A flourless brownie in a mug cake on a white plate with chocolate chunks and chocolate chips on top.

Easy Flourless Keto Brownie Mug Cake Recipe (Gluten Free)

Do you ever crave a warm, gooey, chocolatey dessert but don’t have the time or energy to bake a whole batch of brownies? I know I do. That’s why I came up with this amazing keto brownie in a mug recipe that is flourless, gluten-free, and sugar-free. It’s the perfect way to treat yourself without breaking your keto diet especially if you have a sweet tooth like me.

In the whirlwind of my daily life, sparing hours for elaborate cooking can be a challenge. I want quick and easy dessert recipes in hand for when I crave something sweet that is healthy and keto-friendly. Whether I’m at my desk or winding down after a long day, this keto mug cake recipe is the epitome of a quick, healthy, and guilt-free treat.

But how can you make a brownie in a mug that is so moist and rich without using any flour, sugar, or gluten? And how can you do it in just 3 minutes using only a microwave and a few simple ingredients? Read on to find out.

If you’d like to see how I made this recipe, check out my quick YouTube video for helpful process shots and tips!

Easy Flourless Keto Brownie Mug Cake Recipe (Gluten Free)

I’ll guide you through creating this irresistible delightful keto brownie recipe. But this isn’t just about a recipe, it’s about mindful, delicious eating. Our keto journey is not just about weight loss, it’s about embracing a mindful approach to nutrition and overall well-being. I’m here to support you on that path.

According to a recent study, keto diets can help reduce appetite, lower blood sugar levels, and improve heart health. That’s why I love this fudgy brownie in a mug recipe. It’s not only satisfying but also good for you. It’s time to savor the taste of health and happiness, one bite at a time.

A flourless brownie in a mug cake on a white plate with chocolate chunks and chocolate chips on top.
Flourless Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake

Ingredients

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Swerve
  • Salt
  • Coconut oil
  • Whole Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sugar-free dark chocolate chips
A flourless chocolate brownie mug cake on a white plate with chocolate chunks and chocolate chips on top.
Keto Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake

Instructions

  • Mix the dry ingredients: In a microwave-safe mug or a small bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, Swerve, and salt. 
  • Add the wet ingredients: Stir the melted coconut oil. You can also use butter or ghee if you like.
  • Incorporate the egg: Add the egg and mix well, until everything is well combined.
  • Enhance with vanilla: Add the vanilla extract.
  • Top it off: Scatter thef sugar-free chocolate chips on top of the batter. You can also use chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or berries for some variation.
  • Microwave magic: Microwave your brownie batter for about 1-2 minutes, depending on your microwave’s power. Watch it carefully, as it should puff up and set, but still be slightly gooey in the center. Mine takes exactly 90 seconds in my microwave.
  • Enjoy mindfully: Carefully take out your mug cake and let it cool slightly. Then, enjoy your fudgy brownie in a mug, which is a quick, healthy, and guilt-free treat for any time of day.

That’s it! You’ve just made a delicious keto dessert in 3 minutes using only a few simple ingredients. I hope you love this fudgy keto mug brownie recipe as much as I do. Let me know what you think in the comments below. 

Tips and Tricks to Make the Best Low Carb Mug Brownie

Here are some helpful tips and tricks to make your delicious low carb keto brownie even better:

  • Microwave variability: Cooking times may vary depending on the wattage of your microwave. Keep an eye on your mug cake as it cooks, and stop when it rises and sets, but still has some gooeyness in the center. You don’t want to overcook it or it will become dry and rubbery.
  • Customization: You can try adding chopped nuts, a drizzle of sugar-free caramel, or a dollop of keto-friendly ice cream to your mug cake. You can also use different flavors of cocoa powder, sweeteners, or extracts to change up the taste.
  • Portion control: This recipe makes one serving, which is perfect for satisfying your dessert craving without any leftovers. If you want to make more servings, you can easily multiply the ingredients and use separate mugs for each one. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
A keto chocolate brownie mug cake on a white plate with chocolate chunks and chocolate chips on top.
Keto Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake

Why You’ll Love This Delicious Keto Mug Brownie

Here are some of the reasons why this keto brownie mug cake recipe is awesome:

  • Keto-friendly
  • Gluten-free
  • Nut Free (nut allergy)
  • Quick and easy
  • Mindful eating: single-serving dessert

How This Chocolate Mug Cake Tastes

Here’s what you can expect from this keto brownie mug cake recipe in terms of taste and texture:

  • Fudgy
  • Rich chocolate flavor
  • Coconutty
A keto gluten free chocolate brownie mug cake on a white plate with chocolate chunks and chocolate chips on top.
Gluten Free Brownie In A Mug

How to Serve and Store Your Keto Brownie in a Mug

This mug cake is a delicious and easy dessert or snack that you can enjoy anytime. Here are some ideas on how to serve and store your keto brownie mug cake:

  • Serve it hot: This mug cake is best enjoyed warm, as it has the most fudgy and gooey texture. You can top it with some whipped cream or whipped coconut cream for some extra creaminess. You can also drizzle some sugar-free chocolate syrup for some extra decadence. Or, you can serve it with a scoop of low-carb vanilla ice cream for a refreshing contrast. You can also sprinkle some raspberries or coconut flakes for some added color and flavor. And, of course, you can enjoy it with a hot cup of coffee or tea for a cozy and satisfying snack.
  • Store it in the fridge: If you have any leftovers from the single serving brownie, you can store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just make sure to let them cool down completely before transferring them to an airtight container. To reheat, microwave them for 15-20 seconds until warm. However, keep in mind that the texture and flavor may change a bit when refrigerated and reheated. That’s why it’s better to make only what you plan to eat in one sitting, as this is a single-serving recipe.
  • Freeze it for later: You can also freeze your mug cake for up to a month. Just wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then place it in a freezer bag. To thaw, microwave it for 30-40 seconds until warm. You may need to add some extra toppings to make it more moist and flavorful.

FAQ

Q: Can I use almond flour or coconut flour instead of cocoa powder for this low carb keto mug brownie?

A: No, I don’t recommend using almond flour or coconut flour instead of cocoa powder, as they have different properties and will change the texture and flavor of the mug cake. Instead, check this Keto Chocolate Mug Cake With Coconut Flour Recipe.

Q: Can I use a different sweetener than Swerve in this keto chocolate mug cake recipe?

A: Yes, you can use a different sweetener than Swerve, as long as it is keto-friendly and has a similar sweetness level. You can use erythritol, monk fruit, stevia, or allulose, for example. However, you may need to adjust the amount depending on the type and brand of sweetener you use. Start with the same amount as Swerve and taste the batter before microwaving. You can add more or less sweetener to suit your preference.

Q: How can I make this mug cake vegan or dairy-free?

A: You can make this mug cake vegan or dairy-free by replacing the egg with a flax egg or a chia egg. To make a flax egg, mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water and let it sit for 10 minutes until it becomes gel-like. To make a chia egg, mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let it sit for 10 minutes until it becomes gel-like. Then, use the flax egg or the chia egg instead of the regular egg in the recipe. You can also use vegan or dairy-free chocolate chips if you want.

Q: Can I make this mug cake in the oven or on the stovetop?

A: Yes, you can make this 1-minute flourless chocolate mug cake in the oven or on the stovetop, but it will take longer and require more equipment. To make it in the oven, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease a small oven-safe ramekin or dish. Follow the same steps as the microwave version, but bake the mug cake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. To make it on the stovetop, heat a small non-stick skillet over low-medium heat and grease it lightly. Follow the same steps as the microwave version, but cook the mug cake for 10-15 minutes or until the edges are set and the center is slightly gooey. Cover the skillet with a lid to trap the steam and help the mug cake rise.

More Keto Mug Cakes To Check

A flourless brownie in a mug cake on a white plate with chocolate chunks and chocolate chips on top.

Keto Brownie Mug Cake Recipe

Author: Rally Rus
This fudgy and easy-to-make keto chocolate brownie mug cake is perfect for when you’re craving something sweet that is healthy and keto-friendly. It’s also flourless, gluten-free, low-carb, and sugar-free. You can enjoy this quick and easy dessert without spending hours cooking in the week.
5 from 1 vote
Net Carbs: 3.5g
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Keto Diet
Servings 1 servings
Calories 232 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener (Swerve)
  • 1.5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar free Vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar free chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave-safe mug, whisk together the cocoa powder, Swerve, and salt.
  • Add the melted coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  • Stir in the sugar-free chocolate chips.
  • Microwave on high for 60-90 seconds, or until the center is set.
  • Let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
Pin Recipe Share on Facebook

YouTube Video

Notes

  • Microwave Variability: Cooking times can vary based on the wattage of your microwave. Be sure to keep a close eye on your mug brownie to avoid overcooking. It should rise and firm up while still being slightly gooey in the center.
  • Customization: Get creative with your add-ins. Consider tossing in chopped nuts, a drizzle of sugar-free caramel, or a dollop of keto-friendly ice cream to personalize your brownie experience.
  • Portion Control: This recipe yields a single serving, making it perfect for satisfying your dessert cravings without the temptation of leftover treats. For more servings, simply replicate the process in multiple mugs.
  • Sweetness Level: Adjust the sweetness by varying the amount of swerve to suit your taste preferences. Start with the suggested amount and increase or decrease it in your next batch, as needed.
  • Storage: Enjoy your brownie mug cake fresh out of the microwave for the best taste and texture. If you have leftovers, they can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days but may lose some of their fudginess upon reheating.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 7.5gNet Carbs: 3.5gProtein: 5.5gFat: 22.5gFiber: 4g
Save
Rate this Recipe
Tried this recipe?Mention @coachrallyrus or tag #coachrallyrus!

One Comment

  1. Rally Rus

    5 stars

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




*