Now I must start with a disclaimer that this is not my original recipe, it’s an adaptation. I just woke up one morning, saw some insta stories by food bloggers, one of them being the vivacious Nisha of Honey what’s cooking and started craving for some banana bread. She was making a batch of Paleo Banana bread but it was not exactly paleo because she used peanut butter. I had peanut butter, I had ripe bananas begging for my attention. But I am one of the world’s many “oven-less” cooks! The words “Banana- Peanut- butter- Oats- mug Cake” literally appeared in a thought bubble above my head right then!
My option was not bread but a mug cake. So I don’t exactly sure what I searched for but I landed on this awesome recipe by Richa of My Food Story fame.
She made the idea of a Banana Peanut butter mug cake for breakfast very inviting and I thought nothing should stop me from having a mug cake for breakfast!
But I had different ingredients at hand, and a few extra ones that I definitely wanted to use.
I’m loving how this idea is trickling down! Nisha is inspired by Ambitious Kitchen and Rachael Mansfield. I’m inspired by her stories and decided to do an adaptation of Richa’s recipe! Hurray for the internet!
I often make a batch of homemade Oats flour which I use for cheelas and oats idlis. Richa’s recipe required maida (refined all purpose flour) which I don’t use and don’t ever remember buying! So I tried this mug cake using Oats flour and hey, this was my breakfast after all! It had to be a little healthy! (giggles)
Edit: But using only Oats flour made the texture quite gooey. So if you are not into that, you can divide the flour into half oatmeal and half maida or whole wheat.
It’s May the 4th and we’re paying respects to Master Yoda by making a oats peanut butter banana Mug cake! Inspired by @honeywhatscooking ‘s peanut butter banana bread yesterday and @my_foodstory ‘s mug cake recipe, our blogger @sakshipakshi is trying to make a guilt-free mug cake! Yaas! 👏🏼 Check out our stories today to find out what she’s exactly upto! May the Fourth be with you! 🖐🏽 . . . #maythe4thbewithyou #mugcake #starwarscake #kitchenpostcards #peanutbutterbanana #bananachocolatechip #easycake #treat #tasty #food52 #f52grams #huffposttaste #foodstagram #yoda #foodblogfeed #feedfeed #dubaifoodie #bostonfoodies #bonappetit #epicurious #bbcgfme #foodporn #foodgasm #sweettreats #myfoodstory
It’s may the fourth today so I had to make this Banana peanut butter Oats mug cake in my Gigantic Yoda mug!!
I have roughly doubled the proportions in Richa’s recipe since the mug I am using can carry almost 500 ml. You can make the batter in a big bowl and pour it into individual mugs.
So may the fourth be with you!
Let’s begin making the Banana peanut butter Oats mug Cake!
Oats flour, 1 cup
sugar, 4 tablespoons
A pinch of salt
Dark chocolate chips or chunks, 2 tablespoons
Baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon
baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon
A pinch of cinnamon powder (optional)
A big ripe banana
whole milk or non dairy milk of your choice, 6 tablespoons
Olive Oil, 3 tablespoons
Smooth Peanut Butter, 2 tablespoons
In a large mug, combine all the dry ingredients and mix together with a spoon or a fork.
In another bowl, mash the ripe banana with a fork. Add milk, olive oil and peanut butter. Mix all these together till they combine.
Then add dark chopped chocolate or choco chips next. I added extra 99 percent dark chocolate chunks later.
Add the dry ingredients in the big bowl of wet ingredients. Fold it all in and pour into mugs till they are half way full.
Microwave each mug for 1 and a half minute. Check with a knife or fork. It won’t be completely clean because we’re using bananas. If the cake is still not done, microwave for another 10-12 seconds.
Enjoy this gooey Banana peanut butter Oats mug Cake warm, maybe with the side of some nice cream!
The force is strong with this one!
Our Banana Peanut Butter Mug Cake made with Oats flour is now live on the blog! Yes, you know what the date is today and #maythe4thbewithyou so we made this Mug Cake in our gigantic Yoda Mug. Recipe link is in the bio and you can see the fun recipe videos by @sakshipakshi in our stories today! . . . #kitchenpostcards #mugcake #bananapeanutbutter #oats #healthymugcake #starwars #foodstagram #yoda #microwavecake #dubaifoodie #bostonfoodie #foodblogfeed #food52 #f52grams #huffposttaste #lit #thekitchn #starwarscake #instastories #foodporn #darthvader #feedfeed #bonappetit #tasty
Read the full recipe for Banana peanut butter Oats mug Cake here
- Oats flour, 1 cup
- sugar, 4 tablespoons
- A pinch of salt
- Dark chocolate chips or chunks, 2 tablespoons
- Baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon
- baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon
- A pinch of cinnamon powder (optional)
- A big ripe banana
- whole milk or non dairy milk of your choice, 6 tablespoons
- Olive Oil, 3 tablespoons
- Smooth Peanut Butter, 2 tablespoons
- First, in a large mug, combine all the dry ingredients and mix together with a spoon or a fork.
- In another bowl, mash the ripe banana with a fork.
- Now add milk, olive oil and peanut butter. Mix all these together till they combine.
- Next, add the dark chopped chocolate or choco chips next.
- Add the dry ingredients in the big bowl of wet ingredients.
- Fold it all in and pour into mugs till they are half way full.
- Finally, microwave each mug for 1 and a half minute.
- After a minute of cooking, take the mugs out and check with a knife or fork. It won't be completely clean because we're using bananas. If the cake is still not done, microwave for another 10-12 seconds.
- Serve the Banana Peanut Butter Oats mug Cake warm.