Craving a warm cinnamon roll but don’t want to bake a whole batch? My Microwave Cinnamon Roll (made in a mug!) is the perfect fix. In just minutes, you can indulge in a gooey, single-serving treat that’s perfect for one. Perfect for those moments when you’re home alone and want to enjoy a cozy treat all to yourself.
I am absolutely smitten with this new recipe inspired by the TikTok “cinnamon bun in a mug” craze- a cinnamon roll that you make in the microwave! I mean, really, what else could you ask for in life?
What’s great about this recipe is that when I’m in the mood for something sweet and indulgent, I can make just one cinnamon bun without having a bunch of leftovers tempting me for days.
The best part about this microwave cinnamon roll is that it’s so easy to make. All you need are a few basic ingredients, a coffee mug, and a microwave, and you can whip up a delicious cinnamon bun in just a few minutes.
Helpful Tips & Variations
For those following a gluten-free diet, this recipe can be easily adapted by substituting the basic all-purpose flour with your preferred 1:1 gluten-free baking flour to achieve a similar texture and taste.
To make this recipe dairy-free and vegan-friendly, you can replace the whole milk with a plant-based milk like cashew or almond milk. This simple substitution will ensure that everyone can enjoy this delicious cinnamon roll in a mug recipe, regardless of their dietary restrictions.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can add mix-ins to your cinnamon roll in a mug recipe to create unique and delicious flavor combinations. Some ideas include chocolate chips or cocoa powder for a chocolate cinnamon roll, chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans for added crunch and protein, or dried fruit like raisins or cranberries for a fruity twist.
Finally, don’t forget to add toppings to your cinnamon roll in a mug to take it to the next level. While a simple sugary glaze is always a great option, you can get creative with chopped fruit, a dollop of whipped cream, or even a sprinkle of your favorite cereal on top. Don’t be afraid to experiment and discover your ultimate cinnamon roll in a mug creation!
More Tasty Ideas
If you love this microwave cinnamon roll, be sure to check out these other tasty treats:
- 9 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 4 tbsp milk
- 1 ½ tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¾ tsp cinnamon
- 4 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 tsp milk
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and 4 tablespoons of milk. Stir until a dough ball forms. If the dough is sticky, add a touch more flour. If it appears dry, add a splash more milk.
- Lightly flour your countertop and roll the dough into a square roughly the same height as your mug.
- Gently spread coconut oil over one side of the dough, then evenly sprinkle cane sugar and cinnamon across the surface.
- Carefully roll the dough into a log.
- Coat the inside of your mug with the remaining coconut oil.
- Place the rolled dough inside the mug.
- Microwave the mug for 50 seconds. If the dough still seems too moist, continue microwaving in 5-second intervals until it's no longer wet.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the frosting ingredients: powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle this over the cinnamon bun in the mug
- Allow it to rest for 30 seconds.
- Enjoy your cinnamon bun straight from the mug or transfer it to a plate. Best served warm.