6 recipes that use only a mug and a microwave

Mugs are not just for cups of tea or coffee anymore – you can now create small, one person meal (or
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Mugs are not just for cups of tea or coffee anymore – you can now create small, one person meal (or tasty snack) any time of the day, using only a mug and a microwave.

Breakfast

French toast

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 slices of bread
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • small amount of butter
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract (to taste)
  • maple syrup to serve

Method: 

  1. Cut the bread into small cubes
  2. Line the cup with a small amount of butter
  3. Crack the egg into the mug
  4. Add the cinnamon, milk and vanilla extract (if you have a sweet tooth) and blend together with a fork
  5. Add the bread to the mug and smoosh it a bit so that the bread soaks up some of the mixture
  6. Put your creation in the microwave to cook. Start with 1 minute, then go up in 10 second increments until your french toast is cooked just the way you like.
  7. Add the maple syrup to serve

Perfect poached eggs

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • cling wrap

Method: 

  1. Add the water and vinegar to a mug
  2. Crack the egg into the mug and break the yolk slightly with a tooth pick
  3. Place in the microwave for about one minute, or until cooked to your liking (you may need to experiment with cooking times depending on your microwave)
  4. Immediately remove the egg from the mug as it will continue to cook in the water

Snacks

Banana bread 

Ingredients:

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 1.5 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teas vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed

Method: 

  1. Spray your chosen mug with cooking spray
  2. Add sugar, salt, flour, baking powder, baking soda to the mug
  3. Add the egg to the dry ingredients and combine
  4. Mix in the oil, milk, ,mashed banana and vanilla to the mug
  5. Place the mug in the microwave for cooking, it should be about 3 minutes but don’t be afraid to stop the process and check (you may need to experiment with cooking times depending on your microwave)
  6. leave to cool and enjoy

Cinnamon scroll 

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 2 tablespoon of apple sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup or all purpose flour
  • 2.5 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 3/4  tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 dash of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tablespoon of baking powder
  • salt to taste
For the cream cheese icing
  • 1 tablespoon of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoon of powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of milk

Method: 

For the cream cheese icing:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a small bowl
  2. Whisk with a fork until combined and smooth
  3. Set aside

For the cake:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients to the mug
  2. Whisk together with a fork until all of the ingredients are nearly smooth
  3. Place the mug in the microwave and cook for about 1 minute or until cooked (may vary depending on the microwave)
  4. Top with the icing and serve while warm
Dinner

Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce (and extra to serve to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons oats
  • 1 teaspoon onion soup mix
  • 1/4 pound lean ground beef or mince 

Method: 

  1. Combine the milk, sauce, soup and oats  in the mug.
  2. Crumble the cooked meat over the mixture and stir
  3. Place the mug (covered) in the microwave for cooking, about 3 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink
  4. Let cool, add sauce to taste

Dessert

Chocolate peanut butter mug cake

Ingredients: 

For the cake

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips

For the peanut butter pie mousse

  • 1 tablespoon of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1/2  teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of cream

Method:

For the peanut butter pie mousse

  1. Mix the peanut butter, vanilla and cream cheese together
  2. Fold the cream into the mixture
  3. Add sugar to taste

For the cake

  1. Melt the butter in a separate dish and add the peanut butter
  2. Mix the vanilla, sugar and egg in a mug until well combined
  3. Add the flour, slat, cocoa and baking powder to the mug
  4. Pour the butter/peanut butter mixture into the mug and mix together with a fork
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips
  6. Place the mug in the microwave for cooking, should be about 1-2 minutes, depending on your microwave, or until cooked.
  7. Top with the peanut butter pie mousse

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  1. these are really briliiant…however I don’t own a microwave, so do you think they could be done in the oven with similar results?

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