Banana Mug Cake – Ready in 6 Mins

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Yesss…it’s finally here! The banana mug cake!

If people asked me to name two things I love in life then bananas and cakes would definitely make it onto that list. Mugs might not, although for the sake of this recipe I’ll also add mugs somewhere near the bottom, as I do have a couple of cool ones.

Just like with Buddha Bowls, the name grabbed my attention right away and I knew it was a recipe made with me in mind. There’s even an egg-free, vegan version available, depending on your particular tastes.

So back to the topic in hand. Mugs, cakes and bananas. The two minute treat in a cup. How cool is that?

All you need is said mug, banana, some milk and a couple of basic cupboard-standard ingredients and you’re good to go. Grab the items, quick blend, blast in the microwave – and done! Banana mug cake is ready.

Banana Mug Cake - Beat Cravings The Healthy Way | hurrythefoodup.comBanana Mug Cake - Beat Cravings The Healthy Way | hurrythefoodup.comBanana Mug Cake - Beat Cravings The Healthy Way | hurrythefoodup.comIt’s the perfect recipe for when you need that quick nutritious boost – after all it’s hard to beat the nutrient combination of bananas, nuts, milk and (possibly) eggs. It’s also sweet and tasty, perfect for taking away those horrible sugar cravings without gorging on those nasty store-bought over-processed alternatives. We should be aiming to keep our sugar intake low (6 teaspoons a day for women, 9 for men), and if this banana mug cake helps us do it, then all the better.Banana Mug Cake - Beat Cravings The Healthy Way | hurrythefoodup.com

The Banana Mug Cake – Why we love it

  • From cupboard to table (or sofa) in less than five minutes
  • High in protein, low in processed sugar, packed with potassium
  • Beats ‘comfort’ cravings in a healthier way
  • Fun for kids who won’t realise they’re eating fruit
  • It includes bananas! And they’re just great.
  • Make it the way you like it – I love it ‘plain’ but anything goes – raisins, chocolate drops (dark choc if you’re being good), other fruits and sauces (or syrup if you’re being naughty). So many choices!

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Thanks a ton for passing us this recipe, Cris! We’ll be asking you for many more, that’s for sure 😉

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Banana Mug Cake

Banana Mug Cake. The ideal snack for beating sugary cravings in a healthier way. Very easy and quick to make - from cupboard to sofa in less than five minutes!
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 407 kcal
Author Cristina & HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

For the vegan version

For the regular version

  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana, ripe, sliced
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (or honey or sugar)
  • 2 tbsp milk (any kind works!)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp butter

Topping ideas (optional)

  • Raisins, nutella (naughty), peanut butter, walnuts, almonds, coconut shavings, grated dark chocolate. Whatever you fancy really - it’s also great on its own!

Instructions

For the vegan version

  1. Add the flour, maple syrup, baking soda, salt, milk, the oil, sliced banana, a pinch of cinnamon or vanilla and the hazelnuts into a mixing bowl. Blend well using a hand blender. Alternatively use a food processor, or even a fork can be used in a pinch. Make sure the banana gets crushed.

  2. Use a tissue to wipe the olive oil around large mug and pour the dough in. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute and 40 seconds. Use none, some or all of the toppings and enjoy!

For the regular version

  1. Using a bowl or large mug, melt the butter in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Then add the egg, sliced banana, flour, maple syrup, milk and baking powder. Give it a good whisk with a fork, hand blender or by using a food processor. Make sure the banana gets crushed.
  2. Pop the mug or bowl into the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Take it out, turn it round and give it another 1 minute blast. Use none, some or all of the toppings and enjoy!

Tips for making the perfect Banana Mug Cake

  1. Use a very large mug and don’t overfill
  2. If the cake is leaning to one side, stop cooking, turn and continue cooking
  3. It’s easiest to mix all the ingredients in a separate bowl
  4. Cook shorter times rather than overcooking - an overcooked cake isn’t what you want - you can always give it another ten seconds when needed

Recipe Notes

WHAT IF YOU DON'T HAVE A MICROWAVE: No problem! Preheat the oven to 180°C/360°F. Then chuck in the mug for 20 minutes. Make sure it's heat resistant, though 🙂

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE:
there are so many cool snacks out there! Not least this avocado chocolate mousse, or this delicious torn pancake known as Kaiserschmarrn!

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(nutrition facts of the version including egg)

 

9 comments

  1. Oh yum! Thank you for more banana deliciousness!! I love that there is a vegan and non vegan version of the recipe, perfect for our family! You bet this will be tried asap 🙂

  2. What if you don’t own a microwave

  3. Is it possible to cook this mug cake in the oven? I don’t have a microwave. (I know,… I know)

  4. Wanted to use over-ripe bananas, too hot to use the oven- excellent, moist cake- Leary of microwave cake-love this recipe!

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