Gluten-Free Cocoa–Banana Mug Cake

Cocoa Banana Mug Cake- Microwave Friendly and Gluten-Free

Cocoa Banana Mug Cake- Microwave Friendly and Gluten-Free

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

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Have a sweet tooth, but tired of the everyday goodies? Need something fast and easy cooked in the microwave? This recipe is the answer to all of your problems! Try it in a dorm room near you.

Makes 2 mug cakes

1 overripe banana
1/4 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
1 large egg
2 teaspoons granulated sugar, or alternative sweetener
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1⁄4 cup add-ins of your choice, including chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or dried fruit

Mash the banana in a large mug with a fork. Add the nut 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 mugs. Microwave separately for 1.5 to 2.5 minutes each until risen and firm.

Topping Ideas:
Whipped cream, peanut butter whipped cream, chocolate whipped cream, ganache, chocolate sauce, or candied nuts.

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