Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Banana Apple Cupcake Muffins

I wanted to make my girls a new sweet treat with bananas.  I have already made Moist Banana MuffinsBanana Blueberry Streusel Muffins, and Apple Cinnamon Spice Muffins.  I thought it would be great to combine the flavors of bananas and apples and add a vanilla icing/glaze on top.  I'm calling these cupcake muffins simply because they are more dense like a cupcake and have an icing (not frosting) on top.  These would be a great breakfast, snack, or choose.   I also added some dried cranberries to a few of them.  Delicious! 


1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup apple sauce
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3 bananas, mashed
1 Granny smith apple, peeled and diced small

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two cupcake/muffin tins with 17 paper liners.

In a large stand mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix.  Add the yogurt, apple sauce, and vanilla extract, and mix until incorporated.  Sift in the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.  Turn mixer on low and mix just until combined.  Remove the mixing bowl and fold in the mashed bananas and diced apples.  You can also stir in some golden raisins or dried cranberries.

Use an ice cream scoop to fill the cupcake liners almost full.  Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until toothpick comes out almost clean.  Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes.  Remove to a wire rack to cool completely before icing.  

Vanilla Icing/Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 T plus 1 Tsp milk

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.  Pour into a plastic sandwich bag, cut a small hole in the corner, and drizzle over the cooled cupcakes.  Enjoy!

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  1. I HAVE to make these! I make Banana Orange Muffins, but these would be a wonderful change. Thanks for stopping by my little blog!

  2. Your cupcakes look so fun and snazzy with that glaze on them and they sound so good. By the way, I'm starting a new linky on my blog this Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday." If you have a chance, I'd like to invite you to stop by then and link these up.

  3. Hi Rhondi,
    I am so excited to see you that you brought some wonderful Banana Apple Cup Cake Muffins today. I can't wait to try one or maybe two...they look delicious. Thank you so much for coming to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  4. Your muffins look delicious, and you made a beautiful presentation. Thanks for sharing the recipe and have a good day.

  5. Stopping by from Full Plate Thursday, this look delicious!

  6. These Look Fantastic!! Wanted to invite you to share them at this weeks Seasonal Sunday!
    xo, Brittany

  7. These Look Fantastic!! Wanted to invite you to share them at this weeks Seasonal Sunday!
    xo, Brittany

  8. Congratulations Rhondi! Your Banana Apple Cupcakes are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week 1-27-11. They were so good!

  9. Just saw these on This Mommy Cooks and they look fabulous!


  10. This looks delicious and perfect for Muffin Monday! We’d love for you to stop by and link up!

    Thanks Alexandra and Kathryn @Talking Dollars And Cents


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