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Mug cake recipes with Chiquita bananas

Cooking Lovers

March 3rd 2021 ・ 3 min reading

When your taste buds crave cake, but you just haven’t the time or the energy to make one, what’s the perfect answer? A Chiquita banana mug cake!

With a little help from that useful kitchen gadget, the microwave, you can make a single-serve cake in less time than it takes to put on your clothes. This explains why (sorry coffee) dessert is taking over your favorite mugs – and who knows, breakfast, lunch, and dinner too, why not?

Despite its undeserved reputation for being a way to heat up leftovers, the humble microwave is a great, and incredibly quick way to whip up a cake. Microwaved mug cakes are fabulous: simple instructions, minimal equipment, blink-and-it’s-done cooking time – this is an effortless way to create something special.

Chiquita bananas are the perfect ingredient for these little cakes, as you’ll see. Packed with important vitamins and minerals, they add fantastic flavor, moisture and texture. Below, we have some great recipe ideas to help you make the best, fastest little dessert you will ever enjoy. All the recipes make two mugs full, and don’t forget to use the “toothpick test” to make sure the cakes are ready!

Chiquita banana bread in a mug

If you just can’t wait to show your friends your skills at making banana bread, this is the perfect solution. Just ‘brew’ yourself a quick mug of Chiquita banana bread to prove you’re a brilliant baker!

This recipe makes two mugs of bread – and it only takes five minutes from start to finish. A mashed banana, melted butter, cinnamon, honey and a beaten egg provide all the basics of a great banana bread. Just microwave the mix on high for one minute and (as with any microwave cookery) if the batter is still a little wet, just cook it for another 30 seconds or so. You’ll be amazed by the result!

Chiquita banana and chocolate chip cookie mug

We don’t see why cookies should be boringly flat – why not add an extra dimension? Breaking the rules never tasted so good! The Cookie Monster would surely approve…

The mashed banana in this recipe really is the star, matched perfectly by the chocolate chips, and the consistency is just what you expect from a perfect cookie. Just relax, and enjoy.

Chiquita banana pudding mug

Who doesn’t love a layered dessert? And we promise, you’ll need a really big spoon to capture all of the amazing flavors of this treat in one go! Alternate layers of sliced banana and an easy-to-make custard are topped with a vanilla wafer, crumbled cookie and whipped cream, and more banana slices for garnish. Chilled, this amazing flavor combination is the perfect summer dessert.

Chiquita banana, pecan nut and maple syrup mug cake

If you’re nuts about Chiquita bananas, this is the recipe for you! With a generous helping of chopped pecans, and maple syrup complementing the nut and banana flavors perfectly, this is the ideal cake for anyone who likes a little crunch in their dessert.

There’s nothing better than a heavenly warm banana mug cake on a cold day (or a chilled banana dessert in summer). So, next time you’re in the store, don’t forget to pick up some delicious Chiquita bananas and start your mug cake journey – we promise you won’t regret it!

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