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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Banana cupcakes

I had some bananas that needed to be used and didn't really want to make banana bread so made these instead.  They were very moist and also a bit healthy . ( I added chocolate drizzle, just couldn't help myself.  (haha)  I made a few changes and they are noted in red.   They have yogurt in them, yup that's right yogurt, your family will never know.  :)  The recipe I found here and is from Cooking Light 1999.
Printable Recipe
Yield:  1 dozen (serving size: 1 cupcake) 
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
1/4 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt*I used Greek plain yogurt
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, chilled*I used regular
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, toasted

Preheat oven to 350°.
To prepare cupcakes, combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar and banana; set aside. Beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 3 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana mixture to sugar mixture, beating well. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with yogurt, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix after each addition.
Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups lined with paper liners. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
To prepare the frosting, beat the powdered sugar, chilled cream cheese, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla at medium speed of a mixer just until blended (do not over beat)
Drizzle with melted chocolate. (optional)

Hope you try these.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.  Remember to Find the Time to do All the Things YOU love.

1 comment:

Crazy For Scrapping said...

this is making me soooooo flippin hungrey but can't stop looking at all the yummys on here.

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