microwave brownies in a mug.

This is a quick and easy dessert that serves just one. Perfect for when you are looking for a sweet midnight snack or your kids want an after-school treat. You can make up a microwave brownie-in-a-mug in about three minutes with ingredients you already have in your pantry...

And you can mix up the whole brownie recipe IN the mug (no extra dishes...score!) with a few quick and easy steps...

Seriously, this brownie was about 3 minutes. Including the cooking! Kinda like a glorified Easy Bake recipe...don't you think? Please tell me I'm not the only one old enough to remember those guys. With their dangerous exposed light-bulbs, super expensive mixes, and little girls begging their parents for one?

Walah... a tasty, chocolatey, gooey brownie! All made up during the next commercial!

Microwave brownie-in-a-mug

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  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 Tbsp canola or other mild vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp milk coffee or water
  • 2 Tbsp chopped dark chocolate or chopped pecans optional
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  • In a heatproof mug, stir together the dry ingredients until no lumps remain. Stir in the oil and milk. Stir in the chopped chocolate or nuts, if you’re using them.
  • Microwave on high for a minute, checking it after 30 seconds – it will be done when it’s springy on top but still a bit gooey – like the very best brownie. Usually about 3 minutes.

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5 thoughts on “microwave brownies in a mug.”

  1. Janel@hatingmartha

    Dangerously delicious! I know, having to wait for brownies sometimes makes us rethink if we want them. So these can be bad. Very bad.

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