrambled eggs are a breakfast meal enjoyed by most. It’s easy and fast to prepare, pairs well with many other breakfast foods and deals out a decent amount of needed nutrients. Have you ever made scrambled eggs in a coffee mug before? Perhaps you’re short on resources and have to improvise, or you don’t have much time to spend preparing breakfast. Read on to learn how to make scrambled eggs in a coffee mug.

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About Scrambled Eggs in a Coffee Cup

You’ll need to use the microwave to make scrambled eggs in a coffee mug. A usual method to prepare scrambled eggs is to use a stove or gas cooker with a frying pan. The microwave is the ideal alternative to making scrambled eggs using a coffee mug instead of a stove or gas cooker. If you don’t know how to make scrambled eggs at all, check out some recipes on how to make scrambled eggs.

Merits to Making Scrambled Eggs in a Coffee Mug

Microwaved eggs are easy to prepare and eat on a hectic morning. The process isn’t time-consuming, taking over fifteen minutes to slowly fry and serve the eggs like you would using the stove or gas cooker method. There’s also less clean-up because you use just one mug. The same mug you mix the egg in is the same in which the egg is served. There’s no worry about washing frying pans or bowls or cleaning up after using the gas cooker. Scrambled eggs in a mug take two minutes at most and are best for fast mornings.


What you’ll Need

To carry out this process, you’ll need the following

An egg or two, depending on how many you want and how many your coffee mug can contain.

  • A microwave.
  • A tablespoon of milk.
  • Optionally, black pepper, salt, cheese and vegetables.
  • A coffee mug.

Here are the steps to follow to make scrambled eggs in a coffee cup.

  • Grease the mug with some cooking oil or non-stick cooking spray.
  • First, crack the egg into a microwave-safe mug and beat it until it’s even in colour.
  • Add a tablespoon of milk into the mug and beat with the egg till it’s uniformly mixed.
  • You could add the black pepper and salt before microwaving or after, based on your preference. Adding before might be better since the condiments will dissolve and spread well when you beat and mix the egg.
  • Heat in a microwave for about ninety seconds until you reach the desired texture. Heat with a lower heat for a soft feel or a higher heat temperature to make the egg flaky.
  • Afterwards, sprinkle black pepper over the egg if you haven’t done so.
  • Your scrambled eggs are done and ready to enjoy.


Safety Tips

It would be best to take some safety precautions while making this seemingly safe breakfast. Never microwave a whole egg still in its shell; it could prove dangerous. Whole shelled eggs in a microwave are under a lot of pressure from steam. The egg wants to escape its shell and, as a result, might explode. Use an adequately-sized mug for the eggs. You want to avoid a spillover mess in the microwave, so use a cup with enough space before and after the eggs cook.

Ensure you mix the egg properly in the mug before microwaving. Don’t leave the egg on the sunny side. The yolk could burst if not broken before being microwaved. Mixing the egg white and yolk is essential in making scrambled eggs. Another thing to keep in mind is to use a microwave-safe mug. Just as you would use a safe dish when heating your food, you want to ensure you’re using a cup that can withstand the heat and pressure.

Pairing ideas to go with scrambled eggs

Feel free to add toppings or pair your scrambled eggs with something nice to enjoy a good breakfast. Here are some pairing options;

  • Toasts
  • Cooked bacon
  • Fresh fruits
  • Cooked ham
  • Yoghurt
  • Chopped or roasted tomatoes
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Fresh herbs like chives or parsley
  • Pancakes or waffles.
  • Avocado slices
  • Cheese

There are different variations to making scrambled eggs. Some people have their styles which suit their taste. Some individuals remove the egg after microwaving at low heat for forty seconds to add diced sausages into the partially cooked egg. Afterwards, they return the mixture to the microwave to cook for another forty seconds before enjoying it. Feel free to experiment with different methods if you follow the safety tips.



It’s faster and simpler to make scrambled eggs in a coffee mug than with a frying pan. Making breakfast this way will save you time on a busy morning when you must hurry out of the house. I hope you’ve learned something about making scrambled eggs in a coffee mug. You could also learn to make other kinds, such as poached eggs. Give this method a try next time you want to make some breakfast.


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