A few months ago I did a program at work where I let the teens make individual fresh, hot chocolate chip cookies in cups. They LOVED it! And that might even be an understatement. So I checked out this cookbook to see what other in-a-mug recipes I could take to the teens. I ended up finding recipes for me!
I definitely have a sweet tooth, so the first thing I tried was Peanut Butter Cookie in a Mug. Super delicious! And easy. The only dishes involved were the mug and a spoon. All of the ingredients were things I already had at the house. And I found all of the above to be true for nearly all the recipes in the book. Very few dishes were dirtied (especially compared to the sinkful of dishes I always end up with after making a full cake) and almost none of the recipes called for ingredients you don't already have in your pantry.
You know how I like photos in my cookbooks... well, there's not 100% photos in this cookbook, but there's enough. And really, a lot of mug cakes look pretty similar. I was definitely satisfied with the amount of photos. The instructions for each recipe were easy to follow. I don't think it'd take more than 5 minutes from start of assembly to enjoying your treat for any of the recipes.
Then this past week I tried two breakfast recipes. I have this awesome travel soup mug, so I could assemble the French Toast in a Mug and the Oatmeal in a Mug at home, then pop it in the microwave at work for a hot breakfast in minutes. The French Toast in a Mug was a smashing success for me, and I will definitely do it again. The Oatmeal was a little bit of a miss for me. It involved some smashed banana and egg, so it was more of a boatmeal (baked oatmeal). But it was so very bland! I think next time (if there is a next time), I'll add some diced strawberries or raisins to it.
This was a fun little cookbook!
*I checked out my copy of Best Mug Cakes Ever from my local library.