Thursday, February 25, 2010

bananas and peanut butter

I got motivated last night and tried a new recipe that I've been meaning to try.
I love when new recipes end in success.
Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

{rows & rows of banana cupcakes}

{a bowl full of peanut butter frosting}

{our cupcakes in my pretty glass goodie stand}

{a bit unconventional but delicious just the same}

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cups ripe bananas, mashed

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy
3. Add eggs and vanilla, and mix until batter is smooth
4. Combine all dry ingredients and mix into batter in 3 parts, alternating with buttermilk. Reduce speed to love and mix for 2 more minutes.
5. Line cupcake pan with wrappers. Using a spatula, gently fold mashed bananas into batter. Scoop into cups 2/3 full
6. Bake for 25 minutes and let cool.
7. For frosting, combine 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 stick unsalted butter, and 1 tsp vanilla. Add 1 cup creamy peanut butter and 3 tbsp milk. Mix until spreadable. Makes 18-24.

*Hope you enjoy!*


carrie1 said...

Ohhh...holymoly.. these look divine! =)

Michely Medeiros. said...

ohh yum that looks delicious and i love all things peanut buttert :D

KLaw said...

Girl, you really know how to make a pregnant woman's stomach growl first thing in the morning. Yum!

Maggie said...

YUM!!! you didnt' bring them to work did you!? =)

bananas. said...

it's funny...whenever people post recipes for cupcakes/cake, i have to respond as if i were dave (since i don't like either).

if dave saw this, pretty sure he'd be drooling and/or licking the computer screen.

katie + bret said...

Oh my gosh these sound AMAZING! Thanks for sharing SOOOO much!

Kelly said...

Mmmmm! I have peanutbutter & banana toast for breakfast every morning, so I'm sure those would taste soo delicious! I just LOVE peanutbutter frosting too! Thanks for sharing! :-)

~KS said...

Well.... if it doesn't have chocolate in it and it's called a cupcake... I am in!!! Might have to try whipping up a batch of these!

Reginasaurus said...

Mmm! Those look so yummy! There are so many new recipes I have to try... I'm adding this to my list. xo

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

this reminds of my elvis! lol.

Sarah Mina said...

peanut butter frosting sounds sooo yummy!

Kimbirdy said...

Woah, that's brilliant!

Jessica said...

That actually sounds kinda yummy! :)

Katy Mary said...

I love bananas and peanut butter together! These sound awesome!

drollgirl said...

GULP! this sounds fab! i just ate my [boring] healthy lunch, and i wouldn't mind topping it off w/one of these cupcakes!!! or two.

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Yum!! I love bananas and peanut butter together, such a delicious combo!

CAPow! said...

those sound INCREDIBLE!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Those sound really good! I'm a sucker for anything peanut butter!

OceanDreams said...

These look delicious - thanks for the recipe!

Elizabeth said...

I saw the title and I saved the recipe right away! this sounds so delicious and I can't wait to make them. Thanks for sharing the recipe!