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Minute Brownies

Updated on October 28, 2012

A Quick Treat!

Maybe its late. Maybe you're feeling lazy. Maybe its too hot to put the oven on. But you need something to satisfy that chocolate craving....

Heres a solution bound to feed that sweet tooth. Mike's Minute Brownies. A Quick, rather delicious, very simple recipe for Rich, Fudgy brownies. An almost as good as the brownies themselves, the cleanup is just a bowl and a spoon! couldn't be easier! And since its in the microwave, kids can easily do this too :) I prepackage little sandwich baggies with the dry ingredients for my sister, so when she gets home from school and is dying for something sweet, it can be whipped up even faster.

Warm and Gooey Brownie in under 5 minutes :)
Warm and Gooey Brownie in under 5 minutes :)
Everything you need.
Everything you need.

Recipe

This recipe is pretty simple. All the measurements are in Tablespoons, so as to dirty fewer dishes ;) All you need is:

-4 TBSP flour

-4 TBSP white sugar

-2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder

-2 TBSP Vegetable Oil

-2 TBSP water (or coffee for a mocha brownie)

-dash of salt

Mix all of your dry ingredients in a Microwave safe bowl (a soup bowl or similar standard size bowl is fine). Add in the Oil and water, mixing til most of the lumps are gone.


Getting those ingredients ready!
Getting those ingredients ready!
Mixing it  up. This picture is actually for cake-like brownies (as opposed to fudgy), which is done by simply adding 1 extra TBSP of water and cooking a few seconds longer.
Mixing it up. This picture is actually for cake-like brownies (as opposed to fudgy), which is done by simply adding 1 extra TBSP of water and cooking a few seconds longer.

Once Mixed, scrape the batter from the sides down, or pour into a second bowl (but who wants extra dishes?) and place into the microwave. On high power, cook for 45 to 70 seconds, depending on the strength of your microwave. Mine is 1100 watts, and 52 seconds is the magic number for perfect fudgy brownies.

Once cooked til it looks nearly done, pull it from the microwave (caution, its HOT!) and let it cool for 1-2 minutes if you want a hot, fudge brownie.

Make it Your Way!

Everyone loves their brownies their own way. So make it yours! Here are some ideas to make that brownie even tastier!

-Add almonds or walnuts- make sure your crush them small before mixing them in or topping the brownie. Whole or halved nuts tend to have a sort of rubber feeling when microwaved.

-Chocolate, Java, Mint, caramel or peanut butter chips- toss a TBSP or two into or on top of the mix, and cook it. It'll add that extra flavor that makes it perfect for you!

-Marshmallow topper- place several small, or one big marshmallow on top of the brownie half through cooking. the marshmallows will melt and give you an ooey gooey sweet topper that you can add other toppings to as well!

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      3 years ago

      This is amazing! I'm a bit of a mug cake addict but this is by far the best brownie I've had- others have a tendency to go hard and change taste as they cool but this stays lovely and moist. Will definitely be trying the cookie and your mocha coffee version!

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      Mike Bridge 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

      oooo coconut oil would be a nice twist! TY! glad you enjoyed it!

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      MJ 3 years ago

      I used coconut oil and its divine

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      Sarah 3 years ago

      Looks and tastes delicious! Eating it right now :)

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      hp fats 4 years ago

      just made with for my preggles. loved it.

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      linni 4 years ago

      I just made this with 3T sugar and it was still amazing!

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      Mike Bridge 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Glad you enjoyed it! Spread the word about them, will ya? :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      this recipe is really, really good! The outcome is very satisfying!!!!! THANK YOU!

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      Mike Bridge 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

      ^.^ glad you enjoyed! share it with your friends! *shameless self promotion* xD

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      RealConception7 5 years ago

      yummm! best recipie ever!

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      Mike Bridge 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Here we go! Microwave chocolate chip cookies :) https://hubpages.com/food/Microwave-Chocolate-Chip...

      Be sure to tell me what you think, or if you have ideas on how o improve it (or any recipes I put up :) )

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      Mike Bridge 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

      haha thank you all for the support ^.^ chocolate chip cookie will be up in about an hour or so, Ill post here with the link when its done ^.^

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      Debra Cornelius 5 years ago from Georgia

      hummmmm with a 5 year old granddaughter who is always wanting to cook something...I think I'll pick up some unsweetened coco this evening and we'll give this a try this weekend! I'll come back and post a 'review'.... THANKS ...will also look for that microwave chocolate chip cookie recipe!!!

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Great idea - well done.

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      Justsilvie 5 years ago

      Sounds good! Voted up and shared!

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      Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

      Thank you, again!

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      Mike Bridge 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

      You are more than welcome :) I have a Microwave chocolate chip cookie recipe thats great as well, Ill try to have that up for you tomorrow :)

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      Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

      My grandkids are coming this weekend and normally I spend alot of time baking them muffins, cookies and their favorite goodies. I have been sick and haven't had any energy and just today was worried about not having any home made goodies for them. Thank you so much for this! This looks perfect! Thank you-thank you-thank you!