Easy Microwave Recipes : 3 Mug-Friendly Tea Time Snacks!
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Searching for a fuss-free recipe to whip up a snack using a microwave? Well you’re in for a treat! One thing’s for sure, there’s no need to use your favourite stand mixer for these recipes. All you need is your trusty hands, a mug, and some simple ingredients you’ve probably already got in your kitchen. These three simple microwaveable recipes are perfect for that lazy Netflix-and-chill date night or some quick nibbles at teatime. Whether you like your cake eggless or your doughnut in a mug, there’s an option for everyone! Plus, our Muslim friends could use these mug-cake recipes as inspiration for some quick-fire pre-dawn sahur meals!

Nutella and Peanut Butter Cake

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp + ½ tbsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil/melted butter
  • 1 tbsp chocolate Nutella
  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp icing sugar
  1. Place all the dry ingredients – flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and baking powder – in a large microwave-safe mug and whisk well.
  2. Add the cooking oil (avoid flavoured oil) and milk and mix lightly till evenly combined.
  3. Add Nutella and peanut butter into your batter mixing evenly to avoid clumps.
  4. Place the mug in the microwave and cook for 1 minute on high power).

Eggless Fluffy Pancakes

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¾ tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose/cake flour
  • ¾ tbsp baking powder
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  1. Place butter in a medium-sized microwave-safe mug and heat in the microwave for 10 seconds.
  2. Add sugar and milk to the bowl, stirring the mixture lightly.
  3. Gradually add sifted flour and baking powder and use a fork to mix well.
  4. Place bowl in microwave and cook for 1 minute on high power.
  5. Garnish generously with maple syrup and fruits of your choice!

Raspberry Jam Mugnut (Mug-Doughnut)

  • 2 tbsp (30g) unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose/cake flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp fine sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp strawberry jam
  • Extra cinnamon sugar, sliced raspberries and mint leaves to garnish
  1. Place butter in a microwave-safe mug and heat in microwave until melted, approximately 10-20 seconds.
  2. Gradually add in sugar, milk, flour, salt and baking powder.
  3. Mix lightly till combined.
  4. Once batter is mixed, make a hole in the centre of the batter and scoop a spoonful of strawberry jam into it.
  5. Microwave on high power for 45 seconds until the top is firm.
  6. Garnish generously with cinnamon sugar while your mugnut is still warm
  7. Add sliced raspberries and finely chopped mint leaves and you’re ready to serve.