Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day 206: Banana Pineapple Cupcakes

Yield: 24 mini cupcakes
Time (Start to Finish): 1.5 hours

1 egg
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 banana
4 oz pineapple
1 cup flour
¼ tsp baking soda
pinch salt
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ cup walnuts

1-2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp cream cheese
maple syrup

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. In a bowl, combine the egg, sugar and oil and whisk until smooth
3. Add the vanilla
4. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add it to the wet ingredients and mix half way
5. Add the banana, pineapple, and nuts and mix with a spatula until smooth
6. Line cupcake tin with papers and scoop mixture until it is ¾ filled. Bake until toothpick comes out clean, about 20 min
7. Let cool, and make frosting
8. Take powdered sugar and sift it
9. Add cream cheese and maple syrup until it is smooth enough to pipe, but not runny. Add more sugar if its runny and syrup if its thick
10. Pipe spirals on top, and enjoy! Don’t use frosting if you want morning muffins

Rating: 4.5 strawberries
Notes: These are so so good! A similar idea to cupcakes at Magnolia, but a twist with the nuts, and the frosting. Enjoy them as muffins, or as cupcakes. The pineapple sounds weird, but im telling you, it is a perfect addition. I can eat a million of these. I like the spiral on top too, but you can decorate any way you like. Even do a sprinkle of walnuts chopped very fine.

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