10 Delicious Egg Recipes to Start Your Mornings With!

10 Delicious Egg Recipes to Start Your Mornings With!

These will surely make you skip the snooze button... and wake up on time!

It’s no secret that many people love having eggs for breakfast! And why wouldn’t they? Eggs are accessible, full of protein and other nutrients, and best of all — quite versatile! There are so many ways to cook ‘em that we’ll probably take all day trying to enumerate everything. So, if you’re looking at expanding your kitchen skills during quarantine, then egg recipes are your best bet.

Or are you one of those who are trying to become a morning person? Well then, these might give you the motivation to actually get up early! Read on for some creative and fuss-free egg recipes that will take your breakfasts up a notch. Some of them are perfect for mornings on-to-the-go, while some are better enjoyed at a slower pace. Either way, they’re a scrumptious way to start your day!

1. Microwaved eggs Benedict

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Let’s start with one of the simplest of egg recipes: microwaved poached eggs. Yes, you can achieve restaurant-quality poached eggs just by nuking ‘em! Another perk is that it requires less cleanup, compared to poaching in a pan. From there, you can whip up dishes like eggs Benedict at home. No need to head over to your neighbourhood café — especially during days when you can’t (or won’t) leave the house. 


  1. In a small bowl, stir together: two teaspoons of mayonnaise, 1/4 teaspoon of Dijon mustard and 1/8 teaspoon of lemon juice. Set aside this sauce for now.
  2. In a microwave-safe mug or bowl, sprinkle a pinch of salt on the bottom. This will help cook the rest of the egg, without cooking the yolk completely.
  3. Break one egg into the mug/bowl, then gently pierce (both the white and yolk) with a fork till you feel the bottom surface. This will prevent the egg from ‘exploding’ while being cooked.
  4. Place a microwave-safe saucer on top of the cup, so that it covers the opening completely. Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds. 
  5. The egg white should be almost cooked, while the yolk should still look soft. If it still isn’t, continue for another 10 seconds. 
  6. Optional: for those who prefer hard-boiled, cook for additional increments of 10 seconds until both the yolk and white are firm. 
  7. In a separate plate, place a whole-wheat English muffin and slice in half. (Alternatively, a piece of whole-wheat bread). Place a slice of deli ham on the bread. 
  8. Using a spoon, add the sauce on the egg while it’s still in the mug/bowl. Cover again and leave for about 30 seconds. Afterwards, remove and then place on top of the ham and bread! 

Also read: 13 Yummy Microwave Recipes That Are Easier Than You Think

2. Baked eggs in avocado

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How about a twist to your usual avocado toast — minus the carbs? Not that we’re counting calories, but hey, you do you. Though we can definitely say that this baked eggs in avocado recipe does make for a super nutritious breakfast! And as for the toppings, feel free to get creative as well. 

Note: The egg recipe below is good for two to four people! 


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  2. Slice two avocados in half (lengthwise) and then separate. Remove the seed and scoop out about one or one and a half tablespoons of avocado, to make room for the egg. Make sure to scoop wide, instead of deep!
  3. Place the avocado halves on a baking dish. Keep them upright using a small baking dish or small ramekin. 
  4. Crack one egg directly on top of each avocado half. However, take note that some egg whites will overflow into your baking dish. Alternatively, you can crack the egg into a small bowl first, then transfer the egg white and yolk with a spoon. 
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle some salt and pepper, depending on how much you prefer.
  7. Optional: for every avocado half, add one teaspoon each of your choice toppings. We recommend crispy bacon bits, chorizo, goat cheese, and/or chives

3. Egg-in-a-hole sandwich

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Cooking your egg on a slice of your fave bread? Sounds cool, we know, and it’s actually easier than it looks! It’s also a super convenient way to have a filling breakfast that’ll leave you feeling full till lunch hour. Oh, and for reference — the ideal egg-in-a-hole sandwich should be a golden brown toast with a firm egg yolk in the middle. 


  1. Make a hole in the centre of the bread using a biscuit cutter. Alternatively, you can just press with the rim of a glass. 
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and melt in one tablespoon of butter. Spread out the butter before placing the slice of bread in the skillet.
  3. Crack the egg straight into the hole of the bread. Add a pinch each of salt and black pepper
  4. Cook for around 45 seconds to one minute, until the bottom is lightly toasted and the egg is cooked. 
  5. Flip over with a spatula and cook for another 45 seconds. This is to assure doneness on both sides. 
  6. Add an extra pinch of salt and black pepper on this other side. Make sure to also move the toast around, as to soak it all up in the butter. 
  7. Optional: Serve with some grated cheese, avocados, and/or chives on top! 

4. Egg cups with prosciutto

There’s nothing like starting your day right with some baked eggs covered in crispy prosciutto. It’s no doubt one of the easiest egg recipes you can prepare and even have on-the-go. Although, a fair warning: it’s so good that you might probably want to just sit down and fully enjoy every bite! (The early morning mimosa — which would go perfectly with the prosciutto — is optional).

Note: The egg recipe below is good for two or more people! 


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  2. Add a bit of olive oil or cooking spray on each cup of a non-stick muffin tin.
  3. Line each cup with a slice of prosciutto. Let each slice fold and overlap, so that the whole surface of the cup is covered with no metal peeking through. 
  4. You can either have your eggs scrambled or sunny-side-up. Should you opt for the latter, crack the egg directly into the prosciutto cup. 
  5. If you prefer it scrambled, beat the eggs (one for each cup) in a large bowl beforehand. Feel free to add milk and even some chopped pre-cooked veggies (we recommend broccoli) or even chopped meat
  6. Bake for about 10-15 minutes. Once halfway through, rotate the tray 180°.
  7. Once done, allow it to cool for five minutes. Use an offset spatula to loosen the prosciutto from the edges then transfer to a plate.

5. Cloud eggs (regular)

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Puffy, light, and quite #aesthetic: that’s cloud eggs for you! It’s a fuss-free egg recipe that also makes for cute Instagram content. Don’t you think it looks like a cross between a flower and a sun covered by fluffy clouds? Clearly, your breakfast can’t possibly get any more whimsical than this! 

Note: The egg recipe below is good for two to four people! 


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F. Line a baking tray with parchment and coat with cooking spray.
  2. Separate each of the four eggs; transfer the egg whites to a large bowl, while the four yolks are to be put in separate small bowls.
  3. Add a teaspoon of salt to the egg whites, and then beat until stiff peaks form. Distribute evenly into four small bowls too.
  4. Spoon the egg whites onto the prepared tray. Using the back of the spoon, create a small indentation in the middle of each one. 
  5. Place in the 450°F oven and bake (egg whites only for now) for about three to four minutes. The egg whites have to be firm and no longer wet.
  6. Gently pour egg yolk into each of the indentations. 
  7. Bake for another four minutes, until the edges of the yolk start to set.
  8. Optional: Season with some salt and pepper. You can serve it on top of toasted bread, or enjoy it as is!

6. Cloud eggs with bacon and Gruyere cheese

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On the other hand, you can also put a tastier spin to your cloud eggs by opting for the bacon and Gruyere cheese variant. Sure, there are lots of other ingredients to choose from. But trust us — these two are your best bet for an ultimately savoury and delicious breakfast! 

Note: The egg recipe below is good for two to four people! 


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a baking tray with parchment and coat with cooking spray.
  2. Separate each of the four eggs; transfer the egg whites to a large bowl, while the four yolks are to be put in separate small bowls.
  3. Add a teaspoon of salt to the egg whites, and then beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. Mix in ½ cup of grated Gruyere cheese, ¼ cup of chopped green onions, and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper to the egg whites. 
  5. Spoon the egg white batter onto the prepared tray, creating four equal mounds. Using the back of the spoon, create a small indentation in the middle of each one. 
  6. Bake in the oven for three minutes. The egg whites have to be firm and no longer wet.
  7. Gently pour egg yolk into each of the indentations. 
  8. Bake for another three to four minutes, until the edges of the yolk start to set. 
  9. Top off with chopped crispy bacon (originally four slices) and the remaining green onions. 

7. Omelette waffle

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No kidding — you can make more than just good ol’ waffles with your waffle iron! How about some yummy omelette waffles for a change? Feel free to go all out and customise it with your favourite omelette fillings. And the best part? No need to hover over the stove; your waffle iron has got you covered! Definitely one of the most fun egg recipes you can ever learn. 


  1. In a medium bowl, beat two eggs.
  2. Add one cup each of your preferred chopped fillings — such as tomatoes, ham, green onions, and mushroom. Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt and pepper
  3. Coat the waffle iron with cooking spray or melted butter
  4. Gently pour the egg batter and then cook for about two to four minutes. Cooking time will depend on whether you prefer it crispy and golden or just slightly brown. 

8. Sausage and egg breakfast casserole

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Wake up to this delicious breakfast casserole that’ll make you think of cosy holiday mornings! It features a scrumptious combo of eggs, sausage, bread, and cheese. Plus, it’s a festive egg recipe that you can even prepare the night before. You can serve it to a large group, but of course, that depends on your group’s overall appetite. It’s quite a possibility that you all might end up fighting over the last piece!

Note: The egg recipe below is good for three or more people!


  1. In a skillet, fry one pound of pork sausage. Then drain and set aside.
  2. In a separate plate, put six slices of white bread, then cut it all into half-inch cubes. 
  3. In a large bowl, beat six large eggs, along with two cups of whole milk, one teaspoon of salt, and one teaspoon of ground mustard
  4. Gradually stir in the bread cubes, sausage, and one cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Feel free to put more add-ons like chopped bacon, ham, and sauteed veggies.
  5. Coat a large baking dish (approximately a 9×9-inch square pan, or any equivalent) with melted butter or cooking spray. Pour in the egg mixture. 
  6. Cover and refrigerate for about eight hours or overnight.
  7. Remove from the fridge and wait for 30 minutes before baking. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  8. Remove the cover from the dish and then bake for 40 minutes. 

9. Spanish potato omelette

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A Spanish potato omelette, otherwise known as a Spanish tortilla, is one of the country’s signature dishes. While it’s often served as a tapa (appetizer), that doesn’t mean you can’t have it as your main brunch dish. You can have it served hot, cold, or room temperature. Honestly, the possibilities are endless! That said, hash browns who?

Note: The egg recipe below is good for three or more people! 


  1. In a separate chopping board, slice five Yukon Gold potatoes (medium-sized type) into one-inch pieces. Chop up one brown onion into tiny pieces as well.
  2. Heat a half-cup of olive oil in a nonstick medium pan. Put the potatoes and fry until they’re crispy and golden. Add the chopped onions and fry until transparent. 
  3. Drain the oil, but don’t discard it just yet.
  4. Return potatoes and onions to the pan and arrange them in a single layer. Reduce heat down to low.
  5. Beat eight eggs and add a pinch (or two) of salt and pepper
  6. Pour into the pan, then move the potatoes and onions around the egg mixture. Make sure the eggs on the bottom also get cooked, not just the ones on the top, for an even tortilla. 
  7. Cover the pan with a big, round plate. Hold onto the lid with one hand, then flip the tortilla onto the lid plate. 
  8. Carefully slide the flipped tortilla back into the pan. Avoid any onions and potatoes falling out as much as possible.
  9. Continue cooking until the new top is golden. Gently shake the pan every now and then. 
  10. Remove the tortilla from the pan by placing another round plate on top, like last time. Flip again onto the new plate. 
  11. Optional: garnish with some parsley. 
  12. Let it sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes before serving.

10. Fried egg noodles

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You’ve probably tried a variety of Chinese and Italian noodles/pasta by now. Or maybe even those zucchini noodles that became trendy a few years back! But how about fried egg noodles? It’s like having pasta, but for breakfast and with more protein goodness! It’s one of those egg recipes that’ll make you wonder why you haven’t figured it out and tried it before, with it’s underrated simplicity. 


  1. Beat one or two eggs in a separate bowl.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and grease with olive oil or cooking spray.
  3. Add the egg batter into the pan, then cover and reduce the heat to low. 
  4. Let the eggs cook for about five minutes. Afterwards, remove the pan from the heat. 
  5. Transfer the cooked egg to a chopping board. Cut into strips that are a half-inch wide. 
  6. Transfer the egg noodles to a plate. Add your favourite toppings like chopped ham, tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms. Then drench with some tomato sauce or even soup, so that it’s an actual pasta/noodles substitute!

Also read: 13 Delicious & Easy Breakfast Smoothies When You’re Too Lazy To Make Anything Else

Bonus: Egg coffee

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Aside from their more popular, traditional iced coffee (cà phê đá), the Vietnamese are also known for their egg coffee (cà phê trung). And yes, it really does have eggs in it — pretty cool, right? It’s sort of like tiramisu, but in a liquid and caffeinated form! And don’t worry, you can still whip up this one-of-a-kind egg recipe even if you don’t have a brewing phin at home. Gotta have something to pair with your yummy egg dishes, right?

Note: The coffee-slash-egg recipe below can serve up to four cups/glasses. 


  1. In a medium-size bowl, put two large egg yolks, three tablespoons of condensed milk,  and one teaspoon of sugar. Mix with an electric whisk for about 10 minutes, until it’s thick and foamy.
  2. Prepare your coffee (preferably Vietnamese or any dark roast) according to your preferred brewing method. Pour ⅔ of it into a serving glass.
  3. Optional: set the serving glass in a bowl of hot water, as to prolong the warmth of the coffee.
  4. Add the egg mixture on top of the coffee in the serving glass. Let the glass sit in the hot water for about three minutes, as to ‘cook’ the egg.
  5. Pour the remaining ⅓ coffee into the serving glass and let it soak through the egg mixture.

Also read: 10 Coffee Recipes You Can Easily Master at Home

Ready to get crackin’ with these tasty egg recipes? You’ll probably start craving these dishes all day, everyday. And should you want to have these eggs not just for breakfast, but also during other hours, then we definitely aren’t going to stop you!  

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Marcy Miniano
Marcy Miniano

A fast-talking caffeine-dependent wordsmith, Marcy has never been one to shy away from sharing a good story or two. If she’s not in a quiet coffee shop somewhere, she enjoys spending afternoons in a museum or art gallery — whether it’s around Metro Manila or a foreign city she’s visiting. She wishes to retire in a winter village someday, so she can fulfil her lifelong dream of wearing turtlenecks all year round and owning a pet penguin.


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