6 Healthy Recipes Made in a Mug in the Microwave

Nov 16 2016
Question@2x Hi Hungry Girl,

I'm new to your website. A friend said you have a recipe for some sort of egg scramble that can be made in the microwave. I love that idea! Can you tell me more? What else can I cook in the microwave?

Micro' Curious
Answer@2x Hi Micro’ Curious,

Welcome! Egg-mug recipes are a staple in the world of Hungry Girl. They cook up super fast, and there's no skillet to clean afterward! There are actually several things you can make in the microwave. Here are six of my favorites… All of 'em are quick, easy, and perfectly portion controlled!

It's All Greek to Me Egg Mug

Entire recipe: 117 calories, 2g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 459mg sodium, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 3g sugars, 16g protein

SmartPoints® value 2*

This recipe is one of the most popular HG egg mugs. The feta and basil bring so much flavor. The great thing about egg mugs is that you can easily customize 'em with whatever veggies and cheese you have on hand. But if you don't feel like experimenting, here are some more egg-mug recipes to choose from. Yum!

Bursting-with-Blueberries Muffin in a Mug

Entire recipe: 148 calories, 1g total fat (0g sat fat), 488mg sodium, 28g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 6.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 2*

This is one of our more recent microwave creations, and I'm super proud of it! Store-bought muffins are often oversized and loaded with calories. But baking up an entire batch of muffins is time consuming. That’s why this simple single-serving recipe rocks! If you're not a blueberry fan, try it with a couple of teaspoons of mini chocolate chips instead of berries. Mmmm...

PB Protein Mug Cake

Entire recipe: 138 calories, 5.5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 238mg sodium, 10.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 13g protein

SmartPoints® value 4*

Individual cake in a mug; it doesn't get much better than that! This one is crammed with peanut-butter flavor, yet the calorie count is so low. And all that protein makes it extra filling. More of a chocolate lover? Check out my Snickers Cake Mug. (Yes, it tastes as good as it sounds!)

Cinnamon Maple French Toast in a Mug

Entire recipe: 145 calories, 1.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 482mg sodium, 21g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 12g protein

SmartPoints® value 2*

A muffin isn't the only sweet breakfast treat you can cook in the microwave. This French toast tastes amazing, and it couldn't be easier to make. It's got lots of protein and fiber to help fuel your day. But it's not just for mornings... It makes an excellent snack or dessert as well!

Cherry Pie in a Mug

Entire recipe: 206 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 180mg sodium, 48g carbs, 5g fiber, 33.5g sugars, 1.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 3*

Another beloved baked dessert gets an HG makeover in the microwave! This one's made with frozen cherries, a great staple to keep in your freezer. (Sometimes, I eat them frozen. Shhh!) Add a few pantry essentials, and you've got a personal pie in a matter of minutes. This recipe works great with blueberries and mixed fruit too. And if apple pie is your weakness, you need this recipe for Red Hot Apple Pie in a Cup.

Made-in-a-Mug Bread Pudding for One

Entire recipe: 224 calories, 4g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 552mg sodium, 34g carbs, 6g fiber, 14.5g sugars, 12.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 5*

Last but not least, my take on a comfort-food classic: bread pudding. Packed with cinnamon-raisin goodness, it even has a sweet and gooey glaze on top. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it... This one's a must-try! And for a chocolate-banana spin, click right here.

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