I got a new mug shaped like an elephant, so I needed to make a recipe worthy of its cuteness! So here is a recipe for personal microwave blueberry banana bread! It’s so tasty as well as quick.
Microwave mug baking recipes are so great because even college students in dorms without a kitchen can make them, since all you need is a microwave. I used to love experimenting with microwave baking before I had a kitchen, and it always made me feel so accomplished and adult-y when I succeeded! It’s much more fun to use your microwave for baking rather than just heating up old food, in my opinion. Even though I have a full kitchen now, I still love making mug cakes in my microwave because they are so quick. I like to prepare them the previous evening so when I wake up, I can just pop it in the microwave while I wash my face, and then let it cool and dig in.
1 tbsp melted and cooled coconut oil or butter
1 small ripe mashed banana
½ tsp baking powder
3 tbsp flour (I used almond but whole wheat or regular would work too in a similar amount)
1 tbsp coconut flour (you could also use oats - this is just to thicken the batter)
Dash of cinnamon
Splash of vanilla
3-4 tbsp blueberries
Handful of crushed walnuts (optional)
Mix all ingredients together in a microwaveable mug.
Microwave for 2-3 minutes, let cool, and enjoy!
I added more walnuts and some cinnamon on top. It also tastes great with some Greek yogurt.