Sunday, August 16, 2009

Banana Cupcakes

Here is a REALLY yummy and healthy recipe for Banana Cupcakes! This is a cake batter that is made from scratch, but is super easy. It makes me wonder why we don't make cakes from scratch anymore!

Banana Cupcakes

  • 2 1/4 Cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 Cup agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1 small zucchini julienned
  • 3/4 Cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 Cups mashed banana
  • 3/4 Cup raisins (optional)
  • 3/4 Cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup flax meal (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dry ingredients together; set aside. Mix the agave nectar or maple syrup and applesauce together. Beat the eggs into the wet mixture. Stir the banana, zucchini, raisins and walnuts into the wet mixture. Add wet mixture to the dry and mix well. Fill cupcake wells 3/4 full and bake for 30-35 minutes. Batter can also be placed into into a 13 x 9-inch pan and baked for about an hour for an amazing cake.

Here is a great option for your cupcakes! How about a sweet, natural glaze?

Glaze

2-3 Tbsp room temperature spring water
2 Tbsp organic maple syrup
1/2 Cup sucanat powder

Blend ingredients together (I use the Magic Bullet)until sucanat is dissolved. Dip each cupcake top into the glaze mixture and allow to dry.

I hope everyone enjoys this healthy dessert.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great Recipe.. and healthy.

Anonymous said...

How many calories?

FitterTwit said...

Wow! That is a really great question! Because I focus on portion size and eating whole foods... I don't really count or keep track of calories. But your question is super good, so I am devoting an entire blog post to you...stay tuned (I wish I had your name to thank you!;)