Mug Cakes & Meals

Microwave Jelly Donut in a Mug: Mugnut

4.69 from 308 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)

4.69 from 308 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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Jon
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Jon
1 month ago

Absolutely AMAZING, highly recommended,

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!!

Leonie
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Leonie
3 months ago

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

Holly
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Holly
3 months 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!

Geneva H
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Geneva H
4 months ago

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

Nadinger
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Nadinger
3 months 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
3 months 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!

Amy
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Amy
5 months ago

YUM!!!!! Thank you.

DarleneS
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DarleneS
4 months ago

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

Tina Conway
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Tina Conway
3 months ago

My 6 year old asked for a peanut butter jelly sandwich for a snack and I remembered this recipe I’ve been wanting to try.
I also have an 8 year old so we made 1 regular mugnut and one with half jam/ half peanut butter and they’re both delicious 🙂
Thanks for the wonderful addition to our lineup of quick and kid-friendly snacks to keep things fun and interesting!
Also thank you for leaving up the nutrition table. A good reminder to enjoy these treats in moderation!!

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