Brownie in a Mug

Every recipe has a story. At least mine does and I love it that way. Every time I eat what I cook I know I have something to think about and cherish. And I’m hoping someday Amelia reads all my posts and knows what I’m talking about. 

For those times that I need something rich, fudgy, and comforting IMMEDIATELY – I turn to this Brownie in a Mug recipe. It is unbelievably easy, and it has me diving into a warm brownie in a matter of minutes. Seriously, LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. IMG_3725.jpg

I’ve tried plenty of recipes with and without egg and every recipe I tried was a huge huge huge failure. This recipe uses no eggs and is a really easy one. This particular recipe was taught to me by my 15-year-old darling niece, Suha. The first time I made it, I knew something wasn’t right. And I kept calling Suha to ask her what I’m doing wrong when she finally decided that I’m not putting enough love to it. “Make it with looovvvee, Sadaf di”, is what she would say and I did. Hahahahaha. And oh my oh my, it turned out so well. Have been making this quite often for Amelia and myself and we enjoy it every single time. Plus, if you’re like my family, we are definitely topping our brownie with vanilla ice cream or Nutella or both, so that it makes it even better. 

I hope you do too! Now, what are you waiting for? You are a mere 5 minutes from diving into a warm brownie.


3 tbsp All-purpose Flour 

3 tbsp Fine white sugar/ brown sugar 

1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder

3 tbsp sunflower oil

3 tbsp water 

1/2 tsp vanilla essence 


*If you don’t want it to be full of chocolate and want to cut down on the cocoa, add just 1 tbsp cocoa powder. 

*Quality of cocoa powder makes all the difference. 

*The consistency of the batter shouldn’t be very runny or too thick. If it’s too thick add more water. 

*Sprinkle a few additional chocolate chips over the top to make the brownie richer.

*Don’t overcook it. Microwaves vary, so start by cooking it 1 minute, and then an additional 15-30 seconds as necessary. 


Place sugar, flour, cocoa powder and salt in a mug. Use a small whisk or fork, and stir until combined, and free of lumps.


Add oil, water, and vanilla, stir with a spoon or small rubber spatula until just combined (try not to over mix it). Cook in the microwave for about 1-5 minutes (microwave times may vary).


 Eat immediately with ice cream/whipped cream/Nutella/ powdered sugar/ nuts or berries. IMG_3723.jpg


Devour that beautiful thing!


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