A soft, sweet, fluffy, healthy, completely delicious banana bread in a mug recipe that can be made in under 5 minutes, with no eggs required!
Banana Mug Cake
This single serving banana bread is perfect for any time you’re craving banana bread and don’t want to end up with a ton of leftovers.
Try it out for breakfast, dessert, or as a healthy snack.
The banana mug cake recipe is super quick and easy to make. Just stir everything together to form a batter, sprinkle some chocolate chips on top if you wish, and bake in the oven or microwave until it’s soft and fluffy.
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The naturally vegan banana bread in a mug recipe can be gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free, and oil free.
Have fun customizing the basic recipe to create different flavors, so you can try a different version every day of the week!
Also Try This Chocolate Version:
Single Serving Banana Bread Flavors
Chocolate Chip: Stir 1-2 tbsp chocolate chips into the batter, or press a few into the top just before cooking.
Blueberry: Add a small handful of blueberries after stirring the batter, then stir again very gently so as not to burst all the blueberries and turn the cake purple.
Pineapple: Replace some or all of the banana in the recipe below with crushed pineapple. Stir in a few tbsp of shredded coconut if desired.
Peanut Butter: Use peanut butter (or Healthy Nutella) instead of the oil or extra banana in the recipe below. You can also add some chopped peanuts.
Weight Watchers Mug Cake: For a low fat and oil free version, replace the oil or butter in the recipe with an equal amount of extra banana.
For low carb banana bread: Almond Flour Banana Bread
How To Make Banana Bread In A Mug
Start by greasing either one mug or two small ramekins, so the mug cake won’t stick.
Gather all of your ingredients, and preheat the oven if using. Then stir everything together and bake or microwave until light and fluffy.
The recipe takes around a minute and a half in the microwave (depending on wattage) or 14 minutes if baked in an oven on the center rack.
*Tip: Some people like to make up little packs of the dry ingredients ahead of time so they only need to measure once to get a full week’s worth of mug cakes pre-measured and ready to go.
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Banana Bread In A Mug
- 1/4 cup mashed banana
- 6 tbsp spelt, white, or oat flour (here’s a Keto Mug Cake recipe)
- 1 tbsp sweetener of choice
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp oil, butter, or additional banana
- optional 1-2 tbsp chocolate chips
- More add-in ideas are listed earlier in the post
Combine all ingredients in a greased mug or bowl. Bake either in the oven or microwave until fluffy and cake-like. (It takes around 60-90 seconds in the microwave, depending on wattage. Or bake at 350 F for about 14 minutes.)
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