Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Dessert, Lightened Up, Low Sugar, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Banana Bread for One, Please!

Banana Bread in a Mug

Oh my goodness. I just died a little. Chocolate-Covered Katie is brilliant. Brilliant, I tell you. You could double this or triple it and it would still be healthier than a muffin from Starbucks or Dunkin. I can’t wait to try out other quick mug recipes — blueberry, cinnamon, pistachio? I tested this for dessert in honor of National Banana Bread Day on Monday. (Who knew that was even a thing?) Banana Bread in a Mug, you’re my new favorite thing.

Ingredients (serves 1).

  • 3 T whole wheat flour (or oat flour)
  • 1/4 t baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • “Shake” of cinnamon
  • 1 t agave nectar
  • 5 t water
  • 1/4 to 1/3 of a ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 t vanilla extract
  • Chopped walnuts to top (optional)
  • Cinnamon sugar to top (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, whisk dry ingredients together (flour through cinnamon).
  2. Fold in agave to vanilla and mix well.
  3. Grease a microwavable mug or a small microwavable bowl. Transfer batter into bowl. Top with chopped walnuts and cinnamon sugar (both optional).
  4. Microwave on high for 2-3 min. or until a toothpick comes out clean. It will be really hot! Allow the bread to cool in the mug or use a butter knife to pop the bread out to cool faster.
  5. Enjoy!

Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie‘s Low-Fat Banana Bread Mug Cake.

Banana Bread in a Mug

Banana Bread in a Mug

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