My Skinny Mug Brownie for One recipe has always been one of my favourite single-serving desserts. It’s rich, it’s chocolatey and it’s low calorie – what else could anyone want from a dessert?! And although it’s got loads of comments raving about how awesome it is, it has got the odd one or two comment complaining that the portions are too small or that it’s simply not nice. Obviously, I don’t want to be publishing recipes that you hate, so I made it my mission to find the ultimate healthy mug brownie – and here it is!
I lost count of how many healthy mug brownie recipes I tried – I felt like I tried every single one there is out there! And you know what my conclusion was? Mine is the best. Seriously. I’m not being big headed or proud or anything – my recipe really is the best one out there on the internet. (If you think you’ve got a better recipe, send it along! I’d love to try it!) So instead of developing a brand new recipe for a healthy fudgy brownie in a mug, I decided to make my original recipe even better!
I doubled the portion size (that’s right, doubled!!) which should please anyone who thought the original moist mug brownie recipe was teeny tiny, but I managed to actually lower the calorie count. This healthy mug brownie recipe comes in at less than 100 calories per great big serving. Amazing, right?! That’s because this recipe contains no butter, no oil, no egg, no chocolate and no sugar. You’d think that would all equate to no taste, but it so doesn’t! I swear – don’t bother wasting your time with any other low calorie brownie recipes out there, this is the only one you’ll ever need.
Wondering what those little bits of chocolate are in the food photos? They’re not chocolate chips or chunks – they’re cacao nibs! I bought them for the first time ever when I was in London at Easter and boy are they pricey! Know what else they are? Disgusting. I love eating nutrient-packed foods and thought I could switch out the regular chocolate I have in my morning oatmeal for cacao nibs, but that’s not just happening. They’re so bitter, crunchy and just ick. But hey, they make pretty photo props, so at least I get some use out of them!
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons truvia
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup fat-free sugar-free yogurt optional + extra for topping
- Stir all the ingredients together in a single-serving mug or ramekin until all the ingredients are totally combined. I use these cute ramekins. Make sure there are no dry pockets left!
- Place in the microwave and cook on full power for around 80 seconds, until most of the brownie is springy to the touch, but the centre is still a little wet. Top with extra yogurt, if using, then enjoy immediately whilst warm.