DIY Gift: Mug Brownie Mix

Merry Christmas everybody! I’m taking a blogging break for the next 2 weeks, but I’ll be back with new posts on January 6th. Until then I’ll be frantically working on my 30 by 31 list, because time is running out! Before I sign off for the year I want to leave you with a quick and easy DIY gift idea.

I used to bake all the time, but once I perfected my microwave mug brownie recipe it has become the only dessert I need when I’m craving something rich and decadent. It’s really that good. I love that it only makes one, so I don’t end up with a whole pan of leftover brownies laying around to tempt me. I decided to mix up a big batch of my mug brownie mix to put in jars and give as gifts.

DIY Gift: Mug Brownie Mix

DIY Gift: Mug Brownie Mix

To make a gift-able jar of mug brownie mix, whisk the following ingredients together in a big bowl. Make sure they’re combined very well.

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup cocoa powder

Then scoop the mix into a jar. The mix will make approximately 10 mug brownies, and it will perfectly fit into a 3 1/2″ x 7″ canning jar, with a half a cup of mix leftover so you can make one brownie for yourself. You’ve gotta test it out, right?

Next print out the mug brownie tag I designed for you! You can download the file right here (for personal use only please). Print it on card stock, punch a hole in one corner, and tie the tag to the jar with a bit of twine.

DIY Gift: Mug Brownie Mix

DIY Gift: Mug Brownie Mix

If you want to try out this recipe to see if you like it before making a big batch of the mix, here’s the recipe to make just one mug brownie (just leave out the caramel).


  1. Isabel Pirillo

    Just found your site. I love your work and this recipe!
    I was wondering if it would work with a gluten free flour and if so is there a particular one that might work?

    Thanks in advance!

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