Two-Minute Bread Pudding in a Mug with Browned Butter Vanilla Sauce

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Bread pudding in a mug– two minutes, a microwave, and a simple recipe with oh-so-delicious rewards!

My father loves, absolutely loves bread pudding. Of any flavor or variety. Along with blueberries and apple pie.

While I also dearly love bread pudding, sometimes I just want a treat that doesn’t take a lot of time. A quick and easy treat that’s warm and gooey… and oh-so-delicious.

During a recent visit at my parent’s house, I treated my dad with this warm bread pudding… in under two minutes. And– he approves.

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A quick and easy comfort food treat that doesn’t sacrifice deliciousness but saves precious minutes and will have you curling up on the sofa with family, lighting a fire, and watching a good movie in minutes.

This Two-Minute Bread Pudding in a Mug is exactly that treat.

This does not, however, replace my all-time favorite bread pudding, Timeless Classic: Cinnamon Brioche Bread Pudding.”

But it’s quite tasty, warm with all the flavors I crave. And… it’s microwavable… and ready in under 2 minutes!

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A note on mug selection. I’ve made this in many different sizes and shapes of mugs. My favorite is a coffee type mug that is short and broad. Truly, though, any mug works, and any bread works. Play with the cooking time as each microwave varies.

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Two-Minute Bread Pudding in a Mug with Browned Butter Vanilla Sauce

A quick and easy comfort food treat that doesn’t sacrifice deliciousness but saves precious minutes and will have you curling up on the sofa with family, lighting a fire, and watching a good movie in minutes.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter
1-2 slices French bread, cubed
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch or sprinkle of nutmeg

Browned Butter Vanilla Sauce (Enough for 2 to 4 Mugs)

1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk

Instructions

Bread Pudding:

If using sauce, make that first and set aside.

Butter your mug of choice. I usually put a pat of butter in the bottom of the mug and microwave for 15 seconds until soft and then coat the butter with a knife around the bottom and edges of the mug.

Cube the bread and place in the mug. You will want it overflowing.

In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour slowly over the cubed bread in the mug, pushing the bread down slightly with a fork into the egg mixture to coat. Sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg.

Microwave on high for 1 minute and check. You will want a toothpick to come out clean. This will take anywhere from 1 to 2 minutes, depending on your microwave. Mine is perfect at 1 minute, 30 seconds. My mom’s microwave is perfect at about 1 minute, 20 seconds.

If using the sauce, pour over the top and enjoy!

Browned Butter Vanilla Sauce:

In a small saucepan, melt the butter until it turns into a toasty brown color. Then add brown sugar and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5-8 minutes or until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil. Stir in vanilla carefully.

Keywords: bread pudding, cake in a mug, microwave, dessert

 

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

7 thoughts on “Two-Minute Bread Pudding in a Mug with Browned Butter Vanilla Sauce

  1. John Patton

    Not as good as what my mom made as a kid, but for 2 min total in the kitchen this sure took care of my craving. I didn’t make the sauce which could be some of the difference. This is definitely going in my regular recipes! Thank you!

    1. I’m so glad you liked it! The sauce does makes a huge difference. We love it too as an alternative to our traditional bread pudding recipe!

  2. Gwen

    What temp for the microwave cooking portion…..high? Thanks

    1. Yes, High and uncovered. Check after 1 minute. There shouldn’t be any liquid remaining. If there is, continue cooking in 15 second intervals. The center can be moist – but not liquidy. Enjoy!!

  3. Me

    It’s not really 2 minutes if it requires making a 5-8 minute sauce, which it needs.

  4. Suzie Q

    Some people are never Happy! There is always one in every group!😣😣

  5. Carolyn

    The sauce sounds like it’s too much for just one serving. I can’t imagine eating half a cube of butter.

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