Satisfy that sweet-tooth craving with this quick and delicious 5-minute Mug Brownie recipe! Made with nutty almond flour, creamy avocado, and decadent chocolate chips, this fudgy, microwave-made dessert is perfect for a treat! If you love this, you will also love these Perfect Brownies, or this Skinny Chocolate Milkshake, Flourless Chocolate Cookies, Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches, or this Light Chocolate Mousse.
I am by no means immune to late-night cravings. In fact, I might just be the queen of them. After I’ve put my little one to bed and I’ve made my way over to the couch, my sweet tooth not-so-suddenly strikes. And let me tell y’all, my sweet-tooth is not to be ignored!
The problem is, I can’t be trusted around a bowl of cookie dough or a tray of freshly baked brownies. Moderation has never been my strong suit. Why have one slice of cake when you can have three? Right?
So, since I can’t be trusted to be responsible about my sugar consumption, it’s better that I keep a few single-serve options under my belt. Enter this Avocado Mug Brownie! Simple, indulgent, and quick-to-make, this mug dessert makes for the best midnight snack you could ask for.
JUST EAT REAL FOOD
Balance doesn’t come easily. In fact, I often find myself having to choose between health and convenience. And y’all, that’s just not the way it should be! So, with the help of Caitlin Greene and her latest release, Just Eat Real Food: 30-Minute Nutrient-Dense Meals for a Healthy, Balanced Life, I’m reclaiming my time and infusing a little extra wellness into my life.
Filled with vibrant, nutritious, and indulgent recipes, Just Eat Real Food is a mecca of everyday meals that will comfort and nourish you through and through. Modern, health-conscious cooking doesn’t need to be time-consuming or unfulfilling, and Caitlin is here to prove just that.
MUG BROWNIE INGREDIENTS
OK, so a “healthy brownie” might not actually exist, but this recipe is as close as you’re gonna get. We’re changing up the ingredient game big time today! This mug brownie is chock-full of healthy fat, fiber, and fun.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it happen:
Coconut Flour- Low-carb, gluten-free, and fibrous, coconut flour has an impressive nutritional profile. The subtle sweetness is an added bonus to this recipe.
Almond Flour- This flour is high in Vitamin E and other essential antioxidants, making it a powerhouse ingredient in healthy baking. Almond flour is nutty and tender, with a slight sweetness. Oat flour can be used in its place.
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder- Any cocoa powder will do, but a dark, Dutch-processed variety will yield the best results.
Milk- Liquid is necessary to moisten the mixture. Non-dairy milk will work just as well.
Vanilla Extract- Vanilla is needed to enhance flavor. If you don’t have any on hand, use maple syrup or almond extract.
Mashed Avocado- Avocado is the secret ingredient; it’s high in good fat and has a creamy, velvety texture. It makes desserts incredibly moist and rich. Be sure to use a ripe avocado.
Coconut Sugar- If you’re looking for an alternative to refined sugar, you’ve found it. Coconut sugar has all the sweetness you need without all the additives you didn’t ask for!
Chocolate Chips- For the ultimate fudgy brownie, you need chocolate chips. Use any kind you’ve got on hand.
Whipped Cream (optional)- Cool cream against a warm brownie is decadence at its finest. Do yourself a favor and add on a hefty dollop!
HOW TO MAKE A MUG BROWNIE
First things first, pick out your favorite mug! You know, the one you reach for in the cupboard in the morning? Maybe it’s got a chip in the handle or a hand painted mural on the side, but either way it’s special and important to the recipe.
Set out the mug on the counter, then add in the coconut flour, almond flour, and cocoa powder. Mix together the dry ingredients with a fork. Add the milk, vanilla, avocado, and coconut sugar. Mix again until a smooth batter forms. Yes, the batter will be very thick.
Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and microwave on high for 1 minute and 40 seconds. Top with a heaping pile of whipped cream (a personal choice) and enjoy!
EASY BROWNIE IN A MUG TIP
TIP: You’ll know the brownie is cooked when the top is slightly firm to the touch in the center. If you prefer a fudgier brownie, try reducing the cooking time by 10 seconds. Alternatively, increase the cooking time by 10 seconds for a cakier brownie.
GRANDBABY CAKES’ BEST BROWNIE RECIPES
I’m a bit of a chocolate addict, so brownies are a staple in my weekly dessert rotation. What can I say? Some days a girl just needs a square of rich, fudge, chocolate-filled goodness.
Have one with me:
Mug Brownie Recipe
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 3 tbsp almond flour
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp milk of choice dairy free if needed
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp mashed avocado 1
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar for keto friendly, use granulated monk fruit
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips any chocolate chips will work; use dairy free if needed
- whipped cream for serving
- In a heat safe mug, combine the coconut flour, almond flour, and cocoa powder, and mix together with a fork.
- Add the milk, vanilla, avocado, and coconut sugar. Mix again until a smooth batter forms. It will be thick.
- Stir in the chocolate chips. Microwave the mug on high for 1 minute and 45 seconds.
- Top the mug cake with whipped cream if using and serve.
- Microwave oven powers may vary. You will know that the brownie is done when the top is slightly firm to touch in the center but the chocolate chips will be melted inside the brownie.