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There are so many reasons why I love making food in mugs. First of all, mug meals are always adorable—especially when I use my favorite blue-striped ceramic mug. Second, it makes portion control so much easier. But most importantly, making my meals in a mug means that there are fewer dishes!
As a college student, I started experimenting with mug meals. My first one was a chocolate cake recipe, but honestly, it didn't exactly turn out as I expected. Don't get disgruntled if your first try isn't perfect! The cook time can vary from microwave to microwave.
Try 20-second bursts to get each dish just right and in no time you can use a mug to make every meal! Here are some of our favorite mug recipes that will make your tummy — and your dishwasher — happy. (College students everywhere, be prepared to bookmark this!)
Breakfast mug recipes
Because when you're running late, there's no time to break out a frying pan.
Just the photo of this ooey, gooey treat makes us drool. Top it with a generous dollop of your favorite Greek yogurt — and you're basically eating a cupcake for breakfast.
I haven't decided which part is my favorite: the juicy filling or crunchy and sweet streusel topping. That's okay, I'll just have to have seconds to find out.
You can easily swap in your favorite ingredients — like extra bacon or cheddar!
Turn leftover quinoa into a delicious, fiber-rich breakfast that'll totally jazz up your morning routine.
Lunch and dinner mug recipes
Pizza that's fast, easy and actually tastes fantastic? This seemed too good to be true at first. Turns out it's possible, and it's delicious.
Takes the hassle (and the crazy portions) out of lasagna to create this super simple dish. Dinner is served!
Dessert mug recipes
When the late night sweet tooth sets in, go for this. It's decadent, gooey and perfectly portioned so you don't feel that post-cake guilt.
No fire pit? No worries. You can make delicious s'mores in the comfort of your own home minus the stress of burning your marshmallows.
Transform leftover rice into this creamy treat.
It's truly just a little bit of heaven. Be sure to top with ice cream or your favorite fruit.
Another chocolate cake recipe, because can you really go wrong? Beside being a great snack, it also makes a great gift! Simply package the dry ingredients in a mug and attach the recipe.
Have more mug recipes we've got to try? Let us know!