7 Fool-Proof Mug Recipes Everyone Can Make In A Microwave Under Five Minutes

Last Updated: September 17, 2016

Written by Melissa Goh

Are you intimidated by the kitchen or the stove. Or simply too busy working to waste time ordering food deliveries and takeaways. Or studying for an upcoming exam and you find dining out is a complete waste of time?

If you had at least one ‘yes’ to one of the above questions then this post is specially put together for you. These mug recipes are so fool-proof and easy to follow, it’s for everyone from the youngest (at least a Primary school kid la) to the oldest in the house. Bonus, you don’t have to worry that you’ll burn your house down. Tested and proven by yours truly.

All you need are ingredients that can be easily found at home or at a nearby supermarket and in no time you’ll be having a pipping hot meal to satisfy your empty stomach. You’ll never go hungry again.

Are you ready? Let’s set your watch and countdown five minutes for your meal to be ready!

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1. Lazy Scrambled Eggs

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My go-to recipe for when I’m incredibly hungry and have nothing much left in my fridge to eat, it’s the simplest dish to make on this list.

All you’ll need to do is crack two eggs into a mug, add two tablespoons of milk, two tablespoosn cheese, and optional ingredients like chopped tomatoes, sliced crabmeat sticks, or any leftover ingredients you can find.

Season with salt and black pepper, whisk it all up together, then “bake” in the microwave for two minutes. Garnish with a little more pepper and a parsley leaf.


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons cheese of your choice
  • 2 cherry tomatoes, chopped (Optional)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

2. Mug Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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You could use left over pastas in the fridge from last night, or pre-boil a cup of pasta of your choice, on the hob, or cover macaroni in water and place in the mircowave for four minutes or until cooked al dente.

I choose Penne as it was conveniently sitting on my kitchen shelf, after all it’s all about convenience innit. The mug mac ‘n’ cheese calls for only two other ingredients, which is four tablespoons of milk and four tablespoons of mozzarella shredded cheese bought from the supermarket.  You could also add in a tablespoon of butter for a sinful indulgence.

Mix and stir it all together in a mug, add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste, pop it into the microwave for two minutes.


  • 1/2 cup macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 4 tablespoons cheese
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)

3. Pizza in a mug

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It’s a little surprising to see this appear on the list, but you can definitely make pizza in a mug, and you don’t even have to take out your rolling pin for this recipe! While the ingredients are a tad more then the others, you’ll be beaming in joy with the end product.

To make the dough, mix in mug four tablespoons of flour, 1/8 teaspoon baking soda, 1/16 teaspoon baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, three tablespoons of milk, and one tablespoon of olive oil.

Then spread two tablespoons tomato paste, layer over with shredded mozzarella until it covers the entire top surface, throw in some tiny salami or pepperoni (I used a knife to cut them into tiny circles, or you could use a thick straw to cut them out), sprinkle a dash of mixed Italian herbs.

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Pop the mug into the microwave for one and half minutes, and you’ll have your very own home-made mug pizza! You could tweak the recipe to make it as cheesy as you’d like it to be. I was incredibly pleased at how easy it is to make the dough, which was fluffy and light.


  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste (you can buy from the supermarket under pasta sauce section)
  • one slice of salami (cut into tiny circles)
  • A dash of mix Italian herbs (bought from the supermarket)

4. Brownie in a mug

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Here’s one cheat recipe without having to go through the hassle of baking the entire batch of brownie.

Start by whisking one egg in a separate bowl. Use only two tablespoons of whisked egg in the mug, add one tablespoon of Nutella, three tablespoons of all-purpose flour, four tablespoons olive oil, three tablespoons water, and a pinch of salt. Whisk together until batter becomes smooth.

Microwave the mug for a minute and 15 seconds, then let cool for about 15 minutes for it to harden, then top it with ice cream or fruits of your choice.


  • 2 tablespoon egg, whisked
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Choice of fruit / ice cream

5. Strawberry Pancake in a mug

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Save on a few dollars by making these mug pancakes, instead of buying the entire box of pancake mix, which you’ll end up forcing yourself to eat one too many in a sitting.

Whisk together three tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, two tablespoons maple syrup, one tablespoon milk, one tablespoon olive oil, one egg, mix till batter has no lumps in it. Then mix in one diced strawberry.

Mircowave for one minute, until top firms. Garnish with strawberries and drizzle on maple syrup.


  • Three tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 strawberry diced

6. Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal

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Oat meals are quick and easy to make, but here’s a recipe that requires almost no effort at all.

Stir in mug three tablespoons rolled oats, six tablespoons water, two tablespoons milk, and two teaspoon peanut butter. Pop mug into microwave for a minute then stir and put it back into the oven. Repeat steps again for three minutes until the rolled oats is cooked. Add milk if it becomes too thick. Top it with a spoonful of strawberry jam when serving.


  • 3 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 6 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoon peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoon strawberry jam

7. French Toast

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First, cut up bread into cubes then set it aside in a mug. Place one tablespoon of butter into the another cup and coat the surface with the butter, add one egg and two tablespoons of milk, then sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top before whisking it all together.

Pour the mixture into the mug with the bread cubes, press it down a little — but not too much — allowing the bread to soak up the mixture. Then, pop it into the microwave for a minute, add on 15 more seconds after.

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Sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on top, along with a drizzle of maple syrup, for added sweetness and flavour.


  • 1 slice of bread, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Maple syrup

Have a go at these recipes and let us know which of these are your favourite, or share with us your own little mug recipes too! These are so fun to make, it makes ‘cooking’ (heating up food) that more enjoyable.

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