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Hi Bold Bakers!

Besides Dessert, Breakfast is another important meal of the day.

I strive to make my life (and yours) easier, and still with great results. To add to my easy and popular 1 Minute Microwave recipes, I’m showing you how to take breakfast to another level with 3 BIG & BOLD microwave mug breakfasts: a Blueberry Muffin, Cinnamon Roll Cake and Chocolate French Toast!! Plus, get a BONUS video recipe for an Apple Pie Oatmeal created first for www.BiggerBolderBaking.com. So let’s get microwaving!

 

Blueberry Muffin in a Mug with Streusel Topping

Just like a freshly baked muffin, this muffin is light and fluffy in texture yet made so simply. Adding the streusel is a must because just like muffins it creates a lovely, sugary and crispy layer on top. It’s just delicious!

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4.8 from 23 reviews
Blueberry Muffin Mug cake with Streusel Topping
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon* baking powder
  • 1/16 teaspoon* baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon blueberries, fresh or frozen

  • Streusel topping
  • 1 tablespoon (½ oz/15g) butter, cold
  • 1½ tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1½ tablespoons brown sugar*
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a microwave safe mug mix together the first 6 ingredients until smooth.
  2. Mix in the blueberries.
  3. In a small bowl, rub together the streusel ingredients with a fork until butter pieces resemble bread crumbs.
  4. Sprinkle streusel on top of muffin batter, spreading out evenly across the surface.
  5. Microwave for 1 minute or until it is firm to the touch on top (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary).
  6. Enjoy immediately!
Notes
Brown sugar can replaced with white if needed

⅛ teaspoon is simply a ½ of a ¼ teaspoon
1/16 teaspoon is simply a ¼ of a ¼ teaspoon

 

Cinnamon Roll in a Mug 

This Cinnamon Roll in a mug takes all the ingredients you love from a traditional cinnamon roll like cinnamon and cream cheese and combines it in this simple mug cake with a lot less mess. When you need that quick cinnamon fix, this cake is a must for your repertoire.

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4.8 from 23 reviews
Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake (made in 3 minutes!)
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce*
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

  • Cream Cheese Icing
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a microwave safe mug then whisk together with a fork until combined and smooth.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute or until it’s firm to the touch on top. If it is not fully cooked microwave for an additional 15 seconds. (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  3. Cream Cheese Icing: mix all of the ingredients together until smooth.
  4. Serve warm topped with cream cheese icing.
  5. Enjoy immediately!
Notes
Applesauce: you can replace apple sauce with the sauce amount of mashed banana

Brown sugar: can be replaced with white if needed

 

French Toast in A Mug

French toast is an incredibly easy breakfast. I love it because it uses ingredients you nearly always have on hand. And now you can make it even faster with less mess and wash up. 🙂 You can add whatever you like to your French Toast or just keep it plain Vanilla. I’ll show you how I make it BIG & BOLD with some lovely chocolate.

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4.8 from 23 reviews
French Toast in a mug
 
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Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons white bread, buttered and cubed
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon of chocolate chunks
Instructions
  1. In a microwave safe mug, mix together the egg, milk and syrup until combined
  2. Add the bread to the mug and press it down so they are submerged within the liquid
  3. Add the chocolate chips to the mug and give a little stir to incorporate them in the mixture. Let it stand for 5 minutes for the bread to soak up the custard.
  4. Microwave for roughly 1-1½ minutes. I suggest checking it after 1 minute and go from there. The timing is based on my 1200W microwave so yours might vary.
  5. Serve with whipped cream on top and enjoy warm

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263 Comments

  1. Alisandra Parmenter on November 18, 2017 at 8:34 am

    I tried making the French Toast but it came loose from the cup and feel out of the dish.

    • Gemma Stafford on November 18, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Hi Alisandra,

      aw man, it fell out? That is very weird… I don’t know why that would happen.

  2. Chiqui on October 17, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Hi Miss Gemma,
    Got my mug recipes ebook recently and i showed it to my daughter. Funny she’s like “ows? really mama she sent this to you? Is this your first time your idol emailed you a book?” that really made me laugh. Then she remembered she saw the piles of recipe booklets and cook books i have collected all these years. Now she and my hubby have their fave mug recipes that they make me cook for bfast. I made a little twist with banana bread mug recipe though and made it into muffins instead 🙂
    My never ending thanks to you and your BBB show! Im definitely learning! 🙂
    -chiqui-

    • Gemma Stafford on October 18, 2017 at 2:31 am

      Hi Chiqui,
      Haha, another big smile today for me, yes, I feel for you, lots of cookery books, to read, but no intention to bake.
      Now you are going at it, and I am happy that you are doing it here with us.
      Carry on baking,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Tait on October 3, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Gemma
    The recipe states that you need 5 tabelspoons of cubed bread.
    would that be about 2 slices? Its hard to measure cubed bread in tablespoons.
    Thanks!

    • Gemma Stafford on October 4, 2017 at 2:06 am

      Hi Tait,
      Yes, you are right, it is hard to measure some foods in tablespoons. I would say you are about right, depending on the thickness of the slice.
      About 2oz in weight should do it,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Grace Wijaya on September 9, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Great mug cake recipe for breakfast. I always making this at least once a week. Thank you so much Gemma. You save my morning 😊

    • Gemma Stafford on September 10, 2017 at 5:44 am

      Hi Grace,
      Thank you for taking the time to review this, I appreciate it,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Megagirl0704 on August 15, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I replaced the milk with whipped cream, and the blueberries with matcha powder and it tastes amazing

    • Gemma Stafford on August 16, 2017 at 1:14 am

      Wow!
      That is a whole new recipe, thank you for letting us know,
      Gemma 🙂

  6. megagirl on June 23, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Smooth, velvety……This blueberry muffin is amazing!!!

    • Gemma Stafford on June 23, 2017 at 11:51 am

      yay!! I’m delighted to hear that 🙂

      • Naima on July 14, 2017 at 10:16 pm

        I made French toast today for breakfast its heavenly.

        • Gemma Stafford on July 15, 2017 at 2:34 am

          Well done Naima, that is a great start to the day,
          Gemma 🙂

  7. Chocolate dreams on June 17, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I recently discovered your wonderful recipes in a mug! Tried the blueberry muffin followed it carefully, but its was more sticky in inside. But gosh it’s delicious! What do you think I forgot?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 19, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Hi there,
      I think it was to do with either timing, or the shape of the mug. These recipes bake best in a wide mug/cup. This is because of the way microwaves distribute the energy in the food. I use a 6 – 8oz cup/mug, so not too large. A large ramekin will work for you too. Hope this is of help,
      Gemma 🙂

  8. Concernadian on May 29, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Hi, Gemma.
    I recently discovered your mug recipes. Living in a hostel with not much to work with except a microwave at hand, these mug recipes are absolutely perfect! It is like rubbing the mug and making any dish of your choice appear before you within minutes. They go perfectly with your milkshake recipes. I would love to see smoothie recipes with lots and lots of fruits. Thanks for sharing your recipes and keep coming up with new ones!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 30, 2017 at 3:32 am

      Ah! that is so nice to hear. There are so many people now with limited cooking facilities, students as an example, and i know that these are a great help for all of you.
      i am happy that you are enjoying these recipes, lots more to come!
      Gemma 🙂

  9. Anonymous on May 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    I made the French toast and it was great, however I was left with a large amount of cooked egg in the bottom? How did this happen?
    Thanks for responding,
    A

    • Gemma Stafford on May 19, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      Thats just because it didn’t all soak up into the bread. Next time let it sit for 20 minutes and soak, then microwave 🙂

    • DessertLover12 on May 22, 2017 at 8:22 am

      Hi Gemma
      So I tried the mug muffin but it turned out more like a panacake it tasted great though

      • Gemma Stafford on May 22, 2017 at 1:55 pm

        I’m delighted it tastes great :). Thanks for trying my recipes.

        Gemma.

  10. Dawn on May 10, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Can these breakfast mugs be made the night before?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 10, 2017 at 8:29 am

      Hi Dawn,
      Yes! mostly they can. Raising agents are best when wetted and baked, but mostly they will be good. I suggest getting the dry ingredients organized, then just adding the wet before you bake,
      Gemma 🙂

  11. Ceilidh on March 18, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Mine turned out mushy and I had a watery liquid at the bottom. Where did I go wrong?

    • Gemma Stafford on March 19, 2017 at 4:34 am

      Hi there,
      Which recipe? It sounds like you did not cook it enough, but I would need to know which recipe,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Ceilidh on March 22, 2017 at 2:14 am

        Hi again,
        I made the French toast. I cooked it for the time the recipe said and it wasn’t cooked. I cooked it a little bit more (20 seconds or so) and it seemed like the egg was cooked but the bread was mushy.

        • Gemma Stafford on March 22, 2017 at 10:03 am

          Ah, now i get it!
          I am thinking this has something to do with the shape of your cup/mug.
          These recipes work best in a wide cup, the heat distributes better.
          If you allow the cake to stand for about a minute at the end of the cooking time, the heat will distribute, and the food will cook evenly.
          If this was your first effort, well done. Baking takes practice, it is a learning curve,
          Gemma 🙂

  12. skhan on February 5, 2017 at 8:37 am

    I made the French toast for my wife and she loved it. Thanks for these recipes, it makes cooking easy for persons like my self who are novices in the kitchen. Great site. Thanks.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 6, 2017 at 1:17 am

      Hi there,
      How kind you are cooking for your wife, you know what they say “happy wife, happy life”! You have found the secret 🙂
      Gemma

  13. Asl on January 23, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Hi Gemma, I made the blueberry muffins (I used only 1/8 tsp of baking powder and no baking soda) and it turned out great! One thing was it tasted more of a wet and moist cake rather than a bakery dried muffin. The texture was kind of mushy…I suppose that’s normal? Anyhow, it was still delicious without the struessel topping. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on January 24, 2017 at 8:50 am

      That is great! I am happy this worked for you,
      Next time follow the recipe exactly, when you change the ingredients you change the results. Well dome though!
      Gemma 🙂

  14. Ashley on January 23, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Hi Gemma, I just tried the blueberry muffin recipe and it came out great! However, it tasted kind of mushy..more like a wet and moist cake than a bakery baked muffin. I didn’t add the streusel topping but it was still delicious! Love how there’s no egg and how easy it is! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on January 25, 2017 at 5:27 am

      Hi Ashley, I think I responded to this one yesterday, but in case I did not here goes!
      I am wondering about two things.
      1. the shape of your cup/mug. This matters because of the way microwave heat is distributed. A wide vessel works better than a tall narrow one.
      2. The time of baking. I say press the top of the cake a few times during baking, when it feels firm to the touch, it is baked. Also allow to stand for at least the baking time to allow the heat to distribute.
      Happy baking, try it again,
      Gemma 🙂

  15. Rory on November 12, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I tried the blueberry muffin this morning, it tasted great but the muffin was very dry in some places and partly done in others. I was wondering if it was my fantastically terrible mixing skills or if there was something else I was doing wrong?

    • Gemma Stafford on November 13, 2016 at 7:47 am

      Hi Rory, it may have been slightly over-baked! Because of the way microwaves bake the heat continues to distribute after you remove it from the oven. Actually this is true of all baking really! So, next time slightly under-bake it, then allow to stand, for about 1 minute, cover if you like, I think this will help, Gemma 🙂

  16. theScilla24 on November 6, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Hello! I want to make these but my microwave ins’t so great and cooks mug meals pretty bad.
    What temp should I use if I bake it?
    Thanks!

  17. Mahalakshmi on October 30, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Can i replace the vegetable oil with sunflower oil in the blueberry muffin? I simply love your mug recipes. They are fab! I have tried the Brownie in a mug and it turned out great!

    • Gemma Stafford on October 31, 2016 at 3:59 am

      Hi there, yes, it is relatively flavorless and a good oil too, go for it! 🙂

  18. Lindsey on September 3, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Thank you so much for all these amazing mug recipes! They are perfect for a college student like myself, especially when I need a little treat. Thanks Gemma!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 4, 2016 at 5:19 am

      That is the general idea Lindsey! I am happy to have you with us 🙂

  19. Freddie on August 17, 2016 at 4:53 am

    Hi Gemma! I absolutely love the cinnamon roll cake, and I made it again (for probably the tenth time haha) this morning. I won’t lie, I’m not the hugest cinnamon fan, so I replaced a quarter teaspoon of it for a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg. It takes the cake to the next level! I’m definitely sticking with that version from now on. Next time I also think I’ll try to replace some of the flour with quick cooking oatmeal, do you think it’ll still work for the microwave? Thank you so much for all the mug recipes by the way, they’re so fun!

    • Gemma Stafford on August 18, 2016 at 2:07 am

      Hi Freddie,
      If you have a grinder, blitz the oats to make a flour, this will work better for you, experiment with this to get it right for you. it sounds like you already know how to do that!
      Gemma 🙂

  20. Christian on July 13, 2016 at 4:58 am

    I made the French toast and I have one suggestion to everyone who makes it, use cubed bread rather than regular sliced or cut the pieces bigger because the liquid kind of just makes it mush. Still tastes great though!

    • Gemma Stafford on July 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      Hi Christian,
      Thank you for that suggestion, and for your kind input,
      Gemma 🙂

  21. Megan! on July 12, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you Gemma!

    I made the blueberry muffin, and it was delicious. But the streusel cooked much faster than the muffin, so i had to remove the top and microwave the muffin again. Is it because I put too much flour in the streusel?
    Could you make some recipes that are healthier please?

    • Gemma Stafford on July 14, 2016 at 8:05 am

      Ah! I am sorry to hear that this was an issue for you. I am not sure why this was so, perhaps a little change in the recipe. I am happy that you got there somehow!
      I am trying to work on some healthier recipes, somehow i keep on going back to rich and decadent! I must try harder 🙂
      Gemma

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