Thursday, September 8, 2011

Elvis Presley (PBB) Minis

Elvis Presley is pretty awesome...he is after all "the King," but the true inspiration for these banana cupcake...peanut butter frosted minis was my Daddy.  He would eat peanut butter banana...with Miracle Whip...because that's how we roll in the south...sandwiches every day if he could.   So here's to Daddy.

Banana Cupcake
This recipe was adapted from Banana Muffins II from 

1 1/2 cups AP flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 very ripe...the kind your kids go "eewww" to...bananas, mashed
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.  Mix the first four (dry) ingredients together in a bowl.  Mix the rest (wet) in a different bowl. Then add them together, fill the lined cups and bake for 10-15 mins.  You know the routine.

The yogurt makes the texture of these springy and moist all at the same time.  Add in some nuts, bake in a loaf pan, and you've got a fantastic banana nut loaf. 

Of course for this application I topped them with peanut butter frosting (that I actually thought was too sweet and not peanut butter-y enough so I'll get back to you on a recipe) then sprinkled some coarse sea salt on top.  Yummy!  If I'd had some bacon at the time you better believe I would've thrown  that on top too.  I digress...

If the peanut butter-banana combo is your thing, try these.  And if not, at least try the banana bread part.  It's a keeper!  Enjoy!  :)

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