Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mini Banana-Buttermilk Cupcakes

Talk about simple and quick recipe for cupcakes that you can't go wrong with.

These mini banana buttermilk cupcakes are easy to make and the recipe makes enough for 3-4 dozens mini cupcakes! I made these  with buttermilk pancake mix instead of all-purpose flour. It turned out very moist with a good banana flavor to them. 

I used whipped cream as frosting since it is easy to work with and I can adjust the sweetness to my own taste and still get that fluffy result that I want for a frosting. However, feel free to use any other kind of frosting that you'd like.

By the way, I make my sweet treats as less sweet as possible, so you might want to adjust the amount of xylitol or sugar to suit your tastes.


¼ cup Xylitol or granulated sugar
½ cup mashed ripe banana
¼ cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 ¼ cup buttermilk pancake mix
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ cup buttermilk

11/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon stevia or 1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons grated coconut flakes, toasted 

1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

2. Combine pancake mix, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg in a bowl; set aside.

3. To prepare cupcakes, whisk butter, xylitol or granulated sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Whisk in eggs one at a time until well blended. Add banana and buttermilk to sugar mixture; mix until combined. Add dry ingredients to banana mixture; whisk until just moistened (do not over mix; a few lumps is just fine).

4. Spoon a tablespoon batter into 24 mini-muffin cups lined with paper liners. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan.

5. To prepare frosting, beat heavy cream, stevia or agave nectar and  vanilla until stiff peaks form. Spread frosting over cupcakes, and sprinkle with toasted grated coconut flakes.

If you want to make regular size cupcakes, go ahead. That's good too!

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