Banana Bread in a Mug

I was craving some nice warm banana bread but since Im still watching what I eat, I didn't want to make a whole one. I've not baked any kind of cake or bread since January! WOW. Knowing if I would have made a big banana bread, I would have eaten the whole thing in a day or two. I still doughnut trust my willpower....Wait did I just say "doughnut?" Just another thing I've stayed away from. Ha.

Anyway, I found a recipe for a banana bread in a mug. Single serve, one cup sweet treat. Made right in the microwave in less than 3 minutes!
I caved. I had to make one. In fact, It actually made two. I shared one with my husband which gave it a snarl but ended up eating it. It was not to bad. Surly not as good as my mommas banana bread but it did the trick to cure my sweet tooth at the moment.

Now I will share the recipe with you. So grab your favorite mug or ramekin, spray it with cooking spray, and go at it.

4Tablespoons- Self Rising Flour
2 teaspoons -sugar
2 Tablespoons -brown sugar
Pinch.- baking soda
1 egg
1/4  teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon milk
half a ripe banana, mashed
Blend flour, sugars, salt, baking powder & baking soda.
Add egg & mix until all the dry ingredients are incorporated.
Stir in vanilla, oil & milk, then mashed banana.  
Microwave 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, depending on your microwave.
I was able to get two ramekin size cakes out of this recipe for some reason. It may rise over the top of the mug as it's heating, don't worry, its goes back down a little when you take it out. Use a tooth pick to check center. If it's still runny it's not done yet.  But be careful not to overcook!  
It taste better cooled.
You can also add some nuts or cinnamon to the batter (optional).


  1. Yummy. That looks good. I popped over from Jack's blog.

  2. I still doughnut trust my willpower.
    Okay, I must admit I chuckled! I do love banana bread, funny growing up my mama never baked it. For some reason I don't think it was a southern thing, or it wasn't for my mama.
    WE dodge bread a lot, not like the plague, but eat many meals without bread.
    We who read (Sherry & I) certainly respect your will-power.
    Love from the World of Disney!

  3. Love the idea of a single serving!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  4. This sounds so good.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

  5. I love mug cakes....and banana bread. Looks tasty! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. This sounds so easy and delicious!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!