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Microwave Strawberry Pop Tart in a Mug

4.34 from 56 votes
Learn how to make my Microwave Strawberry Pop Tart in a Mug recipe and enjoy a store bought favorite in minutes at home for breakfast or a snack!
Pop Tart in a Mug - Seriously? This Microwave Mug recipe is a game changer! Breakfast will never be the same again.

Hi Bold Bakers!

A Pop Tart is something that is normally cooked in a toaster BUT a Pop Tart in a Mug is a whole other wonderful thing. You mix it in a mug and cook it in the microwave! Yes, microwave.

Am I crazy? YES, crazy like a Fox! I loved Pop Tarts growing up. The whole idea of pastry filled with jam and frosting on top was genius to me. Also it was food that was very “American” and living in Ireland, America was the fanciest place I knew.

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Just because they started in a toaster doesn’t mean we can’t change things up and pop them into the microwave!

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Strawberry Pop Tart in a Mug

4.34 from 56 votes
Learn how to make my Microwave Strawberry Pop Tart in a Mug recipe and enjoy a store bought favorite in minutes at home for breakfast or a snack!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 serving
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Learn how to make my Microwave Strawberry Pop Tart in a Mug recipe and enjoy a store bought favorite in minutes at home for breakfast or a snack!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon (½ oz/15g) butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 4 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
  • Icing
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a microwavable mug mix the butter and sugar together.
  • Stir in flour and milk and mix until all ingredients are fully combined.
  • Make a well in the batter and spoon in the jam. Gently smooth the batter over the jam so there is none peeking out.
  • Microwave for 45-60 seconds, or until firm to the touch. (My microwave is 1200 Watts so your cook time may vary depending on your wattage)
  • Set it aside to cool. Spoon over some icing and then of course, decorate it with sprinkles!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Pop Tart in a Mug
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 247mg11%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I’m sure by now you know that if it can be made in a mug, I have made it, like Mug PizzaMicrowave Jelly Donut (Mugnut) and 50+ more sweet and savory recipes. Make sure to check them all out!

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117 thoughts on “Microwave Strawberry Pop Tart in a Mug

  1. Hi Gemma I am still in 7th grade but I love cooking. I’ve made breads and fresh pasta and loads of other things and since I’m in school I need quick breakfast options that’s why I came here. We don’t normally have pop-tarts in Pakistan but I’ve had them once and I fell in love. The problem is that butter is too expensive so I can’t really make them on my own. I will try this tomorrow (if my mother lets me) and tell you once I have.( BTW the tab in the left makes it kind of difficult to read what’s written)

    1. Thank you for sharing, Ayeiya. I hope this turns out well for you. As to the tab, we’re still trying to fix it. Most laptops or phones don’t encounter the same problem. It might have something to do with the settings in one’s phone.

  2. Think my mug to big and it definitely has to be jam, not a spreadable type jelly but it was still yummy 😋

  3. Hey! I just made this Strawberry Pop tart! I added to much jam thinking it wouldn’t hurt but it become very soggy and went everywhere! I am very excited to try this recipe again, (and eat it!)

    1. I’m sorry to hear that, Aine. That is one of the most common mistakes we make when putting filling in a tart. Go easy on the next one and let me know how you get on. Don’t give up!

  4. Yummy! I used wild blueberry jam instead of strawberry and it was delicious. I also whipped heavy cream and made whipped cream instead of using store bought icing. Mmmmm. It was a little undercooked in places but I think that is my fault not the recipes.

    1. Hi Zay,
      the difference in the sugars is that powdered sugar/icing sugar dissolves quicker than granulated sugar. In some places granulated sugar is coarse, in other places, like here in the US it is fine, like caster sugar. So, it depends on how yours is. If it is coarse then you may need to beat it with the butter to get it to break down. If you have a food processor then you can powder this at home (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/how-to-make-powdered-sugar/).
      However, the best thing to do is to try it, that will tell you what you need to know!
      Gemma 🙂

  5. When I saw this recipe,I knew I just had to make it.It reminded me of my moms old mug recipes.
    Worked:excellent
    Ingredients:all in the house
    Yum factor:1000000/10!
    Thanks Gemma

  6. Holy cats Gemma! I tried this today, after just discovering you on YouTube, and it was so delicious it was gone before I could snap a pic! Mug meals – what a total game changer for single living! Thank you thank you thank you! ???? Big love and gratitude, Maya

    1. Well that is what I like to hear, Maya!!!

      Welcome to the community! Have a loo around and check out all my recipes. Let mw know if I can help.

      Best,
      Gemma.

  7. This was delicious! I used 1/2 Tbsp confectioners sugar and I used chocolate chips instead of strawberry jam. My picky 5 year old LOVED it!! I have yet to make a recipe of yours I didn’t like!!!

    1. Hi Melissa,
      good, I am really happy to hear this, thank you so much for this very kind review.
      nice to be baking with your little one too, gets them eating!
      Gemma 🙂

  8. I LOOOVE this recipe! It was SO tasty! I put mini chocolate chips on top and WOW! I got to tell you, I’m making this every DAY! 😉 I love your mug meals! They’re very tasty, and really great if I’m in the mood for something sweet, but don’t want a whole batch of cookies or the rest of a cake tempting me all day. 🙂 Thanks for these recipes!

  9. Hi Gemma,
    Can you make momofuku milk bar birthday cake in a mug and birthday cake crumbs in microwave which goes into this birthday cake? Can you also make brownie brittle in a microwave?

  10. I forgot to ask you that can I use milk chocolate in your mug pudding and mug lava cake recipe because the bittersweet, semisweet and unsweetened chocolates are unavailable and milk chocolate is my favourite.

    1. Hi there,
      There is a difference between these chocolates. Dark/bittersweet chocolate is best for this. Milk chocolate melts in a different way, it is sweeter too. You can try this, but it is not what I use.
      Gemma 🙂

  11. Hi Gemma,
    Can I stuff my mug pop tart with any other thing like the filling you made in your pop tart video and if I want to make a savoury pop tart in a mug can I skip icing sugar?

    1. Hi there,
      Yes you may change this up to suit your taste.
      Do leave out the sugar. This is really worth experimenting with, you can use cheese/roast veg/sundried tomato/roast garlic/cooked ham etc.
      Any meats you add to this needs to be cooked first, so bacon, sausage etc will also be good, but must be precooked.
      give it a shot, and let us know what you found good,
      Gemma 🙂

        1. Hi there,
          If you have a food processor you can make your own powdered sugar.
          If not, it depends on a recipe really! for most used yes, but not so much for buttercream frosting,
          Gemma 🙂

    1. So, this is a particular description of a pancake, by definition it is very thin, and usually large too. Check out all of the microwave recipes here. I also have a great crepe recipe here, but it is not for the microwave,
      Gemma 🙂

  12. Hey, I really loved this recipe but my kids didn’t seem to. May you please try to start a series that kids will eat and bake? Thanks

    1. Hi there, I have a lot of bold baker children! most of them bake their own mug recipes to start, some even moving on to more complex recipes. Get the kids involved in the baking, this really changes their attitude, Gemma 🙂

  13. Mug food usually doesn’t work out for me; but this one certainly did. The poptart is soft, sweet and all-round delicious. I’m looking forward to trying some experimenting with this recipe (maybe a cinnamon or oreo version?). Well done to Gemma for such innovative baking!

  14. I really love this recipe! But i have one question, is it safe to mix in a little bit of cocoa powder to make the pastry chocolate flavoured? Also, is it safe to add some raising agent? Because the pop-tart always comes out very small for some reason

    1. Hi there,
      Two things! Raising agent will toughen pastry – and will not make it ‘bigger’. Handling the pastry really quickly, and keeping your ingredients cold will do it. Pastry loves speed and cold!
      Gemma 🙂

  15. Hi Gemma
    I am Suraj and
    i am a software engineer
    i love your site and
    your all recipe
    i love cooking
    any tips for my cooking and for me
    so plz. reply….

  16. Mine came out flat, like 1/5 of the one in your video, it wasn’t dry, just flatter than a cookie. What did I do wrong? 🙁

  17. My 11 year old daughter made this and she loves it! It’s delicious. Thank you so much for all these mug recipes. We’ve enjoyed all the ones we’ve tried so far. (Mug burrito is amazing) Looking forward to trying more.

  18. Hi Gemma,
    Just want to make a suggestion. Since you’ve taught us so well to make delicious sweets and meals using only microwaves — and how to make ice cream with no machine, would you be interested in creating recipes customized for slow-cookers or rice cookers?

  19. My pop tart turned out great, but I was not able to smooth it out good since this mug was the smallest of all and yet it was tall. What I did for the filling is I added 1 tsp of strawberry jam, so my jam won’t overflow during the heating process as it did in my previous 3 attempts, and for the icing a bit of both lemon juice and zest.

    1. Hi there,
      Yes, the deeper the mug the more difficult it is to get this right, the wider the better. it sounds like you have really managed this well though, so well done to you!
      Gemma 🙂

    1. Hi Emma,
      This is important in order to ensure the easy blending of the ingredients, and for a lighter finish, it is so hard to blend butter from the fridge,
      Gemma 🙂

  20. Thanks Gemma!! The Pop Tart was so yummy!! I used some homemade strawberry jam, that I just made yesterday. Some jam did leak out but it didn’t affect the taste of it. These mug treats are perfect for me. I posted a couple of pics. The lighting wasn’t great but I tried.

    1. Hi there,
      i am so happy to hear that. i will be taking a look at all of the pics when I get my head back from Colorado, where i have been busy filming this week. thank you for being with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  21. Hi Gemma! This is the first mug recipe I tried and it was delicious! I made it with a sour cherry jam. Some jam leaked out during the heating process (I think it is because my mug is quite wide and large), and it was still wonderful. I don’t eat much processed foods and I am so glad when I crave for it, I have many homemade versions from your website. Thank you!

  22. Well the tart has turned out extraordinarily awesome and the cream cheese was only the problem
    I couldn’t find cream cheese and I need a substitute for it

    1. H Ashley,
      Cream cheese is available in many places, even some stores have their own label now. It is not an easy one to find a substitute for but here are some suggestions:
      1. Equal parts of cottage cheese, drained, blended with half-and-half or cream + a little butter
      2. 8 oz lower fat cottage cheese 1/4 cup margarine
      3. Equal amts.. of lower fat (Neufchatel) cream cheese
      4. Equal parts of ricotta cheese plus plain yogurt (GourmetSleuth.com)
      Without actually making your own I do not know of anything else which will do.
      Gemma 🙂

    1. Hi there,
      Good question!
      In Ireland we generally get salted butter, and this is what I grew up with. It was used to preserve the butter in the days prior to refrigeration. In recent times I choose unsalted butter for baking, and then add the salt to the ingredients. Always salted butter on potato though!
      Gemma 🙂

  23. hi Gemma,

    I love your channel.
    I was wondering should I use salted or unsalted butter?

    Love and hugs, Sirrah

    1. Hi there,
      I think I answered this already, but just in case!
      I prefer to use unsalted butter for baked goods, then I add a little salt to the other ingredients. If you use salted butter, do not add salt. Use unsalted butter for buttercream frosting,
      Gemma 🙂

    1. Hi there,
      Sure you can. If you are using apple, apple sauce will be best as raw apple will not cook in the time.
      Experiment with the peanut butter, so as to keep the balance right.
      Gemma 🙂

  24. I was just wondering if u could show us how to make a whoppie pie in a mug I love them so much ? Btw love u

  25. I absolutely love your mug recipes !! I have 8 children and when I don’t feel like cooking on a weekend I leave them the directions and your video and they make their own deserts and now breakfast . I am so grateful to you.

    1. Ha ha Cassie, this sounds like Sunday in my house when we were kids, all five of us. Mum got a break, we got the cookery books, we all learned to cook, but the Kitchen was like a war zone 🙂
      Gemma 🙂

  26. Can I substitute the jam for Nutella because I don’t like jam and I was wandering what would happen if I microwave Nutella?

  27. Hi! I was wondering if there was a substitute for the jam? Perhaps like a brown sugar sort of filling? That’s my fav kind of Poptart so I was just wondering 🙂

    1. Hi Sadie,
      you could check out the Cinnamon roll recipe here on my website. The sugar/cinnamon filling for that would be perfect. Just make a tiny portion at forst to try it out, you can leave out the cinnamon, or just put a touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  28. I tried the strawberry mug pop tart but it came out too liquidity. Perhaps I did not cook it enough and my mugs seem deeper than yours. So I tried it again but substituted 1 T Nutella in place of the strawberry and then added some chocolate sprinkles! Yum!

    1. Hi Steve,

      I think by the sounds of it it might have needed more time to cook. Seconds make all the difference with these little guys.
      Thanks for trying it again. I’m glad it was delicious.

      Try the Burrito, it is my new favorite mug Meal. I have already eaten 4 of them since we made the video 🙂

  29. How do you make the glaze because i wanna do it but i dont know how to make the glaze I know its powdered sugar and water but any measurements??

    1. Hi Scheena,
      Take one tablespoon of powdered/icing sugar, put in a bowl with about one teaspoon of warm water. Powdered sugar takes up the water really quickly and will flood if you add too much, so a little at a time until you get it right. You can add cocoa to this too, or blend it with citrus juice, for other applications!
      Gemma 🙂

  30. I have been getting such a kick out of these mug recipes now that I’ve found your whole range of them. Anytime my almost 4 year-old daughter has a request, we find one of your mug recipes to try so it’s much easier to be a short order cook. :-p Pizza? Got it! Cake? No problem! Pop tart is now next on our list. My only issue is that so far, we haven’t found that any of our mugs work out as nicely as the ones you use on camera. Do you have a favorite kind? Could you possibly link them on amazon or something like that? Thanks!

    1. Thanks for your comment. I get a lot of my mugs from thrift stores. Just make sure your mug is microwave safe and it will be fine 🙂

        1. Hi Karen,
          I use a 6 oz mug, and an 8 oz mug, up to 12 oz, depending on the volume of the ingredients, and how much they rise. I like a cup/mug with a wide mouth as it help to distribute the heat. So. I judge it as I go really,
          Gemma 🙂

  31. I just made this, and it is FANTASTIC!! T I only had one problem, and that is i used jelly instead of jam, and it made the dough all soggy. But I had to have it, sense it looked so good! It’s too bad I didn’t have any jam, but at any rate, it’s delicious!! Thanks Gemma!?

    1. Thanks for your feedback. Jelly tends to turn to liquid once it’s heated, so that’s why you ran into that problem 🙂

  32. You might want to say powdered sugar instead of icing sugar. Plus when I make it in the mug, I’m going to skip the icing on top because sometimes I buy the plain pop tarts and the icing adds calories. I’m looking forward to trying it. I’d rather make it in a mug then buy the store bought ones. I’m eating up the store bought ones and now I have something to make that’s even better. Thank you!

    1. She already made a cookies and cream cake in a mug. Another easy way of making it, is make Gemma’s funfetie cake, deduct the sprinkles and add two Oreo cookies. But I don’t know if that will actually work, but you can give it a try.

  33. I just saw your YouTube video and I new I had to make this. I just made it and it tasted delicious with the jam in the middle and the nice frosting on the top with the sprinkles and the nice batter!

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