Cooking for one can sometimes be a challenge but when you are in a hurry and want something hot and delicious, the microwave can be your saviour.
What are microwave recipes? They require less than five minutes of cooking in a microwave, and all in a mug.
So what you are left with after that is a steaming cup of goodness, and not much washing up to do – just your plain mug, and whatever crockery you choose to eat with.
Undecided on what to have? Here are some recipes for microwave meals in a mug that will make you look forward to meal times more.
1 slice of bread (any kind you like)
2 tbs milk (whole, soy, almond, coconut, non-fat, etc.)
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp maple syrup
Toppings – blueberries, maple syrup, nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans)
Slice bread into cubes and set aside.
Mix egg, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup in a bowl then soak the cubes of bread.
Alternate placing the soaked cubes and blueberries in the mug.
Cover with a paper towel or napkin, then microwave your mixture for about two minutes or until the egg is cooked fully. Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with nuts.
4 tbs almond flour
⅛ tsp baking powder
⅛ tsp baking soda
⅛ tsp Himalayan pink salt
3 tbs unsweetened almond milk
1 tbs coconut oil
1 tbs no sodium added marinara sauce
1 tbs shredded mozzarella cheese
55g of cooked beef
½ tsp Italian seasoning
1 bunch spinach
Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a microwavable mug.
Add the almond milk and oil then mix together.
Spoon in the marinara sauce and spread it around the surface of the batter.
Sprinkle on the cheese, beef, spinach, and dried herbs.
Microwave for 1 minute.
Apple cinnamon mug cake
120ml apple sauce
30ml vegetable oil
5ml vanilla extract
150ml self-raising flour
80ml brown sugar
5ml ground cinnamon
1ml ground nutmeg
A pinch of salt
60ml chopped dried cranberries
Cream cheese icing
30ml cream cheese
30ml icing sugar
Combine all the ingredients for the cake in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth.
Pour into 1 extra-large microwave-safe mug.
Microwave on high for 1 – 2 minutes.
Serve warm topped with cream cheese icing.
Icing: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk with a fork until smooth.
Recipes: Independent Newspapers Archives.