A quick & easy breakfast idea made in your microwave!
I know, it may sound a little crazy, but this sweet breakfast is so simple to make in just a few minutes. No baking or stove required! It’s easy enough for kids to make themselves, and great for adults who just want a quick serving for one. It’s also a creative and resourceful way to use up stale bread.
You simply mix together a heaping cup full of bread pieces with an egg, milk, syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Toss everything together in a mug or bowl and microwave for a few minutes. It’s so fast to make before school or on busy mornings, and your picky eaters will love it! Certainly a nice change from the usual bowl of cereal.
Top this fun and easy breakfast with berries, banana slices, chocolate chips, nuts, powdered sugar, whipped cream, peanut butter, or anything else that pairs well with french toast.
I had no idea you could make french toast in your microwave, and I was definitely a bit skeptical at first. My microwave isn’t the first cooking machine I think of when it comes to breakfast, but this turned out really good! I was impressed with the flavor and texture. I also love recipes that don’t require a bunch of dirty dishes to wash, so this one is a keeper.
If you're looking for super quick and easy breakfast ideas for busy mornings, this recipe is great for kids before school, busy adults, college students, or anyone who's always running out the door in the morning. Super fun and cheap to make in your microwave! No baking or stove required.
- 1 tsp butter
- 3 tbsp milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp syrup
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 heaping cup bread pieces *see notes
Place the butter in a large mug or small bowl; microwave until melted (about 20 seconds).
Add the egg, milk, syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Whisk with a fork until well blended.
Add the bread pieces and gently stir making sure the egg mixture is coated evenly throughout.
Microwave for 90 seconds and then check for doneness. Microwave in 20 second intervals after that. It takes about 2 minutes in my microwave, but you may have to experiment.
- *Use a hearty bread such as sourdough or french bread torn up into bite-size pieces. Stale bread works, too! You just don't want a soft white bread that turns into mush.
- You can additionally top with anything you'd like such as more syrup, powdered sugar, berries, banana slices, nuts, peanut butter, chocolate chips, whipped cream, etc.
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