10 Easy Recipes for Meals Made in a Mug

Tuesday January 22, 2013 by Alexandra C.

The other day I was in need of some serious comfort food. However, at the same time, I was also feeling extremely lazy. The battle of hunger vs. laziness is a constant struggle. Well, until now that is, because I've found an excellent compromise: mug meals.

Imagine getting that slice of chocolate cake that you're craving within minutes. It's possible. You can literally have your cake and eat it too. 

Making a meal in a mug takes only a few minutes and usually just a couple of ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen. It's instant gratification and in single serving sizes. In fact, I think I might try and have an entire mug filled day of meals! 

Here are 10 recipes for dishes you can cook in mugs to start you off: 

1. Coffee Cup Quiche
Pro Tip: On a similar note, check out our recipe for egg bacon cups! And don't forget that bacon can also be cooked in a microwave, or you can use pre cooked bacon for this recipe. 

2. 2 Minute French Toast in Cup 

3. Coffee Cup Chilaquiles

4. Microwave Mac n' Cheese in Mug

5. Coffee Cup Coffee Cake

1. Cheesecake in a Mug 

2. One Minute Chocolate Cake 
Pro Tip: I use this a basic outline for creating different flavours or I add something extra to this (like peanut butter etc). Also, I always, always, always go with the non healthy version of this recipe. Just trust me. 

3. 2 Minute Chocolate Salted Caramel Mug Cake

4. Chocolate Fluffernutter Mug Cake 

5. Chocolate Chip Cookie in Cup 
Which one of these are you dying to try out?

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on Apr 28, 2014  DZilinski  407 said:

I love mug recipes, especially for a quick morning snack. Can't wait to try the quiche, french toast and Mac & cheese:) Pinned all three!
Thanks for sharing....

on Jan 26, 2013  lindsaycyr  1,580 said:

OMG, the One Minute Chocolate Cake looks delicious, I am going to have to try that one for sure!

on Jan 26, 2013  Jo999  3,000 said:

I'm dieing to make the Mac and cheese and the chocolate chip cookie! OMG YUM!

on Jan 25, 2013  Racenhawk  2,514 said:


on Jan 24, 2013  Bren  22,248 said:

YUM!Great ideas

on Jan 24, 2013  flower  4,272 said:

mac & cheese

on Jan 23, 2013  LyrissaSmillie  8,815 said:

chocolate cookie in a cup?! uhhhhh
is this heaven!?...

on Jan 23, 2013  Ms Functional said:

omg!! These look amaaaazing!! Just what I need!! One minute meals!! Thanks Alexandra! ;)

on Jan 23, 2013  Nk1234  570 said:

Love the ideas.

on Jan 23, 2013  CandiceFleming  516 said:


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