The worst thing about making desserts for me as a child was that I was going to have to share them. That’s probably the only child in me, but after starting college I’ve found the perfect solution – a microwave brownie in a mug.

So here is a recipe to satisfy those late-night sweet cravings that only gets one dish dirty and takes only 6 minutes before you can chow down. All you need is a microwave, a mug, and some basic ingredients so it’s the perfect dessert for the dorm life kids among us. With this recipe even the most unexperienced chef can master the mug meal.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Microwave Brownie

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 minute
  • Total Time:6 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 3 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • Step 1

    In a microwavable mug mix together flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, canola oil, milk, salt, and vanilla extract.

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  • Step 2

    Mix the chocolate chips in.

    #SpoonTip: Refrigerate your chocolate chips if you want them to stay in ‘chip’ form once baked.

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  • Step 3

    Dollop peanut butter into the center of the mug, making sure there’s brownie batter on top.

    Photo by Allyson Busch
  • Step 4

    Microwave for 1 minute. Allow to cool for 2 minutes.

    Photo by Allyson Busch