Brownie – in – a – Mug

Originally posted in September of 2012

Last night my hubby and teenager each made a brownie-in-a-mug.  I found this recipe over a year ago from my friend Jen, at The Cottage Nest

We’ve made these occasionally over the past year and half but it had been awhile since I’d made one, so when Travis asked how many TBS of flour and sugar I had to pull look it up.  And I decided to repost and share it with all of you again.  If you love brownies you will love this recipe!

Original post:

Last week I ran across a phenomenal recipe at one of the blogs I frequent, The Cottage Nest.  She posted about brownies you can make is a mug.  I immediately copied off the recipe and stuck it on my kitchen counter.  And there it lay for a few days.  On Sunday our girls ended up going out for lunch and to a musical play with a group of parents, youth group leaders and kids.  So Travis and I were home for lunch all by ourselves!  That practically never happens.  And since I didn’t really have a special meal planned, I decided ‘brownies-in-a-mug’ would be a good way to add a bit to the meal.

You start with a couple of mugs that can go in the microwave.  And follow this easy-peasy recipe!

Brownie – in – a – Mug


  • 4 TBS flour
  • 4 TBS sugar
  • 2 TBS unsweetened Cocoa
  • 2 TBS coconut oil (any oil will work but we prefer coconut oil)
  • 2 TBS water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Chocolate Chips


  1. Put ingredients in the mug in the order given (except choco chips) and stir. Cook in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes depending on your microwave and how gooey or cake-like you prefer your brownies. Start with 1 minute and then stir - cook an additional 30 seconds at a time till the brownie is exactly like you want it.
  2. Add chocolate chips to the top.
  3. Let cool a bit and let those chocolate chips get all gooey.
  4. Enjoy!
  5. Delicious with a bit of ice cream or whipped cream added on top!

You can share if you feel so inclined.  Or just make several mugs-of-brownies so you don’t have to share yours!


Made a pretty addition to my hastily set table-for-two!

Making these right before you eat and letting them set while you enjoy your main course puts them at just the right temperature to thoroughly enjoy every last bite.  Notice I made TWO – one for each of us :)

Make these for supper some night – your husband will thank you!  So will your kids.

Another addition – add a couple scoops of peanut butter right before you microwave.  I tried this today – YUM.  If you like peanut butter of course.  Have you ever tried warmed up peanut butter?  Makes a great, quick dip for kids to dip their bananas and apple slices in!

Do you have a quick, easy, fun dessert recipe?  Or have you seen one around blogland lately that needs to be shared??


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  1. Rachel says

    Yum,yum! I don’t think I will even start making these. My husband might wonder why all of his coffee mugs are ALWAYS in the dishwasher and never available for coffee!

  2. says

    I used to have a similar recipe to this when I was trying to lose weight, it had vanilla yogurt in it and left me enough wiggle room to put a scoop of cherry cordial ice cream on top without busting my calorie budget. It fixed that chocolate craving in a jiffy :) Unfortunately my favorite “quick” dessert is the chewy peanut butter cookies in the Far above Rubies cookbook which has 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, and 1 egg. I think the printed version has more ingredients but I don’t mess with them, lol. I almost won’t eat any other peanut butter cookies now because these are SO peanut buttery :) And if I happen to have some Hershey’s kisses to put on them, all the better, lol.

  3. says

    I’m pinning this for my peanut butter loving daughter. I can make it as a treat for her, not that I won’t also make myself one of course…..

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