Banana Cornmeal Cupcakes

.so..I bought a box of bananas. why not make banana cornmeal cupcakes?

banana cornmeal cupcakes

BANANA CORNMEAL CUPCAKES

makes: roughly 2 dozen

7 bananas 

1/2 tub smart balance 

1 c raw sugar 

1 T vanilla

3 c cornmeal 

2 heaping teaspoons baking powder

2 heaping teaspoons xanatham gum 

1.5 t salt

start by mixing bananas and butter together until mostly smooth (there will be chunks of banana. this is good).

add sugar and vanilla and mix.

in a separate bowl combine the cornmeal, baking powder, xantham gum, and salt.

add the dry to the wet and mix.

bake at 350 for about 30-40 mins (check after 25).

FROSTING

1 tub smart balance

2 bags of powdered sugar, sifted

1/4 vanilla bean, scraped

1 lemon, zested

 

whisk butter in mixer until it is fluffy and light.

add sifted sugar a little at a time at low speed until it is mixed in, then you can increase the speed.

add vanilla and lemon.

taste.

if the frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar

if the frosting is too thick, add some liquid (water, almond mylk, rice mylk, etc.)

 

 

frost cooled cupcake. top with banana slice.

 

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