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Paleo Brownies In A Mug (Made Without Flour)

  • Author: Caitey Jay
  • Prep Time: 4
  • Cook Time: 1
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 Brownie 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American


If you have a sweet tooth, but have a hard time stopping after just one serving (like me), I have a solution for you: paleo brownies in a mug. 


Units Scale
  • 1/4 cup of almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoons of coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder (gluten free optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp of coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 square of 90% dark chocolate or 1 tablespoon of Lily's Dark Chocolate Chips


  1. Combine ingredients in a glass bowl.
  2. Whisk together until the batter has a thick and creamy consistency. This will take approximately 30 seconds. 
  3. Prepare an 8 oz mug or 3 inch ramekin for baking by greasing it with avocado oil spray or alternative. 
  4. Pour batter into the mug or ramekin and drop ½ square of dark chocolate in the centre. Alternatively, you could  top with a handful of Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips.
  5. Bake in the microwave for 1 minute. Cooking time will vary by microwave, but be careful not to cook too long or your mug cake will have a dry and tough texture. 
  6. Add toppings if desired. I use sliced strawberries and whipped cream most often. 


  • Low carb baked goods stick more than the traditional variety. So, make sure to really grease the corners of your pan. 
  • If you don't have a microwave, you can bake in the oven instead. Be sure to use an oven safe 3 inch ramekin. Bake at 375F for 20 minutes.
  • Let your almond flour baked goods cool completely. The cohesiveness of low-carb baked goods improves after being cooled. So, please resist digging in to the brownie too soon or you'll end up with a pile of crumbs.