Welcome to my Airfryer Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe here at recipethis.com. Filled with a delicious flourless banana muffin mixture, then topped with delicious creamy and cheesy cream cheese vanilla frosting. Lower in calories than most cupcakes, gluten free and as delicious as any banana cupcake should be.
Yesterday on the blog we had chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, so today we decided to go with banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, but to make it slightly healthier so that there was less guilt in each bite you take.
Yes we really do have healthy cupcakes.
Plus it doesn’t mean that they don’t taste good, because they do, but just by being selective with ingredients, we have created a newer kid friendly version.
They are free of:
- Caster Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Icing Sugar
And instead we have:
- Gluten Free Oats
- Greek Yoghurt
- Soft Cheese
So as you can see you are getting your sugar kick from the honey instead. It also uses gluten free oats as a flour alternative, along with bananas as an alternative to fat.
Plus it is great on bananas that have gone brown on the outside. I mean do you have kids that refuse to eat bananas from the fruit bowl just because they have some colour on them that is not bright yellow?
Well I know I have. He looks at them like they are mouldy food, that should be left there to rot. But what I do is either use them to make banana cupcakes (like these) or they end up going into banana bread instead.
Plus they also become very light and fluffy thanks to the Greek Yoghurt and the gluten free oats. Plus if like me you hate almond flour, coconut flour and such like, then this is your plan B and gluten free are a lot cheaper than coconut flour too.
These banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are just so easy to make too.
I actually call them my Blend & Pour Banana Muffins:
That is because you literally add all your banana muffin ingredients into the blender, blend it and then pour your mixture into your muffin/cupcake tins.
Then fridge and serve.
As simple as that.
Then you could change this for other fruit that you like, add an extra flavour to it such as maple syrup, or like me just have them with a lot of vanilla essence as they make banana cupcakes taste so good.
We served these banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting as part of one of our summer picnics. Plus we often give them (minus the cream cheese frosting) to our 1 year old and he loves playing with them (rather than eating them) and you will need the hoover out after he has tucked in.
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Airfryer Banana Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
This banana cupcake recipe makes 14. Simply do 2 batches of 7 cupcakes in the Airfryer.
Please make sure your banana muffins are cool before adding the topping otherwise it will turn to mush. If your frosting is not thick enough then add a little extra banana and if it is too thick adjust with a little more Greek yoghurt.
Airfryer Banana Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting Calories
As I put the details of the ingredients for these banana cupcakes into a nutrition calculator, I was expecting them to be really high in calories. And they were. More than 2500 calories each. I was like WHAT?????
It turns out I had a typo and had added 280 servings of Greek yoghurt by accident.
In reality they are 215 calories each which is great for a snack, a quick breakfast or for a nice supper treat.
They are also gluten free,
Airfryer Banana Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting Podcast
We also have created a short version of this banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe into a Podcast. We have loaded it up onto our Itunes account and it is great for a quick download and then you can save it to your phone and then have it in your kitchen with you as you cook.
UEi Test Instruments Folding Pocket Digital Thermometer
These Airfryer banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting is air fried using the UEi Test Instruments Folding Pocket Digital Thermometer.
This is because us mums need something like this PDT650 in order to check on the cooking of our cupcakes. We need something that we can grab out of our back pocket, poke into our cupcakes and then check to see if it is cooked.
Not only can we poke it and see whether it comes out clean (meaning that the cupcakes are cooked in the middle) but we can also check the temperature.
The same theory can apply to cooking meat, fish, large cakes, sauces or even homemade dog food. It has a big easy to read display meaning that it is perfect for partially sighted people like myself.
When making these banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, I was able to poke and check and then pocket it, so that my 1 year old and soon to be 3 year old, failed to grab it and decide it was their latest toy.
If you head over to their Amazon page then you can buy the exact same one that we have.
Plus a HUGE Thank You to UEi Test Instruments for giving us the opportunity to test drive their thermometer here on RecipeThis.com.