Lazy Girl Dessert: Brownies-inna-Mug Recipes

“Yum-Yums!”

Baking happens to be another passion of mine. Unfortunate for me, during the summer season the oven is strictly OFF LIMITS. Thanks to the structure of my house, the oven turns the upstairs into a sauna that lasts all day long. With that rule, I’ve been dying for fresh brownies. Thankfully, I stumbled across a quick and easy idea from Ginger Twine‘s blog: Brownies in a Mug!

Her recipe looked darling and she topped hers with marshmallows. I was ready to try but I noticed she has a recipe with sweetened cocoa powder. If you want her recipe click here. I found two different recipes that use unsweetened cocoa powder instead.

Recipe 1:
2 tablespoons Melted Butter or Cooking Oil
2 tablespoons Water
1/3 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 pinch of Salt
4 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
4 tablespoons All-purpose Flour

Directions:
1. Grease mug with butter. Add butter, water, vanilla, and salt. Whisk.
2. Add cocoa powder, whisk. Add sugar, whisk. Add flour, whisk.
3. Microwave for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Center should be soft and not fully cooked.
4. Let it cool a little and enjoy.

Recipe 2:
4 tablespoons Flour
4 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 tablespoons Melted Butter or Cooking Oil
3 tablespoons Water
3 tablespoons Sugar

Directions:
1. Grease mug with butter. Add flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and sugar together. Mix.
2. Add water and oil, mixing them in well.
3. Microwave High for 1 to 3 minutes.
4. Cool and enjoy.

Recipe vs. Recipe:If you love the soft, moist type of brownies, Recipe 1 will suit your needs. I tend to like that one better because of the softer texture, and also I am a huge vanilla fan and the taste was pretty close to those outta-the-box brownies. Recipe 2 is for you if you enjoy the really chocolatey flavor and more of a cake texture. Recipe 2 can be difficult to stir all the ingredients together since there are a lot of dry ingredients, the texture gets really thick quickly and requires more stirring to ensure everything mixes evenly. Next time I will try adding more oil or perhaps an egg to even it out.

The Tweaky Part: cooking time. Every microwave is different, which yields different cooking times. For Recipe 2 I cooked 2 1/2 minutes and it was too long, even though the recipe called for 3. Recipe 1 called for 3 minutes also, but after 1 1/2 it was perfect. I suggest every 30 seconds or minute stopping and checking until you find the time that fits your microwave and mug size correctly.

Each brownie tasted was unique, but I happily enjoyed them both. This is worth trying, even if it takes a bit to perfect. 😀
Plus prep time at the most is 10 minutes, with a minimal mess, and you won’t over heat your house, who ever made this up is my quick-baking super hero! Has anyone else tried this?

Good days to everyoneeee ❤

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4 thoughts on “Lazy Girl Dessert: Brownies-inna-Mug Recipes

  1. Darn. I got really excited and then I saw the use of the microwave – which we do not possess. Although, there is a really lovely chocolate banana dish you should try if you are ever near a fire/grill. Carefully split open the banana (I use an extended paper clip), scoop out most of the banana and slice it. Fill the cavity with banana, marshmallow, and dark chocolate nibs, fold the skin over the cavity and wrap the whole thing in aluminum foil. Place on the edge of the fire/grill for 5-10 minutes (depending on the heat).

    Hmm…I think I will have to do a blog post about this now….

    • :O that sounds delicious, although we don’t have a grill hahaha…I guess I will be trying this at a friend’s house, it sounds like a snack thats easy to be addicted to!
      Thanks for the idea, 😉 love to see a post about it.

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