Microwave Brownies

Total Time:
18 min
10 min
3 min
5 min

9 servings

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks or chips
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Put the butter and chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds to melt the chocolate. Set aside.

In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar.

In a large bowl sift the flour with the baking powder and salt. Add the egg and chocolate mixtures along with the vanilla and stir well to combine.

Spray an 8 by 8 by-2-inch microwave safe glass pan with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the pan, spread it out evenly, and scatter the chocolate chunks on top. Cook on high for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for 3 minutes before cutting and eating.

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    I fixed these the other day and they were great. I had never tried making brownies in a microwave before, but they turned out pretty tasty and the effort was minimal.
    I found these one night when i had a sweet tooth. they were super easy to prepare. at first my sister was skeptical because of the microwave. we didn't have a 8in. round dish so we used a 9in. round. We live near Denver so generally we change recipes to accomidate for the elevation. we added a little extra flour, a lil extra butter and a lil extra chocolate. We scattered the chocolate chips on top as the receipe directed, but we also dropped caramel pieces and chopped walnuts for a "turtle mirowave brownie" It took about eight minutes on high. At first they started to overflow just a little, so i opened the microwave just a second or two and then closed it and cooked for the remainder of time. opening the door seemed to cool them down just enough to control their rising. they came out way better than i thought they would. we didn't let ours cool but opted to scoop them out with a spoon onto white plates, top with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. i would DEFINITELY reccomend thses.
    These brownies were surpisingly good! They were so easy to make and the ingredients were so basic I could make these any time because I always have everything on hand.
    I made these with Cocoa powder and added the oil needed to equal 3 ozs of unsweetened chocolate. I don't think I will add any additional oil next time. I, too, would like to know the wattage of the test microwave as I had to microwave my brownies for seven minutes for them to bake through. They are SUPER delicious, though! Very good texture. As they cooled they became even more chewy. Best microwave recipe I've tried. I would recommend these. Super easy, too.
    First, the brownies taste good; texture is different than conventional baking. Second, the cook time for different microwave watts is needed for the recipe. My brownies were not done in 5 minutes. :-( But otherwise, it makes a quick dessert for the family!
    These are pretty good. The texture is a little odd, especially when they're fresh. They're like...spongy. They get chewier the next day, which is how I like my brownies. George doesn't include nuts in the recipe; I think it needs them.
    these are quick, easy, & perfect when you have a chocolate craving that needs instant gratification!
    they're easy, fun & quick to make
    the best brownies i ever had
    its so easy and quick! and delicious too!
    Took a little longer to cook, but most things do in our microwave, so no big deal. Very good taste. They were all gone that evening. Will definitely make them again.
    Awesome, instant recipe for those brownie lovers. It was miost and gooy. Loved it.
    These brownies are very good. I have made them twice, once for my family, and once for dinner with friends. I like this recipe because kids can easily make it becase nothing gets very hot. Overall this recipe is delicious, but do not put too much salt in or it could come out salty.
    not bad, but not like oven-made
    DEFINATELY no salt needed. This was probably the saltiest brownie I've ever had! I was worried that they wouldn't cook evenly since we don't have a turntable, but they turned out fine. I prefer them a little less fluffy, so I'll probably use less baking powder next time. I'm definately taking this recipe with me in the fall when I get back to school!
    Theese are so yummy, easy, and fun to make.
    Of course I was skeptical of anything called "Microwave Brownies," but George Duran is just a convincing guy. I just made them and they're incredibly easy and fast. No problems at all, but mine needed more than the suggested 3 minutes to cool down. For brownies using baking powder, they're not too cakey. They're a pretty good balance between cakey and fudgy. My wife says they're the most delicious brownie she's ever tasted!
    I followed this recipe except for the chocolate chunks (didn't have any at home). I had to microwave the brownies an extra 2.5 minutes as it was still very wet. Microwave wattage is important. Other than that, this recipe is rich tasting and delicious. Perfect study treat.
    I'm surprised the brownies turned out so well. My suggestions: if using margarine nix the salt; 1100 watt microwaves-might want to check around 4 minutes, mine were overdone at 5. Other than that, I may never preheat my oven for brownies again!
    This is actually a pretty good recipe and the brownies will keep nicely for a day or two if they last that long.
     I tried to use a 100% Vegetable Oil margarine instead of the butter. It turned out ok but took 10 minutes to cook. Using butter they were done after 7.5 minutes. Also the cooling time is much more than 3 minutes
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