Banana strawberry brekkie mug

So what exactly is a brekkie mug?

A brekkie mug is a cross between a porridge, or oatmeal bowl, and a mug cake, of course! Sound a little confusing? Okay, let me explain!

It’s actually quicker to make a brekkie mug than traditional porridge, as it’s cooked in the microwave and ready in just 2 minutes.

Brekkie mugs are a fast healthy breakfast option. Just add your favourite nut butter and/or Greek yoghurt for an extra protein boost.

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banana strawberry brekkie mug in a bowl with yoghurt

How do you make a brekkie mug?

This recipe is for a banana strawberry brekkie mug, which is my favourite fruit combo.

Mash the banana in a large mug. Whisk in an egg, with some cinnamon and vanilla.

Then add the oats and chopped strawberries. Give everything a good stir, and cook in the microwave for 2 minutes.

When your mug is cooked, turn it out into a bowl, and add your favourite toppings.

I like a dollop of almond butter, and some Greek yoghurt on the side.

Or simply make a well in the centre of your mug for the almond butter and eat it straight from the mug.

strawberry banana brekkie mug topped with almond butter


  • Change up the flavour by swapping the strawberries for other berries, peaches, plums or cherries.


  • Give your mug a chocolatey flavour by swapping out the oats and strawberries for 1 dessert spoon each of almond meal and cacao powder.


  • Chocolate mugs are a great quick dessert, topped with regular cream or coconut cream, and a sprinkle of chocolate chips.


  • With no added sugar, brekkie mugs are a great low sugar choice for breakfast or dessert.

And let’s face it, it doesn’t get much better than chocolate for breakfast! Unless you decide to have one of these chocolatey mugs for dessert, of course.

Chocolate brekkie mug with choc chips

More great healthy breakfast ideas:

Visit the BREKKIE BOWLS category on the main recipe page for lots of other easy and healthy breakfast bowl recipes.

Stay in control of your added sugars, by making a batch of TOASTED MUESLI or BANANA MUESLI to top your bowls.

Bake a batch of these STRAWBERRY COCONUT MUFFINS on the weekend for quick grab-and-go healthy brekkies through the week.

I have a couple of other chocolate mug cake recipes in my Facebook group WENDY’S WAY HEALTHY LIFESTYLE COMMUNITY. Check the files section of the group if you’re a member. And if you’re not, then come join us!

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Here’s a quick video so you can see how easy it really is to make a brekkie mug!

Here’s the recipe


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Brekkie mugs are a delicious, healthy breakfast idea that you cook in the microwave in just two minutes. They're also a great quick dessert, especially when you swap out the fruit for chocolate!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, Australian
Keyword brekkie mug, mug cake breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 268kcal


  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 3 chopped strawberries
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup oats
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • good shake cinnamon


  • 1 large dollop almond butter
  • 1-2 dessert spoons Greek yoghurt


  • In a large mug, mash the banana, add the egg and whisk well with a fork.
  • Add the oats, chopped strawberries, vanilla & cinnamon and mix together.
  • Cook in the microwave on full power for 2 minutes. If it's still a bit gooey in the middle, cook for another 30 seconds – flip it over if you can!
  • Remove from the microwave when cooked, make a small well in the centre and add the almond butter.
  • You can eat straight from the mug, or transfer to a bowl and top with some Greek yoghurt as well.

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Recipe notes

These mugs are great for a quick and easy dessert too! Especially when you make a chocolatey mug.
Simply swap out the oats and strawberries for 1 dessert spoon each of almond meal and cacao powder.
Serving: 1mug | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.2g | Protein: 9.9g | Fat: 6.4g
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