Chocolate Mug Brownie

An easy to make brownie gone healthy.

After a few attempts, I present you with a healthy chocolate brownie mug! (And your non-health-crazed friends will like it too!)ย 

Healthy Chocolate Brownie

Did I mention it’s dairy and gluten free?


2 Tbsp apple sauce

2 Tbsp almond milk (any type of milk works)

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

2 Tbsp sugar (I used “sugar in the raw”)

1 Tbsp truvia (or sugar)

pinch of salt

pinch of baking powder

1 Tbsp chia seeds (or sub another Tbsp oats)

1 tsp of flax (optional way to add some nutrients)

4 Tbsp oats (measure oats first, then grind in the food processor)


Mix the 3 liquid ingredients in a large mug. Then stir each dry ingredient in one at a time.

Brownie Batter

Microwave the mixture for 1-2 minutes, depending on microwave power.

Microwaved Brownie

Add sprinkles ๐Ÿ™‚

Chocolate brownie with rainbow sprinkles

Enjoy the sugar high and the fact that this brownie is healthy!

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The best part about this dessert is the ingredients. I used a recipe from Food.comย for the measurements but swapped healthier options, like applesauce instead of butter.

Brownie cake pop gone healthy?

Posing like a cake pop

What’s your favorite kind of dessert?ย Have you tried these easy microwavable, healthy desserts?

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35 thoughts on “Chocolate Mug Brownie

  1. Taryn says:

    Love that you added sprinkles – it’s so pretty!

  2. Wow no egg, I love the ingredient list, it must took you a lot of trys before you got this right, but it looks worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Such a cute recipe, love microwavable concoctions. I recently started microwaving eggs when I’m in a rush…such a timesaver!

  4. Healthy brownies?? I am all for that! I love that you added sprinkles, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Looks good! Love anything w/ rainbow sprinks!!

  6. MUST try this!! Looks wonderful!

  7. Abby says:

    You rock girl! Love all the sprinkles, too!! Have a great day!

  8. pickyrunner says:

    Wait, no eggs? YUM. This is totally possible for me! I bet it would be good with chocolate milk… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. This looks so good! I actually just got a microwave and want to try this out asap! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. jumpeatrun says:

    Awesome recipe- looks so good too!
    Happy Thursday!

  11. The sprinkles make it 10 times cuter. I need this now!

  12. Adding the sprinkles was my favorite step ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never tried a microwave cake before, but I’ve gotta admit that they sound pretty enticing.

  13. dude that looks good. I need sprinkles in my life now

  14. Mmmm that looks tasty! I love brownies, but my favorite dessert has got to be a lava cake. That fudgy melty center makes me go wild every time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Courtney says:

    Oh man, this looks SO GOOD! Can’t wait to try it ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Carrie says:

    Mmmm, looks good!

  17. Ahhhh, yes please, thanks for sharing!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. This looks awesome!! I love all kinds of desserts but I think cup cakes always win for me!

  19. bentodays says:

    Looks yummy and so convenient!

  20. Yum!! I could make this gluten free too! Thanks for the recipe! Love it!

  21. I have been meaning to try these single serve microwave desserts for awhile now. I love that you used healthier ingredients!

  22. Single serve microwaved desserts are awesome! I love making cinnamon raisin ones because they remind me of oatmeal cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Brittany says:

    I don’t own a microwave, so I will have to try this when I am somewhere that does!! It looks delicious and obviously I LOVE that it’s dairy free!! I just baked cookies last night using applesauce instead of eggs. So much versatility in food swaps!!

  24. jessielovestorun says:

    Sprinkles always make whatever baked good, or food in general THAT much better… at least to me they do =)

  25. Meredith says:

    Oh wow! I tried a Pinterest brownie-in-a-mug and it was good, but not healthy by any-means. I’ll be trying this!

  26. Courtney @ Star Systemz says:

    Sprinkles make everything amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am obsessed with brownie mugs + coffee (such a starbucks moment without the crazy calories) Have an amazing weekend Alex! Love + Shine COURTSTAR

  27. Mmm! Can’t beat a healthy and easy chocolate dessert! And anything tastes better with sprinkles ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Kaitlin says:

    LOVE MUG BROWNIES! I’m trying to go no sugar so this is perfect ๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. Yum. Sprinkles make everything perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

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