Thursday, January 27, 2011

banana cupcakes.

 Today's cupcake: Banana cupcakes with honey-cinnamon frosting

I feel that because these "cupcakes" have bananas in them, they could be eaten for breakfast and all throughout the day as a "healthy" snack- okay, nice try...but they are SO yummy and taste just like banana bread with an added kick of sweetness and spice due to the frosting.

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup of sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups (about 4) ripe bananas, along with a whole banana for the garnish on top
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract.

Honey-cinnamon frosting:
1 1/4 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter @ room temp.
1 tbsp. honey
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix into a bowl flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Make a circle in the middle of the four...put melted butter, mashed banana eggs and vanilla into circle. stir the mixtures into each other, but be careful to not over mix.
Spoon into a lined muffin pan.

Bake for about 25-30 min. They will be done once a toothpick comes out of the center clean.
Remove the cucpcakes from the pan and let cool completely.

Once cooled, place the honey-cinnamon frosting on top and place a slice of banana as a little garnish.

Today's cupcake found here!