15 Mug Recipes Essential for Every College Student (2024)

Are you a college student who does not have a kitchen or are you not sure how to cook using actual pots and pans? Never fear, we have got you covered with the essentials meals that every college student can make using just a microwave and a mug. No longer will you have to heat up the oven or wait for water to boil on the stove while you should be on your way to your marathon class. Hungry to find out the 15 mug recipe essentialsfor the busy college student? Read on.

1. Mac ‘n Cheese

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Mac ‘n Cheese is the most well-known comfort food that every college student misses when they are at school. Now, with this mug recipe, you can make your comfort food and eat it too in less than ten minutes. Want to step up the classic mac ‘n cheese? Try thisPizza Mac ‘n Cheese.

2. French Toast

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Ever wanted to make French toast before your 8:30 am class but you never felt like you had enough time to get ready and make a real breakfast? Well you are in luck because this French Toast mug recipe only takes two minutes and since everything can be made in one mug, you can easily use the dishwasher for clean up. Looking for a different twist on this breakfast favorite? Try Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast.

3. Omelet

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This mug recipe is one of my favorites because it only usesone mug to make it and it takes less than five minutes which is the time it would take to heat up a pan on the stove top. Not an omelet fan? Try poached eggsor scrambled eggs.

4. S’mores

Are you lacking a fire pit and sticks or are you already counting down the days until summer vacation? We have got you covered with convenience and ease giving you a mug recipe to make s’mores. Not ready to commit to the whole s’more? Try our mug recipe fors’mores dip.

5. Chocolate Cake

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This picture may look like this cake was not made in a mug but I can assure you that it was. Don’t believe me? Check out the recipe in the headingabove. Are you a chocolate fanatic? Try our mug recipeforNutella dark chocolate cake.Not a fan of dark chocolate? TrytheNutella mug cake.

6. Nachos

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Nachos in a mug? Yes, you read that correctly. Impress your friends by handing them their own mug of nachos. They are the perfect personalized party snack for the germ phobic peopleof the world.

7. Banana Nut Bread

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Have banana’s from the dining hall that have already browned before you had the chance to eat them? Never fear, you can make them into this banana nut bread. Are you more of a visual learner? Here’s a video tutorialof banana bread being made. Have more of a sweet tooth? Try the mug recipe for Banana Carmel Pie. Or try this banana pancake.

8. Oreo Cheesecake

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Oreo cheesecake that can be made in less than ten minutes and in a mugfor one? Yes please. Love anything Oreo andcheesecake flavoredin general? Try these Oreo Cheesecake Truffles.

9. Pizza

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Who knew that pizza could be made in a microwave? Have you ever wanted to order pizza but you knew that the next day the pizza would not be as good? Well, this recipe allows you to make one serving of pizza without having to leave your apartment to get take out or having excess pizza. You can also follow a video tutorial on how to make this recipe here. Want to eat pizza for breakfast? Try this breakfast pizza.

10. Oatmeal

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I make this heart healthy meal, oatmeal, for a quick and easy lunch before a long afternoon of classes and it really helps power you through the day. Are you an oatmeal fanatic? You can try more oatmeal recipeshere.

11. Muffins

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What breakfast doesn’t get better by adding a baked good along side it? Satisfy your sweet tooth with these three simple muffin mug recipes including chocolate peanut butter, apple cinnamon, and blackberry crumble. Looking to use your oven? Try these blueberry oatmeal flaxseed muffins.

12. Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Baking is one of the best study breaks you can take (this recipe only takes six minutes)and with this recipe, who could resist a personalized chocolate chip cookie? You can even add a scoop of ice cream on top to step up your dessert game. Looking for a healthier version of this cookie? Try this chocolate chip cookie ball recipe.

13. Coffee Cake

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Can’t wait in line at Starbucks or Dunkin’ before your first class? We’ve got your coffee fix covered with this coffee cake recipe that you can make in only five minutes in a mug. Looking for another replacement for your cup(s) of coffee? Try these Chocolate Mocha Pancakes.

14. Rice Krispy Treats

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This recipe will take you back to your childhood and you won’t believe how much easier and quicker it is to make it in the microwave. You can check out the recipe here. Reminiscing about your childhood? Keep dreaming with these exotic takeson the classic Rice Krispy cereal here.

15. Mug Brownies

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A mug recipe for brownies? Just add ice cream and you have the perfect brownie sundae all in one mug. This mug recipe also creates less of a mess to clean up using just a mug that can easilybe put in the dishwasher. Like the idea of having a brownie in amug? Try making abrownie parfait.

Now that you have a complete list of the mug recipe essentials, you should not feel overwhelmed next time you have 5-10 minutes to make a meal.

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