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
Servings: 12 cupcakes
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:
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.
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