Just so we are clear, I am a lazy-ass bitch who doesn’t like baking. BUT! These Green Banana Flour Mug Buns are a gluten-free and Paleo game changer.
I don’t like baking for lots of reasons which include, but are not limited to:
- I’m a lazy-ass bitch.
- When creating a recipe, I don’t have the patience to make 9 different versions of a cake to get it right. Maybe if there was a no-fail cake algorithm I could start with, but I certainly haven’t
foundlooked for this anywhere… (see number one.)
- Baking an entire recipe of something delicious for only myself results in miles and miles of discomfort because my body hates sugar (and yours does too!), so what am I going to do with 11 extra cupcakes???
So, when I was introduced to Paleo in Comparison’s mugcake recipe on Instagram, I said, “OH, SHIT I AM MAKING EVERYTHING IN THE FORM OF A MUG CAKE/MUFFIN IN PERPETUITY.” (Sadly, she and her recipes are no longer on Instagram, but she does have a mugcake on her blog here.)
LET US REJOICE!
Mug cakes and muffins make every one of my reasons for not baking dissipate, and I am now able to whip up all kinds of sweet(ish) and savory breads for one in 5 minutes. They are easy to make because microwave, can easily be gluten and sugar-free, and there are no leftovers. PERFECT.
NOT TO MENTION…
Green banana flour is made from, well, green bananas.
But…what does it taste like?
These came out so soft and bread-like that I can’t even! And no, banana flour does NOT taste like banana. It is a little earthy, but very basic; similar to wheat bread. You can easily add more salt, or dried spices to flavor it as you like. Who knew it could be so easy to have fresh Paleo bread around all the time???
Peep some other fun stuff I have done with mug buns, muffins, and cakes:
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Sunday brunch for one! Smoked salmon & avocado benedict on dill coconut flour mug muffins inspired by @paleo_in_comparison. Look how yellow that hollandaise is! 😍 #21dsd #pastured #eggs #grassfed #butter #avocado #salmon #healthyfats #paleo #lowcarb #nofilter #coconut #coconutflour
And *cough* my first attempt.