The best and (easiest) 5 Minute Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Mug Cake. Because it’s Friday and we all need our chocolate fix. All made in one bowl, with pantry staple ingredients, super quick to mix up, healthy, and SO DELICIOUS! Yes, that pretty much sums up this mini banana bread mug cake, and it’s the perfect individual little cake to bake up this weekend. With over-ripe bananas, good honey, and your favorite chocolate bar, this is sure to become your favorite banana bread in minutes. Perfect for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or a late-night dessert.

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When you’re looking for something sweet, but you still need something healthy and quick to bake up?

Make these cute little mug cakes.

Look, I’m well aware that a mug cake might not be all that exciting. But you guys, please hear me out. If you’re on the healthy January trend and you still want something sweet to enjoy on a Friday night or over the weekend, this is 100% your recipe. Typically I’m all about a real deal baked dessert. I tend to avoid microwaving anything, but I make an exception for a mug cake.

The inspiration? Well, it came from a few sources. First and foremost, my go-to banana bread recipe. I made it a few years back and it’s one of the handfuls of recipes I actually make on repeat. Of course, I love all the recipes I share with you guys, but because I’m cooking and baking so many new recipes day in and day out, I rarely find the time to come back to older recipes…no matter how delicious they are.

But this banana bread is different. I make it so often and so does everyone else in the family.

prep photo of mashed banana

My second source came from the mug cakes I shared years and years ago that I brought back to life when everything went into lockdown. I’d forgotten what a fun and easy recipe they were. It’s actually a recipe I make on occasion every now and then when I just need something warm and sweet to enjoy, but I have no time to actually bake up a cake.

And finally, my third source of inspiration? No one other than my mom. She’s all about a low sugar, healthified dessert. And she loves nothing more than an EASY peasy recipe, so mug cakes just seemed fitting. With brown bananas on the counter and my favorite banana bread recipe in the back of my head, a banana bread mug cake was the obvious choice.

So, here we are, and the verdict? Better than I’d pictured in my head. The banana within these cakes is the real secret. Wel…the banana and all those chocolate chunks. Obviously.

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The quick details.

This banana bread cake comes together in five minutes tops, so the details are pretty darn quick.

Start with your wet ingredients. I like to use coconut oil for these cakes. Melt it in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl. Once melted, add a very overripe banana and give it a good mashing with a fork. The key to any sweet banana recipe is to use bananas that are way past their prime and pretty black all over. Black bananas create the best sweet recipes due to their natural amount of sweetness.

When you have the banana all mashed up, whisk in a squeeze of honey, a single egg, and a splash of vanilla. I personally like to use honey as my sweetener as I’ve found it creates a perfectly soft, tender, and moist banana bread cake. But maple syrup works well too.

Once the wet ingredients are combined. Stir in the flour, baking soda, a pinch of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. At this point, the cake is almost ready for “baking”.

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But I have a couple of secrets.

First, chocolate chunks…and a generous helping too. The chunks are a must and create the most luscious banana mug cake. You will fold them into the batter as the final ingredient. As the cake bakes, the chocolate sinks in, melting as it sinks. It leaves you with a puddle of warm melted chocolate throughout your cake. And with every bite, a little of that melted chocolate is scooped up.

And it is delicious.

Second, instead of mixing the batter in the mug you plan to “bake” in, mix the batter up in a small bowl, then transfer to a microwave-safe mug. Yes, it’s one additional dish to dirty. However, I found this ensures that the batter is more easily mixed up and in turn bakes up nicer too.

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But the real KEY to success?

Eat this mug of banana bread warm, just after cooking. This isn’t a cake you want to eat leftover, it’s meant as a quick chocolate fix. It should be eaten right away and preferably with a small pat of butter, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkling of sea salt on top. Nothing is better.

I will say that that every microwave is different, so the cooking time is a little tricky. That said, I tested this on two different microwaves and found two minutes to be just the right amount of time. You may need to adjust slightly by fifteen seconds, give or take.

Soo, have I convinced you that you need a banana bread mug cake in your life tonight?

This is the best afternoon pick me up…warm after-dinner dessert…or late-night treat while cozied up by the fire. It’s Friday, live a little. AND if you happen to have a snowy weekend in the forecast, you really need to bake this up. It’s great any day, but it’s best enjoyed on the coldest of days.

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Looking for more simple, healthy dessert recipes to bake? Here are a few favorites:

One Bowl Chocolate Chunk Chai Banana Muffins

Salted Tahini Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 Minute Molten Chocolate Mug Cake

Lastly, if you make this 5 Minute Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Mug Cake, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

5 Minute Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Mug Cake

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 large mug
Calories Per Serving: 214 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. In a bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, coconut oil, honey, egg, and vanilla until combined. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks. 
    2. Pour the batter into a (10-12 ounce) microwave-safe mug. Microwave on full power for 1 minute and 35 seconds to 2 minutes (I always do 1 minute 35 seconds, but it's better to under "bake"). Eat warm with a smear of butter and a drizzle of honey (you should do this!). Enjoy!

Notes

To Oven Bake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 2 cup oven safe ramekin/mug or 2 muffin tins. Add the batter and bake 22-25 minutes. 
Microwave: every microwave is very different, so results may vary slightly. I have a 1200 watt microwave and found 2 minutes to be the perfect cooking time. You may need to cook 1 minute 45 seconds or 2 minutes 15 seconds. Start with 2 minutes. 

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  1. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe, it is simple and easy to follow. I love how quick it all pulls together and is a great alternative for breakfast or even a quick snack.

    1. Hey Natalie,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  2. I think your response to readers who express concerns about your calorie estimation is deeply disappointing. You are completely ignoring the voices of people who support your blog and dismissing their concerns through your disclaimer that the calories counts are just estimates. This is clearly not an estimate, as estimates are approximate calculations. It would seem more appropriate to listen to and respond to the voices and concerns of your readers…especially given that your success is based on their engagement. Just a thought.

    1. Hmm maybe dial it back a smidge. This is not a wellness or nutrition blog. She doesn’t owe it to anyone to include calories or any other nutrition info. If anyone is that invested in knowing the exact energy and macronutrient breakdown in their food they can easily plug the ingredients from any recipe into an app that calculates these values.

    1. Hey Katie,
      Thanks so much! I am so glad the recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    My microwave struggles (1997 build) so it took about three minutes to cook but it was delicious.
    Also easy to add in my 4 dates for my daily date consumption and still amazing.

    1. Hey Jennie,
      So great to hear! Love that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great week🌟 xTieghan

  4. 3 stars
    Hey – love this but have to point out the calories are way out – it’s more like 614 calories a serving and as someone who is counting at the moment this is a bit of an issue as it looks low at 214! Sorry to leave a negative comment as otherwise it’s delicious but I did have to skip dinner!

    1. Hey Kat,
      Thanks so much for letting me know, this is the calorie count that our calculator gave us:) xTieghan

  5. this recipe is awesome. i didn’t measure anything as i don’t have access to measuring cups and spoons and it still turned out really well, by some miracle lol. . i didn’t use vanilla cinnamon or salt, and used a frozen banana. epic recipe

    1. Hey Josie,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  6. I made this with almond flour and omitted the honey/syrup. It was delicious. Making it again tonight 🙂 thanks for the simple and yummy recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    I thought this was delicious! A+! Perfect banana bread flavor, not too sweet but certainly satisfied the dessert itch:)

    1. Hey Emilie,
      I am absolutely delighted that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks for making it! Have the best week☀️ xTieghan

  8. I absolutely love this recipe! I was wondering if it is possible to prepare it at night, then leave it in the fridge over night and bake it in te morning?

    1. Hey Danique,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! I am sure that would work just fine. Happy Friday💕 xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    This my my go-to dessert for when I’m feeling healthier! I like how it has a cake-like texture and doesn’t come out like raw batter (I have tried a lot of mug cake recipes that just taste like raw batter.) This mug cake has great flavor and natural sweetener, I highly recommend!

    1. Hey Kristina,
      I am thrilled this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  10. 5 stars
    So yummy! I made this for my kids for breakfast this morning and they both loved it. I ate their leftovers because one serving is pretty big.

    1. Hey Danielle,
      I am thrilled this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    Pregnancy craving satisfied! I wanted banana bread but was going to settle for a chocolate mug cake when I stumbled upon this recipe! Delicious flavor and shockingly fluffy.

    1. Hey Whitney,
      Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am delighted it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

    1. Hey Erika,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for trying it out! Happy Friday! xTieghan

  12. 3 stars
    I was very excited to try this! I’m a newbie at baking and this seemed like an easy recipe. The texture was spongey for me. Going to try the recipe another time! Any suggestions on how I can get the texture less spongey? I microwaved it for 1 min 45 secs. Thanks!

  13. This was delicious. My daughter’s roommate has had to go gluten free for health reasons, and has not found a good dessert recipe yet. Do you have a suggestion for which kind of flour would work best with this recipe? It is fabulous!

    1. Hey Leslie,
      Thank you so much for giving the recipe a go! I am thrilled it was enjoyed. I would recommend Cup4cup GF flour. xTieghan

    1. Hey Alyssa,
      I am so glad you have enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for making it! Have a great week! xTieghan

  14. 5 stars
    This was so easy and so delicious! Made it after dinner for a not so guilty dessert. It was larger than expected so I saved half for my husband to eat later (although I thought about hiding it away for breakfast). I will definitely be making again.

    1. Hey Sara,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Sunday:) xTieghan

  15. 5 stars
    delicious and SUPER easy to bake!! Our family loved this recipe and we told it to a couple of our friends and they loved it too. ❤❤

    1. Hey Annika,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Sunday:) xTieghan

  16. 5 stars
    This mug cake is so good! I made it for my mom too and she said it’s better than banana bread or banana muffins! Plus so much easier

  17. I made this today after finally having the perfect over ripe banana and it was awesome. I probably could have baked it a bit longer in the microwave but it was so good, definitely going to make it again. Love your recipes and cookbooks!

  18. I cook a ton but I’m not a “baker” – and I know it’s super “sciencey” haha. Do you know what the conversion would be to make these with coconut flour??

    1. Hey Chris,
      I would not recommend using coconut flour in this recipe, but I think GF flour would work well for you. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  19. 5 stars
    I’ve always been skeptical of microwaved mug desserts, but holy cow this was good!! Sooo yummy and perfect when you have a sweet craving but don’t need the leftovers! This wasn’t an overly sweet dessert, which I liked and it’s perfect to share with one other person. 5 stars for sure!!

    1. Hey Kaysha,
      I am so glad that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      So sorry you did not enjoy the recipe, please let me know if I can help in anyway! xTieghan

  20. Made this for my son last night. Had to use milk chocolate chips, as we had no dark chocolate. He LOVED it! He would have toiled the dark chocolate, too, and the recipe was so easy. Also used white flour. Tried the butter with honey drizzle. Soooooo scrummy!

    1. Hey Leslie,
      I am so glad that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

  21. 5 stars
    These are delicious!! I came across this recipe on the Instagram page, and couldn’t resist trying it. Quick and easy, which is my kind of baking. My husband LOVED it, and we’ll definitely make them again! Thanks for sharing!

  22. 5 stars
    So delicious!! Such a nice treat and relaxing, “baking” break when I only had a few minutes between work calls.

  23. 4 stars
    I made this in a mug that easily holds 14-15 oz, and it volcanoed out of the mug. Maybe my banana was too big (said no guy ever)- I didn’t measure it. I put a big dollop of whipped cream in it, and thoroughly enjoyed my sweet treat. Only giving 4 out of 5 stars because I had to clean my microwave. Thanks for another yummy recipe!

  24. 5 stars
    This is the perfect mug cake for a quick/healthy chocolate fix! I used peanut butter/chocolate chips and it was delicious. I will go light on the salt next time. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  25. 2 stars
    Very tasty but the calorie count is completely wrong. The fact you have been told that and do not correct it is very concerning. If you want a 700 calorie snack…yeah, it’s great. Super disappointing you would mislead your followers.

    1. Hey Lori,
      As stated on every HBH recipe: Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
      We enter all of the ingredients into an online calorie counter and use the provided information. I hope this makes sense! Have a fantastic week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Erin,
      So sorry you did not enjoy the recipe, please let me know if I can help in anyway! xTieghan

  26. 5 stars
    So yummy and a decently healthy dessert! I would honestly say this is 2 servings, it’s super filling but so good!

    1. Hey Jenna,
      Thanks so much for making the recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xTieghan

  27. 5 stars
    Hello!! I just want to say that I love love all your recipes… Also, I wanted to ask where your mug is from! It’s so beautiful!! <3

  28. Hi! I can’t wait to try this. Can you tell me where you mug is from? It’s beautiful! And your silverware? 🙂 Thanks so much. I love your site and recipes!

  29. Hey! Love your recipes but please please look over your calorie count as ‘my fitness pal’ calculated this to be 545 which is double the estimated!! This really is a huge difference… I would love to know the breakdown of your calculations as I would much prefer mine to be 215 😅😅 DELICIOUS nonetheless 😉

    1. Hey Alice,
      Thanks so much! As stated, this is just an estimate and what our online calculator provided:) I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

  30. 5 stars
    Delicious!! Made one and added vanilla ice cream on top, had my hubby taste it and immediately made another one!! Sooo good, loved the gooey chocolate with the ice cream.
    Already shared the recipe with my daughters. My microwave needed 2 minutes.

    1. Hey Anne,
      I am so thrilled the recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! Happy Friday! xTieghan

  31. This is one of the easiest and yummiest snacks. I love it. My only question is the validity in the calories… one banana alone is 105 calories plus an egg is 75 and then you add the coconut oil, chocolate chips and flour… that surpasses 214. Am I looking at this wrong is it meant to be shared? I eat the whole thing lol!

    1. Hey Joy,
      I am so glad the recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! Sorry for the confusion on the calories, that is just what our counter gave us. xTieghan

  32. 5 stars
    I sort of hate that it’s this easy to make and sooo good! Yes, I am making it a second night in a row but tonight I’m adding peanut butter. The texture was a bit different at first but I didn’t notice it after I ate through the top. Just persevere and you’ll be good. Make this. Your soul will be happy.

  33. I made this and it was a nice quick treat! Thanks! Nice way to use up that loan banana. It has a sponge texture which was expected if you use the microwave. Funny how personal taste varies so much as I followed it exactly and while it was nice, next time I will use less vanilla as it was too sweet for me. Had no issues with the salt and microwaved for 2:30. So everyone is different.

  34. 5 stars
    I do not like banana bread, but I had a couple of overripe bananas and a hubby that loves banana bread. I love that this recipe is a scaled-down version. Doubled the recipe and baked it in individual ramekins and it was delicious!! I’ve officially been converted to Team Banana Bread 🙂 Thanks Tieghan!!

  35. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazing! I made it gluten free and vegan by substituting with a mix of brown rice and sorghum flour and used a flax egg. I wasn’t sure if it would turn out with all of the substitutions, but it rose well and tasted delicious. Next time I make it, I plan to back down on the salt and add a little more sweetener. Thanks for another great recipe, Tieghan!

  36. Probably the first and only mug cake I’ve ever made that was actually good. I’ve made it 3 times this week!! It’s almost dangerous how easy it is….

    1. Hey Angelina,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a go, I am so delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Mercedes,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a go, I am so delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks a lot for giving it a try and happy Sunday! xTieghan

    1. Hey Katie,
      I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks a lot for giving it a try and happy Sunday! xTieghan

  37. 3 stars
    This was okay for an easy snack. My husband and I both tried it and thought the salt came through too strongly. I’m also not a huge fan of chocolate in my banana bread but figured I would give it a shot. All we had was not quite 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips. Still too much for my particular taste. We both wished the banana flavor would have come through a little more. If I make it again, I think I’ll try peanut butter chips instead and a little less salt.

  38. Hi , what is the amount of butter required to oven bake the recipe ?! I would surely try this recipe. 🙂

    1. Hey there,
      You will want to use 1 tablespoon of butter. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  39. 5 stars
    I almost regret knowing how to make this desert…it’s almost too easy and too good!! Delicious, came together exactly as described and makes a generous single portion! Love it!

  40. 5 stars
    I loved this recipe! I made it yesterday and today. Super easy, just the right amount of sweetness and enough to share! Perfect afternoon pick-me-up! Thank you!

    1. Hey Marguerite,
      I am so so glad that you liked the recipe, thanks a lot for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  41. 4 stars
    good quick fix. you need a *very* ripe banana as the recipe says. if you are big on sweet and your banana isn’t *very* ripe, i’d a bit more honey/maple syrup! but this is a nice recipe to have in your back pocket for those inevitable cravings.

  42. Lol. This nutritional info is SO far from accurate. The tablespoon of oil + egg is already 190 calories, and that’s before the banana or chocoalte!

    1. Hey Mary,
      This is the calories that our calculator gave for the recipe, it is always an estimate:) xTieghan

  43. 5 stars
    Ohhhhhh so yummy!!!!! It’s a cold rainy day today in Charlotte, NC and this was just the perfect mid morning treat!

    1. Hey Magda,
      Thanks for making the recipe, I am so delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  44. Hi Tieghan, I recently joined the 21st century and created an IG account—your stories are always a bright (& yummy) spot to the day! Wanted to ask your thoughts on substituting applesauce for the egg in this recipe (wasn’t sure if it would make it overly dense)???
    Thanks for your culinary genius!
    -Erin

    1. Hey Erin,
      Thanks so much for your kind message. I honestly have not tried this, so I am not sure how it would turn out, but give it a try and lot me know! xTieghan

  45. 5 stars
    This was such an easy sweet treat for a cold week! It’s the first recipe that I’ve almost made in the same amount of time— took me 8 minutes instead of the 5 🙂 progress!

  46. 5 stars
    Wow! This turned out so good. I substituted the egg with a flax egg and the flour with sorghum and brown rice flour. It rose well and was delicious. I will definitely be making it again! Thanks for the fantastic recipe!

  47. 5 stars
    I had to try on a cold rainy night and drizzled some honey on top! It was so good like a super moist piece of banana bread fresh out of the oven!!

  48. I just made this and how fun! Easy & delicious. It actually made more then I anticipated. I think it can be split between two people (After baking in one mug) for anyone else making it. Thank you, Tieghan!

    1. Hey Christina,
      I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have the best week. xTieghan

    1. Hey Mel,
      Yes, I think that will work well. I hope you love the recipe. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  49. 4 stars
    I tried the recipe and it was wow. I will be making it for my friends and family whenever they visit. From now onwards, I will make dessert at home instead of buying it.
    Thank you for the recipe

    1. Hey Brenda,
      I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have the best week. xTieghan

    1. Hey AJ,
      Yes, all of the oven instructions are listed about:)
      To Oven Bake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 2 cup oven safe ramekin/mug or 2 muffin tins. Add the batter and bake 22-25 minutes. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  50. 3 stars
    This had so much potential! I am a lover of all things HBH, so when I saw this quick and easy mug cake recipe, I jumped all over it. Unfortunately it was way too salty!! I would avoid adding the salt all together. I would also suggest adding a bit more maple sirup as I didn’t find it sweet enough (this could be due to the saltiness issue) and I don’t love overly sweet desserts, so that’s saying something. I think that with this adjustments it would be delicious and I will be trying it again soon!

    1. Hey Emma,
      Thanks so much for trying the recipe, I am sorry it was not fully enjoyed, let me know how I can help for next time! xTieghan

    1. Hey Regina,
      I am thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for trying it out. Have a great weekend! xTieghan

  51. 5 stars
    I love that I usually have all of the ingredients for this at home. This was quick to put together and delicious. My husband and I shared one for dessert, and it was plenty big.

    1. Hey Lindsey,
      I am thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for trying it out. Have a great weekend! xTieghan

  52. 5 stars
    Just made this tonight and it’s incredible! I love that it has no added sugar too! This will be on repeat for me when I need a healthy sweet treat!

    1. Hey Jenna,
      I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have a great weekend! xTieghan

  53. 5 stars
    This was fantastic. Realized too late that I didn’t have eggs so subbed some apple sauce and couldn’t tell a difference. Split between two mugs to share with husband (we only had one ripe banana) and topped with vanilla ice cream. So easy and delicious!!

    1. Hey there,
      I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have a great weekend! xTieghan

  54. 3 stars
    The flavour is good, but the texture just didn’t work for me. Even though I used a small egg, this came out really eggy – like oversoaked french toast.
    I’m going to see if I can split the egg and make two mug cakes instead. if that doesn’t work, I’ll try an egg replacement.
    Does anyone out there have an idea or recommendation for whether chia or flax egg substitute would work best in this?

    1. Hey there,
      So sorry you did not enjoy the texture. Was it overcooked at all? I have not tried a chia or flax egg but you could certainly give it a go. Let me know how that works! xTieghan

    1. Hey Tiffany,
      I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have a great weekend! xTieghan

  55. 5 stars
    So yum! I tend to stress eat when I study and I’m always craving something sweet so I love these “healthier” sweet treats! I used almond flour for a substitution and added walnuts! Both worked perfectly in the recipe. Also you can definitely taste the butter if you use butter but in a good way!

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Merlin,
      Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  56. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh. This was so delicious and definitely going to be my go to when I have a craving for something sweet.

    1. Hey Samantha,
      Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Trisha,
      Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  57. 5 stars
    I made this for breakfast this morning and it was delicious!! (( Your calorie count for this recipe is a bit off though, it’s around 730, not 214. This is good to know for those who might think this is a low calorie treat. ))

  58. 5 stars
    I am as I type this…WONDERFUL! What a quick and easy treat. And DEF DO THE HONEY AND BUTTER on top, great recipe – thanks so much!

  59. 5 stars
    Literally just made this. Caught a sweet tooth while watching the Inauguration and this is yummy! Followed directions to a tee but used butter instead of coconut oil, all-purpose flour and maple syrup in the mix. Took 1 minute and 45 sec in the microwave. Word to the wise, do not skip the smear of butter and drizzle of honey before digging in. Quick, easy, yummy!

  60. 5 stars
    This recipe can be made in less time. And even if we make 3 in a week, it will remain the best.
    I will make this at home and freeze everyone.
    You keep coming up with recipes that we can enjoy to the fullest.

    1. Hey Deepa,
      Thanks so much for trying out this recipe, I am thrilled that you liked it! I hope you have a great week:) xTieghan

  61. 5 stars
    Chocolate chip banana bread is one of my all-time favorite sweet treats so I was absolutely THRILLED to see that you created a shortcut version that is just as, if not more, delicious! The butter and honey topping is a delightful addition as well!

    1. Hey Roxanne,
      Thanks so much for trying out this recipe, I am thrilled that you liked it! I hope you have a great week:) xTieghan

  62. 5 stars
    Delicious! It does make a big serving like mentioned in the recipe so either plan on indulging or sharing 😉 Would make again!!

    1. Hey Emily,
      Thanks so much for trying out this recipe, I am thrilled that you liked it! I hope you have a great week:) xTieghan

  63. 5 stars
    For something made in the microwave in mere minutes, this is fabulous! It was fluffy, moist, and didn’t taste overly eggy like some mug recipes do. Definitely the best mug recipe I’ve tried to date!

    1. Hey Johanna,
      Thanks so much for trying out this recipe, I am thrilled that you liked it! I hope you have a great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Allison,
      Make sure you stir them in well first, if not, try coating in a bit of flour to prevent that:) xTieghan

  64. This was amazing!!!!!!!!!! Delicious!!! I used butter by that’s all I had. And my microwave must be different by it took about 4 minutes. Loved it!

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a go, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  65. I agree with Emma & Katherine on the calorie count being off. I really think you should manually add the calories to double check the calorie calculator program you are using. The 1/4 cup whole wheat flour is 100 calories, 1 tablespoon coconut oil is 120 calories, 1T honey is 60, a large egg is 70, a medium banana (126 grams) is 100 calories but I believe it would produce more than 1/3 cup, my package of ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips are 70 calories for 33 chips, and madagascar bourbon vanilla extract is 15 calories totaling 535 calories. I just have to believe your program has to be missing something.

  66. 5 stars
    This turned out so delicious! I don’t own a microwave, so we did the oven method, and cut down the time to 15 minute because my 3 yr old wanted to make mini muffins. The whole wheat added a great almost nutty flavor, but it was still fluffy and I really liked that it didn’t just taste like banana bread. (I ended up using 1.5tsp baking powder because I didn’t have fresh baking soda, and 1/3cup flour instead of 1/4cup because I had a larger banana, and it made 12 mini muffins)

  67. 4 stars
    Made the 5 minutes chocolate chunks banana bread mug cake and I was very pleased how it turned out. It was delicious, but ended up sharing with my partner as when I did the calorie count for one cup it was much higher than the estimated 214 calories but rather about 892 calories … so enjoy this excellent recipe, but you may want to do in moderation if you are struggling with your weight ! The only modification I did was using milk chocolate, chocolate chips.

  68. 5 stars
    ok, had a banana in the fruit bowl that had been ignored for too long… 🙂 while I normally stash them in the freezer until I get a bunch for the regular b-bread recipe, not today! This is a great recipe. Made it with the maple syrup (I’m in NH after all) and since it seemed a little ‘liquidy’, added a couple extra tablespoons of flour and 2min later had a snack… SInce it was the first attempt, had to share but next time will need to have 2 bananas… 🙂

  69. 5 stars
    Love it! I don’t have a microwave so I baked this in the oven and it was delicious. I think 22-25 minutes was too long for me (they might’ve burned a bit), I should’ve taken them out at around 18-20 minutes but that might just be my oven-check a little earlier if you are baking it just to be sure. I also added a sprinkle of sugar on top for a little extra crunch and sweeteness. Love how I can make this when I’m craving banana bread but don’t want to make a whole loaf, thank you for including oven instructions as well!

  70. I hope you don’t find that I’m complaining about your recipes. I love them! I do find, however, that quite frequently your calorie counts are off quite a bit on many of them. I used Myfitnesspal to calculate the recipe and arrived at approximately 800 calories::
    Banana: 105 calories
    Flour: 92 calories
    Coconut oil: 121 calories
    Egg: 72 calories
    Honey: 64 calories
    Dark Chocolate Morsels: 300 calories

    1. Hey Kerrie,
      Thanks so much for your feedback, as noted above the nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed. I hope this clears things up for you:) xTieghan

  71. Hello! I was hoping you might be able to provide me info on your calorie count. I love your recipes but just can’t seem to make this one work. The banana (100 calories) and coconut oil (120 calories) alone are 220 calories. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

    1. Hey Kerrie,
      This is the count that we got from our online calculator. I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

    1. Hey Sanskriti,
      So sorry I have not tested this recipe without the egg, but you could try a flax egg! I hope you enjoy the recipe! xTieghan

  72. I microwaved mine for 2:30 and it is super tasty!
    Thank you!!! Great recipe!!!! Approved by my very skeptical 5 year old who hates bananas 😂

  73. 5 stars
    Whole30/PALEO:
    Substituted flour for half coconut flour/half almond flour
    Took out maple syrup and added a bit extra cinnamon/vanilla
    Took out chocolate chips and added walnuts and cut up blackberries (SO good)
    Cooked 2:30
    Added almond butter on top after cooking
    Amazing! Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Hey Colleen,
      I am so glad that the recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  74. Made this and I think the 1/4 teaspoon of salt is just way too much! Just add a pinch and taste before you add the full amount listed. Every microwave differs drastically I’ll need to try this again a few times to get the timing correct.

    1. Hey Barbara,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try, so sorry to hear this was salty for you. Let me know how I can help for next time! xTieghan

    1. Hey Jess,
      I am so glad that the recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  75. 4 stars
    I just made this tonight cause I was craving banana bread, but didn’t have enough to make a loaf. This totally satisfied my fix, and I’m looking forward to making this again. I really enjoyed the texture and it was so easy to make. Next time I’m gonna use milk chocolate chunks because I just personally prefer those over semi or dark (I have a big sweet tooth)! Thanks for the easy and delicious recipe. Also, I have an 800 watt microwave and did it for 1 minute and 45 seconds.

    1. Hey Sabrina,
      I am so glad that the recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  76. 5 stars
    Made this for my boyfriend and me and we both loved it!! We followed the recipe (and used butter and semi sweet chocolate chunks).

    1. Hey Teresa,
      I am so glad that the recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  77. 4 stars
    When I made this the first time, I found the texture to be quite strange and slimey (could’ve been my GF flour). The second time I added some chopped walnuts and just under 1/4 cup of rolled oats to the 1/4 cup of GF flour to give it more substance and it was DELICIOUS. Thank you!

    1. Hey Emma,
      I am so glad that the recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  78. 5 stars
    I’m 32 weeks pregnant and exhausted. This is just the pick-me-up I needed this afternoon! I whipped it up, topped it with a scoop of Haagen Das coffee ice cream and a drizzle of caramel, and enjoyed it in peace and quiet while my toddler napped. You’ve made my day. Thank you!

    1. Hey Jess,
      I am so glad that the recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Olga,
      I am thrilled that you liked the recipe, thanks so much for giving it a go! Have an awesome week:) xTieghan

  79. 5 stars
    Wow!! This turned out even better than I had hoped! I used butter instead of coconut oil and added extra chocolate chips to make it a little bit more sweet!! Can’t recommend this easy breakfast bread more!

    1. Hey Tess,
      I am thrilled that you liked the recipe, thanks so much for giving it a go! Have an awesome week:) xTieghan

  80. Thank you for your creative recipes. I need to echo Emma’s comment below–some of your calorie counts seem to way off. (I say this to be helpful, and certainly not just to criticize!) Each tbsp oil contains ~120 kcal and 1/4 cup ww flour has ~110 kcal, so those 2 ingredients alone provide more than the estimated total you have here. I’d suggest double-checking to make sure the platform you’re using to calculate nutrition facts is accounting for ALL ingredients and also uses the correct number of servings. And I think this is a recurring problem on your site–I checked your recent buffalo chicken wrap recipe and also see that the calorie count is far too low (since each burrito-size tortilla provides about 200 kcal alone). I am a registered dietitian and have developed and analyzed recipes for many years, so I’m well-versed in this (and please let me know if you’d like assistance figuring this out). I think your readers would appreciate fully accurate nutritional information!

    1. Hey Christina,
      Thank you so much for your feedback, we use an online calorie counter, but it is just an estimate:) I hope you have a fantastic week. xTieghan

  81. 5 stars
    These were amazing! I LOVE banana bread, and that I can get a quick fix for the taste. Had never guessed I’d be able to use a microwave to get that result! I followed the recipe exactly as written, at 1:35 I checked on it and did a quick swirl of the bottom to make sure it wasnt burning, then put in for the last 25 seconds. Now that I’ve tried in my microwave I’ll just do the full 2 min next time.

    Also love that unlike banana bread, these are single serve and can just make one for dessert. My boyfriend will eat the entire loaf if I make it, so this help us not overindulge in one sitting 🙂

    1. Hey Meghan,
      I am thrilled that you liked the recipe, thanks so much for giving it a go! Have an awesome week:) xTieghan

  82. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I cooked mine right in the 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup I used to make it. Then transferred it to a bowl once cooked and topped with a smear of butter and honey as recommended. Soooooooo good. Perfect when you’re craving banana bread but don’t want to make a whole loaf.

    1. Hey Jacki,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  83. This recipe looks so yum! Unfortunately we don’t have a microwave at home, we use a Breville oven to heat up our food instead. Do you know if the recipe still works with an oven?

    1. Hey Amy,
      Yes, the oven instructions are listed above:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  84. 5 stars
    Amazing! I had big chunks of chocolate and Kerrygold butter which were perfect!
    It’s so rich that it is plenty for two people. Delicious!

    1. Hey Diane,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  85. 2 stars
    Really wanted to love this one, but I think the ratios were a bit off… it came out tasting very strongly of egg and banana, with a moist, mushy texture. Too bad- it’s a great idea!

    1. Hey Gabrielle,
      So sorry you did not enjoy the recipe, was there anything you adjusted? Let me know how I can help! xTieghan

  86. I made this 2 nights in a row. It is amazing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! Definitely a keeper recipe

    1. Hey Carina,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  87. 5 stars
    This was the best! I just had to cook mine a minute longer than your’s in my microwave and it was so soft and delicious! Such an indulgent treat, your recipes never fail!

    1. Hey Alex,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  88. Just tried this…. soooo good!! Did melted butter instead of coconut oil and maple and it is so good 😍 it would be fun to do more mug bread/cake recipes!!!

    1. Hey Abby,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

    1. Hey Judy,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  89. 5 stars
    I just made this abs it was TOO DIE FOR!!!!(as all your recipes are). I can’t believe how amazing this turned out and it was so simple!! It was like a restaurant style dessert!!
    Thank you so much for sharing! GO BILLS!!!

    1. Hey Christina,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  90. 5 stars
    My 9 and 11 year old made these for dessert tonight with RAVE reviews. They doubled the recipe for 3 cakes. I told them I’ll print out the recipe and they can even make it for breakfast on the weekends. Thank you!

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

    1. Hey Natalie,
      You bet! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  91. Made this and it was amazing. So easy. Microwaved it for 1:34 seconds. Topped with a little grass fed butter and honey. Delicious and filling. Thank you.

    1. Hey Angela,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  92. If anyone is interested in the macros for these I broke them down using MyFitnessPal in conjunction with Trainerize. We added one scoop Vital Protiens Collagen Peptides:

    Calories 527
    Protein 21 grams
    Carbs 64 grams
    Fat 21 grams
    Fiber 8 grams
    Sodium 213 milligrams

  93. 4 stars
    Why is there a novel about the mug cake before the recipe? It’s such a long story about the cake, that I almost didn’t want to even find the recipe. Good grief, just get to the recipe, because ultimately that’s what you’re going to be judged on, not the novel.

    Sincerely,
    I don’t wanna read a novel, just give me the recipe

    1. Hey Stef,
      I haven’t tested this, but you could definitely give it a shot! I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

    1. Hey Andrea,
      Yes, that will work well! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  94. hi! love your recipes. How do you test these recipes at high altitude for your followers who do not live at high altitude. I just moved from NYC to Bozeman MT and I definitely have to adjust baking recipes…My recipes fail about 15 percent of the time at the moment. Have you addressed this in your recipes or on this site? I have not noticed, I apologize if you have and I missed it.

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      I actually don’t adjust my recipes for altitude, you can follow them all as is:) Hope you love the recipe!! xTieghan

  95. This looks delicious! Cannot wait to try.
    p.s. I noted a lot of comments on the calorie count and believe they neglected to notice it was kcal rather than calories listed, they must calculate x 4.18 to get the total calories.

  96. Hi – was so excited to make this for breakfast treat this morning (Saturday) – but it tasted really salty. Maybe i should have just used a pinch?

    Sad. But i can’t win ‘em all… Onward!

    1. Hey Namita,
      Sorry I have not tested this recipe without the egg, you could certainly try a chia or flax egg! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  97. Hey there, CYI the calorie count is way off on this. It comes in at over 600. I track everything so noticed right away. Still gonna make because it looks delicious but you might want to recheck that for people who this is important to. Thanks Tiegen, love your site!

    1. Hey Krystyn! Thanks so much for the heads up, I will take a look now and see if something if off. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  98. 5 stars
    Made it tonight because it’s super cold and windy here all day! Just as easy and delicious as you said it would be. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for convincing me to try something new!

    1. Hey Jeannie,
      I am thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks for making it! I hope you have an awesome weekend:) xTieghan

  99. I will definitely make this. I love the mug cakes in Run Fast Cook Fast Eat Slow, and this looks equally delicious.

    1. Hey Suzanne,
      I am thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks for making it! I hope you have an awesome weekend:) xTieghan

  100. i have yet to try this, but i’m not sure how you calculated the calorie count? i ran it through myfitnesspal and got over 700 calories for one serving. i love all your recipes nonetheless !!! xoxo

  101. This looks amazing! I know calorie count provided is just an estimate, but when I calculated I got around 690 calories instead of 214. That’s a big difference, so I’m not sure if that’s a typo. Can’t wait to try it and love all your recipes!

    1. Hey Katherine,
      Not a typo, just what our calorie calculator gave us:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  102. 5 stars
    This was just what I needed this afternoon with a good cup of tea! I used avocado oil instead of coconut because I was too lazy to melt it. Also used gluten free Pamela’s pancake mix that has baking soda. I love that it’s a single serving. Delicious! Thank you.

    1. Hey Elise,
      I am thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks for making it! I hope you have an awesome weekend:) xTieghan

  103. Wow! What are the chances! I just made your molten chocolate mug cake the other day because I was craving chocolate and needed something quick. So excited you came out with another mug cake!!

    1. Hey Emily,
      Yes, butter works well in place of the coconut oil. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Bree,
      I am thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks for making it! I hope you have an awesome weekend:) xTieghan

  104. Yum!! I think that I saw on your insta story the other day that Asher was eating this and I was wondering what that fluffy thing was that she was eating out of a mug! These sound amazing – I can’t wait to try!

  105. 5 stars
    This turned out great! I microwaved 2:30 in the giant Starbucks mug and enjoyed it with salt and peanut butter drizzled on top!

    1. Hey Dana,
      I am thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks for making it! I hope you have an awesome weekend:) xTieghan