Need a Brownie Right Now? Make One in the Microwave!

September 30, 2021
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Single-Serve Microwave Brownie

A quick-shot sweet for when you really need a chocolate fix.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 431 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon instant coffee powder Optional
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons water or as needed
  • 2 drops vanilla extract


  1. In either a mug or a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, instant coffee, and salt. Mix in the veggie oil, water, and vanilla extract until the mix turns smooth and glossy. If it's still a bit dry, add more water, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, until it reaches your preferred level of moisture.

  2. Microwave the container on high for about 1 minute, or until the top of the brownie looks dry.


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