Eggs in a Mug Recipe – Breakfast Ready in Under 2 Minutes

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(Last Updated On: March 12, 2020)

Make this easy and delicious breakfast in under 2 minutes!  Scramble your eggs in a mug and have a healthy breakfast on-the-go! While this post is sponsored, the recipe, my opinions, and my love for Nellie’s Certified Free Range Eggs are my own!

Easy Eggs in a Mug

Eggs in a Mug Recipe

Breakfast Ready in Under 2 Minutes

Eggs are an amazing food. Not only do they taste delicious, are very versatile in all forms of cooking, fairly inexpensive, but they are also great for you!

Here are just a few reasons why eggs are good for you:

  • Eggs contain large amounts of the antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthin – which are good for you 😉
  • Eggs contain 9 essential amino acids, are highly concentrated with vitamins and minerals.
  • Eggs are high in protein

But, don’t buy just any ole’ eggs the next time you are at the market. Look for a company that is committed to their farm, their animals, and their employees. Better lives for the hens means better eggs for you. The eggs you need to look for are Nellie’s Certified Humane Free Range Eggs. Coming from the first Certified Humane® farm in the country, Nellie’s girls (aka hens) are never caged and have as much, or as little, access to outside as they want, and they enjoy a daily buffet of the best corn, grain, and flaxseed. Nellie’s also supports a network of small family farms, unlike competitors with massive factory-farm set ups.

And, in honor of National Egg Month, I wanted to share an easy breakfast recipe with you all. I know I’m not the only one that is busy in the morning, so hopefully, this recipe will make those mornings a bit less hectic.

This Eggs in a Mug Recipe is great for you and the kids and is fabulous for breakfast, lunch or those Breakfast for Dinner nights!

Eggs in a Mug are completely customize-able to your tastes – think ham, sausage, hash browns, cheese and oh the toppings….salsa, avocado…you name it! If you are making Eggs in a Mug for a number of people, I recommend a fun topping bar! Set up your cheese and various filling and topping and let everyone make their own 🙂

Eggs in a Mug Recipe

We just so happened to make some fresh salsa the other day with the peppers from our garden, so I wanted to make Eggs in a Mug Salsa Recipe, in under 2 minutes my meal was ready!

Healthy eggs in a mug

Here is my Eggs in a Mug Recipe, be sure to Pin It and Print It so that you can make it again and again. And please feel free to share your Egg Mug creations in the comments!

Eggs in a Mug Recipe – Breakfast Ready in Under 2 Minutes
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Tracy
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Eggs are not only great for you, but they are so easy to make into delicious breakfast options. Enjoy this Egg in a Mug Recipe today!
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon salsa – fresh salsa is even better
  1. Place the 2 eggs into a microwave safe mug – I used a coffee cup
  2. Beat the eggs – I used a fork
  3. Add in the cheese
  4. Place the mug in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds
  5. Top with salsa when done
  6. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy your Eggs in a Mug as much as I do!

Easy scrambled eggs in a cup

I did want to take a moment to share with you all a bit more about Nellie’s Free Range Eggs because I believe that the story is an important one.

The story of Nellie’s Free Range Eggs began in the late 1800’s at the Ward Family Farm in Monroe, New Hampshire, where Robert Ward grew up farming dairy cattle and hens.

Scrambled eggs in a mug

Beginning in the 1980s, industrial-scale egg producers cornered the market and forced most small egg farms out of business with super cheap eggs produced on the backs of badly mistreated animals. But, Nellie’s changed to supplying free range and organic eggs, produced without antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, GMOs or animal byproducts. In 2013, they became America’s first egg producer to earn the “B-Corp Certified” designation as a For-Benefit Corporation, under the auspices of B-Labs.


Nellie's free range eggs

Today their brands offer us consumers a choice:

  • Certified Humane, Free Range eggs (Nellie’s Free Range Eggs)
  • Certified Humane, Certified Organic eggs (Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs)

Nellie’s Certified Humane Eggs store locator

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44 thoughts on “Eggs in a Mug Recipe – Breakfast Ready in Under 2 Minutes

  1. My husband and I are always looking for a great breakfast that is nutritious and is easy and compact this is great.

  2. I can not afford eggs here.They are now a lot of money per dozen and never go on sale 🙁
    When I could get them on sale,I would buy tons.Would pickle some,make treats,and put aside a few just for the nuke.Lunch would consist of 1 egg nuked in olive oil,spices,and hot pepper,with cucumber!

  3. I have heard of cake in a mug but never eggs in a mug! This would be a super convenient breakfast!

  4. I have got to try this next time the grandchildren come over, I have never just made an egg in a mug like
    this before, but on the list now..

  5. Thank you for this idea, I already make my eggs in a microwave most days never though to add ingredients. Anything to make breakfast more simple is a plus.

  6. I lived in cali for a few years, in a motel, with only a microwave. So I cooked eggs in it all the time, they come out great as long as they aren’t overcooked ?

  7. this is great, I printed it out and I’m gonna give it a try in a lil bit, I think I’ll add some meat or somethign to it thank you

  8. where else can you get a filling breakfast in a coffee mug………. been doing this for years , at least twice a week….

    love eggs

  9. Lots of ways you can do up the egg in the nuke.On the average though 1 egg only takes 60 seconds to cook in it!

  10. Wow, that looks pretty easy to do and I think it’s something my husband would like. Saving to try later this week! Thanks!

  11. I have never done this in a mug before but I have done it in a bowl. I add a smidge of milk and a smidge of butter to make the eggs silky. Now that I have typed this I want some eggs LOL.

  12. This is a definitely a different way of having an egg for breakfast. Thank you for sharing!

  13. Sounds excellent, I’m going to have this Monday morning. I cooked some Chirizo today and set it in the fridge so will put a dash of that it in too. Should be a very yummy breakfast with no mess.

  14. My husband introduced the eggs in a mug recipe when we first met (I was never an egg eater until him), but I have never thought of adding delicious fresh salsa on top! I make it for the kids with just cheese, then scoop it out onto a plate for them. I am definitely going to try this way next time, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  15. I’ve seen cakes cooked in mugs but, never meals. I think that this recipe is great! What a time saving way to make breakfast.

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