15 things you didn’t know you could make in a mug

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  • Far from just mug cake recipes, these simple mug recipes show you can make a range of quick and simple treats using just a humble kitchen mug.

    SO, mugs at the ready! This round-up of delicious things you didn’t know you could make in a mug is going to boggle your mind.

    From a speedy crumble to tasty muffins and an easy quiche to meatloaf (yes, really!), we’ve got the weirdest and most wonderful creations you can make in the kitchen must-have – a mug!

    Now, it doesn’t have to be one of those epic mugs you got for Christmas once upon a time and is now sitting at the back of your cupboard collecting dust. It can be the very cup you use for your favourite brew, be it tea or coffee. As long as it’s microwaveable and doesn’t overheat so you can hold it and enjoy your tasty treat straight afterwards, it will work perfectly!

    These mug recipes are going to blow your mind. Are you ready?

    1. The mug-nut

    Get the recipe: biggerbolderbaking.com

    Yes, a mug-nut is a thing! Say hello to the delicious, one and only jam doughnut baked in a mug in the microwave. Now, we’ve seen it all!

    2. The Italian fave

    Get the recipe: biggerbolderbaking.com

    No, your eyes do not deceive you. This really is a pizza made in a mug. If your minds are boggled by this idea, you just wait until you try it!

    3. Mug cake recipes

    …But with a twist!

    Get the recipe: Maltesers mug cake

    CAKE. Everyone loves cake! Especially when it can be whipped up in the microwave in a speedy five mins and then eaten out of a mug while you watch the telly. Mug cake recipes have come a long way since a simple vanilla sponge  (with perhaps a little treacle) was first popped in the microwave. Our favourite mug cake recipes include our mouth-watering melty Maltesers mug cake (above) and our Mini Egg chocolate mug cake recipe – which tastes just as good as it looks!

    Get the recipe: Mini Egg chocolate mug cake recipe

    4. The Cookie Monster

    Get the recipe: melskitchencafe.com

    Any cookie lover will be overwhelmed to know that you can now make that classic chocolate chip cookie in a mug. We know, we’re still not over it either!

    5. The loaf

    Get the recipe: chindeep.com

    Yes, you really can make bread in a mug. It’s an individual portion for each of your guests. What a great idea!

    6. The Sunday favourite

    Get the recipe: heathersfrenchpress.com

    Oh, we do love a crumble. Be it apple, blackcurrant, rhubarb – you name it, we’ll eat it, especially when it comes in a mug.

    7. The Frenchie

    Get the recipe: sheknows.com

    French toast just got better! You can now make this syrup-covered favourite in a matter of minutes. Just wait for the PING!

    8. The posh one

    Get the recipe: simplygluten-free.com/blog

    Your regular packed lunch just got interesting! Say hello to the mug quiche. It’s eggy, it’s delicious and it’s in a mug!

    9. The cheesy one

    Get the recipe: cheeserank.com

    Hands up if you love mac ‘n’ cheese! You’re not the only one. Add some macaroni, heaps of cheese and press the button to watch the magic happen.

    10. The breakfast go-to

    Get the recipe: biggerbolderbaking.com

    In a rush? Need a quick brekkie before heading out the door? We give you the mug omelette!

    11. The roll

    Get the recipe: kirbiecravings.com

    It’ cinnamon, it’s a roll – need we say more?

    12. The mind-boggler

    Get the recipe: radacutlery.com

    Yes, you really can make meatloaf in a mug. Whether you’d want to eat it or not is a different story altogether but we thought it was worth a share.

    13. The Mexican

    Get the recipe: spoonuniversity.com

    Did someone say nachos? We don’t even care how you make them. They’re in a mug, we’re in!

    14. The one you won’t want to share

    Get the recipe: fivehearthome.com

    Like muffins? You can eat your muffin in a mug. Look who’s trendy now, ey?

    15. The naughty one

    Get the recipe: inspiredtaste.net

    OMG. Chocolate brownie in a mug. Yes, this is allowed!

    What is your favourite thing to make in a mug? Comment below!

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