Banana, peanut butter, Greek yogurt and craisin cupcakes(eggless)

by Sunita on July 3, 2009

It’s been hot for the last few days. The sun has been shining down in all its fury. It is also nearing the end of the term for the li’l ones and summer break is just two weeks away. This is a busy time of the year for the Rengoni and Agastya… school trips, concerts, activities both in school and outside, and also getting ready for the end of the year report ( fingers crossed). There are just too many dates on my mind right now. And the hay fever definitely isn’t helping. But,then, through itchy, puffy eyes, life goes on.

And there are also too many bananas lying around, and most of them have started to get too ripe. With the onset of summer, there are so many wonderful fruits to choose from, that the poor bananas have been somewhat neglected. I’m the only one gorging on them, and that’s too much too. Must stop buying them for some time. These over ripe bananas have been making their way into quite a few banana pancakes, the kids favourites. A couple of them also made their way into these yummy banana, peanut butter, Greek yogurt and craisin cupcakes. They are simple to make and smell heavenly too.

What’s needed-

2 very ripe bananas, roughly mashed
4 tblsp of Greek yogurt
3 tblsp of chunky or smooth peanut butter
4 tblsp of honey
4 tblsp of sunflower or vegetable oil
1 ad 1/4 C whole wheat flour (atta)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 C of craisins

How to-

  1. Pre heat the oven at 180 deg C and lineĀ  a cupcake tray ( I got 13).
  2. Beat together the bananas, honey, Greek yogurt, peanut butter and oil till smooth.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and soda. Mix in the craisins.
  4. Fold in the flour mixture to the banana mixture, a couple of tablespoons at a time., till everything is just moistened. the mixture will be quite thick.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake liners, till about 3/4 full.
  6. Place the tray in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for about 22-24 minutes or till the top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted through the centre of the cupcakes come out clean.
  7. Cool the cupcakes in the tray for a minute, and then transfer to a rack to cool completely before storing in airtight containers.

These cupcakes smell heavenly. They were soft, the few bits of nuts from the peanut butter added a nice bite and the craisins added their sweetness. And the bananas, yes, of course they added their own flavour.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa July 3, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Those are definitely for me! A nice combination of ingredients!




2 Sunita July 6, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Go on and make them Rosa :-)


3 snooky doodle July 3, 2009 at 4:00 pm

these look delicious! I can t beleive they re eggless too . you re amazing!


4 Sunita July 6, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Thanks…btw, you don’t do too badly for yourself too ;-)


5 Kalai July 3, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Perfect fluffy texture!!


6 Sunita July 6, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Thanks Kalai :-)


7 Aparna July 4, 2009 at 4:12 am

I really like all the flavours in these cupcakes. The fluffy crumby texture is very inviting.


8 Sunita July 6, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Thanks Aparna :-)


9 Sharmila July 4, 2009 at 8:48 am

Awesome! And so easy to make! :-)


10 Sunita July 6, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Yes, Sharmila…they are very simple to rustle up…do give them a try :-)


11 Dolon July 4, 2009 at 12:27 pm

I can’t belive these cakes are eggless & ten also looks so delicious … Hats off to you dear …


12 Sunita July 6, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Thanks Dolon :-)


13 Cynthia July 4, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Oh Hon, those look fantastic.


14 Sunita July 6, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Thanks sweetie :-)


15 nina July 6, 2009 at 2:11 am

I have been following your blog but unfortunately dont have an oven to try out your wonderful recipes(muffins,cookies,cupcakes,breads)..Can you recommend me any good brand?could you please tell me which brand oven do you use?

Thanks in Advance


16 Sunita July 6, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Hi Nina.

Glad you like my space here. As for the oven, I use the oven in my philips cooking range.


17 Nirmala July 6, 2009 at 4:36 am

They look perfectly moist! Gald that they are eggless. Lovely cupcakes Sunita!


18 Sunita July 6, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Thanks Nirmala :-)


19 Meeta July 6, 2009 at 6:33 am

how seriously scrumptious! an interesting combination of flavors!


20 Sunita July 6, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Thanks Meeta..we did love them indeed :-)


21 Bong Mom July 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Yumm, your pear cake is now a house favorite, will try these too


22 Sunita July 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Sandeepa, glad you liked the pear cake. Give these a try too :-)


23 celine July 6, 2009 at 6:09 pm

i’ll give you some of mine if you give me some of yours sunita ;) xx


24 Sunita July 6, 2009 at 7:44 pm



25 ttfn300 July 6, 2009 at 7:46 pm

these sound amazing!


26 ambika July 17, 2009 at 5:57 pm

hi sunita,
I have explored most of ur recipes, really wonderful. Moreover i like ur baking items. Great work.

thanks for sharing ur recipes.


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