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Vegan? You've got to try these peanut butter and banana cupcakes

A bangin' botanical bake!

Harriet Keane

Cupcakes are known for their aesthetically pleasing and deliciously tasty reputation - and these vegan peanut butter and banana cupcakes are NO exception. The plant-based delights are dairy-free and *kind of* guilt-free - they're still cupcakes after all! - as they are completely vegan. A must-have for any occasion! Fancy making them? Why not gather your fellow tea drinkers and cake munchers and sign-up to host your own Coffee Morning in support of Macmillan's Cancer Support!

Preparation time: 15 minutes, Cooking time: 18-20 minutes, Serves: 12

INGREDIENTS:

For the cakes

  • 240g Self-raising flour
  • 140g Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate soda
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 2 Bananas, ripe
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp Almond milk (or whichever dairy-free milk you prefer)60ml Vegetable oil

For the icing

  • 80g Vegan margarine
  • 200g Icing sugar
  • 25ml Vegan milk (we used almond milk)
  • 6 tbsp Smooth peanut butter
  • Salted peanuts, toasted & crushed to garnish
  • Dark chocolate, grated

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat oven to 180C/165C fan and line your muffin tins.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, 1⁄2 tsp salt and bicarbonate of soda.
  3. In a second bowl roughly mash the bananas and with the oil and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a spoon until just combined (don’t overmix or your cupcakes will be heavy). Add dairy-free milk as required to achieve a soft dropping consistency.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 18-20 mins.
  6. Allow to cool.
  7. For the icing, beat the ingredients together until you have a smooth icing. Pipe onto the cooled cupcakes and garnish with crushed peanuts and grated chocolate

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Macmillan's Coffee Morning takes place on Friday 27 September and we need your help to support the growing number of people living with cancer across the UK. Sign up at  

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