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Microwave Brownies

What you need: 

1 banana, mashed
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
nonstick spray
chocolate chips, to taste

What you do: 

1. Grease a small microwave safe dish. In a bowl, mix together the banana, sugar, olive oil, and vanilla.
2. Stir in the flour, cocoa, and salt. Put prepared dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
3. Microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes (depending on how gooey you like them). Adjust the cooking time based on the power of your microwave.
Great for late night studying Snacks. You could probably even add some instant coffee to them before you cook them.

Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
4 to 6
Recipe Category: 


Also, I used a very scant 1/2 cup of sugar (brown, not as grainy/granulated); I think 3/4 cup is way too much sugar for this but that's just my opinion. I think next time I will use brown rice syrup or another liquid sweetener. I also did use some apple sauce to make it more wet before I nuked it in the microwave. I think I will use applesauce instead of vegetable oil
I also didn't use olive oil b/c I thought it would taste too 'olive-y'... Overall a great recipe....I think everyone is skeptical at first that a  (vegan) brownie can be conceived in the microwave and taste so good, but it's true-- try it!
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These were *amazing*! Super easy and a delicious treat.
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Dude, no time and needed a brownie in time to watch Biggest Loser and Project Runway. This is what happened... SO good. Oh, and warm mint chocolate frosting all over.


For chocolate chips that are vegan, check a grocery stores own brand (up here its Food Club, Price Chopper). I have found that the semi-sweet chocolate chips are vegan and much cheaper than carob chips


I'm writing this with a huge bowl of gooey cake brownie in front of me. This was the most perfect quick fix to a chocolate craving!! I used canola instead of olive oil and no chocolate chips. (I did add some chocolate syrup at the last minute.) and also about a quarter cup of cold water because the mix was too dry. This is about as brownie as you're gonna get out of a microwave. Rock on :D


HOLY CRAP!!! you actually can make brownies in the microwave!!!!! these remind me exactly of those betty crocker microwave cake things i used to eat when i wasnt vegan.  i thought those were the coolest thing cause you added water and the mix magically turned to cake in the microwave... and yep these do the same thing!  just mix it all up and nuke it for 4 minutes... viola! brownies! i seriously thought these werent going to work... but they did!  this totally made my week!

i didnt have any bananas... so i used applesauce... and i used canola oil instead of olive.  i also added some orange extract and zest on the top.  YUMMY! 

this is by far the easiest, best recipe i have ever made in my life!


i think i did it wrong. mine were rock hard in 4 minutes in the microwave ;(


These were ok. You can definitely taste the banana, but i find it not unpleasant. Nothing made in the microwave ever tastes quite as good as the oven version, and this recipe is no exception. However, it was fast, and the ingredients were handy. My only alterations were to use a thawed frozen banana, a bit of water (dough was far too dry) and canola oil instead of olive.


has anyone tried these in an oven? i don't own a microwave and am still searching for a good vegan brownie recipe...mine always come out like chocolate cake.


just made this, used whole wheat flour and substituted applesauce for the oil. also after cooking for 4 minutes I spread my fave peanut butter on top and put it back in for 30 seconds. turned out pretty good for vegan microwave brownies!

I was wondering about the applesauce sub.  Is it a 1-1 substitution?  Or how much applesauce?  Thanks :)



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