Wednesday, March 9, 2011

3 Minute Microwave Brownies

This recipe has given me new-found respect for my microwave. I was skeptical but now know that it's true - you can make delicious single-serving brownies in the microwave in under 5 minutes. All you do is dump the ingredients in a mug or microwave safe bowl, mix them to combine, microwave for 1-3 minutes and TADA! Throw a scoop of ice-cream on top (I opted for Haagen Daz Coffee ice-cream) and dessert is served.

Note: They are best served immediately and eaten with a spoon. I'm not sure how good they would be once they have cooled, but when they are eaten warm they are fudgy, gooey and yet somehow manage to have the classic slightly crispy outer crust. I swear, it's like magic! I cannot wait to try these using white chips or butterscotch and adding nuts.

Microwave 3 Minute Brownies
1 serving

2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp water (might need more if your batter seems dry)
1/4 cup flour
2 tbsp chocolate chips

Stir all ingredients together in a small microwave safe mug or bowl. Microwave for 1-3 minutes depending on how fudgy you like them. [I did mine for 1.5 minutes and it was perfect.]


Elisha said...

this is awesome for a hormonal chocolate craving pregnant woman like me! and i dont have to spend the big bucks on those individual ones at the store! thanks for sharing! (however you make it look even better with that coffee icecream... wow)

Jessica said...'s almost dangerous knowing this recipe is out there! I've made similar from the No-Pudge Brownie mix, but I have a feeling this is way better. It looks amazing with the scoop of ice cream, too!

Mary said...

I came by to comment on your corn muffins, but I have been completely distracted by this easy recipe. Jessica is right: this is dangerous. I might find myself making one of these at any time of the day. And with ice cream--it looks fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Those look AMAZING and super fudgy! And the melty ice cream...lawd! :)

Romantisch Hotel Bruges said...

Yum!! Good Look and Great idea for recipes . really perfect your recently post and i loved that

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the microwave respect - anything that can turn out a fudgy brownie like that is something I want to use! Tucking this one away for the times I really should only have one brownie and not a tray ;)

scrambledhenfruit said...

Having this recipe could be dangerous! That brownie looks way too good to be that easy to make. I think I'll go and make one. :)

Sarah K said...

No baking powder?

Ess Kay said...

I tried it and it was fine. Not satisfying my choc craving since 2 tbsp of cocoa was too much for my taste buds and it tasted bitter. I added some chopped almonds in place of choc chips. Sugar was a bit less so I topped it with some icing sugar to make it feel less bitter. All in all, practice will make it better. Thanks for the recipe :)