This recipe today is because sometimes, especially as a parent you just a sweet treat, a dessert that you don’t have to share with the little people that control your life, a single serve dessert. A brownie in a mug the perfect thing for that it is the easy, perfect one-person dessert.
A Brownie in a Mug – Single Serve Dessert
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Sometimes you might need a little more than a single-serve I know, and that would be why I have a number of brownie recipes in our recipe box, such as vanilla, chocolate, and such.
I want to first off say there are two ways to cook these, one way is quick and simple: the microwave. About a minute and it’s done depending on your microwave.
The other way is in the oven. I have used both methods… loving how quickly it cooks in the microwave, but we were a microwave-less household for quite a few years by choice so I often used my oven to make this when I needed a pick-me-up.
This is a great treat at the end of a long day. Maybe top with a little sprinkling of powdered sugar. Or mix up a little frosting. Oh man, vanilla ice cream would be amazing on this, you know, if you can hold on to, eating all the ice cream, which I can not do.
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*I am back to having a microwave and this delicious single-serve, just for me, I am not sharing a treat, ready in just 5 minutes.*
If I make this in the oven I tend to throw this in when I making supper because I don’t want to run the oven just for this delicious single-serve dessert, but that is just me, you do you.
What you need:
- 4 tbsp flour
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
How to make A Quick Dessert Brownie in a Mug:
Get a microwave or oven-safe mug or, I like to use, ramekins.
Mix together the ingredients. The order doesn’t much matter. Mix well.
In the microwave for 1 minute or until a toothpick comes out clean. If 1 minute doesn’t do it, put it back in for 10 seconds and recheck, repeat until cooked through.
OR if you are using your oven:
Bake in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Delicious! It is light and chocolaty! There is nothing like quick and easy desserts for one to turn your day and night around after a long, hard day.
If you have a toaster oven but no microwave, you can definitely use that instead of your oven. You’ll use less power and heat your home less running a toaster oven than you will use an oven. this single-serve chocolate quick dessert is going to taste amazing whichever method you use to make this brownie in a mug.
More Quick Desserts You Might Want to Check Out:
Single Serve Snickerdoodle Cookie
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough for One
S’More in a Mug