30 Recipes You Can Make in A Mug

While you usually have to cook for a whole family, there is always the rare occasion where you're cooking for one. Instead of ordering takeout or hitting a drive-thru, try making a mug recipe! From breakfast to dessert, they are simple, quick and easy to clean up so you can enjoy the time you have alone!

"Baked" Banana Apple Oatmeal: Filling, tasty, and good for you, this baked oatmeal is sure to satisfy during a fast-paced morning! Baked oatmeal is a tasty treat, but if you don't have time to actually bake it, this is a great alternative. (via Food and Whine)

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Gluten-Free Bread in a Mug: Make your own bread in the morning for a more delicious toast! Add peanut butter and jelly and you're set for the day! (via One Good Thing)

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Mug Quiche: Fitting in breakfast can be a struggle when you're a busy mom, but this microwavable quiche changes everything! You can customize it any way with what you have in your fridge, so there's little prep or shopping necessary. (via Full Thyme Student)

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Single-Serving Blueberry Muffin: A great way to get more fruits and veggies into your diet is to incorporate it into other foods. This recipe calls for ¼ cup of blueberries, so it's a great way to start the day! (via French Press)

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Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Flake Bake: This breakfast is a protein monster that will have you feeling satisfied! It's a great way to start off a busy day because it only takes five minutes to make and you can keep going until lunch! (via Healthful Pursuit)

Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cake
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Sausage Corn Bread Muffins: Filling, savory and delicious, this is a mug recipe you'll love! It's a great way to get in protein in the morning without a huge hassle of cooking. (via Rachel Ray)

sausage corn muffin
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Microwave Mug Granola: For a healthy, homemade granola you can make in five minutes, check out this recipe. You can make it with just five simple ingredients and your favorite fruit! (via Power Hungry)

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2-Minute Scrambled Eggs: Eggs are a great source of protein and are perfect for keeping you fuller longer. With this easy microwave version, you can have scrambled eggs at any time! It's great to make at work! (via Where The Cookies Are)

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Two-Minute French Toast: This is another quick and easy breakfast you can enjoy in a short amount of time. Heck, have it for dinner! (via Pretty Prudent)

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Microwave Protein Muffin: Need a protein boost AND a snack? Instead of wasting time and dishes on a whole pan, make a single-serving protein muffin in a mug! (via Power Hungry)

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For more mug meals, go on to the second page!

Pancake Mug Cake: Pancakes for one may seem like too much of a hassle... until now! Treat yourself to this mug cake pancake and serve it up with lean bacon or a healthy smoothie! (via Kirbie Craving)

pancake mug cake
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Mug Omelet: Omelets can be tricky. Usually you'll decide to call your breakfast a scramble because you've ruined the shape of your omelet mid flip. Never worry about that again because with this recipe, you can make your omelet in a mug. No flipping required! (via Just Putzing)

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Scrambled Eggs in a Bacon Bowl: Why use a real bowl when you can use a bacon bowl? Use your mug as a mold to cook your bacon around and then make your eggs in. Then put your eggs into the bacon mold and enjoy! We recommend you use lean or turkey bacon. (via Spoon University)

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Mac & Cheese in a Mug: If you don't have time to make our tasty Stovetop Mac and Cheese, this is a great alternative! Whether you're making this for your dinner for a quick meal for your kid before dance class, this is a great recipe to keep on hand! (via Babble)

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Cheese and Broccoli Egg Whites in a Mug: Make this for a quick meal at home or pack up the ingredients in baggies and take it to work for a healthy option! You'll love how simple it is and how quickly you can make it! (via All Whites Egg Whites)

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Couscous Greek Salad: This is a healthy, speedy and smart way to eat your lunch! You can make it at home or work, just plan accordingly! (via Spoon University)

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Spiced Lentils with Yogurt, Almonds and Mint: Need a fast, healthy and easy lunch to get you through the day? Take about 30 seconds to mix this together, and in just over a minute you'll have a high-protein meal ready for you! (via Power Hungry)

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Meatloaf in a Mug: For a quick and tasty dinner that will satisfy, try out this meatloaf in a mug recipe! (via Taste of Home)

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Lasagna in a Mug: Ready for some speedy Italian? This lasagna recipe can be made in a coffee mug for a quick and tasty dinner! (via Your Lighter Side)

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Coffee Cup Chilaquiles: A Mexican spin of mug meals, this recipe is perfect if you've got leftovers from last night's taco night! (via Just a Pinch)

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Sausage and Cheese Spaghetti Dinner: This is a cheesy and filling dinner that you'll go nuts for! It's great for a long day when you just want to curl up on the couch! (via Lady and Pups)

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Chicken Pot Pie in a Mug: This recipe is a little more complicated than just sticking it in the microwave, but if you're craving the comforting taste of chicken pot pie, this is a great recipe! (via Dance on Flour)

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>> Want another delicious version of Chick Pot Pie? Check out our Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

Microwave Risotto: Make your own risotto and do it fast! This recipe can be made three different ways in about 10 minutes! (via Brit + Co)

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Mug Banana Bread: If you're craving banana bread but don't have the time for an entire loaf, this is a great substitution. It's also a good idea if you have trouble stopping yourself from eating too much, because this is the perfect portion! (via Vittles and Bits)

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Cookie Cake in a Mug: This is the sweet treat you've been craving! After a long day and the kids are in bed, treat yourself to this single serving recipe! (via Chocolate Covered Katie)

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A Cup of Coffee Cake: In five minutes, you can enjoy a warm, tasty and perfectly portioned coffee cake. It's great for a lazy Sunday morning or a rainy afternoon! (via Pretty Prudent)

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Nutella Mug Cake: This recipe requires five things: Nutella, baking powder, flour, fat-free milk and a mug. This is a skinny version of a small treat, so there is no guilt in fixing yourself on of these! (via Kirbie Craving)

nutella mug cake
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Avocado Mug Cake: This mug cake only takes a few ingredients, one of which being avocado! It's a great way to sneak some nutrients into your diet before the end of the day. (via Kirbie Craving)

avocado mug cake
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Minute Microwave Cheesecake: A single serving cheesecake made with healthier ingredients, this is a great way to give yourself a sweet treat without over-indulging. (via Your Lighter Side)

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Double Chocolate Mug Cake: Made with our favorite skinny swaps, this recipe is the perfectly portioned skinny recipe! You can't over-indulge on a single serving, and this recipe calls for better-for-you ingredients so you won't feel guilty about scraping out every last bite! (via Running with Spoons)

double chocolate mug cake
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