Brownie in a Mug Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

Brownie in a Mug is for when you want a decadent dessert but have little time. Just two minutes in the microwave.

Do you ever have moments where you crave a sweet treat but you know if you make a whole batch, you will just sit down with the entire plate? Oh, is that just me? When I make brownies, I tend to not be able to stop at just one.

Which makes this brownie in a mug perfect for me!

Brownie in a Mug Photo

Did you know you could make a single serving brownie in the microwave? That’s right, no baking involved!

These brownies are a little different than the baked brownies, primarily because they are made without eggs, but they are a whole lot of delicious! I made these for my husband and I one night in an attempt to avoid baking, and also avoid eating the entire pan of brownies.

We were both surprised with how good they tasted. I added chocolate chips to ours too, which gave it a nice extra burst of chocolate goodness, then I added some caramel too.

Brownie in a Mug Picture

If you really want to take them out of the park, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, then drizzle with chocolate to make a brownie sundae.

I’m making myself crave one now. That’s the downside of a brownie in a mug, they are easy to make whenever you get a hankering for one.

So, I may, in fact, eat just as much as I would with a plate of brownies too. Oh, what a dilemma.

This brownie in a mug is a great dessert for the kids too. They can each get their own mug and top it with the toppings they prefer so that way you can appease all the picky eaters in your household.

I feel like I have the pickiest eaters around, so anything that helps conquer that battle is golden.

Ready for dessert? Eat up!

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Brownie in a Mug Recipe

    1 Servings


  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour, Or gluten free all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • pinch of Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Water
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • Caramel Sauce


  1. Combine all ingredients except the caramel sauce in a mug.
  2. Mix the ingredients well.
  3. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  4. Poke a few holes on top then drizzle with caramel.
  5. Optional: Serve topped with ice cream and chocolate syrup if you prefer.
Cooking Method:
Gluten Free
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Author: Kristy Still
Recipe Yields: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 244
Calories 660

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 5mg
Total Carbohydrate 91g
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 61g
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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