9 Ridiculously Delicious Mug Recipes Because Who Needs Pots and Pans Anyway?

Your coffee mug wants more out of life. Maybe you picked it up once, years ago, because it was sassy or had an adorable cat on it — and every day since, it’s been your life raft, carrying you from one morning to the next. But this humble mug has big plans. For all the spills and coffee rings, it dreams of gourmet mac and cheese, of cobbler and decadent chocolate cake. Most of all, it dreams of greatness.

Give it five minutes and your mug will make you a late-night treat like the personal chef you never had. Heck, you might as well throw out your baking pans now, because the most unassuming dish in your cupboard has just gone Gordon Ramsay on you. And the best part? At midnight, when you get a hankering for pie, your mug will never tell. Think of it as a little secret, just between the two of you.

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Give Me S'more

This is mug cooking at its finest. How Sweet Eats gives us s’mores in a cup, topped off with a divine cloud of marshmallow fluff.

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Brownie Scout

If you like your midnight chocolate fix a bit more gooey, Heather Christo’s mind-blowing brownies are just the thing.

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Sundae Funday

While you’re at it, you might as well turn those mug brownies into an ice cream sundae, à la Willow Bird Baking. Who knew being bad could taste so good?

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Did you OD on chocolate? Lighten up with this vanilla funfetti cake from Mel’s Kitchen Café.

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Berry, Berry Quite Contrary

The best midnight snack? Fresh fruit, of course! And maybe a little butter. Oh, and a flaky crust. That’s totally healthy, right? Domestic Fits has a killer cobbler recipe for strawberry fiends.

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Strawberry Fields Forever

Got leftover strawberries? Cobbler just not cutting it? Turn your fruit into a mug pie over at How Sweet Eats.

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This Bread is Bananas

Craving something a little heartier? You need banana bread, stat. Pass the Sushi breaks it down.

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Sweet as Apple Pie

The American classic gets a microwave revamp by Offbeat + Inspired.

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Mac Attack

Yes, you can make mac and cheese microwave — and no, we’re not talking Easy Mac here. Come down from your sugar high with Lady and Pups’ cheesy spaghetti.

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