Simple Breakfast Tortilla

Simple Breakfast Tortilla

It’s hard to digest how school could have started weeks ago. Time flies doesn’t it? One of our focuses for the new year has been to send our kids off with a healthy and substantial breakfast to start the day. Eggs can play an essential part in that, and inexpensively too. Eggs are not only nutrient dense, but they’re inexpensive too. Did you know that for less than 15¢ per egg, you get 6 grams of protein, 10% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin D, plus many other essential vitamins? I’d say that’s a bunch of goodness packed into a tiny egg for less than 15¢.

Do you remember the quickie Canadian Bacon ‘N’ Cheese Muffin recipe I shared a few weeks back? If not, check it out. It makes for a great lunch too.

Today I’m sharing another breakfast recipe, Simple Breakfast Tortillas that uses the same technique as with the breakfast muffin. For the record, I’ve never been much on cooking eggs in the microwave, but I’ve been very surprised and how these recipes have turned out. The trick is to take a little time to figure out how much time your microwave requires without overcooking the eggs.

These tortillas are fast prep, and even faster cooking. Easily prepare the egg/cheese mixture the night before, cover, refrigerate, then pop in the microwave.

Simple Breakfast Tortilla

After a short while in the microwave, easily transfer to a tortilla, wrap it up and take off!

Simple Breakfast Tortilla

A much healthier version to those grease-laden breakfast burritos and tacos you find at fast food restaurants. Experiment with different cheeses and seasonings to create what tickles your fancy. Add crispy bacon or sausage too. Or maybe toss on a bit of salsa too. (Recipe below.)

Simple Breakfast Tortilla Such an easy recipe for breakfast. Do you have any quick and tasty egg recipe ideas? Do share!

Simple Breakfast Tortilla
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A basic breakfast tortilla that can be jazzed up with favorite toppings.
Serves: 1
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon heavy cream (half & half, or water can be substituted)
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey Jack, your choice!)
  1. Lightly coat a ramekin (or small dish, or coffee cup) with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the egg, salt and pepper, cream, and cheese until combined well, and pour in ramekin. * If prepping ahead cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.
  3. Microwave on high 30 seconds; stir. Microwave another 30-45 seconds, or until egg is just set. (Microwave cook times will vary, adjust cook times as needed.)
  4. Transfer cooked egg/cheese combination to tortilla. Wrap up and enjoy or add other ingredients to jazz up your tortilla, like bacon, sausage, salsa, and peppers. Be creative!


(This post is sponsored by the American Egg Board – The Incredible Edible Egg folks! Opinions are my own.)

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  1. 1

    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective says

    Great idea Amy. Sometimes we cooks forget that simple is just a satisfying!

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    Cookbook Queen says

    Looks so yummy!! I’ve never made eggs in the microwave either, but you’ve convinced me to try.

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    Robyn | Add a Pinch says

    Breakfast tortillas are a staple around here! Especially with a little salsa! Yum!

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    Kristen says

    I have that same goal and have been trying to think of easy ideas for them! These look fantastic. I love anything in a tortilla.

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    This is everyday fare for us in Southern California, but like you mentioned… it’s the greasy, calorie-laden stuff you find at the fast food Mexican food places (but oh-so-good, I must admit!!) This is much better for me. I’ll stick w/ this 😉

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    SMITH BITES says

    quick, easy, out the door – can’t ask for more than that on a busy school morning!!

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    TidyMom says

    ok, we eat tortillas all the time, yet I’ve never thought to put eggs in them!! GREAT idea Amy!

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