Quick and easy breakfast ideas using the microwave

Microwave breakfast recipes

I know I’m not alone in the fact that I rarely eat breakfast, I do make sure the kids have something before school (most of the time – there is only so many times you can ask them what they want or put something in front of them for them to say “I don’t want that” before you give up). I do find they prefer something hot for breakfast if we have time but lets face it on school mornings there is rarely time to whip up a hot breakfast.

To make things easier I have a few go to options for days I am short of time, here are a few of the kids favourite breakfasts and a few microwave recipes which help to make our mornings a little easier:

  • Beans or Spaghetti on Toast
    This is a quick and easy option, made even easier by microwavable mini pots but if you have tins you can open, pour into a microwavable bowl or even a measuring jug, cover with cling film piercing a few holes to release the steam and pop into the microwave. While beans don’t take long to cook on the hob this option means you can finish getting the kids dressed while not worrying about burning the pan
  • Porridge
    Make in a bowl or a measuring jug, stir and cook in the microwave – I find the kids only like a small bowl so I make them individually and it only takes around a minute, add a little more milk and stir well to avoid hot spots. Season to taste
  • Scrambled Eggs
    Beat eggs with a little milk and season to taste. Microwave on full power for 45 seconds, carefully remove and stir, repeat until the eggs are set
  • Cheese and Pepper Coffee Cup Scramble
    This is one of my favourites and is so easy to make – you can find the full recipe here.
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  • Apple Mug Muffin
    A dessert or a quick grab breakfast – Emmy loves these for both occasion – Full recipe can be found over on Civilized Caveman Cooking
  • Pancake Mug Cake
    This is one of Harry’s favourites – he loves pancakes but I can’t make them quickly every morning just for him – full recipe can be found over at Kirbie Cravings
  • Bacon Sandwiches
    Many newer microwaves have a grill feature which makes this really easy, another option is to sandwich the bacon in between two sheets of kitchen roll and cook for 4-6 minutes on a high power, you can do up around 4 rashers at a time
  • Poached Eggs
    Crack an egg into a large teacup or ramekin filled with 3 tbsp. of water. Pierce the yoke and the white a couple of times (I use a cocktail stick to do this), microwave on high for 45 seconds, turn the dish and repeat for another 45 seconds. Leave to stand for 30 seconds before serving

What are your favourite go to breakfast recipes?

I also love Overnight Oats and Breakfast Muffins which can be prepared the night before – if I remember that is!

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