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1 Minute Brownie In a Mug


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Today’s recipe for a 1 minute brownie you can make in a mug. However, I had some cute little dishes I used instead.  I figured it would be hard to see the brownie for the photo buried in the bottom of a mug.  This brownie is very chocolatey to I highly recommend opting for the additional scoop of ice cream.  You don’t need a whole lot of ice cream. But I feel it is in need to counter balance the intense chocolate flavor.

Here is what you need to make the

1 Minute Brownie In a Mug

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1 Minute Brownie In a Mug




  1. In a mug or small microwave safe dish, add the coco powder, flour, sugar, water, oil, and salt.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Microwave for 30 seconds. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.
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Adapted from Food Network Magazine.

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A Walter November 13, 2014 - 6:22 pm

Love it!! doubled the amount with a very tiny pinch of baking powder and added 2 chopped walnut halves. cooked for a min. It was perfect!

srishti August 6, 2014 - 9:20 pm

no baking powder or rise agent? How does it rise.just tried. didn’t rise.

Sara V. June 30, 2014 - 12:46 am

I made this as directed (except for adding a splash of vanilla), and it was delicious! A question: have you tried adapting this recipe so that it would make a pan of brownies, and did you get good results? Whatever the case, thanks for sharing!

Renee April 28, 2014 - 6:17 pm

this was actually tasty 🙂 i used vegetable oil instead of canola though – my chocolate fix for the day 🙂 i also microwaved for 40 seconds

Darlene March 10, 2014 - 6:46 pm

I followed this recipe exactly, and the results were great.
I used a little dish instead of a mug, because my mugs are very big, plus it would be easier to clean. I am not sure why others had a hard time and poor results. Maybe the wrong type of cocoa, oil, or maybe the microwave time needed to be adjusted, as microwave wattages do differ. Anyway, mine was great with a little vanilla frozen yogurt, and no leftover brownies to tempt me later. Thank you!

Lex January 26, 2014 - 7:56 am

I tried this recipe with the exception that I added a small splash of vanilla. It turned out great. I am thinking of trying it again. The brownie was good and even better with ice cream.

Lo August 12, 2013 - 5:51 pm

I tried this recipe and it was pretty good considering prep time + cook time. I did however use dark brown sugar and used coconut oil in place of any other oil. MIcrowaved for 1:20 minutes and what I got was a spongy-cake-like-muffin-texture. Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream compliments it very well. I Will definitely be making this again when my sweet tooth kicks in. I can’t imagine using anything but coconut oil for this recipe. BTW the raw ingredients together were to die for!! Nom…enjoy and thanks for doing the experimenting for me! 🙂

Chloe Carpenter August 9, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Okay I have just made this and let me tell you it was disgusting. It looks awful and taste like nothing but cocoa powder! In so very sorry but I have tasted better Brusselsprots this is simply awful. I started playing with it like it is clay

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Annie June 5, 2013 - 9:30 am

This was…eh
It tasted very strongly of the oil I used (olive oil) and was kinda…gummy? Floury?
It was chocolatey enough but I wouldn’t call it a brownie, more a \cake\.

Not a waste of ingredients since I ate it but will not make again.

Cheryl August 11, 2013 - 11:26 am

Olive oil isn’t a good substitute for Canola oil (which I wouldn’t use either). Instead try this with coconut oil or good old vegetable oil. Olive oil has a distinctive taste more for woody items like veggies (but you shouldn’t fry or sautee with it). Coconut oil is great for baking sweets.

cm May 23, 2013 - 9:42 pm

Geeeeez. I haven’t even made this yet but now I’m feeling kinda nauseous. I can’t believe how combative some of these comments are! Adult people talking about making a brownie in the microwave, ridiculing each other because they do or don’t like it. whaaaaaaa? haha, no wonder the world is such a mess!

Tiffany May 5, 2013 - 10:26 pm

I really liked this recipe but I decided to tweak it a bit to make it healthier: I used avocado and honey instead of the oil and sugar and it turned out great.

The full recipe is here: https://feuillettte.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/avocrownie-healthy-brownie-in-a-mug/

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Kaitlyn April 23, 2013 - 1:03 am

Oh my goodness! I changed this up a little bit but it is so yummy!

1 tbsp melted real butter (not margarine!)
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp flour
1/2 tbsp hot chocolate mix (I used nestle)
1/2 tbsp powdered milk
1/4 tbsp sugar
pinch of salt

It was done in about 35 seconds and it’s my new favorite. I think the butter and powdered milk are the trick.

Mack March 3, 2013 - 8:36 pm

Reading is fundamental folks, just follow the instructions…

I don’t usually have cocoa on hand but I needed some for a recipe and realized I’d never looked into any cocoa recipes. This is a cool one for a quick snack

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KATHERINE January 24, 2013 - 1:08 am

Too everyone who does not like microwave brownies, you must be doing soemthing wrong..
If you leave it in in the mic for too long, it will get very dry and event burnt and smell TOXIC.. I alayws watch mine in the mic,, and i take it out before i see it star to rise too much and dry up.. The more flour you use, the dier it will be…. FOr simplicity I use a packet of Swiss Miss hot chocolate, 3 tblspoons flour, 2 tblspoons water, 2 tblsspoons oil (canola/vegeteable), pinch of salt,, and mic for just under one min….
BEST SNACK. no eggs, or extra calories!!

Curious George January 21, 2013 - 6:31 pm

The reviews are so mixed on this recipe, I wonder if it’s just personal taste or if there is something done differently that makes or breaks the results. Anyone have the results change between awesome and awful by a seemingly small alteration?

Fat Amy January 19, 2013 - 10:09 pm

This was frankly the shittiest tasting brownie I have ever eaten. I had to throw it away and I fucking love food.

karen January 25, 2014 - 10:02 am

oh my…not necessary to comment like that. Relax!

Jcal February 18, 2014 - 12:12 am


I liked it. but I’m disgusting.

Maloree December 30, 2012 - 10:29 pm

love this! i make it when i need something sweet and chocolaty but it’s too cold to walk somewhere. (it’s winter in MN.)
when i don’t have ice cream, i use powdered sugar. i’ve used a couple recipes for this and this one was the best. brown sugar made a real difference, plus i put a dash of vanilla extract which is really yummy.

Cheyenne December 5, 2012 - 5:32 pm

Made this just not, but instead of vanilla ice cream, I used peppermint ice cream in the Holiday spirit (: Quick desert to make during my finals week!

aimee November 20, 2012 - 7:10 am

i used a different recipie and it worked quite well;
1/4 cup of flour
1/4 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of coaoca
2 tablespoons of oil
3 tablespoons of water
cook in microwave for 1min 40 secs

Lois November 12, 2012 - 10:25 pm

Canola Oil is the healthiest oil you can get, with similar properties to olive oil. Canola grows in western Canada. The oil comes from the seeds.

Kara October 18, 2012 - 8:05 pm

I feel as though I should speak for everyone who didn’t like this recipe and decided not to leave a comment. This recipe was gross!!! It smelled like oil coming out of the microwave and tasted like oil when I put it in my mouth…..yuck!! Granted, I did not have ice cream, but I can’t imagine it would taste much better with it. I want the brownie and ice cream to blend, not for the ice cream to mask the grossness of the brownie – which is what I image it would do.

Lily October 24, 2012 - 5:22 am

Then you must be very bad at cooking… How can you mess up a very easy recipe?

Sara November 15, 2012 - 9:33 pm

Oh really? She must be very bad at cooking? I don’t think she is the only one who thought this recipe was god awful. I think maybe it’s against the laws of baking to do something like this in the microwave. My taste buds are better than that.

Anne October 29, 2012 - 7:35 pm

I agree, Kara, I dumped it in the garbage.

Grace December 10, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Yeeaahh, this was really gross.

Ka October 5, 2012 - 9:43 am

Lisa P – You could totally sub coconut oil or butter or olive oil. They are the healthiest fats you can get. Stay far away from vegetable oils though – they are dangerous to your health. Look up ‘vegetable oils dangerous’ on google…. eye opening. Ro’s comment above is going off very dated media propaganda. Great book out by Bruce Fife on Coconut Oil for more info and lots of new research coming out on it.

susy September 27, 2012 - 3:59 pm

such a perfect individual serving size! just enough to satisfy the chocolate monster! rawr…

Lalalalala September 7, 2012 - 12:07 pm

Thisis great!!! I didn’t have any vanilla ice cream so I put frozen whip cream with chocolate syrup. SO GOOOOOD

Maria August 30, 2012 - 12:09 am

Hi! great recipe, this is the best one i’ve used except i didn’t have canola oil so i used extra light virgin olive oil and instead of cocoa powder i used drinking chocolate and it was so yummy! Thanks for you’re recipe 🙂


Ro August 25, 2012 - 5:33 am

DONT use coconut oil… It seems like a no-brainer diet pick but coconut oil is actually REALLY high in saturated fat… you’d be better using a vegetable oil 🙂

Kayla November 9, 2012 - 6:03 pm

Does it taste different with vegetable oil?

LuAnRoo August 5, 2012 - 4:54 pm

This tasted like horrible chips……..what’s canola oil?

LuAnRoo August 5, 2012 - 4:53 pm

This tasted like horrible chips.

Steph August 5, 2012 - 8:41 am

This is sooo good! A very nice treat. I used white granulated sugar instead of brown. The consistency was so fudgey and it’s such an easy recipe! I calculated the recipe with the white sugar instead and it is just under 300 calories per serving.
I wonder if there’s are possible healthier substitutions that can be made…

Jordan July 26, 2012 - 3:56 pm

This is an awesome recipe! I didn’t have and cocoa powder on hand, but NesQuick chocolate milk powder made a good substitute. Also, I doubled the recipe and had to cook it for like 2 minutes or so

My Food Trolley June 13, 2012 - 12:59 am

What a lovely recipe! Simply tempting esp topping it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.Will surely share this with all my friends,

Yvette May 11, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Can’t wait to try – thanks for sharing! But could you please throw that spoon away? It’s quite unsightly.

Sonia April 30, 2012 - 9:58 pm

I made this and my DH loved it, I used Ghiraldelili Cocoa and it was a hit with ice cream. Thanks for a quick and easy recipe.

k April 18, 2012 - 7:05 pm

i just made this. you’re right–intensely chocolate, but perfect with a bit of vanilla ice cream! i think it’s dangerous knowing how quickly i can get a chocolate fix now…. 🙂

Lisa P. April 17, 2012 - 8:12 am

I wonder if this would work with coconut oil? I’ve been trying to put that into my diet for it’s health benefits. I may just “have” to do some experimenting later and try some brownies….darn! LOL