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2 Ingredient Microwave Bread (Cooks in 30 Seconds; No Yeast, Eggs, Oil or Sugar)

This incredibly easy bread recipe is just 2 ingredients and cooks in 30 seconds. It only takes about one minute to prepare. The bread comes out so soft and fluffy. The bread also doesn’t require any yeast, eggs, oil, butter or sugar.
sliced bread lined up on a cutting board.

I was in need of an easy bread recipe the other day and I only had a few minutes of spare time. Even though I’ve shared quite a few easy bread recipes, they still require some time for baking and I didn’t have enough time for that. So I decided to pop one in the microwave and hoped for the best. To my surprise, the bread came out just perfect. It was so soft and fluffy and tasted like fresh baked bread.


  • Self-Rising Flour (you can also make your own with baking powder, salt and flour)
  • Milk (any milk including dairy free milk alternatives will work)

How to Make Microwave Bread

  • The two ingredients are stirred together inside a large mug until a dough forms. This should only take a few seconds.
  • The bread is then placed in the microwave to cook for about 30 seconds.
  • The bread will rise during baking, but don’t expect it to fill the whole mug. This bread is about the size of an English muffin.a piece of bread sliced in half.
  • Use a large spoon to loosen the bread from the edges of your mug and then slide the spoon to the bottom to help scoop the bread out. Slice the bread in half and enjoy as is or with your favorite spread. You can also toast the bread as well.

close-up shot of the sliced bread.

Mug to Use for Microwave Mug Bread

  • I used a mug to make this bread. You can also use a wide ramekin. I prefer using a mug because it’s easy to mix the dough in.
  • You want to choose a large oversized microwave-safe mug (something that can hold at least 16 oz of liquid). Try to choose a regular shaped mug. For example, very skinny or wide mugs can cause the bread to cook unevenly. Square base mugs are also not recommended because the dough often gets stuck in the corners and it’s harder to remove the bread. My mug measured a little over 4 inches in height and is about 3 3/4 inches wide.

overhead shot of three pieces on a board.

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2 Ingredient Microwave Bread

Servings: 2 slices
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
This easy microwave bread recipe is just 2 ingredients and takes about 30 seconds to cook. The bread comes out soft and fluffy.
4.25 from 8 votes


  • 4 tbsp (31 g) self-rising flour
  • 2 tbsp (1 oz) milk any milk including dairy-free milk will work


  • In a large oversized microwave-safe mug, add ingredients. Stir with a spoon until flour is completely incorporated and a dough forms. Your dough should be wet and sticky. If your dough is too dry, you can add a tiny splash more of milk. When you are done stirring your dough, it will likely be bunched up in the middle of your mug. Use your spoon to spread the dough out so that it reaches the edges of the mug, filling the bottom of the mug evenly. Try your best to smooth and even out the surface.
  • Place your mug in the microwave and cook at full power for about 30 seconds. The bread should be puffy (but will remain pale white in color) and the surface should look cooked.
  • Use a large spoon to run across the edges of the bread to loosen the bread from the edges of the mug. Then slide your spoon to the bottom of the bread so that you can use your spoon to lift the entire bread out in one piece. Slice bread in half and enjoy as is or with your favorite spread. You can also toast your bread.


  • Microwave wattages can differ. My microwave is 1100 watts. If your wattage is higher or lower, you may need to adjust cooking time. ( I haven't found noticeable difference when using a 1000 watt versus a 1100 watt but anything higher or lower will likely need a few seconds time adjustment.) Be careful not to overcook the bread. It will make the bread turn hard. 
  • Please see post for tips on the best type of mug to use.
  • To make your own self-rising flour, add 1 cup all purpose flour, 1.5 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt to a bowl. Whisk to combine. Measure out 4 tbsp (or 1/4 cup) for the recipe.
  • 4 tbsp is the same as 1/4 cup. If you prefer to use a 1/4 cup to measure, that is fine. I used tbsp because then you only need to use one measuring spoon for the entire recipe. 
  • This recipe should work with most milks such as whole milk, low fat milk, almond milk, soy milk, oat milk.
  • This recipe yields one bread about the size of an English muffin that can be sliced in half for two small slices of bread. If you need more, I don't recommend doubling the recipe. Instead, make the recipe twice in two separate mugs and cook them separately. Doubling the recipe can lead to the bottom of the bread not cooking properly. It's also not a good idea to try to cook two mugs at the same time because it often leads to uneven cooking.
  • If you don't own a microwave, I have a baked version of this bread.


Serving: 1slices, Calories: 56kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 182mg, Sugar: 1g, NET CARBS: 12g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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36 comments on “2 Ingredient Microwave Bread (Cooks in 30 Seconds; No Yeast, Eggs, Oil or Sugar)”

  1. Doesn’t work at all for a 750W oven.
    I thought it might because I do make nice and fluffy microwave bread ( with yeast) and cakes .
    2 attempts following the recipe to the letter.
    The first was perhaps too wet and sticky. Didn’t rise at all. Chewy and nasty. I gave it about a minute for the low wattage and then a bit more.
    Second attempt less sticky, didn’t rise, gave it even longer. Rock hard. Seeped it in water to unfasten it.
    Unbiteable. Now soaking in water. Wait and see if the dog will eat them.

    • We’re sorry it didn’t work for you – as mentioned in the recipe notes, we use a 1000W microwave for this recipe and it turns out fine. It would need more time in a lower wattage microwave, but without testing ourselves we don’t have a good recommendation.

  2. Ran out of bread – so this was perfect with butter on top for breakfast. The kids devoured it. 

  3. Well this did not work at all! I followed the recipe exactly too. I had no self-raising flour, but a gluten free mix flour which I used, added baking powder, salt & used almond milk. Came out looking like a piece of rubber. Tastes good, but is definitely not fluffy. Plus the 2 TB of milk was way too little moisture for the 4 TB flour. I had to add more milk to get it all combined into a dough

    • You didn’t follow the recipe exactly because you used gluten free flour mixture. The reason why your recipe didn’t work is because you used gf flour. Not all recipes can use a gf flour mixture to substitute regular flour.

    • “I followed the recipe exactly!”

      Proceeds to show that she did not in fact follow the recipe and screwed up the most important aspect: the actual flour used.

  4. I’m about to try this for breakfast… So xcited

  5. Effective and quick

  6. Hi, Just made this with GF self raising flour and OAT Milk. Took 40seconds in our microwave. Used a very large mug.

    Came out great on the 1st attempt. Can’t believe how easy it was and my wife thought it was the inside of a baguette, I had a hard time convincing her it was really GF. Will be doing this a lot from now on.

    • thank you for sharing! I’m so glad it worked for you using gf flour.

    • I also used gluten free self-rising flour and used almond milk. Mine took about 90 seconds and turned out like a slightly chewy toasted English muffin, but I liked it.

    • So I followed the instructions to the letter, however it came out wet on the outside and almost but not quite bread like on the inside, I used a 1000w microwave, what time should I have used?

      • We’ve tested this recipe in an 1100 watt microwave – you may need to add a few seconds to the time if yours is 1000. Sorry, we can’t be more specific!

  7. Great idea.

  8. Sound delicious and easy..

  9. Does this work with gluten free self rising flour?

  10. Have you tried making this instant bread in a skillet on the stove? I think it may work.will try it and post the end results.Thanks

  11. This 2 ingredient mug bread is amazing. After it was done, I put it in the air fryer to toast it. Was delish !!

  12. Hey! Are there any gf flours that you think would work well with this recipe? Tia!!!!

  13. Sounds like a quick snack

  14. Can you use almond flour and add baking powder ?

    • Unfortunately, almond flour can’t be substituted in the same amount. So, without testing the recipe we can’t say how much you would need.

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