31 Mar 2012

OMG Cupcakes

Today's post is short and sweet... but not too sweet. Not too raw either.

Last week, Amanda and I made the best baked cupcakes ever. They were chocolate banana with peanut butter frosting with pretzels on top. We adapted it from this recipe. I made a ton of these and thought I'd have too many left over. They were gone within 2 days. I advise you to make them ASAP and prove to skeptics how incredible vegan baked goods are. Or ya know... just eat them all yourself.


Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
makes about 12 cupcakes with extra frosting
 
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup raw sugar
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. In large sized bowl, stir together sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, and mashed bananas. In medium sized bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. A little at a time, stir in flour mixture and almond milk into the sugar mixture until smooth. Place batter evenly into lined cupcake pan, and bake for 12-15 minutes.
 
Peanut Butter Frosting
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup agave/honey/maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Simply whisk it all together! Feel free to add more or less of anything to get desired consistency and taste. Frost the cupcakes and top with pretzel pieces. WOOT.