I’d like to personally thank whoever invented the idea of mug recipes. They’re convenient, easy and best yet – can serve the perfect single-sized serving to quench a serious craving. Mug recipes are great for those who live on their own, follow a strict diet that doesn’t apply to the entire family or for times you don’t want to whip up an entire batch of something. They’re even great for the students entering College who have a minimal budget, resourses and time.

We have found some of the best mug recipes some of which are conveniently made in your microwave. These recipes even range from sweet (to quench your sweet tooth craving) to recipes you can serve yourself dinner. They’re so easy and extremely convenient that you’ll be making these over and over again.

1. Quick And Easy French Toast In A Mug

We’re going to start you off with an enticing breakfast that you can indulge in on a weekday morning! Finally, french toast on a weekday! The great thing about mug recipes is you can even enjoy a “gourmet” breakfast like French toast that is often saved for the leisurely Saturday morning on a busy day.

All you need is 6 minutes tops to whip this delicious breakfast into shape. The ingredients are simple and the directions are even easier to follow. Make one for you and one for your significant other and enjoy their amazement when you serve it to them.

2. Pizza In A Mug

This mug recipe is perfect for when the pizza craving hits but you don’t want to leave the house nor pay the hefty price that comes with delivery. Quench that craving with this incredibly easy pizza in a mug recipe.

The dough is made from refrigerated biscuits that you can find at your local grocery store. Top the biscuit off with spaghetti sauce, and your favorite toppings for a quick and easy single-serving pizza. The best part, this delicious treat spends 2 minutes in the microwave. Considering it is effortless to put together you could even allow your children to make their own, pizza party for everyone!

3. Microwave Mug Cheese And Broccoli Rice Bowl

This recipe is extremely inexpensive and really easy to make. Whether you’re a college student living on your own or looking to make a quick dinner fix in a hurry this recipe is for you.

The secret to achieving quickly cooked rice in the microwave is to use instant rice. With 5 minutes of prep time and 5 minutes of cooking time, this recipe goes from microwave to dinner table in a hurry. It’s easy, cheesy and irresistible!

4. Omelette In a Mug

This is another gourmet breakfast item that is made simple by using a mug and a microwave. The fun thing about omelets is that you can make it with a few simple ingredients or you can add as many fresh and flavorful ingredients you want.

In this recipe, you’ll use eggs, shredded cheese, chopped red pepper and chopped green onion. A simple swipe of olive oil in the mug will prevent the egg mixture from sticking obnoxiously to the side of the cup. Then, intervals of 20-30 seconds in the microwave will help you achieve a perfectly tender omelet.


5. Mac And Cheese In A Mug

Who knew you could cook pasta in the microwave? Well, this recipe proves you can and explains how easy it is to achieve. The secret is to cook the pasta with water in the microwave at 2-minute intervals for 2-3 times.

Once the pasta is cooked to al dente or your liking you’ll add in the milk, shredded cheese and microwave for one more minute. The result will be creamy and cheesy. This delicious mac and cheese will fulfill your comfort needs.

6. Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

When that craving for something chocolate and delicious arrises you’ll want to make this chocolate mug cake recipe. It comes together incredibly quick so you can prep, bake, eat and clean up before anyone can shame you for your indulgence!

As a bonus, this delicious rich cake is gluten-free and dairy-free. It’s made of wholesome ingredients like almond flour, cocoa powder, maple syrup and coconut oil so you can feel a little less guilty about pampering yourself with a chocolate cake. If you do, however, decide to serve this dessert to guest they’ll surely thank you for it too.

7. 5-Ingredient Keto Mug Lasagna

Lasagna does taste amazing with its intricate and inviting layers, however, that comes with a lot of preparation and hard work. Instead, you could make yourself a single serving lasagna in a mug. As a bonus, if you’re following a low-carb diet, this recipe is Keto-approved.

To make this meal low-carb, pasta is substituted for zucchini rounds. Apart from the pasta, you’ll still find familiar flavors and layers such as marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, and ooey-gooey cheese. This is a great option especially if you need help staying on track with your diet.

8. Vegan Monkey Bread Mug Cake

Monkey bread is one of the most fun and delicious desserts. This recipe is once again, conveniently made in a mug and is secretly healthier than a traditional recipe too.

This big secret to making this dessert healthy is Medjool dates. Instead of processed sugar, dates give this treat it’s sweet flavor. Combined with gluten-free flour and a few other ingredients you too can achieve this sticky, doughy, and alluring treat.


9. Carrot Cake In a Mug With Coconut Cream

Enjoy the warm flavors of carrot cake with this quick and easy mug recipe. You’ll combine flour with brown sugar and delicious seasonings of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom for an authentic flavor of carrot cake. Don’t forget the shredded carrot and lemon juice to help balance out the sweetness.

This recipe recommends using a flat bottom mug to ensure the cake turns out moist and fluffy because a curved mug may result in a dense texture. After a quick 4 minutes in the microwave, you can serve this delicious cake with a healthy frosting made from coconut milk and maple syrup.


10. Egg Fried Rice In A Mug

Fried rice is an Asian classic, especially on the take-out menu. The next time your craving for take-out occurs consider making this egg fried rice in a mug.

From preparing the veggies to cooking this delightful meal in a mug it will take just 9 minutes. Perfect for those times when you’re impatiently hungry. The ingredients are simple, all you need is jasmine rice a few fresh veggies, an egg and a few spices to make this meal come alive.

11. Microwave Potato Soup In A Mug

Creamy soups are the saving grace, especially for cold and/or gloomy days. The warm flavors and creamy texture can calm any negative feeling you might be having. Unfortunately, some of these soups can take hours on the stove-top or in the slow cooker.

If you want a quick and easy soup fix you’ll definitely want to try this recipe. In just 8 minutes this creamy and dreamy soup comes together. It’s made of wholesome ingredients like potatoes, onion, cheddar cheese and chicken stock mixed with milk gives it that creamy texture. You can even garnish the soup with a dollop of sour cream and bacon bits for an authentic loaded creamy potato soup.

12. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Peanut butter and chocolate together are one perfect pair. This fluffy peanut butter and chocolate chip cake will surely not disappoint any sweet tooth craving that you have.

To make this mug cake you’ll only need 6 simple ingredients, all of which you’ll most likely already have on hand. You’ll be able to enjoy this treat in 5 minutes or less, that’s the kind of quick and easy dessert we can get behind.


13. Pesto Chicken Mug Pasta

Living a busy life can come with forgotten meals and complete exhaustion. Don’t skip any meals because mug recipes can save you time and satisfy your belly. In under 10 minutes, you can enjoy this pesto chicken pasta that is made in a mug and cooked in the microwave.

To save yourself time you’ll want to either use leftover cooked chicken or purchase cooked chicken from the grocery store. Then, with a few short intervals in the microwave, the pasta will cook to perfection.

14. Chocolate Chip Cookie In a Cup

Mug recipes come in really handy especially when you have a craving for chocolate chip cookies. Cookies can be one of the most strong cravings to have but whipping up an entire batch can be exhausting.

In just 6 speedy minutes you can enjoy your own single serving chocolate chip cookie in a mug. It tastes like the real deal but will take no effort at all. If you’re a regular chocolate chip cookie baker then you’ll already have all the ingredients on hand too.

15. Cinnamon Roll In A Mug

Much like chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon rolls can be another serious craving. However, making a batch of cinnamon rolls takes quite a bit a time with preparing the dough, to preparing the rolls and then a long wait in the oven.

This recipe is so easy with just 5 minutes to prep and 1 minute in the microwave to cook. This is also an eggless and dairy-free recipe which means it’s perfect for those with an allergy or for those who follow a plant-based diet.

16. Easy Grain-Free Mug Banana Bread

Our mug banana bread recipe is a chance for you to indulge in a delicious treat without having to spend hours in the kitchen! Grain-free bread might sound strange, but we promise the texture is irresistibly good!

In just 5 minutes (or less) you can indulge in this ooey-gooey treat! Enjoy it all to yourself or prepare a couple and pack them away into lunches.

Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

This holiday season, gather around the table and enjoy a delicious meal with those you love.
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