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1 Minute Chocolate Banana High-Protein Mug Cake

4.36 from 51 votes
You only need 5 ingredients to make my 1 Minute Chocolate Banana High-Protein Mug Cake featuring tons of flavors and lots of good protein.
1 Minute Chocolate Banana Mug Cake - Make this cake in the Microwave in MINUTES!

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This recipe might sound too good to be true. It’s made with just 5 simple ingredients but this 1 Minute Chocolate and Banana High-Protein Mug Cake is irresistible! On top of this mug cake’s super chocolatey flavor and moist texture it’s actually healthy as the base of the cake is just mashed banana and egg. When you add banana, peanut butter and cocoa, it’s like something I might put in my morning smoothie but with just a few tweaks these ingredients are combine dinto a comforting baked good that requires no baking at all.

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My 1 Minute Chocolate Banana Mug Cake is perfect for an afternoon snack or late night dessert. If you have a mug and a minute you can enjoy this Chocolate Banana Mug Cake. After one try you will be hooked!

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Chocolate Banana Mug Cake Recipe

4.36 from 51 votes
You only need 5 ingredients to make my 1 Minute Chocolate Banana High-Protein Mug Cake featuring tons of flavors and lots of good protein.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 mugs
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
You only need 5 ingredients to make my 1 Minute Chocolate Banana High-Protein Mug Cake featuring tons of flavors and lots of good protein.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 mugs

Ingredients

  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Mash the banana in a large mug with a fork.
  • Add the nut butter and egg and mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in the sugar and cocoa and beat until smooth.
  • Divide the batter between two mugs.
  • Microwave separately for 1 minutes each until risen and firm. (every microwave is different so cooking may vary)
  • Take care not to over cook or the cake will dry out fast.
  • Best eaten straight away

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Banana Mug Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 181mg8%
Potassium 565mg16%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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RF74
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RF74
3 months ago

Another delicious healthy recipe! I made it in my new VW camper van mug which just came today. Used 1tsp of icing sugar and topped with blueberries and bananas. So filling and yummy! Thank you!

Anam
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Anam
5 months ago

Hi Gemma I love your recipes. I have a question about this one. Can this recipe be used to make regular cupcakes or muffins? If so, please let us know the time, temperature and amounts of ingredients(and any extra ingredients) required for baking? I would like to make it for kids since my kids have very low protein intake. They hate all kinds of meat. And I’d really appreciate if I could get a yummy high protein recipe for them. Thanks

Ellie
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Ellie
6 months ago

I had high hopes for this recipe, but our modifications and perhaps microwave did not agree!
We used powdered peanutbutter (mixed with water per the brand’s instructions) and cooked for 1 minute in our 1100 watt microwave. It tasted burnt and acrid… if you’ve got a powerful microwave like ours don’t go for the full minute all at once! Texture was great but the taste was all wrong.

Bakertry
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Bakertry
6 months ago

I tried one without sugar and it tasted just as good, but didn’t rise as high. I was surprised that it didn’t have a strong peanut butter or banana flavor. I put unsweetened whip cream on mine and it was quite good.

Vathsala
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Vathsala
8 months ago

HI Gemma,

You are looking pretty as usual.

If I do not have a microwave, can I still do my mug cakes in an electric oven? How should I set my oven? Temperature, timing, and mode etc.

Thank you in advance.

Love,
vathsala

Ria
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Ria
9 months ago

This is such a great recipe! I’m usually skeptical of mug cake recipes with eggs because a lot of them end up having a very eggy texture, but this didn’t have that problem at all. I made it exactly as-is the first time and it was amazing, but on the second go I wanted to see if I could make it a little less calorically dense to fit my personal needs, so I swapped out the almond butter (about 200 calories for 2tbsp) for powdered almond butter reconstituted with almond milk (around 50 calories for one tbsp of powder +… Read more »

Mrunal
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Mrunal
9 months ago

Quick & tasty. My family loved it specially my boy who normally doesn’t even touch peanut butter. Will try with honey now.

Member
10 months ago

Hi Gemma,
Can i mix all the ingredients in a mug , cover the lid , or dry and wet ingredients in separate mugs, carry that mugs (un cooked ) to office and then micro it there when required? Will that work?

Barbara
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Barbara
10 months ago

Would really like nutritional values!

Gailjgeorge
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Gailjgeorge
10 months ago

First ever BB recipe made, but have watched plenty! What a gem!! Do you by any chance have a calorie count for each mug? Thank you so much Gemma. Love your baking! Kind regards from Gail… a Canadian in Saint Augustine????????????????

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