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Pancakes in a Mug

Pancakes in a mug are the perfect single serving breakfast for when you want something simple, easy, and delicious. Fluffy pancakes cooked to perfection with very little effort.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 mug pancakes
Calories: 146kcal
Author: NicoleDurham
Cost: Recipe $0.22 / Serving $0.16



Bulk dry mix (makes 4 pancakes)

  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour ($0.08)
  • 2 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar ($0.02)
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Powder ($0.04)

Wet ingredients needed per pancake

  • 3 Tablespoon Milk ($0.01)
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract ($0.01)


Pancake Mix

  • In a mason jar mix, add dry ingredients.
  • Add lid and shake well to combine. Keep stored in a cool location for up to 6 months.

How to Make Mug Pancakes

  • Scoop out ¼ cup of the mix and add it to a microwave-safe coffee mug.
  • Stir in milk and vanilla. Stir with a fork to combine. Make sure to get around that bottom rim so that everywthing is well mixed.
  • Cook in the microwave for 1 minute.


For fun you can add up to 2 tablespoons worth of the following:
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate chips
  • Small diced strawberries
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Maple flavored sugar pearls
Recipe Tips
  • Keep dry mix stored in a cool dark place in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  • Double the pancake recipe if wanting to fill a larger coffee mug.
  • You'll know that your microwave pancake is ready to eat when it comes out of the microwave with the edges set and the top middle just barely wet.


Serving: 0.25dry mix | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 2mg