Making an oatmeal mug muffin couldn’t be easier! Use a packet of instant oats to make a muffin in 2 minutes. These are the best way to make a delicious hot breakfast in no time. Vegan, soy free, and gluten free too! Your kids will love these! I have seen recipes for mug cake and tried a few of the recipes that I found. It was amazing to see that you could actually bake in the microwave. Who knew?
One morning, I was heating up some instant oats for my son, and I got the idea to thicken it up a little and turn it into an oatmeal mug muffin. After some adjustments with the ingredients and some cook times, they finally came out perfect.
Do these oatmeal mug muffins make an easy breakfast?
Yes! You can even make up little baggies with the extra dry ingredients in them so all you need to do in the morning is dump, add water, and heat for 2 minutes. Take them to the office and eat a hot breakfast at your desk. They work great for a hot after school snack too!
Can I make them gluten free?
I usually make them gluten free, but it will work the same with regular flour as well. Any of the gluten free flour mixes work well for this recipe, and since it is in a mug, it doesn’t matter if it is a little crumbly. If you need them to be 100% gluten free, make sure to use gluten free instant oats. Regular oatmeal can contain traces of gluten.
The quickest and easiest way to make a gluten free vegan muffin!
- 1 packet instant oatmeal (any flavor)
- 2 tbsp gluten free or regular flour
- 1 tsp brown sugar (optional)
- 1/8 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp canola oil
- 1/4 cup water
Put all ingredients into a microwave safe mug.
Stir with a fork.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- To make this muffin healthier you can leave out the extra sugar and oil.
- Sugar levels vary between brands of instant oatmeal.
- Toss in 1 tbsp. of your choice of berries or raisins for more flavor.
- If you need it to be 100% gluten free, make sure to buy gluten free instant oatmeal.
How do I make these oatmeal mug muffins healthier?
It you want it healthier, leave out the sugar and/or the oil. It comes out well without them too. You can stir in a some flax meal too for a little extra nutrients!
Throw in a tablespoon or raisins or blueberries to give it a twist. Apple cinnamon works well in this recipes with little chunks of oatmeal in the muffin. Try experimenting with different flavors of oatmeal. Let me know which flavor you like best!
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