30 easy recipes in a mug

College kid? Single? Short lunch break at work? Whatever the reason, sometimes you just need a quick meal. But what if you could make that meal in a coffee mug? Easy clean up, correct portion sizes and fast! These recipes will do just that!

You’ll need a coffee mug and a microwave or oven plus a few simple ingredients. Then you’ll be on the way to some tasty meals in minutes! There’s plenty of variety to keep you satisfied too!




  1. Chocolate chip cookies – you’ll need another mug for your milk!
  2. Scrambled eggs
  3. Snickerdoodle cake
  4. Mac N Cheese
  5. German Pancakes
  6. Peanut Butter Cake
  7. Banana Bread
  8. Quiche
  9. Chilaquiles
  10. Meatloaf
  11. Blueberry Muffins
  12. Baked Oatmeal
  13. Chocolate Banana Cake
  14. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
  15. Strawberry Shortcake
  16. Sugar Cookies
  17. Nutella Cake
  18. Coffee Cake
  19. Avocado Cake
  20. Cinnamon Roll Cake
  21. Cheesecake
  22. Pumpkin Cake
  23. Egg Fried Rice
  24. Caramel Apple Cake
  25. French Toast
  26. Red Velvet Cake
  27. Cottage Cheese Puff
  28. Coconut Chair Muffin
  29. Cheesy Bacon and Eggs
  30. Chocolate Pudding

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    lela
    September 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    What a great collection! I can’t wait to try them. Thanks so much for joining the party at Inspiration Thursday! Have a fantastic week!

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    Katie
    September 6, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    This is so Great! I am going to try some of these. This is great for when I am trying to cook breakfast for my toddler.

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    Lori Fortini
    September 6, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I’ve tried scrambled eggs, but who knew there were so many recipes! Great, diverse mix!

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    jillconyers
    September 4, 2015 at 5:53 am

    I love love mug cakes. Thanks for the roundup.

    Happy TGIF Jenn!

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    DivineElementsDesign
    September 3, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Oh my… I couldn’t believe you actually had 30 different recipes… How awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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    Shann Eva
    September 3, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    These are awesome! No one ever wants to eat the same thing in my house, so these portion sizes are perfect. Thanks for all the recipes.

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      Jenn @ BecauseImCheap.com
      September 3, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Shann. Could you imagine 4 different meals in 4 different mugs? I think I’ll have to try that πŸ˜‰

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    Audrey Stowe
    September 3, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I LOVE making chocolate chip cookies in a mug! Didn’t know of all the other ones you named…. will have to try that too! xx

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      Jenn @ BecauseImCheap.com
      September 3, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      These work so well for me when my husband works late and I need to “treat yo’self” without feeling wasteful πŸ™‚

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    One Mug
    September 3, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Oooo I love this list of Mug Recipes. I have tried a couple cake in a mug recipes and loved it. So easy and quick. Which is your favorite?

    • Reply
      Jenn @ BecauseImCheap.com
      September 3, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      I love making scrambled eggs in a mug. It’s super easy cleanup and easy to pack for breakfast at work πŸ™‚

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