If you found yourself staring at an empty milk carton wondering, "Can I make scrambled eggs without milk?" Then this easy recipe is for you.
Whether you are looking to make scrambled eggs without dairy products because of lactose intolerance, or just didn't buy enough milk at the grocery store, you can still whip up the best scrambled eggs for breakfast with an easy substitution I'm sure you already have on hand!
What can I substitute for milk in scrambled eggs?
Most commonly scrambled eggs are made using the addition of milk. The primary goal of milk is to add some flavor, but more importantly, the liquid is key to creating the fluffiest scrambled eggs. The good news is that you can simply substitute a splash of water instead and still get that same fluffy texture you crave!
Making scrambled eggs with water won't add the subtle creamy texture milk provides, but it does an excellent job at adding the moisture needed to make fluffier eggs. You can also mix eggs with heavy cream, which is obviously a dairy product, or you can use dairy-free milk substitutes like soy milk.
- Fresh eggs
- Table salt
- Black pepper - I strongly recommend freshly ground pepper.
- Butter - To make this recipe dairy free you can substitute a dairy free spread instead, such as margarine or olive oil. Different kinds of fat such as bacon grease or duck fat can be used as well.
How to make it
This scrambled eggs recipe without milk is made the same way as traditional scrambled eggs. Crack eggs into a mixing bowl and add salt, pepper, and water. Then whisk eggs well to combine with a fork.
For the next step, the butter can be melted in a nonstick skillet set over medium low heat, then the beaten eggs get poured into the hot pan. Let the eggs start setting then fold the uncooked eggs with a silicone spatula as they cook to create fluffy curds. When the eggs are almost completely firm, remove them from the frying pan and serve.
Leftover scrambled eggs can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator. They are best enjoyed within three days and you can easily microwave eggs to reheat them.
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Scrambled Eggs without Milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon water
- ¼ teaspoon table salt
- 1 dash freshly ground black pepper or to taste
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Add eggs to a small bowl with water, salt, and black pepper then whisk with a fork until well combined.
- Melt butter in a non-stick skillet set over medium-low heat then pour in the egg mixture.
- Gently fold the eggs with a rubber spatula as they begin to set, continuing to do so as they cook.
- Once the eggs are almost firm, remove them from the skillet and serve.