Omelette in a Mug
An omelette in a mug is a quick, super yummy breakfast that older school-age children and adolescents can make by themselves! There is no stove required; just a few minutes and a microwave! Learning how to make this encourages independence and self-sufficiency. This recipe can be customized with different ingredients, allowing the chef to make choices!
1 tablespoon milk
(optional) 1-2 tablespoons of cheese (examples: cheddar, Mexican, mozzarella, etc.)
2-4 tablespoons of the other fillings of your choice (examples: bacon bits, chopped bell pepper, diced tomatoes, spinach, etc.)
(optional) knife and cutting board (if choosing fillings that need to be chopped)
Let's Get Started!
Step 1: Gather all your supplies: a mug, 2 eggs, a fork, a tablespoon (that’s the biggest of your measuring spoons!), milk, and your choices of cheese and toppings. Also wash your hands!
If you are using toppings that need to be chopped (like tomatoes, for example), go ahead and do that before moving to the next step. Be careful and make sure to get an adult’s help with cutting your ingredients if you need to!
Step 2: Crack 2 eggs into the mug, ensuring that no eggshells get into the mug when you crack the eggs. If they do, use a spoon (or your fingers) to get the shell out of the mug before the next step. If you use your fingers, wash your hands afterwards!
Note: I like to crack the eggs on the edge of the mug so that I can open it right into the mug without getting any on the counter, but you can crack it on the counter too! You can also get an adult’s help cracking your eggs if you need to!
Step 3: Use the fork to beat the eggs, which means to stir them rapidly until they are liquidy. The yolk should be completely broken up and mixed together with the white (the other part of the egg). It should be a light yellow color and have little bubbles in it when you are finished.
Step 4: Add 1 tablespoon of milk, 1-2 tablespoons of cheese (if you would like- I am going to!), and 2-4 tablespoons of the toppings of your choosing and stir with the fork. Add salt and pepper if desired.
Step 5: (Make sure to get an adult’s help with this step if you need to!) Microwave for 1-2 minutes. Start by microwaving for 1 minute, checking the omelette, and then microwaving for 15 additional seconds at a time until cooked. When it is done, the egg should have risen up and it should look fluffy and a little bit rounded on top.
Step 6: Let cool for about 1 minute. It will be VERY hot when it comes out of the microwave. While you are waiting, you can start cleaning up!
Step 7: Time to eat! Don’t forget to clean up any mess that is left over. Enjoy!