A delicious one minute chocolate brownie in a mug cake that bakes up in your microwave. Enjoy this simple, gluten free, low carb keto brownie recipe for a quick snack.
Pretty much everyone loves chocolate, right? You do, too, which is why you’re here.
But sometimes you just need a perfectly decadent, gooey brownie to satisfy your chocolate craving. If you have the time and someone to share it with, make up a batch of these low carb zucchini brownies. But what if you don’t?
After all, sometimes you just want a chocolatey treat in a
“now” kind of a way…and you don’t want to have to worry about sharing…or having sugar. That’s how this low carb one minute chocolate brownie you can make in the microwave came to be.
You can find a gluten free, keto friendly brownies recipe that will feed a crowd…but when you don’t want to eat the whole pan and you’re home alone, this single serve keto brownie in a mug is the best recipe to make.
Ingredients For Your Gluten Free Keto Brownie Mug Recipe
What do you need to make this simple keto brownie in a mug recipe? Only 7 ingredients!
- Coconut oil
- Sukrin Gold Fiber Syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Coconut flour
- Baking powder
- Heavy cream
As you can see, there’s no almond flour or almond meal in this low carb brownie, which makes it perfect for those who want a nut free recipe. And because the ‘flours’ used are coconut and cocoa powder, it’s completely gluten free.
A quick note: making your brownie with syrup isn’t as crumbly as using a sugar free sugar alternative. However, if you add an egg, the brownie will hold together better. It’s really however you’d prefer to do it.
How To Make A Single Serve 1-Minute Keto Mug Brownie
Making this quick little low carb one minute chocolate brownie in a mug cake is very simple.
To start out, melt a little coconut oil with the fiber syrup or granular sweetener in your mug.
It only takes about 15 seconds or less for the coconut oil to melt into a liquid. Then, you add the rest of the ingredients to make the brownie batter thick.
I found that it works best if you combine the dry ingredients together in a separate cup first. However, if you’re like some people (ahem), and you don’t want to have to wash that extra cup, you can just mix them all in the same continer.
This recipe was made with Hershey’s Special Dark unsweetened cocoa powder, but you can use whatever sugar free cocoa you prefer.
If you like a really moist fudgy brownie, you’ll want to undercook it just a bit…and maybe add some sugar free chocolate chips to the batter.
Fully cooking the one minute chocolate brownie batter in the microwave for about a minute or more results in more of a mug cake texture, so it’s all up to you. What’s your favorite way to indulge in an easy brownie?
Serving And Storing Your 1-Minute Brownie In A Mug
This ends up being a rather large one minute keto brownie in a mug, perfect to share. It’s just a tad too much for one serving if you’re having it with a meal (but you could always have it as a meal!).
If you’re not wanting to share (and who would blame you?), you can easily eat half and save the other half for later, too. And just think of the possibilities!
You can enjoy this one minute chocolate brownie plain right out of the microwave (mmm, hot brownie!) and simply let the half you don’t eat cool completely and store it in an airtight container.
Or, if you’d like to treat yourself or you want to have this as an extra special dessert, you can top your freshly baked hot brownie with a little sugar free whipped cream from your whipped cream dispenser. And maybe add some sugar free vanilla ice cream, too.
This easy brownie in a mug cake is a low carb treat that you can easily whip up any time a snack craving hits you; that’s one of the best things about recipes like this.
It’s so easy that it’s almost as simple as ripping open an unhealthy Little Debbie snack cake, but now you can stay on track with your low carb or keto lifestyle. 1-minute mug cakes are a great way to stay on track even when the cravings hit.
Which Sweetener Is Best For This Low Carb Recipe?
The net carbs are about same regardless of whether you use a fiber syrup or erythritol based granular sweetener, so that’s good news.
Some people have reported that they are sensitive to the carbs in the Isomaltooligosaccharides (IMO) based fiber syrups. If you’re concerned about this you can just use a granulated sweetener. Also, you may want to test your blood glucose levels to make sure this sweetener doesn’t cause insulin spikes for you.
Even though these fiber carbs are said to be negligible, I don’t like taking in more than I have to. That’s why swapping out the granulated sweetener can be a good choice.
One Minute Chocolate Brownie in a Mug Cake Recipe
The following video shows how to make the keto chocolate brownie mug cake with egg and granular sweetener:
One Minute Chocolate Brownie in a Mug Cake
- Melt coconut oil and sweetener in microwave for about 15 seconds.
- Stir in vanilla extract.
- Add mixed dry ingredients (cocoa powder, coconut flour, and baking powder)
- Stir in heavy cream until thick brownie batter forms.
- Microwave anywhere from 30-90 seconds to texture desired (less for fudgy brownies, longer time for cake-like)
- Serve warm topped with whipped cream, if desired.
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