Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Brownie in a Mug {Recipe}



Some days I need a sweet treat. Just for me. To be enjoyed when two boys are supposed to be napping. I say 'supposed to' because today, as of right now, one boy has been telling stories in his bed for nearly 2 hours, and the other one thought 25 minutes was the perfect amount for an afternoon nap and is now scooting around the floor behind me.

Today my sweet tooth was begging for something a little more on the unhealthy side. What can I say?Chocolate knows my name. As my house is (at present) mostly full of healthy + nutritious snacks such as peanuts, almonds, tasteless corn/rice puff things, dried fruit leather, and the like, I went on the lookout for a more chocolate-y style snack. Pinterest has been abrew with these dessert in a mug recipes lately, and although I have repinned several, I'd yet to actually attempt to "bake" one.

After checking out several recipes I found, here is what I came up with. You can reassure any of your second thoughts with the fact that yes, this is definitely sweet, chocolate-y, and not the best for you
BUT
- it is not super processed
-And as there is only one serving, you won't find yourself wandering back to the tray of brownies for another.

You will need:
1 mug
1 TB measure
(I'm all about using less dishes - less mess= less cleanup, less water, less time spent... you get the idea)

To be noted 4 TB = 1/4 cup

Stir (with your measuring spoon) together in the bottom of your mug:
4 TB flour
3 TB brown sugar
2 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
1 pinch of salt

Add:
2 TB canola oil (veg oil will work, too)
2 TB milk, half + half, coffee, or water

If desired, almonds or dried cranberries can be added.

Stir until a thick paste is created. Stick in microwave + cook 30-60 seconds (depends on your microwave for how long it will take). Brownie should be somewhat springy on top, but it will be gooey beneath. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk.



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This post Brownie in a Mug {Recipe} first appeared on Two Os Plus More on 10 July 2012

5 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds so good right now. I just might have to bring supplies to make this at work. :)

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    1. You most definitely should. I have had this several times now. *Perfect* afternoon snack. =)

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  2. Just made 2 of these! My mother and I both agree it is delicious!

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