So this last week my brother asked for a mug cake recipe and it got me thinking on how I could make a mug cake healthier and make it into a smaller portion size than most recipes out there. Most all of the mug cake recipes I find are loaded with added sugar, processed flour, and the serving size is typically enough for two or three people.

Bananas are a very versatile fruit and can be used as a fat/oil replacement in a lot of recipes so I decided to try to use a banana in a mug cake recipe to act as the fat, binding agent, and sweetener. That’s a lot of pressure on a little fruit. The banana was definitely up for the challenge and far surpassed my expectations! The recipe below can take care of that sweet tooth and rich chocolate craving without the added sugar.

While making this recipe I was going for a mug cake but it turned into more of a warm brownie pudding which was a very pleasant surprise! I hope you enjoy!

Brownie Pudding in a Mug


  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 2 Tbs cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbs peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1 Tbs chocolate chips


  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips into a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Mix half of chocolate chips into batter. Spray mug with cooking spray and pour batter into mug. Sprinkle top with remaining chocolate chips.
  3. Cook in microwave for 2.5-3 minutes until done. *Note it will not be cakey but it will not look gooey on top. Enjoy!!!