Dorm Room Recipe: Blueberry Mug Muffin

Published October 31, 2014

By Karen Biton-Cohen

Blueberry Muffin in a mug with a spoon

On a budget? Forget those expensive pastries you grab each morning on-the-go; you can get the same satisfaction from a dorm-made recipe. In minutes. For reals.

prep time: 7 minutes
cook time: 1 minute 20 seconds
total time: 9 minutes


  • microwave
  • microwave-safe mug
  • whisk or fork
  • bowl


    For the muffin:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup all-purpose or whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ cup blueberries

    For the streusel topping:

  • 1½ tablespoons butter
  • 1½ tablespoons all-purpose or whole-wheat flour
  • 1½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ tablespoon cinnamon


    Step 1: Place 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave-safe mug and melt by microwaving for 10 seconds.

    Step 2: Add the milk, flour, sugar, and baking powder to the mug. Whisk until the mixture is lump-free. Carefully fold in the blueberries.

    Step 3: In a separate bowl prepare the streusel topping: mix together the topping ingredients with your fingers.

    Step 4: Sprinkle the streusel crumbles over the top of the muffin batter in the mug.

    Step 5: Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute and 20 seconds. Enjoy plain or with yogurt.

  • Completed Blueberry Mug Muffin