Peanut & Banana Cupcakes Recipe
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Peanut & Banana Cupcakes Recipe

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If you want a cupcake that'll wow a crowd, look no further. These are great for dessert or as a snack, and have a nice sweet, salty balance. —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (2-3 medium)
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped lightly salted dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup chopped lightly salted dry roasted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake: 439 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 271mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with banana mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in peanuts.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and butter until fluffy. Beat in vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Pipe frosting over cupcakes. Sprinkle with peanuts. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut & Banana Cupcakes in Country Woman October/November 2011, p33

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reneeh2010 User ID: 4264909 258732
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2016

"These cupcakes are very good. I have made them many times...very yummy!"

joycerm53 User ID: 703299 212986
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"These are great cupcakes! Very moist. A keeper!"

raton User ID: 6325552 196960
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"Great cupcake. Yummy!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2817041 187039
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012


Pleasehelpme User ID: 6822906 196602
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2012

"These were fantastic! I wouldn't change a thing--and I usually do, for fun. In fact, these got better and better over the next few days, and never got dry."

technoluv User ID: 6523219 195956
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"these cupcakes are super delicious! =D

i really LOVED them..."

granmacox User ID: 5109947 193600
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"what's not to like! peanuts and bananas! they were delicious and healthful too. you can use just plain cream cheese frosting if you think the peanut butter frosting is too much... we didn't"

Lauralouise User ID: 2585361 151605
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"This will be a fantastic recipe, I will make them for Thanksgiving along with pies and use them as a name tag. I can tell by the ingredients they will be fantastic!!!!!"

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