Quarantine cooking: 3 coffee mug recipes you can make in your dorm

Take a break from dining hall take-out with these three dorm-friendly recipes you can make in a coffee mug

If you're living in the dorms this year, you're probably sick of picking up take-out dining hall food for every meal, and you may not have time in your busy schedule to rent out a study room with a kitchen.

Here are three easy yet tasty recipes built especially for you. Get your coffee mug and your microwave ready to prepare your next meal or snack from the comfort of your own dorm room. These three delectable dishes are sure to delight.

Mac and Cheese

Ingredients:

Materials needed:

  • Coffee mug
  • Microwave
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cups (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add 1/2 cup elbow macaroni, 1/2 cup water and a pinch of salt to coffee mug
  2. Stir and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes
  3. Stir and continue microwaving in 30-second intervals until noodles are soft
  4. Add two tablespoons of milk and a generous amount of shredded cheddar cheese
  5. Stir and microwave on high for 45 seconds
  6. Add cheese to taste and continue stirring until ready

Easy Nutella Cake

Ingredients:

Materials needed:

  • Coffee mug
  • Microwave
  • Butter knife
  • Spoon (optional)
  • Measuring cups (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add 1/4 cup Nutella to coffee mug
  2. Crack one egg and add to mug
  3. Add one tbsp Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  4. Stir with knife or spoon until completely smooth
  5. Microwave on high for one minute
  6. If you prefer a sweeter taste, add powdered sugar and vanilla ice cream on top and enjoy

Apples and Cinnamon Dessert

Ingredients:

Materials needed:

Instructions:

  1. Completely peel, slice and core one gala apple
  2. Cut each apple slice into tiny pieces
  3. Add apple pieces to coffee mug and add a dollop of water and a generous amount of cinnamon
  4. Stir and microwave on high for one minute, or until apples are soft
  5. Pour out any excess water
  6. Stir and add cinnamon and brown sugar (optional)
  7. Add oats and a scoop of ice cream and enjoy

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