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Single Serving Gluten-free Banana Bread

August 7, 2020

The most delicious, quick and easy banana bread recipe for one! Single serving gluten-free banana bread that takes 2 minutes to make and is made with all grain-free, dairy-free and gluten-free ingredients.

The most delicious, quick and easy banana bread recipe for one! Single serving gluten-free banana bread that takes 2 minutes to make and is made with all grain-free, dairy-free and gluten-free ingredients.

Banana bread is the #1 most popular recipe category here on the blog. I have been obsessed with all things banana bread for as long as I can remember.

Growing up my mom always had some in the house and it is forever my favorite. There is something so comforting and satisfying about having it. And I love how you can have it for breakfast, snack or dessert – anything!

This recipe though spices things up a bit. It makes one serving and takes a whole 2 minutes to cook. How insane is that? I know a handful of you guys live alone or don’t always want to make something that is a larger batch. Or maybe you have zero patience and want something tasty ASAP. This recipe is for you!

I have been making it for breakfast in the morning, after dinner for dessert – really anytime. It tastes so good with a scoop of coconut yogurt or ice cream on top too.

banana mug cake

What ingredients you need to make gluten-free banana bread for one:

  • Egg – I haven’t tried flax egg but it should work!
  • Banana – I used a smaller banana. If you have larger one, use 3/4 or 1/2 of it
  • Almond flour – you can likely use oat flour here too. I don’t recommend coconut flour for a sub.
  • Creamy peanut butter – you can use any nut butter here but you know my love for creamy peanut butter!
  • Dark chocolate chips (code RACHL for free shipping)

How to make this single serving banana bread:

  1. Mix together the egg, banana, almond flour and peanut butter in a microwave safe mug or mini dish (I used one of these)
  2. Mix in chocolate chips to the mug
  3. Add to microwave and cook for 2 minutes (the cake will rise slightly so please keep on eye on it!)
  4. Remove from microwave and drizzle more peanut butter on top if desired and add some ice cream or yogurt if using!
  5. Eat while warm 🙂

A few of my favorite banana bread recipes from the blog:

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread (gluten-free + nut-free)

Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Healthy Gluten-free Olive Oil Banana Bread

banana bread for one

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Single Serving Gluten-free Banana Bread

The most delicious, quick and easy banana bread recipe for one! Single serving gluten-free banana bread that takes 2 minutes to make and is made with all grain-free, dairy-free and gluten-free ingredients.

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 7 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 egg (I haven’t tried flax egg)
  • 1 small banana
  • 3 tablespoons almond flour (or use oat flour)
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (code RACHL for free shipping)
  • Optional: yogurt or ice cream on top!

Instructions

  1. Mix together the egg, banana, almond flour and peanut butter in a microwave safe mug or mini dish (I used one of these)
  2. Mix in chocolate chips to the mug
  3. Add to microwave and cook for 2 minutes (the cake will rise slightly so please keep on eye on it!)
  4. Remove from microwave and drizzle more peanut butter on top if desired and add some ice cream or yogurt if using!
  5. Eat while warm 🙂

Notes

*You can store this in the fridge if making in advanced and reheat when ready to eat.

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13 Responses

  1. This was delish!! I used a flax egg, oat flour, and almond butter and it turned out perfectly. Drizzled with honey and almond butter and WOW thanks Rachel!

  2. I was hesitant to try this since mug cakes are usually just a huge disappointment.. But this wasn’t!! Def making again and also making sure I’ll have some ice cream to top it with since that would have been awesome! Thank you for a great recipe! 🙂

  3. I don’t usually make mug cakes but was craving a quick and easy dessert and this recipe was perfect!!! I even added more chocolate chips after I took it out of the microwave. Will try a flax egg next time.

  4. Thank you Rachel for a simple, yet wonderful mug cake. So easy and so delicious. This will definitely be on my recipe rotation!

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