Banana Recipes

Banana Cupcakes

Everybody’s favourite indulgence, now even healthier.

Serves 9
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins


  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda,
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 9 thin slices banana
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 60g butter, room temperature, chopped
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg


Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced. Line 9 x 1/3-cup holes of a muffin pan with paper cases.

Mix together flour, baking powder and bicarb.

Place bananas, sugar and egg into a food processor. Process until smooth. Add butter and process until mixture is creamy. Add buttermilk and pulse until just combined. Add flour mixture and pulse until batter just comes together, do not over mix.

Transfer to a bowl. Using a 1/4 cup measurement, fill prepared muffin pan. Top each cup cake with a slice of banana.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until they spring back when touched. Cool in pan.