I’ve been making a number of selfmade bread these days, because of a brand new cookbook that I bought, Bread Toast Crumbs, and though selfmade bread is tremendous cheap, I hate seeing any of it go to waste. I’m experimenting with all types of how to make use of up the leftover odds and ends of my bread and at present I attempted a recipe that I’ve wished to make for fairly a while, a 5-Minute Microwave French Toast Mug. I’m actually not the primary individual to combine up a small-batch French toast (or bread pudding) in a mug, however I nonetheless wished to share my model with you as a result of it’s and glorious method to not solely have a fast deal with, however use leftovers and scale back meals waste on the identical time. Win-win.
You can use simply any sort of bread for this 5-Minute Microwave French Toast Mug, however the sturdier the higher. Whole wheat works nice, too! I’d keep away from rye or tremendous squishy white sandwich bread, if doable although. Cinnamon raisin bread is a pure for this use, as is brioche.
I’ve given the very primary recipe under, however you possibly can customise it with all types of enjoyable add-ins or toppings like berries (I topped mine with frozen raspberries under), sliced bananas, extra maple syrup, powdered sugar, chocolate chips or syrup, or walnuts, pecans, and even peanut butter! Basically, something that you simply’d like blended right into a pancake will in all probability be good blended into or used as a topping for this French Toast Mug. You may even experiment with savory mugs by skipping the maple syrup and stirring in some shredded cheese, herbs, and diced ham. You can wager you’ll see a savory model of this on the weblog quickly!!
5-Minute Microwave French Toast Mug
5-Minute Microwave French Toast Mug
Total Cost: $zero.84 every
- 1 tsp butter $zero.04
- three Tbsp entire milk $zero.07
- 1 tsp maple syrup $zero.11
- ¼ tsp cinnamon $zero.02
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract $zero.21
- Pinch floor nutmeg $zero.02
- 1 giant egg $zero.27
- 1 cup bread items* $zero.10
OPTIONAL TOPPINGS OR ADD-INS
- sliced bananas
- powdered sugar
- peanut butter
- chocolate chips
- Place the butter in a big mug and microwave for 15-20 seconds, or till it’s melted. Add the milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and the egg to the mug and whisk till every little thing is nicely blended.
- Add the bread items to the mug and gently stir till all of the items are saturated with the egg and milk combination. Be cautious to not stir too roughly or the bread items might collapse. Let the bread sit and soak up the liquid for about 1 minute.
- Microwave the mug for 60-90 seconds, or till the combination is strong. I’ve a 1250 watt microwave and discover that 70-80 seconds is about excellent. You might have to experiment to search out simply the suitable cooking time on your microwave and mug measurement.
- Serve instantly, or deck it out together with your favourite toppings.
*Use a hearty bread, torn or reduce into ½-inch items.
Step by Step Photos
Start by inserting 1 tsp butter in a big microwave secure mug. Microwave for about 20 seconds, or till the butter is melted. Add three Tbsp milk, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1/four tsp cinnamon, 1/four tsp vanilla extract, a pinch of floor nutmeg, and one giant egg to the mug with the melted butter. Whisk the combination till it is extremely nicely mixed.
Tear or reduce a bit of hearty bread into 1/2-inch items (about one heaping cup of bread items). Add the bread chunks to the mug and gently stir till they’re saturated within the egg and milk combination. Let them sit for about one minute to totally soak up the moisture.
Microwave the mug for 60-90 seconds, or till the combination is strong and barely overvalued. The complete cooking time will depend upon the wattage of your microwave and the scale and thickness of your mug. I recommend beginning at 60 seconds and including 10-15 seconds as needed.
You can add all types of enjoyable toppings after it’s cooked, and even stir them in with the bread chunks earlier than cooking. Berries are at all times a pleasant tart distinction to the marginally candy combination, however when you’ve got a sugar tooth you are able to do issues like chocolate chips, banana slices, or powdered sugar. Nuts are scrumptious as nicely!
I can’t wait to strive a savory model!