Monday, January 21, 2013

Banana Bread Mug Cake

This has seriously become my favorite snack or dessert treat, but the best part of it is that it's completely natural-- gluten-free & no added oil, egg, diary, or sugar-- the banana acts as an agent for everything. This mug cake is packed full healthy fats & nutrients to fuel your body, meanwhile simultaneously satisfying any craving. And it couldn't get any easier, done in 5 minutes from beginning to end. This cake comes out fluffy, rich, delicious, & is super filling, you won't be disappointed. There are lots of optional ideas listed, but that's just for the sake of those who want to go above & beyond ;)

Banana Bread Mug Cake: serves 1
Ingredients:
1 small/medium banana*
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbs flax seed meal
1/4 oats, ground*
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbs unsweetened coconut (optional)
1/8 tsp ground clove (optional)
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional)


Directions:

  • In a mug, break banana pieces to fit inside, mash with a fork until there are no chunks.
  • If you need to grind your oats, coconut, flax seed, or even nuts, use a food processor or blender. Blend for about a minute, until fine like flour.
  • Add flour mixture to mug with cinnamon, baking powder & cinnamon, & optional chopped nuts. Mix until thoroughly combined. The batter should be thick, but wet enough to easily combine together.
  • Zap in the microwave for 2 minutes (time may very due to strength of microwave). Possible check 1:30 minute mark to see if it is still wet on top. Mixture should be cake-like & have no mushy sections.
  • Either slide cake out on another plate (comes out easy & clean) or eat straight from the mug! Top with nut or seed butter & enjoy.
*Note:You can also use frozen banana by heating in the microwave until softened about 30 seconds & then mush with  fork-- often when bananas are getting too brown or I only use half of one, I stick it a zip-lock bag in the freezer to sue for later.
*Note: For the flour mixture, you can easily sub in any of your favorites, even whole wheat or white. I usually do a mix of different whole grains-- brown rice, chickpea (garbanzo), oat, & coconut. Adapt it to your preference.







2 comments:

  1. Seriously so good and so easy! I cant believe I can eat this without feeling a shred of guilt. Thank you!

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    1. Glad you enjoy it & its so versatile too! Love that its so quick & satisfying, hits the spot every time! :)

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