Mini Banana Cupcakes

Mini Banana Cupcakes

Mini Banana Cupcakes

I have been slow to embrace the cupcake craze – partly because I am not much of a baker. I love about these mini cupcakes because they are the perfect little treat and they are easy to give away! They are a great use of those few bananas that never got eaten and became a bit too ripe. You could use any number of frostings on these little gems, but I used a honey cinnamon frosting and thought it was great. You could certainly make these into full size cupcakes, simply adjust the baking time (probably another 5-6 minutes).

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Unsalted Butter- softened
  • 1/2 Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Large Ripe Bananas – mashed (extra banana for garnish)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl – set aside. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar (use a handheld mixer – or a stand mixer). creamed mixtureAdd sour cream and vanilla, then beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the dry mixture in batches; add the mashed bananas and mix until combined, but do not overmix.Add banana puree Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full with batter. Fill muffin cupsBake for 11-15 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

For the Honey Cinnamon Frosting:

Combine 1 1/4 Cups Confectioners sugar with 1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Unsalted butter. Add 1/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon and 1 TBS. Honey – mix until well combined. Add more sugar if frosting is not thick enough. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.

Mini banana cupcakes

 

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