Lets all take a second to pay culinary respect to whoever came up with the genius idea of making brownies in coffee mugs.
*moment of silence*
Now that that’s out of the way, the topic I intend to cover today should be pretty obvious. Last summer, while searching through my Pinterest home page, I came across a single serving brownie recipe and was very confused at first. A brownie- in a mug? I had always loved brownies, but had vowed not to eat them for the sake of my waistline. I quickly clicked on the image and saw that this indeed was no low calorie phenomena, this was simply a way to have a normal brownie without the temptation of the whole pan. At first I was disappointed by the astronomical calorie count, but then I was inspired to create a single serving brownie recipe that was healthy also! Below is my favorite healthy single serving brownie recipe, enjoy! (This recipe was adapted from Foodie Fiasco)
This recipe is VERY chocolatey due to the special dark cacao powder and lack of sugar. If you have a big sweet tooth, you can increase the amount of stevia, add more whip cream or add sugar. (I believe this recipe is perfect the way it is though!)
Healthy Single Serving Mug Brownie
1/8 cup extra dark cacao powder
1/8 cup regular cacao powder
2 Tablespoons liquid egg whites
2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
3 Tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
1/4 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
7 drops liquid stevia (I use the ones from Trader Joes)
Optional- cool whip (I like Trader Joes House Whip), whip cream or poke holes in it and pour milk over it (my favorite)!
- Heat water in a mug for 10 seconds in the microwave then mix in the egg replacer powder.
- Add both kinds of cacao powder, apple sauce, almond milk, baking powder, salt and stevia. Mix well.
- Microwave on a normal setting for 3 to 3.5 minutes depending on how gooey you want your brownie.
- Add optional toppings as desired.
Did you try this recipe? Comment below and let me know how it turned out!
Good luck and don’t forget to ‘Sequin your Day’!