I’m on a bit of a sugar high after taste testing about 47,012 different versions of mug brownies. You’ve heard about mug brownies, right? You mix a few quick ingredients in a coffee mug and pop it in the microwave for a minute or so, and presto, a cup of yumminess to fulfill your chocolate desires!
A mug brownie is really a hybrid between a brownie and a chocolate lava cake – a fudgy, ooey gooey warm cup of deliciousness.
It requires NO EGGS, so if you find yourself with last minute company, one of your kids’ friends sleeping over, or you’ve had a tough day at the office, but your fridge is practically empty, fear not. The Brownie-In-A-Mug is here to save the day! There’s no naughty cholesterol from the yolk, and you control the portion size, so it’s practically a healthy treat! (okay, it’s not, but let’s pretend.)
We have experimented with lots of different versions, but this basic recipe using staples from your pantry is a great starting point. (I’d like to tell you the original source of this recipe, but I’ve found it all over the internet.)
Ingredients (per individual serving)
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon water*
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon chocolate chips (optional)
Place ingredients in a microwave safe mug. Stir briskly with a fork. Microwave for 1 minute, 15 seconds (add 15 second intervals until desired consistency). Pierce several times with fork to release heat and let cool slightly before eating. Serve within a few minutes of cooking.
Variations & Notes:
*If you are making several brownies-in-mugs at once, you will need to increase the cooking time in the microwave.
*For an even more decadent brownie, try half-&-half or heavy cream in place of the water. The adults in our house preferred this version, but the kids didn’t notice the difference.
*I played with the sugar content and you can definitely reduce, but know that the consistency will change. Also, we tried using powdered sugar for a smoother consistency but weren’t pleased with the results.
*Dress up this dessert with a scoop of ice cream, a dollop of real whipped cream, or my kids’ favorite food of all time, Redi-Whip, and sprinkles of course!
Seanie says: “mmmmmm – yummy, mom!!!”
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