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16 Things You Didn't Know You Could Whip Up With A Mug In A Microwave

All you need is a microwave-safe mug, chuck in some ingredients, pop them in the microwave and... VOILA!

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1. 2-Minute French Toast In A Cup

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 to 2 slices bread
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
Dash of cinnamon
Maple syrup, loads of it

Cooking Instructions:
1. Cube slices of bread.
2. Place bread cubes in mug.
3. Combine egg, milk and cinnamon in a separate small bowl.
4. Pour egg mixture into mug.
5. Press bread down so it can fully absorb liquid.
6. Microwave for one minute, and then ten seconds at a time until fully cooked.
7. Pour some maple syrup over it and dig in!

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2. Scrambled Eggs In Bacon Cups

Image via Anastasia Yip

Ingredients:
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
A little butter
3 bacon strips

Cooking Instructions:
1. Cut 1 bacon strip into halves.
2. Crisscross them on the bottom of a small bowl. Wrap 2 strips around the sides.

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3. Place bowl on a plate. Put in microwave and cook for 2.5 minutes. Let cool.
(Tip: Put a piece of paper towel on top to soak up the grease, so you don’t have to clean up the microwave later.)
4. Coat a microwavable mug with melted butter. (About 15 seconds in the microwave will do.)
5. Mix eggs and milk in mug.
6. Microwave for 45 seconds. Stir. Then, microwave for another 40 seconds.
7. Put scrambled eggs into bacon bowl, and you’re good to go! spoonuniversity.com

3. Omelette In A Mug

Ingredients:
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon skim milk
1 tablespoon low-fat grated cheese
2 tablespoon diced green bell pepper
2 tablespoon diced onion
70g chicken breast fillet, cooked and cut into small pieces
Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:
1. In a small bowl (or directly in your mug), crack and beat your eggs with a fork.
2. Stir in the flour, milk, cheese, and diced vegetables.
3. Add pieces of chicken breast to your egg mixture.
4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour mixture into your mug.
5. Microwave for 1 minute, and then in 15-second intervals until the omelette is cooked to your liking.

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4. Coffee Cup Quiche

Ingredients:
1 egg
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
Salt
Ground black pepper
1/4 of a bagel (or similar amount of French bread, etc.)
2 teaspoons cream cheese
1/2 slice prosciutto or ham
Fresh thyme leaves or fresh chopped chives
Dijon mustard

Cooking Instructions:
1. Beat egg and milk together with a fork in a coffee cup, adding salt and pepper to taste.
2. Tear bread into dime-size pieces; stir in.
3. Add cream cheese; stir in.
4. Tear or cut prosciutto into small pieces; add to mixture. Sprinkle with thyme.
5. Microwave on high until done, about 1 minute 10 seconds.
6. Garnish with mustard and fresh thyme or chives.

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5. Instant Mac 'n' Cheese In A Mug

Image via Alex Weiner

Ingredients:
1/3 cup pasta
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I mixed shredded swiss and parmesan as well)
Optional: 1/2 tablespoon butter or margarine

Directions:
1. Combine pasta and water in large mug or bowl.
2. Microwave pasta in 1-minute intervals, stirring after each minute to check noodle consistency. The water should be absorbed and the noodles should be soft after about 4 minutes of this.
3. Add in cheese and milk, and stir. (Optional: add melted butter here to make your mac slightly creamier.)
4. Put pasta back in microwave for 1 minute, stir thoroughly, and enjoy!

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6. Minute Microwave Cheesecake

Ingredients:
60g cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 to 4 tablespoons sugar (to taste)

Cooking Instructions:
1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a microwave-safe bowl.
2. Cook on high heat for 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds incorporating all ingredients.
3. Refrigerate until it sets, then serve.

Optional: Top with fresh fruit, whipped cream and nut meal.

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7. Nutella Mug Cake

Image via Kara Smith

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons self-rising flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons Nutella
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Whipped cream topping (optional):
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon sugar

Cooking Instructions:
1. Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth.
2. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 3 minutes.
3. Add heavy cream to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and whip on medium-high speed until almost stiff.
4. Add sugar and beat until heavy cream forms stiff peaks.
5. Top Mug Cakes with whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce, if desired.

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8. Nutty Little Mug Cake

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons Nutella
4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
4 tablespoons self-rising flour
1 or 2 Ferrero Rocher
Whipped cream

Cooking Instructions:
1. Add all of the ingredients in the order of the list above. Whisk with a fork.
2. Bake in the microwave for about 45 seconds to 1 minute if you like your cakes runny, or about 2 minutes if you like them drier. Please note: time depends on microwave wattage.
3. Top it off with a little whipped cream… and enjoy!

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9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons chocolate chips

Cooking Instructions:
1. Melt the butter in a small dish.
2. Add the peanut butter and mix well.
3. In the mug, mix together the vanilla, egg, and sugar until well combined.
4. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder and add to the mug.
5. Pour in the peanut butter/butter mixture and mix well.
6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
7. Put in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes or until it's done according to your liking.
8. Top with peanut butter pie mousse and hot fudge.

To make Peanut Butter Pie Mousse:

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon softened cream cheese
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons whipped cream or cool whip
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Cooking Instructions:
1. Mix together the cream cheese, peanut butter, and vanilla.
2. Fold in the whipped cream.
3. Sift in the powdered sugar and fold that in too, trying not to over-stir.

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10. Eggless Chocolate Cake In A Mug

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
A pinch of salt
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon oil
A handful of mini chocolate chips
1 tablespoon almond butter (or jam, caramel sauce, Nutella, peanut butter)

Cooking Instructions:
1. In a small bowl sieve flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until no lumps remain.
2. Stir in the milk and oil until smooth. Make sure to scrape your fork around the edges of the cup so you don't get pockets of dry flour.
3. Pour the combined batter into a small mug (half the size of the original). Mix in the chocolate chips. Drop the almond butter into the chocolate mix and push it down so the batter covers the almond butter completely.
4. Bake in the microwave on high for 1 minute. You may need to add or subtract 5-10 seconds depending on your microwave, but don’t be tempted to overcook or it will be dry. It should still be moist on the bottom and will continue cooking as it sets.

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11. Microwaved Brownie In A Cup

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 firmly packed tablespoon of light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
A pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
4 tablespoons of flour
1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 heaped tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Cooking Instructions:
1. Melt butter in microwave safe mug or ramekin. Butter should be melted, not boiling.
2. Stir together butter, sugars, vanilla and salt.
3. Stir in egg yolk. Do not use egg white! Save for a different recipe or discard.
4. Add flour and cocoa powder and stir again until well combined.
5. Finally, add chocolate chunks.
6. Bake for about 45 seconds in the microwave. Do not overcook. Microwave times may vary.

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12. Chocolate Chip Cookie In A Cup

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
1 tablespoon of firmly-packed dark brown sugar
3 drops of vanilla essence
A pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
2 heaped tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cooking Instructions:
1. Start by melting your butter in the microwave. Butter should just be melted, not boiling.
2. Add sugar, vanilla and salt. Stir to combine.
3. Separate your egg and add the yolk to your cup. Stir to combine.
4. Add flour, then stir again.
5. Add the chocolate chips, and give a final stir. Now your mixture will look like cookie dough.
6. Cook in the microwave for 40 to 60 seconds, start checking for doneness at 40 seconds. Do not cook past one minute; like a regular cookie, it will continue cooking as it cools.
7. Serve warm.

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13. Blueberry Muffin With Streusel Topping Mug Cake

Ingredients:
Muffin:
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/16 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons low-fat milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
7 fresh blueberries

Streusel:
1 tablespoon cold butter, chopped into tiny pieces
1 1/2 tablespoon flour
2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Cooking Instructions:
1. Mix all the ingredients listed for muffin (except the blueberries) into a microwave-safe mug with a small whisk.
2. Drop blueberries in, spreading them out.
3. In a small bowl, mix streusel ingredients until butter pieces are completely coated with the flour, sugar and cinnamon.
4. Sprinkle small crumbles of streusel on top of muffin batter, spreading out evenly across the surface.
5. Cook in the microwave for about 1 minute. Let cool for a few minutes before eating.

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14. Strawberry Mug Pies

Image via How Sweet It Is

Ingredients:
900g fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
A pinch of salt
1 thawed puff pastry sheet, cut into 4 circles/squares to sit on the mugs
1 egg, lightly beaten

Cooking Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
2. In a baking dish, combine strawberries, sugar, flour, salt and mix to combine.
3. Divide the mixture into 4 mugs.
4. Place cut puff pastry either over the top of the mug and brush with beaten egg.
5. Place the mugs on a baking sheet and place them in the oven.
6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, checking once in-between to stir strawberries and see how the pastry is coming along.
7. When pastry is golden and puffed, remove and let cool to the touch (about 5 minutes) then serve.

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15. Red Velvet Mug Cake

Image via Kelly Salemi

Ingredients:
Cake:
4 tablespoons self-rising flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon red food coloring
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Cream Cheese Frosting:
60g cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 cup icing sugar

Cooking Instructions:
1. Combine all ingredients for the cake in a large coffee mug.
2. Whisk well with a fork until smooth.
3. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 3 minutes, depending on your microwave.
4. Meanwhile, add cream cheese and butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
5. Add vanilla and confectioners’ sugar and beat until combined.
6. Top Mug Cake with cream cheese frosting.

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16. Coffee Cake In A Mug

Image via Pretty Prudent

Ingredients:
Cake:
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons of sour cream
Few drops of vanilla essence
1/4 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon baking powder

Crumb topping:
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cooking Instructions:
1. Soften butter in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. Don’t melt, just soften.
2. Add sugar and stir until it’s fluffy and creamy. Add in the egg.
3. Stir in sour cream and a few drops of vanilla.
4. Stir in flour and baking powder.
5. In a separate bowl, combine butter, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix together with your fingers until the mixture becomes crumbly.
6. Add the crumb topping mixture to the cup with cake mixture.
7. Microwave for 1 minute, and then in 10-second intervals until it is done to your liking.
8. Let it cool before digging in!

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