Are mornings crazy in your house? They sure are in mine! That’s why this easy egg omelet in a mug recipes is one of my favorite high protein breakfasts on the go.
Mornings with kids are hard. It can be total chaos. So if I get my kids (and me) to actually eat, I consider that in itself a major win. But most grab-and-go breakfast options are lacking in the nutrition department. Which is why I LOVE making an omelet in the microwave. Yup- you heard me right. You can make an omelet in the microwave & I’m telling you- it’s a game changer for sure! I love this Easy Egg Omelet in a Mug recipe so much I even included it in my book Belly Fat Diet for Dummies.
What I love about this microwave omelet is that it takes the stress out of breakfast time. I can make a breakfast that is packed full of nutrition & rich in protein – and I can do it in less time than it takes to brush my teeth. Can you say #winning! This simple omelet in microwave recipe takes only take 90 seconds to make and I am going to show you exactly how to do it.
How to make a microwave omelet
You know I like easy. And this recipe is so easy my kids can practically do it themselves. Because let’s be honest, mornings are crazy. So even something like scrambled eggs can take too long to make (and there is that whole issue of cleaning up after). This is why this easy-to-make microwave omelet is one of my all-time favorite recipe for busy mornings, and because you make an omelet in a mug, there is no cleanup either!
To make this mug omelet, you just need cooking spray, a mug or a bowl, and the following ingredients on hand. Luckily, there isn’t much planning ahead involved in order to make this omelet in microwave recipe:
- Cooked broccoli (one of my favorite blood sugar-reducing foods!)
- Shredded part-skim cheddar cheese
Mix these three ingredients together in a greased mug or bowl, then microwave the egg mixture for just 90 seconds.
With only three ingredients, it really couldn’t be any more simple! For more flavor, try adding a sprinkle of salt and pepper or a couple dabs of hot sauce on top, and you’ve got a tasty, nutritious breakfast in less than two minutes. This easy recipe is high-protein and diabetes friendly, making it one of my favorite breakfast recommendations for busy people who are managing blood sugar as well.
If you don’t normally keep cooked broccoli in your fridge, don’t worry. Frozen veggies work great. And they are just as nutritious as fresh. Just steam them or pop them in the microwave and you have cooked broccoli ready to go. Then you can quickly throw them in with some eggs in a mug on your busiest mornings. Or, if you magically happen to have a calm morning (I know, I know), you can add the vegetables for your next lunch or dinner!
Customizing your eggs in a mug recipe
If your mornings are always busy (and what mom doesn’t always have busy mornings), then you may be wondering if there is a way to customize this omelet in microwave recipe to add some more variety. The answer is yes, absolutely! Get creative using ingredients you already have on hand so you can have your mug omelet ready in just minutes.
Here are some delicious omelet in microwave variation ideas:
- Substitute or add finely chopped bell pepper for the broccoli
- Try adding another type of cheese, like mozzarella, pepper jack, Mexican shredded cheese, goat cheese, etc.
- Mix and match with: tomatoes, baby spinach, finely chopped onion, cooked mushrooms, zucchini, etc.
- Add some extra protein with shredded chicken, ham, turkey, etc.
- Make a Mediterranean version with sundried tomatoes, basil, and goat cheese
- Add a Mexican flair by adding sliced avocado, cilantro, pico de gallo, and hot sauce or salsa
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of variations for this omelet in microwave recipe, so you can have a different style omelet every day if you want to. You can definitely make an omelet in microwave 100% to your liking!
What do microwaved eggs taste like?
Microwaved eggs taste just like eggs. Who knew?!
You may be a bit skeptical about putting eggs in a mug and making an omelet in the microwave. But I promise you, this recipe won’t disappoint! You may even have a brand new go-to breakfast after trying this.
This recipe doesn’t have to replace your go-to egg breakfast, it is just meant to serve as another tool for you to utilize on those days you are in a rush and don’t have time to prepare a solid breakfast.
For those busy mornings, Easy Veggie Microwave Omelet is a perfect, nutritious breakfast recipe that doesn’t take more than a couple of minutes to prepare!
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 1/2 cup cooked broccoli
- 1/4 cup shredded part-skim cheddar cheese
Spray a 12-ounce coffee mug or bowl with nonstick cooking spray.⠀
Pour half of the whisked egg into the prepared mug or bowl, and then add the broccoli and cheese. Pour the remaining egg on top.
Microwave for 90 seconds, or until firm, and remove.
Looking for more breakfast ideas?
If you enjoyed this recipe, I have a bunch of other options for you linked below. As you can see, eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! We all deserve to eat delicious foods to fuel our busy lives.
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