Healthy Single-Serving Banana Microwave Cake Recipe (Gluten Free)

Healthy Single-Serving Banana Microwave Cake

Have I told you that I’ve been suuuuuper busy lately?  Yes?  Okay, well I’m telling you again!

I feel like a walking zombie I’m so exhausted.  I’m just going through the motions.  For 2 months, I worked the graveyard shift at the restaurant I work at.  That’s 10pm to 6am.  I didn’t mind it because, as bakers, we get unlimited coffee (YASSSS), and because my dog can sleep through the night without needing to be let out or needing to go on a walk.

Now, for the last week or so, I’ve been working the morning shift.  That’s 4am to 12pm.  Switching my schedule around, literally night and day, was pretty tough…  but something hilarious (and hilariously embarrassing) came out of it.

On Sunday when I got home from work, I was super hungry and super tired.  I shoved food in my face and plopped on the couch with Cherry.  I fell right asleep and woke up around 3pm.  I ate again, then accidentally fell right back to sleep (oops).  I woke up at 6:30, and my shift starts at 4:00.  So I freaked out, texted the baker I was supposed to work with, and rushed out the door.  When I got to the restaurant it was packed full of patrons and all the cooks were there.  This is odd because the restaurant doesn’t usually open that early.  I talked to one of the chef’s and was like, “Is the restaurant usually open right now?  Is there an event?”  He looked totally confused and slowly said, “Uhhhh, noooo?”

Then I looked at my phone and it clicked.  It was 7:00PM, not 7:00AM.

*rolls eyes, smacks head against wall, kneels and cries out to the heavens*

I laughed almost the entire drive home.  I had even fed my dog “breakfast.”  And to make matters worse, I chugged coffee on the car ride over, so I couldn’t sleep when I got back home.  Boy oh boy, did I have a rough day.  It seems like the only thing I got right that day was this Healthy Single-Serving Banana Microwave Cake recipe.  It was quick and easy to make, even quicker and easier to scarf down (totally burnt my tongue though…  silly impatient me).

Healthy Single-Serving Banana Microwave Cake (refined sugar free, high protein, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Single-Serving Banana Microwave Cake (refined sugar free, high protein, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Single-Serving Banana Microwave Cake (refined sugar free, high protein, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Healthy Single-Serving Banana Microwave Cake

Servings: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
This fluffy Healthy Single-Serving Banana Microwave Cake is low in sugar, refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, dairy free, and gluten free too!


  • 28g (¼ cup) Coconut Flour
  • 3 packets Natural Sweetener (stevia, Truvia, etc.)
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • pinch of Salt
  • cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 76g (⅓ cup) Mashed Banana (perfectly ripe)
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, packeted sweetener, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the almond milk, mashed banana, egg and vanilla extract.
  • Dump the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and whisk together to make sure there are no clumps.
  • Scoop the batter into a mug and microwave for ~4 minutes, or until the surface of the cake springs back when tapped.  Let cool, then enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Single-Serving Banana Microwave Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 cake)
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 210mg70%
Sodium 490mg21%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 350mg35%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake & Cupcakes
Keyword: Single-Serving

Hope your weekend goes better than my entire week has…  😉


With love and good eats,


– Jess


15 comments on “Healthy Single-Serving Banana Microwave Cake”

  1. Haha! I had no idea you had done that, that’s hilarious! I would have been laughing as well so I think that’s a great way to deal with the situation. 🙂

  2. That sounds like one hell of a day! At least you have this mug cake to make things better (and coffee…..lots of coffee, always). Happy Friday!

  3. I just love your idea for this banana-microwave cake! Thank you for sharing this. 

  4. cake made in mugs is the best invention ever! This is beautiful! 

  5. Oh my gosh, you never told me that! Hahahaha that is absolutely brilliant. 🙂 That’s gotta be one of the best stories from the bakers so far! 

  6. This was WONDERFUL and I appreciate you sharing your passion with us!!! It came at a great time which kept me from diving into several bars of chocolate ;0)

  7. Well deserved dessert after a day like that. Thank you for sharing it. This is exactly what I’ll need right now. 🙂

  8. My husband needed something sweet and quick the other night and this cake did the trick! Thanks so much for sharing!! He loved it!

  9. Such a yummy recipe, thanks! And I love I can do it with Stevia – just started (*re-started for the 2nd time) a 21-Day No Sugar challenge so it will fit perfectly for a weekend treat!

  10. Hi Jess, This hit the spot! Delicious.
    Glad I found your site. Thank you.5 stars

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