Monday, February 1, 2016

Brownie in a Mug

Ever get a craving for something sweet and chocolatey but you're already in your PJs and don't feel like going out?  (It can't just be me?)  If so, this one's for you.  An easy brownie you make in a mug and cook in the microwave?!  Yes, that's right, only one mug to clean, nothing else.  Sound too good to be true?  Usually I would agree, but I've tried this (several times) and it works.  Not only that, it's delicious!  Here's how easy it is to make:


1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of salt
2 TBS oil
3 TBS water

In a microwave-safe mug, mix flour, sugar, cocoa and salt.

Add oil and water.  Mix well with a fork (I have a tiny whisk.  It's so cute!).

Microwave times vary.  My microwave is pretty powerful and it took 1 minute 10 seconds.  If you have an older microwave or a less powerful one, it may take up to 1 minute 40 seconds.  Check it after 1 minute 10 seconds and if it's not done put it back in for another 10 seconds.  Keep doing that until it's done.  You'll know it's done when it's no longer liquidy on top.  But you don't want to over cook it.  Nothing worse than a dried out brownie.

You can top it with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream or just eat it as is.  If you want to make it a little more decadent, stir in a few chocolate chips before you cook it.

Look how moist it is on the inside.  Delicious!

This brownie is quick, easy and really hits the spot when you're craving chocolatey goodness!

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