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The 5 Best Mug Recipes You Can Make In Minutes

With so many to choose from, why not start with the Top 5 Mug Recipes and work your way through the whole list?
All 5 of the Top 5 Mug Recipes you can make in minutes, including mug brownie, mug pizza, mug mac and cheese, mug burrito, and mug donut.

Hi Bold Bakers!

To kick off 2020, and to celebrate the launch of my ‘Gemma’s Mug Meals Mugs,‘ I thought it would be a good idea to do a video of my top 5 Best Mug Recipes You Can Make in Minutes! These mug recipes are the ones that really took the internet by storm so you won’t want to miss them! Counting down from No.5 to No.1, you might be really surprised what made the list…

5. Burrito in a Mug (Mugrito)

What’s that? You didn’t know you could make a breakfast burrito in a mug in the microwave, tortilla and all? This protein-packed mug meal is the perfect jump start to your day. Mix it up the night before and cook it off fresh in the morning. Head over to my Burrito in a Mug recipe.

A finished Breakfast Mug Burrito, in Gemma's Mug Meals Mug, with eggs, cheese, and salsa.


4. Jelly Donut in a Mug (Mugnut)

From the moment the video went out with this mug cake in it, it was an instant hit! A soft, cinnamon cake with a jammy center and coated in sugar… that sounds like a donut to me! Go check out my Jelly Donut in a Mug!

A fully baked jelly donut in a mug, topped with jam and cinnamon sugar.

3. Mac and Cheese in a Mug

Hugely popular with students, kids after school, AND anyone who just wanted an easy, hassle-free meal. Winner Winner Mac and Cheese Dinner!! See how easy it is to make my Mac and Cheese in a Mug!

Mac and Cheese, fully cooked, in a mug having been baked in the microwave.

2. Brownie in a Mug

It’s no wonder that millions of people wanted to see how they could make a homemade brownie in the microwave in minutes!

This recipe is easy to remember and can be made with basic cupboard staples. Head over to my Brownie in a Mug!

A single serving brownie made entirely in a mug, baked in the microwave.

1. Microwave Mug Pizza 

A Viral sensation straight out of the gate, this Microwave Mug Pizza made a real impression online! A simple crust, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperonis make up the layers of this hugely popular mug meal. What more do you want from a pizza??!!! Head over now to Microwave Mug Pizza

A single serving pizza made in the microwave and baked in a mug, topped with cheese and pepperonis.

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Liz Gaskill
Liz Gaskill
9 months ago

Hi Gemma,
Fell in love with your recipes, so I bought your cookbook. And the book is great, but I was really after all your mug recipes. You said that you have 100 mug recipes…I got 3 in the book. Sooooo, When are you going to come out with a Cook Book, with just mug recipes? I will be first in line to buy it.
Have a Great Day!
Liz Gaskill

1 year ago

Gemma, how can I get rid of the strip down the side, saying, tips, share etc. It covers what I am trying to read

8 months ago

I tried some of you mug recipes I loved them.

Silvia Sandino
8 months ago

After reading all the comments, yesterday I did the brownie, but differently. I did it with butter instead of oil, I did it with dark chocolate instead of cocoa powder (I only had dark chocolate), I put milk instead of water and I put half an egg. I recommend it like that 1000%!!

12 days ago

You baking recipe it’s really amazing and mind-blowing, i will really try my next day….

Iron Man
4 months ago

Hi Gemma! Are these dishes properly cooked, because it’s only microwaved for a minute or two?

4 months ago

Hi Gemma, I going to try your granola breakfast in the microwave and it looks so good. All of your recipes look amazing, but i just do not have time to make them and i am going to finally make one.
Have a wonderful day.

8 months ago

Hi Gemma!
I was wondering if you could do a mug & spork giveaway.

8 months ago

how can i make them in oven?

8 months ago

Gemma,how can I go about buying your mug and spork set?I live in alberta canada would it cost me more than $9.99 to buy your mug and spork set?

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