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?! It’s got loads of comments raving about how awesome it is, but it’s also got 1 or 2 comments complaining that the portion is too small. So I headed straight back to the kitchen and whipped up a new recipe for a healthy mug brownie that’s just as good for you, but it double in size!
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When trying to make the perfect healthy mug brownie, I lost count of how many recipes I’ve tried. Seriously, it feels like I’ve tried every single one out there! And you know what my final conclusion was? Mine is the best.
I don’t want to brag or seem big headed, but it’s true. My healthy mug brownies are super-fudgy (thanks, yoghurt!), they’ve got a great chocolate taste (all down to you, cocoa powder) and they’re low in calories (yay for zero-calorie sweeteners!) But I’m all for trying new stuff. So if you think you’ve got a recipe for a better healthy mug brownie, leave it in the comments below. I’d love to give it a shot!
Since I was rocking my original healthy mug brownie recipe so much, instead of reinventing the wheel (don’t think I’ve ever used that phrase before!) I decided to tweak the original recipe to make it better than ever. I doubled the portion size (that’s right, doubled!!) which should please anyone who thought the original mug brownie recipe was teeny tiny. And instead of doubling the calorie count, I actually managed to lower it!
This healthy mug brownie comes in at just over 100 calories for each giant serving. Amazing, right?! That’s because it 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 healthy mug brownie recipes out there. This is the only one you’ll ever need!
When I was testing out different versions of this recipe, I topped one of my mug brownies with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and a sprinkling of cacao nibs. I was kind of going through a super-healthy raw phase – it was roughly the same time I published these raw vegan brownie bites.
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. Please, if you’re a cacao nib-lover, please tell me what you do with them to make them edible!
A super-simple healthy mug brownie that only takes 45 seconds to cook! It's super fudgy and oh-so gooey in the middle. Yum!
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons truvia natural sweetener (zero calories)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup fat-free sugar-free yogurt
Stir all the ingredients together in a single-serving mug or ramekin until totally combined. Make sure there are no dry pockets left!
Place in the microwave and cook on full power for around 45 seconds, until the outside of the brownie is springy to the touch, but the centre is still a little wet. Enjoy straight away while warm.
Optional: top with extra chocolate chips if you're feeling naughty!