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Microwave Mug Meals for Back to School

Learn how to make 5 incredible Microwave Mug Meals for every meal of the day. Homemade Ramen, Nutella Mug Brownie, Savory French Toast & more!
Mug Meal Recipes - From French Toast to Homemade Ramen, there is an amazing Mug Meal recipe for every meal.

Hi Bold Bakers!

It’s back to school time so I’m equipping you with Microwave Mug Meals for every meal of the day so you won’t ever go hungry and you can always eat something homemade.

I have used a Panasonic Microwave since day one of Bigger Bolder Baking. I put a lot of miles on the clock so Panasonic gave me their new Microwave with Inverter Technology to make new recipes for you. What is Inverter Technology you might ask? Great question! You know when you microwave food and it’s cold in some parts and hot in the others? Well, Inverter Technology will stop that from happening. It generates a steady stream of power even at low settings. The result? Consistent, evenly prepared food edges to center just the way I like it. And most importantly, it helps me make delicious Microwave Mug Meals every time.

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1. Savory French Toast in a Mug (Breakfast)

Put a savory twist on a traditional sweet breakfast dish and make Savory French Toast in the Microwave! Find my Microwave Mug Savory French Toast recipe here.

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2. Microwave Mug Ramen (Lunch)

Say goodbye to dehydrated store-bought ramen packs and hello to Homemade Ramen in a Mug. Find my Microwave Mug Ramen recipe here.

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3. Mug Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich (Snack)

It’s probably the most popular afternoon snack and now you can make it in the microwave. Find my Mug Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich recipe here.

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4. Broccoli and Cheddar Rice Bowl (Dinner)

You can make a delicious dinner with just a few ingredients in the microwave. Find my Broccoli & Cheddar Rice Bowl recipe here.

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5. Nutella Mug Brownie (Dessert)

This dessert just requires 3 ingredients and could not be more delicious! Find my Nutella Mug Brownie recipe here.

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87 thoughts on “Microwave Mug Meals for Back to School

  1. What kind of noodles do you use in the Ramen soup that you can use only 1/4 portion. I only know the dried packets.

  2. Hello Gemma
    Am German but i live in America and i love love German pancakes as these are really popular in my family am 14 and my mam still doesn’t trust me with cooking?. But she does let me use a microwave?. I would really appreciate if you could show me how to make German pancakes in a mug as you are the most creative and best at cooking?
    Thanks you from: Mia?

  3. Hi Gemma
    I was wondering if you could make us some chicken pot pie in a mug. It’s bocouse i couldnt find eney nice recipes that would actually taste nice. But the recipes that you make are always not just looking good but tasting good aswell.
    Love you
    Thank you

    1. hi there,
      I love chicken pot pie too! I love anything in pastry really.
      There are two problems with this request. First the chicken would need to be cooked before adding it to the other ingredients, and the flavor will not have time to develop in a short time. Second, pastry will not bake in a microwave, it needs a convection heat to bake properly.
      These are limiting factors, the microwave is great for somee things, but not for everything,
      Gemma 🙂

    1. Hi there,
      I cannot control what people do with my recipes. Any recipe which is published can be used by you, or me or anyone really, for any purpose. The only restriction is that you would not publish a recipe belonging to another person and say it is yours, this applies to photos too. This is ‘plagiarism’ and is frowned on everywhere.
      So, good luck to you, choose your recipes wisely, get your costing right, make sure you can make a profit, that is what business is about!
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Hey Gemma! Great recipes, I’m addicted to them! Any chance of you having a mug recipe series on people who are mindful about the calories? like breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner & dessert for a day with calories less than 1,200 in total. That would be fab!! Just a suggestion 😀

  5. Can you tell us how to make a microwave tiramisu mug cake. Its a microwave mug cake which tastes like ladyfinger biscuits then it is dipped in coffee and sandwiched with mascarpone cream. I did not tried it out and I don,t have a recipe for mug cake which taste like ladyfinger biscuits. So can you do this experiment? Can you tell us how to make homemade ladyfinger biscuits in a microwave? I hope you can make it.

      1. Hi, Gemma
        Japanese cotton cheesecake (a.k.a souffle cheesecake) is a baked cheesecake which is soft and fluffy. There is no ”no-bake” version of this cheesecake.
        A Youtuber named ”ochikeron” made 3-ingredients japanese cotton cheesecake. If you want to watch her 3-ingredients japanese cotton cheesecake, then go to this link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVvPOE-C7AE) or search ”japanese cotton cheesecake” on Youtube.
        I hope you can make a microwave japanese cotton cheesecake in a mug.

        Now for the microwave panna cotta in a mug (with egg whites instead of gelatin or any jelling agent), I have thought about the flavours, vanilla, chocolate, nutella, mango, strawberry, pumpkin spice.I hope you can make it. Go to this link for help (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyG3Ib65piw).

        Can you make shortbread in a microwave?

        Can you make oreo pancakes or oreo crepes which taste like oreos and sandwiched with buttercream frosting? Can you make these oreo pancakes or oreo crepes in three flavours: chocolate, birthday cake and red velvet?

        1. Phew! what a lot of requests.
          Some of these recipes would be impossible in a mug – just not be the same thing at all!
          Egg whites are not and will not be a gelling agent, they will set baked goods, but will not set like a jelly.
          Pannacotta means ‘set cream’, the gelling agent is essential, it is not cooked as such, just heated, flavored and has the gelatin added to set it.
          Agar agar is a natural gelatin from seaweed, as is Carrigeen moss – these are a good substitute.
          go through the mug recipes for others which may suit your taste, Gemma 🙂

  6. Hi Gemma

    All your mug recipes are amazing. I wonder if I can mix all the ingredients at night, put it in the fridge and cook it in the morning or lunch time the next day? If I can, how to keep the premix ingredients in the fridge? Thanks so much, have a lovely day!

    1. Hi Julie, yes, not so much the egg ones, best to make these fresh. You can mix most of these the night before, some people get the dry ingredients ready, then add the wet in the morning, but you can premix lots of them cover well, and refrigerate 🙂

  7. Hi, I was wondering whether we could substitute stock for water and a squeeze of lemon juice or something… I wanted to make it for school…

    Thanks,
    Agalya 🙂

  8. Hi Gemma I really want to try the Nutella brownie so I wanted to ask my microwave has a power of 1400W so how long should I put the timer? and please add lots and lots no bake desserts …I made the no bake twix pie and it was ahmaazing!
    Thank you so much for introducing mug cakes and no bake desserts 🙂

    1. Hi there, it is important for you to learn how your own microwave works. My new Panasonic has Inverter technology, which allows for consistent energy, so it will be different to yours. Most microwaves cook in phases, on and off, and on again. So, you need to stand over it, or adjust the energy down to 1,200W. One way or another it takes about one minute. When it feels firm to the touch it is baked. Allow to stand for about one minute so that the residual heat can distribute, this will continue the cooking too. What I am saying is you need to stand over it at first, then you will know,
      Gemma 🙂

  9. My kids JUST made the Nutella Mug Brownie. I didn’t have any flour on hand, but I did substitute with a tablespoon of cornstarch and it was absolutely delicious!

  10. Your recipes are the BEST! Any chance you could make Chinese Food mug meals? We love take out, but it gets to be pretty expensive, so we don’t eat it as often as we would like. Can’t wait for the book. You are the mug meal queen!!

    1. I’m delighted you like them Linda. My niece and nephew call me the mug queen too :).

      I’ll add you request to my list. nothing springs to mind except for fried rice. Thats delicious.

  11. Thanx for signing me up today, made the savory french toast 😉 it was just as you said, very good. put a few twists on it though, I used maple sausage in place of the ham and added just a touch of maple syrup to top it off. Great for breakfast or just a quick snack ! I too am anxiously waiting for the complete book. A best seller in the making, Thanx again, Gary

    1. That is great Gary, I am happy to have you with us, and it is great that you are making these recipes your own. I am planning to get that book down over the next few months, it has been difficult to find the time to focus on it, but I think I have a plan!
      Gemma 🙂

  12. Hey Gemma!!! I’m loving all your mug recipes!! My microwave is only 1100w so is different power to your. So whenever I try one of these recipes my mug meal always ends up either burnt, dryed out, over cooked or still raw. I can never get the timing right. Is there a way for me to get the perfect timing? Could you make a tutorial or some sort?
    Thanks so much for inspiring me and everyone else. Your really great and thanks. Please reply❤️
    Love Isobel xxx

    1. Hi Bel, You need to stand over these to judge your own appliance. So, bake for 30 secs. Open the oven, and press with your finger, if it is firm it is cooked, if not return for 10 secs and so on. You only need it to be firm, it will continue to cook in residual heat for one minute when it is out of the oven.
      This is a learning curve. The shape, size and material of your mug also changes the way your oven cooks. I use a 6 – 8 0z cut or mug, with a wide mouth for these recipes, Gemma 🙂

  13. Hi Gemma! My sister is celiac, so I was wondering if I could substitute all purpose flour with gluten free flour for your mug recipes? Thank you! I absolutely love your mug meals!

  14. Hey Gemma love your videos. I just wanted to know if the egg in the Nutella brownie mug recipe get cooked properly in the microwave compared to the oven.

  15. Hello Gemma my microwave is 900 watts so when I make your recipes in a mug they come out bad so I was wondering how many minutes I should leave it for my microwave that is 900 watts please answer and thank you. By the way I love your YouTube channel and your recipes you are so smart.

    1. Thank you for your kind comments Katherine. You need to check this as every microwave cooks slightly differently according to the technology. Cook for 40 seconds or so, open the oven, check it with your finger, it will feel firm as it is cooked. If it is wet it needs further cooking, then cook it in 10 second blasts, you will know when it is done if you watch it. Allow to stand for another minute at the end of the cooking time 🙂

  16. How long would you recommend leaving the Nutella mug dessert in for an 800 watts microwave because it either comes out to raw or to dry for Me?

    1. Hi Fiona, Cook it for 50 secs, then check it, cook for another 10 secs, then check again, if it if firm to touch it is cooked, if not return for another 10 secs, this will teach you about your own microwave. Remember the cake will continue to cook in the residual heat for a minute or so after it has been removed from the oven. You will need to test this out! 🙂

  17. Hi Gemma ,
    I really love your videos and recipes!!!
    I wanted to ask if you can make the Microwave Mug Meals in the regular oven too??
    Amelia

  18. Hi gemma
    First I ‘d just like to say that this recipe is
    Amazing second I’d like you to know that I am a muslim and eid is on monday so by any chance could you do a muslim themed recipe
    Pleeeasee!!!!!!

    Razan

    1. Hi Razan, Do you mean vegan type recipe? I do have some here on my website, and will add more as time goes on. I have my recipes planned and filmed ahead of time, as you can imagine. this is so that I always post at the same time on Monday and Thursday, and do not miss a spot. I am happy to have you with us, stay tuned for lots more, Gemma 🙂

  19. i love this website and your recipies, i’ve tryed most of it. thank you gemma for this delisios meals.
    p.s. where do u buy this amazing mugs???

    1. Thanks so much Tamta, I really appreciate it. I get my mugs form all over, mostly thrift stores. They are my treasures.
      Which mug are you talking about?
      The brownie is a williams maxwell mug an the broccoli rice is a Cath kidson mug 🙂

  20. A full days’ worth of meals. I think a cookbook would be a great gift for several of my chronically single friends and college bound nieces and nephews with limited cooking skills. I like them for the days my wife is working and I don’t have to cook a big meal.

  21. All of these look amazing I will be making the Nutella one soon. Do you have a Kuala Brownie idea, my husband loves those.

    1. Hi Vicki. I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble logging into the site. Could you tell me which email you’re using? I can’t see to find your account using your email here.

      1. Thank you let me know when you do have one, I’m not out looking for items on the web,so when you do get one out there please let me know.

        1. It will come through on your email Barbara. Thank you for your interest in this, I should go to a cave and get it done, i get so distracted by all the activity around here lol. Gemma 🙂

      2. Hey Gemma,
        I wanted to ask that in these mug meals if you have to make any cake recipe or any other we will need baking soda so the question is can we leave the baking soda out or we have to add in our baking. If yes why? What does it do?

        1. Hi there Saisa,
          This is bicarbonate of soda, it is an alkaline, which reacts with acid to leaven (rise) other ingredients. it is the science of baking.
          Usually bicarbonate of soda is used in conjunction with buttermilk, yogurt or some acid ingredient. So, when a recipe calls for it it is as well to use it. if you cannot find it remember that baking powder is a balance of bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar, so can often be used in recipes too. It really depends on the specific recipe, Gemma 🙂

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