Breakfasts you can make in a mug

As a student of culinary arts school online, we have plenty of experience doing dishes. We make complex meals that require the use of many of the pots, pans and utensils in our kitchens and then have to clean up after ourselves when we're done. Sometimes, though, you don't feel like doing dishes. For those moments, there are mugs. You can make many great breakfast items in a mug and have minimal cleanup when you're done. Here are a few recipes to try:

You can make a single-serving quiche in a coffee mug that is sure to leave you full and thrilled that you've only used one dish and a fork. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch uses bread, egg, milk, salt and pepper and prosciutto for its recipe. You can use any kind of bread and deli meat for your own version. Once the quiche is cooked (roughly 1.5 minutes), sprinkle a few herbs on top and devour. 

French toast
If you're like us, you don't want to make a big breakfast unless you have company over. But that doesn't mean your hankering for French toast goes away. Make a personal-sized one for just you like this recipe by Pretty Prudent. Simply cube some bread, melt butter in the mug and place the bread in with the butter. In a separate cup add egg, milk, cinnamon and vanilla and mix them together. Pour this mix over the bread. Let it sit so the egg is soaked up. Then microwave the soon-to-be-toast for one minute. Add another 10 seconds of time until you see that the eggs are no longer runny. Voila! You've got the most decadent breakfast for one. Add syrup to your liking and enjoy.

Scrambled-egg bacon bowl
This almost sounds too good to be true, but Spoon University has figured out how to make a 5-minute breakfast that's great when you have to leave the house quickly. Place a small bowl upside down on a cutting board. Cross two bacon strips on the outside and wrap the third around as the piece that holds them together. Put the bowl on a plate and microwave for 2.5 minutes. As this cools, melt some butter in a mug and coat the inside with it. Add two eggs and some milk to the mug. Microwave it for 30 seconds and then stir it up. Microwave the eggs for another 40 or so seconds and then pour them into your already-made bacon bowl. Ta da! Super fast breakfast that's portable. Just be sure to bring a napkin – bacon is greasy!

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