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Eggless Banana Mug Cake

Eggless Banana chocolate Chip Mug Cake bakes in the microwave in exactly 90 seconds. Warm, light and fluffy muffin in a mug, with gooey melted chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts will satisfy any craving!

More popular mug cakes without eggs include Mocha mug cake, Almond Flour Microwave Cake, Lemon Mug Cake or Chocolate Cherry Mug Cake.

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chocolate chip banana mug cake

When life gives you bananas… It is time for banana bread or muffin!

Banana Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe

An no-egg, easy, single serving microwave cake in a cup cooks in 90 seconds. Light and fluffy cake with gooey bits of dark chocolate chips, walnuts and packed with banana flavor —> It is like the fastest banana muffin that you can make. It only takes just a few simple steps and very few ingredients.

Mug cakes come in handy when I’m not in the mood to bake an entire cake yet still wanna satisfy my sweet tooth. Have you checked out this Oatmeal Mug Muffin, Apple spice mug cake, Vegan Cake in a Mug, Microwave Red Velvet Cake, Chai Cake in a Mug, Mango Mug Cake or this decadent 4 Ingredient, Fudgy Nutella Brownie Mug Cake? Especially during these times when flour is hard to find.

How to serve?

Though the recipe is delicious as is, a little topping to take it over the top ain’t gonna hurt. Here are few suggestions:

  1. Nutella
  2. Whipped cream
  3. Sea salt
  4. Vanilla ice cream
  5. Sliced bananas
  6. Toasted nuts

Variations

  1. Nut-Free – Omit walnuts
  2. Use milk chocolate chips or bittersweet chocolate chips
  3. Omit chocolate chips
  4. Add vanilla extract
  5. Swirl in Nutella into the batter before cooking

Tips and Tricks

Eat HOT – As with all mug cakes, it tends to get a little dry upon cooling. so, we recommend enjoying this muffin as soon as it comes out of the microwave or in a few minutes.

Use overripe banana– You will need about 1/2 medium banana. A well ripened banana that is too soft for eating is great for this.

Sugar – 1 and 1/2 tablespoons sugar along with chocolate chips gives the right amount of sweetness without being too sweet. If you are skipping chocolate chips then increase sugar to 2 tablepsoons.

Butter – Salted or unsalted butter both will work here. Also, it is better to use room temperature butter, since it melts quicker without making the mug too hot. But, cold butter will work just as fine.

Walnuts – Chopped toasted pecans will be a great substitute as well.

Chocolate Chips – I used semi sweet chocolate chips. Bittersweet or unsweetened chocolate chips will compliment as well. Try staying away from milk chocolate chips since it might result in a much sweeter chocolate chip mug cake. 

Want to make for two? Double the recipe and microwave in two cups.

Make it vegan – Use vegetable oil (just mix with banana and sugar) instead of butter.

How to make?

Melt butter – Melt butter in a microwave safe mug. Don’t make it hot.

Make batter – Mix mashed banana and sugar along with melted butter and stir until sugar is dissolved. Mix in flour, ground cinnamon and baking powder, to make a smooth batter. Mix in chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.

Microwave – Nook for 90 seconds.

melt butter in microwave

add mashed banana and sugar into the melted butter

stir mashed banana into the melted butter

stir in flour, ground cinnamon and baking powder into the wet ingredients

Stir chocolate chips and chopped walnuts into banana cake batter

banana mug cake recipe eggless

chocolate chip mug cake

Banana cake is good without chocolate chips but so much better with it! If you are a fan of chocolate chips like me, then here are more ideas to use them – Cookie Dough No Eggs, Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie, Dark chocolate Avocado truffles, White Chocolate Bark, 4 Ingredient Raw Almond Bites or Healthyish Avocado Waffles

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5 from 9 votes

Eggless Banana Mug Cake

Eggless Banana chocolate Chip Mug Cake bakes in the microwave in exactly 90 seconds. Warm, light and fluffy muffin in a mug, with gooey melted chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts will satisfy any craving!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana mug cake, banana mug cake recipe, chocolate chip banana mug cake, chocolate chip mug cake, eggless banana mug cake
Servings: 1
Author: Maria Doss

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place butter in a large microwave safe coffee mug. Microwave until just melted (don't let get very hot) about 30- 60 seconds. (Room temperature butter melts in about 30 seconds whereas cold butter takes a bit longer)
  • Remove mug from microwave and stir in mashed bananas and sugar.
    Add flour, baking powder and ground cinnamon. Stir well, until well combined. Then stir in 1 tablespoon each of chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. Sprinkle few chocolate chips and chopped walnuts on top.
  • Microwave (on high) for 90 seconds for a wide mug (as shown in the picture) or 95 seconds for a tall, narrow mug. Do not cook longer! Do not open the microwave during the cooking time!
  • Remove from microwave, cool for a few seconds before digging in.

Optional toppings

  • You could top warm mug cake with Nutella / whipped cream / sliced bananas / toasted nuts / a pinch of sea salt.

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Notes

Sugar – 1 and 1/2 tablespoons sugar is good when combined with the chocolate chips without making it too sweet. However, if you are skipping chocolate chips then please use 2 tablespoons sugar instead. 
Mashed banana – You will need about 1/2 of medium banana. Use a well ripened banana that is too soft for eating is great for this.
Butter – Salted or unsalted butter both will work here. Also, it is better to use room temperature butter, since it melts quicker without making the mug too hot. But, cold butter will work just as fine.
Walnuts – Chopped toasted pecans will be a great substitute as well.
Chocolate Chips – I used semi sweet chocolate chips. Bittersweet or unsweetened chocolate chips will compliment as well. Try staying away from milk chocolate chips since it might result in a much sweeter chocolate chip mug cake. 

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Recipe Rating




Patrica

Friday 17th of September 2021

Delicious and just what I was looking for!

Maria Doss

Sunday 19th of September 2021

Happy to hear, Maria

LetsCurry

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

This definitely satisfies my cravings for an easy dessert. Bananas are so much versatile to chuck in a mug and have it as a chocy cake. Amazing recipe. Thanks Maria

Katherine | Love In My Oven

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

Mug cakes are SO clever! I always want something sweet after dinner and you don't always need a big piece of cake, right!? Banana chocolate chip is a terrific flavor...and the bananas mean I can have this for breakfast, right!?