Microwave-baked banana bread mug cake with chocolate chips in a mug sitting on two small plates.

Banana Bread Mug Cake

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Craving banana bread but don’t feel like baking? Banana bread mug cake to the rescue! This 2-minute banana bread cake is perfect for a quick and easy sweet treat.




  1. Add everything but the chocolate chips to a mixing bowl and stir until completely combined and any dry clumps have been broken up and mixed in.
  2. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Spray a microwave safe mug with cooking spray, then pour the batter into the mug.
  4. Sprinkle a few more chocolate chips if you like and microwave on high for 90-120 seconds (time will depend on your microwave is) or until the edges look cooked, but the centre looks slightly underdone.
  5. Remove the mug from the microwave and let cool for 2-3 minutes before consuming.


If making in the oven, preheat the oven to 350 F. Add the batter to a small oven-safe mug or baking dish and bake for about 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. 

For a lower-calorie mug cake, use applesauce instead of oil and a sugar-free sweetener such as stevia or monk fruit sweetener.


  • Serving Size: 1 mug cake
  • Calories: 554
  • Sodium: 324 mg
  • Fat: 23 g
  • Carbohydrates: 88 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 6 g

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