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Scrambled Eggs without Milk

These scrambled eggs are made without milk and butter so they are completely dairy free. Still, they are lightly, fluffy, and delicious.

scrambled eggs in a frying pan on a marble counter

When I first moved back to Israel I lived in an absorption center in Jerusalem where I made friends from all over the world.

One of my funniest memories was when I was in a Russian friend’s apartment for breakfast.

I was making scrambled eggs when I one of his Ukrainian roommates looked over my shoulder into the frying pan and said “you ruined the omelette.”

I was a little confused and told him I was making scrambled eggs.

Then he was very confused and I was very confused by his confusion.

Needless to say, it was a confusing situation.

Luckily, my Russian friend walked back into the room and I asked him how to say “scrambled eggs” in Russian.

Fun fact, many Ukrainians speak Russian more fluently than Ukrainian.

He explained to me that there is no such food in the former soviet union (another Russian I know disagrees and says they do exist in Russia).

Then he turned to his Ukrainian roommate and explained that scrambled is an American way of making eggs.

To which the roommate made a disproving face and walked away.

Do you need to add milk to scrambled eggs?

Nope. In fact, I grew up eating scrambled eggs made without milk.

I was intrigued when I heard that many people do add it to eggs.

Can you scramble eggs without milk?

Absolutely! It’s very easy to make scrambled eggs without milk.

What can you add to scrambled eggs besides milk?

Many people add water or dairy free milks. However, it is not necessary to add any liquid at all.

Is it better to add water or milk to scrambled eggs?

Supposedly the fat in milk separates the protein strands from the eggs, resulting in fluffier eggs. If this is true, then milk is better than water.

However, in my testing, I haven’t found it to make a difference.

In fact, I haven’t found the addition of milk or water to make eggs any fluffier than if it is left out all together.


No, eggs are not dairy.  Dairy is milk and any food products made from milk, including cheese, cream, butter, and yogurt. 

So, while eggs are an animal product, they are not dairy. In fact, eggs fall under the protein food group.

International Variations

Scrambled eggs are eaten all over the world and each culture has their own unique version of this simple dish.

Huevos A La Mexicana

Huevos A La Mexicana are Mexican scrambled eggs. They are made with onions, hot peppers, and tomatoes.

To make it, sautee before adding the eggs:

4 tablespoons white onion chopped
1 Serrano pepper finely diced
2 Plum tomato diced

Huevos en Salsita

Another Mexican vacation are scrambled eggs with salsa.

To make this dish, heat 2 cups of mild salsa and add the scrambled eggs to it.

Huevos Pericos

Huevos Pericos, or parrot eggs, are popular in Colombian and Venezuelan.

This dish is made with sautéed diced onions, bell pepper, and tomatoes. Scallions are a a common substitution or addition to the onions in Colombia.

To make it, saute before adding the eggs:

1 tomato, diced
1 tablespoon onions or scallions, diced

Poqui Poqui 

Poqui poqui is a Filipino eggplant and scrambled eggs dish. To make this, you need:

2 eggplant, grilled and shredded
1 small onion, sliced thinly
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 large Roma tomatoes, diced

Sautee the onion and garlic. Then, add tomatoes and cook until soft. When ready, add eggplant. Finally, add the eggs and scramble.

Israeli Breakfast Styled Scrambled Eggs

While there is no unique way Israeli’s make scrambled eggs, it is often served with Israeli salad on the side. Alternatively, it is served with slices of cucumbers and tomatoes.

Japanese Styled Scrambled Eggs

In Japan, soy sauce is added scrambled eggs to enrich their flavor.

To make this style of eggs, add two teaspoons of soy sauce to the beaten eggs.

Stir-fried tomato and Scrambled Eggs

This scrambled egg dish is popular in China. To make it, you need:

3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pinch sugar

Once the scrambled eggs are prepared, sauté the tomatoes and garlic until the tomatoes are mushy. Add the scrambled eggs to the tomato mixture and sprinkle with sugar.

Popular Additions to Scrambled Eggs

People put all sorts of vegetables and herbs in eggs.

Most common additions are mushrooms, peppers, and spinach – not all at once.

Do you have other breakfast recipes made without milk?

Sure! My dairy free French toast and Pancakes without Milk are two easy to make classics.

My banana chocolate chip muffins are my most popular but I actually have a whole collection of dairy free breakfast recipes.

Yield: 2 servings

Scrambled Eggs without Milk

scrambled eggs in a frying pan on a marble counter

These scrambled eggs are made without milk or butter making them dairy free.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon of oil
  • 4 large eggs, whisked
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan.
  2. Pour eggs into frying pan.
  3. When the eggs begin to set, start mixing them until you have large chunky pieces.
  4. Cook until eggs are softly set,
  5. Remove pan and sprinkle with salt.
  6. Serve while hot.


If you want to make scrambled eggs without milk but you still want to use butter you can.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 372mgSodium: 208mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 13g

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