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Fat Free Mug Brownie

Regrettably (or not), I didn’t spend the better part of a weekend dressed up as a sexy cat, drunk meowing, lol.  I did however cook, share food, eat, and even caught up with Breaking Bad.  I made about a half dozen “mug brownies” for friends and delivered meals for Pack Away Hunger.

Breakfast of rice, stewed tofu, and cutlass fish (I’m proud to say I’ve never cut myself in the kitchen but today marked the first time ever.  This type of fish has very sharp teeth and as it is very long, it slipped and I cut my finger).

Lunch of Bibimbap

Dinner of grilled salmon, roasted asparagus and tomatoes in balsamic

I strolled through the park today and what do I stumble upon but these amazing flamed colored leaves and a lonely mister Horsey with no one to play with.

One of my favorites!  Mama got me a surprise gift, an adorable piggy I named Sophie.  She had 4 legs when I received her on Friday and today, she’s mysteriously lost a foreleg :(

Now to preface, I think diets are a version of cruel and unusual punishment.  My philosophy on food is go good or go home {bacon and butter make everything better}!  However, I do realize that not everyone feels this way so in direct response to an email I received last week about possibly creating a figure friendly dessert, I present to you this fabulous fat free 5 minute mug cake/brownie.

Fat Free Mug Brownie
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ¾ c unbleached/unbromated Flour*
  • ½ c quality unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 c Sugar**
  • ½ ts Baking Soda
  • ¼ ts Baking Powder
  • ¼ ts fine Salt
  • ½ ts Instant Coffee
  • ⅔ c fat free Yogurt
  • 2 ts pure Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Sift together all of your dry ingredients: flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, salt, and coffee.
  2. Slowly stir in your yogurt and vanilla but don't over mix. The batter will be thick.
  3. Pour equally into microwavable coffee mugs and zap for 2-3 minutes depending on how big your mug is or how strong your microwave is but, please make sure that your mugs are plenty big as these do swell a bit.
Notes
*For added fiber and health, you can halve in whole wheat or spelt flour. **To reduce the sugar, you can sub in a bit of Agave. Both instances will alter the taste/texture.

This pairs beautifully with frozen yogurt or whipped cream.  If you have neither, you could freeze blobs of raspberry yogurt and make a brownie “sundae.”  Whatever floats your boat.

Healthy Baking Tips:

Apple Sauce for Oil/Butter

Reduced Fat Yogurt/Sour Cream for Buttermilk

1/4-1/2 c of Prune/Date Puree can be slipped in for just a bit of Chocolate

Replacing each whole Egg for 2 Egg Whites

Agave/Stevia/Honey/Coconut Nectar for Sugar

Avocado Puree for Butter

Marshmallow Fluff or Meringue for Buttercream Frosting

Puffed Brown Rice for “Rice Crispies”

Coconut/Nut Flours for White Flour

Graham Cracker vs Shortbread/Butter Crusts

Cacao Nibs + Sweetened Cocoa for Chocolate Chips

Earth Balance or Smart Balance vs Shortening

Use at your own discretion.  I don’t typically utilize these unless it’s a special request and keep in mind that substitutions tend to alter taste and texture.

If this isn’t your thing, check out my sinful brownie version.

Love & Chocolate,

Your Squishy Monster ^.~

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