If any of the following statements are true for you, you must try this simple recipe now:

  • You always find yourself taking fruit to go from the dining hall.
  • You have accumulated quite the fruit collection in your dorm.
  • Your fruit collection is starting to rot and you don’t know what to do with it.
  • You don’t have a lot of time or a kitchen, but you want a freshly baked treat.
  • You love bananas.

Now get your bananas and make this recipe. You can thank us later.

Banana Nut Bread in a Mug

  • Prep Time:2 minutes
  • Cook Time:3 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of baking powder
  • a pinch of baking soda
  • Non-Stick baking spray or some butter to coat the mug
  • Nutella, walnuts, peanut butter, cookie butter, chocolate chips (optional)
Photo by Susan Bean
  • Step 1

    Whisk together dry ingredients directly into a mug.

    Photo by Case Chun
  • Step 2

    Add in the egg and stir until thoroughly combined.

    Photo by Meredith Marcus
  • Step 3

    Mix in the rest of the ingredients.

    Photo by Susan Bean
  • Step 4

    Microwave for 2½ to 3 minutes at 60-second intervals.

    Photo by Susan Bean
  • Step 5


    Photo by Susan Bean