Gooey chocolate with a secret lava peanut butter center? Um, YES PLEASE! This Keto brownie in a mug is absolutely drool-worthy. And at only four net carbs, it’s a completely guilt-free way to indulge. Chocolate cravings, begone!
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Keto Brownie In A Mug
If you’ve been around for a little bit, you know how much I love my single-serving desserts.
They’re easy to portion out for the whole family, and you aren’t stuck eating the same dessert for a whole week (and sneaking another bite every time you pass through the kitchen).
From cakes to mousses to mini pies, I’ve made a lot of single-serving desserts. These No Bake Coconut Cream Pie Cups are always a hit, or these cups of Mixed Berries and Cream are perfect when you’re in the mood for some fruit.
But I’d never tried a Keto brownie in a mug.
Well, the chocolate and peanut butter inspiration finally struck, and this decadent keto chocolate mug cake is the very happy result! Now, rest assured if you are not a peanut butter fan – it is TOTALLY OPTIONAL!
Benefits Of Organic Cocoa Powder
So we know chocolate desserts are delicious. But did you know that organic, unsweetened cocoa powder has great health benefits too?
This nutrient-dense ingredient is packed with vitamins and minerals.
I personally use Anthony’s Organic Cocoa Powder, which is imported from South America (the home of cocoa), completely organic, gluten-free, and non-alkalized.
And there you have it. This Keto brownie in a mug is actually good for you.
Do You Need A Microwave For This Keto Mug Cake?
Unlike traditional mug cakes, these mug brownies actually bake in the oven.
So if you’ve had bad experiences with mug cakes in the past, or just prefer to cook with something other than a microwave, then this is the recipe for you!
I also bake these in ramekins instead of mugs, so again, not really a traditional mug cake. But “mug cake” has really come to mean a single-serving dessert, which is exactly what these are.
What Kind Of Peanut Butter Is Good For Keto?
Let me say it again.
When you’re choosing peanut butter, ALWAYS read your labels! You want to choose peanut butter where the only ingredient is roasted peanuts.
Many peanut butter companies add sugar, corn syrup, honey, etc, which we definitely do not want.
Just read the ingredients before you purchase, and that’s really the only thing you have to worry about.
How To Make Your Keto Brownie In A Mug
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
First, we’ll prepare the batter.
In a medium bowl, mix together the cocoa, erythritol, baking powder and salt.
In a small bowl, mix together eggs, heavy whipping cream and vanilla.
Add the egg mixture into the cocoa mixture and stir until well-combined.
Next, we’ll assemble the ramekins. Put about ½ tablespoon of butter in each of your four ramekin and coat bottom and all sides. Dump any extra.
Place a ½ tablespoon of peanut butter in the middle of each ramekin. Please note that this step is optional, so if you have a nut allergy, feel free to skip.
Then, pour the cocoa mixture into each ramekin, ensuring that the peanut butter is covered and all ramekins are even.
Set the ramekins on a cookie sheet or baking pan, then place them in the oven and bake for 16 minutes. The brownies should still be a little jiggly when you jiggle the pan.
Once they’re done baking, you can serve them right out of the ramekins or cover a ramekin with an upside-down plate, flip them both over, and remove the ramekin. The brownie should slide right out.
Serve warm and enjoy!
Other Single-Serving Dessert Recipes From The Keto Option That You Might Like
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together cocoa, erythritol, baking powder and salt.
3. In a small bowl, mix together eggs, heavy whipping cream and vanilla.
4. Add egg mixture into the cocoa mixture and combine well.
5. Put about ½ tablespoon of butter in each ramekin and coat bottom and all sides. Dump extra.
6. (optional) Place a ½ tablespoon peanut butter in the middle of each ramekin
7. Pour cocoa filling so that the peanut butter is covered and all ramekins are even.
8. Bake for 16 minutes. They should still be a little jiggly when you jiggle the pan.
9. Serve warm. You can serve as is or dump them upside down on a plate!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 117mg Sodium: 184mg Carbohydrates: 5g Net Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g