Monday, May 18, 2009

5 Minute Mug Brownies Recipe

Now who doesn't totally love brownies! Well if you don't then something MUST be wrong with you!!!! {giggles} With this recipe, you can have brownies anytime you like simply leaving the spoon and mug to clean when you're done!

What can be better than that: Rich yummy chocolate brownies AND very little cleanup!!!!

  • 6 oz coffee cup (microwave proof)
  • 2 tbs self rising flour
  • 1 tbs unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 tbs granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vegetable shortening
  • 3 tbs warm water
Mix all dry ingredients in mug. Cut in teaspoon of shortening. Mix warm water and let rest for a few seconds and stir again. Microwave 1 minute. Brownies are moist and done. If in doubt check it with a toothpick. Over cooking will create rubbery brownies instead of soft moist brownies.

Jenn's Tips: After practicing this recipe MANY MANY TIMES, I found the combination of warm water then letting the batter rest allowed the flour to thoroughly dissolve into a smoother consistency eliminating the white flour spots shown in the photo above. You can try substituting Vegetable Oil for shortening but, my attempts resulted in a rubbery brownie and the chocolate wasn't as rich.

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  1. No bake cookies have long been our quick and easy treat, but this I'm going to have to try. All you need is a scoop of ice cream to finish it! ;)

  2. Well, we don't have a microwave (haven't for years now) so I have to make mine in the oven. But brownies right now sounds so good... maybe some Rocky Road ice cream too!

    Great quick recipe tho!

    ~Miss Rachel

  3. add chocolate chips to make it even more rich :D

    but thanks for the recipe :D


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