Banana Cupcakes

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!

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

This recipe originally appeared on Real Housemoms, where I am a contributor.

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.

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.comFive 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.comTools for making Five Ingredient Banana Cupcakes:

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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
Servings: 12 cupcaks
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
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.
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.

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

Comments

Rebecca

So i made these cupcakes tonight after the huMidity got the best of our bananas this week. I filled the center with sundae caramel and topped with a cream cheese frosting. They are Phenomenal! Thank you!

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    What a fabulous idea! Thanks for stopping through to let us know!

Anita

Hello, would you bake for less time when using mini cupcake pan? I’m thinking possibly 10 mins?

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Hi Anita,

    Probably, but I haven’t tried it personally. I would estimate around 10 minutes too. Just use the toothpick test and if you could report back the time, I’ll add it to the notes so others will know as well.

    Thanks!
    Jessica

Cindy

I did not see the nutrition listing, especially looking into the total carbohydrates.

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Hi Cindy! Thanks for pointing that out, I just updated it. Looks like 38 grams, it is by no means a low-carb cupcake. 🙂

Mariana

I was hoping for five ingredients. It’s a bit frustrating sorting through all these recipes that list “cake mix” as a single ingredient when I’m looking for simple recipes. I wish it would say “cake box recipe” or something else less misleading.

Nothing against your recipes or blog. I just wish it was easier to search for what I’m looking for by title.

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Thank you for the feedback. It really is only 5 ingredients though. You only use the actual cake mix, not the ingredients you would typically use to make the cake.

Veena Azmanov

I love pretty these look and I love how easy these are to make. Banana has got to be a family favorite in our home. We will eat anything banana and this sounds like a treat. yum!

Dannii

Oh my daughter would love these. She loves dessert (who doesn’t) and she is obsessed with bananas.

Julia

I love adding bananas to baked goods! They make everything taste better! Love how simple this recipe is 🙂

Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

This is such a good idea! I love the single serving-ness of this. Easier to grab on the go!

Shashi at SavorySpin

These look so good and so (dare I say it) moist! Way to go with doctoring up a cake mix to make these beauts!

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