Monday, August 22, 2016

10 Simple Muffin, Scone & Mug Cake Recipes!

I love coming up with new simple recipes that even the most novice of cooks can make. Baking hasn't always been a strong suit of mine in the kitchen, so creating tasty dishes that actually turn out the way I intend them to taste is a major win for me. I've come up with a list of my favorite muffin, scone, and mug cake recipes that I think everyone should be trying! Even if you live in a dorm, are camping, teaching your child how to cook, or a skilled chef looking for an easy, delicious treat, these recipes are sure to deliver.

Oatmeal Pancake Muffins

  • 1 and 1/3 cups Pancake mix (I use store bought bc I just can't get that recipe right)
  • 1 pack Instant Oatmeal, multigrain or apple cinnamon 
  • 1 cup water
  • Granola 
What You'll Do:
  • Mix pancake mix, oatmeal, and water in bowl.
  • Fill cupcake or muffin pan with spaces 3/4 full.
  • Top batter with granola. 
  • Cook at 350 degrees for 16 minutes.
  • This recipe yields 9 muffins.
  • Enjoy! 

Simple Pancake Mug Cake

  • 1 Tbsp Butter {melted}
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tbsp Pancake mix
What You'll Do:
  • In a mug of your choice, melt butter for 10 seconds.
  • Add milk and stir, cooling the butter a bit.
  • Add egg and stir {don't add egg before milk or the the egg will get chunky}.
  • Add pancake mix and stir all ingredients together.
  • Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Pop out on onto a plate and enjoy with your favorite spread, jelly or even plain!

Coconut Flour Mug Cake

  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil 
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 2.5 tbsp Coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp Truvia or Stevia 
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
What You'll Do:
  • In an awesome mug, melt coconut oil in microwave for about 10 seconds.
  • Add cold milk to oil and mix.
  • Add egg and mix {make sure to add egg after milk}.
  • Add and mix coconut flour, baking powder and Truvia.
  • Cook in microwave for 2-2:30 minutes {You want the egg to cook all the way}.
  • Let sit for a minute and then turn mug over, releasing cake.
  • Cut and top with your favorite spread or toppings.
  • Enjoy!

{Whole Wheat} Cinnamon Granola Scones

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Granola 
What You'll Do: (Heat oven at 400 degrees)
  •  In a large mixing bowl, stir together dry ingredients. 
  • Stir in wet ingredients, mixing all until dough is formed (it will be sticky).
  • Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • Place dough on baking sheet  and flatten with floured hands to desired thickness, making a circle. 
  • Cut dough circle into 8ths.
  • Brush dough with melted butter and cinnamon mixtures using a pastry brush. 
  • Sprinkle granola on top of cinnamon, pressing lightly. 
  • Bake at 400 for 18 minutes or until edges are lightly golden. Take out and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy! 

Cherry Almond Biscuits 

  • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick/ pancake mix or homemade biscuit recipe
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 drops almond extract 
  • 1 cup cherries, chopped and pitted 
  • 2/3 cup crushed almonds
What You'll Do:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine biscuit mix, milk, vanilla and almond extracts, and cherries until thick dough is formed.
  • In a small bag, using a hammer crush whole almonds until crushed into small pieces.
  • Using your hands or two spoons, drop 2 inch size dough balls onto a greased baking sheet.
  • Once all dough has been placed on sheet, sprinkle dough with crushed almonds. 
  • Bake at 450 for 10 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown.
  • Take out and let sit for 5 minutes, then enjoy!

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake

  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chocolate chips
What You'll Do:
  • In your cutest mug, melt butter in microwave for 15 seconds.
  • Add water and vanilla, stir.
  • Add egg, stir.
  • Add coconut flour and baking soda and combine all.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Cook in microwave for 3 minutes.
  • Remove carefully {hot!} and let sit for 2 minutes.
  • Eat straight from mug or remove from mug and enjoy!!

Pumpkin Caramel Biscuits 

  • 2 1/2 cups of dry biscuit mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • Caramel topping/ syrup 
What You'll Do:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine dry biscuit mix, milk, pumpkin, cinnamon and vanilla until a thick dough forms.
  • Using a large spoon, spoon dough in two inch "balls" onto a greased or lined baking sheet {I used foil for lining}.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 9 minutes or until the tops start to turn lightly brown.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes, then drizzle caramel syrup over the biscuits.
  • Give into the temptation and enjoy these pumpkiny treats! 

Coconut Banana White Chocolate Mug Cake

  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 5 drops almond extract *optional 
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 a mashed banana 
  • 2 1/2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white chocolate chips
  • grated coconut for garnish 
What You'll Do:
  • In your cutest mug, melt butter in the microwave for 15 seconds.
  • Add water and almond extract, stir together. 
  • Stir in egg. 
  • Stir in banana and mash in with ingredients.
  • Add coconut flour and baking powder, then combine all.
  • Stir in white chocolate chips.
  • Cook in the microwave for 3 minutes.
  • Remove carefully {hot!} and let sit for 2 minutes.
  • Eat straight from mug or remove from your mug, garnish with coconut flakes and enjoy!! 

Simple Lemon Almond Seed Scones 

  • 2 cups basic pancake mix
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup salt-free butter
  • Three drops almond extract
  • 1/4 yogurt {I used Greek Vanilla}
  • 1/4 cup mixed seeds {I used green pumpkin and sunflower seeds}
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest 
What You'll Do:
  • Mix dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  • Add almond extract.
  • Stir in butter until flakey. 
  • Add in yogurt and stir until dough is formed.
  • Stir in seeds.
  • Using a grater, grate in lemon zest... I freeze my lemons to make this process so much easier.
  • For traditional scone wedges, shape dough into a flat circle {think pizza} on a greased baking sheet or foil and cut into eighths (yields 8 large scones)
  • Bake at 350 for 15 minutes
  • Once removed from oven, brush with butter and sprinkle crushed almonds and seeds over warm scones.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes and enjoy!! 

Cookie Butter Breakfast Muffins

  • 2 cups standard pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 3 tbsp Cookie Butter Spread 
  • a pinch of cinnamon
What You'll Do: {makes 12}
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine pancake mix, egg, milk, and cookie butter until all ingredients form a thick batter (with no chunks). 
  • Fill each greased muffin pan half way.
  • Bake at 350 for 16 minutes or until muffins start to brown on top.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Enjoy with cookie butter! 

I hope you enjoy all my favorite super tasty and super easy muffin, scone and mug cake recipes! 


  1. All of these look delicious! I've cut out sugar for the next couple of weeks, but I will definitely be looking forward to a sweet treat!

  2. These sound like such great recipes! <3

  3. Love all these recipes, think I will start with the scones.

  4. Thanks for sharing these. I need to do more baking!

  5. Yummy yummy! I especially love mug cakes and am always looking for new recipes for those. And I honestly have never made scones but I've always wanted to try!

  6. I've just discovered mug cakes and I'm hooked! These all look so delicious!

  7. Yum! These are fantastic recipes! I especially love the cookie butter muffins :)

  8. Where to start first. They all look so good I want to try them all.

  9. These recipe ideas sounds delicious! And I love that their are all relatively simple, especially for people like me that aren't too great at baking.

  10. These look so delicious and not too difficult to make! I need to try them soon!

  11. Kimberly @ Berly's KitchenDecember 29, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    This is a great roundup! Those oatmeal pancake muffins look yummy!!

  12. Great ideas, thanks for sharing! I really need to try some of them!

  13. Yum!! All these recipes sound amazing and sooo simple. Sometimes I get major cravings for sweets but never want to put in all the effort to make them. These are the perfect recipes for those times!

  14. I love mug cakes! I want to try that coconut one. These all look so good!!!