Monday, November 19, 2012

Brownie in a Mug

I know I haven't posted much lately.  Life is hectic.  And now the holidays are upon us so things are even more crazy.  I will have many posts after Christmas since I am making so much stuff for Christmas.  This year is all about saving money since it has been so rough economically at our house just as it is in many other houses now.  But I can't post anything until the gifts are all distributed.  But for now, I have a simple recipe post.

I know it's holiday season so some people will already have way too many sweets but at my house, we really don't do much sweet stuff, even at the holidays.  But there are times when I want just a little something sweet but don't want a whole plate of cookies or pan of brownies laying around.  So I make this brownie in a mug. There are tons of recipes for these all over the internet, especially on Pinterest.  But I've tried most of them and most of them are awful.  But this one I can actually handle.

¼ cup sugar
¼ cup flour
2 Tbsp. cocoa
Pinch of salt
2 Tbsp. oil (I use olive for everything and it's good in this too)
3 Tbsp. water

Mix all ingredients together in a mug or bowl.  I use a very large coffee mug because it is difficult to cook through in a regular coffee mug.  Make sure all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.  Cook in microwave for 1 minute 40 seconds.  Let cool and enjoy.  Or better yet, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.