Looking for a really quick chocolate fix? It doesn’t get much quicker than this and what’s more … it’s actually pretty good (for a brownie that cooks in a microwave and is ready to eat in only a couple of minutes!).
Brownie in a Mug
Summary: This is the perfect solution for the need for a quick chocolate fix. I’ve presented both the basic, simple recipe, as well as some variations and options for one with a few more ingredients.
- 4 Tbsp. flour
- 4 Tbsp. sugar
- 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp. canola, vegetable or other neutral tasting oil (melted butter works, as well)
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- Tiny pinch of salt
- Dump everything into a mug and mix thoroughly (you don’t want any lumpy bits of flour in there). Put the mug in the microwave for about one minute, depending on your microwave (the centre should still be wet when it’s done). You’ll probably want to let it sit and cool for a minute or two as it’s very hot!
- If desired, top warm mug brownie with ice cream or whipped cream or whatever it is you enjoy on your brownie.
Number of servings (yield): 1
If you want to tweak your taste experience, here are some variations you might like to try:
Substitute melted butter for the oil.
Substitute powdered (icing) sugar for the granulated sugar.
Substitute milk for the water
And here’s an alternate version with a few extra ingredients:
4 Tbsp. flour
4 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil or melted butter
3 Tbsp. water
1/4 tsp. vanilla