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.
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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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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cool... i only knew the chocolate mug cake - i have made it and it is acutally very nice!! thanks so much for this!
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
35-SECOND CHOCOLATE CAKE
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!
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
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
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.
This is untried.
BROCCOLI & RICE MINI CASSEROLE
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,
cover with the seal and leave the vent open, microwave for 5 1/2 minutes
cool and eat
Prep: 12 min. Cook: 11 min. Other 2 min.
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.
4 tablespoons whole-wheat flour3 tablespoons sugar2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa1/4 cup egg substitute (with yolk) or 1 egg3 tablespoons lowfat milk or fat free half and half1 tablespoon canola oil2 tablespoons fat free sour cream1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)light vanilla bean ice cream (optional)sliced strawberries or other fresh fruit (optional)
Serving Suggestion: Serve with a scoop of light vanilla ice cream and some fresh fruit like sliced strawberries or raspberries.Yield: Makes 2 servingsNutritional 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.
Great thread. I'm marking it to find later. What recipes in a mug have you actually tried and liked?
‘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.
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.
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 bag.
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 -granules 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.
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