17 Microwave Breakfasts

The microwave isn't just for reheating leftovers! From oatmeal to eggs, check out these clever recipes that'll help you prepare great family meals even on busy mornings.

Peach Oatmeal

"Great oatmeal! I omitted the cinnamon and added milk and splenda after microwaving. Tasted like peaches and cream, so yummy."

-haven't the slightest

Microwave Poached Eggs

"A perfect poached egg without the fuss! I'm impressed — it's so easy and quick! Make sure to follow the directions and prick the yolk with a toothpick before covering it loosely with plastic wrap."


Microwave Egg Frittata

"This deserves five stars: It was great and easy. I normally hate microwaved eggs — they can be dry and tasteless — but I was totally amazed at how good and fluffy these eggs were."


Microwave Oatmeal

"This method works great for me. I usually stir in a bit of powdered milk at the end to make it creamy."


Breakfast in a Jar

"These are fantastic! I used three eggs whisked up in place of the egg beaters. I made two planning to have the second one later, but I ate them both immediately!"

-Diana J.

Hot Grape Nuts

"This is a great way to eat Grape Nuts. I like mine with bananas and a little extra honey. This is a very filling and warming breakfast!"


Easy Microwave Breakfast Sandwich

Peppers, onions and a dash of hot sauce give this cheesy egg sandwich serious flavor! (Be sure to toast the English muffin before popping it in the microwave.)

Peanut Energy Bars

"These irresistible bars are a hit with the whole family — so long, boxed bars! I subbed honey for corn syrup and one cup steel oats for the Rice Krispies, and they turned out wonderfully."


Ironman Breakfast

"My uncle is an Ironman triathlete, and this is what he always eats on hard training days! He always made it for me when I was little, so it's one of my ultimate comfort foods!"


Cinnamon Oatmeal

"Sometimes the best recipes are very simple! I loved the cinnamon in this oatmeal. I topped it with some sliced banana and a few chopped almonds. Warm and yummy!"


Jim's Microwave Scrambled Eggs

"I've tried making scrambled eggs in the microwave before with no luck, but these turned out light and fluffy! (And I loved the onion.) They were just perfect wrapped in a tortilla with a little hot sauce and cheese."

-Lucky in Bayview

Apple & Date Breakfast Sandwich

"A delicious quick and easy breakfast that's healthy, too! I love that no added sugar was needed. I also think this would be good with pears and dried cranberries."


Coffee Cup Scramble

"Really good when you need a tasty nibble in a hurry."


PB & Banana Burrito

"What a terrific idea! I grew up loving peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and with this version I can still have the taste without as many calories."


Microwave Granola

"This is really delicious! I cooked it a little more than half the time it said, and it was perfect. I love eating this with vanilla yogurt as a healthy treat."


Sour Cream Poached Eggs

"What an interesting twist on poached eggs, not quite an eggs Benedict, but not a plain egg either!"

-Ms B.

Oat Bran-Banana Breakfast

"Very good and so good for you. Add berries, dried fruit or nuts too. Quick and easy to prepare on busy mornings. I prefer it to oatmeal!"

-Mamma Mia Mamma Mia