How to make homemade jam doughnuts with just a microwave

The mug doughnut is here, with a recipe promising jam doughnuts done the microwave in just a minute.

Thanks to Gemma Stafford you can enjoy freshly cooked donuts from just your microwave.

And it really isn’t that difficult.

How to make doughnuts in the microwave

First, melt some butter

In a mug, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave


Add a few basic ingredients and mix

4 tablespoons of flour
An egg yolk
2 tablespoons of sugar
A tablespoon of milk
Half a teaspoon of baking powder
A sprinkling of cinnamon


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Add in a tablespoon of of jam in the middle

You can use any jam, and something like apple sauce would probably work too.

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Microwave for 45-60 seconds

Cook until the top is firm – the exact time varies depending on your microwave power. 45 seconds is about right for a 1200W microwave. Check every 10 seconds or so if unsure.


Finish with cinnamon and more jam

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Tuck in!

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