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Banana Bread Mug Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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I love banana bread.

The problem is that we never have enough ripe bananas in our house to make a loaf or muffins. I buy at least 15-20 bananas for the week and we still run out by Friday.

What can I say, we love our bananas!

Have you heard of the Chiquita Banana Cooking Lab Contest? Just create a unique recipe that includes this week’s 3 ingredients (every week is different), until Nov. 24th. The Grand Prize winner who will WIN $4,000 and have their recipe featured in Chiquita’s banana recipe collection.

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This week the 3 ingredients were Chiquita bananas, chocolate chips and cream cheese. It’s no surprise then that the first idea that popped into my mind was banana bread.

But, alas, we only had one ripe banana.

So the idea of a single serving Banana Bread Mug Cake came to mind. And to make it a little bit more decadent, why not add a cream cheese frosting?

I usually have a really poor track record with mug cakes. Exploding mug cakes are my specialty. But this one? I nailed it. So freaking good!

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Banana Bread Mug Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Ingredients
  • 2 TB flour of your choice (I used coconut flour)
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp brown sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
  • ¼ Cup milk (I used Unsweetened Almond Milk)
  • ½ ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 TB nut butter of your choice (I used peanut butter)
  • Splash of pure vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle of mini chocolate chips
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 TB cream cheese
  • Sprinkle of mini chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, baking powder and brown sugar in a microwavable mug or bowl. Stir till mixed.
  2. Add milk, stirring till no clumps remain. Add mashed banana and nut butter. Mix well. Add mini chocolate chips.
  3. Cook in microwave for 2½ minutes.
  4. Remove from microwave and allow to cool while making cream cheese frosting.
  5. For cream cheese frosting - In a small microwavable bowl, place cream cheese and mini chocolate chips.
  6. Microwave for 10 seconds to soften. Stir till combined.
  7. Frost cooled Banana Bread Cake.

 

Quick, easy, delicious and ready in 5 minutes. Perfect for anytime you want banana bread but don’t have enough ripe bananas.

Since it’s Sunday, it’s meal planning day.

What’s for dinner this week:

Sunday – Fish tacos + broccoli slaw salad

Monday – Chicken sausage, butternut squash pasta bake

Tuesday –  Crockpot Two Bean Veggie Chili

Wednesday – Lentil Tacos

Thursday – Simple Pumpkin Soup

Friday – Leftovers

Saturday – Dinner out

What’s your favorite quick bread?

What are you having for dinner this week?

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What’s for Dinner?

Crockpot Two Bean Veggie Chili  HappyFitMama.com

Meal planning time again.

I swear it seems like I just did this!

What’s for dinner this week?

Sunday – Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

Monday – Eggs + avocado toasts

Tuesday – Parmesan Chicken w/ Caesar Roasted Romaine

Wednesday – Ron’s Homemade Pizza

Thursday – Roasted Salmon + Caramelized Sweet Potato Kale Fried Wild Rice

Friday – Leftovers

Saturday – Out

And some delicious looking recipes that I’m pinning for later:

Roasted Broccoli Chickpea Burgers w/ Cashew Mayo

Slow Cooker Snack Mix

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Bites -> made these already. SOOOOOO GOOOD!!!!

For more recipes, workouts and more follow me on Pinterest! It’s where I get all my meal planning ideas.

What are you having for dinner this week?

What’s for Dinner?

Butternut Squash Apple Soup - happyfitmama.com

Today is a bittersweet day.

I’m heading out this morning to spectate the Baystate Marathon. A race that I had been training for since June. A race that I had big hopes and dreams for.

But injuries happen, as sucky as they are.

One of the reasons why I chose to run Baystate was because my friend Mariette was. It was going to be a goal race for both of us. She’s done so, so well in training that I know she’s going to reach it. Even though I can’t run it, I still want to be there to cheer her on. I’d love to jump in and pace her to her first BQ the last 10k.

BUT I’m still not running.

So my obnoxiously loud yells and cowbell will have to be enough to give her an extra surge to the finish line.

Here’s what’s for dinner this week:

Sunday – Baked Spinach Rotolo

Monday – Baked Salmon + roasted acorn squash

Tuesday – Dinner out at Flatbread Pizza to support Sarah and CHaD

Wednesday – Crockpot Two Bean Veggie Chili

Thursday – Butternut Squash Apple Soup – Pictured above

Friday – Leftovers

Saturday –  Spicy Spaghetti Squash Boats

What are you doing today?

What’s for dinner this week?