After being amazed and inspired by all the gourmet recipes you can make using just your microwave, we decided to take on the challenge and make a whole meal with our trusty old nuker. What better than a full-on brunch with eggs in a nest, french toast, bacon hash, cinnamon apple oatmeal, and hot coffee chocolate? Amaze your friends by whipping up a four-course meal for two, faster than you can say poppity ping.
1. Eggs in a Nest: Start off with a deliciously classic appetizer.
– 2 slices of bread
– 2 eggs
– cookie cutter
Using your cookie cutter, make a whole in the middle of the bread. Crack an egg into the hole. Microwave for a minute at medium power, then in 30 second intervals until the egg is cooked to your liking. Repeat with the other slice of bread and egg.
A cute way to start off your brunch!
2. Cinnamon Apple and Banana Oatmeal: Adding some warm cinnamon apple and banana takes oatmeal to a whole new level.
– 2 packs instant oatmeal, any flavor
– 1 honeycrisp apple
– 1 tbsp butter
– 1 medium banana
– cinnamon for garnishing
Cut up your apple into small pieces. Put it in a microwave safe bowl, and add butter and sprinkle cinnamon. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and mix so that the butter and cinnamon are dispersed. Microwave for another 30 seconds. Set apples aside and cut the banana into small slices. Prepare your instant oatmeal according to the directions, then mix in apples, and top with banana.
Adding fresh fruit (especially with a bit of melted butter ) to your oatmeal never fails to please.
3. Bacon Breakfast Hash: A simple hash that’s packed full of flavor.
– 1 large russet potato
– 2 slices bacon
– 4 eggs
– 1 green onion
– salt and pepper to taste
– optional: rosemary or thyme
Cut up your potatoes into small cubes and separate into two, microwave safe plates. Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes, then add salt, pepper, and any herbs over the potatoes. Cover tightly with saran wrap leaving one corner open, and microwave for 8 minutes. Meanwhile, beat the 4 eggs. Cut up the bacon into small pieces and add to the egg. Dice up the green onion. When the potatoes are done, pour half of the egg mixture over the potatoes and microwave at medium power for 1 minute. Microwave at medium power in 30 second intervals until the eggs are cooked. Top with green onions. Repeat with the other plate of potatoes.
Even using the microwave, the potatoes get a crispy little tan. Delicious!
4. French Toast: Using the microwave to make french toast is so much easier, and requires minimal cleaning.
– 2 slices of bread (we used challah)
– 1 egg
– ¼ cup milk
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– cinnamon for garnish
Mix the milk, egg, and vanilla extract together. In a small microwave safe ramekin or bowl, tear one of the slices of bread into pieces and fill the ramekin. Drizzle the egg mix over the bread. Repeat with the other slice of bread. Microwave in the oven for 2 minutes, or until it’s no longer runny. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
We love this fun spin on french toast that’s inspired by bread pudding.
5. Caffe Cocoa Mocha: Coffee meets chocolate in an equally delicious and energy filled beverage.
– 2 packets hot chocolate mix (we used TCHO hot chocolate mix)
– 1 packet instant coffee (we used Starbucks Via, mocha flavor)
– 2 cups milk
Pour instant chocolate mix and half of the coffee mix into a microwave safe mug, and repeat. In a separate microwave safe bowl or mug, microwave the milk for 2 minutes. Pour about half the milk into both cups and stir vigorously with a spoon until the powder dissolves. Distribute the rest of the milk between the two cups and enjoy.
We love how well the bitter coffee pairs with the rich hot chocolate.