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Pecan Banana Cupcakes

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"Very tasty alternative to banana bread. My husband and kids like these with or without frosting!"
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 415 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen muffins)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place muffin liners into two 12-cup muffin tins.
  2. Beat 1/2 cup butter and 1 package cream cheese together in a bowl until creamy and smooth; slowly beat in brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Stir in canola oil and applesauce; mix well. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until just combined. Stir in bananas and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; fold in pecans. Fill muffin liners 2/3 full with batter.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 28 to 33 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. Beat 1/2 cup butter and 1 package cream cheese together in a bowl until creamy; mix in confectioners' sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract until frosting is smooth. Frost the cooled cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 415 calories; 22.7 g fat; 51.4 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; 56 mg cholesterol; 313 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I tried this recipe today and it's delicious. The batter was so good that I wanted to eat it raw !! Best cupcakes I have ever made from over ripe bananas and will use it again and again !! Wou...

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actually tasted good but every one of the 110 mini cupcakes sunk in the middle and stuck to the paper liners hopeless waste of all those great ingredients

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I tried this recipe today and it's delicious. The batter was so good that I wanted to eat it raw !! Best cupcakes I have ever made from over ripe bananas and will use it again and again !! Wou...

You can call these cupcakes or muffins - we called them GOOD! With or without the frosting, these are keepers!

I barely bake and I never leave reviews on this site, but this recipe is one of the best things I have ever made. The muffins are so moist and tasty. I love when I get a bite of the pecans.

Only change was to omit pecans as we don't care for them. Also, next time I'll reduce the confectioners sugar to 3 cups, otherwise among the best I'v made and received many compliments from tho...

yum!

Delicious recipe! I had many people tell me this was the BEST banana bread / muffin they had ever had! So moist and flavorful! This is staying in my recipe box without question!

Great muffins 5star

These are the best. Recipe was followed as written and it was very easy and very, very good.

actually tasted good but every one of the 110 mini cupcakes sunk in the middle and stuck to the paper liners hopeless waste of all those great ingredients