Amazing Bread in About a Minute

Take your own personal bread roll or hamburger bun with you anywhere you go. Watch this video to see Pamela show you how!

    Yield: 1 serving

    Make with Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix or Pamela's Bread Mix.

    Recipe using Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix:

    • 1 large egg
    • 1 tsp water
    • 3 TBSP buttermilk, or 3 TBSP milk plus ¾ tsp vinegar, or 2 TBSP plain yogurt
    • ⅓ cup Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix
    • Optional: 1 tsp sugar

    Recipe using Pamela's Bread Mix:

    • 1 large egg
    • 1 tsp water
    • 3 TBSP buttermilk, or 3 TBSP milk plus ¾ tsp vinegar, or 2 TBSP plain yogurt
    • ⅓ cup Pamela's Bread Mix
    • 1 tsp baking powder

    Grease the inside of a large latte cup, a small glass or porcelain bowl, or a one cup glass measuring cup with oil or butter or non-stick spray. Mix egg, water and buttermilk well in the cup or bowl. Combine Baking & Pancake Mix and sugar, or Bread Mix and baking powder, and add to wet ingredients and mix well.

    Using a rubber spatula or your finger, wipe the extra batter from the cup or bowl sides. Bake in a microwave oven on high for 85 seconds. The time needed to bake the bread will vary depending on if bowl is ceramic or glass, and on the wattage of the microwave. Once baked, turn out on rack to cool before slicing. If bottom of bread is not fully cooked, put back in the cup and microwave for an additional 5 to 10 seconds until the bread is done.

    How to Enjoy Your Bread in a Cup?

    • Soft: slice and enjoy right from the microwave
    • Toasted: slice to desired thickness and toast
    • French Toast: slice, dip in egg and fry in butter
    • Grilled Cheese: slice, fill with cheese and fry in butter
    • Hamburger Bun: split in half and broil insides until crisp
    • Appetizer Crisp: make thin slices and bake at 200° for 60 minutes

    Savory variations:

    • 3 Seed Bread: add 1 tsp each sesame & sunflower seeds, plus 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
    • Dill Bread: add 2 TBSP cottage cheese, 1/8 tsp each dill & dried onions
    • Antipasto: add 2 TBSP Mozzarella, plus 1 TBSP chopped Kalamata olives
    • Cornbread: add 1 TBSP polenta, 2 TBSP grated cheddar, and 1 TBSP green chilies
    • Italian: add 1/8 tsp Italian herbs, plus 1 TBSP Parmesan cheese
    • Healthy & Savory: add 2 tsp flax seeds, plus 1 TBSP green chilies
    • Fresh Flavors: add 1/8 tsp finely chopped rosemary, plus ¼ tsp lemon zest

    Sweet variations:

    • Sugar & Spice: add ¼ tsp cinnamon, plus 1 tsp extra sugar
    • Zesty Delight: add 2 TBSP dried cranberries, plus ½ tsp orange zest
    • Pecan & Raisin: add 1 TBSP each chopped pecans and raisins
    • Chocolate: add 1 TBSP chocolate chips
    • Healthiest: add 1 TBSP applesauce, plus 1 TBSP gluten-free oats (omit sugar)


    Instead of 1 tsp sugar you can use any one of the following:

    • 1 tsp honey
    • 1 tsp agave
    • 1 tsp molasses
    • 1 TBSP applesauce

    Instead of 3 TBSP of buttermilk you can use any one of the following:

    • 3 TBSP almond milk plus ¾ tsp vinegar
    • 3 TBSP rice milk plus ¾ tsp vinegar
    • 3 TBSP soy milk plus ¾ tsp vinegar
    • 2 TBSP plain yogurt

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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews

Pretty good! I did the Baking Mix version with egg and yogurt, and put it in a mug. I didn't realize how high the batter would rise - it fit, but then slicing it was a bit hard because I didn't want to crush it. Next time I will use a flatter Pyrex bowl. It's pretty bland, which I guess is good for bread. Next we will try it with the flax for eggs and with almond milk/vinegar. Overall, we will do it again. In the mug, it made 4 slices that I toasted and ate with jam for breakfast.

Fast, easy and moist

Worked great, better than I expected. I used almond milk w/vinegar instead of yogurt. The slices toasted perfectly too.

Debbie Goings

I don't have a microwave; how long would I bake these in an oven? Has anyone tried that?

Peggy J

Tried Marcia'so recipe for 4 minutes in a 1 cup glass measuring cup & it came out too done. Cooked at 3:30 minutes & worked great. Just needed to slice off about 1/4 inch on the bottom for more uniform texture. Thanks!


I make Pam's bread machine loaf and it takes just as much time, or less, to prep. I get a whole loaf, cut it up, and put it in the freezer. It tastes great toasted. This quick micro recipe is horrible. I tried it three different ways, also with the yogurt. It was dry, despite adding more liquid, and hard. I ended up going to my freezer, pulling out two frozen pieces from the bread machine loaf, and toasting them.