Sometimes, you just need a jelly doughnut. That sweet combination of jam filling and light, cakey dough is the perfect treat, especially when you’re working hard. So how can it get even better? By being a) homemade and b) EASY. Super-easy. Even . . . microwave-meal easy! That’s right— Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking has concocted a way to not only make doughnuts easily at home in the microwave, but to make them in a mug for a perfect single-serving size. Friends, meet the “Mugnut!”

Gemma says that “A Mugnut is the perfect pick me up and just takes 5 minutes from start to finish. This Mugnut is the perfect little single serving donut all for you. I just love the donut’s texture, and the cinnamon and jam go so well together.” We love it too, and we also love that it doesn’t require anything out-of-the-ordinary. Just look at this ingredients list:

You’ll Need
– 2 tablespoons butter
– 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– 1 egg yolk
– 2 tablespoons sugar
– 1 tablespoon milk
– ½ teaspoon baking powder
– ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
– Cinnamon sugar, to garnish

Easy and simple list, right? Want the full recipe? Of course you do, so be sure to head over to the Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking site, where she’s sharing the free printable copy and telling us more about this great recipe! What do you think of the “mugnut” idea? Are you a fan of microwave cooking? Have you ever made your own doughnuts before?