If you’re like any other typical college student, it can be hard to find time to find quick and easy ways to prepare food that reminds you of home. For me, this means bonding with my friends over food. Dorm living can be difficult and meeting new people may seem nearly impossible. Whether its free In-N-Out or Make Your Own Sundaes, food has this uncanny ability to bring people together.

Try these recipes out and invite over the neighbors. Don’t have a full kitchen or oven at your disposal? No problem. Just pop this in the microwave and voila! Instant mug muffin.

 

The Batter

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Step 1

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Add in the melted butter and milk. Make sure to combine all the ingredients thoroughly.

Blackberry Crumble

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 serving prepared batter
  • 1 handful blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoon flour

Step 1

Wash and cut blackberries in half. Add blackberries and gently fold them into the batter.

Step 2

In a bowl, combine flour, butter, sugar, and salt with your hands.

Step 3

Pour the batter in your favorite mug. After pouring batter into mug, sprinkle crumble mixture on top. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, adding time until completely done. Allow to cool and enjoy your homemade mug muffin.

Photo by Lauren Gong
Photo by Lauren Gong

Apple Cinnamon

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 serving prepared batter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 apple

Step 1

Add cinnamon to batter and mix thoroughly.

Step 2

Pour batter into mug. Thinly slice apple and place on top of batter. Microwave for 2 minutes and let cool.

Chocolate Peanut Butter

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 serving prepared batter
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Step 1

Add peanut butter and chocolate chips, gently fold into batter. Pour batter into mug, microwave for 2 minutes and serve.