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Mug Banana Bread

By: Kaitlin Weiler, AllFreeCasseroleRecipes Original Recipe
Microwave Mug Banana Bread
Mug Banana Bread
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If you're craving banana bread but you don't have the patience or motivation to bake an entire loaf, try Mug Banana Bread. This is a really simple breakfast recipe because it makes a single serving in only a few minutes. The mashed banana not only flavors the treat but also keeps it nice and moist. Best of all, you probably already have most of the ingredients sitting in your pantry or around the kitchen. You will love that it takes less than five minutes from start to finish to make this recipe for Mug Banana Bread. Because it only takes a few minutes to whip up this easy banana bread recipe, you can enjoy it for breakfast or dessert any day of the week! For even more flavor and texture, we like to top our Mug Banana Bread with almonds or walnuts. You could also top the banana bread with a drizzle of caramel sauce or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for a decadent mug cake treat.


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This recipe for Mug Banana Bread was inspired by the reader-favorite recipe for Magical Mug Banana Bread.


Preparation Time2 min

Cooking Time3 min

Cooking MethodMicrowave


  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • dash ground cinnamon
  • dash vanilla extract
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 banana, mashed


  1. Lightly spray a large, microwaveable mug with cooking spray.

  2. Combine all of the ingredients in the mug. Stir until just combined.

  3. Microwave at 80% power for 1.5 to 3 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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Wow! I am currently living without an oven but I love baked goods, so it has been a struggle. This solves everything!

Mmmm, love this! Such an easy breakfast on-the-go!

This recipe is great for anyone living on their own. It is always a struggle to not waste food, so this recipe is perfect.

Good idea! I think I'd have to do a double batch so I didn't end up with 1/2 a leftover banana, though. Has anyone tried this with chocolate chips or other additions?

With a few tweaks, this could be a stunning vegan recipe.

Mug recipes are so convenient and this sounds delicious! You could even add chocolate chips for an additional sweetness.

I eat bananas every single day, so it's not a far stretch to turn it into mug banana bread! Looks amazing!

This looks good for single person cooking.

I love how quick and easy this is. I'll definitely be trying this out.

Living in a dorm, I love mug recipes. They're quick, easy to make, and keep the portions under control. Can't wait to add this one into the rotation.

Wow, I didn't know bread in the microwave was possible! I bake banana bread all of the time, to use up my bananas that have gone bad. This sounds like a great alternative when I don't have an hour to bake, but still want to enjoy some yummy homemade bread.

I love banana bread, but it takes almost an hour to bake ( This seems like a much easier option

This mug banana bread was a breeze to make. I would definitely make this again.

I really liked this recipe. It's nice to have the option to make an individual serving instead of baking an entire loaf. The bread was a little dry at the top and more moist and cake-like at the bottom of the mug, but I think that's just what you have to deal with when

I loved every bite of this! SO much easier than making a whole loaf of banana bread, but the same great taste! With almonds added on top, it's perfect!


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