These are the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen in my life. I don’t coo and fawn over babies but when these cuties came out of the oven I may have actually uttered “Who’s the cutest cupcake in the world? You are, yes you are!” What makes them even more special is that they’re actually sort of like my babies. This is my very own recipe and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. It was an experiment that went very right. I couldn’t stop looking at the perfect domes on the cupcakes or the honey as it drizzled down the sides. As I ooed and awed over my masterpiece cupcakes, I realized that all of my attention was being lavished on the mini cupcakes. I was forsaking my bigger cupcakes with their oreo crumb tops. I’m supposed to be the ultimate supporter of all things big, (or tall…) I’m supposed to look snidely down upon little things. My header proudly displays the message “Go Big or Go Home” and yet here I was, singing the praises of a tiny little cupcake that wasn’t even enough for one bite. Shame on me. The big cupcakes were wonderful in all of their large glory. Don’t ever forget it.
Bri’s Banana Peanut Cupcakes
1 cup salted roasted peanuts
3 very ripe bananas
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup liquid honey
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup safflower oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Preheat oven to 350F. Line and grease 12 large muffin cups and 12 mini muffin cups.
In your blender, combine the first 8 ingredients and blend until completely smooth. I use a K-Tec 3hp blender, I can’t guarantee yours will do as good a job or be half as cool.
Add the flours and baking powder and pulse until fully incorporated.
Pour the batter into the muffin tins to the top of the liners. Sprinkle oreo crumbs on top of the big cupcakes. Leave the mini ones plain.
Bake the mini cupcakes for about 12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Drizzle honey over the top of each cupcake.
Bake the larger cupcakes for about 18 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.