Brownie for One!

"Chocolaty indulgence at in it's simplest form! ((for a lower-calorie version, replace sugar with Splenda or other artificial sweetener, and replace 1 tablespoon of oil with applesauce. This eliminates around 300 calories- if you're afraid of losing flavor, try one or the other variation or replacing just half the sugar))"
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photo by NorthwestGal
Ready In:
1 brownie




  • Combine all ingredients in a mug.
  • Mix well.
  • Microwave on high for 45-60 seconds, be sure not to overcook. Brownie should still be wet on sides and in the middle when done.
  • Let stand to cool for a few minutes.
  • Grab a fork and dig in!

Questions & Replies

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  1. Anne K.
    I don't have or want a microwave. At what temperature and for how long would I bake this?


  1. NorthwestGal
    What a great concept. I enjoyed this single-serving brownie every bit as much as I enjoy those that come from an entire batch. I made mine in a custard cup though, so it would look a little more appetizing than one that was sitting in the bottom of deep coffee mug. Thanks, TinkerToy. Made for 2009 Fall Pick-A-Chef.
  2. Emma G.
    I actually fixed this in my airfryer at 350? for 15 minutes. It turned out perfect! Just let it cool for a little bit
  3. Elizabeth N.
    Yum! Try adding some PB2 powder to the mix and a few dark chocolate chips to the top!
  4. Jordan A.
    The brownie was grainy and it didn't cook entirely, it started to burn after ~60 seconds. It still tastes good, but its not the brownie texture I was hoping for.
  5. Kohtzy
    Yumm! The perfect mixture for when I want something sweet, but not an entire pan. Made just as directed.


  1. Babsariba
    The original recipe was grainy and too many calories. I substituted applesauce (2 tablespoons) for the oil, which saves you 220 calories, NOT 300, but it helps a ton on the fat content. The texture was wonderful and creamy but I couldn't escape the tart tang of the applesauce. I tried again, but this time chopped up one small square of dark chocolate (I used TCHO, but you could use Bliss or Godiva) and I chopped up three frozen dark cherries. I added this, along with the usual coco powder/apple sauce/sugar/flour/water/vanilla and the results were awesome. Dark chocolate cherry brownie! I also mixed it in one bowl and then transferred it to a small glass bowl sprayed with non stick spray. After letting the brownie cool for a few minutes, I ate it from this dish, but could have easily slipped it to a plate where you could spiff it up like a very fancy dessert. The next time I make this I'm going to do the applesauce but will add a small crushed candy cane.
  2. Sugared Cherries
    This was great. I substituted carob powder for the cocoa and got a very delicious carob brownie. Just what the doctor ordered for a caffeine sensitive person.


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