Move over, popcorn.

By Hannah Bruneman
October 18, 2016
Bigger Bolder Baking

There is more to microwaves than just popcorn and leftovers. However, when we try to whip up something other than microwavable soup, the flavor falls flat. That's why we searched for the best microwavable meals you can cook in a mug and found five delicious recipes from Chef Gemma Stafford on her blog Bigger Bolder Baking. You'll be drooling by the end of this video posted to her YouTube Channel:

1. Crunchy Granola

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You might think that microwave granola would come out soft and chewy, but it's actually the opposite! This energizing snack is great for gluten-free or vegan eaters in your life. While it tastes great on its own, we recommend pairing it with a yogurt parfait.

2. Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

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Mug meals come with fewer dirty dishes, so they are ideal for an office meal. Make your coworkers jealous by whipping up this yummy macaroni and cheese for lunch. They won't believe you made it from scratch!

3. Peanut Butter and Banana Muffin

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This quick treat will give you a new use for those bananas you are trying to use before they rot. A peanut butter and banana muffin is the perfect late-afternoon snack flavored with yummy cinnamon. We wonder how it would taste topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

4. Pizza in a Mug

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If you think frozen pizza is the best lazy day meal, you're wrong. This microwave pizza puts dinner on the table in six minutes and tastes way better than the processed stuff you get from the freezer aisle. Enjoy guilt-free!

5. Rich, Fudge Brownie

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Sometimes you're just craving a chocolaty treat, and we're OK with that. This ooey-gooey brownie straight from the microwave is your answer! Plus, the personal size means you won't have any second or third servings you'll regret the next day.


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