Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

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I am SO excited to share this recipe with you! My Mom’s birthday was last week and I wanted to make a fun dessert for her to enjoy. We were heading up to the mountains for a birthday picnic, so I knew it needed to be portable and easy to eat. I instantly thought cupcakes would work marvelously! I wanted to include chocolate in these cupcakes, but I didn’t want to make a chocolate cake…I looked at all the bananas on my counter and inspiration took shape! A banana cupcake with chocolate frosting was born!

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These cupcakes are absolutely moist, tender, and yummy utterly DELICIOUS! You will never believe that there is no added fat in these babies. Really. I was quite surprised myself! And the health benefits? Bananas are full of potassium and other vitamins, plus the cacao has heart healthy antioxidants to name a few benefits. What’s not to love? My Mom LOVED these cupcakes – YAY! And the rest of the family? Let’s just say they have requested them for their birthdays too! ENJOY!

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1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour (add in 1 teaspoon xanthan gum to recipe if not included in your flour blend)
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed (3 large bananas)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons coconut vinegar
1/2 cup milk of choice
6 tablespoons aquafaba (canned white bean liquid)

Line a standard size cupcake pan with paper liners. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a medium sized mixing bowl, mash the bananas and then mix in the vanilla, coconut vinegar, milk, and aquafaba. (Note: make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature for an optimal bake). Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients,  and mix until well combined. Fill each liner about 3/4 full and bake for 25 minutes, until the tops spring back to the touch and they’ve started to brown a bit. Let cool completely on a cooling rack before slathering them in frosting!

Chocolate Frosting

2 cups organic powdered sugar

1/2 cup cacao powder

2 teaspoons vanilla

dark chocolate almond milk

Place the powdered sugar and cacao powder in a medium bowl. Mix until well combined with a hand mixer. Add in the vanilla and mix until well incorporated. Add in a tablespoon of dark chocolate almond milk and mix. Continue to add in a tablespoon of milk at a time and mix until you reach the desired spreading consistency.

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