Mug cakes aren't just for dessert. Nope! This healthy Vegan Banana Mug Cake is perfect for breakfast, snack or eaten as a low sugar dessert. This simple cake is cooked in the microwave, Paleo, Vegan, nut free, egg free, gluten free and doesn't contain any added sugar. It's an all around great recipe for any occasion.
I made it a point to start writing down my mug cake recipes to share with you all. Have you noticed?!
So, hopefully you share my love for single serving microwave cakes. And if not, then I urge you to try one of my many paleo mug cake recipes. Hopefully one of them will convert you 😉
So, what's so great about this flourless banana mug cake recipe? Well, many things. Most importantly taste and texture.
This single serving banana cake has a slightly sweet banana and vanilla flavor with a dense, yet fluffy and moist texture. It's literally perfect!
- Paleo & Vegan
- nut free
- egg free
- grain free & gluten free: no flour
- dairy free
- only sweetened with banana: no added sugar
- takes 5 minutes to make
Is that a great list or what? Pretty sure it checks all of my boxes.
Ingredients in Vegan Banana Mug Cake
So, now on to the most important part...what IS in this mug cake. My recipe uses the following ingredients:
- ripe banana
- cassava flour
- coconut flour
- ground flax
- baking soda
- tahini (or any nut/seed butter)
- vanilla extract
- chocolate chips (optional)
This particular recipe requires the combination of cassava flour, coconut flour and ground flax to get the right texture. However, the tahini may be substituted with any nut or seed butter.
This paleo banana mug cake is only sweetened with banana. But, feel free to add a teaspoon or two of sugar/sweetener (like honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar).
How to Make a Banana Mug Cake
Microwave mug cakes are SO easy to make! Here's what you need to do:
First, mash the banana in a large mug or small microwaveable bowl. Next, mix in the wet ingredients (tahini, vanilla, water). Then mix in the dry ingredients (cassava, coconut, flax, baking soda, salt).
Lastly, place the dish in the microwave and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Cool slightly, add your favorite toppings and eat!
Best Mug Cake Toppings
My favorite mug cake toppings include the following:
- fresh, frozen or dried fruit
- nut or seed butter
- dairy free yogurt
- dairy free cream cheese
- chopped nuts or seeds
- dark chocolate chips
- dye free sprinkles
- bee pollen (not vegan)
How to Store Mug Cakes
Leftovers are best stored in the fridge. Either cover the mug cake or place it in a sealed container. It will keep well for a couple of days. When you're ready to eat it, warm it in the microwave for just 10 seconds.
This healthy mug cake is made in the microwave, Paleo approved, Vegan friendly and doesn't contain any added sugar. It's perfect for a satisfying breakfast or healthy dessert.
- In a large mug or small microwaveable bowl, mash banana.
- Mix in wet ingredients: tahini, vanilla extract, water.
- Mix in dry ingredients: cassava flour, coconut flour, ground flax, baking soda, salt.
- Place dish in the microwave and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- Cool slightly, top with your favorite toppings, then eat.
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