Okay – I have been woefully remiss in updating this blog. (I will update about once a month in the future – I have a vegan cinnamon bun post that is almost ready to publish! ) I have been a very busy bee with school work and learning music and life etc.
And this weekend is no different I have three assignments I’m working on for Tuesday and three final exams following right behind and I have to learn the alto part for the chorus of La Traviata. On the bright side I’ll be done the school part on Thursday 🙂 Woo! The downside is I’m stuck at my desk all weekend staring at the gorgeous weather and wishing I could be having outdoor fun.
I desperately needed a little yummy study food and decided to try a recipe I have seen floating around – for a brownie in a mug. I saw this months ago but thought nah if I want brownies I’ll make proper brownies – but I’m trying to adjust some habits and I don’t want them in my house.
My decisions on the 5 minute “mug” brownie. – it’s pretty freaking good brownie!
Here is the recipe I used:
4 tbsp white flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
2 1/2 – 3 tbsp non dairy milk ( I used a coconut milk beverage) or a non-vegan dairy milk
2 tbsp canola oil (a light vegetable oil)
a small pinch of salt
a quick splash of vanilla extract
Add the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, cocoa) to a microwave safe mug or latte mug, or large custard cup and stir them until combined. Then add the milk, oil and vanilla and stir until combined.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes. And then leave to cool for a few minutes. It was incredibly freaking hot!! Use an oven mitt and blow on it before you take a bite.
The original recipe had a less cocoa and a little less milk – but I like dark chocolate and my desserts a little less sweet then most people. When I make it again – I think I’ll drizzle some melted chocolate on it. Peanut butter and honey might also work well on it.
Also – though I have seen this and mentioned it being “single serving” there is quite a bit of brownie – so you can share it. I did 🙂