micro brownies

This dessert is fabulous! I’ve been holding this recipe in the back of my mind for at least 3 months, if not 6, just waiting for the perfect time to try it. Well, last night, I had a craving for chocolate, all the ingredients were nearby in my parents’ cupboards, and the microwave looked like it needed a little company.

I should probably warn you, once you find out how easy it is to have a brownie dessert, you might be tempted to make this more often than you should. The brownie also turns out to be quite large in my opinion. Probably enough to serve 2 people, so make sure you have a friend or roommate nearby who wouldn’t mind helping you finish! :)

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2-3 tablespoons sugar (depending on your sweet tooth)
1 tablespoon flour
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons egg white or egg white from the carton (this ended up being the whites from 2 eggs when I made it)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla*
1 teaspoon chocolate chips

*you can also substitute almond extract for the vanilla [gross]

In a 1 – 1.5 cup microwave-safe mug, combine all the dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips). Mix well. Next, add all the wet ingredients and stir for 2 minutes (6 times through Happy Birthday or Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star).

Sprinkle the chocolate chips in (if desired) and microwave for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, use a spoon to pull the brownie away from the mug and see if the bottom is completely cooked. If not, microwave in 10 second spurts until it’s done. If you microwave in longer spurts, you may overcook the brownie and it will become rubbery. [Gross . . . nobody enjoys a chocolate tire.]

If your mug is a little smaller, it will overflow, so make sure to put a plate or something under it, especially if you still live with your parents. :) You’ll also want to let it cool for a few minutes because it will be HOT. I added some ice cream to mine, but I know whip cream would be yummy, too.