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Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake (Vegan)

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This Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake tastes just like banana bread but it’s grain free and has no added sugar. This mug cake is allergy friendly, gluten free, and vegan, plus it’s so easy to make!

banana bread mug cake in a white ramekin.

This quick treat is based off of one of my other recipes: my paleo chocolate mug cake. I wanted a sweet treat one evening but I am cutting back on my chocolate (it makes me break out), so I decided to make a banana bread version of this microwave cake instead of a chocolate one.

Initially, I forgot the baking soda and added more milk to the recipe, so the middle sank and was doughy, but I loved it! The doughiness in the middle reminded me of a good pudding cake.

overhead photo of gluten free banana bread mug cake.

This mini banana bread cake is quite moist, but if you want a gooey middle, you can add a couple more teaspoons of milk to the batter and skip the baking powder.

If you want to go all out, throw in some mini chocolate chips, too, for a little chocolate!  Want to reduce the calories? Simply replace some of the banana with applesauce and cut out the almond butter.

gluten free mug cake with a black spoon in it.

Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake (Vegan)

This Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake is so quick and easy to make! It tastes just like banana bread, plus it's healthy, paleo, and vegan.
Paleo, vegan
4.50 from 2 votes
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Course: Cakes, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: microwave cake, paleo mug cake, vegan mug cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 200kcal



  • Spray the bottom of an 8-10 oz. ramekin or mug with a little oil. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mash bananas very well.
  • Stir the almond butter, almondmilk, vanilla, and Stevia into the banana and mix well.
  • Stir in the ground flaxseed, coconut flour, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared ramekin and microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes until cooked through.
  • Allow the cake to cool for a couple minutes before eating. Enjoy!


We topped our banana bread mug cake with some glaze made with powdered sugar mixed with some oatmilk. You can make a sugar free glaze using confectioners Swerve and oat or coconut milk. 


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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photo collage of white dish filled with banana bread mug cake.

14 thoughts on “Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake (Vegan)”

  1. 4 stars
    This was one if the fluffiest mug cakes I’ve made. A bit too banana -y though so I might try half a banana and half a tablespoon of oat flour or maybe eve gluten free flour to make it a bit more cake – y

    • I love that coconut flour is loaded with fiber and protein – this little cake is super filling (probably a good idea to drink a glass of water with it, haha!)


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