French Toast in a Mug

French toast in a mug with whipped cream
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Make french toast in minutes with this easy mug recipe! All you need is two slices of brioche and a few simple ingredients for the custard. Add maple syrup, a dollop of whipped cream, and dig in.


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 slices of brioche or challah, cut into cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Melt the butter. Add the butter to the bottom of a 15-oz microwave-safe mug and melt it in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Once the butter has melted, carefully swirl it around the inside of the mug by tilting the mug around a bit.

Add the bread. Fill the mug with your bread cubes.

Make the custard. In a medium bowl, add the egg, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Whisk together well.

Pour the custard over the bread pieces in the mug. With a fork press the bread into the custard. Move the pieces of bread around with your fork so that the custard can get in between the pieces and soak into the bread.

Cook. Microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes, until the custard has cooked and is firm to the touch. The cook time will vary slightly according to the strength of your microwave.

Cool and serve. Allow the french toast to cool a bit, then top with maple syrup and your other preferred toppings. Dig in!

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