How to Make Breakfast Sandwiches in a coffee mug! The perfect solution to a quick breakfast!

Coffee Mug Breakfast Sandwiches

The quickest way to make a delicious and hot breakfast is to use a cup! Learn how to make a breakfast sandwich in a coffee mug in this post!


Coffee Mug Breakfast Sandwiches

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Everybody has dreams. Goals. Things they want to do in life.

But sometimes you need breakfast, like, now. Maybe if you’re a planner, you have time to make a bunch of breakfast sandwiches and freeze them. But maybe you just plain forgot.

So this recipe is for all of you planners out there that forgot to plan. And I’m not even kidding when I say that this is faster than pulling through a drive-through lane.

If you need fast food, it doesn’t get faster than this and I’m not ashamed to say I ate two of these this week.

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Coffee Mug Breakfast Sandwiches

The quickest way to make a delicious and hot breakfast is to use a cup! Learn how to make a breakfast sandwich in a coffee mug in this post!
3.84 from 12 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast & Brunch, Main Dishes, Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Serving
Yield 1 sandwich


  • 1 English muffin toasted
  • 1 large egg scrambled
  • 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 strip cooked bacon crumbled (opt.)
  • 1 tablespoon red onion minced (opt.)


  • Toast English muffin.
  • Whisk egg with a pinch of salt and pepper. Butter a clean coffee cup and pour in egg.
  • Microwave egg on high for 35 seconds.
  • Add grated cheese to the coffee mug. Return to microwave and microwave on high for 10 seconds.
  • Transfer cooked egg to toasted English muffin. Eat immediately!
  • For Bacon/Onion version: Stir crumbled bacon and onion into whisked egg. Proceed with the recipe. You might need to add 5 seconds onto microwave time.


Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 397kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 20gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 212mgSodium: 690mgPotassium: 214mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 666IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 271mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Breakfast Sandwich, Easy Breakfast, Microwave Recipes

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Breakfast Sandwich Basics

The beauty of this breakfast is that in its most basic form it has three ingredients and takes five minutes… and that includes eating the sandwich.

You could make it on toast, but for me English muffins are the best breakfast sandwich device out there.

Breakfast sandwich basics.

Coffee Mug Cooking

Guys, I’m about to use a bad word: microwave.

Betsy and I don’t really use ours very much, but we do have one and sometimes it comes in handy.

Something that I’m not sure I’ve ever admitted is that when I was growing up, I almost exclusively ate eggs cooked in the microwave. I actually liked how fluffy and hot they got. Plus I could cook them in 30 seconds.

A little trick I’ve had in my back pocket for years is that a coffee mug is perfect for cooking a single egg and it’s already shaped for your English muffin!

Two notes here:

1) Make sure your coffee mug is super clean. Coffee is good with breakfast sandwiches but not infused with your breakfast sandwich.

2) Butter the coffee mug lightly so the egg slides out easily after cooking.

Coffee mug and butter.
Butter helps

Whisk together an egg with a pinch of salt and pepper. If you’re like me, go heavy on the pepper.

How to make a breakfast sandwich with eggs.
Eggs whisked.

Pour the egg in the mug! Trust me on this one.

breakfast sandwich in a coffee mug.
Not rocket science.

Cooking Time

Here’s where people mess up: They cook the egg for like a minute because that’s a round number. That is WAY too long. Your egg will be the texture of a tire if you cook it that long in a microwave.

You want to go for 30-35 seconds on high heat. The egg will puff up beautifully and then deflate when you take it out. No worries.

Then add the cheese!

Cooking eggs in coffee mug.
Step one.

Again, it’s important to cook the egg and then add the cheese or else the cheese will overcook. Back in the microwave for another 10-15 seconds just to melt the cheese.

There’s really nothing like cheese melted in a microwave. It does get super gooey.

Cheese and eggs.
So cheesy!

Scoop this mess out onto a toasted english muffin and you are in breakfast sandwich business.

This is start-to-finish, idea-to-eating, a five minute breakfast.

How to make a breakfast sandwich in a coffee mug.

One important note on this sandwich: After you make it, EAT IT. It isn’t really a sandwich to leave for later and degrades pretty quickly. Eat it immediately while it’s hot. You’re in a hurry after all right?

Bacon Alternative!

If you wanted to get, umm, fancy, and had some leftover bacon and a small bit of onion, stir that in with your egg. Don’t over-do it on the fillings. One strip of bacon is more than enough.

breakfast sandwich second version
Bacon and onion version.

Then cook it just like the original version although you might need an extra 5 seconds on the egg.

This is about as utilitarian of a recipe as you’ll see on Macheesmo, but hey… if it keeps you out of the drive through lanes, then I’m all for it!

My name is Nick. I’m a food blogger. I cooked this in a microwave.

How to Make Breakfast Sandwiches in a coffee mug! The perfect solution to a quick breakfast!


19 Responses to “Coffee Mug Breakfast Sandwiches” Leave a comment

  1. I make breakfast egg sandwiches in the microwave, too, so no judgment here! I use a little (old!) pyrex dish with a lid (to contain the rising egg, and because I figure it’s easier getting the egg out of a shorter-sided vessel). If I have leftover sautéed spinach, that is my favorite add-in. Often, when I am feeling virtuous, I just use egg whites. But … cheese. Always cheese!

  2. Haha oh. my. gosh. This is brill! Your blog is outstanding, and so is this recipe. (I have 3 munchkins, and I could SO do this on a school morning. Success!)

  3. It’s 7:40 pm and I had to give this a go. IM SO GLAD I DID. So delicious, now a staple breakfast (or any time food)

  4. Hi Nick,
    Came across this recipe a few days ago on Facebook. I twisted it up by adding a bit of ranch dressing and bacon bits and it’s pretty darn good that way!

  5. I’ve been using this for years but I usually just take a whole egg and punched a hole in the yolk with my Fork. And I use Pam instead of butter much easier to spray it. Any suggestions on how to add a slice of ham in there?

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