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There is a recent internet phenomenon revolving around making meals and treats for one, using a mug, a microwave, and some added ingredients. We are fascinated by this idea and would love to share some of our favorite “in a mug” recipes with you today. Do not forget to check out the “we recommend” section of each recipe to know which Great Harvest breads we think you should use to make these recipes that much more amazing.

In A Mug French Toast

You'll need:2 pieces of your favorite bread (white, wheat, croissant), 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of milk, cinnamon, Maple syrup, butter, vanilla extract (this is optional, but very recommended)

We Recommend trying it with Honey Whole Wheat or Premium White for a more traditional take on French toast. However, for extra rich sweetness, go for the Cinnamon Chip or Snickerdoodle Bread. Your mouth will be so happy.


*Cube bread
*Butter the inside of your mug
*Pack 1 ½ slices of bread into the mug (remembering room for liquid)
*Separately, crack an egg and mix with 3 tablespoons of milk
*Add cinnamon, and for a really sweet combination, add vanilla extract
*Mix and add to the mug of bread
*Pat down and give a few minutes for the mixture to soak
*Microwave for ;1 minute and 20 seconds or so
*Add prefered amount of syrup

Bread Pudding

You'll need:Bread *stale bread is perfect, 1 egg, 1-3 tablespoons of sugar (it's all about the amount of sweetness you want), 2 tablespoons of yogurt or milk (Greek yogurt, coconut milk, or soy are ;fine options), 1-2 tablespoons of butter/margarine, 2 tablespoons applesauce (optional) 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional), dash of cinnamon

We Recommend trying this with Great Harvest's Nine Grain bread or for a sweeter bread pudding, use Chocolate Cherry Walnut. You will not regret it!


*Tear bread into pieces
*Pack in mug
*In a separate container, mix all other ingredients, it is ok to melt the butter
*After whisking, pour onto bread, making sure the mixture reaches the bottom of the mug
*Microwave for about 2 minutes
*Let it cool (just a little)

Coffee Cup Quiche

You'll need:1 egg, 1 ½ tablespoons milk, salt, black pepper, ¼ of a bagel, french bread, or other type of bread (here it is really about preference), 2 teaspoons of cream cheese, ½ slice prosciutto, ham, or turkey, fresh thyme or chives, dijon mustard

We Recommend our Premium White, Honey Whole Wheat, or for a zestier flavor, try it with Onion Dill Rye or Jalepeño Cheddar Garlic. Wow. You can thank us later.


*Beat the egg and milk, adding salt and pepper, in the mug
*Tear bread into small (dime size) pieces and stir in with cream cheese
*Cut preferred meat into small pieces and add
*Sprinkle thyme
*Microwave for about 1 minute and 10 seconds
*Garnish with mustard, thyme, or chives

Oh the possibilities! Experiment for yourself using these recipes and Great Harvest bread to find the best combinations for you. Stop by one of our two Great Harvest Austin locations, check out our menu, or give us a call at (512) 345-0588 or (512) 329-9216 to see what we have available for you to try today!
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