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Top 5 Microwave Mug Breakfasts: Sweet & Savory Recipes

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Hi Bold Bakers!

It’s that time of year again, the dreaded Back to School!!! Whether you are in school, going to college, or work, just know you will not go hungry anymore with my 5 Sweet and Savory Microwave Mug Breakfasts.

Summer is almost over and we are putting away our popsicle molds until next year. You can take some pleasure in knowing that just because a new school year is starting doesn’t mean there is no time for baking. My extremely popular Gemma’s Mug Meals videos became such a success because they are fast to make, they only take about a minute to cook and you get a fresh homemade cake in no time.

I created these Breakfast in a Mug recipes because it is important to start everyday right. Not only can breakfast be fast but it can and should be nutritional as well. I made these recipes so you can quickly make a quality meal that will fuel you for your long days ahead.

The beauty of these recipes is that they can all be made the night before. Plus, in addition to microwaving them they can also be cooked in a toaster oven!!

 

1. Blueberry Pancakes In A Mug 

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Blueberry Pancake in a Mug – Bigger Bolder Baking

There is no griddle needed here. You can now make a pancake in the microwave in just a few minutes.

When it come to flavor, I’m adding frozen blueberries because I love blueberry pancakes. Remember, you can always add bananas, strawberries or whatever you like to make them your own.

4.5 from 24 reviews
Blueberry Pancake in a Mug - Back to School Microwave Breakfast
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon maple syrup (honey or agave)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon blueberries, fresh or frozen
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients except the blueberries in a microwave safe mug. Mix the batter until there are no lumps.
  2. Lastly stir in the blueberries.
  3. Microwave roughly for roughly 1 minutes - 1 minutes 15 seconds or until it is firm to the touch on top. (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  4. Top with a little maple syrup and some more blueberries.
  5. Top with a little maple syrup and some more blueberries, enjoy immediately!
Notes
You can make it up the night before and store in the fridge until ready for it.
Take care not to overcook as your mug cake will get rubbery

Add any flavors you like, sliced banana, chocolate chips or even dried fruit

 

2. Sweet Potato Hash In A Mug 

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Potato Hash in a Mug – Bigger Bolder Baking

Our next breakfast in a mug is something you might not have known you can cook in the microwave–Sweet Potato Hash!

I’m using sweet potatoes because they cook more quickly than regular potatoes, but feel free to use regular ones as well. You can use leftover cooked potatoes which makes this dish even easier and it’s the perfect way to use up your leftovers.

This recipe is what my mum would call a “mix and gather ‘um”, which means, whatever you have in your fridge.

4.5 from 24 reviews
Sweet Potato Hash in a Mug- Back to School- Breakfast in a Mug
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 small sweet potato (around 6 oz/1 cup)
  • Water, enough to cover the potatoes
  • 2 peppers, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated cheese
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoon rosemary, fresh or dried
  • ¼ tablespoons (½ oz/15g) Butter
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop small cubes of sweet potato (the smaller you cut the pieces the faster the potato will cook).
  2. Add into a large microwave safe mug and cover totally with cold water. Use a large mug as the water might bubble up in the microwave.
  3. Cook for 3-4 minutes in the microwave until it is tender. It will turn an orange color when done. (Check the potatoes halfway and stir so it doesn’t get too hot and overspill)
  4. Drain off the water and add in the peppers, onion, cheese, butter, rosemary, salt and pepper and mix everything well together.
  5. Put back in the microwave and heat these ingredients together for another 40 seconds until hot and the cheese melts.
  6. Enjoy a quick and filling breakfast!!!
Notes
You can make it up the night before and store in the fridge until ready for it.

3. Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal In A Mug

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This Breakfast In A Mug has everything you need to kick start your day. Packed with protein, slow energy releasing carbs and some fruity sweetness. In my opinion, it ticks a lot of boxes and really is a complete breakfast

I remember getting up for school in the morning and it would be pitch black outside. It was almost always cold outside so these oats were like central heating for your insides. Plus, you’ll never have to buy those packets of quick oats again since now you know the quicker, healthier way to make oatmeal.

4.5 from 24 reviews
Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal (Vegan) Back to School
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons nut milk (or regular milk for non dairy)
  • 2 teaspoons smooth peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons strawberry Jelly
Instructions
  1. Mix together all ingredients in a large microwave safe mug.
  2. Cook for 1 minute, then stop the stir. Cook again for another minute, stir and continue cooking until done. This stirring will stop it overheating and spilling over in your microwave. It will take roughly 3 minutes to cook in total.
  3. Take out and add in some extra milk if it’s a bit thick.
  4. Top with strawberry jelly and enjoy!!!
Notes
You can make it up the night before and store in the fridge until ready for it.

You can make it up the night before and store in the fridge until ready for it.
Use a large Mug so your oats and water don't over flow while cooking

Feel free to use regular milk if you are not concerned about keeping this recipe vegan

Do not use steel cut oats as they take a very long time to cook

 

4.Whole Wheat Raisin & Banana Muffin in a Mug

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Whole Wheat Banana Muffin in a Mug – Bigger Bolder Baking


This egg free Breakfast Muffin is made with whole wheat and sweetened with natural sugars. It’s for those of us who like something sweet in the morning without ruining us for the rest of the day.

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Healthy Whole Wheat Muffins (Egg Free) Back to School
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 inch piece of banana
  • 2 teaspoons honey (maple syrup or agave)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
Instructions
  1. In a microwave safe mug mash up the banana with a fork.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredient and mix together until blended. Then stir in the raisins.
  3. Microwave for 45 seconds -1 minute or until it’s firm to the touch on top (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary).
  4. Enjoy immediately!
Notes
You can make it up the night before and store in the fridge until ready for it.
Take care not to overcook as your mug cake will get rubbery
You can substitute all purpose flour for whole wheat

 

5. Omelette in a Mug

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Omelette in a mug – Bigger Bolder Baking

Did you know you can cook perfect eggs in the microwave? Eggs are a natural fast food, inexpensive and full of protein. Add whatever little bits you have in your fridge to make a complete meal.

My mum always said if you have eggs in your fridge you can make a meal, and still to this day I have eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Omelette (vegetarian) Back to School- Breakfast in a Mug
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a microwave safe mug add eggs to mug and whisk together with a fork.
  2. Add parsley, scallions, milk, salt and pepper. Whisk until all ingredients are completely mixed together.
  3. Microwave for one minute. Stir and break up any large chunks of egg.
  4. Cook for another 45 to 60 seconds or until eggs are set.
  5. Top with a sprinkle scallions, salt and pepper and enjoy straight away.
Notes
You can make it up the night before and store in the fridge until ready for it.
Take care not to overcook as your eggs will get rubbery
serve with some toast and bob’s your uncle , you can a complete meal.
The eggs will continue cooking once out of the microwave so factor that into when you are taking them out

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239 Comments

  1. MoonlightFairy on June 12, 2018 at 2:21 am

    I have been looking for stuff to take to work for lunch, yesterday I tried the omelette which worked wonderfully. I pre mix it in an old jam jar so I can transport it, and cook it in that too 😊 today I wanted to try the pancakes, used gluten free flour, but only had self raising – so ended up with a sponge cake! Not exactly the healthy lunch I was aiming for 🤣

    • Gemma Stafford on June 12, 2018 at 2:26 am

      Hi there,
      Good for you, using your head, and reusing the jar too, a win win I say!
      Good to have you with us. I think you will survive the rare treat!
      Gemma 🙂

  2. CookingLikeClockwork on May 20, 2018 at 5:58 am

    The ommlet is perfect! I’m always on the lookout for easy single serve meals and your mug recipes have been a goldmine!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 20, 2018 at 7:42 am

      I’m thrilled to hear that. Thanks for trying out my recipe.

      Best,
      Gemma.

  3. Kathy Moore on April 28, 2018 at 8:15 am

    I make all sorts of desserts that I bring in to share at my business. Can your any of your mug recipes be microwaved in styrofoam cups?

    • Gemma Stafford on April 28, 2018 at 4:20 pm

      hum, you know Kathy maybe a dixie cup would be better but I don’t think a styrofoam cup would be good for the food.

      Hope this helps,
      Gemma.

  4. Amelia Black on March 23, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    It’s time to bring breakfast to work for a potluck. And this sweet potato hash is one of my all time favorites! I want to make it in a cupcake pan for individual servings though. How long & at what temperature would i cook it?

    • Gemma Stafford on March 24, 2018 at 3:58 am

      Hi Amelia,
      This will be perfectly possible!
      I do not know how many you need to make up, but I suggest stove top for the sweet potato, per person perhaps 1/2 small sweet potato would do it, but in a muffin pan. A cupcake pan is small, though i recent times they have morphed into one. Then 180C/350F for about 15 minutes, as the potato will be cooked.
      The other recipe which will be great for this is the pizza cupcakes, always a big hit, ca be baked and refreshed in a hot oven for 5 mins or so. (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/pizza-cupcakes/). You will be the star baker Amelia, in demand I would say!
      Gemma 🙂

      • Amelia Black on March 24, 2018 at 5:54 am

        Thanks Gemma! I will get the veggies pre chopped, then cook up the sweet potatoes while the oven is preheating, and bake it all just before work on Wednesday.

        You’re so good to always respond to our comments! I don’t know how you do it, but we appreciate it.

        • Gemma Stafford on March 24, 2018 at 9:50 am

          Thank you Amelia,
          I hope you are not making a rod for your own back? You will be on duty every week if you are not careful!
          Good plan, that should be perfect, do let us know how it all goes for you,
          Gemma 🙂

      • Amelia Black on April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

        Thanks for your help. There were 3 rows of tables & 2 rooms of food at the potluck, so i did get to bring home leftovers. But i do have a bit of a reputation for bringing something delicious & nutritious for those dieting. Anyone who knew what i brought loved it. And i got to enjoy the rest later on my own. 🙂

        • Gemma Stafford on April 22, 2018 at 5:41 am

          hi Amelia,
          WOW! that was like a street party! How interesting, a great way to meet and make friends, well done you,
          Gemma 🙂

  5. Cindy Bigsby on March 15, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    i have a special needs teen, who will be cooking soon would you think these mug meals be a good fit for her ?!

    • Gemma Stafford on March 17, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Perfect, Cindy!!!

      A few things about the mug meals:

      They are low risk because they are just a few ingredients
      Perfect for those who can’t use the oven
      single serving meal
      real food!

      Also Kids/teens get such a sense of accomplishment when they work out. I know your child will love them.
      Please keep me posted,
      Gemma.

  6. Chantese on February 6, 2018 at 6:39 am

    The peanut butter and jelly oatmeal is very good. So sweet and salty. Such a great recipe

    • Gemma Stafford on February 6, 2018 at 8:26 am

      Hi there,
      Thank you for this very kind review of this recipe, it is a goodie, and now I feel like making it too!
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Loveislife on January 18, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Hi 😀
    I want to make the blueberry pancake and I have an 1100 w Microwave
    How long do I microwave it for?
    Many thanks ! <3

    • Gemma Stafford on January 18, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Hi,
      Microwave it for the same time as I did. It will work great.

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