Simple French Toast in a Mug

This French toast in a mug recipe is perfect if you’re craving that amazing eggy bread but don’t feel like getting the frypan out and just want something fast.

French Toast in a Mug

If you love traditional French toast, then you have to give this version a try.  It doesn’t crisp up as it does in the frypan, but all the flavors are still there. I love making this recipe whenever I’m low on time but want a cooked breakfast.

This mug recipe is a fantastic way to get an excellent tasting breakfast or dessert in just a matter of minutes. The best thing is that it only takes a couple of dishes, so it’s great if you’re feeling a little lazy.

You will find that this recipe is perfect when you only need to cook for one or two people and don’t mind if the bread isn’t super crisp. In fact, it won’t be crisp at all since we’re only microwaving it, but you will still have an amazingly moist, tasty french toast.

While you can eat this without any extras, I do recommend having it with a drizzle of honey. I also had a scoop of vanilla ice cream as I was feeling a little peckish at the time.

French Toast in a mug with Ice cream

If you want extra creamy French toast, then just substitute the milk for cream. This change is slightly a bit unhealthier but is totally worth it if you have some cream around.

Assuming you’re after more of a traditional recipe, then be sure to check out my classic easy French toast recipe. You will get the nice crisp toast that you don’t get in this recipe, but it does require a lot more effort.

Another recipe that’s worth trying if you have lots of stale bread that needs to be used is the bread pudding. I highly recommend it if you love bread-based desserts and breakfasts.

If you want to see how to do this recipe, then be sure to check out the short, simple but straight to the point video below.

French Toast in a Mug Recipe

Prep time
2 Minutes
Cook time
1 Minute
Total time
3 Minutes


  • 2 slices of white bread cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon, ground
  • ¼ tsp vanilla essence


  1. Lightly grease a microwavable mug.
  2. Add the egg, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla bean, milk, and beat together.
  3. Add the diced bread and push it down into the egg mixture.
  4. Place in the microwave and cook on high for about 1 & ½ minutes.
  5. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • I always love adding either some maple syrup or honey once I finish up with the cooking. Just drizzle this over the top of the bread, and it will help make this dish shine. It’s essential also to mention that cream or ice cream also goes great with this dish.
  • Stale bread usually works a lot better in French toast as it will absorb the egg mixture easier.
  • It's important to remember that with all microwave meals, the cooking time may vary depending on how powerful your microwave is and what settings you have it on. I have mine on the highest setting and find it takes roughly one and a half minutes for it to be cooked correctly.
  • Make sure you use a microwave-safe mug as you don't want to damage your mug or microwave.

Nutritional Information

If you’re trying to keep an eye on what you eat, then you might find the nutritional information for this mug recipe handy.

You can see it right below, but I should mention that it is just an estimate so it may not be 100% accurate.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 165g (5.82 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 66.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.4g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 357mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 9g
Protein 13g 26%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

If the fry pan method and the mug recipe doesn’t appeal to you, then you may be interested in an easy overnight French toast casserole. This dish is a rich casserole that tastes amazing with the only downside is that it should be left to soak overnight, so it takes a little longer than this recipe.

There are many other cooked breakfasts that you can make in a rush. If you’re after something similar to this recipe, then be sure to check out the baked oatmeal. It’s absolutely delicious and incredibly fruity.

I hope that you enjoy this French toast in a mug recipe! If you have any feedback, a variation, or anything else that you would love to share, then please feel free to drop a comment below.

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