A tasty one person snack or treat isn't far away with this blueberry muffin in a mug. It's a fast coffee cup full of deliciousness and tastes exactly like a blueberry muffin. Moist, flavorful, and bursting with fresh blueberries, what can be better?
I love how fresh and moist this blueberry mug cake recipe is. With the bursting fresh blueberries and a vanilla cake batter this is the perfect muffin for one.
I've tried several (and by that I mean more than I can count) blueberry mug muffin recipes out there and so many came close, but none ever tasted exactly like I think it should. Finally I just went ahead and made my own. The recipe down below. 😉 And it's the best muffin in mug recipe I've ever tried.
If you're looking for something that tastes sweet, but not too sweet, savory, tangy, and fluffy- this is it. Try it out today and see how great it is for yourself.
- Fresh blueberries
- Vanilla extract
- Coconut Oil
- Baking powder
🍽 Equipment Needed
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- 14 oz coffee mug
- Measuring spoons
🍴 Recipe Tips
This blueberry cake in a mug recipe is pretty straightforward so I don't have very many tips, just an observation I need to point out so that you don't hurt the mug muffin.
When it finishes cooking, the top center of the mug muffin will appear a tad wet. It looks like undercooked bread batter and might make you want to pop it back in the microwave for longer.
Please note that this "wet spot" is supposed to happen with almost all mug cakes. It's a sign that it's cooked properly and not overdone. To cook it until that spot disappears will give you a rubbery and chewy muffin.
After removing the mug from the microwave the spot goes away in a matter of seconds. To accurately test to see if the blueberry muffin has been completely cooked through, stab at it with a fork and check the inside. That is the most accurate test, looking at the center for yourself.
Yes, you can use nondairy milk in the microwave blueberry muffin. If you want to use almond milk or some other noncow milk then go for it. By using nondairy milk you could make this mug muffin dairy free and vegan-friendly.
You can use melted butter (if salted omit requested salt in recipe card) or canola oil. All of them change the flavor ever so slightly, but above all else, I do not recommend olive oil for this recipe as that changes the flavor too much.
Absolutely! This mug muffin recipe would taste incredible with quartered strawberries or raspberries. Add them in place of the blueberries, (or do a mix of berries).
If you wait too long after adding the berries, you'll notice gravity pulling them down in your cup. This is a big reason for adding them as the last step before microwaving the cup so that they can't sink while cooking.
Adding a tablespoon of cheesecake dry pudding mix (from a boxed pudding) into the ingredients can give a richer taste and feel. As can adding in a couple of white chocolate chips!
Check out how to make blueberry muffin in a mug with these simple step-by-step instructions:
- In a coffee mug, mix your flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
- In a separate container melt your coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds and then mix it with your milk and vanilla.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well to combine.
- Add in the fresh blueberries and gently stir to combine.
- Microwave for 1min 30seconds to 2 minutes until cooked through. I find that 1 min 45 seconds is the sweet spot for my microwave.
Other delicious recipes to check out!
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Dandelion and Honey Quick Bread
- Vegan Mug Brownies
- Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
- Sweet and Salty Popcorn
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Blueberry Muffin in a Mug
- 4 tablespoon flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 3 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoon blueberries (about 10)
- In your coffee mug mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
- In a separate container, melt the coconut oil in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Mix with the milk and vanilla.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
- Gently add in the blueberries and stir together.
- Microwave mug for 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes until cooked through and there's a wet spot on the top.