skinny mug brownie

It’s another gorgeous day today; I can really get used to this weather! We took a walk at the park where apparently everyone had the same idea. The park was packed!

For dessert tonight i decided to carry on the healthy theme with a skinny mug brownie. This recipe is “skinny” because there’s no oil or sugar, replaced with yogurt & honey:

http://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2014/02/12/skinny-single-serving-microwave-brownie/

Ingredients

2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 ½ Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp yogurt
½ Tbsp honey
dash vanilla
  1. In small bowl, whisk together cocoa and flour. In separate bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Add dry ingredients into wet, stirring just until incorporated.
  2. Pour batter into lightly greased ramekin, smoothing out the top. Microwave at 40% power for 2 minutes 15 seconds (2:15). Let brownie rest for 3 minutes. Invert onto plate and enjoy warm with ice-cream!

The thing with microwave desserts is that you never know how they’ll turn out. I’ve tried several microwave recipes with varying degrees of success. We gotta take into account that everyone’s microwave is different. And at the end of the day, microwaving cannot replace actual baking.

So this brownie turned out just alright. It actually looked like a hockey puck, round & flat. The taste was pretty good, quite chocolatey. The texture is hard to describe: it’s very fudgy, almost rubbery. Not quite like a brownie. But it’s good with ice-cream because, well, ice-cream makes everything better!

But i gotta be careful around ice-cream because i honestly can consume an entire tub of ice-cream without batting an eyelid. Ice-cream is my kryptonite. It’s my archilles heel. And also adding ice-cream to this brownie made it less “skinny”, but much more yummy! 🙂

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