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.

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Whenever I try this all of my bread gets stuck together at the bottom of the cup, and I end hourlong pieces of bread apart with a fork. Is there a way to prevent it?


I was going to make traditional French toast for my supper tonight, but now I just have to try this. I never use regular mugs, having discovered the hard way that things boil over very quickly, but I do use a ginormous one for micro mac and cheese (love the recipe I came up with!)

Now I’m hungry for this version of French toast, so may have to have it for lunch, instead. Hey, this would work well for my work lunches! Totally make my coworkers jealous, too 🙂


Could you prep this ahead and wrap to keep in the fridge for easy pop-in-the-microwave and go breakfast?


This is a GREAT idea! And if you want to make it even yummier, replace milk with flavored liquid coffee creamer… my sister uses “French Vanilla” or “Irish Cream” flavored creamers, my favorite is International Delight’s “Southern Butter Pecan”. I use it when making regular French toast, and it’s excellent! There’s no reason that it won’t work this way too. Trust me… you’ll love it!! ❤️


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