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2 Minute Blueberry Muffin in a Mug

This blueberry muffin in a mug recipe is so good and a great way to make breakfast in the microwave in 2 minutes. An individual single serving mug recipe treat you don’t have to share! 

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Have you ever made a blueberry muffin in a mug? It’s such a fun breakfast or snack that just takes two minutes to cook in your microwave. One of the best muffin recipes on The Typical Mom blog.

Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake

Fluffy like our pancake in a mug, and just like when you bake them in the oven. You’ve got to try our latest one here and let us know what you think! We love this recipe. My youngest daughter came up with muffin in a mug recipe and it was fun experimenting with it. It took a few trial and errors until this blueberry in a mug recipe was born. A perfect little treat she can make all by herself.

Can you microwave regular muffin mix?

Yes, we have even made Instant Pot blueberry muffins with it. I love boxed Krusteaz brand mixes. If you make the batter as directed you can use that instead. Still spray the inside of your mug and only fill 1/3 way full. Then you can follow the same timing below and adjust as necessary since the amount you add may be slightly different. Test with a toothpick in the center and add 30 more seconds until it comes out clean.

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How much time will it take in a microwave to bake muffins?

2-3 minutes depending on how much batter you are cooking at a time. If you are using a large mug, only fill 1/3 of the way full or it won’t cook all the way thru. Microwaving 1-2 mug fulls at a time will give you the best results.

Can you bake blueberry muffin in the microwave without a mug?

Yes, we’ve done this with banana bread in a mug but in silicone baking cups, those are great for this. Set a few on a plate in case there is a little overflow. Pour the batter into microwave-safe silicone muffin cups or a microwave-safe muffin pan, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Use medium high setting at 70-80% power to avoid overcooking the edges while the center remains undercooked.

Once again, typically, it takes about 2-4 minutes to cook a muffin in the microwave. Start by microwaving for 2 minutes, then check adding 30 seconds if they aren’t done.

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What are the health benefits of blueberries?

These little babies are full of great fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. There is NO cholesterol either and the fiber content helps to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. Huge benefit if your levels tend to run a bit high AND you love this tasty fruit. 😉 Great in our zucchini blueberry muffins too.

Does blueberry give you energy?

Well, it’s not like a RedBull or anything. They are a good natural bit of energy since they steadily release sugars into your bloodstream which should give you a longer lasting energy boost in your day!

  • I have yet to try this with frozen berries but I would assume that would be fine too.
  • Of course the texture will be a bit off because they’ll be softer and often times the juice escapes in the freezing process.
  • You could try it though if that’s all you have and give us your feedback below. 😉

Yes these are my all time favorite fruits so we have created a whole roundup of the best blueberry recipes here too. This is just the quickest of them all to make.

muffin in a mug

Microwave on high for a 2 minute cooking time to finish your blueberry mug cake. I haven’t used frozen blueberries but I suppose you could. I would defrost them first though.

How do You Make a Muffin in a Mug

If you’ve never made a mug muffin it’s really quite simple. Just mix the dry ingredients together in your mug, add your wet ingredients, mix the batter and then stir in blueberries.

  1. A large microwave safe mug – or else it will overflow
  2. All purpose flour
    1. make sure you know how to measure flour properly or it will be dense
    2. I haven’t made this with wheat flour, and unsure it would work since it is much more dense
  3. Brown sugar
  4. Sugar 
  5. Baking powder
  6. Butter
  7. Vanilla extract
  8. Milk – 2% or whole is best or it will be a bit dry, almond milk could be used too
  9. Fresh blueberries are best 

You could add a bit of crumb topping for muffins on top too.

breakfast in a mug

Why are muffins called muffins?

Said to come from the term German Muffen, the plural of Muffe translates to a small cake in the English language. In a muffin tin, our banana bread muffins are possibly our favorites.

We made a brownie in a mug years ago and soon learned with that that you need a large mug. We had a mess the first time when we didn’t. I linked to a good one above so you can get the idea and use it for this as well as a few others like our:

What’s nice about this microwave muffin in a mug is that it is egg free and requires no baking which makes it a great easy rv meal.

blueberry muffin for one

Blueberry is on the top of the list no matter who you ask really. Our 3 ingredient Blueberry pie filling cupcakes are a close second.

  • Chocolate chip muffins are widely popular but not always thought of as a breakfast, rather a dessert most times.
  • Apple cinnamon is up there at the third most popular muffin choice out there. Great with fresh diced Fuji if you ask us.
  • Banana muffins are easy using your favorite cake mix banana bread recipe, poured into muffin cups rather than loaf style.
  • Strawberry is a popular choice but they’re not always in season.

Chocolate muffins are great, but if you ask me they’re more of a quick and easy dessert recipe too.

Yes, we still bake our favorite moist zucchini bread, but when we travel it’s nice to have  microwave mug meals on hand. Also, when it’s blazing hot outside during the summertime there is NO way I am turning on my oven.  If you’re looking for other easy treats to make, try these:

Blueberry Muffin in a Mug

Can you bake in a microwave?

Remember, we are all about easy so the fewer the ingredients the better if you ask me. These cherry brownies only use 2 ingredients too. I have made them for potlucks and people go crazy over them. They can’t believe how easy they are!

  1. How to Make a Mug Cake with Cake Mix is great! Yes, you only need your favorite cake mix and angel food for this easy dessert.
  2. Our chocolate chip cookie in a mug is one people go crazy over, seen above. I bet you will too!
Is it safe to bake dough in a microwave?

I mean if you are comfortable nuking food in general then this is really no different. You can bake in a microwave using muffin batter in silicone cups for about 2 minutes. Cooking cookie dough in a microwave actually works too! One at high power for 40-60 seconds works great, add 10 seconds if you want it firmer.

Time needed: 2 minutes

Blueberry in a Mug

  1. Mix

    In a small dish melt your butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. In your mug stir together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, and baking powder well. Pour in your melted butter, milk, and vanilla and stir so you have batter and no powder is left. Gently fold in your fresh blueberries.

  2. Microwave and cook

    Put into the microwave for 2 minutes. Eat immediately for best results!

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Blueberry Muffin in a Mug

Easy blueberry muffin in a mug recipe is so good and a great way to make breakfast in the microwave in 2 minutes for one person. You don't have to share!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry, muffin, mug, mug cake
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 583kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small dish melt your butter in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • In your mug stir together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, and baking powder well.
  • Pour in your melted butter, milk, and vanilla and stir so you have batter and no powder is left.
  • Gently fold in your fresh blueberries.
  • Put into the microwave for 2 minutes. Eat immediately for best results!

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Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Muffin in a Mug
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 583 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 49g54%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 809IU16%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 123mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sandra

Sunday 27th of August 2023

I have made this recipe 3 times and the muffins are delicious! The 3rd time I added banana and microwaved it 30 more seconds!😋

The Typical Mom

Sunday 27th of August 2023

awesome

Andrea

Wednesday 31st of May 2023

Delicious breakfast. Yummy!

Carrie Robinson

Wednesday 31st of May 2023

Such a genius idea when I am craving a muffin and don't want to bake an entire batch! Was great. :)

Elizabeth

Wednesday 31st of May 2023

What a great idea! I love blueberries so it's nice to be able to whip up a single muffin quickly for breakfast or a snack instead of baking a whole batch. Thanks for sharing!

Nikki

Sunday 3rd of July 2022

Came out great, will make again, kind of tasted like a blueberry pancake as well!

The Typical Mom

Monday 4th of July 2022

So good right?

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