This is a quick and easy brownie mug recipe that makes just 2 servings! This is an exclusive keto recipe from my new book The 30-Day Sugar Elimination Diet! This keto brownie recipe can be enjoyed on a keto diet or low carb diet at just 4 g net carbs per serving.
Keto Brownie Mug Cake
This is essentially a keto mug cake recipe but instead of cake in texture it is fudgy brownies all the way! These are perfect for portion control when you have chocolate cravings and are following my low carb track or keto track meal plan in the book.
Regular brownies are delicious but filled with refined carbs and sugar, will quickly spike blood sugar and are definitely not keto friendly. If you have a sweet tooth, this keto mug brownie recipe will do the trick and fast, cooking time is just 1 minute!
Can I Make this Low Carb Keto Brownie in a Mug Nut Free?
If you have a nut allergy, don't worry! You can make this low carb mug brownie nut free by swapping out the almond flour for sunflower seed flour in the same amount.
Can I make this Dairy Free?
Yes, you can make this delicious keto mug brownie dairy free by replacing the heavy cream with canned coconut milk and replacing the butter with coconut oil.
Can I change the Sugar-Free Sweetener?
Yes you can swap out the Swerve sweetener I used if you don't like. Monk fruit sweetener is also a great one to use with no aftertaste. Chocolate liquid stevia would be another. My Sweetener Guide and Conversion chart can help you determine how much to use.
Can I leave out the espresso?
You could leave out the espresso, but this really does not have a coffee flavor. The espresso powder just enhances the chocolate flavor.
How to Make Keto Chocolate Mug Brownies
To see exact measurements, print recipe and see nutritional information, please scroll to the bottom of this blog post to view the recipe card.
Room temperature, butter
Pinch of salt
Grease two 8-ounce coffee mugs, ramekins or microwave-safe bowls with butter.
In a small bowl, stir together the egg, heavy cream, butter, and vanilla extract until combined. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, including the chocolate chips, if using. stir the wet ingredients into the dry until combined.
Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared microwave-safe mug.
Microwave one brownie at a time in 30-second intervals until the center is no longer wet and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (Mine was done after 1 minute of cooking on high power.)
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds or enjoy chilled from the fridge.
Can I make this easy keto brownie in the oven?
Yes you can make this delicious keto dessert in the oven instead of the microwave. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place the mugs on a small baking sheet pan and bake for 16-18 minutes. Check center with a toothpick. If it comes out clean they are done.
What is The 30-Day Sugar Elimination Diet?
My new book, The 30-Day Sugar Elimination Diet, includes everything you need to go sugar-free for one full month. It's a program to help you detox from sugar, eliminate cravings for sugar and carbs, balance your blood sugar to feel better and lose weight. Plus it has over 90 new low-carb and keto recipes!
I tell you how to prepare for the plan, stock your kitchen and cook tasty meals that will leave you 100% satisfied all while weaning yourself off of sugar and without the nasty withdrawal symptoms!
Inside, you'll find recipes for breakfasts, lunches and dinners, along with suggestions for snacks and sugar-free treats if you want them. Detailed shopping lists tell you everything you to buy. Detoxing from sugar couldn't be simpler!
Amazon Reviews The 30-Day Sugar Elimination Diet
I have a huge collection of books on health and wellness, healthy eating and of course, cookbooks. Im an RN and advocate for using nutrition to improve our health and prevent illness.
I am a strong proponent of eating sugar-free/low carb/keto. I've followed Brenda Bennett for a long time. And I have used many of her recipes.
However, this book is one of the best I've ever seen.
Her education about the benefits and theories of this life-style (I won't use the word "diet") is easy to read and comprehend.
The recipes are simple to follow, easy to prepare, and a minimum of ingredients.
She includes a fabulous 30 day eating plan which is so easy to follow. You will have a shopping list for pantry items. Then, with the recipes for 1 week you'll have a list of other ingredients you'll need. But only in the amount you need for that week. And leftovers are included so you won't waste any ingredients or food.
My husband eats differently from me. So, I am often cooking for me. These recipes are perfect! Many of them are for 2 servings.
This is my favorite eating plan/cookbook. Lastly, I implore you to give up sugar! You can live without it. Your health will improve and your excess weight will come off. I've lived it for years. Congratulations Brenda. Well done!
I’m looking for a way to get my pre-diabetic husband and myself off an overloaded sugar lifestyle. I’ve read through this book and think it’s doable because the recipes look uncomplicated - with ingredients I am familiar with and quick to prepare. They also look like the portions are enough to keep us from feeling deprived of food. I also like that this author has places I can look to for extra help and support. So here’s to success!
Brenda's the real deal and thus book is amazing! My journey to becoming sugar/gluten free started cold turkey in 2015 as I came to realize I had a sugar addition. I've personally experienced much of what Brenda shares in her book and on her blog, and her approach & tactics really work. I've tried several of her recipes and they're legit good. This book is worth the buy!!
I started this program in Jan of this year with the 6 week Sugar Detox and Tribe Membership. Best decision I ever made. My A1C was 9.3. Today 11 months latter my A1C is 6.2. My Doctor is 100% behind this plan as well. I am almost at my first goal weight of 250 and went from size 26W plus to 20W. I challenge you to join the SugarFree Mom tribe!
Perfect Single-Serve Dessert Mug Cake Recipes
Sugar-Free Low Carb Keto Mug Brownie
1 Minute Sugar Free Keto Mug Brownie
- 1 egg beaten
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon salted butter softened, plus more for greasing
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoons Swerve granular sweetener or see notes above for swapping
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar free chocolate chips optional
- In a small bowl, stir together the egg, heavy cream, butter, and vanilla extract until combined. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, including the chocolate chips, if using. stir the wet ingredients into the dry until combined.
- Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared microwave-safe mug.
- Microwave one brownie at a time in 30-second intervals until the center is no longer wet and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (Mine was done after 1 minute of cooking on high power.)
- Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds or enjoy chilled from the fridge.
- To make in the oven instead of microwave, see notes above.