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

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


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.



1 tablespoon butter
12 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


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