This Banana Bread Recipe Only Takes Five Minutes—in Your Microwave!

There's no need for kneading with banana bread.

Chiquita knows bananas, so when the brand published a recipe for microwavable banana bread, we take notice. Did someone say microwave? Now, that’s what we call quick bread!

How do you make this banana bread?

You’ve probably heard of mug cakes, so you get the idea. You’ll need bananas, an egg, plus brown sugar, wheat flour and a handful of other pantry staples. Everything gets mashed and blended and divided between two mugs.

Just microwave for a few minutes—and voila—nearly instant banana bread!

You’ll need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 banana for topping
  • 4 tablespoons wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


Step 1: Prep the mugs
Generously spray two microwave-safe mugs with cooking spray or lightly coat with melted butter. (We think everything is better with butter!)

Step 2: Prep your bananas
Using a fork, mash the ripe banana in a bowl. Then, cut your remaining half banana in slices.

Step 3: Make the batter
Mix the egg, baking soda, baking powder, brown sugar, vegetable oil and wheat flour with the mashed banana. Then, spoon the batter into the mugs.

Step 4: Microwave
Pop into the microwave for up to 2 minutes. You’ll want to check after 60 seconds for doneness, though.

Step 5: Top with banana
Finish each mug of banana bread with two pieces of sliced banana. Enjoy!

Next, learn how to make microwave fudge.

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