Cook In A Mug - French Toast recipe

This is one of the simplest and tastiest Cook In A Mug recipes you will find. And this testimonial is no joke;

I thought this would taste horrible, it's actually so good. It really tastes like French Toast.

- my wife

There you have it. Give this one a try when you have an extra 10 minutes. You won't regret it.


Interested in how we make these videos? Scroll below the recipe for a quick behind-the-scenes view.

French Toast recipe


  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Extra Rich Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, softened
  • 4 slices sandwich bread, cubed (I used sourdough, but you can use whatever you have)
  • 1 Tablespoon of toppings per mug (mini chocolate chips, dried tart cherries, raisins, chopped pecans)
  • powdered sugar and maple syrup for serving


  1. In a large glass measuring cup (or spouted batter bowl) whisk together milk, eggs, McCormick Extra Rich Vanilla Extract and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. Lightly grease the inside of 4 microwave safe 8 ounce mugs with softened butter. Divide half of the bread between the mugs. Top bread with half of the toppings. Repeat the layering with remaining bread and toppings.
  3. Gently pour milk mixture over the top of each mug, dividing evenly between the cups.
  4. Microwave each mug on high for about 1 minute and 15 seconds or until milk mixture is set. Watch carefully because the French toast will puff in the microwave.
  5. Serve warm with powdered sugar and maple syrup. Enjoy!
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The process isn't difficult, just a bit time-consuming. Each ingredient sequence is a separate shot. The best workflow we've found is to first have an outline for each shot before anything else happens.

Second, and perhaps most important, is to have the ingredients staged and ready to bring into the frame.

Shooting from an elevated position gives the video a first person point-of-view allowing the viewer to imagine themselves as the cook, as opposed to seeing the chef in action. It's a pretty common style in recipe videos nowadays.

How we do it

Third, make sure to have a nice * background *, or in this case, surface. The surface or background needs to set enough contrast to the scene so as to draw focus to the intended visual, the ingredients, but not be so distracting as to bring the viewer's gaze away from the intended visual.

You probably saw the kids flashcards come flying into the frame at one point. What are you gonna do? Two littles and video production don't always go together. Rarely, rarely do they go together. 🙂

The rest is editing. We use Adobe Premiere to edit, music from Youtube Creators, and Photoshop for the intro graphics. That's it.

Hope you enjoyed the video and this quick, How We Do It.


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