Simple 5 Ingredient Banana Bread Mug Cake (Paleo, AIP, Vegan, Gluten-Free)
Banana bread has always been a favorite in our house with its warm gooey comforting sweetness. This banana bread, made with tiger nut flour, is a fantastic gluten-free alternative to traditional banana bread. Being recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder, I started following an autoimmune protocol diet about a week ago. The diet is pretty limited, so I was excited to find such a delicious, easy, AIP-friendly dessert.
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Five Simple Ingredients
It should be medium-sized. Make sure it is at least somewhat ripe, enough so that you can easily mash it with a fork. Make sure you mash it really really well so that it mixes well with the other ingredients.
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite AIP-friendly flours because it's so good! It tastes good, and the texture is perfect. It seems to work well in pretty much everything, not to mention it's relatively low in carbs compared to say, cassava flour.
You only need half a tablespoon but it really adds body to the bread.
This ingredient also adds a little bit of rise to the bread and contributes to the flavor.
This one is optional. It does really round out the flavor though. If you do use salt, pink Himalayan sea salt is preferable.
Using a Bowl vs. a Mug
You can use either one. I did find that I prefer at least mixing it in a bowl because it's much easier to mash the banana. Once you've mixed everything together, you can leave it in the bowl or transfer it to a mug.
Cooking Your Mug Cake
You'll microwave it on high for 90 seconds and then it's ready to go! Just make sure you use a regular-sized mug (not a tiny one) because the dough rises quite a bit when it's cooking. If your dough fills about half the mug before cooking, you're in good shape.
Not Just for Adults
My kids went nuts for this banana bread. They were eating it faster than I could take pictures of it.
I hope you enjoy the recipe. If you made it, please leave a comment below and let me know what you thought!
Simple 5 Ingredient Banana Bread Mug Cake (Paleo, AIP, Vegan, Gluten-Free
- 1 medium banana, mashed
- 1/4 cup tiger nut flour
- 1/2 tbsp arrowroot starch (or tapioca starch)
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Mash banana thoroughly in a bowl or mug, then mix in remaining ingredients. Make sure mug (or bowl) is large enough to accommodate the dough as it rises in the microwave.
- Microwave on high for 90 seconds. Enjoy!