Works For Me Wednesday: Microwave Mug Brownies

Some days, my sweet tooth slaps me in the face and demands to be fed right now. If you're like me, though, you really don't want to make a whole batch of cookies or an entire pan of brownies. Because... well... this happens.


Gotta keep that girlish figure, right? ;-)

Allow me to introduce you to a dessert that will revolutionize those sweet cravings! Reader, meet Microwave Mug Brownies. Microwave Mug Brownies, meet Reader. All right, now that we've got introductions out of the way, you're ready for the recipe!

1/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp. sugar*
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. canola oil
2 Tbsp. water (or more, if it's too dry)

Mix all ingredients together in a microwave-safe mug. Try not to eat all the batter before it makes it to the microwave! Nuke for 1-3 minutes (depending on how fudgy you want your brownie). 

*The original recipe calls for 1/4 cup of sugar, but even I can't voluntary eat that much in one sitting. It seems to be fine with half the sugar.

You can also add chocolate chips for extra chocolatey goodness.

Last time, in a half-hearted effort to redeem this nutritionless dessert, I used half whole wheat flour. My husband actually liked it better that way! Feel free to experiment with the recipe.

Eating a rich dessert with controlled portions Works for Me! Check out all the other great tips at We Are THAT Family!


  1. Not sure if i should be thanking you! Dangerous, dangerous knowledge!!! I am so trying this tonight, might take a few goes to perfect it!!

  2. I need to copy this for times when hubs asked "is there anything desserty?" and there is nothing. Thanks!

  3. Bless you, says the chocolate lover.

  4. This looks wonderful. I might have to, uh, "test" it right now, so that I can make sure it works for dessert tonight. ;)

  5. NO WAY!!! REALLY??? And with NO EGGS!?!?
    WOW! If my husband wasn't on his way home I would SO be trying this right now! LOL. It'll have to wait till tomorrow.

  6. Oh, man! I am making this tonight. And I'm not telling my family. ;)


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