Brownie in a mug recipe

I like to eat sweets. I would call them dessert, but that implies that they are consumed after a meal where as I  consume sweets all the time. I know it isn’t good for me. Don’t waste your breath.  When I was a kid my grandfather taught me that it was acceptable to eat an oatmeal raisin cookie soon after breakfast.  I have never looked back.  Frequently I enjoy sweets after a meal.  Not like an apple or an orange, but rather a cookie or something containing chocolate. In a pinch I will eat a handful of chocolate chips from the freezer.    

My good friend introduced me to the concept of a brownie in a mug.  It’s just what it sounds like and if I make only one brownie in a mug there isn’t anything for me to scarf up the next morning after breakfast and that’s a good thing.

She gave me a recipe.  I don’t know where it came from and lately I’ve been modifying the recipe to better suit my tastes (i.e. to maximize chocolate content).  So next time you are craving something sweet go ahead and try this brownie in a mug recipe.

Get a microwave safe mug and add the following:

2 tablespoons cocoa powder


⅛ cup sugar

¼ cup flour

Small hand full of chocolate chips (highly technical measurement)

¼ tsp baking soda

Pinch of salt

2 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons water

Dash of vanilla

Mix it up.  Microwave for 30 seconds or so until the coconut oil has started to melt.  Mix it up again. Then microwave for another minute or so.  brownie-in-a-mug-13If you want to be truly gluttonous I recommend whipped cream for the top.  Enjoy.  

As a side bar: I now realize why people who write cooking blogs always tell a story about each recipe.  There is always a story behind each recipe.  Who knew?