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Microwave Granola in a Mug

4.4 from 48 votes
Learn how to make Microwave Granola with results as good or better than baked. And you can make this Mug Granola into a fast, healthy breakfast!
Microwave Granola in a Mug- crispy and toasted just like baked granola. you won’t believe it came from the microwave (gluten free, dairy free, Vegan)

Hi Bold Bakers!

Did you know you can make toasty, crunchy Microwave Granola? Well, you can and it is incredible.

You won’t believe that it comes out of the microwave crunchy, just like baked granola but without the wait and wash up. Just mix it in one mug in minutes, pop it into the microwave and you’re done! It is real food made fast in your microwave.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so that’s why you want to fuel yourself with good ingredients that give you energy until lunch time. This granola is dairy free, gluten free and suitable for vegans. 

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This Microwave Granola in a Mug recipe is totally customizable so add any fruit or nuts you like. If you don’t like coconut then replace it with a seed or nut.

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To save you even more time, mix up your granola the night before and then the next day pop it in the microwave and enjoy

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Microwave Granola in a Mug

4.4 from 48 votes
Learn how to make Microwave Granola with results as good or better than baked. And you can make this Mug Granola into a fast, healthy breakfast!
Author: adapted the recipe from powerhungry.com
Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Learn how to make Microwave Granola with results as good or better than baked. And you can make this Mug Granola into a fast, healthy breakfast!
Author: adapted the recipe from powerhungry.com
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (honey or agave)
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • teaspoons salt*
  • 4 ½ tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon dessicated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon pecans , chopped

Instructions

  • In the large microwave safe mug, mix the maple syrup, water, oil, salt, oats and nuts until blended.
  • Microwave for 1 minutes 30 seconds and stir, making sure to stir up any syrup on the bottom of the mug. (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  • Microwave for 1 minutes longer or until oats are golden brown. You will see them getting golden in color and starting to toast up. Be careful it doesn’t get too hot as it can burn.
  • Let it stand for 2 to 3 minutes to cool before eating. If you have extra store in an airtight container for 5 days.

Recipe Notes

Cooking time will vary greatly depending on your microwave and the width and depth of the mug. The mugs I use are small, roughly 6oz (¾ /1 cup)
Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t over flow or over cook.
Add 1 chopped tablespoon of dried fruit once microwaved (e.g., raisins, apricots, cranberries)
⅛ teaspoon is simply a ½ of a ¼ teaspoon
Nutrition Facts
Microwave Granola in a Mug
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 261
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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LazyCook
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LazyCook
19 days ago

Hi Gemma
This looks great!
Do you think you could you potentially quadruple this and make a large batch and help yourself to it over a few days?

Christina D
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Christina D
2 months ago

I made both the pizza mug and the granola! Yum!

jennnn25
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jennnn25
2 months ago

hey what can i use instead of maple syrup ?

we dont get it here that easily its not common..

Hannah
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Hannah
4 months ago

I was skeptical at first but the positive reviews gave me hope. The granola was a complete success, I did the full 2:30 but I stirred it every 30 secs and tossed in some dried mixed berries for the last 30. Totally delicious but no time for pics since I’m literally eating it as I type. ????

Kathie
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Kathie
5 months ago

In my 1200w microwave it complete turned black at the beginning of the second one minute cooking time in the recipe. I couldn’t tell it was done at the end of the first 1-1/2 cooking time. Disappointing.

Shruti101
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Shruti101
9 months ago

This is the first recipe I tried from here…It turned out delicious and healthy. I’ve noted down many other microwave mug recipes for breakfast, lunch and snacks. So quick and easy to make. No more boring food everyday. 🙂

Yoshi725
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Yoshi725
11 months ago

First microwave recipe I’ve tested from your e-cookbook and it worked perfectly, well almost. I added dried fruit, which I don’t recommend until the last 30 sec. otherwise they will burn. It was crunchy and done in 2 mins, I make homemade granola every two weeks, since we eat it for breakfast or as a snack. This will be my go to when I run out and don’t feel like making a full recipe. Thanks, and keep those mug meals coming as my 15 year old will be testing these out while on Christmas holiday. Both to learn how to… Read more »

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Gloria Alkins
1 year ago

And I used flaked almonds. Fabulous!!!!

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Gloria Alkins
1 year ago

Sorry! No photo as it’s already in my stomach but let me tell ya: AMAZING!!!! The look, the texture, the aroma, the taste, the simplicity-game-changing cuisine! I used coconut oil and threw in a few raisins at the end. Yogurt was a great addition as would be most fruit. Thank you, Gemma!

Member
1 year ago

Hi Gemma ????
Can I use quick cooking white oats for this? Also can I make this in a bowl? The quick cooking oats are smaller and finer so I’m afraid it won’t work.

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