Top 6 Baking Recipes for Microwave Owners

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Not being able to prepare your own meals forces you to rely more on takeout and restaurants. But while you’re doing that, you might start wondering if there’s a way to save money without sacrificing convenience, given how pricey restaurant meals can be. Lucky for you, we are here to help!

This article will review six easy baking recipes that don’t require much effort. In fact, you won’t need a stove or oven to craft them. Let’s get started!

1. Baked Potatoes

Ingredients 

  • One peeled-off potato
  • One tablespoon of cooking oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Two bacon slices
  • ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Chive to serve
  • Sour cream to serve

Instructions

  1. Use a fork to make tiny holes in a potato and rub some salt and oil over it. 
  2. Put the potato and two bacon slices on a plate and microwave for 10 minutes (until the bacon is crunchy and the potato turns soft). 
  3. Make sure not to burn the bacon. Crush the bacon once it has cooled off. Cut the potato into your preferred sizes and crumble it using a fork. 
  4. Top it with grated cheese and microwave again for 30 seconds. 
  5. Serve with topped sour cream, crushed bacon, and chives.

2. Five-Minute Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • One tablespoon of butter
  • Two graham crackers
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • Two tablespoons of sugar
  • Vanilla essence to taste
  • Raspberries or strawberries to serve

Instructions

  1. In a ramekin bowl, melt the butter and tilt the bowl to spread the butter on its sides. 
  2. Crush the graham crackers into small crumbs in another bowl and mix them with butter in the ramekin. 
  3. Press the crushed graham crackers in ramekin into an even layer using a spoon. 
  4. Add sour cream, sugar, and vanilla essence in another bowl and stir until even. Roll out the mixture over the graham crackers crust. 
  5. Microwave the ramekin with the mixture for four minutes, 45 seconds at half power. Ensure that the top layer doesn’t bubble up. 
  6. Cool it down in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Slack the sides of the cheesecake with a knife and put it out on the plate. 
  7. Top with a few raspberries or strawberries. 

3. Pizza Sauce Lasagna

Ingredients

  • Two pasta lasagna sheets
  • ¾ water 
  • One teaspoon of olive oil
  • Two cooked sausages
  • Three tablespoons of pizza sauce
  • Three tablespoons of raw spinach
  • Four tablespoons of ricotta cheese
  • One tablespoon of cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Split the lasagna sheets roughly and put them in a big microwaveable mug. Add ¾ cup water and one teaspoon olive oil to the mug. 
  2. Microwave for four minutes or until the pasta is cooked. Once the pasta is cooked, drain the water and remove it from the mug. 
  3. Now in the same mug, layer the bottom with pizza sauce. 
  4. Place pasta over pizza sauce, then layer spinach, sausage, and ricotta cheese. Repeat the process to top up the mug. 
  5. Once done, add cheddar cheese to the top of the mug. Microwave the mug for three minutes until the pasta is entirely cooked through layers. 
  6. Check your mug during the process to avoid getting it overcooked or spilled.

4. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Ingredients

  • Four tablespoons of all-purpose flour 
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup fat-free milk
  • Three tablespoons of chocolate chips or chunks (semi-sweet)
  • One tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • Three tablespoons of peanut butter

Instructions

Add all ingredients except chocolate to a microwave-friendly mug. Combine them with a small whisk until the batter is smooth and left with no lumps. Mix one tablespoon of chocolate chunks in the batter, put another tablespoon in the center (to make the ooze), and put the last one at the top of the mug. Microwave for one minute or until the cake is fully baked.

5. Red Velvet Mug Cake

Ingredients

  • 4 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
  • Four tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cocoa powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Three tablespoons of oil
  • Three tablespoons of buttermilk or yogurt
  • One egg
  • One teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • ½ teaspoon red food color

Instructions

  1. Combine all the wet ingredients using a fork into the mug. 
  2. Now add all dry ingredients and mix until the batter is smooth. 
  3. Microwave for one minute or 50 seconds. Ensure that you don’t overcook the cake else if it becomes rubbery. 
  4. Let the cake cool down before you start piping cream cheese frosting. 

6. Cookies and Cream Mug Cake

Ingredients

  • Four tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • Three tablespoons of sugar
  • Three tablespoons of milk
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Two chocolate sandwich cookies (crushed)
  • One teaspoon of vanilla essence

Instructions

  1. Get a 375 ml (12 ounces) mug and mix all the ingredients using a whisk or a fork. 
  2. Microwave for about two minutes to cook perfectly. 
  3. Cool for a minute or two, and top with icing and crushed chocolate cookies. Eat hot!

Cleaning a Dirty Microwave 

After making all those tasty meals, did you end up with a dirty microwave? You might be wondering how to clean microwave quickly and easily. Follow this simple method to get a sparkly clean microwave in 10 minutes. You will need the following items:

Items

  • One lemon
  • Sponge
  • A bowl
  • Half a cup of water

Instructions

  1. Chop the lemon in half and squeeze it into the bowl with half a cup of water.
  2. Microwave the bowl for three minutes to let the water boil.
  3. Let it stay in the microwave for five minutes to make the build-up loosen from the steam.
  4. Take out the bowl and the turntable. Swab the inside of the microwave with a paper towel.
  5. Concerning hard stains, soak the sponge in lemon water and drop the water over the stains. 
  6. Using a sponge, scrub damped stains and wipe the inside with a new wet paper towel.

Conclusion

A microwave is a great alternative to a stove and can save you a lot of time while making delicious meals. If you have unexpected guests and don’t know how to serve them, you can try out the recipes mentioned in this article.

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