Need a quick breakfast idea? This pancake in a mug is a really quick breakfast that I make for my boys most mornings before school.

This pancake in a mug is our go-to quick breakfast!

Our elementary school starts at 7:40am, we live about 15 minutes away form the school, and my boys love to be early to school. So we’re heading out the door before 7:10 every morning, and quick easy breakfast ideas are a must. Our favorite right now is a pancake in a mug.

This is an easy breakfast that is just four ingredients and takes about four minutes total for me to make.

Our favorite pancake mix to use in this recipe

I’m a huge fan of Kodiak Cakes buttermilk mix. It has protein, whole grains, and fiber, and it tastes great. I get a huge box of it from Costco and it lasts for ages.

But we also get seasonal pancake mixes at Trader Joe’s and have used those — anything works! If you have a bunch of Krusteaz or Bisquick mix sitting around, use those.

Our favorite toppings for our pancakes in a mug

When the pancake comes out of the microwave and is nice and hot, I cut an X in the top and slide a little pat of butter inside to melt. Then I top with maple syrup. This is my boys’ topping of choice in the early morning.

But we also love putting chocolate chips or butterscotch chips in the batter for a sweet treat!

Some other topping ideas for your pancake in a mug

  • fresh fruit
  • berry syrup (I’ve heard great things about Kodiak Cake’s syrups!)
  • peanut butter
  • honey
  • yogurt and jam (this is my favorite combo to put on regular pancakes and waffles!)
  • powdered sugar
  • cinnamon and brown sugar

So many possibilities — get creative!

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Pancake in a Mug Recipe (Easy Morning Breakfast Idea)

pancake in a mug for easy and quick breakfasts

Need a quick breakfast idea? This pancake in a mug is a really quick breakfast that I make for my boys most mornings before school.

 

This pancake in a mug is our go-to quick breakfast!

Our elementary school starts at 7:40am, we live about 15 minutes away form the school, and my boys love to be early to school. So we’re heading out the door before 7:10 every morning, and quick easy breakfast ideas are a must. Our favorite right now is a pancake in a mug.

This is an easy breakfast that is just four ingredients and takes about four minutes total for me to make.

 

Our favorite pancake mix to use in this recipe

I’m a huge fan of Kodiak Cakes buttermilk mix. It has protein, whole grains, and fiber, and it tastes great. I get a huge box of it from Costco and it lasts for ages.

But we also get seasonal pancake mixes at Trader Joe’s and have used those — anything works! If you have a bunch of Krusteaz or Bisquick mix sitting around, use those.

 

Our favorite toppings for our pancakes in a mug

When the pancake comes out of the microwave and is nice and hot, I cut an X in the top and slide a little pat of butter inside to melt. Then I top with maple syrup. This is my boys’ topping of choice in the early morning.

But we also love putting chocolate chips or butterscotch chips in the batter for a sweet treat!

Some other topping ideas for your pancake in a mug

  • fresh fruit
  • berry syrup (I’ve heard great things about Kodiak Cake’s syrups!)
  • peanut butter
  • honey
  • yogurt and jam (this is my favorite combo to put on regular pancakes and waffles!)
  • powdered sugar
  • cinnamon and brown sugar

So many possibilities — get creative!

pancake in a mug for easy and quick breakfasts

Pancake in a mug

This is an easy breakfast for early mornings when you need something hearty, protein filled, and super quick.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Breakfast

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup Pancake Mix (we use Kodiak Cakes)
  • 1/3 cup milk (works with nut milks too!)
  • 1/2 egg (split between two mugs)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 TBSP butter
  • syrup or other toppings

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave proof mug, combine all ingredients. Mix well with a fork. If adding berries or chocolate chips to your batter, do so now, but don't stir. They will fall automatically as it cooks.
    NOTE: If you're only making one mug pancake, crack your egg in a small container, beat, and then pour half of the egg into the mug and save the rest of your egg for another pancake later.
  • Cook in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from microwave and cut an X in the top of the pancake. Slip your pat of butter inside to melt.
  • Top with syrup or your topping of choice. Serve immediately!

Notes

If you'd like to make a smaller version, swap the 1/3 cup measurements for 1/4 cup and leave everything else the same!
Keyword breakfast, pancakes, easy

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Eitne Grace says:

    Incredibly chic idea to be honest, but it still takes a lot of time sometimes. Once I was engaged in preparing for college in the morning, and if I had not found a solution here, I would probably have continued, like in school, preparing assignments. And now I have a lot of free time, it often happens that I cook this breakfast for myself in the morning.

  2. Alan says:

    Incredibly chic idea to be honest, but it still takes a lot of time sometimes. Once I was engaged in preparing for college in the morning, and if I had not found a solution here, I would probably have continued, like in school, preparing assignments. And now I have a lot of free time, it often happens that I cook this breakfast for myself in the morning.

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