Healthy Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting // Christmas

Saturday, December 12, 2015


I came up with a healthy cupcake recipe that I might use as an alternative to my usual Christmas baking. I also bought these beautiful gold and green foil cases from Amazon - they make my cupcakes so Christmasy!

It's an easy recipe and doesn't take long to make. I think the most fun part about baking cupcakes is decorating. I picked up these Milk Chocolate Multi Coloured Sprinkles (mini jazzies) from Tesco especially for Christmas and they were only £1!

I am really happy with how my cupcakes came out - they are so fluffy, light and don't taste overly sweet. I can actually taste all of the flavours and they are perfect to have with a hot chocolate!

  • 3 bananas
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups organic self raising flour (or a combination of plain and self raising flour)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 big tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Sugar

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Layer muffin tin with cupcake cases. Set aside.
  • Mash bananas. I like to leave some banana chunks in.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the mashed bananas, brown sugar, honey, eggs, Greek Yogurt, almond milk and vanilla extract together until combined.
  • Use a sieve to whisk in the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Lightly whisk until combined. Try not to overstir the batter or the cupcakes won't have a soft texture.
  • Fill the cupcake cases up half way (or between 3/4 full when using plain flour).
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • While the cupcakes are baking, make the icing. Just combine all of the ingredients (peanut butter, Greek Yogurt and coconut sugar) together in a small bowl and put it in the fridge to harden. 
  • Cupcakes are ready to come out when golden brown on top. To be sure, test with a toothpick inserted in the center. If it comes out clean then they are done. 
  • Let them cool for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Decorate the cupcakes. 

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  1. I love peanut butter and this is such a fab recipe!

  2. These look and sound totally yummy! Going to have to give them a go!!

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  3. These sound delicious! I haven't baked in ages, but I feel quite inspired now! :)

  4. Gosh these sound and look amazing, I love the combo of banana and peanut butter (who doesn't?!) and light and fluffy cupcakes are just the best! Definitely feel like eating these right about now.

  5. These look amazing! I bet they'd be good with Nutella frosting as well :-)

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