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4 Quick ‘Breakfast in a Mug’ Recipes

Winter quarter slump and we’re all determined to sleep for as long as possible. With the darker days feeling shorter it’s hard to remain energetic and productive. But breakfast is still the most important meal of the day, and you can surely spare just five more minutes to whip something delicious up.


1. Blueberry Muffin in a Mug 

I tried this Monday morning and it was d e l i c i o u s. It only took me about 3-4 minutes and was way easier than I expected. Don’t be turned off by the number of ingredients, I had all of the ingredients in my kitchen just from previous baking.

 In a microwave safe mug put:

4 tbsp. flour

2 tbsp. sugar

1/8 tsp. baking powder

3 tbsp. milk

1 tbsp. vegetable oil

Pinch of baking soda

Then stir together, mix in blueberries, and sprinkle brown sugar over the top. Microwave for about 1 min and 30 seconds (times may change with wattage). And enjoy!


2. Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal in a Mug (Vegan) 


In a microwave safe mug, whisk together:

3 tbsp. rolled Oats (not quick or steel cut oats)

6 tbsp. water

2 tbsp. Nut milk (or regular milk)

2 tsp. peanut butter

Microwave for one minute, then stop and stir. Cook for another minute, stir, and cook until done. Stirring is important! Keeps it from overheating and overflowing, Roughly 3 minutes to cook in total. Top with jelly/jam and a little milk.


3. French Toast in a Mug

In a microwave safe mug, stir until combined:

5 tbsp. milk

1 egg

2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sugar)

Cut 2 slices of bread, buttered (White, challah, brioche), into square bite sized pieces and add to the mug. Press the bread down so it’s submerged in the liquid.

Add and stir any additional toppings like chocolate.

1 tablespoon of chocolate chips/ chunks (optional)

This is a great recipe to customize! Add fruit, chocolate, or nuts.

Microwave for about 1-1½ min. (May vary.) 


4. Omelette in a Mug 


This is a great recipe if you live in the dorms but don’t have time for the omelette line in the dining hall. It’s super simple and super customizable.

In a microwavable mug, mix together:

2 eggs

2 tbsp. milk (or water)

Onions, cheese, scallions, ham, bacon bits, or peppers

Salt & pepper or Johnny’s seasoning.

Microwave for one minute, stir to break up any chunk of egg, and then microwave for another 30- 45 seconds. Times will vary but be careful not to overcook the egg or it might come out rubbery. Top with salsa, avocado, or serve with some toast.



You can also make any of these the night before and refrigerate them for the morning. If you try any of these recipes, post a pic on Instagram with the hashtag #hercampuswwu . Happy cooking!

Danika is a student at Western Washington University where she is majoring in English Creative Writing and minoring in Writing Studies. She's an avid reader and aspiring young adult/children's literature publisher. Her interests include intramural sports, traveling, Harry Styles, and all things Disneyland. Follow her on twitter or check out her website.
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