Molten S’mores Brownie

This single serve brownie is only 200 calories and low in fat! It’s a perfectly decadent tasting dessert, but the oil is swapped for Greek yogurt. The brownie is awesome on its own, but the marshmallow graham cracker topping takes it to another level!

Single serving desserts are awesome if you struggle with portion control. Instead of having a whole pan of brownies staring at you from the kitchen, you make just one very special brownie to savor. I find that baking it gives it a nice fudgy texture, but you could make it in the microwave for faster prep time.

  
Ingredients:

(Serves 1)

35 grams (1/4 cup) boxed brownie mix

1 tablespoon nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1/2 tablespoon water

1/2 tablespoon egg whites

10 mini marshmallows

1/4 piece graham cracker

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 

2. Mix together brownie mix, yogurt, water, and egg white in a small bowl. Transfer the batter to a ramekin greased with cooking spray.

3. Bake for 20 minutes. Top with marshmallows and graham crackers and broil until the marshmallows begin to brown, about 2-3 minutes.

  
To prepare in the microwave, cook for 1 minute, then at 10 second intervals until the batter is just barely set. Do not overcook!

  
Enjoy! It’s awesome :) for my macro counting friends: 28g carb, 4g fat, 1g pro, 1g fiber. I used Ghiradelli Triple Chocolate brownie mix for these calculations.

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Pancake Mix Mug Cake

Need a fast breakfast that’s packed with protein, whole grains, and fruit? Search no further! I’ve been experimenting with easy ways to make mug cakes. This one is healthy enough to eat for breakfast and is perfect for this month’s Recipe Redux theme!

If you haven’t tried Kodiak Cakes pancake mix yet, you’ve been missing out! It’s made from whole wheat, oats, whey protein, and buttermilk. This pancake mix rocks because it makes hearty yet fluffy pancakes and is very versatile! It’s perfect for mug cakes like this one.

My favorite thing about this particular mug cake is that you only need a few ingredients and can mix everything together in one cup! This saves a lot of time in preparation and clean up. Definitely a must for busy mornings!

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Ingredients:

(Serves 1)

1 teaspoon canola oil

1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey

2 tablespoons milk of choice

1/4 cup Kodiak Cakes pancake mix

1/4 cup frozen fruit of choice (I used mixed berries and sliced bananas)

1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

Additional toppings (optional- I used sliced plum and hemp seeds. You could try granola, sliced nuts, and/or fresh fruit!)

Preparation: 

  1. Whisk oil, sweetener, and milk of choice in a microwave safe mug.
  2. Whisk in pancake mix.
  3. Top with frozen fruit.
  4. Microwave for about 1 minute 15 seconds – 1 minute 30 seconds, or until the batter is set
  5. Spoon Greek yogurt on top and sprinkle with any additional toppings of your choice!

That couldn’t be any easier! Please share your variations in the comments. I’ve tried this recipe with mini chocolate chips and banana slices in the batter as well. It’s very good topped with some milk instead of Greek yogurt, too! This is what the mug cake looks like without toppings:

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I think I’ll be having it again as a late night snack! Check out these other ideas to get out of a breakfast rut: