Microwave Mug Double Chocolate Brownie

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There are certain All-American desserts that are a right of passage for kids. Take chocolate brownies. Whenever I was at a bake sale as a kid — which was often — even when every dessert known to man was in evidence on the table, I always grabbed for that gorgeous square of chocolate -- the brownie. I’ve never been a nut girl when it comes to my brownie add-ins. For me it’s all about the chocolate. These days I usually make Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Brownie Bites and classic Chocolate Brownies (without refined sugar), but I am always looking to try new brownie concoctions.

Microwave Mug Double Chocolate Brownie from weelicious.com

The only issue for me these days, being so pregnant and all, is trying to keep my sweet tooth in check (as well as my kids’!). This Microwave Mug Double Chocolate Brownie is not only decadent, rich and unbelievably quick to make, they are also the perfect portion size for either dessert or a little daytime or evening treat.

Microwave Mug Double Chocolate Brownie from weelicious.com

Simply mix all of the ingredients in a bowl, pour the batter into your mug and microwave (1 1/2 minutes for a gooey brownie or 2 1/2 minutes if you like your brownie cooked all the way through). People can get very particular about how they like their brownies cooked inside, so this recipe is ideal for making everyone happy. Since these brownies are single servings, you can make them to each person’s liking. They also make a beautiful presentation and have the added whimsical factor of being made in a mug — something I bet your kids will love!

Microwave Mug Double Chocolate Brownie from weelicious.com

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Microwave Mug Double Chocolate Brownie

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 2 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk, coffee or water
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips

Preparation

1. Mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt until smooth in a small bowl.

2. Add the oil, milk, and chocolate chips. Mix until thick and stiff and pour into a microwave-safe cup, mug or ramekin.

3. Cook in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes for a gooey brownie, or 2 1/2 minutes for a well done brownie.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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41 comments

  • T

    Wow, this looks great!

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  • Michelle

    Just made this! Didn't have canola, so replaced with milled flax. YUM! Perfect little brownie fix.

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  • April

    We don't use canola. Can coconut oil be substituted? Thanks.

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    • Kari

      I've used coconut oil in a very similar recipe and it works wonderfully! I also subbed vanilla almond milk for the milk.

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    • Catherine McCord

      Coconut oil should work just fine, but it will add flavor! You could also use any neutral oil or butter if you wanted the buttery flavor.

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  • Jerilyn

    Your delicious looking recipe is a calorie bomb at 666 calories per mug! Yes, it is quick and convenient, but at what cost to our waistlines? I could have 3 of my own homemade brownies at the \"cost\" of one of these. I really enjoy a lot of your recipes, but this one, besides being totally fattening and laden with fats from the oil and chocolate chips is a basic knock-off of the Food Network's recipe, which uses the same amount of butter instead of the oil called for in your version with a bit of vanilla and salt... :(

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    • JennaRose

      You know that you're under no obligation to make this recipe, right?

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    • Mary

      Some of us eat healthy enough and are fit enough to have a treat once in awhile. It will do my wasteline no harm.

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    • Jenny

      You sound like you could use a brownie :)

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    • Leedle

      Dont make it if its so bad. I doubt it will kill you. If iys too fattening for you, you probably have some spinach styffed somewhere in your fridge. Try that.

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  • Gaby

    This looks so rich and delicious! What a great treat!

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  • Refugio Medvec

    Sounds fab. Mouthwatering recipe. Thank you for making life yummier, happier, funnier…we always need people who jazz up our lives. The brownies look awesome too!

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  • Horacio Defreece

    I did It! First time ever! :) It was fun making it. I added a Pastillas ice cream on top(before serving) just because I can’t find vanilla ice cream at the moment . Will try the vanilla one next week.

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  • Vani

    From Córdoba, Argentina!!!

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  • Emilie Hedlund

    Yum

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  • Heather Christo

    These are without a doubt my kids favorite thing to make. I love how they are so easy that literally a 5 year old can make them! Although yours look much cuter than mine ever turn out!

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  • Raylene Minnick

    These are off the chain good. I even threw in some white chocolate chips for good measure. The Hubby told me to tell you that “You outdid yourself.” Success!

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  • Rubin Lafkas

    Looks fun! Do you cover the mug when you put it in the microwave?

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    • McCord

      Nope. :)

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  • Lola Santi

    Mine burned. Can someone tell me why? I did the 2 1/2 minutes but it began to burn at 2.

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  • Julie

    Could I bake it instead of microwave? If so, how long should it be baked?

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  • Aarti

    I wonder if this works with soy flour or wheat flour or any other rather than all-purpose. If any of you have tried, please share your experience!

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  • Gabrielle

    I thought this recipe sounded really good, so I tried it. I had to make some changes; firstly, I used dark chocolate cocoa powder, and secondly I used coffee because the only milk I had was almond milk, and the recipe said that I could use coffee, I also added some slivered almonds. I tasted the incredibly thick batter, and it was so bitter, it tasted like cough syrup. So I added more sugar until it was sweet enough. First I microwaved it for a minute and twenty-five seconds, it didn't look done so I microwaved it for thirty more seconds. When I pulled it out it was bubbling a bit, the taste was pretty good, but I didn't like the texture.

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  • Fareeha

    can I substitute the canola oil in it? I dont have canola and what would be the best alternate for it?

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    • McCord

      Any neutral flavored oil will work!

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  • JayJayDomSkitzMcgeezer

    There is an opossum in the pool. I substituted the oil with 2tbs of pumpkin puree. The dark coffee and Andie's Mint mini chips gave the gooey cake a delicious depth. I cooked it for exactly 90 seconds. I also packed the top with a crushed graham cracker and butter mixture. It was delicious. .

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  • Rosie

    I added in a pinch of baking soda and a little more milk and it was yummmmmmmmmy!!!!! Thanks for the recipe, now if I ever get a sweet tooth, i can whip this up in a couple of minutes. I even made the mix and put it into individual baggies and have it available on cue.

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    • McCord

      Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Leila

    I tried making these and I ended up burning it...I put it in for 2 minutes
    But the part that wasn't burnt tastes delicious! I'll have to try and remake it.

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    • McCord

      I'm so glad you liked it! Now that you know the behavior of your microwave, it'll be even better next time!

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  • Max

    how long to you microwave if you Double the Ingredients?

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    • McCord

      If you're putting the ingredients in two separate mugs, keep the microwave time the same!

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  • Jillian Gross

    I added two cut up fun size snickers instead of chocolate chips...sooooo good. Reese's cups next

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    • McCord

      YUM!

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  • Natasha Van Der Merwe

    this was absolutely amazing =), form south africa

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  • Rosalee Adams

    what size mug?

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    • McCord

      A regular coffee mug, about 8 ounces.

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  • Anonymous

    This brownie was so delish

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    • McCord

      Yay!

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  • Cindy

    Could I make this in a baby ramekin? Or would it over flow. This looks absolutely amaze cant wait to try.

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    • McCord

      It does rise a little during cooking, so you want to use something that the ingredients don't come up all the way to the top.

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