Here's How To Make Omelets And Chocolate Cake In A Mug

Whether you have a tiny kitchen or really hate cleaning up afterward, there are plenty of meals you can make without filling up the dishwasher each time you cook.

According to Joy Bauer, host of NBC's "Health & Happiness," you can whip up omelets and even chocolate cake with just a mug and a microwave.

Both recipes are really easy: fill the mug with the ingredients, mix, and nuke.

In less time than it takes to heat up a pan, breakfast and dessert are already served.

Here's the recipe as shared by Joy On

Servings: 1

This mug omelet is as easy as 1, 2, 3: one mug, two minutes, three base ingredients (and zero stovetops required!). Each bite is packed with satiating protein, brain-boosting choline and nutrient-rich veggies. You can use whatever you have in your fridge and leftovers are encouraged. Plus, for added flavor and deliciousness, feel free to toss in your favorite herbs and spices. This mug-nificent omelet makes breakfast a cinch or a snack in a pinch!

Swap options: For an Italian-inspired omelet, opt for fresh or dried basil and oregano. Prefer Mexican flavors? Add cilantro, cumin and smoked paprika. And, if you're a fellow heat-seeker, drizzle on some hot sauce. 


  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 heaping tablespoons finely diced veggies
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese or grated cheddar
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • any preferred herbs or seasonings


Mist the inside of a (12-ounce) microwave-safe mug with oil spray. Add the egg and egg whites and whisk together. Mix in the rest of the ingredients until well-combined.

Place the mug in the microwave, uncovered, and cook for 45 seconds. Remove and stir contents with a fork. Microwave for another 45 seconds. Remove and stir again. Microwave one last time for 30 more seconds, stirring at the 15-second mark and checking for doneness. Season with salt, pepper and herbs to taste!

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