Why you will love this recipe: 1) Makes a single serving in case you're the type to eat a whole pan of brownies when you have them around *sheepishly raises hand* 2) Takes about a minute to prep and 30 seconds to cook 3) Is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free 4) MAKES A BROWNIE.
These are based on almond butter; I got the idea from this recipe at Elana's Pantry. It gives them a nice moist fudgy texture. You can certainly experiment with the recipe and try adding walnuts, chocolate chips, cacao nibs, dried cherries, instant coffee, or whatever else you like.
SINGLE-SERVING MICROWAVE BROWNIE
- 1 Tbs creamy almond butter
- 1 Tbs liquid egg white (or use a tablespoon of beaten egg, I just think liquid egg white is more convenient for this)
- 1 tsp dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder such as Hershey's Special Dark
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 packets sweetener such as Sweetleaf stevia OR 1 Tbs honey
- Pinch baking soda (about 1/16 tsp; you can try omitting this if you like a denser brownie.)
- Pinch salt (can omit if your almond butter is salty)
- In a ramekin, small mug, or similar microwave-safe cup, combine all the ingredients. Stir with a fork to thoroughly combine, ensuring that there are no lumps.
- Microwave on high for about 30 seconds. Note: You can reduce the time for a "molten" brownie. You may have to experiment a bit with cooking times since all microwaves are different. If you're unsure you can try nuking it at 10 second intervals, checking it each time.