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Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake (Two Ways!)

Paleo banana bread mug cake – a grain-free, refined sugar-free dessert (or breakfast) – this post showcases two ways of preparing the mug cake – either using coconut flour or almond flour.

 

Just look at this thang.

 

Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake - 2 Ways! One method using coconut flour, and another method using almond flour #glutenfree

Cake for one?! With zero guilt or regrets? Why didn’t we do this sooner?

Mug cakes have been the talk of the blog for years now.

Fashionably late as always, this is my first go-round with the cake-in-the-mug situation. Like many of the food trends I’ve resisted, I was baffled upon trying the mug cake and wondered why I had waited for so dang long.

I mean, the thing literally takes 5 minutes to make! And there’s no cleanup involved. No leftovers to tempt you at 2am.

Plus, (duh) this version’s healthy! So what it boils down to, is you’ve got yourself a crazy convenient breakfast/dessert that is 200% nutritious and scrumtrulescent.

THIS JUST IN: Mug cake is the lowest maintenance thing you will ever do in your entire life. Other than eating an apple. Or sleeping. Or…just trust me on this one.

Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake - 2 Ways! One method using coconut flour, and another method using almond flour #glutenfree

What if I told you I ate this for breakfast and dessert every day for two solid weeks? I had to exercise my will power and remind myself that diets rich in mug cake, while delicious, are not well rounded.

As in, you should probably come up for air and eat some greens before solidifying an impossible-to-break habit of consuming Nothing But Mug Cake forever and ever amen.

Take it from me, once you go mug cake, you never go back.

Because haven’t you heard? This thing’s a cinch.

Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake | TheRoastedRoot.net This grain-free, refined suagr-free cake for one requires only 5 minutes of time and it's super healthy and delicious!

All’s you do is mash everything together in no particular order and nuke it in the microwave.

 Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake | TheRoastedRoot.net This grain-free, refined suagr-free cake for one requires only 5 minutes of time and it's super healthy and delicious!

Because I took it upon myself to test this recipe 17,000 times with my face, I can give you a little insight as to how to make it two delicious ways with either coconut flour or almond flour. The recipe is pretty much the same, you just use slightly different quantities of flour.

How to Make Banana Bread Mug Cake with Coconut Flour:

Banana bread mug cake made with coconut flour turns out light and fluffy, with a texture very similar to regular cake. Plus: delicious. And: full of fiber. Ladies? You want.

In order to make the recipe using coconut flour, follow the recipe card below, using 2 tablespoons coconut flour (instead of 1/4 cup almond flour). Simply stir everything vigorously in a mug and microwave on high for 3 to 3.5 minutes, or until the cake has risen quite a bit, is fluffy, and cooked through.

How to Make Banana Bread Mug Cake with Almond Flour:

Almond flour mug cake comes out light and spongy, and almost custard-y. The texture isn’t an exact replica of regular cake, but it’s still super delish and full of protein.

In order to make the mug cake with almond flour, follow the recipe card below, using 1/4 cup almond flour and omitting the coconut milk.

Oven Instructions:

I know, I know, I’m not a fan of microwaving things either…you can also bake the mug cake in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes (or until the cake tests clean).

My take on that is you may as well bake a full cake if you’re going to go through the trouble of pre-heating and such. We trade microwaves for convenience in this life of compromise.

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Substitute almond milk for coconut milk.
  • Use pure maple syrup instead of honey.
  • Add more cinnamon or no cinnamon at all.
  • Eliminate the walnuts.
  • You can pretty much do anything you dang-well please. How about we add chocolate chips? Okay, twist my arm.

Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake (Two Ways!) - with instructions for using either coconut flour or almond flour| TheRoastedRoot.net This grain-free, refined sugar-free cake for one requires only 5 minutes of time and it's super healthy and delicious!

My cup runneth over.

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Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake for all them meals!

Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake - 2 Ways! One method using coconut flour, and another method using almond flour #glutenfree

Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, grain free, low-carb, mug cake, paleo
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 1 mug cake
Calories: 358 kcal
Author: Julia

Grain-free paleo banana bread mug cake made with either almond flour or coconut flour. A light and delicious breakfast or snack.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a microwave-safe mug and mash/stir together until well-combined.
  2. Microwave on high for 3 to 3-1/2 minutes, or until cake has set up and tests clean. Note: If using coconut flour, I microwave for 3 minutes, and if using almond flour, I microwave for 3.5 minutes.
  3. Allow cake to cool slightly before diving in!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are calculated for the coconut flour version.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 mug cake)
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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sapna choudhary

Friday 21st of August 2020

I can’t wait to try this. Thank you so much.Thanks

sapna choudhary

Thursday 20th of August 2020

Beautiful recipe, and healthy enough for breakfast! Thanks for sharing.thanks a lot dear.

Julia

Thursday 20th of August 2020

So happy you like it!

Kapana Roy

Monday 3rd of August 2020

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Sania Dsuza

Tuesday 14th of July 2020

Keep going the good work..

Martina

Wednesday 24th of June 2020

I love your blog!! You have such great recipes – I use them a lot. Thanks so much for the inspiration!! Wating for your next post!!

Julia

Thursday 25th of June 2020

You're so sweet, Martina! Thanks so much for the support and kind words!

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