Simple gluten free mug cake recipeFriends, today I present to you the easiest muffin recipe you will ever find. 

Think INSTANT GRATIFICATION (or 5-minute gratification).Healthy, gluten free, muffin in a mug recipeSome days you just crave a big, sweet, cozy muffin. If you live by yourself (aka don’t want to make a big batch), are short on time, or are sick of the same old breakfasts, this recipe is for you!

Let’s make a banana bread mug muffin!

Healthy mug cake recipeI discovered mug muffins when I first started eating gluten free. While my friends snacked on gluten-filled bagels, I whipped up my trusty mug muffin and slathered on the nut butter. The aroma of banana bread coming from the microwave and the sight of a moist muffin topped with creamy nut butter soon had my friends ditching the bagels though. 

This muffin is incredibly soft (from the oat flour), creamy (from the banana), perfectly spiced (from the cinnamon), fluffy (from the egg) and protein-packed (from the nut butter). With only 7 simple ingredients and 5 minutes you can be diving into this mug muffin in no time!

Artisana walnut butter in banana bread mug muffinSay goodbye to boring breakfasts and say hello to the amazing mug muffin!

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! It is:

Naturally Sweet

Extra fluffy




& instantly gratifying 

Banana Bread Mug Muffin recipe on The Local Sprout food blog

If you try this recipe, be sure to comment, leave a rating, and don’t forget to tag a photo #thelocalsprout on Instagram! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

For more recipes like this, check out my pb&j energy bitespeanut butter banana bread, banana bread overnight oats, and banana blueberry muffins.

Banana Bread Mug Muffin

Today I present to you the easiest muffin recipe you will ever find! With only 7 simple ingredients and 5 minutes you can be diving into this banana bread mug muffin in no time!
Prep Time1 minute
Active Time4 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Yield: 1 Muffin



  • In a large mug, combine all ingredients and mix well with a fork, making sure ingredients at bottom of mug are combined and no clumps remain.*
  • Microwave for 2-4 minutes (this will depend on your microwave’s strength—just keep an eye on it) or until the banana bread if fluffy and firm.
  • Carefully remove from microwave. Top with extra nut butter if desired.
  • Enjoy immediately, using fork or spoon to scoop out the muffin.


*You can opt to do this step in a mason jar in advance. Keep refrigerated until ready to cook.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate of entire recipe without extra nut butter topping.


Serving: 1muffin | Sodium: 247mg | Sugar: 15.3g | Fiber: 5.8g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Calories: 275kcal | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Fat: 8.6g | Protein: 10.5g | Carbohydrates: 43.4g

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