Breakfast mug cake recipes: Try these sweet morning treats

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You may already be a fan of mug cakes — the single-serving microwave cakes you create in a cup make pretty irresistible desserts. Easy? Check. Convenient? Check. Delicious? Check. Waistline-friendly portion control? Check. But if you haven't tried mug cakes for breakfast, you're in for a treat.

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Get your mug out, gather a few simple ingredients and prepare for a steamy morning with two scrumptious breakfast mug-cake recipes — blueberry muffin, and almond and berry — from Mima Sinclair's new book, "Mug Cakes."

"Missing the frosting and toppings?" asks Sinclair. "Top your mug cakes with a generous spoon of creamy Greek yogurt swirled with your favorite jam. Or scatter with granola just before cooking to create a nice crunchy topping."

More mug cake ideas

Once you've mastered the mug cake, mix up the flavor combos with the following suggestions from Sinclair.

Cherry and Almond: Stir almond butter through your wet batter before adding the dry ingredients and a few halved cherries. You can even add some chopped almonds to the mix.

Banana and Honey: Stir a couple of tablespoons of honey and half a mashed banana through the batter mix. Once cooked, top with slices of the remaining banana and drizzle with extra honey to serve.

Toasted Hazelnut and Orange: Use a little fresh orange juice in place of milk and stir toasted hazelnuts and orange zest through the batter. Top with orange segments and a little brown sugar.

For more inspiration, check out these recipes, both savory and sweet:

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