5-Minute French Toast in a Mug Recipe

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5-minute microwave french toast in a mug recipe for one breakfast or dessert

Super easy and quick microwave French toast in a mug recipe!

My goal for sharing an easy breakfast recipe that serves one is to provide a totally doable option for breakfast in bed for a special person. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, and Valentine’s Day come to mind! I will be teaching my husband how to make this French toast in a mug, for sure. 😉 Of course, it is also an awesome recipe for anyone that wants to make themselves a delicious quick French toast breakfast or dessert in only 5 minutes!

ingredients for microwave quick french toast in a mug

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 so I like it even more, and now get to share it with you!

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.

5-minute microwave french toast in a mug recipe for mother's day breakfast in bed

There are several cool things about this French toast in a mug recipe:

  1. I have all of the ingredients on hand almost always.
  2. It is easy and fast enough that anyone can make it.
  3. Perfect for breakfast in bed for one!
  4. Delicious!
  5. Can be even more delicious with toppings of choice.

easy microwave french toast for one in a mug

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!

Please note though that 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.

Quick French toast in a mug recipe for one - perfect for Mother's Day or Father's Day breakfast in bed

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5-Minute French Toast in a Mug Recipe

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Prep Time: 3 mins | Cook Time: 1 min 20 sec
Yield: 1 cup | Serves: 1


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. Serve warm and add toppings, if desired.

Recipe Adapted From: Budget Bytes

Ingredients: Cinnamon, Egg
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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