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Microwave Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

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Looking for a quick and easy sweet treat in an individual serving? Make a Microwave Cinnamon Roll in a Mug! A hot, fresh cinnamon roll “baked” in the microwave and ready for you to enjoy in minutes.

Microwave Cinnamon Roll

Microwave Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

You’ve heard of mug cakes, but now you can make a from scratch cinnamon roll right in your microwave! This Microwave Cinnamon Roll in a mug recipe will show you how. It’s a great cooking project for kids to make their own, or a nice snack you can make just for you.

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The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make a Microwave Cinnamon Roll (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the easy to print recipe card):

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Milk – I used whole milk, but you can use skim, 1%, or 2% instead.
  • Butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar – the powdered sugar when mixed with milk will create a glaze for the cinnamon roll.

ingredients to make Microwave Cinnamon Roll

How to Make a Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

mixing dry ingredients together in a small metal bowl

Add the milk and mix until a soft dough forms.

mixing the dough in a small metal bowl with a red spatula

Turn the dough out onto a clean and lightly floured surface; knead a few times until smooth.

dough on a floured counter

Roll the dough out into a strip about 3-inches wide and 12-16 inches long.

cinnamon roll dough rolled out on a counter

Brush the inside of a microwave safe coffee mug generously with some of the melted butter. Brush the remaining melted butter onto the rolled out dough.

brushing butter on dough

Sprinkle the dough with granulated sugar and cinnamon.

sprinkling sugar and cinnamon over the dough

Start at one end and roll the dough up to look like a cinnamon roll.

rolling up the cinnamon roll dough

Place the roll in the buttered mug.

placing the rolled dough into a coffee mug

Microwave on high heat for 60 second until the dough is set.

In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and milk to make a glaze. Pour the glaze over the hot cinnamon roll.

drizzling frosting over the cinnamon roll

Cool slightly, then enjoy.

freshly made Microwave Cinnamon Roll

Variations

Brown Sugar – Instead of granulated sugar, you can sprinkle brown sugar over the dough with cinnamon.

Nutmeg – Sprinkle a small pinch of ground nutmeg over the cinnamon for a little extra flavor. Don’t add too much; the flavor is strong!

Cream Cheese Frosting – Whip together 2 ounces of softened cream cheese with 1 tablespoon softened butter and 1/4 cup powdered sugar to make an easy cream cheese frosting.

eating the cinnamon roll with a fork

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Microwave Cinnamon Roll

Microwave Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

Published By Jill
Looking for a quick and easy sweet treat in an individual serving? Make a Microwave Cinnamon Roll! A hot, fresh cinnamon roll "baked" in the microwave and ready for you to enjoy in minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Glaze

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the milk and mix until a soft dough forms.
  • Turn the dough out onto a clean and lightly floured surface; knead a few times until smooth. Roll the dough out into a strip about 3-inches wide and 12-16 inches long.
  • Brush the inside of a microwave safe coffee mug generously with some of the melted butter. Brush the remaining melted butter onto the rolled out dough.
  • Sprinkle the dough with granulated sugar and cinnamon. Start at one end and roll the dough up to look like a cinnamon roll.
  • Place the roll in the buttered mug. Microwave on high heat for 60 second until the dough is set.
  • In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and milk to make a glaze. Pour the glaze over the hot cinnamon roll. Cool slightly, then enjoy.
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Thank you for your recipe for Microwave Cunnamon Roll in a mug

Chris

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