Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake

Chocolate chip banana mug cake bakes in the microwave in exactly 90 seconds. Warm, light and fluffy mug cake with gooey melted chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts will satisfy any craving!

chocolate chip banana mug cake

When life gives you bananas… It is time for banana bread.

But, what if you just have one over ripe banana that no body wants to eat?

Then it is time for a Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake. It is

  • Easy
  • Single serving <—– Portion control
  • Cooks in 90 seconds
  • Late night munchy
  • Quick snack/ dessert
  • Microwave cooking
  • Eggless

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 Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake or this decadent 4 Ingredient, Fudgy Nutella Brownie Mug Cake? Especially during these times when flour is hard to find.

How to make Banana mug cake?

1.Add room temperature butter into a microwave safe mug

add butter into a microwave mug

2. Melt in microwave (don’t get it too hot).

melt butter in microwave

3. Add mashed banana and sugar.

add mashed banana and sugar into the melted butter

4. Give a good stir.

stir mashed banana into the melted butter

5. Add all purpose flour, ground cinnamon and baking powder.

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

6. Stir well and then followed by semi sweet chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.

Stir chocolate chips and chopped walnuts into banana cake batter

7. Stir again and then top with more chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.

8. Microwave for 90 seconds (do not open the microwave during this time)

banana mug cake recipe eggless

9. Enjoy after few seconds.

chocolate chip mug cake

A hot chocolate chip banana mug cake that is light, fluffy with bits of crunchy walnuts and ooey gooey chocolate chips. YUMMMM

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

Nutella

Whipped cream

Sea salt

Sliced bananas

Toasted nuts

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 – Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie, Dark chocolate Avocado truffles, White Chocolate Bark, 4 Ingredient Raw Almond Bites or Healthyish Avocado Waffles

chocolate chip banana mug cake

Few notes on making this chocolate chip mug cake:

Mashed 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. 

More recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth like this eggless banana mug cake recipe:

Sweet Potato Bread or Muffins

No Bake Almond Butter Bars 

Waffled Nutella Croissant Sandwich

Quick and Easy Cinnamon Hawaiian Rolls

Homemade Churros Recipe with Nutella Ganache

Almond Butter Cups

No Cook, 4 Ingredient, Raw Almond Bites

The 4 ingredient Guilt Free Chocolate Hummus

Or more sweet recipes

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5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake

Chocolate chip banana mug cake bakes in the microwave in exactly 90 seconds. Warm, light and fluffy mug cake with gooey melted chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts will satisfy any craving!
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.

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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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    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!?

  2. 5 stars
    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

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