Meals in a Mug


By Nicole Fisher

I thank the inventor of the microwave everyday. Always on the go, it makes quick snacks, warms leftovers, and provides a degree of normalcy in my constantly moving lifestyle. But the day I discovered you could cook in the microwave changed my life.

Last year I lived in Lawrinson and use to make omelets in my microwave. Using eggbeaters and a pinch of cheese I would snap together my omelette creator and within 2 minutes a delicious morning meal was made. Breakfast was the only time I enjoyed going to the dining hall, as it should be for you, but just in case you are on the go, or need a snack late at night, these recipes are dorm-friendly and made in a mug. Just remember to keep track of what you are zapping—you do not want to be that person who sets of the fire alarm for your building.

2-Minute French Toast In a Cup


Large Mug

2 Pieces of Bread (any kind works!)


1 Egg

3 Tablespoons of Milk



Maple Syrup


  1. Cut bread into cubes
  2. Melt butter in the microwave using 15 second intervals to keep the butter from burning. Once butter is melted, coat the sides of the mug to prevent the french toast from sticking.
  3. Place bread cubes in mug
  4. In a separate mug or bowl, add the egg, 2 tablespoons of milk, sprinkle of cinnamon, and a splash of vanilla if you like it sweet. Mix ingredients with a fork.
  5. Pour egg mixture over bread in cup. Give it a minute to soak into bread.
  6. Stick cup in microwave. Set to 1 minute and add ten seconds at a time until its cooked to your liking. Note: In my microwave thats 1 minute and 20 seconds.
  7. When cooked pour maple syrup on top and enjoy!


Coffee Cup Quiche


1 egg

1 1/2 tablespoons milk


Ground black pepper

1/4 of a bagel

2 teaspoons of cream cheese

1/2 slice prosciutto or ham

Fresh chopped chives

Dijon mustard


  1. Beat egg and milk together with a fork in a coffee cup, adding salt and pepper to taste. Tear bread into dime-size pieces; stir in. Add cream cheese; stir in. Tear or cut prosciutto into small pieces; add to mixture.
  2. Microwave on high until done, about 1 minute 10 seconds. Garnish with mustard and fresh thyme or chives.

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