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Microwave Jelly Donut in a Mug: Mugnut

4.66 from 186 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!

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’s 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.

And for the first time, you’ll find the nutritional values, calories, and Weight Watchers Points for each Mug Meal with the printable recipes on each of the recipe pages.

A mugnut is a donut, or doughnut, made in entirely in a mug, topped with cinnamon sugar and jelly.

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

A mugnut is a donut, or doughnut, made in entirely in a mug, topped with cinnamon sugar and jelly. One of the Top Mug Recipes.

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

The top view of the mug donut showing the jam and texture.

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

What a bite of the mug donut, or mugnut, looks like, showing texture.

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Jelly Donut in a Mug (Mugnut)

4.66 from 186 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 a 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 it 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 overflow or overcook.
  • 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 350°F (180°C) 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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Holly
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Holly
3 days ago

I am obsessed with this recipe me and my family are hooked!! we can’t stop making it!! What is your favourite mug cake because I would love to try it out and see what my family thinks of it!! all of the recipes I have tried so far of yours are AMAZING (this one definitely has t be my favourite though) Do you think that I could change the jam for something else?? if so what are your recommendations!

Happy_Cupcake15
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Happy_Cupcake15
26 days ago

I loved this recipe!! I even tweeked it and added blueberries!!

Amy
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Amy
2 months ago

YUM!!!!! Thank you.

Natalie
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Natalie
1 year 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!!

Nadia
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Nadia
2 days ago

Hello! Here you have a new follower in Germany. I loved this mug cake. Even though I’d changed it a bit. I don’t like leftover white, so i put the whole egg. Instead of normal flour, i used spelled flour and xylitol instead of sugar….
The result was super yummi!!! Thank you so much!

Muse
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Muse
2 days ago

I make the mug pizza and mug doughnut every day! My co-workers think the mug pizza is the coolest thing they have ever seen. They also love the smell of the breakroom when I cook it!

Leonie
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Leonie
4 days ago

Hi Gemma, i accidently put whole egg in and i also use apricot jam ……. Wow wow wow. Winner, thanks Leonie from South Africa

DarleneS
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DarleneS
27 days ago

What size mug is the best size for all your mug cakes?

Rohan D
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Rohan D
30 days ago

Hey Gemma,
What can I use as an alternative for the egg yolk in this recipe. Thank you.

Christine Schmidt
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Christine Schmidt
1 month ago

I adapted this to gluten and dairy free for my two children who have special diets, by using brown rice flour, almond milk, and canola oil. They turned out perfectly! This is perfect for a quick easy treat for my special diet children when the other kids get to have more readily available treats containing gluten and dairy. These are so quick and easy and no one gets left out!
(Sorry if this is my second review on this recipe, I tried yesterday but I don’t think it went through. )

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