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Going on vacation this Summer with no access to an oven? That’s the pickle I was in last week. We had delicious dinners of blintzes, vegetarian chili, Mac & Cheese, peanut butter pancakes…but without an oven, dessert was a little trickier! Enter these sweet and fantastic cinnamon roll filled mugs…HEAVEN. I found a recipe online from Cooking Classy, tweaked it a bit, and created this to die for dessert. I burnt the roof of my mouth because I scarfed it down so..yeah..it’s good. The recipe is good for 2 mugs worth, so feel free to double, triple, quadruple ..you get the idea!

Cinnamon Roll in a Mug:

4 tablespoons apple sauce

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

5 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

dash of salt

Cream Cheese Icing:

2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened

4 tablespoons powdered sugar

2 teaspoons milk


  • Prepare cream cheese icing; set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients listed above ( except for the cream cheese icing), in a small bowl, whisking with a fork until smooth.
  • Distribute batter equally into mugs, and microwave on high for 1 minutes. Microwave an additional 10 seconds if you think it is not fully cooked.

For the Cream Cheese Icing – Combine all ingredients, whisk with a fork and when the mugs come out of the microwave, drizzle or pipe icing in a swirl or spoon it on top.



TIP*– An easy recipe for buttermilk.

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 cup milk

Stir to combine and let sit for 5 minutes.