Friday, 15 April 2011

Peanut Butter + Banana Cupcakes.

Combining all my favourite flavours into one mighty baked good...
 Banana and peanut butter cupcakes with a chocolate fondant centre and topped with marshmellow frosting.
the ultimate combo ... peanut butter + bananas + chocolate = win.
PB and banana is one of my favourite sandwiches so why not have it all in a cupcake and be a very happy Miss Bake n' Beebz. I used this recipe and tweeked it a little. I Made mine with yoghurt instead of added butter and half splenda/sugar.

Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar substitute like splenda
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup fat free vanilla yoghurt
2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
 1 ripe banana, mashed
To decorate
6 squares chocolate
6 marshmellows 

  • Preheat oven to 180 /c or 350F. Line 6 holes of a cupcake tin with large muffin papers.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream together sugar and peanut butter until fluffy. Beat in yogurt and vanilla extract. 
  • Add in the eggs one at a time, followed by the bananas.
  • With a spatula, gently fold in the flour mixture until just combined. Evenly distribute batter into 6 muffin cups and push in the squares of chocolate until they have disappered. bake in the centere of your oven for 15 minutes
  • place a marshmellow on the tops of each cupcake and place back into oven to bake for a further 3 minutes 
  • Remove cakes from oven and gently push down each marshmellow until they are nicely squished. add a pinch of sprinkles and allow to cool.

Just after I took these pictures, in all my excitement I tripped up, knocked over a table and all the cakes went flying. cupcakes smushed :(  Believe me its very difficult to scrape gooey marshmallow off the carpet but I can inform you the crumbs tasted nice.

Luckily 3 survived and they were very well recieved! all the family very much enjoyed them.
these are probably the best low fat cupcake i have ever made due to the addition of banana and yogurt they were most but the cupcake itself was tender and light, even and very fluffy. A good balance of banana nuttiness and not too sweet. Oh they would be incredible with a peanut butter or chocolate cream frosting... I will have to bake more now just to try out all the icing options!


  1. They look very 'FLUFFY!' in every sense of the word!

  2. Omgosh... my favourite combination in CUPCAKE form?! I'm in love! And you (or I...) should TOTALLY try pb frosting on those :-D

  3. yum! those look SO tasty!! i love bananas.. and cupcakes! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  4. I am all about the PB banana combo! These look divine!!! =) Thanks so much for promoting the party with my button! You rock!