Cocoa Banana Mug Cake

I am sure overripe bananas are an issue of national concern. I mean, if I was still in India I would have blamed Modi for it and returned the picture book I received in kindergarten for best handwriting. 

But thankfully the situation is not as bad. There are mug cakes to the rescue. If I can use up the bananas in a minute, why should I spend all the time in creaming the butter and sugar for my banana bread?

I found this simple and easy recipe and thanked the Oven Gods!  
So here goes –


2 overripe bananas

4 tbsp peanut butter 

1 egg

1 tbsp granulated sugar

3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Add-ins of your choice, including chocolate chips butterscotch chips, nuts, or dried fruit


  • Mash the banana in a bowl.
  • Add the peanut butter and egg and mix thoroughly. 
  • Stir in the sugar and cocoa and beat until smooth. 
  • Fold in the add-ins. 
  • Divide the batter between two 8 oz mugs. 
  • Microwave separately for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes each until risen and firm.



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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Jayanthi says:

    I’m not a big fan of banana unless its in baked goodies…these look good.

  2. Rajani says:

    Ripe bananas go into the freezer in my place.this recipe sounds interesting, will give this a try the next time bananas hit the ripe point.

  3. sapana says:

    Very nice use of ripe bananas .

  4. Pavani says:

    Perfect use for those ripe bananas.

  5. harini says:

    Perfect use of over ripe bananas. My kids will love these.

  6. Varada says:

    While I love the creamed sugar with banana in the banana bread I see this recipe is very interesting too.

  7. Suma Gandlur says:

    Perfect one when you have left over bananas and looking for a quick treat.

  8. Priya says:

    Omg, dark beauty, wat an alluring mug cake..cant resist to it.

  9. usha says:

    Haha, blame Modi for the ripen bananas!! Lol! Well, you came up with a delicious mug cake with the ripe banana!..

  10. I have so many bananas about now leftover from a class I was teaching – I know some will get overripe in a few days – bookmarking to try this cake

  11. Sneha datar says:

    A delicious cake with overripe bananas.

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