Monday, September 24, 2012
Mug Brownie (Vegan)
You're either going to love me or hate me for this post. Love me because it's soooooo delicious, so good and so quick. Hate me because it's addicting, and not very high up there on the healthy factor. But hey, you can't be 100% all the time. A girl's gotta have her chocolate once in a while!
Brownie in a mug is the perfect treat for one (or 2) when you've got an intense craving to satisfy, or you don't want to make very much. I've tried a few "mug" recipes and I really absolutely love this one. The brownie comes out nice and moist and has a deep chocolate flavor. NO cake-like brownies here!
This is vegan only because there is no dairy or eggs, but don't let that fool you, it has one of the best flavors in a brownie that I have tasted!
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
4 Tbsp. brown sugar
splash of vanilla
2 Tbsp. almond milk
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
4 Tbsp. flour
(Optional: tiny splash rum extract OR tiny pinch cayenne pepper and cinnamon)
Melt coconut oil in mug of choice. You only need to microwave it for about 10 seconds or so, it melts pretty easily. Add sugar, salt and vanilla and stir well. Add milk; stir. (You don't want to add the milk with the coconut oil because it will harden back up since, so add it after the sugar is mixed in.) Add cocoa powder and flour and stir well. Microwave for about 45-70 seconds, or until cooked. Time will depend on your microwave and your mug. I used 2 different mugs; one was done at 45 seconds, the other, closer to 75. Check as you go, starting at about 45 seconds. Enjoy!
SOURCE: Adapted from Industrious Justice