3 ingredients mug brownie

These Brownies Will Cure Your Frownies!

If you’re a chocoholic like me, you appreciate a good chewy brownie and especially the one which can be ready in under 1 min. Yes, you heard me right!!! UNDER 1 MIN and WITH JUST 3 INGREDIENTS.  For a 3 Ingredient Mug Brownie this delicious, satisfy your craving in minutes with this fudgy Brownie in a Mug. Grab a spoon and dig in!

Mug brownie

Small Batch Desserts

I totally love small-batch desserts, quick any easy to make, and small portions to last for that moment. I often crave something sweet, yet I don’t want to make a recipe that yields dozens of servings. This Mug Brownie is exactly one of these small-batch desserts that are made under one min, serves one, and enough to quench your sweet craving.

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An Upgrade to the Mug Brownie

I always like my Mug Brownie as is, but I have even mesmerized my guests with a fancy restaurant-style dessert using the same recipe. In other words, an Upgrade to the Mug Brownie.

Mug brownie
I bake my mug brownie batter in ramekins or any small individual serving dessert bowls then top them up with vanilla ice cream while they are hot, drizzle with chocolate sauce and splash of hazelnuts. Isn’t it enough to impress your friends and family!

How To Make Mug Brownie

This easy Mug Brownie recipe is made with 3 ingredients: a bit of Nutella (or any other hazelnut spread), a gently whisked egg, and all-purpose flour. Like most baked goods, whisk your wet ingredients together first then add them to your dry. Once your batter is ready, your homemade brownie is ready for the microwave.

Mug Brownie

Why Use A Microwave?

Microwaving your brownie in a mug will actually steam any liquid in your batter from the inside out rather than the outside in, meaning you’ll have as chewy of a brownie as its traditionally baked ancestor. The reason is not the texture of the brownie but also being saved from the hassle of preheating the oven, using oven-safe pans, and most importantly waiting for a longer time than this.

The cooking time given is based on the Power setting of your Microwave so your timing might vary. I suggest checking it after 1 minute of baking and go from there. If your brownie is overcooked, it will dry out and harden. Your microwave brownie will be done once the top has just firmed.

3 Ingredient Mug Brownie

Prep time: 3-5 min.
Bake time: 60-90 sec
Yield: 1 mug

½ cup Nutella
1 egg
1/8 cup all-purpose flour

1. In a large microwavable mug add the Nutella and egg and whisk together.
2. Add flour and mix until you have a smooth batter.
3. Microwave for roughly 45 seconds – 1 minute. (Cooking time might vary). Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t overflow or overcook.
4. When the brownie is set and firm on top it is done. Let the brownie cool and minutes before serving
5. Serve with some vanilla ice cream while it’s still warm.


Make-Ahead: Although it is so yummy that you won’t be able to let it go until the last bite but still it is not recommended to make ahead. The make-ahead versions are dry and chewier like rubber. So always bake when needed.

Variations: As mentioned above you can take this Mug Brownie to a new level by serving with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and nuts of your choice. You can even add any berry of your choice into the batter before baking or some chocolate chips for an additional choco flavor.

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