Though I dabble with gobs and grandma's blueberry muffins and banana bread, I am definitely not a baker. That's why I adore recipes that you can can't really mess up, like these fun, grain-free mug brownies.
I mean, the name alone gives away the secret that we won't be dealing with spring pans and egg white peaks. These are single serving desserts, so you can make one or twenty – and they're a fun treat to whip up with kids too.
One of my least favorite things about baking is the clean up, and with this recipe you can mix your ingredients right into the mug. The only dangerous thing being that this could quickly become a daily ritual of ooey-gooey brownie consumption. Ready to take a risk?
Mug brownies ingredients (per mug)
- 2 tablespoons cashew butter – I like this one
- 1 tablespoon raw honey – buy local or this one online
- 1 tablespoon apricot preserves (or you can use more honey)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder – I buy this in bulk
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon coarse sea salt – my favorite
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 ounces dark chocolate, broken into pieces or chocolate chips – I buy these
- Vanilla ice cream (optional but definitely recommended – use this recipe to make your own)
Mug brownies method
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Mix all ingredients directly into your oven safe mug (or use a ramekin) except for the dark chocolate pieces or chips. Combine well. Sprinkle on chocolate pieces. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
- Let sit 5-10 minutes before eating. Serve warm (with a scoop of this).