As much as I wish I could start every day with a stack of pancakes or a luxurious omelet, I don’t usually have the time to whip up fancy things like that in the morning. Heck, I tend to barely have the time to brush my teeth and pick out a moderately acceptable outfit before I have to leave, so most days I’ll opt for a breakfast I can grab on my way out. If I’m cooking anything, it’s going to have to be quick.
Lately, though, I’ve realized that there is actually a way to whip up a warm, decadent breakfast on the fly. All you need is a mug, a microwave, and a little ingenuity. These 17 recipes adapt classics like muffins, cinnamon rolls, egg scrambles, and even French toast into small-batch versions that serve one, can be cooked inside of a mug, and will be done after just a few minutes in the microwave. They’re so simple, even the people who burn toast on the reg won’t have any problems making them. And they’re not just easy-to-make—they’re really delicious, too.
Cinnamon Roll in a Mug from The Iron You
This cinnamon roll tastes like the real deal and contains a whopping 9 grams of protein—way more than your typical cinnamon roll! Get the recipe here.