This low-carb mug brownie for two is a delicious and easy dessert recipe that requires no microwave! A healthy keto fudgy brownie with no egg. Easy, gooey gluten-free chocolate peanut butter treats for Valentine’s day.
Low-carb mug brownie – keto + vegan (NO eggs!)
Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and as you know, I eat low-carb sugar-free, but my partner is vegan, which means he won’t eat eggs or dairy. That is how I came up with this easy keto recipe, a vegan keto mug brownie.
It’s a very easy recipe requesting only a few basic ingredients, but trust me, this is the fudgiest gooey low-carb brownie you will eat. All you need to make this delicious keto mug brownie for two is:
Sugar-free crystal sweetener – I used Monk fruit golden crystal. You can also use pure Erythritol if you like or white Monk fruit crystal. All of them have no carbs, 100% sugar-free. To learn more about sweeteners, read my top 4 keto-friendly sweeteners.
Peanut butter – I am using natural peanut butter made of 100% peanuts, no added oil, no added salt or sugar. This is very crucial to keep the recipe sugar-free. If you don’t have peanut butter, but you do have peanuts, you can make your own butter in just a few minutes. Read my Homemade Peanut Butter recipe!
Unsweetened almond milk – or any dairy-free milk you like, unsweetened coconut milk is a great option as well.
No microwave baking
I know, I called this recipe a ‘mug brownie,’ and now I’m telling you that you don’t need a microwave, confused?
This is a recipe that can be baked in the microwave. Usually, 90 seconds per mug is enough.
I don’t particularly appreciate baking my food in the microwave, so I recommend using 2 small oven-proof ramekins and bake both ramekins at the same time for 12 minutes at 180C (375F) in the oven.
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Preheat oven to 180°C (375°F). See microwave baking notes if needed.
Grease two ovenproof ramekins with coconut oil or vegetable oil of your choice Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine almond meal, unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar-free crystal sweetener, baking powder.
Add the peanut butter and vanilla extract - don't stir yet - set the bowl aside.
Warm the unsweetened almond milk under the stove for 30 seconds (or microwave 30 seconds) if preferred. You want the milk to be lukewarm, think bath temperature. Remove from heat and pour over the previous mixture.
Stir to combine. The warm almond milk will help to incorporate the peanut butter into the batter.
Stir in sugar-free chocolate chips.
Split the batter evenly into 2 ovenproof or microwave-safe ramekins.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or microwave each for 60-80 seconds until cooked but still soft and gooey in the center.
Cool down 10 minutes, serve lukewarm with a dollop of unsweetened dairy-free coconut yogurt or heavy whipped coconut cream. You can also serve this recipe at room temperature if preferred and bake this the day before.
Serve in the ramekin for a beautiful presentation.
Microwave option: if you like cooking with your microwave you can simply cook this mug brownie, one at a time, for 90 seconds in your microwave. Note that this won't store very well, you will have to serve the brownie straight away, simply cool down 2-3 minutes to avoid burning yourself but don't bake in your microwave hours before serving. Peanut butter swap: you can replace peanut butter with sunflower seed butter, tahini, or almond butter
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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