Our French Toast in a Mug a is quick and easy breakfast that will be a new family favorite. Only dirty one dish and it is ready in 5 minutes!

Your kids will beg for it! You can make the single-serving French Toast Mug for yourself, or make mugs for the whole family.

A mug with French toast in it with a spoon full dripping with syrup
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French Toast in a Mug Recipe

Making meals in a mug just maybe my newest obsession and this French Toast Mug is where it all began! My son, Joey, and I saw a video on the Food Network on how to make 3 quick and easy meals in a mug and we were hooked.

We could hardly wait to try to make our French Toast Mug. Let’s just say this recipe speaks to me – First of all, it’s one dish (mug) to clean up. Second, it’s done in 2 easy steps. When all is said and done, I get a breakfast my kids are begging for more of rather than leaving leftovers.

This is also great for making French Toast for 2…. use two mugs! However, sometimes you may just have a french toast craving, but no one else is on board with that (go figure).

In that case, this single-serving French Toast Mug is the perfect solution! If you love French Toast, then you will go CRAZY for this quick French Toast recipe in a mug!

We adjusted the Food Network’s recipe slightly and I totally recommend using challah bread if you can – the sweetness of the bread just enhances the deliciousness!!

Looking to serve French Toast for a crowd? We have an amazing French Toast Casserole recipe for the Instant Pot (our newest obsession)

These are both total keepers!

I am telling you, this will be your new favorite weekend recipe! The egg bread mixture, with the hint of cinnamon, all warmed up and ooey gooey, will have your kids begging for it! It is such an easy french toast recipe. Yet, without the hassle of making french toast!


  • 1 piece buttered bread (we used challah and I would totally recommend if you have it.)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips (we used mini chocolate chips which melted really nicely)
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
  • Cinnamon sugar (optional)

Substitutions, Toppings or Add-Ins

Feel free to shake things up a little and get creative with your french toast in a mug! We love some of these great toppings or add-ins:

BREAD: Like I mentioned above, we used challah, also known as egg bread. If you cannot find challah, brioche is a great substitution.

Mix-Ins: The mini chocolate chips are our favorite, but the sky is the limit to add in! We love cinnamon chips, peanut butter, M&M’s, raspberries, strawberries, bananas, blueberries.

Toppings: Top it off with some whipped cream and sprinkles for a special occasion, or just to be fun!

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How to make French Toast in a Mug

Like we said, this is the easiest french toast recipe ever! It literally takes less than five minutes.

  1. Mix together the egg, milk, syrup, cinnamon, and salt into a microwaveable mug.
  2. Cut off the crust of the bread and cube.
  3. Submerge the bread within the egg mixture of the mug.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Sprinkle the optional cinnamon sugar on top.
  6. Microwave for a total of 2 minutes stopping every 30 seconds (count to ten and start again – this is so it doesn’t explode in your microwave.)
  7. Let cool for about 1-2 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top (again, optional).
How to make French Toast in a Mug step 2
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French Toast in a Mug

Serves — 1
Our French Toast Mug recipe is perfect for a single serving breakfast when crazing french toast! The best is that it is ready in 5 minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 piece buttered bread we used challah and I would totally recommend if you have it
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips we used mini chocolate chips which melted really nicely
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
  • Cinnamon sugar (optional)


  • In your microwavable mug, mix together the egg, milk, syrup, cinnamon and salt until all combined
  • Cut off the sides of the bread (crusts) and slice your bread into square bit sized pieces
  • Add the bread to the mug and press them down so they are submerged within the liquid and the bread soaks in the egg mixture
  • Add the chocolate chips to the mug and give a little stir to incorporate them in the mixture
  • Sprinkle the optional cinnamon sugar on top
  • Microwave for a total of 2 minutes stopping every 30 seconds (count to ten and start again – this is so it doesn’t explode in your microwave)
  • Let cool for about 1-2 minutes
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar on top
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Info

Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1.7mg
French Toast Mug - 2 steps 1 dish - ready in 5 minutes
Steps to make French Toast Mug

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  1. 2 stars
    I made this recipe today for breakfast and followed it exactly. The stuff in my mug came out looking like a failed science experiment that was soggy and wet. When I tipped my cup a little to the side, there was random yellow liquid oozing out. The french toast is not at al what they show and looks and sounds like a sopping wet sponge

  2. 3 stars
    Ours were very wet even with microwaving an extra minute to cook the egg mixture. I would love an approximate cup measurement of your one slice of bread.

  3. 2 stars
    personally i dont know if i did something wrong, but the only part about it that was good was the first bite. after that it jjust turned into a liquid with mushy peices of egg and bread covered in chocolate that looked like someone had chewed it up and spat it back out again. it wasnt pleasant. i followed the recipe exactly and even cooked it for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

  4. Nice Recipe. My calculations say you might be 50 calories low on your nutrition. That’s without the two additional sugars. I used NOW YOUR COOKING and the USDA Database. With maple syrup it was 408 calories. I couldn’t get your numbers without going to reduced calorie syrup at 358 Calories. Still looks like a great sunday quicky.