The cupcakes are made with whole wheat flour, mashed bananas, applesauce, coconut sugar, baking soda and vanilla extract. The frosting is made with vegan butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and a bit of soy milk. So scrumptious!

Banana Cupcakes With Vanilla Frosting [Vegan]

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Cooking Time

40

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Ingredients

Banana Cupcakes:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Vanilla Frosting:

  • 1 stick vegan butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons soy milk
  • naturally dyed rainbow sprinkles
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Preparation

Banana Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place paper baking cups in each of cup of a regular-size muffin pan, or spray muffin pan with coconut oil cooking spray.
  3. Mix flour and baking soda in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, mash the bananas.
  5. Add the coconut sugar and applesauce and beat together.
  6. Add the water and vanilla and continue to mix.
  7. Add the flour and baking soda mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  8. Pour the mixture into muffin pan filling each cup about two thirds full.
  9. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Let the cupcakes completely cool down before adding the frosting.
  11. Once cooled, add frosting and decorate with sprinkles.

Vanilla Frosting:

  1. In a bowl, mix the vegan butter and sugar with an electric mixer on low speed.
  2. Stir in the vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the soy milk. The consistency of the frosting should be smooth and spreads easily.
  3. If the frosting is too thick, gradually mix in more soy milk to the frosting a few drops at a time. If the frosting is too thin, then mix in more powdered sugar to the frosting little by little until desired consistency.
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