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Monday, May 16, 2016

Banana Cupcakes


     It's time to clue you in on my new favorite time of year.... birthday time!  The little man has always been fun to plan parties for.  Starting with the gender reveal and going through his last birthday, they have all been great.  This birthday was even more fun than normal though because he was so excited about it.  All of the anticipation and watching him get excited about each little thing made it that much better.



    We love making treats to bring to his friends at daycare.  It was our chance to make something not pirate themed.  So we made banana cupcakes instead.  Renae, his daycare provider, loves to feed the kids things that are healthy.  Of course cupcakes aren't super healthy, but at least these are homemade and have fruit in them!  And banana is always popular with the kids.  It was kind of a win-win.  They are easy to make too, so maybe a triple win!



Banana Cupcakes
makes 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt 
3/4 cup sugar
4 bananas, mashed
1/4 cup cooking oil (vegetable, canola etc.)
1 egg, lightly beaten

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Put a paper liner in each of 12 wells in a cupcake pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, banana, oil and egg.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until just combined. 
  5. Scoop evenly into each paper lined cupcake well (an ice cream scoop works well for this)
  6. Bake for 17-19 minutes or until a toothpick tests mostly clean.  Cool on a wire rack. 

14 comments:

  1. We all loved these cupcakes! They had so much flavor and love that they are natural! Thank you so much for bringing these for everyone,you are an amazing cook Carlee!!

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    1. Thanks, Renae! And thank you for helping to make his birthday really special! We love bringing you guys treats.

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  2. Perfect banana goodness for the kiddos!! So glad lil man had a great party!! Bet it was so fun to see his sweet, excited face!! ;-)

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    1. It was so much fun! Everything he saw was "so cool" except for the plain layer cake I made with was "so beautiful, mommy!" Melts my heart every time! Thanks, Andrea!

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  3. I bet you will be getting lots more requests for this cupcake! They sound great!

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    1. I hope so, I'd love the excuse to make more!

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  4. Yum! I love a banana cupcake, and your recipe sounds really healthy. I kind of wish I had one to have with my coffee right now :-)

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    1. They would be perfect with coffee. Head this way and I'll whip up a batch!

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  5. These sound so tasty! YUM

    I would love for you to share this with my Recipes, Crafts, Tips and Tricks Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  6. Yummy! That's so cute he was excited about his birthday. These cupcakes sound SO good too!

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    1. Thank you! I have a feeling I am in the sweet spot for birthdays. He is old enough to appreciate and anticipate, but not old enough to be "too cool" for me and my ideas ;-)

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  7. These are just loaded with bananas! Looks delish, Carlee!

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    1. Thanks, Mollie! They were really good!

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