Monday, August 1, 2016

Masonable Mondays #2 - Scrambles

Welcome to Masonable Mondays #2! Today we are doing breakfast. I have been making egg mugs since I discovered Hungry Girl's blog, newsletters and cookbooks. They are a quick and easy microwave scrambles made in a coffee mug. So I decided to try it in a Masonable. The masonable is the perfect container for taking a scramble on the go. You can use those fruit cups to keep garnishes or "go-with" items separate from your wet scramble ingredients. Wouldn't it be nice to have several made in advance that you could just grab and take to work? I made four different styles and three different breads to go with each scramble. Anything you put in a omelette or quiche would make a great Masonable Scramble. The only thing to remember is to cook any veggie that releases a lot of liquid first, cool and drain before adding to your masonable. Cheese helps make your scramble creamy. Hungry Girl loves to use Laughing Cow cheese wedges. They really are delicious. I like adding Mexican cheese blend, Parmesan and cream cheese too. The variety is endless! Scroll down for a Mexican style with savory sausage, cheese and salsa. Or maybe you would like something a bit more sophisticated like Salmon and Dill with creamy cream cheese. Or maybe you need more veggies, try the Broccoli one with Swiss cheese and ham. And finally a classic Tomato and Basil with a little mozzarella cheese. That is something different every morning and on the fifth day you can make your own creation. I hope you try it and come back to share what you put in your #Masonable.

Masonable Scrambles
Serves 1


1 wide mouth pint Mason jar
1 or 2 empty fruit cups


Cooking spray
2 large eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute
a splash of milk
Kosher salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes, to taste
your choice of optional ingredients


Spray a one pint, wide mouth mason jar with cooking spray. Add optional ingredients to the bottom of the mason jar. Beat eggs with a splash of milk, salt and peppers; add to jar. Prepare your jar for storage in the refrigerator. Add lid any "go-withs" if using, fruit cups and mason jar ring. Place in refrigerator until ready to cook. To cook remove ring, cups and lid; stir well and microwave uncovered for 45 seconds on high. Stir again and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir again and microwave for 15 to 30 seconds until desired doneness. It is best to under cook because your scramble will continue to cook a bit after you remove from microwave.

Mexican Masonable Scramble
1 Tbsp. precooked reduced fat pork breakfast sausage
1 Tbsp. 2% Mexican Cheese Blend
1 Tbsp. your favorite salsa
Mini Flour Tortillas

Salmon and Dill Masonable Scramble
1 slice smoked salmon, chopped
1 oz. cream cheese, chopped
2 shakes of dried dill
Mini Toast

Broccoli Masonable Scrambles
1 slice of deli ham, chopped
1 slice of Swiss cheese, chopped
1 broccoli floret, divided into small florets and
microwaved 1 minute, cooled and drained
Mini Drop Biscuits

Tomato and Basil Masonable Scramble
4 grape tomatoes, quartered
1 tsp. basil, minced
1 Tbsp. Mozzerella cheese
Mini Drop Biscuits

Now the bread "go-withs" or accompaniments are really an experiment. When hot they are really tasty. We will see how they re-heat. I have my doubts. I will definitely let you know next week. After preparing them I thought about how great tater tots would be as an accompaniment. Yum! Also round corn chips would make a great "go-with" for the Mexican scramble.

Mini Drop Biscuits
I made this Drop Biscuit recipe for one then dropped them 
in six small spoonfuls. I baked them at 450 for 10 minutes, 
then brushed them with a little melted butter.
Re-heat wrapped in paper towel in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds on high.

Mini Flour Tortillas
I just used a cookie cutter that fit in the fruit cup 
to cut out mini rounds from the larger tortilla.

Mini Toast
I cut a slice of bread into quarters and butter each side. 
Then I browned them in a pan on each side.
Mini Toast re-heats well in a dry pan on medium high heat flipping often.

Other egg recipes to try in a mason jar:

The Incredible Egg Video

Linking to:
Ramblings of a (Bad) Domestic Goddess: Turn It Up Tuesdays
Dizzy, Busy & Hungry: Wine'd Down Wednesday


  1. Love this idea!!! When cooking these in the microwave do you need to cover the top of the jar at all?

    kkdaley(at)comcast dot net

    1. Thanks Kim! No you do not have to cover the jar while cooking in the microwave. I have never had anything pop out of the jar yet. :)

  2. I can TOTALLY eat these with my recovering broken jaw if I make sure my add-ins are very small veggies that get mushy when cooked with the egg! I know, slightly more firm veggies would be yummier but my jaw is not there yet - mushy still equals flavor!

  3. That is great Julie! You could totally cook down some finely chopped veggies and let it cool before adding to each jar. The broccoli was surprisingly my favorite this week. I hope you feeling better.


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