Banana Cupcakes

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    Are you ready to make the easiest cupcakes ever? Five Ingredient Banana Cupcakes are literally JUST five ingredients and can even be knocked down to three in a jiffy. It doesn’t get any easier. Seriously.

    Five Ingredient Banana Cupcakes are a fabulous alternative to making banana bread with overly ripe bananas. This easy cupcake recipe will blow your mind! #easycupcakerecipes #bananacupcakes #bananarecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Five Ingredient Banana Cupcakes are a fabulous alternative to making banana bread with overly ripe bananas. So moist and delicious!

    All you need are 3-4 ripe bananas, cake mix, 2 eggs, vegetable oil and a can of frosting. The frosting and vegetable can even be omitted in a crunch making them just three ingreidnet cupcakes. At that point they are more like banana muffins, but still totally tasty.

    Five Ingredient Banana Cupcakes are a fabulous alternative to making banana bread with overly ripe bananas. This easy cupcake recipe will blow your mind! #easycupcakerecipes #bananacupcakes #bananarecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Five Ingredient Banana Cupcakes are a fabulous alternative to making banana bread with overly ripe bananas. The natural sugars give off a robust banana flavor and the moisture prevents you from needing much else to produce a soft crumb.

    Boxed cake mix is something I always have in the pantry. I buy it in bulk when it is on sale in a variety of basic flavors. It can be used to make these fabulous Banana Cupcakes, Cookie Bars, Poke Cakes, a traditional cake and more. For these cupcakes, you can use white, yellow or chocolate.

    Five Ingredient Banana Cupcakes are a fabulous alternative to making banana bread with overly ripe bananas. This easy cupcake recipe will blow your mind! #easycupcakerecipes #bananacupcakes #bananarecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you want to get super creative, add in a few other flavors you might have lying around. Chocolate chips or toffee bits pair excellently with the flavors of banana. Add a half a teaspoon of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin or apple pie spice. You can also add nuts like pecans or walnuts.

    Then you can customize the frosting. Cream cheese frosting is always a fabulous choice for banana cupcakes, but you can also use chocolate, German chocolate or vanilla.

    Not using vegetable oil gives these Banana Cupcakes more of a muffin texture, so then I just dust them with turbando or powdered sugar.

    Five Ingredient Banana Cupcakes are a fabulous alternative to making banana bread with overly ripe bananas. This easy cupcake recipe will blow your mind! #easycupcakerecipes #bananacupcakes #bananarecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    And if I’m really feeling like Susie Homemaker, I adorn them with banana chips, either homemade or store bought. Banana chips are surprisingly challenging to make from scratch without a dehydrator, so I usually cheat and just buy them.

    Banana Cupcakes are perfect for dessert, brunch or even breakfast depending on how you decide to customize. One thing is for sure, Five Ingredient Banana Cupcakes will soon be your new go-to secret weapon.

    Five Ingredient Banana Cupcakes are a fabulous alternative to making banana bread with overly ripe bananas. This easy cupcake recipe will blow your mind! #easycupcakerecipes #bananacupcakes #bananarecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Tools for making Five Ingredient Banana Cupcakes:

    Mixing Bowls– make sure to check out my article on Using the Right Mixing Bowl, you’d be surprised how many people aren’t!

    Muffin Tin– I’m assuming you have one, but just in case…

    If you liked this recipe for super easy Banana Cupcakes, then you’ll love these other easy dessert ideas:

     

    Five Ingredient Banana Cupcakes are a fabulous alternative to making banana bread with overly ripe bananas. This easy cupcake recipe will blow your mind! #easycupcakerecipes #bananacupcakes #bananarecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you are looking for even more dessert recipes, snag a copy of my Easy Dessert Recipes Mini-Cookbook. Available here for only $0.99, these easy dessert recipes are ready with less than 30 minutes hands-on time and are sure to please all your family friends. From no-bake to make-ahead, you are sure to find something you love!

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    Five Ingredient Banana Cupcakes are a fabulous alternative to making banana bread with overly ripe bananas. This easy cupcake recipe will blow your mind! #easycupcakerecipes #bananacupcakes #bananarecipes www.savoryexperiments.com
    Banana Cupcakes
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    24 mins
    Total Time
    34 mins
     

    Five Ingredient Banana Cupcakes are a fabulous alternative to making banana bread with overly ripe bananas. This easy cupcake recipe will blow your mind with flavor and ease! 

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: banana cupcakes, easy cupcakes
    Servings: 12 cupcaks
    Calories: 200 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 16.5 ounce box vanilla cake mix
    • 3-4 ripe bananas
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 eggs
    • Cream Cheese Frosting
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 muffin tins with liners.
    2. In a medium bowl, mash bananas.
    3. Add cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil. Blend until just mixed.
    4. Divide mix evenly among muffin tins.
    5. Bake for 18-24 minutes, or until tops gently spring back when touched and pass the toothpick test.
    6. Allow to cool fully before frosting. If serving as a muffin or without frosting, dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.
    7. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Banana Cupcakes
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 200 Calories from Fat 36
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Cholesterol 27mg 9%
    Sodium 294mg 12%
    Potassium 134mg 4%
    Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 20g
    Protein 2g 4%
    Vitamin A 1.2%
    Vitamin C 3.1%
    Calcium 8.8%
    Iron 5.6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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