Sunday, February 6, 2011

Smart 3-Minute Brownies

I bumped into this "smart" 3 minute brownies on, so I thought of giving it a try - given that it will only take few minutes, so how hard can it be!
Turns out, it was easy, quick and d-e-licious!!

  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp powdered milk (go with low fat)
  • 3 tbsp oil 
  • Chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 3/4 cup of water (1 cup=240 mL)
  • 1 mug
  • Mix flour, sugar and cocoa together in the mug
  • Mix in 1 egg thoroughly
  • Mix the powdered milk with water separately then pour it in the mug (or you can mix the powdered milk with the flour, sugar and cocoa then add water - your call)
  • Pour oil and mix well
  • Add chopped nuts
  • Put in the microwave for 3 minutes on maximum power
  • Watch it rise and settle in the mug, then spoon your warm brownies out!
You don't have to be an experience cook to make it happen - deliciously if I might add. Best thing of all is portion-size control! No brownies left overs to stuff my face with later on. I just baked one mug of brownies and shared it with my mom and sister. It could actually be a smart idea if you have people over where each one will get to have his own small brownie. Just go with fancier microwaveable cups - not a home mug like mine.


  1. First time in ages that I've wished that my microwave were fixed!

  2. yummy and easy brownies................

  3. it really takes 3 minutes & it is moiiist!

  4. brownievill girl get it fixed soon! this recipe here is yummy!

  5. I don't have a microwave :( But this sounds easy and yummy! :D

  6. Dear God! it is amazing! brownies easy cooked all over the day!

  7. Mine came out as jelly...

    1. You may need to use less water. I usually mix everything together and fill in the water at last. When I first tried it, I mixed the 3 tablespoons of milk with the water and mixed all in. However, it turned into a jelly-like consistency. So try to add half the amount of the water, should turn out spongy I hope!

      And don't get too addicted, share this mug with some other 2 people this way you'll have portion control especially that it has dairy, eggs, oil and sugar. Not the healthiest snack I must admit :p