Monday, February 27, 2012

Paleo Banana Mug Cake

This mug cake can come in so many varieties. You can leave it plain and it will be like a banana muffin. Add nuts and it will be a banana nut muffin. Add chocolate chips, you have dessert. Now, you're talking. My preferred way to eat this dessert is plenty of chocolate chips and a glob of almond butter in the middle, which creates a lava center. So yum! I hope you enjoy my banana chocolate almond butter lava cake. :)

Paleo Banana Chocolate Almond Butter Lava Mug Cake

1/2 banana, mashed up
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil/ghee
1 egg
1 tbsp maple syrup/honey
1 tsp coconut flour, sifted
Splash of vanilla
1-3 tbsp chocolate chips
1 tbsp almond butter

In large mug mash up banana. Add oil and egg. Mix well. Add maple and mix to combine. Add coconut flour and vanilla mix until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Gently drop tablespoon of almond butter into the center. Microwave on high for 1 min 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Serve (with coconut milk ice cream if you dare) and enjoy!!

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  1. Yum! Perfect bedtime snack! It tastes a lot like banana bread to me. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Until I made this cake, I had tried several various mug cake recipes (paleo and non-paleo) with absolutely no success. I could never even finish eating any of them before they got tossed in the trash, which is saying a lot if I'm willing to throw away chocolate! ;) My oven is broken at the moment and I was dying for a sweet baked treat tonight...this was perfect! It will definitely be an often made go-to quick dessert/snack in the future! :)

  3. I made the banana version with walnuts, and it was super-tasty. Only problem was that it ended up more like a steamed pudding rather than a "cake". Do you have any suggestions for how to keep it from being kinda slimy?

    Also, I tried making a double recipe and sticking it in the oven for about 30 minutes at 375 degrees and it was DELISH, plus it had the nice browned top. Thanks for a quick dessert recipe!

  4. So glad you enjoyed this cake! As for preventing it from being slimy, you may want to try putting it in an oven safe mug and baking it instead. I think the microwave cooking it is what makes it spongy like that.

  5. Just made this cake. I was craving a maple donut like you wouldn't believe. This satisfied that craving! Thanks for the idea. I put a link on my new little blog.

  6. Just made this yumminess. I left out the chocolate chips, and, instead of almond butter, I spread coconut butter on top after it was cooked. Delish!! It was like an awesome little soufflé.

  7. Of all the mug cakes this is the best one. I've been making this for years and accidentally lost the recipe. Finally found it again and I'm so happy!!

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