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I found these great recipes and just had to try them! Each recipe takes less than 5 minutes and they taste amazing. There are three recipes in a mug. A brownie, a blueberry muffin and a banana muffin. I love eating one of these for breakfast or after school and they are super easy to make! 5 minute cakes 029

Tips:

  1. Using a wide rimmed mug allows quicker/even cooking and easy access for a scoop of ice cream…but isn’t necessary.  Any microwaveable mug will work but you may have to keep checking every 30 seconds after the first minute.
  2. A “pinch” is literally a small pinch.
  3. Do not use olive oil for the vegetable oil-the taste is too strong for this small amount and it ruins the flavour.
 Brownie:
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This brownie recipe is a request from my friend 😉 It is a little bit too rich for me- but I am not a chocolate fanatic. My mom tried this one and says that adding the caramel squares tops it off!
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • ​3 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • pinch salt ​
  • ​pinch cinnamon
  • (whisk/stir above 5 ingredients in mug)
  • 1/4 cup milk (water works too)
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
Stir in:
  • 1 Tbsp chocolate chips
  • 2 Kraft Caramel squares (optional; but delicious)
In a microwave safe mug, add first 5 ingredients and use small whisk to stir.  Add liquids and mix thoroughly.  Stir in chocolate chips and caramel squares.
Heat 1 minute and then add 30 second intervals until it feels firm when you touch the top. Mine took 1 min 30 seconds in these mugs.
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Blueberry Muffin:
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You will need:
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • pinch baking soda
  • (whisk/stir)
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • (stir well)
  • 2 Tbsp blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • sprinkle brown sugar(optional)
In microwave safe mug add first 4 ingredients and stir well or whisk together.  Add milk and oil, stir well and then mix in blueberries.  Top with brown sugar (optional).
Microwave 1 min 30 seconds and check. If top feels wet, continue to microwave every 30 seconds until firm but moist.
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Banana Loaf/muffin/bread:
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  • 1/4-1/3 ripe banana (mash well in mug-no chunks)
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp flour
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • (mix well)
  • Sprinkle 2 tsp chopped nuts on top (optional but tastes so authentic).
Microwave 1 min 30 seconds and check.  Top should feel spongy but not wet.  If needed, microwave 30 seconds more and repeat until cooked.
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