New Recipe: Superb banana bread recipe made in a mug in 90 seconds

The latest food craze appears to be mugcakes.

You only need to take a glimpse of Instagram or TikTok to see thousands of people giving them a go at home in their kitchen.

As the name suggests, they are cakes, made in a mug in the microwave and they are super quick to make.

Following her popular twist on a carrot cake last week, Instagrammer @Cakeontherun has shared her favourite banana bread mugcake recipe.

It’s super easy and simple to follow, it requires just five basic ingredients and it is vegan friendly too as it contains no eggs.

It serves one person and can be enjoyed straight from the mug.

Below is the full recipe along with some top tips if you’ve never made a mugcake before.

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New Recipe: Superb banana bread recipe made in a mug in 90 seconds

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Banana mugcake recipe (serves 1)


  • 50g (3 heaped tbsp) self raising flour
  • 30g (3 heaped tbsp) any sugar
  • 30g (1 heaped tbsp) margarine
  • 30g (1/3 banana) overripe banana
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon


  1. Mash the banana in a mug.
  2. Add the margarine, sugar and cinnamon and mix with a spoon until combined.

  3. Then add the flour and mix until smooth and creamy.
  4. Pop the mug in the microwave on high for 90 seconds
  5. Eat straight away.

If you are vegan, check your margarine has no traces of milk.

New Recipe: Superb banana bread recipe made in a mug in 90 seconds
A yummy banana bread mugcake

Top tips for the best mugcake

  • Use soft margarine as it is much easier to mix.
  • Use a large mug to stop the mixture from overflowing.
  • To make it gluten free friendly, use a gluten free flour available from most major supermarkets.
  • The above recipe was made in a 900W microwave. If yours is less powerful, you may want to increase the cooking time by 30 seconds.
  • If you can, use an overripe banana as it is naturally sweeter and easier to mash.
  • Add the flour last when making your cake as it is much easier to mix. If you don’t you run the risk of flour sticking to the bottom of the mug.
  • Any sugar works in this recipe including caster, granulated and coconut.
  • If you haven’t got self raising flour, use plain flour plus 1/2 tsp baking powder.
  • Mugcakes are best eaten straight away rather than leaving later or the following day.

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