Dorm meals: French toast in a mug

Enjoy a warm French toast breakfast with only a mug and a microwave

As the semester comes to an end and students cram for finals, it's especially important to remember to set time aside to eat breakfast.

While eating breakfast is a significant source of nourishment for your well-being, making an enjoyable meal with limited resources can be difficult, especially for students living in dorms without convenient kitchen access.

In the third and final mug meal video of this semester, we made French toast in a mug, a perfect sweet treat that can be enjoyed for breakfast, or frankly, any other meal of the day.

Read more: Dorm meals: Pizza in a mug and Dorm meals: Desserts in a mug

Not only is French toast a warm and delicious way to start your day, but it can easily be made in less than 10 steps and with minimal ingredients.


  • A microwaveable mug
  • A microwave
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  • 1/3 cup of whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1-2 slices of sandwich bread (sourdough bread was used in this recipe, but any type of bread is sufficient)
  • Maple syrup
  • Optional toppings (powdered sugar was added in this recipe, but you can also add mini chocolate chips, dried fruit and/or nuts)


  1. Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  2. Rip or cut off the crust of your bread.
  3. Rip or cut your bread into small, bite-size squares.
  4. Place bread squares into the whisked egg mixture and mix them in the bowl until they are evenly coated.
  5. Spray the inside of your microwaveable mug with any kind of nonstick spray (can also rub the inside of the mug with softened butter to prevent sticking).
  6. Transfer the bread squares into your mug.
  7. Microwave for 60-90 seconds (keep an eye on your French toast, as it will puff significantly in the microwave).
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, pour on maple syrup and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: Jelly Toast

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