A great alternative to banana bread and a great way to get some potassium into the kids (and the husband)!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Beat sugar, olive oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until light in color and creamy. Add bananas and coconut; stir to combine. Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt into banana mixture until smooth. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

188.5 calories; 2.5 g protein; 33.8 g carbohydrates; 11.6 mg cholesterol; 169.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2013
These were so tasty and I love the texture! They settle my sweet tooth without killing my diet. These are more like muffins than cupcakes though - beware that the batter is pretty thick. I was afraid they weren't going to turn out right but 20 minutes in the oven was all they needed. Thanks for the easy recipe! I will be making this often. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/23/2013
Wished I would've read the reviews before I made these because they were so over-baked. Set the timer for 35 minutes ( somewhere in middle of 30-40 minutes as per recipe) but I bet they only needed 20-25 minutes. They are definitely more like muffins than cupcakes and I didn't care for the olive oil taste. Could be because I have very good olive oil and it really came through but still if I did make them again I would try coconut oil. Coconut and banana is a good combo though! Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2013
These were so tasty and I love the texture! They settle my sweet tooth without killing my diet. These are more like muffins than cupcakes though - beware that the batter is pretty thick. I was afraid they weren't going to turn out right but 20 minutes in the oven was all they needed. Thanks for the easy recipe! I will be making this often. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2013
Wished I would've read the reviews before I made these because they were so over-baked. Set the timer for 35 minutes ( somewhere in middle of 30-40 minutes as per recipe) but I bet they only needed 20-25 minutes. They are definitely more like muffins than cupcakes and I didn't care for the olive oil taste. Could be because I have very good olive oil and it really came through but still if I did make them again I would try coconut oil. Coconut and banana is a good combo though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2013
I thought these were VERY good! I used coconut oil instead of Olive Oil. And I added some mini dark chocolate chips. I just had one without icing...but I will be icing them. They're not sweet they are more muffin than cupcake I think...but they're REALLY yummy! Oh and I only baked them for 20 minutes...that was plenty of time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2013
Very delicious. The only thing I am going to do is add a creamy frosting on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2013
baked these today in my 1-cup Nordic ware mini bundt pans - success!! we loved the muffins. thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2017
Delicious - a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2017
I made this recipe with coconut oil baking for 25 minutes and they came out perfect. I even made some with mini cupcake foils and the were still the perfect density. They'll be great for a quick weekday breakfast! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2016
These were delicious and I will be making them again! I did add chopped walnuts and they were gone in a day! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2020
I used canola oil instead of olive oil. Baked for about 20 minutes and it made 13 muffins for me. They are very good next time I might try adding some kind of nut and/or chocolate chips.? Read More