Microwave Brownies - Easy 5 Minute Brownies
Serves: 8 x 8 pan
  • ½ c butter
  • ½ c bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 ts pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large, room temperature eggs
  • ¾ c granulated sugar
  • ¾ c unbleached flour
  • ¼ c unsweetened natural cocoa
  • ½ ts baking soda
  • ½ ts fine salt
  • ½ c bittersweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: ¼ ts instant espresso
  1. In a large measuring cup, melt the butter and ½ c chocolate together. Heat until just melted then add the vanilla. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In your first bowl, mix the eggs and sugar until thick and homogenous.
  3. Add the cooled butter/chocolate to the first bowl.
  4. In your second bowl, sift/whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Scoop out a bit of the dry mixture from your second bowl and toss the second ½ cup of chocolate in it.
  6. Combine the first and second bowls together in batches. Take care not to over mix. Stir until just combined then fold in the rest of the chocolate {that's been dusted with the some of the dry mixture}.
  7. Pour the batter into a lined/greased microwave safe pan. In my 1.45 kw microwave, my brownies took about 5 minutes to cook. It helps to cook it in 1 minute bursts at a time. Each microwave is different but the edges will be set while the very center will still be a bit loose. It will continue to set as it cools. When in doubt, go low and slow and under cook versus over cooking.
  8. Cool, cut, and serve {dust with powdered sugar if desired}.
Recipe by The Squishy Monster at http://thesquishymonster.com/2015/08/microwave-brownies-easy-5-minute-brownies.html