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