Fudgy Chocolate Brownie
unsweetened baking chocolate squares
or Swerve sugar substitute
(I had none. It was fine without)
Grab a large microwave safe mug and place the butter and chocolate in it.
Microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir until butter is dissolved. Microwave for 15 seconds more and stir until chocolate is dissolved.
Stir in sugar for about 20 seconds then the egg until it is thoroughly incorporated.
Add the espresso powder and salt stirring to combine.
Add vanilla, stir, then add flour mixing thoroughly
Add the pecans,
stirring just until they are mixed through the batter.
Place mug in microwave oven and cook on high for 1 minute and 10 seconds or until the top of the brownie looks cooked.
Remove with oven mitt from the oven and allow to cool on a heat-proof surface for a few minutes.
Serve plain or topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
© Capt. Wendy Wilson Billiot, BayouWoman.com