This vegan mug brownie is perfect whenever you want a small treat but don't feel like baking an entire cake. Within just a few minutes, you could be digging in a fudgy and chocolaty dessert. Maximum satisfaction guaranteed!
In this recipe, we made a smaller variation of the classic "cake in a mug", where we used a small coffee cup rather than a big mug. Also, we opted for a more gooey batter consistency, similar to that of a brownie.
All you have to do is add the ingredients directly to the cup and mix them well. Sprinkle the batter with some dark chocolate chips and let the microwave do the rest for you. Your single-serving mug brownie will be ready in less than a minute. Easy!
If you're on a plant-based diet, have dairy or egg allergy, you can enjoy this sweet treat without worries as our recipe is both vegan and sugar-free. How did we do it? We swapped butter and eggs with cashew nut butter, cow milk with oat milk, and refined sugars with maple syrup. Also, we used dark chocolate chips to keep the sugars low.
Although the classic mug cake is meant to be cooked in the microwave, we'll also give you the option to bake it in the oven. This can come in handy if you don't have a microwave or if you want to bake two or more cups at the same time. Make sure you're using ceramic or stoneware mugs without prints and let them cool down in the turned-off oven for 10 minutes before taking them out.
Savour your delicious mug brownie while still warm, topped with fresh berries or toasted nuts for an indulgent treat. Time to get your cutest mugs out of the cabinet and get baking!