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Jelly Donut in a Mug (MugNut) : Move over Cronut, step aside Duffin, there's a new nut in town: a Mugnut to be exact, or a Jelly Donut made in a mug. And it’s INCREDIBLE!

Microwave Jelly Donut in a Mug: Mugnut (Microwave Mug Meals)

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Move over Cronut, step aside Duffin, there’s a new nut in town: a Mugnut to be exact, or a Microwave Jelly Donut made in a mug. We are stepping up our Mug game and taking on the traditional donut at the same time.

This is a donut that can be mixed up in less than five minutes, cooked in one minute with no need for a fryer, and it tastes like a donut!!!! What is not to love about that?

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Feeling that 3 o’clock slump? A Mugnut is the perfect pick me up and just tastes 5 minutes from start to finish.

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This Mugnut is the perfect little single serving donut all for you.

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I just love the donut’s texture, and the cinnamon and jam go so well together.

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4.8 from 50 reviews
Jelly Donut in a Mug (Mugnut)
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons (1oz/30g) Butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Strawberry jam
  • Cinnamon sugar to garnish
Instructions
  1. Place butter into a microwavable mug and microwave until just melted. (roughly 20 seconds)
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients; mix well with fork until just combined
  3. Once the batter is mixed place the spoonful of jam down into the batter to get a jammy center
  4. Microwave for 45 seconds or until is firm on top. (Cooking time is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary) Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t over flow or over cook.
  5. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top and enjoy straight away!
Notes
They can be mixed up in advance for an even speedier meal
Cooking time will vary depending on your microwave and the width and depth of the mug

You can replace the egg with 2 tablespoons of banana or apple sauce
You can bake them in the oven at 350oF (180oC) for roughly 10-12 minutes. However every mug is different so I advise checking on it after 10 and then make a call.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 639 Fat: 28g Saturated fat: 16g Unsaturated fat: 2g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 88g Sugar: 63g Sodium: 1521mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 10g Cholesterol: 248mg

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288 Comments

  1. Catherine on June 4, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    I make mugnuts for me and my sister almost every Friday night! We just love them.

    • Gemma Stafford on June 5, 2018 at 2:33 am

      Hi Catherine,
      Thank you for this lovely review. You are clearly a lovely sister, well done on both counts!
      Gemma 😉

  2. Grace on June 4, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Gemma!
    I am really looking forward to making this!
    If I were to make this in a silicone doughnut mold that makes six, how much time should I add?
    Best,
    Grace

    • Gemma Stafford on June 5, 2018 at 3:48 am

      Hi Grace,
      Good question!
      Really it depends on the technology of your microwave, the wattage and how the waves are distributed too. I would start at three minutes, then check them. Depending on your oven you may need to alter the position of the pan. Check after every minute, when they feel firm to the touch they are done. The biggest issue will be over baking. They will continue to bake in residual heat when removed from the microwave. Try it!
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Scott on May 31, 2018 at 2:49 am

    HI

    Do you have a vegetarian replacement for the egg yolk? I also assume that i can directly replace the milk with soy/almond or rice milk or should I adjust those ratio.

    Kind Regards,
    Scott

    • Gemma Stafford on May 31, 2018 at 6:19 am

      Hi Scoot,

      Have you seem my chart

      This will help you a lot.

      Best,
      Gemma.

  4. Ela B on April 24, 2018 at 1:43 am

    Hi, Gemma! I love watching your videos and I made this recipe but instead of jam I put homemade caramel sauce on top. It turned out great.

    • Gemma Stafford on April 26, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      I’m thrilled to hear that!!

      Thank you for being apart of the community 🙂
      Gemma.

  5. Nicole Ghandour on April 21, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Hi Gemma
    This recipe is amazing 😍, it’s been a while since I haven’t commented anything. I left the cinnamon out because we didn’t have any and I hate the taste of cinnamon. To be honest, I was scared at first because this recipe contains eggs and my mug cakes never work when there’s egg, but this one turned out amazing and fluffy😍😍. Again thanks for this recipe

    • Gemma Stafford on April 22, 2018 at 2:56 am

      hi Nicole,
      good to hear from you! I am happy that you tried this recipe, and that you had a success with it too, well done,
      Gemma 🙂

  6. hawksl on April 4, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    This is another mug recipe that my classes chose to make, and another recipe hit out of the park!! Thank you Gemma!

    • Gemma Stafford on April 7, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      aw I’m delighted to hear that 🙂

      Gemma.

  7. Jes on February 27, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    So much yum! Light and fluffy!! Not at all like others I’ve tasted that are terribly dense when done. I’d personally reduce the sugar next time, but this is amazing!!

    • Gemma Stafford on February 28, 2018 at 4:36 am

      Hi Jes,
      Thank you, I am happy that you liked this recipe, and for your review.
      Carry on Baking Boldly!
      Gemma 🙂

  8. Esme on February 26, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    I put Nutella instead of jam and it was the best thing I had ever tasted

    • Gemma Stafford on February 27, 2018 at 4:08 am

      Esme, you are a woman after my own heart!
      Gemma 🙂

  9. Laura on February 12, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Way too fluffy and dry for it to be donut-like. It tasted like a cinnamon cake with a jam surprise in the middle, again not very donut like. Tastes nice, but the texture put me off a little, the only moistness came from the jam and that only reached the center of the mug. I’d give this 3.5 stars if the site would let me but I guess 3 will have to do. If this was described as a cinnamon cake I’d probably rate it higher, but I came expecting donuts and I don’t know if that’s what I got.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 13, 2018 at 10:26 am

      Hi Laura,
      Ah! I am sorry to hear this, it is always sad when something does not meet our expectations.
      We are always trying to give the flavor of a bake, in a jiffy, but it cannot really be a donut baked as it is. you have tried it now, and you can adjust it to suit your own taste. you can also try this recipe (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/no-knead-donuts/). This is a no fry one too, but it could be fried, and therefore more traditional.
      Thank you for taking the trouble to review this recipe, I am adding on the 1/2 in my head!
      Gemma 🙂

  10. Jessica Yeomans on February 6, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Just scrolled through your 100 mug recipes looking for a quick little sweet treat and picked this and OMG am I ever glad! This was SO good! Light and fluffy, absolútely perfect! My jam was super hot though so next time I may just plop some on top when it’s done 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on February 7, 2018 at 5:11 am

      Hi Jessica,
      Thank you for this kind review. Yes, the activity of the microwaves on the sugars does make jam really hot in this bake, so it needs to stand, or great suggestion, add it later. Particularly important for children, thank you,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Reja on February 7, 2018 at 11:10 am

        I tried this and i was nervous at first because i love to bake but I’m not the best at it, then i realized i have no flour left! I was determined to make this and replaced it with oats and oh my word its amazing! I replaced jam with nutella and i adore your mug recipes!!

        • Gemma Stafford on February 8, 2018 at 4:24 am

          Hi Reja,
          I am really delighted to hear this, it is a common question here, replacing the wheat flour with oat, and I have not tried it, so I am really happy to have your experience, thank you,
          Gemma 🙂

    • Lauren on February 7, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      Is the nutritional information correct?

      16 grams sat fat
      63 grams sugar

      The recipe ingredients don’t seem to justify those numbers. Two tbs of sugar isn’t much and except for the jam, no sugar content. I’d use Splenda and sugar free jam. But the sat fat for a little butter? M

      • Gemma Stafford on February 8, 2018 at 2:24 am

        Hi Lauren,
        I had a quick look back at this, it does seem high, I will take a closer look and correct it.
        at a quick glance I think the overall calorie count should read about 480.
        Thank you for pointing this out. The saturated fats in 1oz of butter is however 14g.
        Gemma 🙂

  11. Linda R on October 23, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Amazing, delicious and FUN! Thank you, this is awesome for my small family, especially for a lazy weekend. Do you plan on a cookbook anytime soon?

    • Gemma Stafford on October 24, 2017 at 2:03 am

      Hi Linda,
      The cookbook is almost cooked! I know, a long time coming, just such a long process, and needs so much attention, a big learning curve. I hope to have it early 2018.
      Thank you for your kind comments, and for being here with us,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Linda R on October 24, 2017 at 9:43 am

        Awesome! I can’t wait!

      • Terry on January 26, 2018 at 11:30 am

        This was an easy and quik breakfast on the way out the door. I will make it again.

        • Gemma Stafford on January 27, 2018 at 3:36 pm

          Really glad you liked it 🙂

          Gemma.

  12. SheNiteOwl on October 22, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Fresh donuts made in the microwave? Surprisingly this Mug Donut was light textured and delicious. I made the batter and then cooked it a couple of hours later. Did not have jelly so topped it with lemon curd. You are a Mug Recipe Genius!

    • Gemma Stafford on October 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      Well I’m delighted to hear that. Keep up the great baking.

      Gemma.

  13. Kristine Snell Hendrickson on September 18, 2017 at 4:27 am

    This is so good.

    • Kathleen Allen on September 19, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      639 calories?

  14. Kathryn on September 12, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I love the name for this one! Mugnut!
    This one turned out really well. A great way to use up the half-dead jars of jelly in the house.

    • Gemma Stafford on September 12, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      Have you tried the mug pizza yet, Kathryn? It is one of my favorites 🙂

  15. SofiaRosso on September 11, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    An essential for every girl’s night!! We all love it so much!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 11, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      I’m delighted to hear that Sofia 🙂

      Gemma.

  16. Sancha on September 11, 2017 at 7:27 am

    A quick, simple and tasty treat!!!!

  17. Dalal Isaac on September 9, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I LOVE this recipe! Although I don’t like donuts, but this one became my favorite.
    Thank you so much Jemma 😘

  18. Hannah Oh on September 9, 2017 at 10:54 am

    This was super original and fun to make!

  19. vika on August 30, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I made the mugnut, and i forgot to take the egg whites out…?is that ok

    • Gemma Stafford on August 31, 2017 at 12:52 am

      Hi Vika,
      sure it is, it will be a little richer, that is all. well done!
      Gemma 😉

    • Dalal Isaac on September 9, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Hello! I always use the whole egg it is totally fine and the results are pretty good. 😊

  20. Elisa Menezes on July 24, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Done it. Donut. Love it!!!! Easy and tasty!!!

  21. Rita on June 25, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Do I have to cook this recipe in microwave with convection or my regular goto microwave oven is enough?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 27, 2017 at 9:43 am

      I’m sure it will work great. Just judge your mug cake and cook it another 10-20 seconds if you feel it needs it. 🙂

  22. Charlotte Nelson on June 1, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I was simply yummy thank you so so much gemma

    • Gemma Stafford on June 2, 2017 at 3:16 am

      Yea! I am happy to hear this Charlotte,
      Gemma 🙂

  23. brinda29 on May 23, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Hi Gemma,
    I tried this recipe but i microwaved it a bit too long probably which is why there was a melted jam layer on top. Nonetheless it tasted great and i called it a jam cake! Have uploaded the image… the one with a red layer of jam on top.
    Brinda

    • Gemma Stafford on May 23, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      Hi Brinda,

      Thanks so much for sharing your picture. Mine did the same thing and the jam came out through the top. 🙂

      Keep them coming, they are great.

      Gemma.

  24. Carrie on May 18, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Great but I didn’t read through the directions and initially mixed the jam in with ‘add all the ingredients’. But I just took it out and put it in the middle and it tasted delicious!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 19, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      lol I’m always doing that.

      Glad it taste good though 🙂

  25. daedae043 on May 13, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    do i have to use baking powder

    • Gemma Stafford on May 14, 2017 at 2:54 am

      hi there,
      You will need to use some raising agent, or else use self raising flour, which will have the raising agent already in there!
      Gemma 🙂

  26. lila on April 30, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I just wanted to know, if I used an egg with the egg whites, would it still work? Just curious.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 1, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Hi there,
      Yes, but it would be too much egg for the recipe. Egg yolk adds richness. Egg white adds volume. it is a different reaction,
      Gemma 🙂

  27. Zoe on March 27, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    I make this at least 2 or 3 times a month and it has never failed me – so good!

    • Gemma Stafford on March 27, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      right on!! thats great to hear 🙂

  28. ginagirlio on March 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    This came out really yummy! I added 1/4 tsp vanilla and left out the cinnamon for a true jelly donut experience. I used strawberry jam in mine and sprinkled powdered sugar on top. I mixed mine in a separate bowl and cooked it in a 6 ounce ramekin. I cooked it for about 1:30 and stopped it every 30 seconds to keep it from over flowing on the top. The jam did bubble up through the top of the cake, but it stayed in the middle and didn’t affect the taste at all. I ate half and saved the rest for tomorrow. It’s yummy with a nice cup of coffee. I think next time I will cook it in two separate ramekins or something taller to keep it from over flowing. The taste is delicious and I included a pic. It’s the one with the white ramekin and powdered sugar on top.

    • Gemma Stafford on March 22, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Hi Gina,
      That was an operation, well done you!
      If you have a slightly wider dish it will bake well for you too, but I am happy with your lovely description,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Gina on March 22, 2017 at 11:51 am

        Thanks Gemma! Yes, I did go through the trouble of mixing it in a separate bowl because I wasn’t sure if I was going to cook it in two separate dishes or put it all into one. Either way, the recipe is delicious and makes a yummy cake. I can’t wait to try different fillings, and toppings. It will be fun learning which mug or dish works best for me. Thank you for all that you do and all of the amazing recipes you share,
        Gina ?

        • Gemma Stafford on March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

          good for you Gina, i love to hear that you are making these your own,
          Gemma 🙂

  29. Mary! on March 20, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I’m making this right now for my dad’s birthday!

    • Gemma Stafford on March 21, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Ah lucky Dad, good job you Mary,
      Gemma 🙂

  30. Mary! on March 19, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I love this recipe! I made it when I was bored, and it tasted great! I love all of your recipes, as they are simple, yet tasty. Like you said, they only take a few minutes to make!

    • Gemma Stafford on March 20, 2017 at 3:13 am

      hi Mary,
      No need to be bored when we are here, waiting to entertain you, lol!
      I am happy that you tried this, thank you for being with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  31. Tinamaria on March 16, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Mugnut hmmmmm so delicious who would have thought, made this for afternoon tea and my daughter made the churro in a mug – she absolutely loves it.. thank you so much for providing us with such simple and easy to make recipes.

    • Gemma Stafford on March 17, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      That is great, thank you for letting me know, good to have oyu and your daughter with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  32. sammi on February 26, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Thank you so much for this recipe <3 i haven't been able to enjoy a donut in years because i have dairy/gluten allergies and every recipe i found just made way too many or was too much messing about just for me to eat them. i just subbed the butter with nuttalex and the milk with rice milk and of course gluten free flour and it was amazingly fluffy and tasted just like a donut it was soooo good and addictive. My partner laughed at me because i had it all eaten in a matter of moments.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 26, 2017 at 6:02 am

      Hi there,
      Good for you, that is the idea. Sometimes we just have to make things work for us, and it sounds like you really managed this, well done,
      Gemma 🙂

  33. Lizzy mari on February 15, 2017 at 1:32 am

    Hi Gemma,
    I made this recipe already 4 times and all turned out great! Do you maybe have a idea for what the egg white could be used? It would bei a shame to always throw it away. Love your recipes and keep on doing them!

    • Gemma Stafford on February 15, 2017 at 2:24 am

      Hi there, i sure do know what to do with egg white. I save these in a small sandwich bag and put them in my freezer. then i use them for meringues/pavlova etc. You can also use these for macaron/macaroons. If you put one per little bag you will know how many you have per recipe, and they defrost really well and whip up great too! chrck out the meringue roulade and chocolate pavlova here on the website,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Maddi on September 1, 2017 at 8:18 pm

        This was sooooo delicious. I have tried many mug recipes but I think this one is my favorite!!!! Thank you for this awesome recipe!

        • Gemma Stafford on September 2, 2017 at 9:34 am

          I’m really happy to hear that Maddi!! Make sure you get my ebook for free so you have all of the recipes in one spot 🙂

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