Beyond SCD Recipe: Easy Grain-Free Mug Brownie

This is a quick and easy grain-free mug brownie recipe that only takes a few mintues to make. I love making mug cakes, not only because they are fast, but a lot of times I like to have a single serving. It’s a good way to not overindulge in heavieer nut-flour sweets.

Like my Brownie Bites recipe, the only non-SCD ingredient is unsweetened cocoa powder. Having a single serving is also a good way to satisfy a chocolate craving with just a small amount. I like to keep my non-SCD foods limited.

For this recipe I primarily use a mashed ripe banana to sweeten it with just a little bit of honey. As noted in the recipe, you can use a little more honey instead of the banana if you like. I like to cut back on the amount of honey I use so I use bananas whenever it fits.

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Grain-Free Mug Brownie

Course Dessert
Cuisine Grain-free, Paleo
Keyword gluten free, grain free, mug brownie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1 Brownie


  • 3 tbsp mashed ripe banana if you don't have a banana – use 1 tbsp of honey instead of 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp almond, cashew, or coconut milk
  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil or butter
  • ¼ tsp unsweetened pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • tsp baking soda
  • dash salt
  • 1 ½ tsp unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Use a fork to mash banana in mug

  2. Add honey, egg, nut milk, coconut oil (or butter), vanilla, and lemon juice and whisk until smooth

  3. Add coconut flour, almond flour, baking soda, salt, and unsweetend cocoa powder and whish until well mixed

  4. Microwave for 90 seconds. If it still seems wet on top, microwave for up to 30 seconds more

Recipe Notes

Non-SCD ingredient: Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Sherry Lipp
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