2-Minute French Toast in A Cup

Who’s got the munchies? Ha! Seeing as our Cup of Coffee Cake (in Under 5 Minutes) was our most popular post of 2011, I thought y’all might enjoy my other favorite last minute snack, which is even quicker and easier and more fattening (and therefore more delicious/more embarrassing to admit I eat on a regular basis).

It’s french toast in a cup, made in your microwave and topped off with a generous ssquirt of ssyrup (which is making my ssssss key kind of sssticky right now).

So please, grab a slice of bread and allow me to blow your mind…

Don’t forget to check out Jaime’s Lazy Late Night Cooking Corner on our YouTube channel for more microwaveable treats like, Single Serve Cinnamon Roll, Rice Krispy Treat, Blueberry Cobbler, and Strawberry Shortcake for Two.

2-Minute French Toast in a Cup Recipe

First you need bread. This is pan de mie, which is basically just french for sandwich bread. Your weber white will work fine, or whatever you have on hand. I prefer my french toast soft-ish but if you like a little crunch go for a baguette. It truly does not matter. An old croissant. A nutty multigrain. A pile of tortillas might even work, i’m not kidding. Anyway, you’ll need one or two pieces of bread per cup. I like to make 2 cups at once so I can split an egg, but you can totally make one big cup with more bread and a whole egg. Work with what you’ve got.

Cube your bread.

Get your cup or cups ready. Butter the inside, either rub a pat of butter around, or you can melt the buter in a mircowave and slosh it around. Up to you.

Place the bread in the cup of your choosing. I used two small cups this time because my pesky husband wanted in on the action, but one big cup totally works. About a slice or a slice and a half will do it. Smoosh it down a bit but don’t compact it so much cause you need the liquid to be able to work it’s way in.

Now in a separate cup or ramekin do the following:
-crack and egg into it
-add 3 tablespoons of milk
-sprinkle cinnamon
-if you like your french toast really sweet or vanilla-y, add a single drop of vanilla extract (I don’t do this, but it might make you love it even more)

Mix it all together with a fork.

Pour the mixture into your cup/cups. Smoosh it a little, and give it a minute to soak down into the bread.

Now stick your cup in the microwave. Start with one minute, then add ten seconds at a time until it’s cooked to your liking (no runny eggs). In my microwave that’s 1 minute, 20 seconds.

Mmm, eggy cinammon-y bread. Yes!

Add syrup. You have to have syrup. Or whip cream. But really, syrup.

Eat. Repeat nightly, or morning-ly.




I just made this with a cinnamon raisin English muffin. So good! My husband was amazed. We decided we could add walnuts and put whipped cream on top and call it bread pudding! I will be making this for breakfast and dessert!


I think that if you baked it, it would probably come out looking like your pictures but i just made this and mine came out like a ball of mush. I ate it, it was ok, but i definitely think that baking it would give it that mushy-yet crusty texture.

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so i just made this butttt… i added pumpkin spice the pre made one from kroger soo good for the fall <<33 thanks for the great recipe!


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Wow, I just made this, and was in a huge hurry, so I was pretty sloppy about it and it turned out fantastic! Thanks for such a perfect, easy recipe. ;) I haven’t ever even made french toast before, so this is like heaven! ;) Oh, I even used a hamburger bun! LOL. Still great.


Hi! We don’t really do French toast in South Africa but since I’m currently obsessed with micro-mug recipes I thought I’d give this a try. It’s really good, especially with syrup. So, I’m gonna give you my granny’s famous Egg-flip milkshake recipe for those who need energy and can’t stomach raw egg, lol!
Heat 250-300ml of milk in the micro — hot or warm, not boiling. In a separate bowl, beat well1 egg with 1-2 tbsp sugar, some vanilla essence/extract and some nutmeg. Optional extras: a dash of cinnamon &/or cardamom powder. While whisking milk, gradually add in egg mixture. Whisk well. Enjoy!

Cordelia Wodell

Just tried this tonight and it was amazing! Taste exactly like stove top french toast but a lot easier. I had to substitute coffee creamer for milk though since it was all I had on hand. It was very sweet, sticky, and hit the spot just right.


Uhm. So that’s called bread pudding. If you’re going to post recipes, maybe learn a thing or two about cooking. That’s already a thing, and it’s not french toast.


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