If you're only using your coffee mug for drinking coffee, you're doing it wrong. As these recipes reveal, your coffee mug's just about the only cooking gear you need. That and a spork.
Go ahead, cook 'em in your coffee mug.
Breakfast is typically the meal that needs to be ready fast. Which just might make it the most important mug-made-meal of the day. "The whole purpose of anything you cook in a mug in the microwave is to make eating quick and easy," says Paula. "This recipe does that with a few easy-to-remember ingredients that cook up just fine in the microwave."
English muffin optional. "Easy and delicious without a ton of prep or clean up!" says Jillian. "What more could you ask for from a simple yet filling breakfast?"
It's the 7-minute doughnut. Mix together the ingredients in a mug. Then 'wave it for just two minutes. "A fast and simple recipe that doesn't require a deep fryer," explains PMae, the recipe submitter. "It doesn't look like a doughnut, but it's really easy, tastes great, and is super spongy!"
Misplace your mug? No trouble. The avocado shell is the mug. Better still: "No cooking required," says KyLeeAnn, the recipe submitter. "It's a quick, healthy, and delicious recipe guaranteed to make you feel and look good."
Cake for lunch.
Note: A mug will work here. But the Fritos bag could do dish duty just as well. Slice the bag open along the long end and fill it with cheese and chili.
Single-serve mug meatloaf is ready in 15 minutes. "Who would think this would work? Meatloaf -- in the microwave?" asks BirdieMama, before answering: "But it works just as described and was very good!"
This 5-minute cake is ready in...15 minutes. "As a poor starving college student, this recipe is one of my favorites," says Kitty, the recipe submitter. "It is quick, cheap, and 1-portion size."
Here's how to make a paleo-friendlier chocolate cake...in your mug. Coconut flour and olive oil are the keys to keeping things positively paleo.
"Make a healthy breakfast in a coffee mug in under two minutes in the microwave," says Nana Clare, the recipe submitter. "Add fruit, such as raisins, a few pieces of chopped apples, or dried apricots, if desired."