Quick French Toast In A Mug

Author Courtesy 250 Best Meals in a Mug by Camilla V Saulsbury © 2014 Robert Rose Inc. Reprinted with publisher permission.


  • 16- oz mug
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups bread cubes preferably stale or small plain croutons


  • pure maple syrup confectioners sugar or butter


  1. In the mug, use a fork to whisk sugar, salt, cinnamon, egg, milk and vanilla until very well blended. Add bread cubes, stirring and pressing them down into the custard to absorb the liquid. Let stand for at least 15 minutes (so the bread absorbs the liquid). Press bread down with a fork to compact.
  2. Microwave on High for 11⁄2 to 21⁄2 minutes (checking at 11⁄2) or until firm to the touch and liquid is absorbed. Top with syrup, sugar or butter if preferred.

Recipe Notes

Add up to 2 tbsp raisins or chopped dried fruit, or 1 tbsp miniature semisweet chocolate chips with the bread.

Prep Ahead Option:
Whisk the sugar, salt, cinnamon, egg, milk and vanilla in the mug, then add the bread cubes; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.