Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake! (A Small One Bowl Wonder!)
So it’s late afternoon and that mid day slump munchies hits you.. What do u do?? What do you grab? Or how about this.. The kids and hubby are gone for the day and you have the house I yourself and want a little treat? Or maybe you are single and don’t feel like baking an entire cake for yourself… Or maybe you are not single but don’t want to bake an entire cake for any reason…. Or maybe you just don’t want to wait for that cake to bake!?!? Haha! Well… In any case.. Whatever reason.. This mug cake is for you!! The single most fast, yummy, healthy gluten free little cup of decadence you can make anytime… Just about anywhere.. With the simplest if ingredients! And… You don’t have to be a sweet genius to make it!
Here’s your base recipe- to this you can let your imagination take you away Calgon! Haha!
1 ripe banana
2 Tbs Peanut Butter
1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
In one mug (a small one bowl wonder!) Mash banana. Add egg and mix well. Add peanut butter. Mix well. Add baking soda. Mix well.
Place in microwave. Cook for 1.5 minutes. Carefully remove (will be hot).
Let cool slightly – enjoy your yummy little treat warm or cool. Enjoy. or…Top with your favorite vanilla frozen treat. Then enjoy.
Sprinkle in some good quality, gluten free, dairy free mini chocolate chips.
Add 3 tbs raw cacao powder plus 1 tsp honey, agave nectar or whatever your alternative sweetener of choice is.
Add a small amount of any little add-ins you love like diced fruit, nuts or whatever little healthy indulgence you happen to be craving.
You can also use your favorite egg replacer 🙂 (in place of the egg;))
For some staying power – Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder – I love raw organic brown rice protein powder like Perfect Fit or Nutrabiotic.
One of my FAV little tricks is to get out two bowls- make the base recipe in one. Then make the base recipe with cacao powder and cinnamon added. Then take half of the base recipe and place in a mug and take half of the chocolate recipe and place in the same mug- and you will get a marble mug cake 🙂 fun!!
It’s also fun to make “peanut butter and jelly” mug cake – make the base recipe and place in mug- then swirl in your favorite all fruit spread – or what I like to do is to purée raspberries and place a dollop swirled into the base recipe in my mug. Bake as usual 🙂
You see… Your possibilities are endless!!
More one bowl wonders coming your way soon 🙂
Cheers to you and your happy tummy (and body!)