Recipe: 5 Minute Banana Bread In A Mug


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5-Minute Microwave Banana Bread in a Mug (egg free, dairy free, with low fat and gluten free options)

This is one of our favorite recipes for a quick and relatively healthy snack. I can go on and on about this recipe! You can prepare it in minutes, and it’s a great use of bananas that are starting to get old. It’s moist and delicious, and ready in a couple of minutes. If you happen to love batter (who doesn’t?), because there are no eggs in the recipe, you can even lick the bowl clean.

Ingredients:
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or GF flour)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup very ripe mashed banana (approx. 1 small banana or 2/3 of a medium)
3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil (you could use vegetable oil, coconut oil, or apple sauce)
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Optional, chocolate chips or chopped nuts

Yield: 1 mug-sized loaf (2/3 cup batter)

Step 1:

To begin, spray your mug with non-stick cooking spray, or if you want to just eat the cake right out of the mug, you can skip the step.

Step 2:

Combine the dry ingredients (flour cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt) in a small bowl. You can also double or triple the ingredients to make multiple cakes at the same time.

Step 3:

In a larger bowl, mash the banana and combine wet ingredients (sugar, oil and vanilla). Add chocolate chips or nuts if desired.

Step 4:

Combine wet and dry ingredients, and then poor into the prepared mug. Microwave on 50% power for 1 minute at a time. After each minute of cooking time, check with a toothpick to see if it comes out clean. For our microwave oven, two minutes is usually perfect.

That’s all there is. Enjoy!

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