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 mini microwaved cakes. And if not, then I urge you to try one of my many mug cake recipes. Hopefully one of them will convert you 😉
If not, bear with me. I won't be posting them every week, or even every month. I just felt the need to create more mug cake recipes since I eat them nearly every day!
So, what's so great about this Vegan Banana Mug Cake? Well, many things. Most importantly taste and texture. This single serving banana cake has a slightly sweet banana and vanilla taste with a dense, yet fluffy and moist texture. It's literally perfect!
This Vegan Banana Mug Cake is also:
- nut free
- egg free
- grain free
- dairy free
- has 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 Banana Mug Cake is only sweetened with banana. But, for a sweeter flavor feel free to add a teaspoon or two of sugar/sweetener (like honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar).
How to Make Mug Cake
Mug cakes are SO easy to make. Especially when you use a microwave to bake them (like I do).
First, mash the banana in a large mug or small microwaveable bowl. Then, mix in the remaining ingredients.
Next, place the dish in the microwave and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Cool slightly, add your favorite toppings and eat!
Seriously that easy!
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 dry ingredients, except chocolate chips. (Cassava flour, coconut flour, ground flax, baking soda, salt)
- Mix in wet ingredients. (Tahini, vanilla extract, water)
- Mix in chocolate chips.
- Place dish in the microwave and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- Cool slightly, top with your favorite toppings, then eat.
Keywords: mug cake, banana cake, Paleo, Vegan, nut free, no added sugar, breakfast, snack, dessert, healthy