Healthy Microwave Brownie in a Mug (Paleo, Dairy-free)
Healthy Microwave Brownie recipe. A single serving yummy brownie recipe, made with healthier-for-you ingredients, that cooks in 45 seconds in the microwave! Naturally Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, and Paleo.
Can you tell that I’m into quick recipes these days? The quicker and more convenient the better. And this Healthy Microwave Brownie is just that!
Seriously, if you’ve got 5 minutes, then you can make this Paleo brownie in a mug recipe.
Not only is it a great brownie craving option, but it is also made without any refined flours or refined sugars. This brownie is made with ingredients like almond flour, olive oil, and coconut sugar, which makes it naturally dairy-free and gluten-free. (But you would never know by the taste!)
On those days where you don’t want to make a whole pan of brownies or wait for them to cook, this almond flour mug brownie is JUST what you need.
It comes together quickly, cooks even more quickly ( 45 seconds in the microwave! ), is made with good ingredients and it tastes great.
Yes please to this easy, quick, and healthier brownie for one!
Ingredients needed to make this Healthy Microwave Brownie:
- almond flour
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- coconut sugar
- almond milk ( or any dairy-free milk of choice )
- extra light olive oil ( or melted coconut oil)
- vanilla extract
- egg yolk
- dairy-free chocolate chips
The almond flour and olive oil here provide healthy protein and fats, which your body needs.
Cocoa powder is actually said to help reduce inflammation.
Coconut sugar is less processed than table sugar, and it has some nutrients and fiber inside.
Egg yolks are a good source of vitamin A, D, E and K, and it also has omega-3 fats.
How to make this Healthy Brownie in a Mug
It’s super easy!
For staters, get your microwave safe mug or ramekin. Make sure it is microwave proof! Some cups say they are but they aren’t. You’ll know it is microwave safe it the mug or ramekin doesn’t get too hot when you cook your brownie.
Then, mix the almond flour, cocoa powder, and coconut sugar together in the mug.
After that add the almond milk, olive oil, vanilla, and egg yolk, and mix everything with a fork until your brownie batter forms.
Mix some chocolate chips into the batter and then cook it in the microwave for 45 seconds.
Tips for making this Paleo Brownie in a Mug recipe:
- Only microwave the brownie for 45 seconds. It will keep cooking after you remove it from the microwave.
- As soon as you remove it from the microwave, add a few chocolate chips on top. They will get melty and add a delicious melted chocolate element to the brownie.
- Wait a minute after the brownie comes out of the microwave, and then top with ice-cream before digging in. This recipe is SO good with ice-cream.
I frequently get asked why I only use the egg yolk in my microwave recipes. The answer is that the egg white portion of the egg is too high in water content. Using the whole egg would throw off the balance of the recipe and would result in a brownie that won’t cook right.
You would think that the mug simply saying it is microwave safe is enough, but it isn’t. After much trial and error, I have found that if your mug gets very hot in the microwave, then it isn’t microwave proof.
This means that the heat isn’t going to the brownie, it is going to the mug, and it thus won’t cook.
A mug is really microwave proof if the mug itself stays relatively cool after cooking in the microwave, but the brownie batter gets hot enough to cook and turn into a brownie.
I usually use a ramekin for my microwave recipes because they tend to be microwave proof and work best.
Other mug cookie recipes you may enjoy:
Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug (Paleo, Dairy-free)
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug (Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free)
Other chocolate recipes you may enjoy:
Paleo Fondant au Chocolat et Cerises–For Two! (GF)
Dairy-free Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes (Paleo, Gluten-free)
Healthy Microwave Brownie (Paleo, Dairy-free)
- 3 Tbsp almond flour
- 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 Tbsp almond milk
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 Tbsp dairy-free chocolate chips
- In a microwave safe mug or ramekin, add the almond flour, cocoa powder, and coconut sugar and mix.
- Then add the almond milk, olive oil, vanilla, and egg yolk, and mix with a fork.
- Mix in the chocolate chips. Microwave for 45 seconds. Then, add a few choc chips on top. Serve as is or with ice-cream.
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