Tuesday, April 30, 2013

banana cake in a mug


I started making this stuff over a year ago. My first go around, I made chocolate cake in a mug. (You can see it here.)
I told my sister, Leah, about it and she has been making it ever since. In fact, she bought an entire case of canned pumpkin to make it. She puts pureed pumpkin and cocoa powder in hers. I think she may love it as much as I do! :)


Here's the great thing about banana cake in a mug...
It's easy: It contains ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Plus, you bake in a mug...talk about convenience.
It's quick: It takes less than 5 minutes to make (2 minutes to make, 2 minutes to bake). Who wants to wait forever for banana cake to bake in the oven anyway!
It's tasty: Oh is it tasty with all it's banana-y, cinnamon-y goodness. I could eat it everyday. In fact, recently I have!





The best way to eat it: right when it comes out--eat half of it, pour some almond milk on the other half, and sprinkle with cinnamon. The milk gets all soaked up by the cake and it tastes like heaven. Get in mah belly.



Banana Cake in a Mug

gluten-free, dairy-free, delicious

1 large microwave-safe mug
4 tablespoons rice flour (I like a mix of brown and white rice flours)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
a pinch of salt
a pinch of baking powder
1 large egg
2-3 tablespoons almond milk
1 over-ripe banana, peeled and mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
a few dashes ground cinnamon

  1. Grease your mug with cooking spray. 
  2. Place all ingredients in the mug and mix with a fork to combine ingredients. 
  3. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes. The cake might look like it is overflowing from the mug, but don't worry! It will settle. (Cooking time varies on the power of your microwave, but it should take from about 1 minute and 30 seconds minutes to 3 minutes. I find that mine cooks perfectly in 2 minutes.) It will be cooked through when the middle of the mixture is no longer bubbling.
  4. Remove from microwave and eat. My favorite way to eat it is to eat half of it, then drench the other half in almond milk and more cinnamon. So good!

Skinn(ier) Banana Cake in a Mug

On days that I am looking more for a "banana snack", I turn to this variation of banana cake in a mug. It's just as good! The difference is less flour, sugar, and no egg yolk. You just have to cook it a tad longer. Enjoy :)

1 large microwave-safe mug
2 tablespoons rice flour (I like a mix of brown and white rice flours)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
a pinch of salt
a pinch of baking powder
1 egg white (the white only)
1 tablespoon almond milk
1 over-ripe banana, peeled and mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
a few dashes ground cinnamon
  1. Grease your mug with cooking spray. 
  2. Place all ingredients in the mug and mix with a fork to combine ingredients. 
  3. Microwave on high for about 2-3 minutes. The cake might look like it is overflowing from the mug, but don't worry! It will settle.
  4. Remove from microwave and eat. YUM!

2 comments:

  1. Mmm..I'm making this, it looks yummy! I like the mug btw ;)

    Oh and thanks for the fondue recipe, it totally worked out great and was delicious. My roommates and I were basically loving life last night haha ;)

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    1. Hahahaha!! Yes, that mug is my absolute favorite. Devin loves his as well. :)
      I am really glad that the chocolate fondue worked out. Everyone loves chocolate!

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