Breakfast is an issue for me. I am not a morning person I don’t really like it – well, it is good for dinner. And, I do like the sweet stuff for breakfast, but not enough to cook it. I never, ever want to cook breakfast. That is why you normally see things like overnight breakfast casseroles here. There are a few others, but in reality, they only get made maybe one a year. The only problem with this is that with my job, commute, school, etc., there are a couple of days every week that I end up going eight hours or more without food unless I eat fast food, so going without breakfast really isn’t an option on those days. And, that sweet stuff I like, well, it just doesn’t keep hunger at bay very long, so here is a solution – a high protein breakfast in less than 5 minutes.
And, I think it would be great for kids. Older kids could make it themselves – just make sure they are careful as this is very hot when it first comes out of the microwave! And, they could add their favorite add-ins. This version only has cheddar cheese, but you could change the cheese, add some pre-chopped veggies, or some pre-cooked bacon or sausage. The combinations are endless! Plus, using just one biscuit from a can is not so great, so getting the whole family in on it is a better idea. And, yes these do use canned biscuits, but you know you can buy organic canned biscuits now, so there are some options there. And, as much as I do prefer homemade, they wouldn’t hold up in this recipe, and I am highly unlikely to make them at 6:00 am trying to get out the door to work. Also, I have kept the biscuits in a plastic zipper bag for one day, but I wouldn’t keep them longer than that.
Breakfast Casserole in a Mug
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 large canned biscuit, cut into eight pieces
- 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
- Melt butter in a mug in the microwave (This will only take about 15 seconds.)
- Swirl butter around in mug to grease the sides of the mug.
- Add a eggs, and beat with a fork.
- Stir in biscuit pieces and cheese.
- Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir and then microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each until egg is set and biscuit pieces are done. It takes 2 1/2 minutes in my microwave, but microwaves vary greatly.
Warning: When this first comes out of the microwave, it is very hot, so please be careful!