Easy Microwave Recipes for One {Sweet + Savoury!}

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Whether you're a chronic illness warrior and running short on spoons, feeling super low-energy, are having trouble focusing because your mind seems to be running all over the place, or are perhaps just planning a total self-care evening and cooking isn't on the agenda, microwave recipes can be a game-changer.  Requiring only a few ingredients, these recipes can be made in minutes.  We're featuring microwave-friendly recipes from some of our favourite food bloggers and have both savory and sweet options, so you've got options no matter what you're craving.

SAVORY

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Easy Pizza Smashed Potatoes // The Recipe Rebel

When pizza sounds delicious but you need something quick, these pizza smashed potatoes are an awesome option!  Perhaps the best part about this recipe is that you can get totally creative and use what ever pizza toppings you prefer to create these bite-sized snacks.

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Parmesan Herb Spaghetti Squash // Joyful Healthy Eats

Spaghetti squash is a great source of fibre as well as nutrients like Vitamin C and A, Potassium & Calcium - the only bummer is that it can take longer than an hour to cook in the oven.  With this recipe, it only takes 15 minutes to make a meal in your microwave - and we're loving the delicious Parmesan, basil, and garlic toppings!

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese // Sunshine and Strength

Mac and cheese may be the ultimate comfort food - but if you're dairy or gluten-free, it can be difficult to find a delicious mix.  Made with nutritional yeast, this macaroni and cheese makes a perfect single serving that is also free of the top 8 allergens.

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5-Minute Vegetarian Burrito Bowl // Healthy Liv

When a Chipotle run just isn't happening, this quick option makes a tasty vegetarian burrito bowl with black beans and brown rice in under 5 minutes.  We recommend topping it with extra guac and pico de gallo!

SWEET

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Vegan Microwave Apple Berry Crumble // Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Fruit crisps are totally delicious, but they do take awhile to cook!  This yummy and vegan-friendly fruit crisp has a gluten-free topping and can be prepped and cooked in under 10 minutes.  It's perfect topped with a little ice cream, too!

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Funfetti Mug Cake // Feasting on Fruit

When you just need some cake, we're all about this funfetti mug cake!  Made with oat flour, this cake is also gluten-free and the delicious icing is actually banana nice cream - so you get some nutrients in with your cake, too.

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Cinnamon Rolls for One // Imma Eat That

There's nothing quite like a warm cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven, but it's super time-consuming to make a whole pan.  This delicious cinnamon roll is made for one, and is perfect for topping with vanilla Greek yogurt.

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Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes with Chocolate Chips // Food Faith Fitness

Pancakes are pretty awesome any time of day, but sometimes we're just not into standing over a griddle.  This option lets you cook your pancakes in the microwave.  Oh, and these pancakes also happen to pack a punch of protein and the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate - yum!

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Matcha Latte Mug Cake // Kirbie's Cravings

Matcha is packed with antioxidants, and this yummy mug cake puts everything you love about a creamy matcha latte into cake form! 

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S'mores Mug Cake // Running with Spoons

If you're craving s'mores but don't have a campfire handy, this mug cake is a great way to enjoy that delicious combination of graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate.  It's also got protein and fibre, so you can definately call this a snack!

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Rice Krispy Treats for One // One Dish Kitchen

It turns out that rice krispy treats are just as delicious as you remember them from your childhood!  We're loving this single serving option, which is ready in under 5 minutes.