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Quick, Easy Chocolate Fix

When I need a chocolate fix, I make this brownie in a mug snack. It gets the job done, but isn't amazing. It is usually kind of dry and not sweet enough.

Last night I was knocked out with a migraine and having chocolate cravings in my misery. I asked my husband to make a brownie in a mug for me. He delivered it to the couch, I let it sit for 5 minutes to cool (waiting is key to avoiding a burned tongue), then tasted it. It was amazing--moist, just a tad sweeter than normal, fudgey.

I complimented him and he told me that he snuck in pumpkin puree in addition to the other ingredients. As you may know, I love pumpkin puree! How Deceptively Delicious of him.

So, there you have economical craving-buster with built in portion control without all of the packaging that comes with those Betty Crocker Warm Delight packs.

Personally, I halve the recipe, so we end up with this...

More Green For Less Green Brownie In A Mug
2 T. Sugar
2 T. Flour
1 T. Cocoa
1 T. water
1 T. Pumpkin puree
1 T. Olive Oil (I prefer OO over other vegetable oils)
Dash of salt

Like it fudgier? Add less water (or no water).
Want it leaner? Just do a drizzle of oil--the pumpkin will keep it moist.

Mix all ingredients in a mug and stir thoroughly. Microwave for 45 seconds. It should look wet on the top. Let cool. Eat up!

For the easiest clean up, use a single 1 T. spoon for all measuring and stirring--eating too, if you'd like. I've arranged the ingredients in the list to keep the tablespoon in use without rinsing it until you are done.

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