Beat the egg in a heat-resistant bowl. Add the milk, vegetable oil, and salt. Use a whisk to mix.
Add the pancake mix to Step 1 and stir until smooth.
Lightly wrap with plastic wrap. Leave some space open on both sides of the bowl.
First, microwave at a low temperature (150 W) for 8 minutes. Then microwave at a high temperature (500 W) for 3 minutes or 7 minutes at 500-600 W.
Slide a rubber spatula between the bowl and the bread and move it all the way around to un-stick the bread from the bowl. It's done! If the bread still seems a bit raw, microwave for another 30 seconds.
Microwaving at 500-600 W continuously has the chance of the batter becoming tough.
Story Behind this Recipe
I tried making an easy steamed bread in the microwave.
If using a steamer, pour the batter into a preheated steamer and steam on high heat for 20-25 minutes.
Since this doesn't use any sugar, I recommend adding dried fruits into the batter, or spreading on jam or butter.