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What I love about these easy scrambled eggs

I know it seems weird to write a recipe for scrambled eggs, but since I know we’re going to have lots of dairy free newbies stopping by shortly (hello, new year’s resolutions), I thought it would be nice to have a reference for it.

I know a lot of people put a splash of milk or cream in their eggs before scrambling them, but is it necessary? Not really, but for some reason I’m still inclined to add a splash of something to my eggs before whisking them.

Instead of milk, I like to use almond or oat milk, or even water. I use just a tablespoon to “stretch” the eggs, and I’ve never noticed a difference between that and milk. I don’t think you will either.

If you’re worried about getting creamy eggs, the best thing you can do is to cook them low and slow and stir constantly to make sure they don’t dry out.

Close up of scrambled eggs sprinkled with salt and pepper and chives on a plate with a fork.

Here’s what you’ll need to make scrambled eggs without milk

How to make scrambled eggs with no milk

Scramble the eggs. Crack eggs into a mixing bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and add a splash of dairy free milk or water (if you want). Use a fork or a whisk to whip the eggs until they’re mostly uniform in color with no large spots of whites remaining.

Cook the eggs. Heat your skillet to medium-low. Add your vegan butter and let it fully melt. Pour in the scrambled eggs. Let them start cooking for a minute, and then start stirring frequently (almost constantly) to prevent the eggs from sticking to the pan.

Continue until the eggs set, but still slightly wet. Be careful not to over cook the eggs, and remove from heat when the eggs are done.

Garnish and serve. Top them with whatever fresh herbs you like, or even just fresh black pepper. I really like fresh chives and/or parsley on my eggs, but if we don’t have fresh herbs I also really like this seasoning blend which has chives in it.

A nonstick frying pan filled with scrambled eggs spinkled with salt and pepper, with a spatula resting in the pan. A small bowl of chopped chives, a empty plate, and some toast sitting next to the pan.

FAQs and tips on making scrambled eggs no milk

Can you make scrambled eggs without milk?

Yes of course you can! Adding the milk really just changes the consistency of the eggs. You could skip it all together or even add water as a substitute.

Why did my scrambled eggs turn grey?

It is actually a chemical reaction that happens between the yolk and the white of the egg, with sulfur and iron. You can also see this when you hard boil eggs sometimes, in a greenish grey halo around the yellow yolk. This does not mean you can’t eat the eggs, but possibly that they were cooked at too high of a temperature.

What is the healthiest way to cook scrambled eggs?

Eggs themselves are a pretty healthy food. If you want to save some of the calories, skipping the milk will help with that of course!

Scrambled eggs sprinkled with chives and salt and pepper on a plate with some toast and a fork.

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Close up of scrambled eggs topped with chives and salt and pepper in a frying pan.

Scrambled Eggs without Milk

You don’t need milk or cream to get delicious and fluffy scrambled eggs. I promise, you can make creamy scrambled eggs without milk. The secret to making the best scrambled eggs is all in the technique.

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Breaakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 tablespoon vegan buttery spread
  • 68 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon dairy free milk or water (optional)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Chives, optional


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 139
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
  • Sodium: 744.7 mg
  • Fat: 9.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.7 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 325.5 mg

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Last Updated on December 1, 2021 by Melissa Belanger

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