So, once again, Dan has abandoned me for the mountains of Tahoe. And guys? It’s pretty great. (Sorry Dan!) The house is quiet, my Kindle is loaded with new murder mysteries just waiting to be read, I’ve got The Hunger Games playing on TV, and there are two sleepy cats purring up a storm on either side of me on the couch. Life is pretty great.
You know what else is great? Omelettes. Did you know that you can make a perfectly fluffy, savory omelette stuffed with cheese and vegetables and chicken…in a mug…in 5 minutes? And, not only will it be delicious and satisfying, but low cal and healthy as well? I know. It’s amazing. It may even be magic. It’s definitely my new favorite way to brunch.
Omelette in a Mug
Author: Tina @ Just Putzing
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp skim milk
- 1 tbsp low-fat grated cheese (I used Sargento's Reduced Fat 4-Cheese Mexican blend)
- 2 tbsp diced green bell pepper
- 2 tbsp diced onion
- ½ a Perfect Portions Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast fillet (I baked mine the night before at 425 for 20 minutes)
- In a small bowl (or directly in your mug), crack and beat your eggs with a fork.
- Stir in the flour, milk, cheese, and diced vegetables.
- Chop your chicken breast half into small pieces. Add to your egg mixture.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour mixture into your mug.
- Microwave for 1-1/2 min to 2 min. (I microwaved for 1 min first, then kept microwaving in 15 second intervals, checking the mug after each interval, until my omelette was cooked to my liking.)
- Enjoy immediately!
Calories: 268 Protein: 30g
I am not a morning person, but I think I could handle this! Thank you for sharing this idea.
Thanks for reading! Let me know how this turns out for you 🙂
Omelette in a mug?! Genius!
Just taking a page out of your book, blog twin!
Sounds like you had a relaxing weekend! What a great idea! This is perfect for those quick breakfast mornings! Love it!
Made this for breakfast this morning. Fabulous! I actually doubled the recipe for the two of us and it still worked great. Just had to microwaved it longer. Thanks!
Christine @ 24 Carrot Kitchen says
This is a great idea for mornings when in a rush. It’s a great way to get some protein rather than carbs. Awesome! I am going to try it soon.
Awesome, I hope it turns out well for you 🙂
Tracy C. says
Yummy I will have to try this! I’m also really loving the look or the crispy yams there too! Do you have a recipe you would share for those?! It would be greatly appreciated. 🙂
Hi there! Thanks for your comment. My recipe for the yams is super simple. Just take one yam/sweet potato and cut it into small pieces (as small or big as you want, really), with the skin on. Toss the pieces in a few tbsp of melted butter (I think I used 2 tbsp for 1 large yam), then spread them out on a baking sheet, making sure the pieces touch as little as possible. Sprinkle on salt to taste, and bake for 15-20 minutes at 425 degrees. That’s it!
If this had no flour it would be gluten-free. Why add flour and not just reduce the liquid a bit. Just curious.
When I wrote this post, I hadn’t started my gluten-free lifestyle yet, so it wasn’t important for me to exclude flour 🙂 But you are correct, you can make perfectly delicious eggs without the milk and flour. In college I used to make lazy “scrambled eggs” all the time by cracking an egg or two into a cup, whisking it with salt/pepper, and then zapping everything in the microwave.
Hi, this looks so simple and being an omelette lover I can’t wait to try it!! just wondering, i’m a vegetarian so i won’t be putting the chicken in, but will that affect anything about the recipe? (Moisture levels, cooking time etc.) Thanks!
Not 100% positive, but I don’t think so since the chicken I used was dry and pre-cooked.
I am going to make this for my son’s lunch today. Thanks
Is there a need for chicken and cheese?
Nope, feel free to use whatever ingredients you like in your omelette!
I followed the recipe with a bit more milk and cheese – it was amazing! Thank you so much!