Have you ever had an overwhelming craving for a brownie but didn't want the temptation of a whole pan of them? Yes? Then you have to try this microwave mug brownie. Recipes for these are popping up on blogs all over the place. This particular recipe is one of my 14-year-old son's stand-by recipes. He tells me that it's gooey-er than a regular baked brownie but that it still hits the spot. I can always tell when he's been in the kitchen from the tell-tale brownie dregs in the mug on the counter.
If this particular mug brownie recipe doesn't tickle your fancy you are sure to find a plethora of them online. It took some trial and error before we found the ones that appealed to us the most.
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. canola oil
2 Tbsp. milk
1. In a microwaveable mug (or glass canning jar), stir the dry ingredients together. Try to get out all the lumps. Add the milk and oil and stir until well-combined.
2. Microwave on HIGH for one minute. After that, microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time until it springs back a bit but still has some gooey-ness on top. My son says it typically won't look done when it really is, and it easily burns if you cook it too long. It took him a while to get the right time in our microwave...this time it took one minute and thirty seconds.
We love our brownies drizzled with a little warmed up peanut butter and a little ice cream or whipped topping.
Source: Babble's Family Kitchen