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Microwave Jelly Donut in a Mug: Mugnut

4.6 from 127 votes
Learn how to make a Microwave Jelly Donut, or Mugnut, in just minutes with my simple recipe. This is a perfect snack or accompaniment to my other Mug Meals!
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!

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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?

If you like this recipe you will love my other Microwave Mug Meals like Egg MugMuffin, Mug LasagnaLoaded Baked Potato Soup in a Mug and Chocolate Pudding in a Mug.

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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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Jelly Donut in a Mug (Mugnut)

4.6 from 127 votes
Learn how to make a Microwave Jelly Donut, or Mugnut, in just minutes with my simple recipe. This is a perfect snack or accompaniment to my other Mug Meals!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Learn how to make a Microwave Jelly Donut, or Mugnut, in just minutes with my simple recipe. This is a perfect snack or accompaniment to my other Mug Meals!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (1oz/30g) Butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Strawberry jam
  • Cinnamon sugar to garnish

Instructions

  • Place butter into a microwavable mug and microwave until just melted. (roughly 20 seconds)
  • Add in the remaining ingredients; mix well with fork until just combined
  • Once the batter is mixed place the spoonful of jam down into the batter to get a jammy center
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top and enjoy straight away!

Recipe 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 Facts
Jelly Donut in a Mug (Mugnut)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 639 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 248mg83%
Sodium 1521mg66%
Carbohydrates 88g29%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 63g70%
Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Natalie
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Natalie
8 months ago

I’m a chocoholic, so I substituted the cinnamon powder with a little bit of cocoa powder and Nutella instead of the jam. My brother and me loved it so much, it came out wonderful. Thank you so much, Gemma!!

Shanya
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Shanya
2 months ago

You need to open a cafe. You could serve mug pizzas or doughnuts. I would go there every week

Shanya
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Shanya
2 months ago

My only advice is to open a cafe. Everyone would love your food you could serve mug pizza or mugnuts. To be honest I would go there like every weekend for your food.

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SuperShan
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SuperShan
4 months ago

Hi Gemma

I have a 900watt microwave how long should i put my mug in the microwave for. Also can i use a bowl instead of a mug.
love your recipes

Melissa Henderson
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Melissa Henderson
8 months ago

My daughter and I wanted a treat tonight so I decided to try your mugnut but had to do what I call fudging it, cause I was without some ingredients. I used peanut butter for the butter, applesauce for the egg and baking mix for the flour and baking powder. The flavor was great but was dense and heavy. When I make this again could I use veg. oil for the butter? Should I use less peanut butter than the amount of butter called for because of the consistency difference? I like the peanut butter and jelly flavor but am… Read more »

Vicki W
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Vicki W
10 months ago

Made 2 of these. A regular one and a gluten free and sugar free one. Used homemade strawberries Jan and topped it with whipped topping. So good!

gayathri aaron
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gayathri aaron
10 months ago

super delicious! but can i mix in peanut butter in this recipe?

Craiggy
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Craiggy
11 months ago

Gemma, I love how you are so enthusiastic about your recipes :). I tried this one out and it came out awesome. I made it with light muscovado sugar and raspberry jam since I didn’t have any strawberry. Also for those who can have milk, I subbed some oat milk but I’m sure almond milk would have worked as well. 2 minutes in my microwave did the trick. I believe mine is about 800 watts (it’s a little guy). Thank you for the wonderful recipe. I didn’t get a chance to snap a pic because my wife and I gobbled… Read more »

Racheal Nathan
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Racheal Nathan
1 year ago

I like the recipe but i haven’t made it because i can’t eat eggs do you have a substitute?

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