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Banana Cupcakes with Maple Brown Butter Frosting

Long time, no post…
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar (more or less)
  • 1/4 milk
  • 3 tbsp real maple syrup (probably more….I loaded up on the maple)

How To: 

In a small bowl mash up bananas with lemon juice.  In separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.  In a third bowl (last one, I swear), cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately while mixing continuously.  Beat in banana mixture until well blended.  Bake at 350 until golden brown or a toothpick comes out clean.


In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat until golden brown.  In a bowl, add butter to sugar, then add milk and syrup.  Beat until fluffy.  Add more milk and maple syrup for a more drizzle-like topping.  Easy on the liquids if you want it thick.  Let cupcakes cool, frost them and top with ‘naner slices and cinnamon.






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