Five Easy Back To School Microwave Recipes!

Going to college? No kitchen nearby? No crockpot on hand? That’s ok! Let your microwave do the hard work for you! Here are five simple, fun, and time saving back to school microwave recipe hacks that anyone can whip up.

We wish you the best in college and have fun trying out these recipes:

Muffins in a Mug

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons golden flax meal
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2-4 teaspoons of Stevia (Truvia or Gentle Sweet)
  • ½ teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
  • 1 flat tablespoons coconut oil
  • ¼ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • butter (optional)
  1. Crack 1 egg into a coffee cup and whisk it well with a fork.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons  golden flax meal.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons  almond flour.
  4. Add 2-4 teaspoons of Stevia (Truvia or Gentle Sweet)
  5. Add ½ teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
  6. Add 1 flat tablespoon coconut oil
  7. Stir vigorously with a fork until mixed together.
  8. Fold in ¼ cup blueberries.
  9. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  10. Serve!

Single Serve Meatloaf

  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon onion soup mix
  • 1/4 pound lean ground beef
  • Additional ketchup, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine the milk, ketchup, oats and soup mix.
  2. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  3. Pat into a microwave-safe mug or custard cup coated with cooking spray.
  4. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°; drain.
  5. Let stand for 3 minutes.
  6. Serve with additional ketchup if desired.

Strawberry Breakfast Bowl

  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 2 tablespoons oat flour
  • 2 tablespoons buckwheat groats
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, diced


  1. Mix together the oat bran, oat flour, buckwheat groats, flaxseed, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. Stir in the vanilla, applesauce, and almond milk until all the dry ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Gently fold in the diced strawberries.
  4. Spray a microwave safe baking dish or ramekin, and pour batter into dish.
  5. Heat for 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until the top is set.
  6. Let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Serve.


  • 2 flour tortillas (small size)
  • handful of pepperoni
  • 1-1.5 cups shredded cheese, Italian blend
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup pizza or spaghetti sauce


  1. Microwave 5 or so pepperonis for 30 seconds on HIGH.
  2. Assemble cheeses into the tortillas and add cooked pepperoni.
  3. Microwave on HIGH for about 1 minute.
  4. Add additional pepperoni on top and sprinkle more cheese on top.
  5. Microwave another 30-45 seconds or until cheese has melted.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Upgraded Microwave Ramen

  • 1 pkg ramen noodles
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 3 medium button mushrooms
  • 2 whole green onions
  • 1 large egg (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic paste (optional)
  1. In a bowl, bring 2 cups of water to a boil by microwaving on high for 3-4 minutes.
  2. While you are waiting for the water to boil, wash and slice your veggies.
  3. Once the water is boiling, add the dry noodles and cook according to the package directions (boil about 5 minutes in HIGH).
  4. Add the seasoning packet (or half a packet if you prefer less sodium) and stir until dissolved.
  5. Mix your fresh veggies into the noodles and microwave another minute.
  6. Crack the egg into into the soup and microwave for 45 seconds on HIGH.
  7. Let the soup sit for a minute to cool down, serve with a dollop of chili garlic paste on the side and enjoy.

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