Before we get to the awesomeness that is French Toast in a mug, let’s acknowledge the elephant on the blog – I took an unexpected month “off” from blogging. I may not have been active on here but I was still active on social media, creating recipes, and snapping pictures. Basically, everything just got kind of overwhelmingly busy to the point where if I even got a chance to sit down and write, it was all garbage!
If you’re wondering what has happened in the last month, I traveled a lot for fun and work, and then we had a short notice visit from family for the last 2 weeks. On top of it all, I chose to do the free upgrade to windows 10 – ugh! I wish I hadn’t! It ended up rendering my computer useless for almost 2 weeks until I had time to reinstall windows 7– nerd talk. Anyways, I’ve got it mostly up and running now so I can get back to Photoshop! 😀 I apologize for the radio silence over here on the blog, but I’m back with plenty of post ideas to keep me busy for a bit. Now onto this French Toast!
Breakfast is easily my favorite category of meals! Not everyone shares this breakfast love, so sometimes you’ve got to make a single-serve breakfast. There are plenty of tasty single-serve breakfasts out there like banana ice cream or oatmeal, but sometimes you want something fancier like French Toast! The real question is why not French toast? This French toast in a mug recipe was totally designed for those mornings alone, late night snacks, and breakfast lovers who want it in 5 minutes 🙂
I’ll go ahead and let you know it’s not crispy up-front. I mean there’s no toaster involved so that shouldn’t be too surprising. But this French Toast mug is so good and still has all the flavor of traditional French Toast + the joy of holding a giant mug. If cinnamon-raisin isn’t your jam, feel free to change up the toppings and make it your own. Then if you feel like making dessert French Toast serve it with a scoop of Nada Moo Ice Cream (seriously my favorite vegan ice cream).
Mug Building Tips
Layering is key for this recipe, especially if you want toppings on every bite. Whatever mug you have is fine, so long as you can fit two slices of ripped bread in it! There is no need to stir no matter which size mug you use.
- Small Mug (everything is tightly packed): You’ll want to put some of the flax egg on after the first layer (bread, spices, brown sugar, raisins/currants) then build up the next layer and top it off with the remaining egg mixture. This will keep the bread at the bottom from being dry.
- Bowl-Style Mug (loose-packed bread): You are safe to drizzle all the flax egg mixture at the end.
- Oil the mug?: This step is up to you. I’ve done it both ways and I haven’t had any sticking. You can rub a small dab of coconut oil inside the mug. It will add a very slight coconut flavor to the end product (pretty tasty!) and assure the bread comes out cleanly.
- 1 large mug
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil (optional)
- 2 slices of white bread
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp currants or raisins
- ~1/2 tsp cinnamon (to taste)
- 2 Tbsp Almond Milk
- 1 Flax Egg - reduce liquid to 2.5 Tbsp
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Mix up flax egg and set aside
- Tear up white bread into small chunks (keep in 2 piles, 1 for each slice)
- Rub coconut oil inside the mug (optional)
- Once the flax egg has set up (~3-5 min) add in almond milk and vanilla extract
- Layer 1 slice of bread, 1 tbsp currants/raisins, 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon in the mug.
- If you have a tightly packed mug, add 1/2 of the liquid mixture here
- Now layer the remaining bread, currants, brown sugar, and cinnamon
- Top with remaining liquid mixture (or all of it, if using a large mug)
- Microwave for 2 minutes, it will be fragrant
- If desired top with a little maple syrup and powdered sugar, enjoy immediately.
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