Pancake in a mug is a great breakfast for one idea! If you’ve never had a microwave mug breakfast it’s fun for kids on busy mornings.
Have you tried to microwave a pancake in a mug yet? It’s fun to do with kids in the morning for breakfast, they can even make it themselves! Just one fun mug recipe here on The Typical Mom. (affiliate links present)
Pancake in a Cup
We have made all sorts of recipes in a mug I tell you. Why? Because it’s fun y’all. I mean we’ve even made pizza in a mug of all things.
Want dessert for one? NO problem, make our chocolate chip cookie in a mug and you’ll be blown away at how good it is.
- If you really love it you can mix the dry ingredients in baggies.
- Then pull one out, dump it into a mug, add milk, butter and egg and you’re set to “cook”.
Here’s how you get started.
Pancake Mix Mug Cake
It only takes 5 minutes to throw everything together and 2 minutes to “bake” it to perfection.
Mug Pancake Ingredients are:
- Large microwave safe mug
- All purpose flour
- Baking powder
You can use snack Ziploc bags to mix these 3 things together and save them for later, then add:
I haven’t used bagged mix yet like we did with our air fryer pancakes but I imagine that would be fine too. You’d just have to cut it down to a very small amount so it didn’t overflow. When you’re ready into a large mug to cook in.
You can just use the mug to whisk together your pancake in a mug ingredients. Use a small bowl if you’d rather but less to clean is usually the way to go.
I suggest a LARGE mug because a regular one is likely to overflow. Here are a few questions you might have before you get started:
As long as you’re using a microwave safe dish, yes! You can make strawberry cake in a mug and all sorts of other variations.
If you want to use ready made mixes like this, add 1/2 cup dry mix from box + 1/4 c. water or milk + stir together and microwave for 1 minute! OR follow our homemade pancake in a mug here.
The great part about this easy breakfast recipe is you don’t need a box of ready made mix. Below is a simple homemade pancake mix recipe to use.
I have a printable recipe at the bottom of this post but here are quick step by step directions too:
Time needed: 2 minutes.
Pancake in a Mug
In a small mixing bowl whisk together dry ingredients, then add wet and incorporate.
Pour this into a large mug that has been sprayed with non stick spray.
Microwave for 2 minutes cooking time or until toothpick pushed into the center comes out clean.
Eat your fluffy pancake as is or dice fruit for the top, or top with syrup.
It really is that easy!! For one person in the morning it is perfection. My teenagers love it too because it’s quick and they don’t need my help to make a “complete meal” for themselves.
They even make this as a sweet snack here and there.
We didn’t stop there though! Oh yes there are so many recipes in a mug you can make I tell you.
I told you about the cookie above, but our brownie in a mug is seriously to die for. Adding a tbsp of peanut butter in the center takes it over the top and mouth watering y’all.
Want some protein, or looking for a keto low carb alternative, or addition to this idea? We have made an omelette in a mug too! OH Yes it is as good as it looks here too.
Make them both and see which you prefer early in the morning hours. Mix them up and give yourself a variety too. Add things you love inside like diced bell peppers or sliced mushrooms are always a win.
- For an afternoon snack, use 2 ingredients to make angel food cake in a mug too.
- Use boxed mix to make Bisquick muffins too.
What is your favorite mug recipe to make in your home? We’d love to try a few new ones if you have something we haven’t tried.
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Full instructions including nutritional information if you use the ingredients below are listed. Toppings are not included in amounts shown.
Pancake in a Mug
- In a small mixing bowl whisk together dry ingredients, then add wet and incorporate.
- Pour this into a large mug that has been sprayed with non stick spray.
- Microwave for 2 minutes or until toothpick pushed into the center comes out clean.