Banana cupcakes recipe

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makes: 12 - 16
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 25 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 177 kCal 9%
Fat 6.8g 10%
  -  Saturates 2.8g 14%
Carbohydrates 25.9g 9%
  -  of which Sugars 15.1g 17%
Protein 2.9g 6%
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  • It takes just 10 minutes to prepare a batch of these mouth-watering, moist banana cupcakes.

    Ripe bananas infuse these banana cupcakes with a naturally sweet banana flavour. The crunch of the crushed walnuts and the sweetness of the four ripe bananas work well together. Serve these cupcakes as they are with a slice of banana on top, or with a dusting of icing sugar or generous squirt of whipped cream. This recipe makes 12-16 cupcakes depending on the size of the cupcake cases you choose.

    Ingredients

    • 75g unsalted butter
    • 100g golden caster sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 225g plain flour
    • 2tsp baking powder
    • 4 small ripe bananas
    • 50g walnuts, crushed
    • For decorating (optional)
    • 1 small banana, chopped

    Method

    • Preheat the oven 180C/350F/Gas mark 4. Line a deep muffin or cupcake tray with 12-16 paper cases.

    • Meanwhile, peel the bananas and break them roughly into a small bowl. Mash using a fork. Put to one side.

    • In a large mixing bowl add all of the ingredients. Add the mashed banana and whisk with either an electric hand whisk or with a wooden spoon. Beat until completely combined.

    • Spoon the mixture into the paper cases making sure to fill each three-quarter of the way to the top of the case rim.

    • If you want to add a slice of banana to each cupcake, do this before popping it into the oven. Make sure you slice the banana thinly so it won’t sink into the mixture when baking.

    • Bake for 20-25 mins or until golden brown on top. To test the cupcakes are cooked the whole way through, poke the centre of a couple of cakes with a skewer, if it comes out clean then the cakes are done. If not, pop back into the oven and give them another 5 minutes.

    Top tips for making banana cupcakes

    If your banana cupcakes start to brown on the top but are not fully cooked through, cover the whole tray in a sheet of tin foil. This will stop the cakes from catching or burning on top but will still allow them to cook for a little longer.

    If you can't get ahold of small bananas, you could opt for three medium bananas or two large bananas instead.

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