Lazy 2-Minute Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mugcake
Does anyone else find themselves with an intense craving for cake sometimes? Maybe it's because it's my birthday week (or month, rather), but I've been craving a nice slice of cake for some time now. Let's be honest, my birthday is just a pathetic excuse...I always want dessert!
I found myself helplessly in this situation again on Saturday night. My rehearsal schedulee is Tuesday-Saturday. By the end of the work week, my body and I are exhausted and all I want to do is be anti-social and watch reruns of America's Next Top Model. I like to live on the edge.
The problem with having a sudden cake craving is that I would either have to buy a slice at some vegan place for about $7 (total ripoff), a whole cake for around $40 (desperately seeking true friends that will help me devour an overpriced gluten free/vegan cake), or I could make my own (I'm too cheap to buy a cake pan). As you can see, I was having a first-world major cake dilemma.
I scanned my pantry for ingredients that would make for a fluffy masterpiece and a bowl that would suffice as a ramekin. My eyes darted to the oven before I came to my senses and realized that the microwave was the better route. Remember, this post is not for a fancy Mugcake.
I'm not really sure how, but this mixture turned out heavenly. There are so many variations of this basic recipe that I can't wait to experiment with. It's also a perfect way to use up an overripe banana that's just rotting on your counter by the end of the week. I'm sensing a beautiful Saturday night tradition coming about...
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tbsp peanut flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 overripe banana
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips
- 2 tsp coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp peanut butter
- Mix the dry ingredients in a microwave safe mug or small bowl. Mash 3/4 of the banana with a fork and add it to the mixture. Set the remaining banana aside. Add in the wet ingredients.
- Microwave the mixture on high for two minutes. Once it cools, add the toppings of your choice. I like it with a peanut butter "frosting," banana, and chocolate chips.
- I also love having this with a homemade decaf mocha cappuccino! It really compliments this dessert. The perfect recipe for a relaxing and delicious evening.
- I fully enjoyed my Saturday night in with my cappuccino, mugcake, icing sessions, America's Next Top Model, and coconut oil hair mask. Don't forget that sometimes the best company can be yourself.