Banana Cinnamon Mug Muffin Recipe

The basic Banana Mug Muffin recipe is a breakfast game-changer. The addition of ground flaxseed adds more fiber, nutrients, and texture; adding cacao powder and walnuts makes it taste like a brownie. I like blueberries or pomegranate seeds and orange zest for a citrusy flavor, and using apple pie spice with minced apples mimics apple muffins.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, cinnamon, eggs, muffin


  • Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 6-10 berries optional


  1. Mash banana gently in the skin until soft. Careful to keep banana skin intact.
  2. Combine egg, banana, and cinnamon in a small bowl mixing until smooth. I use my immersion blender.
  3. Pour the banana egg mixture into a microwave-proof coffee mug.
  4. Microwave for 2 minutes on high, add in 30-second increments if needed. The muffin should be firm, not hard.

Recipe Notes

* Be careful center is HOT. Eat right out of the mug

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