Gluten Free 2 Minute Nesquick Micro Brownies

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

2 Minute Nesquick Microwave Brownies
I'm trying to fall in love with my microwave. Ordinarily, I hate it. It's small and has a turn dial instead of a digital display. It doesn't cook things evenly and the shortest amount of time it can accurately process is five minutes. FIVE! We're talking about microwave cooking here! Most things only need a few seconds in the microwave and mine refuses to acknowledge anything less than five minutes.

When we microwave anything, we have to get other appliances involved--the timer or the stop watch on our mobile phones. It's ridiculous. That being said, I've been wishing for a new microwave and spending much of my "me time" visiting links like this and lusting after practically everything on the page. Unfortunately, we can't afford £50+ for the microwave of my dreams at the moment. I mean, we have one and shoddy as it is, it works. Make do, right? Right!

So, in an attempt to be swept off my feet by our microwave, I decided to try a variation of those microwave brownies that are dominating Pinterest at the moment. Most of those recipes call for eggs in the mix and eggs + microwave = fastest way for me to fall eve more out of love with my microwave than I already am! But after seeing The Pin Junkie's amazing recipe for micro brownies without the egg, I wanted to try them!

As always, I've changed this recipe around a bit and used Nesquick instead of cocoa powder, I added a bit more flour, a bit more butter and some chocolate chips, too! This is quite possibly the best thing that has ever been in my favorite blue mug! This resulted in a delicious chocolatey brownie with a texture less like homemade brownies and more like ... those Little Debbie brownies. Not bad, but I think I prefer homemade oven brownies!

2 Minute Nesquick Micro Brownies with Chocolate Chips


For the microwave brownies
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp Nesquick
2 1/2 tbsp melted butter
4 heaped tbsp rice flour
4 tbsp sugar
pinch salt
generous handful milk chocolate chips

All right, let's cook:

Begin by gently melting your butter. I did this in the microwave in the mug  I made the brownies in.

Add the water and vanilla to the melted butter followed by the salt.

Stir to mix.

Add the sugar.

Mix by stirring.

Add the Nesquick.


Add the flour.


Add the chocolate chips and gently fold in.

Pop the mug in the microwave for at least 60 seconds. In my horrible microwave, I'm estimating it took about 75 seconds to get the consistency I wanted. I like my brownies a bit doughy and fudgey and pretty much underdone. But that's hard to achieve by nuking.

Let the brownies cool a few seconds before digging in. I shared this with Callum and topped his little portion with some chocolate ice cream. Unfortunately, he had pretty much devoured it before I got a photo!

2 Minute Nesquick Microave Brownies in a Mug


  1. Oh my goodness, those look amazing! I am a complete brownie favorite would be the corner pieces! LOL! I think I will have to go and buy some Nesquick. I totally know what you mean about the microwave. My hubby used to laugh at me when we first hooked up, since I didn't have one. I am going to put Tasty Tuesday's on my calendar, so I can remember! Have an awesome week!

    1. Oh, yes brownie addicts unite! I've got a quite a few brownie recipes on my blog, but I've got to say, I prefer the center pieces to the corner ones! Sounds like you and I could happily share a tray of brownies! LOL Yay! Can't wait to see you at Tasty Tuesays ;) Enjoy your week!

  2. I love single serve desserts AND Nesquick, so this is perfect!

  3. that seems dangerous! Brownies that easy... I would be making them all the time :o) Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays and for the link back :o) Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
    oh, and I just posted an amazing round-up from last weeks party… stop on over and check it out!

    1. Oh yes, that's exactly what I was thinking! And I just realized, I linked this up AGAIN this week to your party! So sorry about that!

  4. Brownies in 2 can you go wrong........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    1. Thanks, Kathy! Two minute brownies are lovely and dangerous since they're so easy and quick to make!

  5. I've never used my micro for baking.
    I'm definitely going to try this! I like the idea of brownies in 2 seconds.


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