Best Banana Cupcakes: Super Moist, Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

These banana cupcakes come with a warning: people are going to fight over it so make sure you make enough! What comes out of this banana recipe is a moist, healthy, and oh so tasty bread that is very satisfying. This is the second baking recipe I learned ever since I started my kitchen adventures. Prior to getting baking skills, I used to buy banana bread in the stores for it is really one of my favorites. But now I bake it all the time from memory, following this recipe, sometimes into cupcakes, other times in a loaf bread.

Earlier, my sister called and asked me to make cupcakes for her and these banana cupcakes are what came out. She works at the hospital so her free days are quite erratic and she does not get to go home a lot so I was pretty happy to comply quickly and fulfill her craving. The best thing about this banana cupcake recipe is that it is so quick and easy to make, all the preparation is done before the preheating of the oven is done!

It is also perfectly fit to be made by hand though the batter is quite thick and will require some elbow grease. Don’t be tempted to over work the batter though; just get everything combined nicely and that is it. Mix-ins can be added too like raisins, candied fruit, chocolate chips, walnuts and other kinds of nuts available; very flexible indeed. I hope you try out this banana cupcake recipe when you find the time. You’ll be very glad you did.

Best Banana Cupcakes: Super Moist, Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

  • 2 Tbsp softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 pcs over ripe mashed bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream or milk
  • 12 walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Combine the all purpose flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.

2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, mashed banana, and sour cream. Slowly add in the flour mixture. The batter will be thick and sticky. If using mix ins, fold them last. Mix the batter just until everything is incorporated.

3. Line a 12 piece cupcake tray with 3 oz. cupcake liners and fill each 2/3 up with batter. This can be done using an ice cream scoop or any regular spoon. Top each with walnuts. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean. Let cool and enjoy your banana cupcakes. 🙂

19 thoughts on “Best Banana Cupcakes: Super Moist, Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

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  2. i love this recipe, and my family does too. in fact, i’ve baked the cupcakes experimenting with almond milk … and it’s still delicious. thank you so much for posting this recipe! it’s definitely two thumbs up !!!

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    • you can get sour cream in the grocery stores. i think you can use plain yogurt but it is thinner in consistency and i have not tried that but you certainly can and see where it goes. i think if you don’t want to use sour cream you can just use milk.

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  5. Hmmmmmm…..I like banana bread….too bad, princess, I am not gifted like you. I can eat a lot, but bake, I think I need a tutorial from you hihihi

    • c’mon, just try something out and you’d be surprised at how far it can take you. in the beginning i did not think i can pull out something edible from the oven. actually up to now i am always surprised to see beautiful things coming out of it. if you need any help i’m just here!

    • i started with a small electric oven. bumili ka na! baking is really satisfying lalo na when you get to see other people enjoying what you made.

  6. Ang sarap naman ng cupcakes! I have also a student who loves baking. I encouraged her to blog and share her bread and cakes. I’m sending this link baka mainspire sya. =)

  7. hindi naman sa nagbubuhat ng sariling bangko, but i also have a recipe for knock-out banana muffins… well, actually choco-banana muffins kasi meron syang chocolate sa gitna. try mo yun PM. yummy! 🙂

    • i like them a lot too. they are yummy but high in fiber too. i make them with a banana type called saba – it hasmore fiber and less sugar.

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