Pecan Banana Cupcakes

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

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen muffins

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • cup applesauce

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups mashed ripe bananas

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Frosting:

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  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
23g Fat
51g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 313mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 144mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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