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A single-serving recipe for those times you don't want to share! Full recipe here:

I’d argue that brown and mushy bananas are actually even better than yellow (and much better than green!). Brownness signifies ripeness, so darker bananas yield sweeter fruit. Especially for those interested in eating less refined sugar, these fruits are perfect for smoothies, puddings, cakes, or even the raw fudge I’ve been eating non-stop. One can also peel and freeze brown bananas for a later date. And then there’s banana bread.

Do you remember my now-famous Banana Bread Blender Cereal?

The creamy cereal truly does taste like eating banana bread in a bowl. And just as delicious as banana bread in a bowl is banana bread in a mug. Or in a muffin tin. Or in a ramekin…


I will eat it in a box.
And I will eat it with a fox.
And I will eat it in a house.
And I will eat it with a mouse…

Many frosting ideas can be found here: 30+ Secretly Healthy Frosting Recipes

banana cupcake

Banana Bread for One

  • 3 tbsp spelt, white, or Bob’s gf flour (30g)
  • heaping 1/16th tsp salt
  • 1 heaping tbsp very-ripe banana (20g)
  • 1 tbsp oil, pre-melted buttery spread, applesauce, or combination
  • scant 1 tbsp milk of choice or water, or more if needed to moisten the batter
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder, and tiny pinch baking soda for flavor
  • Sweetener (For normal tastebuds, 1 to 1 and 1/2 tbsp sugar. If you use liquid sweetener, cut back on other liquid. You can also use stevia. I omitted sugar, but most will probably want some.)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix the dry, mix the wet, then add the two together. Pour into an oiled (or sprayed) muffin pan. Smooth top of batter. Cook for 10-14 ish minutes. (Or you can microwave it.)

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. I seriously love your recipes for one! they are soooo perfect on nights that my hubby is working and I want something sweet (yet dont want a whole dozen of something!)

  2. Stefanie says:

    I will be making this soon. I like bananas and have them almost everyday. They are a nice snack. Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Jean says:

      I knew a lady who had a problem of having too much potassium from
      having a banana daily.

  3. Sarah says:

    Wow! And here I thought your Carrot Cake for One was a genius idea. Now I like this one even better!
    By the way, I made the carrot cake for one a few days ago and it was TERRIFIC! :) Thanks so much for the great recipes!

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you liked the carrot cake, Sarah :).

      1. Mindee says:

        Carrot cake for one?!?!?! From Katie?? This must be a dream- I neeeed!!

  4. Rachel says:

    I LOVE brown bananas-for oatmeal and banana bread so i need to try cupcakes!! my husband doesnt realise i buy brwon ish bananas on purpose so he wont eat them and i can make cake!!! but shhhhh dont tell him ….

  5. Jennifer JCD says:

    Mmm… banana bread is my favourite way to eat bananas! The runner up would be frozen bananas blended with peanut btter OR frozen berries to make a really yummy ice cream dessert.

    Sometimes I wish my bananas would ripen faster so I can bake with them sooner. 😉

  6. I love bananas!

    In oatmeal, banana bread, on their own, with PB on top, in smoothies, banana soft serve, etc.

    And yes, there is nothing worse than a GREEN banana. I have a friend who only eats green bananas — ew!

    1. Ewww really? lol that’s so gross! They taste like… hard and crunchy. Bananas should not be crunchy!

      1. anon says:

        I have to admit…I eat only green bananas, or ones that have just turned yellow. I definitely don’t think they’re crunchy though. But to me riper bananas are just way, way too sweet!

  7. Love this recipe! :) Favourite way to eat bananas – in banana brulee porridge. 😀

  8. haha I got the EXACT same question a few days ago! admittedly, they do look like they’re about to walk out on me :p…

  9. Albizia says:

    I don’t love bananas. I adore them. I’d probably eat any dessert if there are bananas in it. Cakes, breads, oatmeal, puddings… And let’s not forget banana chips. Yum!

  10. Awesome idea!!! I love banana bread but rarely make it because I can’t finish a loaf before it gets dry.

    Know what else would be good in this? Chocolate chips!!! :)

    1. Wow, where’s my head? Of COURSE chocolate chips would be awesome in this! Great idea, girl :). Ooh, walnuts too. Or cinnamon. Or all three!

      1. cinnamon chips! or peanut butter chips! chocolate peanut butter banana bread! *tummy growling*

  11. Freya says:

    That recipe is made for me :)
    I like bananas in smoothies, oorrr mashed/melted onto something. SO good. But the riper the better, fo’ sho!

  12. I simply adore banana bread. My favorite recipe I have been making is the grain-free kind. It tastes so good made with peanut butter, but now I am wondering how it would taste with coconut butter??? mmmm…

    And HELLO! Bananas ROCK!!!! Seriously, I want a banana tree. (And why don’t I? Why am I hangin round in FLorida? The oranges? Pshhh….) I love the pb, chocolate, banana combo. MY FAVORITE OF ALL TIMES!!! In fact, I just posted a recipe about it…

  13. Angie says:

    I love peanut butter banana toasted sandwiches! good post girlie

  14. Brown bananas just symbolize the promise of deliciousness. :)

  15. I love it when bananas sit on my counter and get all brown! Makes for the best treats! Banana bread is my favorite way to eat them, but I do love a banana soft serve too! Your muffin looks delicious!

  16. Leslie says:

    This looks too good! Genius!!!!! Will be making banana bread today, a la Katie!

  17. Mari says:

    Ooooh, totally impeccable timing on your behalf here, I have been looking for exactly this for over a week, thanks a lot!

    I love bananas, unfortunately my stomach does not like them too much, this will sometimes (often) be ignored. 😉

    1. abby says:

      me too! i thought i was the only one! maybe it’s because i sometimes eat multiple bananas in a day. i have to watch myself or tummy’s not too happy!

  18. Moni'sMeals says:

    you read my mind! Banana bread and banana w a nut butter are hands down my fav. :)

  19. abby says:

    you. are. the. best! ever.

  20. I loooove bananas, eat one everyday! especially in oatmeal:)

  21. Healthy Girl says:

    I actually am not the biggest fan of bananas. Don’t judge!
    But I am planning on making your raw fudge anyway, because you said you can’t taste the banana, right? It looks really good, but I reeeeaally just don’t like banana. I’m weird, I guess.

  22. All your “for-one” recipes are so fab!! I love that your lookin’ out for the single ladies (and in my case, the un-single ladies with stupid omni boyfriends who don’t eat sweets). :-)

  23. Jos says:

    I just eat banana the way it is…recently I dipped them in 100% melted chocolate…sooo good! Bitter and sweet together.. 😀

  24. ahh this is TOO CUTE I LOVE IT! and actually PERFECT for me because Im eating a bananner RIGHT NOW.. anything nanner-ey is RIGHT UP my alley!.. i might just add choc chips to this because well.. nanners and choco chips equals BLISS

  25. Sarah says:

    I am a big fan of bananas. I especially enjoy them in quick breads (like this fabulous-looking muffin of yours), frozen and then pureed for banana “soft serve,” and in banana-peanut butter sandwiches.

    1. abby says:

      pb banana sandwiches = best combination EVER!

  26. Lo says:

    totally trying this! I love banana bread but i cannot be trusted around it lol


  27. Ugh, I die!! I have not had banana bread since the summer, I love you times a million I cannot wait to add a gf version of this to my indulgence friday!!

  28. Melissa says:

    Thanks so much for the recipe for one!!

  29. I like bananas even though they were one of my most-hated foods as a kid. My mom makes awesome banana bread as a special treat but usually I eat them in smoothies!

    1. abby says:

      i used to hate them too, as a kid! then i learned better ;).

  30. random, but i was thinking about you on my run today on how i ditched the treadmill and took advantage of warm weather running.

    1. Aww lol! It’s so warm here too, suddenly. I love it! But I’m not getting my hopes up that it’ll last. A few weeks ago, I ran in shorts because it was 70. The very next day, it dropped to -4 and school was canceled!

  31. Kathleen says:

    I love to eat them as ice cream! :)

    YEAH! Single Lady Banana Bread!!! You are so amazing girl! 😀

  32. Namaste Gurl says:

    How fun- love all your single- lady muffin and other recipes. I’ll have to try this when I’m feeling indulgent!

  33. I love bananas. A little too much I think. :-)

  34. You’re my hero – I’m making these muffins tomorrow!!!

  35. Sarahishealthy says:

    It’s kind of hard to type with one hand. Why am I typing with one hand? Well, because I am currently using the other hand to stuff my SECOND single lady banana bread into my mouth!!!! As soon as I finished the first one, I knew I had to make another. It was so easy, and the rest of my banana was just sitting there on the counter, waiting to be used.
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!! You are the BEST! No wait, your banana bread cupcakes are the best! So you can be second best! :) :) :) :)

  36. Emma says:

    I hate bananas by themselves, but in things they are amazing! I make radical vegan peanut butter and banana cookies and banana brownies :) Bananas are a wonder food! they are amazing for making substitutions!

    1. Sarahishealthy says:

      Those sound delicious! Do you have a recipe? :)

      1. Emma says:

        I don’t really use recipes hahha. BUT it is as simple as replacing the eggs in recipes with a banana (one large banana for 2 eggs) and then you can replace butter with oil (but I would decrease the amount by just a little). So for peanut butter cookies use a recipe with flour, rather than a flour-less recipe or it won’t work as well.

        Also to make the BEST brownies ever take your favorite recipe and replace the butter or oil with peanut butter and the eggs with banana and Voila! You have peanut butter banana brownies!

  37. I love you Katie. I’m gonna go hunt my house for any ripe bananas. I usually hide them to let them ripen so I can use them, but rarely remember where I leave them…

    It’s banana hunt time.

    1. That sounds way, way more fun than hide-n-seek lol.

  38. I love bananas and eat them constantly (and share with the pups… their favorite treat next to popcorn!), and my favorite way is straight up slathered in PB… I’ve been doing that since I was a kid!

    1. Sarahishealthy says:

      My dogs love bananas too! My friends think I’m nuts for feeding them to them!

  39. they look great, Katie!

    I have been making microwave banana oat cakes for a few months…bananas, oats, sugar, cinny, vanilla, etc…and microwave it all. Has been a lifesaver! Lots of people have been writing telling me they really like them too. All i know is that i am a microwave user and fan b/c i have a child and need to “cook” things quickly!

    Have a great weekend!

  40. I am bananas for bananas! I eat them plain, in my oatmeal, and with melted dark chocolate chips (that’s my favorite)!

  41. I LOVE brown bananas! They hardly stick around long enough to get that brown, but they’re wayyy yummier than slightly green ones (how I used to eat them). My absolutely favorite way to eat banaans, grilled. :)

  42. I used to love bananas, then I hated them, and now I love them! I still hate banana flavored things, though, like candy. Banana bread is my favorite, though!!

  43. bitt says:

    i love banana bread! good stuff. that reminds me i am out of bananas!

  44. Gina says:

    All the single ladiesss! Haha love this recipe :)

    Ripe bananas have changed my life since I started blogging. There’s seriously nothing better.

    Since you and I love frosting, what do you think about a vegan banana buttercream frosting next 😉

  45. those looks so yummy and cute!

  46. Katie how did you get to be such a genius! I made banana bread yesterday but it will seriously last me for months haha… Thanks for posting this :)

  47. My favorite way: straight up banana and pb, so delicious! But your banana butter is a super-close second; that stuff is addicting!

  48. BroccoliHut says:

    Totes agree on this one–brown bananas are the best! They’re especially good for using your banana brulee technique in oatmeal.
    I also freeze them when they get brown faster than I can eat them. They’re handy to have now that I am obsessed with banana soft serve:)

  49. Teresa says:

    The riper the banana the better! Even better, is that I’ve got bananas growing here at my apartment- gotta love Southern California. We’ve got at least 3 big bunches right now.

    Also wanted to mention that Coconut Butter just went on sale at Whole Foods! I don’t know if the sale items are different in different regions (probably) but thought that I would mention it just in case! Fingers crossed!

    1. Aw haha don’t tempt me! I bought four jars last time it went on sale at WF, so I should be good for now. But maybe I oughta get another…
      *Tries to restrain self*

  50. Runeatrepeat says:

    I love bananas, but every now and then have too many to consume before they turn brown.

  51. Sherri says:

    Thanks for this one. I will HAVE to try it as I loved banana bread sooooo much.
    Thanks, Thanks, and Thanks again. :)

  52. Hannah says:

    Once again…you are amazing! I’m going to make this tonight! :)

  53. This looks amazing! I love bananas, and banana bread. I love how you make things that are only one serving!

  54. I love eating bananas greeeeeeeen! But I think I will wait until my banana gets a little riper and make your bread instead! :)

  55. I LOVE brown bananas. the closer to compost the better :)

  56. Katie says:

    Ooo, I love single serving recipes! This looks great.

  57. Heather says:

    I really love all your single serving baking recipes! I’m thinking of making a muffin tin full of all your varieties of single lady cupcakes! YUM!!

    How in the world could someone not like bananas?! My favorite way to eat them is slathered in nut butter!

    1. Woah, Heather, that sounds so cool! Like those munchkin doughnut holes at dunkin doughnuts… but healthier, right? :)

  58. Jillian says:

    I made this last night! I made it with gluten free flour and added stevia. The final result was pretty good, but I tasted the dough before I baked it :) and it tasted awful…did that happen to you? I am wondering if it was just the Gluten free flour…but I guess as long as the final result was good, thats what matters!! Thanks for the recipe, Katie! And yes, I love bananas!

    1. The tastes I’ve taken of my raw batter have always been good… but I use spelt flour.

      1. Jillian says:

        Maybe I just need to tweak it a bit (more stevia maybe) to account for the gluten flour! Thanks!

        1. Dana says:

          I made these tonight with brown rice flour and they were so bad my friend and I had to throw them away :( We bake a CKK recipe every Thursday so this was sad, but perhaps the flour really makes a difference

          1. Jillian says:

            Thanks for the feedback on that! :) GF flour can be so tricky! :s

  59. Em says:

    I love this recipe…. we made a variation of it and OH MY was it AMAZING!
    I took them to carowinds ( an amusement park ) for something easy to bring and was so
    happy knowing that it was a lot healthier than most muffins and cupcakes you get.
    I used brown rice flour, and it turned out so good (:
    Thanks for your amazing recipe ideas


    1. Aww Em, this made me smile so much! You’re such a sweetheart :).

  60. Marian says:

    this is amazing! i just made it with buckwheat flour (and a few raw buckwheat groats mixed in for crunch), coconut oil, and cinnamon, and it was so yummy. i could not believe how moist and fluffy it was. You are awesome, katie! thanks for another great recipe! next on my list are those chickpea blondies….

    1. That sounds delicious! I really need to remember to use more buckwheat flour… it’s been like three years :(. I’m going to have to try your version!

  61. Lacey says:

    I just topped this with the some of the extra banana that i mashed up into a well, bananasauce almost. it was simple and sweet and very tasty

    1. LOL I love love love the new name you made up, bananasauce!

  62. Amy says:

    I made these last night and they were amazing! 😀

    I used gluten free all purpose flour by Namaste and half of a small banana — I think I used too much banana because it made two banana breads, instead of just one. Whatever… more for me!

    I added nutmeg, cinnamon, chocolate chips, and shedded coconut. They were perfect!

  63. Melanie says:

    Mmmm I made this exactly like the recipe, except for the sugar and it was sooo tasty! My mom was making muffins out of a box for work and I really wanted one. Then I thought…I’ll make one of Katie’s and it will be good for me! Yum! It hit the spot.

    1. That makes me SO happy! I remember feeling left out sometimes when my friends decided to make muffins at high school sleepovers. Wish I’d had a single-lady one then!

  64. natalia says:

    i just wanted to let you know that i just tried this recipe with blueberry sauce and it tastes delicious. i love all your recipes!

    1. Wow, blueberry sauce? That sounds delicious!!

      1. natalia says:

        it’s really easy to make.
        250g of blueberries
        2T of honey (less or more depending on how sweet you want it)
        a bit of lemon juice

        but it together in a frying pan and cook on low heat for 3 minutes until they release all their juice

  65. Kelly says:

    This sounds delicious! Is it possible to multiply this recipe and make a full banana bread loaf (say an 8×4 pan)? What changes would you have to make?

    1. Hmmm… I’m sure you could, but I’ve never tried it and am really not good at the science of cooking! I just do things by experimenting. Maybe just increase the recipe by like 8? Sorry I can’t be more helpful! If you do figure out something, let me know :).

      I will hopefully someday get a real banana bread recipe up!

  66. Kplan says:

    These were yummy! THX!

  67. morgan says:

    How are your signle serving cupcakes around 110 calories if just the tablespoon of oil is 100 calories?

    1. Oil is optional. As stated in the recipe, you can use applesauce.

  68. Kit-Kat says:

    I loved this!
    I did make some changes to suit my taste buds:
    3 T of Bob’s Red Mill 10 Grain Pancake and Waffle mix
    1 T of mashed ripe banana
    1+ T of water
    3 packets of sweetener
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 T baking powder
    I microwaved in a small bowl for about 1:10 minutes, and it was a success! :-) I liked the taste of the Bob’s mix; it gave a real hearty texture and flavor.

  69. raychel says:

    i was in the mood for a warm dessert tonight and made the banana bread for one, and added a few chocolate chips– sooo yummy. to make it even better though, I cut a hole in the middle and added some peanut butter which melted and with the melted chocolate chips, and banana omg! since it appears you share my love for peanut butter I figured I’d share!

    i’m so excited to keep trying your recipes! i got some oatmeal volumizing in the fridge for breakfast tomorrow as we speak!

    1. Oh wow, thank you for sharing… that sounds SO good! And lol my post today is actually about banana bread! Maybe we were even eating it at the same time :).

  70. anna belle says:

    i love your blog. it is a top pick for study break or bedtime reading. i especially love your “…for one” recipes. i hate having extra food left over that ends up just going bad and being thrown away. plus i love making new things so single servings equal i get to make more different things!
    you’ve taught me something new and give me things to play with :]

  71. Lena says:

    Okay, so since the first recipe I tried out here (the deep dish cookie pie), which was a mere month or so ago, I’ve tried at least 10 different recipes. Without exaggerating. And for most of them, several times each. (The “and I loved them all” goes without saying.) And I’m not even home every day till like 7-8 pm! I’ve decided I’m tired of writing the recipes over and over again every single time I want to make them (which is very often) – I’m just going to make myself a CCK Cookbook with all the recipes and print it out. 😀 It’s going to be ah-maaaaazing.

    (P.S. Eating the banana bread as I’m typing this and… mmmmmm.)

    1. Awwwww!!! Lena, you just made my night :).

  72. Nikki says:

    Thanks for the recipe, I made this for breakfast the other morning – super yummy!

  73. Nikki Marie says:

    I’ve made a gluten free version of this countless times for breakfast, I’m in yum… I mean love!

  74. Gabby says:

    I’ve made this for desert for 3 days in a row now…always with heaps of your delicious frosting. It’s so good I can’t convince myself to try another flavor!

  75. Lacey says:

    Im watching these (I doubled to share with the hubby) and am so excited! I snuck a lick of the batter and it was delicious. I may top it with a little almond butter! Thanks girl :)

  76. Kate says:

    I just made several of these and ate one. It’s yummy. I added some chocolate chips, and used applesauce instead of oil. I didn’t add any additional sweeter, and they still taste sweet enough.

  77. Lauren says:

    Katie, I made these for my husband and I last night and they turned out fabulously! I mixed up a little bit of pb frosting (peanut butter, agave, almond milk) for the tops and it totally took it over the edge. DELICIOUS! And so quick and easy.

    Thank you for all that you do!

  78. AKelly says:

    Just mixed this up in a mug and popped it in the microwave for 1:10 then added on 20 seconds since it looked wet. Done from scratch in 5 minutes, and it was excellent. Of course, I had to add nuts. Next time I might try using oats instead of flour and pour milk over for a warm breakfast. Very nice. Thank you!!

  79. Karen says:! I have never baked a single lady muffin. I have microwaved them every time. Today I was making three muffins and I actually baked them. AMAZING!! I used coconut milk, half coconut oil/half applesauce & one Tbs brown sugar per muffin. I had thought I would need to adapt the recipe to make 12 muffins after I tasted how good they were, but that might be dangerous. You need to add a disclaimer that baking them is a million times better than microwaving & everyone just needs to try it once, if they haven’t.

  80. Karen says:

    I’m sure I’ve commented on this recipe before, but I think this is the best recipe on your blog! Okay, maybe not in the rich and decadent way other of your recipes are so good, but in the way that we love these and make them almost daily. I have gotten the recipe just to our liking, using honey (a little less than 1 Tbs per serving) and reducing the milk a little because of the honey. After much trial, I love using a ratio of 1/4 coconut oil to 3/4 applesauce. I think you need the oil to make them a tiny crispy on the top edge and give it some richness, but I find coconut oil to be a little greasy, and 1/4 is perfect to get the benefits without being even a tad greasy. I always do mini muffins, too. I find I eat less that way.

    1. Oh wow, I am so honored to know you make it so often, Karen! :)

  81. Trish says:

    This is seriously one of the coolest dessert ideas I’ve ever seen…single lady cupcakes! This pastry chef is a really happy camper, because she usually tests recipes at full scale and then eats everything at FULL SCALE. I just started blogging about my love (and hobby/passion) for gourmet bundt cakes and other baked wonders, and this gives me an idea for creating single serving mini bundts! Expect lots of link-backs! I’m not a single lady, but I often eat like one because my husband and I eat so differently, so this is great. Thanks!!

  82. Kylee says:

    Hi CCK!

    I thought I’d let you know that I used this and your vanilla frosting recipe to make healthier “Cake balls”! I multiplied this recipe by 8, added some extra liquid to make it more like cake batter, made the banana-coconut butter as frosting, and then baked the cake and mixed it with the frosting. I then rolled the mixture into balls and dipped them in dark chocolate!! Delicious!! I highly recommend to anyone who wants a party dessert! They worked out to 65 cals a piece and made 62 cake balls about 1 inch big. I used half applesauce and half oil and also used vanilla unsweetened almond milk and whole wheat pastry flour instead of spelt :)


    1. Wow! That sounds so amazingly awesome! :)

  83. charlotte says:

    this works extremely well with frozen bananas too! just microwave until they’re warm and soft and then mash. so sweet!!

  84. Shannon says:

    I found them! I can’t wait to make this! I might just have to fill it a bit with some of the Better than Nutella! Now THAT sounds perfect :) Thanks for your recipes!

  85. Emma says:

    Oh my gosh!!! This is my favorite recipe of yours! I used honey for the sweetening, almond milk for the liquid and then I added some pecans and then MICROWAVED it for 1 1/2 minutes. It came out moist and delicious. It was light and fluffy and not at all dense. 5 stars! 2 thumbs up! Score:10! Epicness 100%

    Once again, thanks for the AMAZING recipes!

    1. I’m so excited it turned out so well! :)

  86. Kate says:

    Made this tonight and it was omg-delish! Actually loved it so much that I just made a tray full for breakfast for the fam in the morning. What they don’t know about the health factor won’t hurt them, and the best thing about single lady recipes is that you can make 6 different flavours at once :)

  87. Alanna says:

    I don’t know why it took me so long to try this, but it was worth the wait!! I was planning on making the full-sized version but I don’t have lemons on hand, so I decided to just quadruple this recipe and make extra muffins. (Somehow after quadrupling I ended up with 6 muffins instead of 4, but that’s fine by me! Maybe my pan is a little smaller.) I used 1/4 cup each water, Canola oil, sugar, and melted banana. Also added a little cinnamon. :) These ended up taking closer to 20 min. for me, and since the tops were still light I used the broiler for 3 min and they had a perfect medium-brown crust. And the muffin part is so fluffy, not dense at all! I was going to take the whole batch to my boyfriend’s house since it was his bananas I stole to make them, but I think two is eniugh. 😉 Thanks, CCK, for another awesome recipe!

    1. I’m really happy to know it works in bigger quantities… I keep meaning to try my single-lady cupcakes scaled up. Thanks for being a taste-tester :) :).

      1. Alanna says:

        Anytime! :) And I just noticed my typo above (“eniugh”) — darn iPad, lol.

  88. Lana says:

    Hi Katie, do you ever use Agave for your recipes instead of stevia? Can you use it? Would it take the place of the wet ingredient to moisten? Please give your idea. Thanks a bunch!

    1. Yes, many of my recipes do call for agave :)

    2. In this recipe, I haven’t tried it.

  89. Julia says:

    Oh my god, I just made this and I am in heaven. It caused me multiple injuries (I made it in a mug…and of course, tried to grab it by the handle…oops) but how worth it! I added some walnuts and raisins, too, yum. I was surprised that, for some reason, the top didn’t brown (probably because it was in a mug), but gosh darn, it tastes like a delicious fluffy pancake and is sooooo soft because of the coconut oil! SO satisfied!!!

  90. Rose says:

    I’m just wondering IF I could find a banana flavoring so I could make these. Since bananas run my blood sugar up. Oh and it does look soooo yummy! I would also be making it with coconut flour or almond flour to. :)

    1. I haven’t done it so I can’t vouch for it. But it certainly sounds like a good idea. Just you’ll probably have to use something to make up for the extra liquid missing from the banana.

  91. Karis says:

    If i wanted to make a regular loaf of banana bread with this recipe do you know what the measurements might be

    1. Just make my Polka Dot Banana Bread recipe. It’s not the same as this recipe, but it’s one of my favorite recipes :).

  92. Chelsea Nott says:

    This was the very first recipe I’ve tried of yours and I just made it tonight and it tasted absolutely amazing, so excited to try the rest of your recipes (: I pinned so many of them onto a few of my boards on Pinterest, now I just have to find a time and a place to make all of them

    Thanks so much


  93. Daniela says:

    Okay so first of all I have to tell you I am OBSESSED with your website/recipes. You’re definitely on my Top/Most Visited sites and I’ve made countless of your recipes- they’re all TOO GOOD!
    I just made this banana bread for one- I subbed Chocolate PB2 for the half of the flour, and Chocolate protein powder for the other half. This came out AMAZING. A chocolate peanut butter protein banana bread muffin for one. I was seriously in heaven!

  94. Mary says:

    Just “repinned” this recipe in the hopes of winning a fabulous new food processor! I make “Banana Bread for One” all the time – I specifically leave a banana out of the counter until it becomes covered in brown spots, ready for baking! The muffins are so perfectly dense and moist, and always prove to be an exciting side to my morning breakfast. Thanks so much for all of your innovative and delicious recipes! :)

  95. moma_joy says:

    I dusted the tops with cinnamon sugar rather than stir in sugar. I used Bog’s gf flour with a pinch of x-gum. I baked two separately in the microwave @55 seconds. They baked nicely. We devoured both moments ago. My son is gf, but I am so happy to find an eggless single treat for an occasional vegan visitor. I may add a scant Tbsp of raisins to sweeten up the next ones. Thank you.

  96. moma_joy says:

    Bob’s… how did “Bog” appear! LOL

  97. fabtab says:

    thank you katie!!!!

    i made it, and it’s so deliciousssssssssssssssssss

    i only add a little cinnamon…

    greetings from méxico!

    1. Lizette says:

      That makes 2 of us. I´m also from México. Viva México!!!! LOL

  98. Lizette says:

    I have to tell you….U R THE BEST!!!! I always save all the recipes I like on my laptop or pin then but honestly I don´t even bother to look at them again. This time I am writing all of your recipes and making my Recipe Cookbook. I´ll place it next to the microwave this time.
    I´ve always wanted to find recipes for 1 or 2 servings other than cooking a whole cake ´cause then I feel guilty after I eat it all LOL!! Best of all…I can cook them on the microwave, that´s even better. Yay!!! I can´t wait to go to the market and buy some bananas to make this one. Hope I don´t go bananas!!!! lol
    Thank you very very much!!!!

  99. Emma says:

    Oh gosh Katie, this was gorgeous! Thank you! And it actually turns out better without oil and adding double milk, its holds it’s shape better (my friend and I did a test, hers had oil and mine didn’t).

  100. westcoastcora says:

    I absolutely LOVE the single serve recipes! My boyfriend and I aren’t big eaters, and if I made a dozen of something, half will end up going to waste! These single serve desserts are perfect for us.. especially when when we want different things. Wonderful recipes! I recommend them all the time! THANK YOU KATIE!

  101. Mary says:

    Delicious! I doubled the recipe and baked them in a cupcake pan and ended up with 6.

    I also added Hemp Seeds for an extra burst of protein and Omegas. I also sprinkled cinnamon-sugar on top during the last few minutes, and they are just amazing.

    I’ve always had problems with my banana bread coming out too dense- these were light and fluffy, thank you!

  102. Maxinne says:

    Katie, I am obsessed with these recipes !

    Do you know of any good paleo/ vegan recipes for a DELICOUS raisin bread! I am CRAVING some, hardcore?

    Please help!

  103. Marin says:

    Ooh this was perfect, I was on the lookout for something I could put my leftover ‘nana in to eat along a cup of coffee with my healthy-sceptic boyfriend. I doubled the recipe, used 1 tablespoon of palm sugar, nearly a whole banana and (because I wanted GF) I used half GF all-purpose-flour and half sweet chestnut flour. Very happy with the result! Oh and usually I enjoy my bananas on their own, perfect snack :) Thank you, Katie! Lots of hugs from The Netherlands

  104. Lindsay says:

    I LOVE your website, I follow you on Pintrest as well :) :) :) I love this recipe, but can you post the recipe for a whole loaf of this bread/cake!! I need more to share with my two little baking helpers :)

  105. Erynn says:

    I just made one of these for breakfast…didn’t use any sweetener (had a pretty ripe banana lying around!) It was PERFECT. I used 2 T almond meal and 1 T whole wheat flour and it wanted a little longer in the microwave but came out moist and delicious in the end. Thanks for this!!

  106. Ashleigh says:

    Ohhh my goodness! I tried this recipe but instead of the oil, I used extra mashed banana. And then for the liquid I though… “why not just use even MORE mashed banana!?” So I did. Even with the extra sweetness of the banana I added a packet of stevia… The result? Extra-super banana-y deliciousness! Definitely will keep this recipe for future notice… (near future… er… later today.)

  107. Kaitlyn says:

    Got here from Strawburry17. 😉

  108. MJ says:

    How long should I microwave?

    1. Depends on the wattage of your microwave.

  109. Fame says:

    I’m sure this tastes great from the oven, but it was not a success in the microwave. I’ll try it again, though, this time truly baked.

    1. Maddie says:

      I love this! I sub almond meal for the flour and an additional Tbsp of banana instead of the oil and it’s delicious! So fast and easy, and it worked in my microwave–twice now– yummm. Absolutely no sugar necessary because of the sweetness from the bananas!

  110. alishba says:

    i found the banana cupcakes salty but easy to make

  111. Sonali says:

    This is honestly the best one i’ve found yet! I didnt added honey for the sweetner and didnt add any extra liquid and the consistency was great :) Would taste great with some nuts

  112. Vera says:

    I love making this for breakfast when I have a little bit more time. I put it in a bowl in the microwave on 1000 watt for about 4 to 5 minutes.

  113. Lizzie says:

    Wow! I literally knocked a batch of these out (upped the amounts to make multiples) and they are gorgeous!
    Even my fussy 6 year old son really loves them (and that says a lot!)
    I’m now itching to try some more of your fantastic recipes :)

  114. Cheyenne says:

    I am a bit of a sweet freak so I tweaked this a bit and added a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and used 1 table spoon of each white and dark brown sugar and put some walnuts for crunch. They were delicious the way you had them but a bit more sugar-craving satisfying this way!
    Thank you so much for the base recipe tho!

  115. Izzy says:

    I always come to your site when I’m craving something sweet at night, usually chocolate, and a huge grinchy-grin comes to my face when I remember that you have a single-serving section. :] So I’m baking this recipe as I type, only I added some spices and pumpkin. In other words, I’m making a pumpkin pie banana bread muffin. *^* Thank you for bringing this site into existence!
    God bless, Izzy

  116. Veronika says:

    I was wondering if I can use almond meal or coconut flower instead of spelt.

  117. Katy says:

    I just made this but I mixed half of the batter with cocao powder and swirled it together and put some walnuts in too and OMG I almost wasn’t even going to bake it I was just going to eat it raw! Delicious girl! More people should look at this website. People are so used to traditional baking with vegetable oil and sugar and boxed mixes full of crap and think healthy baking means no taste but they are wrong wrong wrong! Keep it up girl 😉

  118. Stacey says:

    If I bake it in a microwave instead, how long should it be in for?

    1. Clare says:

      1 min on high worked for me.

  119. Clare says:

    I know this is a tad late, but I tried this and It was so delicious and easy! I made it in the microwave on high for 1 min and it was cooked perfectly! I used 1 tsp coconut oil and 1 tsp applesauce. I finished it off by cutting it in half and smearing a little vegan butter on the middles. It was to die for definitely my go to banana for recipe.

  120. Zine says:

    Tried this out this morning. It was sooo freaking delicious and filling!
    I actually doubled the ingredients because it looked so little but oh man, i barely managed to finish it and i’m so stuffed and happy right now^^ added some cinnamon to the batter and on top of it (but i put it on everything sweet so :P)
    this one definitely goes to my personal recipebook. thank you katie!

  121. Caroline says:

    This banana bread is sooo good! No one at home likes banana bread except for me, so this way I can have my single-serving banana bread without having to use the oven 😀

    One question though: do you think I could freeze them so I can make a whole batch at once and save some for later?

      1. Caroline says:

        ooh, great, thanks!!

  122. Ruby says:

    About how long should we microwave these?

  123. Ruby says:

    About how long should this be microwaved?

  124. MilkyHime says:

    How many calories, and fat are in this?????

  125. Stella says:

    How long do we microwave the mug cake? (I’m in love with your blog aah)