There seem to be hundreds of “mug cake” recipes floating around the internet lately…
…and with good reason.
A single-serving cake that’s easy to prepare is genius.
Most of the mug-cake recipes I’ve seen call for refined flours and sugars, and are then microwaved for a quick treat. That may sound appealing to some, but I felt like an upgrade was in order–> one that doesn’t sacrifice ease or flavor.
This particular “mug cake” uses only a banana for sweetness, with no added flours or sugars. The result is a truly delicious, and guilt-free treat!
Peanut Butter Banana Mug Cake
1 very ripe banana (with brown spots!)
2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter, or nut butter of choice
1 whole egg
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
dash of cinnamon (optional)
If using an oven, preheat to 350F.
Combine all of the ingredients into a mug, and mix until relatively smooth.
Note: Because I don’t own a microwave, the oven is my preferred method for baking. I think it’s worth the wait, but of course, if you prefer the microwave, please feel free to use it–> I’d guess about 60 seconds would do the trick, but use your best intuition, as microwaves vary. (And please let me know how it works for you!)
- 1 very ripe banana (with brown spots!)
- 2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter, or nut butter of choice
- 1 whole egg
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- dash of cinnamon (optional)
- If using an oven, preheat to 350F.
- Combine all of the ingredients into a mug, and mix until relatively smooth.
- Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the center is firm.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then dig in!
Hope you enjoy it!