Chocolate and Banana Cupcakes

A healthy and yummy treat!

A healthy and yummy treat!

Chocolate and Banana Cupcakes!

These are a yummy and healthy treat for kids of all ages. Low in sugar, low in fat. Moist and light. You won’t need any icing! So easy to make…one bowl to mix with a spoon!


2 cups of self raising flour (Wholemeal Flour works great!)
2/3 cup of cocoa powder
1/2 cup of caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon of bicarb soda
1/2 cup of oil (I always use olive oil, but use whatever you have!)
3/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon of vinegar
2 large over ripened bananas – mashed(you’ll know they are ready when they look like a leopard skin…all spotty!)
2 eggs

(Preheat your oven to 180C)
1. In a cup or small jug add the vinegar to the milk and allow it to stand for two minutes. (Don’t worry if curdles slightly!)
Add vinegar to milk and stand

2. In a large bowl add in the eggs, oil and mashed banana and combine it well.
combine eggs, mashed banana and oil

3. Add in the milk and vinegar and mix well.
stir in the milk

4. Add the dry ingredients and stir lightly. (Don’t over beat)
add in flour, bicarb, sugar and cocoa

5. Pour into cupcake/muffin tins lined with cupcake papers. (Fill 2/3 of the way, I get about 20 cupcakes)
spoon into cupcake pans

6. Bake in for 15 minutes. (Might need a minute or two more, don’t over cook or they will become too dry)
So moist and light!

Bake, freeze and pop straight into the lunch box!

Bake, freeze and pop straight into the lunch box!

Ready for afternoon tea! I freeze my batch in a zip lock bag – a yummy and healthy lunch box addition!

Do let me know how you go!


2 thoughts on “Chocolate and Banana Cupcakes

    1. yibbayabba Post author

      Usually I put these into the kids’ lunchboxes when they are frozen and they are defrosted by lunchtime! If I am taking them out of the freezer to have at home, I leave them out for about half an hour. (I put them in an airtight container so they don’t dry out) you could leave them out longer, until you need them. Hope this has helped? Thank for stopping by!


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