Microwave Mug Banana Bread

A friend sent us the link to a Paleo blog with a form of this recipe. She liked the recipe and thought it would be good for the Kids Cooks. I did adjust it to use ingredients I feel are more likely going to be in their pantry when they live and cook independently.

They like it and are adding it to their breakfast repertoire. We hope you enjoy the fresh, banana bread “mug cake” for breakfast sometime soon!

Note: They will also prepare the dry ingredients ahead of time in a mason jar. Then on the morning needed, make everything in a bowl and place it back into the jar without a lid for cooking and eating. As we like to say in our house: Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy !

Update 2.4.18:

The Kid Cooks discovered they would like to prep the dry ingredients beforehand so that making this in the morning was even easier when they were less focused and in a hurry. So now in the pdf document we have two versions of the recipe available, one that indicates prep ahead directions as well as uses a mason jar.


Banana Bread Prep
Use a jar instead and prep the dry ingredients ahead – directions included.

Makes 1 serving


Medium Bowl

Large* microwave safe mug



  • Mash 1 banana in medium bowl
  • Add to bowl
    • 1 cracked egg
    • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • Mix well
  • Add to bowl
    • 1 Tablespoons brown sugar
    • ¼ cup flour
    • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
    • ⅛ teaspoon salt
    • 2 Tablespoons seeds (sunflower or pumpkin)
  • Mix well
  • Pour all of ingredients into mug



  1. Microwave for 3 minutes, 30 seconds (3:30) – should be puffed and done
  2. Remove carefully; do not stir; let sit for 3 minutes
  3. Eat


*A mug that holds 1 + ½ cups of liquid or more is big enough


pdf version of recipe >> Banana Mug Bread

3 thoughts on “Microwave Mug Banana Bread

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    1. I have three teenage kids with unique abilities. The “About Our Project” section of the site explains our goals. I have been cooking for years and so many recipes are my own. Others are from different sites and sources that I then adapt based on our interests and needs. They also morph as the kids field test them. Feel free to ask any questions – If I can be of assistance, I certainly will try.


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