Day 3 of my 7-Day Microwave Mug Challenge! Today, we are having Bannana Bread! Check out the original recipe here. It’s a great recipe, but I made a few alterations: some on purpose, others … not.
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- pecan pieces, handful
- brown sugar, to sprinkle on top
First, I have to ask: does anyone actually own a 1/8 teaspoon measurer? Or am I the only one just eyeballing it with a 1/4 teaspoon measurer?
1) Use a big mug because the banana bread will rise and expand and attempt to do summersaults in your mircowave. I selected this lovely Harry Potter mug. 🙂
I solemnly swear I am up to no good!
2) In a bowl, whisk flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Now, I accidentally forgot to add the brown sugar in the batter when I made it because the original directions just said to add sugar. I missed the implied plural. And so, I have made my directions a smidgen more O.C.D. 🙂
3) Add egg and combine until incorporated with dry ingredients. Don’t over mix!
4) Stir in vanilla, vegetable oil, milk, mashed banana, and pecans. I added the pecans to this recipe, because I like a little crunch! Feel free to use any nut you like, or make yours sans nuts.
5) Pour the mixture into your mug. Pop into the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
6) Remove and sprinkle with brown sugar and more pecans. Microwave an additional 1 minute. Let sit for 1-2 minutes because it will be nuclear hot!
You might find someone to help you eat this, because I found the portion to be a little much for one person, at least for breakfast anyway.
Here is PassThe Sushi‘s Banana Bread:
See how it tried to escape her tiny mug?
And here is mine!
It turned out more like a yummy banana cake — perhaps because I missed the brown sugar in the batter — but I do believe I made up for my error by garnishing with brown sugar and pecans. They make a delicious, caramelized topping!
What I love the most about these microwave recipes, besides the convenience of single servings and fast cook time, is that I have yet to go shopping for supplies. They all use basic ingredients that most people have in their home on an average day.