I have been so wanting a brownie. You know the kind. Uber chocolaty. Sorta dense and moist. But not made with wheat or oat or rice or other grain flours or potato or cornstarch or blends of no gluten flours that have more carbs than a whole meal should have in a teeny tiny brownie bite.
One of my evil sisters posted a microwave in a mug evil carb laden cake this week on her FB page. I know she did it just to torment me.
I have been scouring the web in my search…no luck. Most have too much sugar, BG spiking grains. Or both.
The usual combination of ingredients seems to be 3 Tbsp of some sort of flour, 3 Tbsp of cocoa, (or more flour anad less cocoa), 1egg, some vanilla, some salt, and about 2 Tbsp honey. Mix in a mug and microwave for 2 minutes.
Let the tweaking begin…
Attempt 1 was 3 Tbsp almond meal/flour, 3 Tbsp cocoa powder, 1 egg, pinch salt, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 Tbsp Splenda, 2 tsp oil and 1 tsp honey. Mixed in a mug and microwaved at 50% power for 4 minutes. It came out good in flavor, dry in texture,. Shared it with hubby and he liked it.
This morning for attempt 2 I discovered dyslexia had kicked in. I had switched out what I thought was 2/3 of the honey with oil. But had only used 1 Tbsp of liquid, leaving me 1 Tbsp short on the liquid for attempt 1. So today I used about 1 tsp vanilla, 4 tsp oil and 1 tsp honey for the liquid. Attempt 2 was microwaved at 30% power and it came out much, much better. Gave hubby just a taste.
Most microwave mug ckaes want you to nuke at full power, which make them turn out a little like tough chocolatey cake with little chunks of eggs.
I'm thinking a Noosa honey yogurt for the oil,honey and Splenda should be just about perfect.
Now for some people coconut oil and agave might sound better. Or almond butter.
Maybe half almond/meal and half coconut flour and a tsp of water to make up for how coconut absorbs liquids.
Since it uses such small amounts of ingredients you can play around. If it doesn't turn out great at least you haven't wasted much money. Hubby will consume almost anything so it's not really a risk at my house.
Oooh…ooooh…oooh …just tested my BG 2 hours after a breakfast that featured a big, warm brownie …drum roll please…97.
Maybe I'll share my recipe with my evil sister. After all her hubby can't have gluten.
A few more tweaks and I might even give The Cake Lady (AKA Mom) something to worry about.
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