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Cherry Banana Cupcakes Recipe

Cherry Banana Cupcakes Recipe

Perfect for your breakfast on the go or a sweet treat, these Cupcakes come courtesy of Diana Benecke from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1/4 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts


  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg; mix well. Beat in the banana, buttermilk and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in cherries.
  • 2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 5 cupcakes.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 229 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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SimpleFoods User ID: 7160373 217998
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

"I agree, it seems crazy to mess up the kitchen for 5 cupcakes! So I doubled the recipe, am now sampling the finished product - as is my husband - and we declare them delicious little morsels! I love marachino cherries and I went a bit heavy on them - I want the flavor of the cherries. Also, I used almond fl. instead of vanilla - always enjoy that way more! I've been baking a long time and it's my opinion you can't ruin anything that has buttermilk in it! But just to make sure, I originally only gave it 4 stars. Didn't want to throw anybody for a loop, and I certainly would hate to be labeled crazy on this site - for any now that we've actually baked them and love them, I give them the full 5-star regalia! And continue to believe in my own tastes to be able to judge something before I actually make it :)"

LegalSec User ID: 548619 160455
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"Tip: Spray paper muffin liners with cooking spray, works every time especially for lowfat muffins. These sound good to me, I will have to try."

Dollykat User ID: 2504255 105832
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2011

"I really enjoyed the cupcakes from this recipe. I did double the recipe and found it good. I didn't have any trouble with the cupcake papers/ I did find tha the flavor did improve after a couple of days - more cherry. love the tip about using almond extract. I think I'll try that next time."

maggieaw User ID: 4163584 101632
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"I agree with other posts that people should not review unless you have made the recipe. "nuff said"

Back to my review- I also doubled the recipe- using two very ripe bananas and I got 12 regular cupcakes and a ramekin filled little cake (which I will use a bit of ganache on!)
I think they are very good little cupcakes- maybe the same as "hummingbird" cake? I used vanilla in mine as recipe called for but if I made these again I would use almond extract to give it a little more flavor/Users/iammaggiewilliams/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals/2011/Feb 9, 2011/IMG_4155.JPG"

lgallvall User ID: 305253 174635
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"I quadrupled this recipe when I had grandchildren coming to visit--- they all LOVE bananas! I used non-stick spray instead of papers, and served them for breakfast with some scrambled egss. BIG hit! I never make small amounts, even though there are only two of us... freezers are wonderful inventions!"

healthyhart User ID: 5413702 89998
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"My husband and I double the recipe even though it's just the two of us. They work pretty well even with gluten-free flours substituted in. You really have to chop up the cherries to spread out their flavor and texture. Frankly, I far prefer them without."

Metrogal User ID: 4609920 105831
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"So what if it only made five? I only bake for the two of us and it was the perfect amount, and delicious. So Miss Clean Plate...neener neener! Don't ever put in your two cents without trying it first. NO ONE cares what you think."

davidkerri User ID: 3793392 176531
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"If did make again I would not use cupcake papere..they stuck so bad..not alot of flavor..they were moist...I did double the recipe because I like to freeze extras so I don't have to bake as often...Patty,wv"

Capt D User ID: 5734830 175171
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"very good, definitely double, at least."

Ron07 User ID: 5239194 174633
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"love the cupcakes definitely double the recipe. And MISS CLEAN PLATE eat lettuce"

dreyfuss User ID: 44489 158249
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"  WOW Sounds awesome to me!"

the twins User ID: 4173849 160452
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"They are delicious. I used Splenda for baking, half whole wheat flour and doubled the recipe and I got a dozen muffins. We love them. Definetely I will bake them again."

Piper's Mama User ID: 5712860 115135
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"Rating a recipe without trying it, brings down the average on the star ratings. Maybe that's why "Clean Plate" is so clean. Too lazy to bake. By the way, ever hear of doubling a recipe???"

JessiBelle User ID: 113559 105830
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"This is a yummy recipe, I agree Brainchild, if you haven't tried the recipe, don't rate it, and if you don't want to mess up your kitchen you probably shouldn't be on a cooking site, and if the recipe is too unhealthy for you, just don't make it but keep your comments to yourself."

Brainchild User ID: 2974002 101630
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"i am sorry but i wish people would keep their opions to their selves !! they seem to forget that this is for when you have tried the reciepe and put down what you think of it ! not rag it off when you have not even tried it ! this site has some seriously nutty people who always worry about calories ! dont come to this site then go to a calorie watcher site than bore us with this !!"

clean plate User ID: 1697291 115114
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"I haven't made this recipe but I can't imagine ever making this. That it only makes 5 servings seems crazy to mess up the kitchen. Also it has way too many cals. to be a healthy breakfast muffin."

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