60-Second Brownies...In a Mug

Oh my gosh, you guys -- I just discovered the best thing ever. I really don't know how I've gone this long without it. It's fast, it's easy, it's delicious...

It's microwaved mug brownies. Yes, I made brownies...in a mug...in the microwave.

See also: What's Cooking on Pinterest? Nutella Mug Cake When a craving for something sweet hit the other night, I ransacked my pantry looking for something chocolate. Unfortunately, stale Oreos and unsweetened cocoa powder just weren't gonna cut it.

Thankfully, I took to the Web and found a beam of hope for my sorry pantry -- Mug Brownies.

Three steps and 60 seconds later, I had a mug filled with a fudgey, gooey and chocolatey brownie that was just way too easy not to make again. Seriously, there really are only three steps.

Here's how to make them:

You'll need *recipe adapted from the family kitchen

¼ cup flour ¼ cup packed brown sugar 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder Pinch salt 2 tbsp canola oil 2 tbsp milk, coffee or water (I used skim milk) A mug + a microwave (duh) Optional: chocolate chips or chopped candy bars (I used chocolate chips, but I'm picturing a crushed-up Reese's peanut butter cup in my next one).


  1. Add the dry ingredients into a mug, mixing to combine.
  2. Stir in the wet ingredients to form a thick paste. If using extras (and I suggest you do), mix in chocolate chips or chopped-up bits of your favorite candy bar.
  3. Microwave on high for 60-90 seconds.
  4. EAT IT!!

Although I made the brownie in one mug, the recipe was definitely enough for two. I topped it with a scoop of ice cream and shared the warm, fudgey brownie with my fiancé. Yes, a spoon fight ensued -- but in the end, we both walked away unscathed, happy and full.


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