Monday, May 21, 2012

3 Minute Single Serving Brownie For One (egg free, dairy free option)

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"Bake your brownie and eat it too" by indulging in moderation with my small batch dessert recipes! Late night chocolate cravings are bound to sneak up on you, but instead of making a whole pan of brownies, why not indulge in a single serving, moist chocolate fudge brownie that's ready in only 3 minutes! This recipe uses everyday household ingredients to whip up an individual brownie baked in the microwave in a few minutes. It is a perfect recipe for those late night chocolate cravings! The best part is that the preparation is almost as easy as the cleanup so you can throw it together, enjoy and clean up within minutes ;)

They are so simple to make too! Just combined a few simple dry ingredients.

Add the wet ingredients.

Pour into a ramekin or large coffee mug.

Microwave for 2 minutes, at 50% power so you don't scorch it.

Repeat process by microwaving for 30 seconds at a time, on 50% power until toothpick inserted comes out with a few moist crumbs. My brownie was ready in a total of 2 minutes and 30 seconds. 


Eat it right out of the ramekin or remove it to serve on a pate.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!

3 Minute Single Serving Brownie
Please note that all microwaves vary, and depending on the wattage of your microwave, your cake might take shorter or longer to cook, so keep an eye on it! My brownie was ready in a total of 2 minutes and 30 seconds in my microwave.

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (2Tbl+1.5tsp) unsalted butter, melted OR vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg yolk*
  • 2 teaspoons milk**
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract***
  • 5 tablespoons sugar (white or brown)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (2Tbl+1.5tsp) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chip, nuts, or mix-in of your choice
*may use store bought egg substitute equivalent to 1/2 of a large egg and omit milk
**may substitute cream, half & half or non-dairy milk (almond milk, soy milk, etc.)
***add an additional 1/4 teaspoon of flavoring extract of your choice, such as mint, orange or coconut for a fun flavor variation.

Spray inside of a microwave safe (7-8oz.) ramekin or mug with non-stick spray and set aside (OR skip this step and prepare batter right in your ramekin/mug if you want to eat right out of it). 

Combined butter (or oil), egg yolk, milk and vanilla in a small bowl. Gently stir the rest of the ingredients just until smooth. Pour into prepared ramekin/mug. Microwave on 50% power for 2 minutes. Repeat process by microwaving for 30 seconds at a time, on 50% power until toothpick inserted comes out with a few moist crumbs. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, or topping of your choice. Serve warm.

Large Batch Of Brownie Mix (for single serving use, any time)

Multiply the dry ingredients in the recipe as many times as desired and place in a zip lock bag or air tight container to store for single serving use, any time.

Make sure to spoon tablespoons of dry ingredients into measuring cups, so you do not pack too much ingredient into the cup, by scooping the measuring cup directly into the bag of flour or cocoa, which will alter the recipe.

For each single serving brownie scoop about 1/2 cup of pre made brownie mix into your ramekin or mug. Add the wet ingredients from the recipe above (butter/oil, egg, milk, vanilla) and bake as directed.

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  1. This sounds wonderful! Now that it's just Hubz and me at home, this is a great any time idea for dessert without having a whole cake or pan of something.

  2. I thought this was egg free?

  3. As stated above, for an egg-free alternative, you may use store bought egg substitute equivalent to 1/2 of a large egg and omit milk.