Back to school with a healthy breakfast: Coffee Cup Egg Scramble

SONY DSC School starts today! This year we’re in charge of the morning carpool, which means I need breakfast recipes that are delicious, healthy and quick to make so I get my kids out the door on time.

Serving eggs is a great way to start a child’s day since they’re a great source of protein. Here’s a recipe that is easy enough for your older child to make on his or her own, while you’re getting the younger ones out of bed.

Coffee Cup Egg Scramble

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 45 to 60 seconds

Makes: 1 serving

coffee cup egg scrambleIngredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to take


  1. Coat a 12-ounce microwave-safe coffee mug with cooking spray.
  2. Add eggs and milk, and beat until blended.
  3. Microwave on HIGH 45 seconds.
  4. Take mug out of the microwave and stir.
  5. Place mug back into the microwave and cook for another 30 to 45 seconds longer, or until eggs are set.
  6. Top with cheese and season with salt and pepper.

This Mama’s tips

  • Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times may need to be adjusted.
  • You can make it lower in fat by using a low fat cheese, skim milk, one whole egg and a three egg whites or 1/3 a cup of liquid egg whites.
  • Instead of cheese, add a few spoonfuls of salsa.
  • You can eat the eggs right out of the mug or pop it out on a plate and serve with a couple of pieces of whole wheat toast.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories: 215, total fat: 15g, saturated fat: 6g, polyunsaturated fat: 2g, monounsaturated fat: 5g, cholesterol: 440mg, sodium: 240mg, carbohydrates: 2g, dietary fiber: 0g, protein: 17g, vitamin A: 686.2IU, vitamin D: 49.8IU, folate: 51.1mcg, calcium: 190.5mg, iron: 1.9mg, choline: 258.4mg

Back to school healthy breakfast ideas

17 thoughts on “Back to school with a healthy breakfast: Coffee Cup Egg Scramble

  1. Carolyn

    Had seen this before, lost it, found it today and make it. GREAT, time saver and great flavor. So quick I’ll use this often, thanks.

  2. sher

    I made this today! it was awesome, I even cut the cooked egg in half and put it between 2 english muffins with a little cheese! so it makes 2 servings! quick & easy! love it!

  3. Lori V.

    OMG, that is an AWESOME recipe right there!

    My son loves scrambled eggs, but I hate dragging out the frying pan and the clean up. he loves to help (he’s 3), so this is the perfect thing for us to do together, without a lot of mess!!

    1. annemarie Post author

      As long as you don’t get your eggs from Iowa, you should be OK. I get my eggs from Eggland’s Best that are produced in the town next to us. Can’t get anymore local than that w/o growing your own eggs.

  4. Andrea @ Fork Fingers Chopsticks

    I’m an egg fan and eat one for breakfast almost every day. The microwave egg scramble was one of the first recipes I taught my then 5-year old niece.

    Another egg breakfast you could consider – boil several eggs at a time, let them cool, and refrigerate for breakfast or a quick snack. If you don’t want it cold, microwave a cup of hot water and submerge the egg to warm.

    1. annemarie Post author

      Having a few peeled hard boiled eggs for the family is a great idea for an instant healthy snack or back to school breakfast or lunch. However, my husband taught the kids a not so healthy recipe with hard boiled eggs. You take one, mash it with a fork, add a few pats of butter and some salt and pepper, then heat in the microwave. Yummy (probably because of all the butter) but not too healthful.


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