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So, as you may have guessed from the title (because you are super brilliant), today’s post is all about how to make a brownie, in a mug, in the microwave! Cool, right?
Microwave mug cakes are kind of a trend nowadays. In fact, microwave mug anything seems to be kind of a trend. You can find recipes for cake in a mug, or eggs in a mug, pasta in a mug, anything in a mug. Some of these mug recipes seem a bit iffy to me – like, if you’re going to all that trouble to microwave pasta, and then dump out excess water, and then microwave it with cheese and toppings, you might as well just make yourself regular pasta, you know?
Enter the brownie in a mug. This microwave mug recipe really is simple, easy, and time-saving. Oh, and delicious, too. You end up with a tasty, moist, fudgy brownie, all in a little over one minute. It’s perfect for when that chocolate craving hits, but you don’t have time slash patience to go and bake yourself some real brownies.
This single-serving brownie in a mug recipe contains no egg you need to separate, no butter you need to melt, and no baking powder. No complicated, fiddly steps or ingredients. Just dump everything into a mug, mix, and microwave.
Ok, I keep saying brownie in a mug, but truth is, I’ve made this many times in other containers as well, not just mugs. But “brownie in a microwave safe food storage container” just doesn’t have the same ring to it, if you know what I mean. So for the purposes of this post, we are just going with the whole microwave mug recipe theme. Trend. Whatever.
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Brownie in a Mug Recipe
4 tablespoons flour (whole wheat works fine, if desired)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons water
handful of chocolate chips
handful of chopped nuts
scoop of peanut butter
scoop of nutella
Dump all ingredients into a microwave-safe mug. Mix well.
Add chocolate chips, nuts, peanut butter, or nutella, if desired, and stir into the rest of the batter.
Microwave on high for 1 minute and 40 seconds. (Microwave strengths may vary, so the first time you make it, cook it a little less than that and then slowly increase the time until your brownie is done).
Remove mug from microwave and enjoy! (Careful, your mug will be very hot.)
Can you believe how simple that was? Deliciously fudgy brownie, in under two minutes! Trust me, you’ll be coming back to this recipe again and again.
If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to share it with all your friends, relatives, acquaintances, and all the strangers on the street!
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Brownie in a Mug
- 4 tablespoons flour whole wheat works fine, if desired
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 handful chocolate chips
- 1 handful chopped nuts
- 1 scoop peanut butter
- 1 scoop nutella
- Dump all ingredients into a microwave-safe mug. Mix well. Add chocolate chips, nuts, peanut butter, or nutella, if desired, and stir into the rest of the batter. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 40 seconds. (Microwave strengths may vary, so the first time you make it, cook it a little less than that and then slowly increase the time until your brownie is done).
- Remove mug from microwave and enjoy! (Careful, your mug will be very hot.)
This Post Has 18 Comments
This is a great way to bake with my Lovies (ages 11, 7, 6, and 2). I love the add ins
I’m sure your kids will love it!
This will be fantastic for that “late” night craving and it’s easy enough I can let my daughter make this herself. LOVE IT! Thank you 😊
You’re welcome! I hope your daughter enjoys it!
Oh, this looks delicious.
Thanks! It is 🙂
Looks delicious, I love cakes in a mug can’t wait to try it out
Thanks, and enjoy!
Woww!! that looks so yummy and easy to make! i will definitely give it a go, thanks for sharing 🙂
You’re very welcome. Enjoy!
Love the idea of this for a quick chocolate fix! Thank you!
You’re very welcome!
So simple and so delicious! Mmm! 🙂 Doesn’t get better than this.
Thanks! Yes, simple and delicious is how we do things around here 🙂
This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it out!
This is great! I’ve been buying the prepackaged but this is way cheaper and I always have those ingredients on hand. It’s great when my house is becoming an empty nest and I don’t want to make a full pan of brownies because then I eat them all.
Yes, this is extremely convenient for a single-serve brownie treat. Enjoy!