Air Fryer Banana Mug Cake is a sweet cake that it perfectly sized just for one. It's the perfect way to satisfy your sweet cravings without having a ton of leftovers.
I love the idea of a mug cake, but I'm not a fan of messing up my kitchen. That's why I love using an air fryer to make them instead! This recipe is so easy and only takes 8 minutes in the air fryer.
It will satisfy your sweet tooth without all the guilt or mess of making one in an oven. Give it a try for dessert this week!
Air Fryer Banana Mug Cake is a quick and easy way to make a healthy dessert! This recipe only takes 8 minutes to make and tastes delicious. The best part about this recipe is that there are no messy dishes.
After you mix all the ingredients together in one dish, you pop it into your air fryer for 8 minutes.
What does Banana mug cake taste like
This easy mug cake tastes like a soft banana bread. The texture of this cake is like a cross between banana bread and cookie dough.
The taste reminds me of a gooey, decadent chocolate brownie with the bananas adding an extra level of sweetness to it. The best part? I usually have nearly all the ingredients in my kitchen already!
Can I use different nuts in this recipe
Absolutely, you can use a different kind of nut in this recipe. I have also made this recipe with pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts. All work equally well in the mug cake!
What kind of air fryer do I need to make this cake
For this delicious mug cake recipe you will need a basket style air fryer. Brand doesn't matter. However, you will need an air fryer that is at least four quarts.
Can I air fry two mug cake at one time
Yes! You can cook two mug cakes at one time. I typically try to leave about an inch of space between the individual mugs inside the air fryer.
What should I look for in a quality air fryer
You want your air fryer to have a good amount of wattage (800-1600 watts is best). I also recommend getting an air fryer that is big enough to cook for your family size. I always make sure that the air fryer that I am purchasing can heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
What kind of mug do I need to make mug cake
The best size mug for this recipe is a 12-ounce glass or ceramic mug. These mugs will usually have a flat bottom and be about three inches high.
The width of the mouth opening should not exceed two inches to ensure that there's enough cake batter in the middle when it pops out after cooking! If you don't have an a mug on hand a small 12 ounce ramekin would work as well.
Can I make mug cake ahead
Yes! You can make this in advance and store it for up to a week. i find that if I make my mug cake ahead that reheating in the air fryer makes it taste fresh again.
How long does this cake last
Mug cakes will typically stay fresh if stored properly at room temperature where they'll last up to seven days.
How can I reheat a mug cake
Many people will use the microwave, but I prefer to reheat in my air fryer. To reheat your mug cake in the microwave reheat 30 seconds at a time on high until your mug cake is completely warm through the center.
How to reheat a mug cake in an air fryer
Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the mug cake and cook for about a minute. Test for warmth in the center of your mug cake. If your mug cake is not warm return to your air fryer for another minute.
Can I freeze this cake
Yes! The best way to freeze a mug cake is by wrapping it in plastic wrap. Place the wrapped mug cake into an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to three months.
Ingredients need for Banana Mug Cake
- ½ banana, mashed
- 2 tablespoon flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ tablespoon milk
- 2 tablespoon walnuts
- 2 tablespoon chocolate chips, divided
How to make Banana Mug Cake
Step 1. Combine mashed banana, flour, baking powder, maple syrup, and milk in a 12 oz mug.
Step 2. Whisk until batter is uniform.
Step 3. Stir in walnuts and half of chocolate chips.
Step 4. Air fry at 350ºF for 6-8 minutes or until the center is set.
Step 5. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top and serve.
Have you ever tried making a cake in the air fryer? If not, here’s your chance to try something new! This recipe for Air Fryer Banana Mug Cake is easy and only takes about 8 minutes.
You can even make it gluten-free by using almond flour or coconut flour instead of regular wheat flour. Give this one a try next time you have some bananas that are starting to turn brown on you, because who doesn’t love banana bread?
When you're looking for a fast and easy dessert that tastes like it took hours to make, this Air Fryer Banana Mug Cake is the perfect choice. It's moist, flavorful, and has just enough sweetness without being too overpowering.
If you love banana desserts as much as I do but want something quick and easy with minimal clean-up time, give this recipe a try! What are your favorite mug cake recipes? Let me know in the comments below!
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Air Fryer Banana Mug Cake
- Gather all the ingredients for your mug cake.
- Combine mashed banana, flour, baking powder, maple syrup, and milk in a 12 oz mug.
- Whisk until batter is uniform.
- Stir in walnuts and half of chocolate chips.
- Air fry at 350ºF for 6-8 minutes or until the center is set.
- Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top and serve.
- Enjoy every bite.