It's almost never a good idea to make a batch of brownies or cookies. Because then you eat a whole batch of brownies or cookies. And then whine about the fact that you ate a whole pan of brownies or 2 dozen cookies. And cry when you step on the scale.
For these reasons, mug desserts are my new thing. A small smattering of ingredients, and you have a single brownie or cookie or what have you, conveniently "baked" in a mug in your microwave in a matter of minutes. No extra baked goods lying around to tempt you, and no messy clean up either.
Here's a selection of tasty things--even some real food!--you can whip up in a mug.
I made this chocolate chip cookie last night, and it was great.
Anything with Nutella is a good idea.
I think I'll try this oatmeal cookie next!
Breakfast! Eggs Benedict in a mug.
Or hearty oatmeal.
Cheesecake?? Yes please!
Apparently you can even do meatloaf.
Do you have a go-to mug recipe?