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6 breakfast recipes you can make in a mug in your microwave

It took over 30 years, but I finally caved in and became a weekday breakfast lover. For years I relied on black coffee to fuel me through my mornings, until one day I decided to put my mug to a different use. After seeing a few breakfast-in-a-mug recipes floating around the web, I decided to finally try one — and my morning routine has never been the same. Here are 6 breakfast recipes you can make in a mug in your microwave — some are so good you may even want them for lunch, dinner and dessert, too.

1. Cheddar and Bacon Muffin in a Mug

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Make cheddar and bacon muffins in a mug in just 2 minutes!

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Make cheddar and bacon muffins in a mug in just 2 minutes!

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You're only two minutes away from this gooey savory breakfast.

2. Huevos Rancheros in a Mug

Teri Lyn Fisher

Get all the flavor of the classic Mexican dish with just a handful of ingredients.

3. Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake

Tara Fisher / Kyle Books

Served warm and straight out of the microwave, this berry breakfast is a hug in a cup.

4. Almond Berry Breakfast Mug

Tara Fisher / Kyle Books

Topped with a sweet crunchy streusel, this berry and almond mug cake is ready in a flash.

5. Easy Egg in a Mug

Meagan Wied

This 5-ingredient breakfast is a game changer! Feel free to swap in your favorite ingredients or dinner leftovers.

6. Quinoa, Banana and Coconut Breakfast Cake in a Mug

Nathan Congleton / TODAY

Quinoa for breakfast? Yes, it can totally make your morning exciting. All you need is some leftover quinoa, a mug and a microwave to make this magical, gluten-free breakfast that's high in fiber and potassium. It's a perfect way to start the day!

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