This Healthy Mug Brownie recipe is ready in under 5 minutes! Irresistibly chocolatey, insanely fudgy, and made with nutritious ingredients! This microwave brownie is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan & refined sugar free!
Grease a small ramekin (5.5 oz capacity) or mug, set aside.
In a small glass measuring cup, melt together the almond butter and coconut oil, stir until smooth.
Add almond milk and vanilla extract and stir until combined.
Add coconut sugar, cocoa powder, almond flour, sea salt and baking powder, stir until completely combined and there are no lumps.
Mix in the mini chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared ramekin or mug. Place in microwave and cook for 1 minute.
Remove and let sit until slightly cooled.
Serve with paleo ice cream, and extra dollop of almond butter, or eat it plain!
Use a small ramekin that holds 5.5 oz (3.5" diameter, 2" tall) or a small mug that holds 6-8 oz for the best results.
Almond butter: you can use any nut/seed butter. I have had the best results with almond butter, cashew butter and peanut butter (not paleo).
Coconut oil: Grass-fed butter or ghee can be used in place of coconut oil.
Almond Milk: Any dairy or non-dairy milk, cream or even creamer will work as a substitution for almond milk.
Coconut sugar: Any granulated sugar can be used without affecting the results. Honey or maple syrup are also a possible substitution, however I find that it makes this even more gooey and it tastes less like an actual brownie and more like brownie pudding if you use a liquid sweetener.
Almond flour: The only substitutions that could potentially work here are: another nut flour, a gluten-free flour blend, or oat flour. Do not use coconut flour, it is not a 1:1 substitute for almond flour (or any flour).
Paleo Chocolate Chips & Bars
Sometimes it's hard to figure out which chocolate chips are Paleo, so I'll discuss some of my favorite healthier chocolate options!
Hu Kitchen Chocolate Gems. This is my favorite paleo chocolate. These gems are delicious and easy to toss into cookies (no bar chopping required).