Banana French Toast in a Mug

May 15, 2012

Hey there!

Do you ever wish you could have French Toast for breakfast?

Do you ever wish that French Toast didn’t take so long to make?

I mean I know this sounds silly because French Toast comes together pretty quickly. But I’m talking about quick-ER. Like, as in, two minutes!!!!!


And the type of French Toast that you don’t have to share.

Yeah? Then this is for you.

Single serving of French Toast, ready in two minutes!

The only b-a-d thing about easy peasy French Toast is that I want it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

I’m all about having breakfast at ANY time during the day. Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal. So I will use any reason to eat breakfast for dinner. No problemo.

The hubby is not really big on this idea. He’s been eating fast food a lot for dinner. Because I can’t put the mug down.

or the syrup for that matter.

Please send for help. I need to be saved.

Or don’t.

Because I’m perfectly content drowning in maple syrup, bananas, and eggy bread.

This is the way everyDAY should start!

…or lunch…or dinner…

even snack time.

French Toast in a Mug

2 slices whole wheat bread, cut in cubes

1 egg

4 tablespoons almond milk

2 tablespoons applesauce

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 banana, sliced

maple syrup

Layer half the bread cubes in to a coffee mug. Top with 1/2 of the banana slices. Layer with the remaining bread cubes and top it of with the rest of the banana.

In a small bowl whisk the egg, almond milk, applesauce, cinnamon and vanilla together. Pour over the top of bananas and bread. Place mug in microwave for 2 minutes on HIGH.

Remove from microwave and top with syrup. Be careful…even though you want to scarf it, it’s gonna be hot!

{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liz @ Blog is the New Black May 15, 2012 at 5:47 am

Oh yes. YUM!


2 Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! May 15, 2012 at 5:51 am

How clever! LOVE this. I love breakfast foods too 🙂


3 Kasia May 15, 2012 at 5:53 am

fantastic 🙂 I see the food in mug going round the web those days 🙂 thanks for inspiration!


4 Becky May 15, 2012 at 6:00 am

I will have to try this one for sure. I love French toast, and I wouldn’t have to share this on with Bailey, the Wonder Dog!


5 Lauren @ honeybear May 15, 2012 at 6:04 am

Oh, I can’t WAIT to try this! French toast is my favorite breakfast food but I usually save it for the weekends when I have time to pull out the frying pan. Now I get to have it allllllll the time!


6 Steph May 15, 2012 at 11:25 am

No frying pans…and no dishes! Best way to have breakfast!


7 Misty Lynn May 15, 2012 at 6:34 am

Ohhhh…good idea. I can even see doing a savory version. Looks perfect for a quick breakfast for my daughter before school. Thanks!


8 Steph May 15, 2012 at 11:24 am

oh man! Savory!! Now you’re opening up the flood gates!


9 Ryan @ Spicy Richmond May 15, 2012 at 7:00 am

So making this! I’m loving almond milk recently.


10 Steph May 15, 2012 at 11:23 am

You should try Coconut Milk too!! That’s my FAV


11 Carrie@ Bakeaholic Mama May 15, 2012 at 7:09 am

Holy moly YES! This looks so good!


12 Erin May 15, 2012 at 7:39 am

Love that mug cakes have been transformed into breakfast!


13 Steph May 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

I know right! My mind is going crazy trying to think of what’s next!


14 Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen May 15, 2012 at 7:43 am

Yum! Awesome idea….love it!! Loving your pretty napkins!


15 Steph May 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

They’re from World Market!


16 The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time May 15, 2012 at 8:04 am

I’ve been seeing this around the blogosphere and it looks more and more delicious every time!. I love the additions you’ve made to it.


17 Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray May 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

Yessss this is rocking my breakfast universe right now. LOVE IT.


18 Steph May 15, 2012 at 11:20 am

I need to live in that universe!


19 Part Time House Wife May 15, 2012 at 8:41 am

I just made made a simple version of a standard French Toast in a mug the other day on my blog! To funny… This stuff really is great!


20 Steph May 15, 2012 at 11:19 am

Great minds…!!!


21 Kiri W. May 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

This sounds pretty darn fantastic 🙂


22 Renee @ Tortillas and Honey May 15, 2012 at 10:13 am

What an amazing idea! You’re going to get me eating a regular healthy breakfast in no time!


23 Steph May 15, 2012 at 11:19 am

That’s the point!! 😉


24 Tiffany May 15, 2012 at 11:47 am

Looks great, sounds great, MUST BE great, right? Love the concept!


25 Kelly May 15, 2012 at 11:55 am

What a fabulous recipe Steph, this looks absolutely delicious! 🙂


26 kaceyt May 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I’ve been absolutely loving the “in a mug” recipes that are all over now, but I haven’t seen one for french toast yet! I’ll be trying this tomorrow for breakfast!


27 Susie May 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I am totally making this!!! No one likes french toast in the house but me. Your a genius and single handedly left my family to now fend for themselves… because I will be eating this french toast. YUM!


28 Choc Chip Uru May 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Another ingenious breakfast creation which I am bookmarking from you – love your blog my friend 😀

Choc Chip Uru


29 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts May 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Deliciousness! Love that this is in a mug, and fast! I would not be able to stop either 🙂


30 Mary Ellen @ Pâte à Chew May 15, 2012 at 6:40 pm

YUM! I would kill for this breakfast every day!


31 Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love May 15, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Ohh girl…I think this would make me want french toast all the time too! Love how fast this comes together!


32 Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out May 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm


‘Nough said.


33 stephchows May 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm

oo I’m with you! I want this for dinner!!


34 Emily @ Life on Food May 16, 2012 at 4:17 pm

French toast is my favorite breakfast food. This looks super good to me and I am with you on the breakfast, lunch and dinner idea.


35 kita May 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Great idea! I love this twist on the mug cake 😀


36 Liz May 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Of all breakfast foods, French toast is my fave…I could eat this for dinner, too 🙂


37 Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook May 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Omg, you kill me. PLEASE come over and make me breakfast???


38 Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake May 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I saw this on Live with Kelly recently and was intrigued, glad to know it’s good and I love the addition of banana!


39 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl May 20, 2012 at 12:13 am

I love the mug and this great breakfast idea! Thank you.


40 chicago foodie girl May 24, 2012 at 9:58 am

I am a total sucker for meals made in mugs. I usually stick to egg dishes… so excited to see one of my favorite breakfast dishes turned into a mug meal. I’m so making it this weekend! 🙂


41 Elaine October 12, 2012 at 7:20 am

Jeers:-( Tried this and it was a disaster. It was not done in 2 mins or 3 mins so I added another 2 mins and it still was soggy and not eatable. I followed the receipe. What went wrong.


42 PLEZ December 3, 2012 at 9:04 am

Could you please add a printable ‘ recipe only’ tab?
I love the explanation and pics, but I really can’t afford all the ink it takes to print out all. Thank you


43 Steph December 5, 2012 at 8:53 am

I’m working on it!


44 Barbara March 23, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Would love to see more responses from readers who have actually tried the recipe!


45 September 15, 2014 at 2:24 am

Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have yoou beenn blogging for?
you mke blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is great, let alone the content!


46 Izzy March 7, 2016 at 10:02 am

Does it work with normal milk?


47 Steph March 7, 2016 at 11:14 am

Oh absolutely it would!


48 Susan Boyce March 31, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Wow. Way cool!
What wattage is needed for the recipe?


49 Hilary July 21, 2016 at 2:44 am

I’ve just made this and enjoyed it very much. I cut down on the cinnamon and vanilla measures as it seemed a lot for my palate and I didn’t have any applesauce. I’ll be having it again, thank you for the inspiration.


50 Sydney July 23, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Is the applesauce necessary for making or is it a flavor thing that can be substituted with another item? Asking because I’m allergic but this recipe sounds fantastic!


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