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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tueseday 'Treats' ~ Banana - Date - Walnut Cupcakes

These cupcakes even without any frosting are really a treat. They come out soft and moist every time. I have tried them a few times before, coming up with slight modifications each time and have enjoyed them all. These eggless, butterless cupcakes can be easily converted into vegan ones by substituting the milk by soy / almond milk and subbing the sugar with a vegan version. The dates added here can be omitted in case if you don't have them on hand but I highly recommend them for the little bursts of sweetness they add, while biting into these cupcakes.

Recipe adapted from Cook's Hideout
Ingredients: (yield 12 medium sized ones)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup milk (Soy / Almond milk for vegan version.)
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup mashed bananas (I used over-ripened 2 medium sized bananas)
10 roughly chopped soft dates
1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
* Preheat oven to 350 deg F / 175 deg C. Line the muffin pan with paper cups. (I use paper liners even for my silicone muffin tray since it is easy to serve.)
* Sift together flours, salt, baking soda and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Add sugar to the same bowl and keep it aside.
* Add milk, oil, vanilla and mashed bananas to another bowl and mix well.
* Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl and gently combine until mixed. Finally add dates and walnuts and give a stir.
* Fill each muffin cup up to 2/3rd and place the pan in the oven.
* Reduce the oven temperature to 325 deg F / 160 deg C and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.


Varadas Kitchen said...

They look so cute. I have a sudden urge to bake some.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i am yet to bake with dates and this combination is surely tempting

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Oh these are looking super good... Very tempting and irresistible..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and lovely looking cupcakes. Wonderfully taken pics.

Srivalli said...

Looks like real treat in small measures!..very lovely pictures..

Srividhya said...

super cute. I am yet to bake cupcakes for this BM.

Usha said...

Beautiful pictures and cupcakes are irresistible

Gayathri Kumar said...

These cupcakes look so cute. Wish To grab one off screen...

Kalyani said...

Classic banana cupcakes with a twist :))

Priya Suresh said...

Pretty attractive cupcakes..This combination rocks Suma.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Looks so delicious!! never tried banana with dates, would try next time!! :)

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Never tried banana and dates combo,looks so tempting and delicious..it has got a nice dome..

Pavani N said...

Banana, dates and walnuts -- now that is an amazing combination. Cupcakes look moist & delicious.

Harini-Jaya R said...

They look so tempting. Adding date bits is a very interesting idea. I shall try them next time.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

What a lovely combination of ingredients. Love the dates in the muffins :)

veena krishnakumar said...

Lovely combo. will be baking them soon

veena krishnakumar said...

Lovely combo. will be baking them soon