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#TMCKitchenSeries: Convert Ripe Bananas Into Yummy Banana Cupcakes


I never like throwing food because 1) it’s sayang and 2) it’s like throwing away some hard-earned money too. So when my husband bought bananas, thinking that our girls will eat it but ended up wasting the food so I decided not to give them anymore, I thought it’s a good opportunity for me to turn it into cupcakes. IMG_0699

So here I am again, back in the kitchen with zero formal training, and decided to use these overripe bananas. Baking banana cupcakes is easy. All you need are:

2 cups all purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/8 tsp ground ginger, 1 1/2 cups mashed banana, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup oil or melted butter, 2 eggs and walnuts or chocolate chip (optional)

Here’s how to do it:

1) In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and ginger.

Flour Mixture
Flour Mixture

2) In a separate bowl, combine eggs, mashed banana, sugar and oil.

Egg Mixture
Egg Mixture

3) Then add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until well combined. Expect the batter to be lumpy. Add in walnuts or chocolate chips (or both) if you want. Then spoon the batter into muffin pans and bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Banana batter
Banana batter

Aside from this, I also added some toppings on the banana cupcakes for added texture. I combined brown sugar and flour then blend in some butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle it on top of the batter then bake. Toppings

Easy, right? Perfect for Sunday desserts or when your conscience can’t handle throwing away overripe bananas.

Banana cupcakes
Before and After: Banana Cupcakes

Happy baking!


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