I consider anything frosted as being upgraded. This recipe is really a muffin recipe, but since I frosted it, I consider it upgraded to a cupcake!

serves 12

  • 1-⅓ c. all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ c. white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅔ c. sugar
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed
  • ¼ c. canola oil
  • ¼ c. egg beaters
  • ⅓ c. miniature chocolate chips


  • ¼ c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 T. skim milk

Combine first 5 ingredients ( through salt) and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, bananas, oil and egg beaters. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon evenly into paper lined muffin cups. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

For frosting, beat peanut butter and powdered sugar. Add milk as needed to make spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes.