Cake in a Cup

I think it’s so fun to celebrate things with the kids! Little celebrations for kind behavior, a special milestone, a made up holiday or simply just for fun. They love when I say, after dinner lets make a cake-in-a-cup! Hanley will help me gather the ingredients and the kids anxiously wait for it to be cooled enough to dig in. I have to admit, I always make an extra for me to enjoy with them, because these are SO good! They are also amazing for pop-up celebrations that you didn’t see coming, or just on a whim if you weren’t able to get to the store for something. Wholesome, real ingredients are what’s stirred into the mug, and happy, sweet smiles are what it brings!


1 large ripe banana, mashed
1 large egg
1 Tablespoon milk (of your choice)
1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
1 scoop collagen powder (I prefer this brand)
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon chopped walnuts, or chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients (put nuts/choco chips to side) well in a bowl, making sure banana is mashed. Fold in nuts and/or choco chips and pour into a large microwave-safe mug, a ramekin (seen here), or a silicone baking muffin tray (this recipe will fill up 3). Microwave on high for 3 – 3 1/2 minutes or until just firm to touch and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. It’s HOT, so be careful when removing from microwave.

To make it fun, I stir in sprinkles to batter (I stirred in chocolate ones in picture!). The kids LOVE it!

Please note: I am NOT a fan of the microwave, but do use it occasionally to melt things, or heat up my heating pad, or quickly wiz a plate of food if I’m in a rush. So I make an exception with this recipe and ease up a bit on my dislike for the microwave. Since it’s something we make every so often, I think it’s FINE to use it.

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