Bake Sale: Banana Oat Cupcakes

  • Pin It
  • print
  • email to a friend

Does a breakfast cupcake always have to be called a muffin?  It doesn’t when it’s slathered in brown sugar caramel frosting!  These banana oat cupcakes made with ripe bananas, rolled oats, and coconut milk are satisfying on their own, but truly shine once you add the frosting and sprinkle coconut on top.  Eat them at breakfast time or any time you want a special treat.

Yield: 18 cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 cup rolled oats

Brown Sugar Caramel Ingredients
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
Shredded coconut, to taste

Cupcake Directions
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
In another medium-sized bowl, cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until the mixture looks like wet sand (about two minutes on high speed with an electric mixer).
Add bananas to butter mixture and mix until combined.
Mix in eggs one and a time to butter mixture, mixing until fully incorporated.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients a little bit at a time, mixing until just combined.
Mix in coconut milk until just combined.
Fold in rolled oats.
Fill cupcake liners ¾ full.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry.

Brown Sugar Caramel Directions
Melt butter in a small saucepan on medium-high heat.
Add the brown sugar and bring to a boil, stirring gently to combine.
Lower heat to medium low and continue to boil for two minutes, stirring constantly.
Add the coconut milk and stir quickly as the mixture returns to a boil.  This will happen fast.
Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until thick enough to spread.
Spread on cooled cupcakes and top with shredded coconut.

Read More From Bake Sale.

You May Also Like These Blogs:

You May Also Like These Recipes:

  • Southern Fried Catfish Southern Fried Catfish
    54321
    View Now
  • The Deen Bros. Lighter Chicken and Dumplings The Deen Bros. Lighter Chicken and Dumplings
    54321
    View Now
  • Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers with Dill-Mustard Sauce Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers with Dill-Mustard Sauce
    View Now
  • Coal Roasted Sweet Potatoes Coal Roasted Sweet Potatoes
    View Now

Leave a Comment

Reader Comments:

54321

www.pauladeen.com neas letter

By lisabethjunedixon on January 28, 2013

54321

I adore coconut in dessert but I've never tried to bake coconut cupcakes! This is the chance to do it ! Great job

By Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden on September 18, 2012

54321

I don't care for coconut can you substitute reg milk for the coconut milk and if so must it be whole milk or can you use 2%? I think these sound so yummy except for the coconut. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. Theresa (Terri) Richter.

By Theresa Richter on September 15, 2012

54321

PAULA AND FAMILY THE BEST COOKING SHOW ON BESIDES MAKING EVERYTHING LOOK GOOD YOUR FAMILY ALWAYALL LOOK SO HAPPY THE LORD HAS REALLY BLESSED YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WHAT EVER YOUR DOING KEEP IT UP MADE ALOT OF YOUR RECIPES AND THEY ALL TURNED OUT GREAT I ALSO LOVE TO COOK I AM ALL ITALIAN AND REALLY ENJOY MY FAMILY I HAVE ALSO BEEN BLESSED MAY THE LORD ALWAYS BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

By kathy strauss on September 14, 2012

54321

Delicious.....yum, yum......my family loves you Paula...... Te queremos......

By Marisol on September 13, 2012

image
Paula Deen
Paula Deen
The Lady's Blog
The Queen of Southern Cuisine muses about her recipes, life and family. See Posts

Brooke Deen
Brooke Deen
Deen Mother
Advice on raising two boys (three counting Jamie). See Posts

Brandon Branch
Brandon Branch
Southern Style
Decorating Inspiration from Paula's Design Director. See Posts

Julia Sayers
Julia Sayers
Hot off the Press
Step behind the pages and let the Associate Editor of Cooking with Paula Deen fill you in on what goes into creating every issue. See Posts

Lisa Scarbrough
Lisa Scarbrough
Thrift Store Mommy
Mom on a dime advice from Paula's Digital Properties Manager. See Posts

Andrea Goto
Andrea Goto
Mom 2.0
Tips from a real-world mom with comedic tendencies. See Posts

Martha Lee
Martha Lee
Earth Mother
Practical, earth-conscious ways to live and parent in the 21st century. See Posts

Susan Greene a.k.a BUBBLES
Susan Greene a.k.a BUBBLES
Bubbles' Corner
Ideas and advice from a 21st Century young at heart Grandmother. See Posts

Cindy Edwards
Cindy Edwards
Southern Proper
Etiquette advice from a true Southern belle. See Posts

image

hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
Sandra Neuheimer-Huller in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 19, 2014 at 9:37 am

Where do I buy these magazines
in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 7:22 am

I WISH I COULD COOK. COULD I COME WORK FOR JUST ROOM AND BOARD AT YOUR NEW RESTURAUNT IN PIGEON FORGE FOR THE SUMMER? I WENT TO COLLEGE NOT FAR FROM THERE - HIWASSEE COLLEGE. YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY ME, I WOULD WORK FOR FREE JUST FOR THE EXPERIENCE. TAMMY LEVAN 19 SPENCER WAY KINGS PARK, NY 11754 HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
TAMMY L LEVAN in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 3:31 am

Hi Bubbles, You have some great tips. Can't wait to read your other blogs! Please give Aunt Peggy a big hug from me and here is one for you! (((HUGS))) See you in May!
Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
Sharon Cason-Card in A Basketful of Traditions on April 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm