Microwave Cinnamon Roll in a Mug!

Ok ladies... I know I know its another mug recipe, but I seriously can't get enough! The reason why I love mug recipes you ask? 1.They are easy &  2. It's only a serving portion for one so you don't need to over-eat or make way too much!

This recipe was a little more complicated because I had to make the dough from scratch (I mad mine gluten-free). Take a look at the final delicious, warm, gooey, cinnamon roll in a mug below! Scroll down more for ingredients and directions. 

For the cinnamon roll

  • 9 level tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • Around 3-4½ tablespoons water
  • A tiny dab of oil for greasing the mug coconut or mild olive oil/vegetable oil
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ tablespoons coconut sugar you can sub any fine sugar - don't use one with large chunky grains unless you don't mind the grainy texture when it's cooked
  • ½ teaspoon water

For the frosting

  • 3 tablespoons natural powdered sugar
  • A drop of plant-based milk or water around ¾ teaspoon


  • Spray normal sized mug with coconut oil or canola oil.
  • First make the frosting. In a small bowl mix the powdered sugar with 3/4 Tsp. of water. Add the liquid just a little at a time. Set aside. 
  • Add the flour (I used gluten free all purpose flour), baking powder and salt to another small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Gradually add the water. About 4.5 Tbs. Then knead the dough. If too sticky, add more flour. 
  • Dust your work surface with a little flour, then roll your dough out into a long strip about 4 inches wide and a couple of millimetres thick
  • Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon evenly over the dough then fold the edges inwards to seal it in 
  • You will be left with a long narrow strip which you can roll up then place into the oiled mug
  • Pour over ½ teaspoon water then place in the microwave.
  • Microwave uncovered on full power for around 45 - 50 seconds. Max 1 minute and 10 seconds
  • It should have swollen up nicely. Make sure it's cooked through with a toothpick or a fork
  • Turn out onto a plate and spoon over the frosting. Eat immediately and enjoy!


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