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  • Rec. Cooking In A Mug

     I've made two different muffin in a mug recipes in the last two days and others have made some too. I thought it would be fun to list some recipes to cook in mugs. 

    I haven't tried these yet, but they sound good.

    If you have any cooking in a mug recipes please add them to this thread.


    All Use Microwaves
    5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

    4 tablespoons sugar
    4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    2 tablespoons cocoa
    1 egg
    3 tablespoons milk
    3 tablespoons oil
    3 tablespoons chocolate chips, optional
    Small splash of vanilla
    Add dry ingredients to a mug and mix well.
    Add egg and mix thoroughly
    Pour in milk and oil and mix well.
    Add the chocolate chips, if using, and vanilla and mix again.
    Put mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
    The cake will rise over the top of the mug.
    Allow to cool a little.
    Omelet in a Mug

    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    2 to 3 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
    2 tablespoons diced fully cooked ham
    1 tablespoon diced green pepper
    Salt and pepper to taste
    In a microwave-safe mug coated with cooking spray, combine all ingredients.
    Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30 to 40 seconds.
    Cook 30 to 60 seconds longer or until eggs are completely set.
    Makes 1 serving.
    Breakfast in a Mug

    (Maybe you have some of that packaged precooked bacon in the refrigerator.)
    1 tablespoon butter or margarine
    1 tablespoon milk or water
    1 to 2 eggs
    1 dash pepper
    1 dash salt
    1 slice bacon, cooked
    Shredded cheese
    Place butter in microwave-safe mug and heat on high 30 to 45 seconds, or
    until butter is melted.
    Add egg(s), milk, salt and pepper.
    Stir or whip with a fork.
    Microwave 1 egg on high 35 to 45 seconds; two eggs 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 minutes,
    or until eggs begin to set, stirring with fork to break apart after half of
    the time.
    Remove eggs when they are still soft and moist. Let stand about 2 minutes.
    While eggs are standing, crumble bacon and add to eggs.
    Add cheese, if desired.
    Eggs will firm up while standing
    Peach Cobbler in a Mug

    1 tablespoon butter or margarine
    2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    2 tablespoons flour
    1 tablespoon instant nonfat dry milk
    1/8 teaspoon baking powder
    1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
    Dash of salt
    2 tablespoons water
    1 (4-ounce) snack-size container of diced peaches, well-drained
    Microwave 1 tablespoon butter or margarine in mug until melted, about 20
    seconds on high power. Combine sugar, flour, instant dry milk, baking
    powder, cinnamon, salt and water; add to cup.
    Stir with a fork until well blended.
    Add well-drained peaches on top of batter. Do not stir.
    Microwave for 2 minutes on 70 percent power.
    Let stand in microwave 1 minute.
    Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to eat.
    Pecan Pie in a Mug 

    1-1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    3 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
    3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
    1 tablespoon flour
    2 teaspoons egg white powder
    1/2 tablespoon instant nonfat dry milk
    1/8 teaspoon vanilla powder (optional)
    1/16 teaspoon baking powder
    Dash of salt
    3 tablespoons of water
    Microwave butter or margarine in mug until melted, about 20 seconds on high
    Add remaining ingredients and stir with a fork until blended.
    Microwave on 60 percent power for 2 minutes.
    Let stand in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes.
    Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to eat.

    Note: 1 egg equals 2 tablespoons egg powder and 2 tablespoons warm water.
    Adjust the recipes accordingly.
    Chocolate Brownie in a Mug

    1-1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    3 tablespoons flour
    2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
    1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
    1 tablespoon finely chopped pecans, optional
    1-1/2 teaspoons egg white powder
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder, optional
    1/8 teaspoon baking powder
    Dash of salt
    1-1/2 tablespoons water
    Microwave butter or margarine in a mug until melted, 20 seconds on high
    Add remaining ingredients, stirring with a fork until blended.
    Microwave on 60 percent power for
    2 minutes.
    Let stand in microwave 1 minute.
    Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to eat.
    Cocoa and Peanut Butter Cake in a Mug

    4 tablespoons Flour
    3 tablespoons Splenda
    1 tablespoon cocoa
    1/8 teaspoon baking powder
    2 tablespoon peanut butter
    1 medium egg
    4 tablespoons milk
    1 tablespoon oil
    1/4 tablespoon vanilla extract
    Put all ingredients in a mug.
    Mix hard.
    Zap in the microwave for 3 minutes.


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    I have 4 books of them....but I am kind of concerned. My books mostly call for baking things in a regular oven for 15-20 minutes and I wasn't aware that mugs were suitable for use in the oven. Maybe they could be adapted to microwave. Not sure. Patti and I have been trying to figure it out. A few of the things are for soups and things, but the bulk of them are baked in the oven. I didn't like the idea of glass exploding in my oven!



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  • Re: Rec. Cooking In A Mug

     The bottom of the mug should say if it is microwave or oven safe. I'm trying to stay with the recipes that are cooked in the microwave only for the safety reason and because I don't want to heat up the oven for only a mug or two.

    When I "Googled" cooking in a mug I only chose the microwave recipes. There were many more for the oven. I'll keep looking for more microwave mug recipes.

    If you convert any of them to the microwave please post the recipes.


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    Great Thread  Chef,  Thanks for sharing ~   Janie waving from Lisbon ~  Cool


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    hello chefly

    cool... i only knew the chocolate mug cake - i have made it and it is acutally very nice!! thanks so much for this!


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    I made this cake in a mug several times and found it to be very tasty. Love the coffee crystals in it and I used coffee for the liquid. Love it.--  bug


    Recipe and picture from:




    Now here’s a sweet little sweetie that you can mix and cook in the cup and in – alright maybe 1 1/2 minutes tops – you’ll have a cute little cutie for a guilt free snack.  (But it’s only 35 seconds in the microwave…so there!)  Soooo good, for so not a lot of work!



    2 tablespoons flour

    1 1/2 tablespoons Splenda Granular or Whey Low powdered

    2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

    1/4 teaspoon baking powder

    1/8 teaspoon  instant coffee crystals – optional, but brings out the chocolaty YUM!

    Pinch salt

    2 tablespoons milk

    1 teaspoon olive oil

    Drop of vanilla extract

    Spray a coffee cup or ramekin with vegetable cooking spray.  In the cup combine the flour, Splenda, cocoa powder, baking powder, coffee crystals and salt until no lumps remain.  Stir in the milk, olive oil, and vanilla until smooth.

    Bake in the microwave on high for 35 seconds.  You may need to add 5 more seconds (maybe 5 more after that, depending on your microwave)… but don’t be tempted to overcook or it will be rubbery!  It should be moist on the bottom and will continue cooking as it sets.

    Serve with chocolate sauce…a sprinkle of powdered sugar…whipped cream or eat plain as a brownie.

    (Use hot or cold leftover coffee in place of the crystals and milk to lower the calories even more.)

    Total Recipe: 110 Cal; 2 g Protein; 5 g Fat; 14 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar; 0 mg Sodium


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    thanks for posting the 35 second cake recipe. I'm making that one next.

    I've made a variation of the flax muffin recipe with half almond flour and Torani syrup and mini chocolate chips that my kids like. Give this a try for a change.

    SERVES 1 , 1 muffin


      1 egg
    1Tbsp. Torani syrup, either with sugar or sugar free

    (If sweeter muffin is desired, stir in 2 tsp. sugar or sugar substitute)
    1 teaspoon oil
    2 Tbsp. flax seed meal
    2Tbsp. almond flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips

       1. Spray a 12 oz. microwave safe coffee mug with non-stick cooking spray. Add egg, Torani syrup and oil; beat well with fork. Beat in flax, almond flour and baking powder.
       2. Microwave for one minute on high. (1-1/4 minutes in my 1250 watt microwave~chefly)
       3.Allow to cool in mug several minutes, cooking continues.

    Eat out of mug or turn onto plate to eat. 

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    This is untried.


    3/4 cup instant rice (UNCOOKED)
    3/4 cup Water
    1/2 tsp butter
    1/2 cup frozen chopped broccoli
    1 slice of cheese ( I prefer Velveeta but you can use any)
    salt to taste

    Place all ingredients in the Rock N Serve soup mug,
    Mix Well,
    cover with the seal and leave the vent open, microwave for 5 1/2 minutes
    cool and eat

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    Also untried~chefly

    My Recipes


    Meatloaf in a Mug

    Most meatloaves bake in pans in ovens for hours. But these bake up quick using microwave powers!

    Prep: 12 min. Cook: 11 min. Other 2 min.

    1 pound extra-lean (92% lean) ground beef
    1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
    1 large egg
    1 (5 1/2-ounce) can vegetable juice (we used V-8)
    1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
    1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1/4 cup ketchup

    1. Stir together first 8 ingredients in a big bowl. Divide mixture evenly into 4 portions. Shape each portion into a ball. Place each ball into an 8-ounce microwave-safe coffee mug.

    2. Line the bottom of the microwave with a big sheet of wax paper in case juices from the meatloaves bubble out. Place mugs in a circle on top of wax paper. Cover mugs with another big sheet of wax paper. Microwave at MEDIUM-HIGH (70% power) 11 minutes. Cut into meatloaves with a knife and fork. If any are still pink inside, microwave them 30 seconds more and recheck for doneness. Carefully remove each mug from the microwave using oven mitts.

    3. Spread 1 tablespoon ketchup over each meatloaf; cover with wax paper, and let stand 2 minutes.

    Yield:  Makes 4 servings

    CALORIES 246 (41% from fat); FAT 11.1g (sat 4.6g,mono 4.6g,poly 0.8g); IRON 3.5mg; CHOLESTEROL 114mg; CALCIUM 28mg; CARBOHYDRATE 13.6g; SODIUM 653mg; PROTEIN 25g; FIBER 1.7g

    Oxmoor House, AUGUST 2008
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    5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

    4 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
    3 tablespoons sugar
    2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
    1/4 cup egg substitute (with yolk) or 1 egg
    3 tablespoons lowfat milk or fat free half and half
    1 tablespoon canola oil
    2 tablespoons fat free sour cream
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 tablespoons semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)
    light vanilla bean ice cream (optional)
    sliced strawberries or other fresh fruit (optional)

    1. In microwave-safe coffee mug, combine whole-wheat flour, sugar, and cocoa.
    2. Pour egg substitute or egg, lowfat milk, canola oil, sour cream and vanilla into the mug with dry ingredients and mix well with fork.
    3. Stir chocolate chips into the cake batter in mug, if desired. Place mug in center of microwave (preferably one that has a turn table) and cook on HIGH for 3 minutes. The cake will rise about an inch or so above the top of the mug (don't worry it won't drip down the sides of the mug).
    4. Let cake cool in mug for a few minutes then turn mug upside down over a serving bowl (the cake should slide out fairly easily).
    5. Cut cake in half for a smaller sized serving and top with a small scoop of light vanilla bean ice cream and sliced strawberries (or other fresh fruit).

    Serving Suggestion: Serve with a scoop of light vanilla ice cream and some fresh fruit like sliced strawberries or raspberries.

    Yield: Makes 2 servings

    Nutritional Information:
    Per serving (if two per recipe): 240 calories, 7 g protein, 35 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat, .7 g saturated fat, 2 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 115 mg sodium. Calories from fats: 30 percent.


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    Great thread. I'm marking it to find later. What recipes in a mug have you actually tried and liked?

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    ‘WARM DELIGHTS’ – little cake’s in microwave using a boxed cake mix
    I found that you can make your own Warm Delights very easily. Put 4 level tablespoons of any variety cake mix in a small bowl (I used a cereal bowl). Stir in 2 tablespoons water - you may have to add a little more if it is too dry - until well mixed and some tiny lumps are okay. You can sprinkle ice cream topping like hot fudge or carmel over the top. Cook for 1 minute in a microwave. Take out and let sit for a couple of minutes and it’s ready to eat. I used a chocolate cake mix and some hot fudge ice cream topping. It was a good as the real thing and by far cheaper! You can probably make dozens of them from one cake mix. (You can get about 7 batches from just 1-$1 cake mix.)

    Use any flavor of cake mix you like and have a supply of ‘flavors’, syrups, jams or ice-cream sundae sauces (choc., strawberry, pineapple), marshmallow syrup, dry coconut, etc. or a can or two of canned frostings - add the special sauce or ingredient of your choice, swirl it through cake mix several times. Top with the final topping (Chocolate syrup, etc.), bake in microwave oven for just seconds. Enjoy!
    Here are samples I love to make and eat!
    1/2 cup Dry chocolate cake mix, 1/4 cup water, Mix until smooth. Drop a heaping tablespoon of canned chocolate fudge icing and swirl through cake mix. Top with marshmallow syrup (a jar of marshmallow cream that I dilute with several spoons of water and stir till it will pour). Bake in microwave for approximately 55-65 seconds.
    2/3 cup yellow cake mix, 1/3 water. Mix until smooth. Drop in sweetened coconut, swirl. Top with marshmallow syrup. Bake in microwave for anywhere from 60 to 75 seconds. Eat and enjoy!

    *** Be sure your cooking dish will hold the amount of cake (it rises and can run over) and watch the baking time. Different amounts and different sauces can cause it to need a few seconds more of baking time. Stick a fork into the cake part to see if it looks like baked cake, if not, add a few seconds cooking time. NEVER measure the cooking time in MINUTES! Get inventive and try different combinations.

    Cocoa and Peanut Butter Cake in a Mug
    4 tablespoons Flour
    3 tablespoons Splenda
    1 tablespoon cocoa
    1/8 teaspoon baking powder
    2 tablespoon peanut butter
    1 medium egg
    4 tablespoons milk
    1 tablespoon oil
    1/4 tablespoon vanilla extract
    Put all ingredients in a mug. Mix hard. Zap in the microwave for 3 minutes.

    5 Minute Mug Brownie - Note: This really is more for those of you who prefer "fudgey" brownies to "cakey" ones.
    4 Tablespoons Flour
    4 Tablespoons Sugar
    2 Tablespoons Cocoa powder (Note: don't use cocoa mix or quik, it shouldn't have any sugar)
    2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil (Don't use one with a strong flavor, eg olive, sesame, etc)
    2 Tablespoons Water
    Dash of salt
    Mixing: Add the sugar, flour, cocoa, and salt to the mug and mix. Then add the oil and water and mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Be sure to be thorough, there's a tendency for clumps of the dry ingredients to form.
    Microwaving: Microwave on high for roughly a minute. You may have to microwave it longer or shorter, depending on your microwave, but the brownie should still be wet in the center when done.

    *** Fruit on the bottom - mix on top; change to 1TBS oil 3TBS water add 1/4 TSP Vanilla AND 1/2TSP Baking Powder; cakier by add an extra table spoon of vegetable oil. Don't add the water. Instead add 3 tablespoons of milk and 1 egg; with milk instead of water; using the 3tbls of water a pat of butter pre melted, a pinch of baking soda, splash a vanilla, and a small handful of pecans. When it was done I drizzled a little ready made caramel sauce from a squeeze bottle on it and covered it with whipped cream; 2 Tablespoons chocolate chips; olive oil worked just fine; replace the oil with butter.

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    My grandaughter is in her second year of college and always asking for recipes for the micro wave. Thats all they are allowed to cook with in their dorm. Thanks so much for posting these. And if you have any others I would much appreciate it. Thanks again.

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     Here are more untried recipes.


    Hot Cookie Pudding & Kiss Mix In A Mug
    6 vanilla sandwich cookies, broken into pieces
    1 tablespoon powdered milk
    1/3 cup mini marshmallows
    Measure into small Ziploc baggie, seal & shake to combine.
    Place 3 wrapped hershey's
    kisses on top.

    Empty mix into mug, add 2/3 c. hot water, whisk well. Microwave 1
    minute until marshmallows melt, stir & add in hershey's kisses
    (unwrapped of course) and serve


    Microwave Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
    Your mug should fit around 1 1/2 cups of liquid into it.

    Mug Ingredients:
    1/4 cup of chocolate chip
    1/4 cup of sugar
    1 tablespoon of chopped unslated peanuts
    in a seperate bag add 5 crushed peppermint sweets and 1/2 cup if mini marshmallow
    Mix well and place into airitight bag and place into mug.

    Combine the mug mix with 2 1/2 tbs of oil and cook on
    high for 3 minutes stir in marshmallow and mints whilst still hot.
    Allow to cool for 15 minutes and then eat.

    Pasta Alfredo Mix In A Mug
    1/3 cup angel hair pasta (broken into pieces)
    2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce Mix
    1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
    1/4 teaspoon Garlic & Herb Seasoning
    Shake of pepper
    . Measure into small Ziploc baggie, seal & shake to combine.

    Empty Mix into mug, add 1 tsp margarine & 1 cup of boiling water, cook
    for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir well.


    Peach Cobbler Mix In A Mug
    2 tablespoons sugar
    2 tablespoons flour
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    Measure all into small Ziploc baggie, seal & shake to combine.
    1 (4 ounce) container snack size peaches

    Melt 1 T. margarine in mug & melt, when done, add mix & 2 T. Milk,
    whisk well. add peaches on batter and cook 2 more minutes.

    Potato Soup Mix In A Mug
    1-3/4 cups instant mashed potatoes
    1-1/2 cups dry milk
    2 tablespoons instant chicken bullion
    2 teaspoons dried minced onion
    1 teaspoon dried parsley
    1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
    1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/8 teaspoon turmeric
    1-1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt

    Combine all & then divide by measuring 1/2 c. into each small ziploc

    Empty 1 packet of mix into mug and fill with boiling water, whisk, allow to set 3
    minutes, enjoy.


    Lunch In A Mug: Soup
    3/4 cup Non-fat dry milk powder
    1/4 cup Non-dairy creamer
    2 tablespoons Instant chicken bouillon
    1 tablespoon Dried vegetable flakes
    1/2 teaspoon Dried parsley flakes
    1/2 teaspoon Dried summer savory
    1/2 teaspoon Salt
    1/4 teaspoon Onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon Pepper

    To serve: 2 Tbsp uncooked instant rice, optional, 3/4
    cup water
    . In small bowl, combine milk powder, creamer, bouillon granules,
    vegetable flakes, parsley flakes, savory, salt, onion powder and
    pepper. Store in airtight container for no longer than 6 months.

    To make one serving of soup, place instant rice (Minute Rice) and 3
    Tbsp dry soup mix in microwave safe mug. Place 3/4 cup water in 1 cup
    measure and microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 3 minutes or until it boils.
    Pour boiling water into mug with rice and soup mix; stir. Cover with
    plastic wrap and let stand for 5 minutes or until rice is tender.