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Microwave Granola in a Mug

4.45 from 78 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

4.45 from 78 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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Hannah
Hannah
1 year 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. ????

Anwesha
1 year ago

This recipe is too good.
I didn’t use maple syrup instead i used honey and omitted coconut, but still it turned out to be great!!!
My mom liked it very much and i will eat it as breakfast on each vegetarian day!!

Andrea Jennyc
11 months ago

I mad this for breakfast today and was pleasantly surprised at how crispy and perfectly toasty it came out in the microwave!

Zim Sunshine
1 year ago

Fantastic!!! So easy 🙂 Thanks Gemma!

Maureen
1 year ago

My granola burned in spots before It toasted. Any suggestions?

Christina D
Christina D
1 year ago

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

Cora
Cora
9 days ago

So good!

Lauren
Lauren
1 month ago

This is a great recipe! I added a half tablespoon of ground flaxseed as well.

Lesley Purcell
Lesley Purcell
2 months ago

Just made this and it turned out great. Absolutely delicious. I had to cook it a little longer – did it in 30 second increments. Worked beautifully. Thank you Gemma for all your wonderful and practical recipes.

Stephanie
Stephanie
2 months ago

What do you do at 1am when you can’t sleep…you make microwave granola!! So easy and delicious, just stir frequently..I burnt mine a bit!!

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