vegan banana cupcakes
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5 from 2 votes

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Tender and delicious banana cupcakes made without eggs or dairy, and on top goes a smooth and delicious peanut butter frosting
Prep Time11 mins
Cook Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 451.85kcal
Author: Vaishali ยท Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes

Ingredients

For the banana cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas, very ripe. If you want an intense banana flavor, use 1 1/2 cups of banana puree-- about 3 large bananas-- and reduce the amount of nondairy milk to 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup almond milk (can use any nondairy milk)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the peanut butter frosting:

Instructions

  • Make the Banana Cupcakes:
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  • Mix the wet ingredients -- the mashed bananas, the nondairy milk, coconut oil, sugar and vanilla -- in another bowl.
  • Pour the well-mixed ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until you have a smooth batter. Do not overmix.
  • Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners. Divide the batter equally between the cups. Smooth down the tops and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 25-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Remove the cupcakes to a rack, let them cool in the tin for about 10 minutes, then unmold and let them cool completely on the rack. These cupcakes are gorgeously golden.
  • Make the Peanut Butter Frosting:
  • Cream together the peanut butter, vegan butter, and coconut oil until they are smooth and fluffy, about two minutes.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, and mix well after each addition. If the frosting is too stiff, you can add a little more coconut oil.
  • Frost the cupcakes once they have cooled completely.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 451.85kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7.44g | Fat: 24.39g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 299.13mg | Potassium: 272.64mg | Fiber: 1.93g | Sugar: 34.32g | Vitamin A: 364.44IU | Vitamin C: 1.09mg | Calcium: 63.75mg | Iron: 1.22mg