In Season Now … Blueberry Muffin Mug

Good morning from Sydney! It’s weekend once again. I just witnessed some sensational sunrise colour from our balcony. It is going to be a good day, I believe. I am up early as usual, even on days I do not have to work. I love waking up and starting the day early. Sleeping in is not just on my list of weekend indulgences. A great tasting breakfast, on the other hand is a must for me. So, what’s for breakfast this morning? Muffin mug. You know, those one-mug-muffin wonders where you mix in all the ingredients in a mug and within minutes in the microwave, breakfast is served!

The good thing about breakfast muffin mug is you can experiment with a variety of flavours. Once you have the basic recipe, you can add just about anything your taste buds fancy. From fresh berries to chocolate chips and even savoury ones like ham, cheese and fresh chopped herbs. My favourite to make for breakfast is blueberry and cinnamon. Although, if I am having this for afternoon tea, a few pieces of chocolate chips will make this extra special.

This recipe is for a one-cup or 250ml cup capacity. I have tried a few recipes for muffin mug and suggested cooking time for each one was actually different from the actual cooking time depending on your microwave wattage, of course. Amount of flour will also vary depending on size of your mug. First time I tried a recipe for one of these muffin mugs, I followed the ingredient list and I had one overflowing lava-looking muffin from a mug. Wasn’t too pretty! I made some adjustments and now happy with this recipe. I still get that little muffin top but hey, it’s a muffin after all, just in a mug!

bluberry muffin mug 3


bluberry muffin mug 2


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tablespoon low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons self-rising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh blueberries
  • demerara sugar, for sprinkling


  1. Place the butter in a one-cup capacity, Microwave for 10–20 seconds until melted.
  2. Add the egg, milk and vanilla to the mug and beat with a fork until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt and beat again until smooth. Fold in half the blueberries and then top with the remainder.
  4. Cook in the microwave. Microwave cooking times differ according to the wattage of your oven. I cooked this in a 1000 watts microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds. Adjust cooking time according to your microwave capacity.
  5. Sprinkle with demerara (raw) sugar and serve while it is still a little warm.

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