Breakfast in a Mug

Looking for an easy breakfast to eat before (or during!) your morning Zoom meeting?  I put this simple recipe together because I wanted something quick but protein-packed.  To make it flavorful with minimal prep, I’ve used a blend of fresh herbs; you can mix up your own favorites.  If you want something heartier, you can always add a tablespoon of cooked and crumbled breakfast meat, chopped spinach or broccoli, or sautéed onions or bell pepper.  You can substitute a milder cheese as well if you prefer, though I think sharp Cheddar gives the eggs a nice morning wake-up punch.  Enjoy!

Breakfast in a Mug


  • cooking spray
  • 2 lg eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • pinch Kosher salt
  • ¼ c. fresh herbs, chopped, plus more for garnish chives, parsley, sage, thyme, basil, tarragon
  • dash Tabasco optional
  • 2 tbsp shredded Cheddar cheese preferably sharp
  • dash paprika optional


  1. Coat inside of sm. microwave-safe mug w/ cooking spray.

  2. Blend eggs, milk, and salt in mug. Microwave on high 30 seconds.

  3. Stir in herbs. Microwave on high until eggs are almost set, approx. 30-40 seconds. (You might have to adjust the timing, depending on your microwave.).

  4. Sprinkle w/ Tabasco and cheese. Microwave on high until cheese melts, approx. 20-25 seconds.

  5. Stir. Dust w/ paprika. Garnish as desired. Serve.

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