Brownie in a Mug

Easiest brownie ever, a single serving brownie microwaved in a mug.

Some mugs don’t microwave well because there is metal in their ceramic glaze. They’ll work but they may get very hot. Best to use a plain old everyday un-fancy mug.

  • Prep time: 3 minutes
  • Cook time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: Makes one serving.


  • 1/4 cup flour (50 g)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (70 g)
  • 2 Tbsp (13 g) cocoa (natural, unsweetened)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Tiny pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water (60 ml)
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil or vegetable oil (NOT extra virgin olive oil, it’s too strongly flavored)
  • 1 to 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 small scoop of ice cream or 1 or 2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream to serve


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1 Place flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, and cinnamon in a microwave safe ceramic mug. Stir with a fork or spoon to mix well and break up any clumps.

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2 Add the oil, water, and vanilla to the cup and stir until the mixture is smooth and there are no lumps.

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3 Place in microwave and heat on high until the mixture is cooked through, about a 1 minute and 40 seconds for a 1000 watt microwave. You may have to experiment and adjust the time for less or more powerful microwaves. If you don’t know the power level on your microwave, start with 60 seconds and increase until the brownie is done. It should still be moist when cooked through, not dry.

4 Let cool for a minute and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a teaspoon or two of whipping cream poured over.

Cheesy Baked Egg Toast

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Cheesy Baked Egg Toast ingredients

On a plate, press your spoon into the bread, making a rectangle, as demonstrated below. I prefer using a pointy-tipped iced tea spoon, because it makes great corners, but if you don’t have one, a butter knife will do.

how to press bread for cheesy baked egg toast

Using salt and pepper, season your bread. (We use fresh-ground.)

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Crack an egg into the bread rectangle carefully, trying hard not to break the yolk. (Don’t worry, this rectangle will fit the egg nicely.)

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Season the top of the egg

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buttering the egg toast

Sprinkle your shredded cheese around the edges onto the butter.

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Place your cheesy egg bread onto your baking plate or into your covered medium skillet (whichever you choose), and cook for about ten minutes, watching carefully to ensure it doesn’t burn and that the egg is cooked. You can choose to add a little more cheese again at the end before serving, if you’d like.

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Will you just LOOK at THAT!?

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Cheesy Baked Egg Toast on a plate

Eat it with a knife and fork or pick it up like a regular piece of toast, just be sure to savor every bite.

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Grilled Nutella & Marshmallow Sandwiches

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Why make these?: Because they’re the dessert love child of s’mores and a grilled cheese.

Here’s all you need:

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You could also use marshmallow fluff instead of regular marshmallows.

Spread marshmallows and Nutella on two slices of bread, and place them in a buttered pan over medium-low heat:

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Once one side is golden brown, flip it.

Then construct a tower of power:

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