August 27, 2012

3-Minute Microwave Brownie


I'm so happy I stumbled across this recipe because this is quite possibly the best brownie I have ever had. And I've had many a brownie in my day. Maybe it was the caramel sauce drizzled on top? I don't know, but it doesn't matter. I'm making this again tomorrow. Probably with chocolate chips stirred into the batter.

I love these single serving desserts so much! I'm someone who likes to limit the amount of refined sugars I eat - although it may not seem like it from all the desserts I post! So to me - having one serving of brownie is so much better than having a full pan sitting on my counter. Because I have no self control when it comes to desserts. The above brownie was gone in 2 minutes. Tops. I had to take this picture quickly before I ate the entire thing.

If you haven't seen my other single serving desserts - you have to check them out:


I have a few other ideas in store for more single serving desserts. I hope you guys love them as much as I do!

Ingredients:
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp baking cocoa
  • 2 tbsp light oil (or applesauce for a low fat version!)
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy milk (I used So Delicious Chocolate Coconut Milk)
  • a tiny dash of salt

Mix the dry ingredients together until well combined. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour the oil and milk into the well and mix into the dry. Add the dash of salt and mix until just combined. 

Microwave for 1 minute 45 seconds - 2 minutes on HIGH. Allow to cool before eating.

23 comments:

  1. I usually steer clear of low fat desserts, but I happened to have some applesauce in my fridge tonight, so I thought I'd give it a try, having enjoyed the original recipe many times. Verdict: it was GROSS. Rubbery and bland. This definitely needs oil.

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  2. Bookmarked, I'm gonna have to make this and also send the recipe to a friend. Thanks :)

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    1. I hope you like it Radhika! I'm addicted to these brownies ;)

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    2. ^ Made it tonight and it turned out awesome!
      I'm vegan girl with a huge sweet tooth, so this is perfect for having a delicious dessert without too large a portion (I suck at portion control haha)
      Next time gonna add pecans and chocolate chips, will be making this again and again for sure:D

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    3. I'm so glad you liked it! I'm totally the same way about portion control when it comes to desserts. I love these single serving desserts!

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  3. Gonna make this now cuz this sounds lush i'm all out of butter and eggs so this is perfection

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  4. Hi Matthew,

    I just wanted to ask how high HIGH is? Our microwave goes up to 860 or so watt, but I know microwaves that ho ip to 1100 or even higher....

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    1. Hi Marielle! I'm not exactly sure of the wattage...most microwaves I've dealt with usually only have settings where you choose "high" or "low" or either a percentage of power (so HIGH would be 100%). My microwave goes up to 700 watts and I cook these in my microwave for 2 minutes (or sometimes a little longer.) Hope that helps!

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  5. It does! Thanks! It apparently takes just 2 minutes, and it's great, I'm almost looking forward to my next period :) I'm definitely making those other microwave desserts as well. Maybe even try to use sucanat instead of the cane sugar I'm using now....

    Thanks again, so glad I found your blog :)

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  6. Thank you for this!! B.f says he was craving brownies so this should hit the spot without me having to go out and get a box of Duncan Hines (which is coincidentally vegan!). In the microwave now :)

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    1. You're welcome! I hope your boyfriend likes it!!

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    2. He actually loved it! I took two bites and gave the rest to him. He guiltily accepted and it was gone in the blink of an eye. This is officially going to be our go-to sweet treat. Great portion control too! Thanks!

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  7. Yummy, I made this with coconut oil, added some vanilla extract, pecan pieces and topped it off with coconut whipped cream. This was good, easy and so quick. Next time I will add some chocolate chips! Thanks for another great recipe, Matthew.

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    1. Thank you! All your additions sound amazing! I'm so glad you liked it!

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  8. I don't cook with processed sugar- could I use raw honey instead?

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  9. Hey Layla! I don't cook with honey - but I do know that using liquid sweetener instead of dry sweetener will mess up the batter. Maybe try omitting the non-dairy milk to see if that will help? Not sure about that one!

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  10. Hey! What kind of sugar do you use? I can't remember where, but I once read that regular, white sugar (not raw), besides being bleached, is also sometimes filtered through animal bones. Have you heard that too? Apparently animal bones remove impurities or something like that. Anyway, this looks super good and I was trying to find the microwave brownie recipe I made a while ago because I'm craving chocolate sooo badly, and I stumbled across your recipe on google and checked it out because "vegan" caught my eye. Loving your site!!! So happy I found you! Thanks so much<3

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    1. Hello! I'm so glad you found my blog and love the recipes! And yes - that's correct. Some sugars are bleached and processed using bone char from animals. I use only sugar that is certified vegan. The brands I use most are Wholesome Sweeteners, Florida Crystals, or Whole Foods' brand.

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  11. Can olive oil work...?

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    1. I usually don't use olive oil in baking since it has such a distinct flavor, but I think it should be fine!

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  12. Amazing! Had mine with some Alpro custard. Have to disagree that this is a single serving. However this didn't stop me from scoffing the lot!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you managed to eat the whole thing :)

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