Tahini Banana Mug Cake

Ever NEED a little treat but don’t want, or have the time, to make a cake or a batch of cookies?  This mini, super-quick dessert is the perfect go-to for exactly those sweet-tooth moments.  

The beauty of a “mug cake” is that it uses easy ingredients that you will have in your pantry and, after a little mix, you simply throw it in the microwave and – voila! – done!  Very little prep is required and very little clean up too!  Leaving more time to enjoy it and its chocolatey goodness!!

Tahini Banana Mug Cake


  • 1 overly ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp. melted fat, I use butter but melted coconut oil works well
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. tahini
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
  • 30 grams/ ¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • About 30 grams or a small handful or chopped dark chocolate


  • In a small bowl, mash the banana with a fork. 
  • Add the melted fat (butter, oil or coconut oil), maple syrup, tahini, egg and vanilla.  Mix well.
  • Sprinkle in the flour, baking soda, salt and fold in. 
  • Add the chopped chocolate and fold.
  • Pour into a 10-12 ounce mug.Bake on high for 1 minute and 40 seconds.
  • Eat warm with a scoop of ice cream, drizzle of tahini or honey.