Brownie in a Mug Recipe

Easy to make mug recipe for brownies. So good and portioned controlled too.

Have you ever tried a mug recipe? I know I was a little skeptical about mug recipes. How could they even be good. But after I tried this mug recipe I can really see their appeal.

Dairy free brownie in a mug recipe.

My mother-in-law sent me this recipe and we gave it a try. I have to say I like the oven baked brownies a little better just because the outer edges get nice and crisp. But this recipe is great to make if you are looking for a brownie fix and only want to wait a few minutes to dig in. Best of all this recipe is dairy free too.

Dairy free single serving brownie in a mug recipe for those times when you need a quick chocolate fix.

This recipe literally takes only about 3 minutes to make. Just put all the dry ingredients into a mug.
Add the wet ingredients and mix. I have found that a small whisk works really good for this task. Then microwave for about a minute and a half and you have a nice warm delicious brownie to enjoy.

Make a Brownie in a Mug Pantry Mix

You can make this brownie recipe even easier to make by making it into a pantry mix. Just mix the dry ingredients in a Ziploc bag and label it. While I’m labeling it I also write the measurements for the water and oil to be added, along with the instructions.

Then when you need a quick brownie fix, just empty the bag into a mug add the oil and water and microwave. This pantry mix would also be great added to a gift basket or sent as part of a care package to someone away at college.

Easy to make microwave brownie in a mug recipe.

Dairy free brownie in a mug recipe.

Brownie in a Mug Recipe

3.5 from 4 votes
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Servings 1 Serving, 2 if you're willing to share


  • 1/4 cup Flour whole wheat pastry flour works too
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 T Cocoa Powder
  • pinch of Salt
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 3 T Water


  • Mix in a coffee mug the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • Add the olive oil and water.
  • Stir until well combined.
  • Microwave on high for 1 minute and 40 seconds.
  • Enjoy.
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Variations you’ll want to give a try,

Substitute Water with coffee for a mocha brownie

Add a few chips, chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips (I’ve tried all three and they are delicious)

Add caramel sauce or whipped cream on top before serving

Do you have a favorite mug recipes? I would love to have you share it in the comments below, so I could give it a try too.

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6 thoughts on “Brownie in a Mug Recipe”

  1. Jamie at Prepared to Eat

    I like this recipe. It is simpler than the brownie in a mug recipe I have taped to the inside of my cabinet in the kitchen. You know, for “emergencies.” haha I always throw some chocolate chips in mine, but I like your coffee idea. I hadn’t thought of that. A friend mentioned that she likes to put coconut in hers for some variety. For something so simple, it’s so good!

    1. Yes this recipe is great for those times when you just want a brownie but can’t wait for them to bake. Coconut sound like a good addition thanks for sharing that idea. I will have to give it a try.

    1. That was my thought too. I make two cups for our family when I make it for dessert. I split one with our son, my husband splits one with our daughter. Makes just the right amount with no leftovers to call my name later.

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