My favorite late night snack? A gooey mug brownie topped with a scoop of ice cream.
As much as I love baking, there are some days I know that if I make a batch of brownies I will eat it all in one sitting. In fact, I’ve gotten very close to doing just that. Luckily for me, someone else felt this way as well and invented the mug brownie. Wondering how to make a gooey mug brownie for when you are having some chocolate cravings? Read on!
First things first, a mug brownie isn’t a traditional brownie. You won’t walk away with a slice of chocolate to store for later. It’s soft, gooey and, as much as I hate using the word, moist. Thank goodness for the mug that keeps it all together! It’s full of deep chocolate flavor and is just big enough to satisfy your sweet cravings.
There’s something kind of magical about mug treats: cookies, cakes, and brownies. It’s kind of crazy that without eggs or leavening agents, these easy desserts still come together and take shape in your average kitchen mug!
Perhaps my favorite part of this recipe is how easy it is to adapt! Here are some fun ways to jazz up your mug brownie:
- Before baking, press a few pieces of chocolate in the middle of the brownie mixture. It will get soft while the rest of the brownie cooks, leaving you with a molten chocolate mug brownie.
- Add a tablespoon of peanut butter to the brownie dough. You can mix it in to make it a peanut butter mug brownie or put it in the middle for a fun surprise when someone bites in!
- Before baking, mix in 2 tablespoons of white chocolate chips. The white chips in the dark chocolate brownie will make for a fun color contrast!
- Don’t have a mug? Skip it entirely and make your ‘mug’ brownie in a ramekin or microwave-safe bowl!
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well. Mix in the water, coconut oil and vanilla extract to combine. Microwave for one minute.