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10 Healthy Mug Recipes You Can Make in Minutes
We all have cravings—the key is satisfying them smartly. So instead of baking up an entire batch of brownies that'll tempt you for the whole week, keep your portions in check with these single-serving mug recipes you can whip up in a matter of minutes. We've also included a few dinner and breakfast recipes for the days you're eating solo. The best part? Only one dish to clean.
Mug Recipes: Single-Serve Brownie
Say hello to a rich, gooey dark chocolate brownie that has a secret sweetener: maple syrup. This recipe from Southern In-Law is perfect for those days when you just need a chocolate fix—and since it has no added fat or refined sugar, we won't tell if you add a scoop of ice cream.
Get the recipe: Southern In-Law
Mug Recipes: Chocolate Cream Berry Fireworks Pie
This mug recipe from Vegan Richa requires a longer wait before digging in, but it's well worth it. A twist on enjoying a healthy warm-weather classic of yogurt and fruit, this pie adds in chocolate and freezes the yogurt to give your taste buds a real fireworks show.
Get the recipe: Vegan Richa
Three Clever Sisters
Mug Recipes: Microwave Polenta
Mug recipes aren't only for dessert. This dinner dish from Three Clever Sisters eliminates the tedious work behind the creamy Southern staple with just a few minutes in the microwave. Whether you enjoy in a mug or bowl is up to you, but if you're enjoying it solo—maybe with a few sautéed mustard greens, as shown—we say have some fun and go for the mug.
Get the recipe: Three Clever Sisters
Running to the Kitchen
Mug Recipes: Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cake
Hazelnut lovers, rejoice: This mug recipe from Running to the Kitchen will make you weak in the knees after five minutes of prep time. For an even tastier bite, Gina recommends dropping an extra spoonful of hazelnut butter into the center of the batter before microwaving—it'll turn it into a lava cake-like center that oozes pure food ecstasy.
Get the recipe: Running to the Kitchen
Chocolate Covered Katie
Banana Breakfast Cake
Mug Recipes: Cinnamon Maple Breakfast Quinoa
You likely consider quinoa a mainstay in your dinner rotation, but this quickie microwave recipe from Lauren's Latest will convince you to make it a morning meal. "It's a blank canvas and I treat it similarly to oatmeal," says Lauren. "Nuts, sliced fruit, and a drizzle of maple syrup is just perfect."
Get the recipe: Lauren's Latest
Mug Recipes: Tart Cherry Nutty Mug Cake
If muffins are what you love, try this mug recipe from Healthy Aperture for a breakfast with less sugar than your average bakery favorite. The tart cherries add a zing to your morning bite—and topping it with a dollop of Greek yogurt will give a punch of protein to help keep you full until lunch.
Get the recipe: Healthy Aperture
Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Mug Recipes: Omelet in a Mug
Savory dishes deserve a spot in your mug, too. This egg recipe from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom only takes two minutes of your time and is completely customizable to the ingredients you already have in the fridge.
Get the recipe: Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Paleo on a Budget
Mug Recipes: Paleo Mug Cake
You only need a handful of ingredients—only six are on this shopping list—to make a dairy-free cookie for one. You could be generous and share with a Paleo-friendly BFF, but it's so good we doubt you'll want to share.
Get the recipe: Paleo on a Budget
Full Thyme Student
Mug Recipes: One-Minute Quiche
If oatmeal just isn't doing it for you anymore, take a weekend staple and add it to your daily routine with this mug recipe from Full Thyme Student. "Just crack an egg in a mug, and add anything else you want to it, like bread, cheese, tomatoes, and ham," says Daisy. If you really want to cut down on time, make your mug of ingredients the night before, refrigerate, and pop in the microwave while you brew your cup of coffee.
Get the recipe: Full Thyme Student