Sometimes nothing hits the spot like chocolate. A warm, freshly-baked brownie right out of the oven is hard to resist. But having a whole pan of brownies in the kitchen can be too much of a good thing (and really tempting). I’d seen several links for “Brownie in a Mug” but hadn’t tried one until last week. It was a cold night and the idea of a warm, chocolaty brownie was just the comfort food that I wanted.
I looked at several recipes and liked this one I saw on Chow I didn’t change the recipe much, but I did simplify the instructions, switch out one tablespoon of vegetable oil for a tablespoon of egg white and reduce the sugar to lighten it up a bit. It isn’t exactly health food, but making just one brownie means I don’t have the whole pan left to eat and it really satisfies that desire for chocolate.
This also makes a nice treat for your Valentine and it’s ready in no time at all. Mine thought it was yummy, especially topped with ice cream.
Brownie in a Mug
Adapted from “Adirao” on Chow
For each serving:
2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs all purpose flour
A dash salt
2 Tbs water
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1Tbs egg white
Few drops vanilla extract
- In a large coffee mug, stir together dry ingredients with a fork.
- Add water, oil, egg white and vanilla and stir until well combined.
- Microwave for 60-75 seconds: 60 seconds for a more moist brownie, 75 for more uniformly done.
- Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a spoon.