3 Ingredient Banana Mug Cake (Gluten-Free)

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A three-ingredient banana mug cake is an easy, delicious, and gluten-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth. This single-serving cake can be made in just a few minutes, and is the perfect size for a quick snack or dessert.

3 ingredient banana mug cake featured image.

A banana bread mug cake is a delicious and easy treat. This gluten-free version is made with just three ingredients: a ripe banana, coconut flour, and eggs. It’s a delicious cake that comes together in minutes.

Mug cake recipes are a quick way to satisfy your sweet tooth. This mini banana cake can be made in just a few minutes. It’s the perfect size for a single serving dessert or snack.

Simply mash the banana in a mug, stir in the other ingredients, microwave for a minute or two, and voila! You have a warm treat made without refined sugar that hits the spot.

So if you’re looking for a quick and healthy dessert that’s also gluten-free, give this healthy banana mug cake a try!

Ingredients

All you need for the the recipe is a ripe banana, some coconut flour, and an egg. But you can customize the cake with added chocolate chips or chopped walnuts to the batter.

ingredients for the banana mug cake recipe.

Instructions

This mug cake takes just minutes to make!

Mash banana

First, mash banana slices in a large mug or ramekin.

sliced banana in small bowl.
mashed banana in small bowl.

Make batter

Then stir in egg and coconut flour until well combined.

recipe ingredients in ramekin.
cake batter in ramekin.

Cook

Microwave on high for a minute or so until cooked throughout. Let cool slightly and enjoy!

mug cake with banana.

Tips

  • Undercook slightly. Overcooking mug cakes result in a rubbery texture. So take the cake out when it’s a little gooey in the middle.
  • Weigh banana. A medium banana should weigh about 60 grams so you may need a little more or less depending on the size.

Serving suggestions

The cake can be enjoyed on its own or topped with your favorite toppings. A few toppings that work well are chocolate chips, fruit, maple syrup, and whipped cream.

Variations

There are several ways to change a three ingredient banana mug cake recipe.

One way is to add chocolate chips or cocoa powder to the batter. This will give the mug cake a chocolatey flavor.

Another way to change the recipe is to add a different type of fruit to the batter. This can be done by adding diced pineapple, blueberries, or raspberries. These fruits will give the mug cake a tropical flavor.

Finally, another way to change the recipe is to add spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger. These spices will give the mug cake a warm flavor.

overhead view of banana mug cake.

FAQs

Why are mug cakes rubbery?

Mug cakes can be rubbery for a few reasons. One reason is not using enough fat or liquid. Another is overcooking.

How do you make the best microwave mug cake?

There are a few things to keep in mind when making a microwave mug cake. First, make sure the mug or microwaveable dish is large enough to accommodate the cake batter. Second, check the center of the cake for doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center, removing when still slightly moist. Finally, be careful not to overcook the cake so it doesn’t get too dry.

Can the cake be baked in the oven?

Yes. Place in a 350°F preheated oven until the cake tests done. It should be set but still a little moist in the middle.

cut banana mug cake on plate.

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Banana Mug Cake

This single-serving 3-ingredient mug cake can be made in just a few minutes. It is the perfect size for a quick snack or dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 3 ingredient banana mug cake, banana mug cake
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 183kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ medium banana mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour

Instructions

  • Mash very ripe spotty banana in small bowl.
  • In ramekin or mug, combine mashed banana, egg, and coconut flour.
  • Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes until cake tests done. Time will vary depending on wattage of microwave.
  • Carefully remove from microwave and set on a rack to cool. Then enjoy from microwave dish or remove to serve.

Notes

Overcooking mug cakes result in a rubbery texture. So take the cake out when it’s a little gooey in the middle.
A medium banana should weigh about 60 grams so you may need a little more or less depending on the size.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cake | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

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