Honey and Banana Cupcakes – Perfect for Kids

Honey and Banana Cupcakes

Honey and Banana Cupcakes

I wanted to develop a recipe with no added sugar and with minimum alternative sweetener such as honey for my little one. I am one of those crazy mothers who doesn’t want to give sugar to their children. Funny, considering I’m running a blog about baking! I love cakes, yes, but it doesn’t mean that I have to pack my toddler with sugar, which is not good for a developing body. I want my child to stay away from sugar and salt for as long as possible and that’s why I’m looking for recipes with no sugar or only with honey to ‘sweeten’ my little one’s world a bit from time to time.
I’ve tried a few different approaches and finally developed this recipe. The texture is a bit ‘bouncy’  – thanks to bananas, but my little one loves them. 

 

Line the cupcake/muffin baking tin with the cupcake cases.

Preheat the oven to 180C.

 

For 10 cupcakes:

 

  • 2 over ripe bananas – bananas with black ‘spots’
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 70g honey 
  • 70g melted and cooled butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 160g white plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon – optional

 

Put two whole eggs into the bowl and beat with the hand mixer until light and fluffy, and double or triple in size. Add honey spoon by spoon – not all at once – and beat for another  3 to 4 minutes.

Mash bananas into the smooth paste, add lemon juice to prevent oxidation.

Add bananas to egg mixture and mix briefly until combined – low speed, you want eggs to keep the air. Add melted butter and mix again.

Sift the flower, cinnamon and the baking powder to the banana-egg mixture and fold carefully. You can also add some chopped walnuts or pecans into the mixture.

Divide batter between 10 cupcake cases and bake in 180C for about 20-25 mins, until golden-brown and the skewer inserted in to the middle of the cupcake comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack.

You can glaze the cupcakes with warmed honey, or decorate with some whipped cream sweetened with honey. Dust with cinnamon. 

 

Enjoy!

Banana Cupcakes decorated (1 of 1)
Honey and Banana Cupcakes

Honey and Banana Cupcakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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