One-Minute Microwave Muffin

One-Minute Microwave Muffin

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 281.0
  • Total Fat: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 222.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,134.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 26.2 g

View full nutritional breakdown of One-Minute Microwave Muffin calories by ingredient


Tight on time? This quick breakfast literally takes one minute. Set your stopwatch..and GO! Tight on time? This quick breakfast literally takes one minute. Set your stopwatch..and GO!
Number of Servings: 1


    1 large egg
    2 oz deli meat (I like ham or turkey)
    1 oz cheese (I use slices, but you could also use shredded)
    1 English muffin (recipe calories are for Thomas' Better Start High Fiber muffins)
    non-stick spray, pinch salt, pepper or other seasoning you like
    Ziplock one-cup snack size container (or a glass bowl, or ceramic dish - basically I use this cause it makes the egg a perfect round shape to fit the muffin - so in this case - size matters!)


Spray the Ziplock cup with cooking spray. Crack egg into the container and add your salt, pepper or other seasoning and beat with a fork until scrambled. Pop in the microwave for 20 seconds.

Meanwhile, split English muffin and pop in toaster.

Take out egg (it will still be runny) and top with cheese and meat. Pop back in microwave for another 30 seconds.

Grab a paper towel or napkin and take the hot, toasted muffin out of the toaster. When the egg beeps, grab it out of the microwave and dump the contents on top of the muffin. Sandwich and GO!

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    165 of 166 people found this review helpful
    Use a coffee mug for cooking the egg and it will be the perfect size for the muffin and no plastic used. - 4/16/12

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    103 of 105 people found this review helpful
    I try to make a muffin pan of these at the beginning of the week and with a family of 5 they don't last long! Just spray the muffin pan; add beaten eggs, veggies, salsa, meat, etc and bake. Then store in a baggie or airtight container and warm as many as you need, when you need them! Yummy! - 6/12/12

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    87 of 90 people found this review helpful
    Yummy - try adding some fresh baby spinach to add a little bit of vegie to it! - 12/9/11

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    63 of 73 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this yet, but wanted to clear something up for other readers: the plastic-in-microwave carcinogen scare is false information, just a rumour that got passed around in various incarnations, mainly through chain forwarded emails. :)
    - 2/1/12

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    54 of 68 people found this review helpful
    I'm pretty sure that SP wouldn't have featured this recipe if microwaving in a plastic dish was so deadly. Don't breathe in the air outside either, it also causes cancer. In other news, recipe was quick, easy, and great to make something better than McD's for breakfast! Thanks for sharing!!! - 2/1/12