Banana Cupcakes
Makes: 12 Servings

Add some potassium and flavor to your cupcakes by making them banana cupcakes.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening (solid vegetable)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 egg (large)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup banana (mashed)
Serving Size:  1 cupcake
 
Nutrients Amount
Calories 211
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 31 mg
Sodium 203 mg
Total Carbohydrate 29 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 15 g
Added Sugars included 12 g
Protein 3 g

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar using an electric mixer. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients (flour mixture) and bananas to creamed mixture (the egg mixture). Mix well until combined.
  5. Place paper baking cups in muffin tin or lightly coat muffin tin with cooking spray. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full of batter.
  6. Bake 20-22 minutes, until golden brown. Remove cupcakes from muffin tin and place on a rack to cool.

Source: ChooseMyPlate.gov, recipe/ Banana Cupcakes

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