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Apple Banana Cupcakes

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"This is a cupcake that smells as good as it tastes. It's an old Polish recipe from some of the best bakers in Milwaukee!"
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Ingredients

45 m servings 151 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 cupcakes)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour 24 muffin cups, or use paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and buttermilk. Beat in the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Fold in the mashed bananas and shredded apples. Fill each muffin cup half full.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 151 calories; 6.3 g fat; 22.3 g carbohydrates; 1.8 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 158 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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These are much more like muffins and the are absolutely delicious! I made some changes - I didn't have any buttermilk so just omitted totally, used 1 c. white and 1 c. whole wheat flour, subsit...

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I followed the recipe as written & did not care for these cupcakes. They were heavy plus, the spices and sugar were not enough for my taste. Need to fill cupcakes about 2/3 or to the top to get ...

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These are much more like muffins and the are absolutely delicious! I made some changes - I didn't have any buttermilk so just omitted totally, used 1 c. white and 1 c. whole wheat flour, subsit...

My changes: vegetable oil instead of shortening, 1/4tsp nutmeg. Soft velvety inside, perfect crumb on the outside. Not strongly flavored by the apple or banana, but you can still taste each, alo...

You can't go wrong with these delicious cupcakes! Paired with the "Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting" for a fabulous duo!

While I noticed that a good number of reviewers chose to chop the apples in this recipe, and while I'm sure that would be good as well, I kind of had a hunch that just as with similar recipes m...

These were absolutely delicious! But beware -- the first batch I cooked got overcooked and burned. To prevent this with the second batch, I set the oven to 350 and then made sure the tops of the...

These are really good! I took the advice of some reviewers and chopped the apples instead of shredding. I also subsituted some of the white sugar with brown sugar and topped the muffins with the...

If you haven't tried this recipe, do yourself and everyone around you a favor, make it. This is definitely a "Five Star", "the Best!" I absolutely "loved" this recipe and so did my husband and...

I love these cupcakes! I diced the apples instead of shredding to get more of the apple flavor as some others had suggested--worked great. I didn't have buttermilk so I substituted 4 tablespoons...

These muffins were really good. It's a mix between banana nut bread and apple pie! I followed some other tips w/ the apples. Instead of grating the apples, I chopped them up into small sliver...