Scrambled eggs in a mug

Scrambled eggs in a mug

No time for breakfast? Think again! 1 mug, 2 eggs, 3 minutes. Here comes an almost instant version of one of the best and easiest keto dishes — fluffy scrambled eggs. Served with canned tuna, bell pepper, and chives, this is a nutritious and quick keto breakfast on the go.

Scrambled eggs in a mug

No time for breakfast? Think again! 1 mug, 2 eggs, 3 minutes. Here comes an almost instant version of one of the best and easiest keto dishes — fluffy scrambled eggs. Served with canned tuna, bell pepper, and chives, this is a nutritious and quick keto breakfast on the go.
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1 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter, room temperature, divided
  • 2 2 large egglarge eggs
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 2½ oz. 70 g tuna in water, drained
  • 1¼ oz. (323 tbsp) 35 g (55 ml) green bell pepper, cut into strips (1/4 medium pepper)green bell peppers, cut into strips (1/4 medium pepper)
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp finely chopped, fresh chives
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Instructions

Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. Grease a large cup or mug with butter.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy whipping cream, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture into the cup or mug (a maximum of two-thirds full, as the eggs, will gain volume while cooking).
  3. Microwave at maximum power for about 1 minute. Remove and stir, turning over the scrambled egg. Microwave for another 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until firm, yet moist. Set aside. Note: the eggs will keep cooking when removed from heat, so try not to overcook.
  4. Add the remaining butter to the eggs, stir, and let cool for a minute.
  5. Serve the scrambled eggs with tuna, bell pepper, and chives.

Tip

You can exclude the cream if you want to avoid dairy products.

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19 comments

  1. Mikołaj
    Microwave? Doesn't microwaves reduce nutrients in food?
  2. Catalina
    I ve just had one and is delicious. I love microwaves
  3. Nancy
    No, microwaves do not decrease nutritional values. Of course, over heating/over cooking with any heat source can decrease them.
  4. Dawn
    They may not affect nutritional part of the food but energetically microwaves are not a good thing. Got rid of mine ages ago and use a really good stick free frying pan and it makes the best scrambled eggs ever in about the same amount of time.
  5. Wendy
    What is in the ramekin? This is confusing. Are we supposed to add something or not?
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What is in the ramekin? This is confusing. Are we supposed to add something or not?

    From the Tip! Section directly under the recipe - "Serve scrambled eggs with finely chopped chives, tuna and slices of bell pepper to enjoy a nutritious and quick meal!"

  7. Monserrat
    I had a delicious breakfast, thanks!
  8. Kathleen
    Yummy. And I like not having a pan and spatula to wash afterwards.
    Reply: #9
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Yummy. And I like not having a pan and spatula to wash afterwards.

    I agree!! Sometimes I will melt a little cheese on top too.

  10. Teresa
    My new favorite way to do eggs. Just perfect! Thank you!
  11. Andrea
    I did not have any heavy cream - so I used sour cream instead and it came out yummy.
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  13. wplogin-c0eca755-052a-471d-a12e-07076d0c4901
    hi, can i do this but cooking it in the stove ??
    Reply: #17
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    hi, can i do this but cooking it in the stove ??

    We have not tested this recipe in the stove. If you don't have a microwave oven, you may be better off with a traditional stove top scrambled eggs recipe.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/scrambled-eggs

  15. Juliana
    Hello,can I have tuna in olive oil instead?
    Reply: #19
  16. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hello,can I have tuna in olive oil instead?

    Yes, if that's how you prefer tuna, that's fine!

  17. patritsia2011
    Hello,can I have scrambled tofu instead of eggs ?
    Reply: #21
  18. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hello,can I have scrambled tofu instead of eggs ?

    You may like this recipe!
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-vegan-tofu-scramble

  19. Tina Raffety
    If there is a blank meal does that mean I skip a meal? Help I need to know
    Reply: #23
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    If there is a blank meal does that mean I skip a meal? Help I need to know

    If it's on the first Monday of a meal plan, you should have leftovers from dinner the night before. If this is your first Diet Doctor meal plan, you can use any of our recipes that look good to you. For the 2nd Monday, there will ONLY be a lunch on the meal plan so that you cook enough on Sunday night to have leftovers as you start your new week - that extra lunch will plug into the blank spot on the meal plan you choose for next week.

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