This Single-Serve Banana Bread is such a game-changer for banana bread lovers. It’s ready in under 5 minutes and is made with healthy ingredients. This quick and nourishing breakfast or dessert is here to rescue your taste buds and your overripe bananas. You won’t believe how easy, delicious and healthy this recipe is. 

Banana Bread made with one banana!

This single-serve banana bread is a game-changer when those intense banana bread cravings hit, and you need something scrumptious in a flash. The best part? It’s a delightful balance of moistness and fluffiness that will have you questioning whether it’s really possible to create such a delectable treat in under five minutes. 

Plus, it’s not just quick; it’s also a nourishing option for breakfast or dessert that you can feel good about. Made with wholesome ingredients like ripe bananas, wholemeal flour, and a dash of cinnamon, this banana bread is as tasty as it is wholesome. Say goodbye to food waste by transforming that one lonely banana into a mouthwatering delight. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s bound to become your go-to recipe when you’re craving a slice of banana bread.

why you’ll love this healthy banana bread

  • Quick Fix: This recipe whips up a satisfying treat in under five minutes, perfect for instant gratification.
  • Deliciously Moist and Fluffy: Despite its speedy preparation, this banana bread maintains a moist and fluffy texture.
  • Wholesome Ingredients: It’s crafted with nourishing ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.
  • Minimal Food Waste: Got one banana sitting and ripening away? This recipe is your solution to rescue it from going to waste.
  • Versatile Snack: Whether you’re craving a quick breakfast, a sweet treat, or a dessert, this banana bread fits the bill. 
  • Easy Preparation: This recipe is beginner-friendly and perfect for those busy days when you need a homemade treat without the fuss.
Healthy Single Serve Banana Bread, made in the microwave.

ingredients needed

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the wholesome and delicious ingredients that come together to create this masterpiece:

Banana: The star of the show and the reason this recipe exists! Bananas bring natural sweetness and moisture to this quick banana bread. Using ripe bananas is essential as they not only provide sweetness but also a rich, banana flavor.

Wholemeal Flour: Wholemeal flour adds a wholesome twist to this recipe. It’s a source of fibre and nutrients, making your banana bread not just delicious but also nutritious. The nutty flavour of wholemeal flour complements the sweetness of the bananas beautifully.

Baking Powder: Baking powder is your secret weapon for creating that fluffy texture in your banana bread. It’s the leavening agent that helps your bread rise and achieve that perfect, cake-like consistency.

Cinnamon: A pinch of cinnamon goes a long way in enhancing the flavour profile of your banana bread. It brings warmth and a hint of spice, perfectly complementing the sweet banana taste.

Milk: Milk adds moisture to your banana bread, ensuring it’s tender and delicious. You can use your favourite milk, whether it’s dairy, almond, soy, or any other type you prefer. It’s the finishing touch that binds all the ingredients together.

Ingredients for Single-Serve Banana Bread.

Ingredient Substitutions

1. Wholemeal Flour: If you don’t have wholemeal flour, you can substitute it with all-purpose flour without significantly affecting the recipe’s texture. You can also use oat flour, but this will change the texture of this cake. Either use store-bought oat flour or make your own by blending rolled oats until they form a fine powder.

2. Milk: Any type of dairy milk, such as cow’s milk, will work well in this recipe. If you prefer a non-dairy or vegan option, you can use almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or any other plant-based milk of your choice.

3. Cinnamon: This is optional, but I think cinnamon in banana bread is just *chefs kiss*. If you don’t like cinnamon you can use nutmeg or all-spice or just omit it completely.

How to make single-serve banana bread in the microwave

I’ve written the step-by-step method below, but I’ve also made a video for you to follow along with!

Step 1: Mash your nanas

Begin by slicing off 3 thin slices of banana. Set them aside; we’ll use them for a special touch later. Now, take the remaining banana and give it a good mash until it’s smooth and creamy.

Step 2: Make the batter

Into the mashed banana, add the wholemeal flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and milk. Mix everything together until you have a well-combined batter that’s just waiting to become a delicious banana bread.

Step 3: Prep your mug

Take your microwave-safe bowl or mug, give it a quick greasing, and place those thin banana slices at the bottom. This is where the magic happens!

Step 4: Pour it up, pour it up

Now, pour your banana bread batter right on top of those banana slices. It’s like a secret surprise waiting to be discovered.

Step 5: Nuke it

Pop your bowl or mug into the microwave for just 1 minute. Yep, you read that right, in only 60 seconds, you’ll have a warm, fragrant banana bread ready to delight your senses. The top of the banana bread should look a bit moist. If the Banana Bread still looks raw, pop it back in for a few more seconds. Keep an eye on your mug to prevent any spillage, or place the mug on some kitchen paper towel, just in case!

Step 6: IT’S READY!

Carefully take your banana bread out of the microwave (it’ll be hot!). You’ve just created a delicious treat in no time at all. Enjoy every bite!


Can I make Single-Serve Banana Bread in the oven?

Yes, of course, but it will take longer than 5 minutes. Follow the same process, but bake in the oven at 180°C (350°F / 160°C fan oven) for 8-10 minutes.

take your banana bread to the next level

Whilst this Banana Bread is delicious, you can make it even more so by adding a couple of ingredients:

  • Pinch of salt: Bring out the natural sweetness
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract: Adds another depth of flavour
  • Add-ins: You can add in some chocolate chips or nuts for extra deliciousness.
Microwave Banana Bread made in under 5 minutes.

how to store banana bread

Room Temperature: If you plan to enjoy your banana bread within 1-2 days, you can keep it at room temperature. To preserve its freshness, place it in an airtight container or wrap it securely in plastic wrap. Store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources to maintain its delightful texture.

Refrigeration: If you’d like to extend the shelf life to about a week, refrigeration is your best bet. Wrap your banana bread tightly with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container. Refrigeration helps to keep it moist and prevents spoilage. Before serving, you can briefly warm up slices in a microwave or toaster oven to bring back that just-baked feel.

Freezing: If you want to keep your banana bread for an extended period, freezing is the way to go. Wrap with plastic wrap or use freezer-safe zip-top bags. Try to remove as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn. Your frozen treasure can maintain its quality for 2-3 months. When you’re ready to indulge, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight or give a slice a quick zap in the microwave or toaster. Keep in mind that the texture might change slightly after freezing, but the flavour and overall quality should remain excellent.

enjoy your microwave banana bread!

And there you have it – a delectable banana bread that’s quick, easy, and oh-so-satisfying. Whether you’re facing a sudden craving or rescuing a lonely banana, this recipe is your go-to solution. So, what are you waiting for? Give it a try and let your taste buds thank you later!

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Healthy Single Serve Banana Bread, made in the microwave.

Healthy Single-Serve Banana Bread (made in the microwave!)

This Single-Serve Banana Bread is such a game-changer for banana bread lovers. It's ready in under 5 minutes and is made with healthy ingredients.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine 5 minute Recipe, Healthy
Servings 1 cake
Calories 226 kcal



  • Slice off 3 thin slices of banana and set it aside, then mash the rest.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Add the sliced banana into the bottom of a greased microwave-safe bowl or mug then pour the batter on top.
  • Microwave for 1 minute OR bake in the oven @ 350°F (180°C / 160°C fan) for 8-10 minutes. Flip it onto a plate and enjoy!



  • Whilst I do provide the US cup measurements for the recipe, I always recommend using a kitchen weighing scale and using the weighted measurements instead. This will result in a more accurate process and your cake will come out perfectly.
  • Pinch of salt: Bring out the natural sweetness
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract: Adds another depth of flavour
  • Add-ins: You can add in some chocolate chips or nuts for extra deliciousness.
  • Read the blog post before making this Single-Serve Banana Bread for extra tips, ingredient substitutions and storage instructions.
  • These nutritional values are provided as a guide only and may be different depending on your ingredients and measurements.


Nutrition Facts
Healthy Single-Serve Banana Bread (made in the microwave!)
Serving Size
1 cake
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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