I love this recipe, especially while babysitting younger kids (they love this) and during the hot summers (when it's unbearable to turn the oven on). It's quick, easy and clean.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 brownie
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir flour, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a microwave-safe mug. Stir water, oil, and vanilla extract into flour mixture with a fork until smooth.

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  • Microwave until set, 1 to 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Do not use extra-virgin olive oil in place of vegetable/canola oil. Hot chocolate powder mix works in place of cocoa as well.

Nutrition Facts

588 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 80.8g; fat 29.8g; sodium 160mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (33)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2015
I love it! I have tried this recipe many times and if you convert everything to tablespoons (1/4 cup= 4 tablespoons) it only uses three dishes(Mug, Tablespoon, Whisk). Also, it doesn't mention it in the description, but if you use sugar that isn't white, this recipe is vegan! I have made this before and I will make it again. I rate FABULOUS out of ten!!! :D Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/25/2015
5mins is too much time...i almost burnt my cake but luckily i turned it off when i smell choco:P overall it was alright!!!! Read More
(2)
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2015
I love it! I have tried this recipe many times and if you convert everything to tablespoons (1/4 cup= 4 tablespoons) it only uses three dishes(Mug, Tablespoon, Whisk). Also, it doesn't mention it in the description, but if you use sugar that isn't white, this recipe is vegan! I have made this before and I will make it again. I rate FABULOUS out of ten!!! :D Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
06/25/2015
5mins is too much time...i almost burnt my cake but luckily i turned it off when i smell choco:P overall it was alright!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2015
Looks good just came out. Added a pinch of baking powder and it took 2 mins to cook. It has a cake like consistency. I used an extra large mug too. Pretty good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2017
This recipe is the best mug based recipe I've tried. While the result isn't like an oven baked brownie it sure does the job in a pinch. That's great. Tastes good. I microwaved mine for 3 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2015
Easy quick chocolate fix. Not as great as brownies out of the oven but the recipe has a place in the box. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2017
These brownies were amazing. They were so chocolaty . you can also add chocolate chips to make these brownies sweeter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2016
This is a great recipe!!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2015
I added a few chocolate chips and it was a chocolate lovers dream Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2017
was ok could have been better. next time i will add chocolate chips Read More
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