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Overripe Bananas? No Problem

Posted by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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Banana Cupcakes With Vanilla Frosting Recipe Is a Great Way to Use Your Overripe Bananas

by Julie Ryan Evans 

Banana CupcakesIf your family is like mine, we never eat the last banana before they get a little too ripe. So I'm constantly whipping up banana bread or banana muffins so as not to waste them. Then I found this recipe for banana cupcakes that I like to throw into the mix to sweeten things up once in awhile

From Souffle Bombay, they're rich and moist, and topped with a creamy vanilla frosting, they are ridiculously delicious. Plus, you can feel good knowing that you're getting in some fruit too. They would make a great dessert for Easter or a fun treat any night of the week.

Banana Cupcakes With Vanilla Frosting

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter, room temp
2 large very ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup or more)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix together sugar, sour cream, egg, and butter. Add mashed bananas (use a potato masher or your clean hands) and vanilla extract. Add flour, salt, and baking soda and mix well. Pour into your cupcake liners. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

Depending on the size cupcake liners you use (as well as the size of you bananas), you may have a bit of leftover batter, if so, just spray a small loaf pan and make yourself (or your neighbor) a tiny cake :)

Note: Extra banana never hurts the recipe, so if yours are large and over a cup ... throw them in.

by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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Bmat
by Barb on Mar. 26, 2013 at 1:12 PM

This does look tasty, and it is good to use up the over-ripe bananas. :)

mac1940
by Mary Ann on Mar. 26, 2013 at 1:28 PM

This looks like a very good recipe and one that I will definitely try.  I make a lot of banana bread and everyone here loves it, so I am sure a cupcake will go over big as well.

momma-t42
by Gold Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Thanks, now I'm hungry! lol

We actually freeze very ripe banana's for later cooking.

Momabear455
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM

I love banana's and you are right just add some rotten ones and you've got a good snack!!

louannwilkins
by Louann on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:45 PM

looks SO good!!!   :)

LadySaphira
by Lisa on Mar. 26, 2013 at 4:49 PM

sounds yummy!

homeskoolmama
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 5:41 PM

looks good but our bananas never make it to the over ripe stage. We eat them.

SageAdvice
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM

 Banana bread, no frosting - yummy

caro100
by Carol on Mar. 27, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Love banana bread, that looks like a very moist cupcake.

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