An easy keto mug brownie recipe for a 90-second chocolate craving fix with only 5 grams of net carbs! Plus, this fudgy keto mug brownie is also gluten-free and nut-free, made with coconut flour.
Who is craving a keto brownie recipe but doesn’t feel like spending 30 minutes in the kitchen? I’m sure you do, and that’s why you should make this keto mug brownie:
A keto mug brownie is a brownie recipe baked in a coffee mug in only 90 seconds in your microwave.
Keto brownie mug cakes are the ideal single-serve snack on a keto diet to fix a cake craving without eating sugar, carbs, and minimal baking time.
This keto chocolate mug brownie recipe is the easiest keto baking recipe ever!
It takes barely 2 minutes to whip, and the ingredients you need to make this keto mug cake are pretty basics keto ingredients.
First, to make this low-carb keto-friendly brownie in a mug, you need to beat egg with melted butter and vanilla extract.
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Then, gently whisk in the dry ingredients starting with unsweetened cocoa powder – watch out. It burst out of the bowl easily.
Finally, whisk in sweetener and coconut flour, and baking powder.
Transfer the keto brownie batter to a tall coffee mug or wide microwave-safe ramekin.
Bake in the microwave on 900W for 60-80 seconds – baking time varies depending on the texture you want to achieve for your keto mug brownie.
A keto mug brownie has a strong chocolate flavor and a fudgy moist chocolate crumb.
Depending on how long you microwave your brownie, you can achieve a different level of fudginess. Play with baking time from 60 seconds to 90 seconds to enjoy different keto mug brownies.
You can make the batter ahead and store it for up to 24 hours in a sealed container in the fridge. However, you can’t store your keto mug brownie after it has been baked in the microwave.
In fact, microwave baked goods dry out very fast and won’t last more than 30 minutes. After that time, their texture change too much to be enjoyable.
The key to making a fudgy mug brownie is to learn from your microwave settings first! In fact, if you are new to microwave baking, you should know that a microwave has the same power settings as an oven.
They run on different power ranges, from 600W to 1200W in general.
As a result, never make a keto mug cake recipe following the recipe baking time without checking your microwave power first!
Below are some of the general rules to bake with the microwave-based on their powder.
Of course, if you don’t have a microwave but still crave this delicious keto mug brownie, I have an oven option for you.
First, preheat your oven to 350F (180C).
Then, select a single-serve oven-safe ramekin or small round cake pan. Grease it with coconut oil and lay a piece of parchment paper at the bottom if you use an aluminum pan.
Finally, bake this mug brownie in the center rack of the oven for about 18 minutes or until a pick inserted in the center of the mug brownie come out with a little to no crumb on it!
Cool it down and enjoy!
Before adding any topping to your mug brownie, let it steam out at room temperature for 1 minute.
During this time, the low-carb mug brownie texture is setting nicely, and the top dries out, creating the particular brownie ‘crust’ that we all love in a keto brownie.
Then, there are two options:
Finally, time to add some toppings to make it even tastier. In fact, keto mug cakes, in general, tend to dry out fast, so it’s always tastier to serve them with a moist topping to balance their texture.
The best mug brownie toppings are:
Can I make this keto brownie in a mug with almond flour? Yes, sure! But the ratio of almond flour to achieve a similar keto mug brownie texture is pretty different.
In fact, almond flour and coconut flour are both low-carb flours but with different properties, different amount of fat, proteins, and fiber.
So to replace 2 teaspoons of coconut flour in this recipe, you must use 3 tablespoons of ultra-fine almond flour.
Did you make this keto brownie in a mug? Share a comment or review below. I love to hear your feedback on my keto recipes.
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