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Pecan Banana Cupcakes

Pecan Banana Cupcakes

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Linda Kaye

Very tasty alternative to banana bread. My husband and kids like these with or without frosting!

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  • Calories:
  • 415 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 22.7 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 313 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place muffin liners into two 12-cup muffin tins.
  2. Beat 1/2 cup butter and 1 package cream cheese together in a bowl until creamy and smooth; slowly beat in brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Stir in canola oil and applesauce; mix well. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until just combined. Stir in bananas and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; fold in pecans. Fill muffin liners 2/3 full with batter.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 28 to 33 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. Beat 1/2 cup butter and 1 package cream cheese together in a bowl until creamy; mix in confectioners' sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract until frosting is smooth. Frost the cooled cupcakes.
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Reviews

Baking Nana
6
12/14/2012

You can call these cupcakes or muffins - we called them GOOD! With or without the frosting, these are keepers!

Doris
6
11/28/2012

I tried this recipe today and it's delicious. The batter was so good that I wanted to eat it raw !! Best cupcakes I have ever made from over ripe bananas and will use it again and again !! Wouldn't do a thing to change it !! Thank you, Linda, for sharing it with us !! Dorie

alex
0
1/16/2014

I barely bake and I never leave reviews on this site, but this recipe is one of the best things I have ever made. The muffins are so moist and tasty. I love when I get a bite of the pecans.