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7 Vegan Mug Recipes You Can Make in the Microwave

These small-but-mighty mug recipes are packed with flavor and only take minutes to make. Here are the best vegan options to try.

Written by
Morgan Cook

Mug recipes are getting a ton of buzz for good reason: They're quick, single-serve meals you can make in—you guessed it!—a mug. (Which is probably the easiest way to make a meal, ever.) From breakfast to dessert and everything in between, there's a mug recipe that's sure to satisfy every craving.

The best part about mug recipes is that they typically only require a handful of ingredients, a microwave, and about 10 minutes of your time. In addition, they're a great way to get the burst of flavor and nutrients you need without the hassle of cooking a full-blown meal. You're also left with no mess and minimal dishes in the sink because of that.

Of course, we couldn't resist putting our eco-conscious twist on the trend by rounding up a variety of plant-based mug recipes. Here are the best ones to start with.

The Best Plant-Based Mug Recipes to Try

This recipe can be made in either the oven or the microwave. Either way, what results is a warm, delicious meal perfect for breakfast or a midday snack. 

This peanut butter mug cake recipe is perfect for those days you’re craving a sweet treat. Just combine the ingredients in a mug, microwave for one minute, and you're done.

If you've been looking for an easy lunch recipe, try this protein-packed lentil option. It’s bursting with flavor from the cumin, ginger, and mint. It’s also easy to prep ahead of time for work and can even be paired with warm naan or pita for an even heartier meal. 

Got a hankering for pizza, but short on time? This mug recipe is the perfect solution, clocking in at a cook time of two minutes. You just need flour, spices, pizza sauce, vegan cheese, and a few other ingredients.

If it’s classic chocolate cake that you desire, look no further. This single-serve fluffy cake is perfect for your Thursday night Netflix binge session. To make it extra tasty, top it with some vegan whipped cream.

This strawberry mug cake is bursting with decadent berry goodness. It's also a great way to use up the strawberries in your fridge that are about to go bad.

This recipe is the perfect way to enjoy banana bread without the effort of making an entire loaf. It’s light, fluffy, and will only take you five minutes to whip together.