Single serving paleo banana bread mug cake made in the microwave. This cake cooks in about 2 minutes and tastes like fluffy banana bread.
I’ve made a lot of baked goods with bananas, like my Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, but I love this banana mug cake because it satisfies my craving for banana bread while also providing portion control. When it comes to banana bread, I can eat half of a freshly baked loaf in one sitting.
So for my next paleo mug cake recipe, I decided to tackle banana bread.
This mug cake is fluffy and light. Because bananas are naturally sweet, I only used a little bit of sweetener. I also added walnuts because banana bread just doesn’t taste the same to me without walnuts.
Banana Bread Mug Cake (Paleo)
- 4 tbsp mashed ripe banana about 64 grams weighted; approximately 1 small banana
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder please note commercial baking powder is not paleo so you may need to make your own homemade paleo baking powder
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
- In a microwave-safe mug, add all ingredients except walnuts. Whisk until batter is smooth. Stir in walnuts.
- Cook in the microwave at full power for about 2 minutes or until cake is cooked. Allow cake to cool a few minutes before eating. The banana flavor will be more prominent if you allow the cake to cool for about 15-20 minutes.
- This recipe works best with overripe bananas. Make sure to mash them as much as possible. Also keep in mind that 4 tbsp of mashed bananas is more than just 4 tbsp of bananas, so make sure to measure after the bananas have been mashed.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.