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My Favorite Mug Cooking Recipes

by Linda Paul 3 years ago in recipe

Omelets, Cakes, and Cobblers!

I am in love with mug cooking. In fact, I am pretty much obsessed with mug cooking! I must have at least 40 mugs. I have collected them over 30 years and now I can finally give each of them a chance to do that for which it was created. I even have given a few away to friends and family filled with delectable treats. I figure the more I give away the more I can collect! I now have a large walk-in closet with almost full shelves. I go and sit in there when I am feeling down and I always feel better seeing all those shiny mugs looking down at me.

Since I enjoy my mug cooking so very much, I have decided to share five of my favorite mug recipes with you.

Here they are:

1. Peanut Butter and Jelly Mug Sandwiches


  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • I tablespoon of your favorite jam or jelly


  1. Place butter in a microwavable mug and heat about 20 seconds of until just barely melted.
  2. Remove the mug from the microwave and add in the remaining ingredients (except the jelly or jam) and mix with a fork until ingredients are lightly mixed together.. don’t over mix.
  3. When the batter is mixed drop the spoonful of jam in the center.
  4. Microwave the mixture for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Check at 45 seconds. If the top layer is fairly firm on top. If it is still soggy, let it cook for a few more seconds. You will find the happy medium of timing once you have made this treat a couple of time.
  5. Serve immediately for the best flavor, even though it is almost as good cold.

2. Omelet in a Mug


  • 2 or 3 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon of diced meat (ham, sausage, etc.)
  • 1 Tablespoon of salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon of shredded cheese (I love sharp cheddar)
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt, pepper and any other flavorings you like


  1. Lightly spray your mug with cooking spray.
  2. Break eggs into the mug and whisk together with a fork.
  3. Add the diced meat, salsa, cheese and salt and pepper and whisk well.
  4. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove mug, stir, and break up any large chunks of egg.
  5. Cook for another 45 to 60 seconds or until the eggs are set.
  6. Sprinkle a little more cheese on top.
  7. Enjoy!

3. Mug Macaroni and Cheese


  • 1/3 cup elbow macaroni
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup of your favorite shredded cheese.
  • ½ tablespoon of butter or margarine (optional)


  1. Combine pasta and water in a large mug.
  2. Microwave at 1-minute intervals, stirring and checking the doneness of the pasta. Water should be absorbed and pasta should be soft after 4 minutes.
  3. Add the cheese, milk, and butter (if you want to use butter). Adding butter makes the recipe a little bit creamier.
  4. Put the mac and cheese back in the microwave for 1 minute, stir well.
  5. Enjoy!

4. Nutella and Rocher Mug Cake


  • 3 tablespoons Nutella
  • 4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons self-rising flour
  • 1 or 2 Ferraro Rocher candies... depending on your stress level.


  1. Add all the ingredients in a mug in the order they appear on the ingredients list.
  2. Whisk well with a fork.
  3. Microwave for about 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  4. Add a spoonful of whipped topping.
  5. Enjoy!

5. Peach Cobbler in a Mug


  • 1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1–4 ounce container diced peaches, well drained


  1. Heat butter in microwave about 20 seconds.
  2. Combine sugar, flour, milk powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl, add water and stir. Transfer the mixture into a mug and stir with a fork until the batter is well mixed. Add in the peaches on top of the batter.
  3. Heat in the microwave on 70% for 2 minutes. Let the mug rest in the microwave for 1 more minute. Cool slightly. Eat as is or add a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
  4. Enjoy!
Linda Paul
Linda Paul
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Linda Paul

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a writer. I tend to see life as a series of snapshots and magical moments. My six children are grown now, I am retired, and I would dearly love to pursue my love of the written word.

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