Quick 5-Minute French Toast in a Mug Recipe

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5-minute french toast

Craving a Quick French Toast Fix?

You came to the right place! Making french toast in a mug is super easy, and all you need is about 5 minutes of time, a microwave, a mug (of course), and some simple ingredients.

Several microwave French toast in a mug recipes left me wanting more flavor or the liquid to bread ratio wasn’t quite right. Then I found one I liked, tweaked it just a bit to make it even better, and now get to share it with you!

How to Make French Toast in a Mug (in the Microwave)

This is seriously easy, but if you need some a photo walkthrough, we’ve got you covered! If you just want a simple printable version of the recipe, scroll down to the bottom 🙂

french toast ingredients


Pretty standard stuff here for french toast. Butter, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, egg, and bread. Be sure to think up some topping ideas as well! I like to top with fruits, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, whipped cream, etc.

With soft, white bread, your French toast in a mug may be more soft and mushy. It is best with a more hearty type of bread, but feel free to change up the type of bread to whatever you want. I use my regular whole wheat sandwich bread pictured here with great success!

You could try homemade bread too if you want to go the extra mile. We have some great recipes for that:

Please note: it is possible for results to vary depending on your microwave, bread, and container. Nutrition info will also vary depending on the bread and toppings.

ramekin with egg and other ingredients

Step 1. Mix the French Toast Batter

Start by melting your butter in your dish of choice. Yes, this is French toast in a mug, but you can use a ramekin or microwave-safe bowl instead. 😉 Just make sure that it can hold at least one cup with a little wiggle room. I have 8-ounce ramekins and a variety of mugs that all work pretty well for this.

Then mix all your ingredients into the melted butter, except for the cubed bread. Use a fork to whisk the mixture until everything is combined.

french toast ready to be microwaved

Step 2. Add the Bread

Now you can gently fold the bread cubes into the mixture, being careful not to break them apart. Keep on mixing until each bread piece is covered, then let it sit for a minute to allow the bread to completely soak everything up.

Microwave french toast

Step 3. Microwave!

About a minute in the microwave should be enough, but if there’s still liquid in your mug, microwave it for another 10-30 seconds. Time will vary depending on your microwave.

When it’s finished, the mixture should be solid, and you’re ready to enjoy your mug french toast! Just be careful not to burn yourself, and don’t forget your toppings!

Quick french toast in a mug

Final Thoughts

I love that I almost always have all the ingredients on hand for this recipe. If I’m ever in the mood for a quick french toast, I just whip this up and enjoy!

Besides being just a simple breakfast recipe, this french toast in a mug is also great for breakfast in bed! It’s easy for kids to make (with a bit of supervision), and they can put it together for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and more!

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5-minute french toast

Quick 5-Minute French Toast in a Mug Recipe

Whip up some delicious French toast in a mug in only 5 minutes! Perfect for a quick breakfast, breakfast in bed, or dessert!
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 4 minutes
Serves: 1
Adjust Servings: 1


  • Mug
  • Microwave


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup cubed bread about 1 1/2 slices hearty bread cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Topping ideas: maple syrup powdered sugar, whipped cream, chopped berries, sliced bananas, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, fruit preserves


  • Place butter in mug, ramekin, or other microwave-safe small bowl and microwave until butter is melted, 15-20 seconds. Add the milk, syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and egg and use a fork to whisk until mixture is combined.
  • Add cubed bread pieces and gently fold them into the mixture without breaking them apart, until each piece is no longer dry. Let sit for about 1 minute, to allow bread to soak up the mixture.
  • Microwave for 1 minute. If there is still liquid, microwave for another 10-30 seconds, depending on your microwave, until the mixture is solid. (1 minute and 20 seconds works well for me.) Careful, mug may be hot!
  • Serve warm and add toppings, if desired.


Calories: 843kcal | Carbohydrates: 129g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 22g | Sodium: 1383mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 25g

Recipe Adapted From: Budget Bytes

Ingredients: Bread, Butter, Cinnamon, Egg, Maple Syrup, Milk, Nutmeg, Vanilla Extract
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Breakfast, Desserts, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Meatless
Categories: French Toast, Microwave

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