Saturday, February 12, 2011

MICROWAVE BROWNIE FOR ONE !!

 They say that you are not supposed to reward yourself with food...OK, I get that. But every once in a while, I crave something deeply chocolate, deeply warm, gooey and rewarding. This recipe fills that bill perfectly and since it is only a single serving, there isn't a whole pan of calories calling your name the rest of the day.
 
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I've been looking for a single serving brownie recipe like this for a long time because Hubby doesn't like brownies. I've tested lots of contenders with little satisfaction until now. The best part of this recipe, is that it is ready to eat in less than 5 minutes. The most "dangerous" part of this recipe is that it is ready to eat in less than 5 minutes...hahaha!!
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MICROWAVE BROWNIE FOR ONE
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¼ cup all purpose flour
¼ cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter (room temperature)
1 tablespoons pecans (optional)
2 tablespoon chocolate chips
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In a small microwave safe bowl, mix everything together until smooth (mixture will be very thick). Cook in the microwave.
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Now here comes the only tricky part of the recipe. Total cooking time in the microwave is one to two minutes depending on how powerful your microwave is. My microwave is a 1000 watt machine and it takes one minute 20 seconds. You will have to watch yours carefully the first time you cook this treat, so you don't over bake it (use the toothpick test for doneness the first time). LET THE BAKED BROWNIE SIT FOR ABOUT A MINUTE.
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NOTE: I am embarrassed to say I know this recipe by heart now. Any flavored chocolate, peanut butter, white (etc.) chips will work well.
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NOTE: The recipe doesn't say you have to, but I bake mine in a little ramekin that I spray with cooking spray.

10 comments:

Cooking with K said...

Thank you...thank you! I am so glad to get this recpe! It is great for when the grandchildren come. Blessings, K

Harika's Kitchen said...

Brownie is perfect looks delish.

Lynda said...

Thank you Coleen! Last night I had such chocolate cravings that it was all I could do not to rip open a bag of chocolate chips! Now I can make this small dessert and not worry about leftovers calling my name. :)

Krystal said...

mmm, that sounds so great right now. I know what I'm making during the kid's nap-time!

-Krystal @ recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com

Katy ~ said...

I am sooooo pretending I didn't see this. I'm not a big fan of chocolate but once in a while just want ONE of something chocolate. Coleen, this is perfect!

Peggy Clyde. said...

I'm thinking this is going to be my downfall. In just a matter of minutes I can have something warm and chocolately. Thanks, I guess!!!!

Elizabeth said...

I just made this Coleen, AWESOME! it's the PERFECT dessert for one person!

Anonymous said...

At 34 weeks pregnant this recipe is DANGEROUS! Oh well. Live a little, right?
Thanks, Coleen!
~Nancy

Leslie said...

He does not like brownies??? Crazy man!

Mr. Bill said...

....heading back to the kitchen! This will make for the perfect evening....with a splash of Kaluha on the side!