T2W2: Midnight Snacks

Hi again everyone, Tiffany here! I’m not the kind to really stock up on assortments and snacks because I rarely (or I like to convince myself that I rarely) get midnight cravings; when I do, though, I can’t stave it off and ignore it. My go to recipe is this mug cake, which comes together in a pinch, in a microwave (because they’re great despite fifty different controversies surrounding it and health problems).

I usually just make it from scratch, with a ratio of 3:3:1:1 of flour, milk, sugar and oil in tablespoons, omitting the egg and liberally adapted from Kitchen Heals Soul; that or I use Kirbie’s Cravings’ recipe for the peanut butter mug cake. We’ll go with a pancake mix, however, for general ease and you can swap out your plain ol’ vanilla for another flavour of mix.

This recipe has been adapted from Hungry At Midnight.

Pancake Mix Mug Recipe

Cost: 2/5

Difficulty: 1/5

Prep and Cook Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1


3 Tbsp pancake mix

4 Tbsp milk of choice (or plain water)

1 Tbsp of sugar (I prefer dark brown)

1 tsp vanilla extract

A pinch of salt

Additional Mix-Ins:

Broken chocolate pieces/chocolate chips

Any nut butter

Jam or spreads



1. In a microwave-safe mug, stir the pancake mix, milk of choice, sugar, salt and vanilla extract until it just comes together.

2. If adding any additional mix-ins, add now and stir through batter.

3. Microwave for 1 to 1:20 minute, in 30 second bursts.


The original recipe calls for covering the mug with plastic wrap. I found this tedious and it didn’t really stop the batter from overspilling. Baking it in increments, I found, prevented it from spilling and was just less of a hassle at the end of the day.

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